Buttercups in the Basement by Jane Harvey 🦋Book Review🦋 @rararesources

Buttercups in the Basement by Jane Harvey  🦋Book Review🦋 @rararesources

Happy Wednesday friends!

Excited to share with you today my review of this delightful book! This is the second book in the series, but after I finished I quickly picked up the first. They are both available on KAU in the US.Excited to share with you today my review of this delightful book! This is the second book in the series, but after I finished I quickly picked up the first. They are both available on KU in the US. 🦋

My Thoughts

Love me a good found family story! this is the second book in this delightful series, but I do have to say I read it before reading the first and was not lost. But warning after you finish this you will want to go get that first book ASAP! this book is about Betsy, bouncing between 1967 and present day. betsy and her husband William first purchased Hummingbird house in 1967 where she still lives. I really liked the dual timelines, it was interesting how much things have changed, and yet have stayed the same. it was fun watching Betsy start the renovations of Hummingbird house and begin to take on tenants. both timelines were equally intriguing, and that is not always the case. I loved all the tenants in the present day and cannot wait to get to know them all better. The present day story also has some overlap with the first book, from Betsy‘s perspective. However as I mentioned above you don’t need to have read the first book to thoroughly enjoy this one. A great story that made me want to move into hummingbird house and really get to know these folks. There is also a bit of a twist to the story, so I’m patiently waiting for more!

About the Book

Buttercups in the Basement

1967: the summer of love and the year Betty moves into her first home.

Independent. Open. Inexperienced. She is excited to be living with her new husband, William, and committed to returning Hummingbird House to its former glory.

But when she invites captivating new tenants into her home and settles into married life, her world begins to transform in ways she could never have imagined.

She thought she was on a journey toward domesticity and devotion – but her experiences that summer prove to be anything but traditional.

Alternating between the1960s and the present day, Buttercups in the Basement is a delightful exploration of personal awakening, friendships – and what it means to be happy.

Purchase Links 

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Buttercups-Basement-Book-Hummingbird-House-ebook/dp/B09SF7VVG2/

US – https://www.amazon.com/Buttercups-Basement-Book-Hummingbird-House-ebook/dp/B09SF7VVG2/

Author Bio – 

Jane Harvey is a pen name (shhh). She crafts fun fiction for the thinking woman, where she enjoys exploring unexpected friendships and writing happy endings. This is lucky, because in real life her (prize-winning) fiction is a little bleaker. She was born and raised on the island of Jersey, and lives with two males and a dog. She owns an admirable collection of animal vases and unusual lighting.

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Twitter: @dreenac

Have a beautiful day filled with wonderful books! XO Berit

A Scandinavian Summer by Helga Jensen ☀️Book Review☀ @rararesources

A Scandinavian Summer by Helga Jensen  ☀️Book Review☀ @rararesources

Happy Monday friends!

Today is Labor Day in the US, the unofficial end to summer. What better way to celebrate then review a fabulous summer read! If you’re anything like me you want to hold onto summer as long as possible!☀️

My Thoughts

The perfect book to end summer with! Martha has focused all her energy on her daughter Rosie, after her husband passes away. now Rosie is heading abroad and Martha realizes that there is something missing in her life. Even though she enjoys her job at the library, she knows there is more to life than the current life she’s living. Martha does enjoy her Scandi noirs and this inspires her to book a trip to Denmark. i’d like to add right here that this book inspired me to want to book a trip to Denmark! The cottage and island where Martha stays are simply delightful. not to mention Lars. I wonder if the travel agent could guarantee I’d meet a Lars if I were to go to Denmark? Anyways I digress… I truly enjoyed this book, I love a romance that involves a woman of a certain age *my age* I also found Rosie‘s idea of her mother’s life tremendously relatable. Lars was a great love interest and I really loved how the relationship developed between Martha and him. This just really was a fun feel good romcom filled with quirky characters.☀️

About the Book

A Scandinavian Summer

It’s the right time for love, but is it the wrong place?

After the tragic, premature death of her husband Anthony, Martha has spent all her time focused on her teenage daughter Rosie in their small Welsh village.

But with Rosie leaving the nest, and Martha’s own job on the line, it feels that life is passing her by.

Inspired by her love for Scandi-noir dramas, Martha impulsively books a trip to Denmark, determined to push herself out of her comfort zone – even if the thought terrifies her…

Her trip to the tiny island of Fano becomes something much more: in the form of handsome stranger, Lars. Can Martha find love under the Scandinavian skies… but more importantly, can she find herself?

A romantic, warm and uplifting read, guaranteed to leave you smiling. Fans of Jenny Colgan and Kathryn Freeman will adore this feelgood read!

Purchase Links 

AMZ: amzn.to/3JdMRO6

Kobo: bit.ly/3J5FyrT

Apple: apple.co/35X1tDk

Hive: bit.ly/3GHtlJn

Author Bio – 

Helga Jensen is an award-winning British/Danish best-selling author and journalist. Her debut novel was a winning entry in the 2017 Montegrappa First Fiction competition at Dubai’s Emirates Literary Festival. Her debut was also a contender for the coveted 2021 Joan Hessayon Award for new writers. Helga’s second romantic comedy, A Scandinavian Summer, went straight to number one on the Amazon Kindle charts for Danish travel on its publication day. Helga holds a BA Hons in English Literature and Creative Writing, along with a Creative Writing MA from Bath Spa University. She is currently working on a PhD.

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The Wedding Cake by Isabella May 👰🏻‍♀️Book Review👰🏻‍♀️ @rararesources

Happy weekend!

This weekend I’m doing something kind of crazy the Goggins challenge. What is this? I am cycling for 45 minutes every four hours for 48 hours, along with a few other fitness nuts. between rides I am reading! The perfect weekend my two favorite things working out and reading!🚴🏻‍♀️📚

My Thoughts

A perfect summer read! Romance, wedding plans, scrumptious cake, bridezillas. told from three alternating perspectives: Freya, Alice, and Tim. i’ve just loved everything about this book and enjoyed spending every minute with (almost) all of these characters. I was a little concerned I wasn’t going to like how things played out between Freya and Tim (it was complicated) but I have to say I like how things came together. then we had Piper who was a great character that I loved to hate. all the food descriptions in this book especially of the cakes made me so hungry. and the setting was chef’s kiss. A beautiful story with a gorgeous setting, delicious food, and delightful characters.

About the Book

The Wedding Cake

One summer in Spain.

One accidentally double-booked eight-tier wedding cake that needs to put in a same day appearance at a rustic countryside finca AND a beachside villa.

Two brides.

Two grooms.

Hundreds of hungry guests.

Freya Ashcroft, owner and culinary whizz at Marbella’s five star bakery, is going to need a miracle to ‘save the date’. If only that was her sole dilemma – as luck wouldn’t have it, she’s also fallen head over heels in love with one of the aforementioned male clients…

Purchase Link – https://mybook.to/theweddingcake

Author Bio –

Isabella May lives in (mostly) sunny Andalusia, Spain with her husband, daughter and son, creatively inspired by the mountains and the sea. She grew up in Somerset on Glastonbury’s ley lines and loves to feature her quirky English hometown in her stories.

After a degree in Modern Languages and European Studies at UWE, Bristol (and a year working abroad in Bordeaux and Stuttgart), Isabella bagged an extremely jammy and fascinating job in children’s publishing… selling foreign rights for novelty, board, pop-up and non-fiction books all over the world; in every language from Icelandic to Korean, Bahasa Indonesian to Papiamento!

All of which has fuelled her curiosity and love of international food and travel – both feature extensively in her romcoms.

Isabella is also a Level 4 Pranic Healer and a stillbirth mum.

Social Media Links – 


Twitter – @IsabellaMayBks

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Instagram – @isabella_may_author

Have a beautiful day filled with brilliant books! XO BeritHave a beautiful day filled with brilliant books! XO Berit

Summer Showers At Elder Fell Farm by Liz Taylorson ⛺️Book Review⛺️ @rararesources

Summer Showers At Elder Fell Farm by Liz Taylorson  ⛺️Book Review⛺️ @rararesources

Happy Thursday friends!

Loved this sweet quirky little romance!made me want to go camping, on a farm no less.⛺️

My Thoughts


About the Book

Summer Showers at Elder Fell Farm

A simple holiday just got complicated …

Single mum Amy has been struggling since her mother’s death and now her son, Harry, has been accused of bullying schoolmate Oliver — giving Amy’s dictatorial ex-husband yet another reason to criticise her parenting.

All Amy wants is the chance to spend time with her son. Where better to escape all her troubles than camping at the remote but beautiful Lake District farm where she spent idyllic summers with her mother when she was a little girl?

Her tranquil escape seems doomed when Oliver, and his widowed dad, Matt, turn up on the neighbouring pitch — but at Elder Fell Farm, unlikely friendships can be forged. Are Matt and Amy ready to fall in love again? And will their boys bring them together – or drive them apart?

Purchase Links 

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Summer-Showers-Elder-Fell-Farm-ebook/dp/B0B57F8V4V 

US – https://www.amazon.com/Summer-Showers-Elder-Fell-Farm-ebook/dp/B0B57F8V4V

Author Bio – 

Liz has always surrounded herself with books. 

As a child, she was always to be found with her head in one and she still has a bookcase full of her childhood favourites to this day. She went on to work in a library cataloguing early printed books – but as most of the books turned out to be volumes of sermons, she wasn’t tempted to read them all!

Children interrupted her bibliographic career, and Liz started writing fiction and hasn’t stopped since, joining the Romantic Novelists’ Association New Writers’ Scheme in 2015 to try to learn how to write novels properly.  This led to publication of her first romantic novel, The Little Church by the Sea in late 2017, followed by The Manor on the Moors in 2019.

When Covid struck, Liz was working on a novel set in the 1990s, but sadly research proved difficult when she could no longer access the microfilm readers at the reference library. Instead, she wrote Summer Showers at Elder Fell Farm which relied largely on her own experiences of campervans, campsites and noisy children.

Social Media Links – 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/taylorson_liz 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TaylorsonLiz 

Website: https://liztaylorson.com/

Have a great day filled with glorious books! XO Berit

Please Remember Me by Florence Keeling 🗝Book Promo🗝 @rararesources

Happy Thursday Bookworms!

I am loving the sound of this book and cannot wait to jump in!🗝

About the Book

Please Remember Me

Inheriting a run down house from a stranger isn’t exactly the present Laura had expected for her 30th birthday. Especially when the house in question holds memories of a frightening encounter from her prom night fourteen years ago…

So when a man starts appearing in the house her first thought is that she must be dreaming. But Ben is very real indeed and somehow linked to an antique mirror and another life in 1942.

As their friendship blossoms, Laura learns more about the house and its history…and even discovers some surprises about her own destiny.

With her future foretold, Laura must find a way to alter destiny. But how can you change the future if it’s already written in the past?

Purchase Links – 

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Please-Remember-Me-Florence-Keeling-ebook/dp/B0B325J7BT

US – https://www.amazon.com/Please-Remember-Me-Florence-Keeling-ebook/dp/B0B325J7BT 

Author Bio – 

I was born in Coventry but now live in Nuneaton. I married the love of my life over 20 years ago and we have two almost grown up children. We share our lives with two mad dogs as well.

Writing is a great passion of mine, that one day I hope to be able to turn into a career but until that day comes, I will continue working in accounts and payroll.

I also write for children as Lily Mae Walters.

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/florence.keeling.7

Twitter – https://twitter.com/KeelingFlorence

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/florence.keeling/

Have a lovely day filled with luscious books! XO BeritHave a lovely day filled with luscious books! XO Berit

Field Rules by Carla Luna ☀️Book Review☀️ @rararesources

Field Rules by Carla Luna  ☀️Book Review☀️ @rararesources

Happy hump day!

Never knew I would love an archaeological romance so much!☀️

My Thoughts

Such an engagingly sweet second chance romance! when I first read the blurb for this book I wasn’t quite sure. I know nothing about archaeology, nor do I want to know anything. Or so I thought. Olivia is thrilled to finally be out on a dig in Cypress, that is until Rick shows up. not only is Rick her ex, but he is the reason that her career has been a bit derailed. The chemistry between these two was HOT! I loved getting to know both of them and learning why they split up in the first place. The archaeology part of the story was actually quite interesting and accessible. But don’t worry it does not get bogged down in archaeological information. The secondary characters were wonderful and I’m looking forward to more stories in this series. And can I just say the setting was magnificent! Love when I can travel somewhere new in a book. A great romance that will make your heart go pitter patter.

About the Book

Field Rules

What happens in the field, stays in the field. Or does it?

After the disastrous way her first archaeological dig ended, graduate student Olivia Sanchez abandoned her dreams of working in the field. Now, thanks to a last-minute teaching opportunity in Cyprus, she’ll get another chance to explore ancient history firsthand. This time, failure isn’t an option.

But digging up the past takes on a whole new meaning when she’s forced to team up with her ex, shovel bum Rick Langston. 

For years, Rick has proven his archaeological skills all over the Mediterranean. But with no graduate degree—and a habit of attracting trouble—his reputation could use a little rehab. All he has to do is play by the rules while he’s in Cyprus and he’ll secure a coveted recommendation for his next job. Until Olivia resurfaces like a cursed relic from the past.

Given that their last fling nearly led to their academic ruin, Olivia and Rick can’t afford to repeat their past mistakes. But as they work together under the scorching Mediterranean sun, the heat between them proves impossible to ignore.

Purchase Links – 

Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0B29BJSPD 

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B29BJSPD

Barnes & Noble (Nook): https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/field-rules-carla-luna/1141543507?ean=2940166442376

Apple: https://books.apple.com/us/book/field-rules/id6442876760

UBL (Books2Read): https://books2read.com/u/bPgLWr

Author Bio – Carla Luna writes contemporary romance with a dollop of humor and a pinch of spice. A former archaeologist, she still dreams of traveling to far-off places and channels that wanderlust into the settings of her stories. When she’s not writing, she works in a spice emporium where she gets paid to discuss food and share her favorite recipes. Her passions include Broadway musicals, baking, whimsical office supplies, and pop culture podcasts. Though she has roots in Los Angeles and Vancouver Island, she currently resides in Wisconsin with her family and her feisty Siberian cat.

Social Media Links – 

Website:  https://www.carlalunabooks.com/

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/casacullen

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/CarlaLunaAuthor

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carlalunacullen/

BookBub Page: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/carla-luna

Have a fantastic day filled with fabulous books! XO BeritHave a fantastic day filled with fabulous books! XO Berit

The Little Theatre on Halfpenny Lane by Clodagh Murphy 🎭Book Review🎭 @rararesources

The Little Theatre on Halfpenny Lane by Clodagh Murphy  🎭Book Review🎭 @rararesources

Happy Tuesday Friends!

Super excited to share with you today my review for this delightful story! A great sister story with a touch of romance! 🎭

The Little Theatre on Halfpenny Lane

My Thoughts

A sweet sister story with a dash of romance! Aoife and her sisters inherit an old theater when their great aunt passes away. they are determined to restore the theater to its former glory. However, Jonathan their great aunt’s godson has different plans. loved the lovely setting of the story, the old theater was a character itself. Aoife and her sisters were delightful, so real and relatable. I’m really hoping to see stories for her sisters in the future. The romance was sweet and satisfying, I thought it progressed at the perfect pace. Such an engaging heartwarming story!

About the Book

The Little Theatre on Halfpenny Lane

Aoife and her sisters know exactly what to do when they inherit their Great-aunt Detta’s theatre on Halfpenny Lane:

  • Restore the dilapidated building to its former glory.
  • Perform together on its stage to packed houses and rapturous applause.
  • Live happily ever after.

But they didn’t count on Detta leaving a share in the theatre to her godson, Jonathan. Now they’ll have to persuade him to buy into their vision of stardust and magic – or find the money to buy him out.

As they fight to save the theatre, Aoife also battles her growing feelings for Jonathan. Because she can’t let herself fall for the man who’s about to bring the curtain down on their dreams.

Purchase Links 

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Little-Theatre-Halfpenny-Lane-heartwarming-ebook/dp/B0B4KNC9QX

US – https://www.amazon.com/Little-Theatre-Halfpenny-Lane-heartwarming-ebook/dp/B0B4KNC9QX

Author Bio – 

Clodagh Murphy lives in Dublin, Ireland. She has worked as a bar waitress, cleaner, secretary, editorial assistant, mystery shopper and movie extra. But she always dreamed of being an author, and after more jobs than she cares to (or can) remember, she now writes full-time. For more information about her books or to sign up to her newsletter, visit her website at http://clodaghmurphy.com/.

Social Media Links – 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/clodaghmurphyauthor 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ClodaghMMurphy 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/clodaghmurphybooks/ 

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/clodagh-murphy 

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/clodagh

Have a fabulous day filled with fantastic books! XO Berit

Someone Else’s Honeymoon by Phoebe MacLeod 🌴Book Review🌴 @rararesources @boldwoodbooks

Someone Else’s Honeymoon by Phoebe MacLeod  🌴Book Review🌴 @rararesources @boldwoodbooks

Happy Thursday Bookworm!

So excited to share with you my review for this fun flirty romcom! Son, sand, book in hand!☀️

My Thoughts

What a fun flirty story! not only does Charlie get a toothbrush for Christmas from her boyfriend of 10 years, but she also finds a pair of panties that don’t belong to her under the bed. Newly Single Charlie moves back home with her parents and reinvents herself with the help of her BFF Maddie. we all need parents like Charlie‘s who take her on a all expenses paid trip to Antigua where she meets Ed. Ed was on a reality TV show similar to Married At First Sight where things did not go to plan and he is now on his honeymoon solo. Charlie was such a great character and I loved her glow up and her friendship with Maddie. I actually wish someone in her life had told her years ago that ex-boyfriend Josh was a complete tool, she was fortunate to get out of that situation. I love the part the reality TV show played in the book, I am a complete reality trash TV fan. ed was a great guy and I was definitely rooting for things to work out between Charlie and him. this was just a sweet feel good romcom that made me smile!

*** Big thank you to Boldwood Books for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***

About the Book

Someone Else’s Honeymoon

When Charley finds herself suddenly single on Christmas Day it feels like her world has fallen apart.

Forced to move back in with her parents, she embarks on a journey of re-invention. When she meets Ed, who is on honeymoon alone after being jilted at the altar by a bride he’s never met, it looks like her life may be taking a turn for the better.

Fate, however, has other ideas, and she and Ed are forced apart.

Will she find her way back to him, or are they just not meant to be?

Purchase Link – https://amzn.to/3zOzkec

Author Bio – 

Phoebe MacLeod is the author of several popular laugh-out-loud romantic comedies. She mainly sets her books in her home county of Kent and her first new title for Boldwood will be published in November 2022. They will also be republishing her existing titles from August this year.

Social Media Links –  

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PhoebeMacleodAuthor 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/macleod_phoebe 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/phoebemacleod21/ 

Newsletter Sign Up: https://bit.ly/PhoebeMacLeodNews 

Bookbub profile: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/phoebe-macleod

Just One Day – Sumner bySusan Buchanan 📣Promo Post📣 @rararesources

Just One Day – Sumner bySusan Buchanan  📣Promo Post📣 @rararesources

Happy Weekend!

Hope you’re having a fabulous weekend! This book looks SO good! It’s the third in a series and I just downloaded the first and can’t wait to dive in! It’s available on KU in the US if you have it!😁

About the Book

Just One Day – Summer

‘Gorgeous, glorious and uplifting. A delight to read.’ (Christie Barlow)

List-juggling, business-owner mum-of-three Louisa is reeling after a tragedy, as well as learning how to cope after a life-changing revelation. With oil worker husband Ronnie possibly being able to move onshore, she hopes he can help her manage the burden.
But the secrets she keeps are causing her headaches and she’s unsure if her ability to make good decisions has deserted her. All she seems to do is upset those around her.
With Louisa’s to-do list gathering pace at an incredible speed, will she manage to provide a stable home for them all, embrace her new normal as well as rebuild their life from what’s left?
And if she gets what she has always wanted, will it match up to her expectations?

For fans of Milly Johnson, Sarah Morgan and Heidi Swain.

Purchase link – https://books2read.com/u/3yKNa6

Author Bio – Susan Buchanan lives in Scotland with her husband, their two young children and a crazy Labrador called Benji. She has been reading since the age of four and had to get an adult library pass early as she had read the entire children’s section by the age of ten. 

Susan writes contemporary fiction, often set in Scotland, usually featuring travel, food or Christmas. When not working, writing, or caring for her two delightful cherubs, Susan loves reading (obviously), the theatre, quiz shows and eating out – not necessarily in that order!

Social Media Links – Website – www.susanbuchananauthor.com

Twitter – https://twitter.com/Susan_Buchanan 

Facebook – www.facebook.com/susan.buchanan.author

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/AuthorSusanBuchanan/ 

Giveaway to Win a Signed copy of  Just One Day – Summer (Open to UK Only)

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Have a fantastic day filled with fabulous books! XO Berit

A Summer of Castles by Rachel Walkley 📚Book Review📚 @rararesources

A Summer of Castles by Rachel Walkley  📚Book Review📚 @rararesources

Happy Thursday bookworms!

Do you enjoy visiting castles? Then you’ll love this book. Castles, ghosts, mystery and fun!🏰

My Thoughts

A magical summer read! Loved journeying to all these castles with Robin. Enjoyed The mystery and the super natural elements of the story. This book was not what I was expecting, but it was quite enjoyable! Ghosts, castles, photos and a secret “stalker“.

About the Book

A Summer of Castles

A Summer of Castles. A secret in ruins.

At the beginning of the sultry 2003 English summer, Robyn Yates quits her job to photograph fifteen castles for a man she’s never met. A man who won’t tell her his real name. 

What motivates her is an unusual ability she can’t explain nor understand. Somebody does though and is keen to exploit her secret.

But Robyn isn’t alone on her journey. An artist is painting pictures of the same castles. Wherever she goes, so does he, like a stalker. But is he dangerous? And could this man be the same person who wants her photographs? 

She decides to challenge him, never anticipating that the confrontation will change the path of both of their lives.

The stifling summer will eventually end, but will Robyn find out the truth in time?

Purchase Links 

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0B7DY8H7D 

US – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B7DY8H7D

Author Bio – 

Aspiring writer who pens Women’s Fiction and magical tales about family secrets.

What else?

An East Anglian turned Northerner – almost.

Information professional, always.

Biologist, in my memories.

Archivist, when required.

Amateur pianist and flautist.

Reluctant gardener.

Scribbler of pictures.

And forever…. a mother and wife.

Oh, not forgetting, cat lover!

Social Media Links – 

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17766384.Rachel_Walkley

Twitter – https://twitter.com/RachelJWalkley

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/RachelJWalkley

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/raejcreations/ 

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