I’m delighted to be on the book tour to celebrate the release of Ali McNamara’s new book ‘The Summer Of Serendipity’ and I’m giving away a copy of the book to one lovely person.
What the back cover says
One summer, property seeker, Serendipity Parker finds herself on the beautiful west coast of Ireland, hunting for a home for a wealthy Irish client. But when she finds the perfect house in the small town of Ballykiltara, there’s a problem; nobody seems to know who owns it.
‘The Welcome House’ is a local legend. Its front door is always open for those in need of shelter, and there’s always a plentiful supply of food in the cupboards for the hungry or poor.
While Ren desperately tries to find the owner to see if she can negotiate a sale, she begins to delve deeper into the history and legends that surround the old house and the town. But for a woman who has always been focussed on her work, she’s remarkably distracted by Finn, the attractive manager of the local hotel.
But will she ever discover the real truth behind the mysterious ‘Welcome House’? Or will the house cast its magical spell over Ren and help her to find true happiness?
To be in with a chance of winning the book, just answer the following question by leaving your answer in the comment box below by Monday 31st July.
What’s the name of the small town in ‘The Summer Of Serendipity’?
‘Catch Me If You Cannes’ is latest book by Lisa Dickenson and is also the full novel of ebook series from a few years ago.
Jess has decided it’s time to get out of her comfort zone and live a little. So when her best friend Bryony, a journalist on a gossip magazine, is sent to cover the Cannes Film Festival, Jess decides to seize the day and go along for the ride. Two weeks of sun, glamour and exclusive entry into celeb-filled parties is just the kind of adventure Jess needs.
Reality soon bites though when Jess and Bryony find they’re staying in a dingy hotel far away from all the action and Bryony’s expenses budget barely covers a glass of local wine. Undeterred, the two women are determined to live like the elite and enjoy one fancy night out to begin their holiday. So what if they have to tell a few white lies along the way? It’s just this once. No harm done . . . right?
Set against the backdrop of the exotic and glamorous Cannes, the story is about Jess and her best friend Bryony who both set off the Cannes Film Festival. Bryony is a journalist and hopes for a big reveal, whilst Jess goes along for a change of scenery. To fit in with some of worlds most elite and famous, the two women have to tell a few lies along the way, to make sure that people believe that they are rich and famous and worthy of their presence at the luxurious event.
I read this series a couple of years ago and I really enjoyed it. The book is filled with witty and funny characters that really made for entertaining reading.
The story is seen solely through the narrative of Jess and this perspective is enjoyable. Jess is a lovely lady with a sharp sense of humour, when she catches the eye of handsome Leo, a boatman who sails around Cannes, they embark on a relationship that makes for poignant and fun reading.
The story is riddled with fun and drama that had me giggling throughout, filled with handsome men and disastrous scenarios, ‘Catch Me If You Cannes’ is a fresh and fabulous story that is the perfect escapism read.
You can buy Catch Me if You Cannes: The Complete Novel from Amazon and is avaiable to buy from good bookshops.
If you’re a fan of Jenny Colgan’s, then you’re in a for treat as she’s back with a second book in 2017 called ‘Spandex And The City’.
What the back cover says
LOCAL GIRL SWEPT OFF HER FEET
Mild-mannered publicist Holly Phillips is unlucky in love. She’s embarrassed beyond belief when the handsome stranger she meets in a bar turns out to be ‘Ultimate Man’ – a superpowered hero whose rescue attempt finds her hoisted over his shoulder and flashing her knickers in the newspaper the next day.
But when Holly’s fifteen minutes of fame make her a target for something villainous, she only has one place to turn – and finds the man behind the mask holds a lot more charm than his crime-fighting alter-ego.
Can Holly find love, or is superdating just as complicated as the regular kind?
This sounds like such a fun story!
You can pre-order Spandex and the City from Amazon and will be available to buy from 18th May 2017.
‘Paper Hearts And Summer Kisses’ is the latest book by Carole Matthews.
Christie Chapman is a single working mother who spends her days commuting to her secretarial job in London and looking after her teenage son, Finn. It can be tough just getting through the day but Christie has always found comfort in her love of crafting and any spare time she has is spent in her parents’ summerhouse working on her beautiful creations. From intricately designed birthday cards to personalised gifts, Christie’s flair for the handmade knows no bounds and it’s not long before opportunity comes knocking. All of a sudden Christie sees a different future for her and Finn – one full of hope and possibility, and if the handsome Max Alexander is to be believed, one full of love too. It’s all there for the taking. And then, all of sudden, Christie’s world is turned upside down. Christie knows that something has to give, but what will she choose? Will she give up her dreams and the chance of real love? What price will she pay for doing the right thing?
Carole is back with another great book that kept me occupied one cold Winter evening. Her combination of a tender yet fun story with a mixture of great personalities made for enjoyable reading.
The story is seen solely through the eyes of Chrissie Chapman, a struggling single mother with a love for arts and crafts and an even bigger love for her only son Finn. She spends her days commuting and finds the days long and that the daily journeys are gradually taking their toll on her. The only time she is truly happy is when she nestled in the bosom of her small family. When the opportunities arises to showcase her talent and skills at making crafts, she jumps at the chances and dreams of nothing more than providing a safer and more secure future for her son. But as Chrissie embraces the new challenge of changing careers and meeting new people she’s suddenly faced with having to deal with an unexpected illness.
The thing that I’ve come to love with Carole’s books is that they are so easy to read, with short chapters, it takes me only a matter of minutes to settle in and enjoy the book and this book was just great. The heroine of a story is a warm and relatable character who’s priority is her son, an outspoken and sweet teenager boy, who’s battling poor health. Chrissie works hard and enjoys her job as an PA but the long commute is hard on her and she wishes nothing more than to sit in her parents sunroom and create crafts with her son and pets for company. Her sole focus is her son, but when he’s not around she misses the companionship of company so when she meets handsome American Max through her love of crafts, she enjoys the attention and flirtation of a new relationship. She’s fortunate that she has a strong bond with her parents, who are always there to lend a helping hand.
This story is lovely rags to riches story and is a true one also! It’s an inspirational tale about following your dreams and anything is possible. Packed with tender and fun moments that I found really entertaining plus having a plethora of fun and relatable characters made the book impossible to put down. With a sweet and realistic storyline, humorous and witty moments and a handsome love interest, ‘Paper Hearts And Summer Kisses’ is another delightful story from one of the nations favourite authors.
You can pre-order Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses from Amazon and will be available to buy from good bookshops from 7th April 2016.
Fabulous book news as Vicky Pattison is back with a sweet new tale called ‘My Sister’s Wedding’.
The synopsis of ‘My Sister’s Wedding’ is –
The Ashworth sisters couldn’t be more different. Becky is focused, driven and about to marry her lovely fiancé, Daniel Balfour. Lizzie, on the other hand, bounces from one temp job to another, keeps falling for the wrong man and is a whirlwind of chaos in Becky’s otherwise well-ordered life. But they love each other fiercely and the Ashworth way has always been family comes first.
As preparations for Becky and Daniel’s wedding get underway, it soon becomes clear that the Ashworth way is not the Balfour way. Daniel’s family have never thought Becky was good enough for him but he loves her and that’s always been enough for the happy couple. But when Lizzie gets caught in the crossfire between Becky and the Balfours, Becky and Lizzie find themselves drifting apart at a time when they need each other the most. Will they be able to repair the damage before Becky walks down the aisle?
Warm-hearted, fun, witty and romantic, My Sister’s Wedding will have you crying with laughter one second, and then crying with emotion the next. It’s Vicky Pattison at her very best!
You can pre-order My Sister’s Wedding from Amazon and will be available to buy from good bookshops from 15th June 2017.