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The Love Island Bookshop by Kate Frost #Review #ARomanticEscapeBook

 If you can't fly over to the Maldives at the moment, how about escaping there through the pages of a book? Kate Frost's The Love Island Bookshop was published on 8th April by Lemon Tree Press. A dream job, two handsome men, one destructive act. Will Freya’s opportunity of a lifetime end in tears? When Freya leaves her publishing job in London to be a barefoot bookseller in the Maldives, it’s the push she needs to move on from her sadness and reignite her passion for life. While resort owner Zander is charming, it’s handsome dive instructor Aaron who befriends her when she needs it most. But all is not what it seems and there’s trouble brewing in paradise. Taking a chance on happiness is harder than she imagined. Can Freya let go of her heartache and allow herself to fall in love again? My Thoughts  Yes this novel certainly lived up to its series, A Romantic Escape . What could be blissful than spending the Summer on a remote island in the Maldives? Well, running the

The Silver Bells Christmas Pantomime by Lynsey James *Blog Tour* *Giveaway*

  Christmas comes early to Books, Life and Everything!

    I am delighted to be part of the Blog Tour for Lynsey James' next book, The Silver Bells Christmas Pantomime. Published in e-book form on November 10th 2016, by Carina, it is available from Amazon.

I’m also excited to be able to offer UK only readers the chance to win a £25 theatre voucher with the ATG theatre group.  You can enter the giveaway at the bottom of this blog post.  

This Christmas pantomime is about to be the talk of the town! Luna Bay’s festive preparations are well under way and the much anticipated annual pantomime is to be, once again, the highlight of the season. Too bad that the village’s very own actress and darling of Broadway, Alice Woods, isn’t feeling in the mood for Christmas.

Until the pantomime comes under threat and a grief-stricken Alice is forced to push her personal pain aside and step up to direct – after all, the show must go on..

So with (more than) a little help from her new found friends, not to mention one very gorgeous Hollywood A-list celebrity, the play begins to come together, but will Alice finally believe that Christmas is a time for miracles after all?

The Silver Bells Christmas Pantomime is a lovely seasonal romance, just right for when you fancy a quick read to get you in the mood for Christmas. This is the third in the Luna Bay series but it can be read as a standalone, as I did. It has all the ingredients you'd expect- cozy settings and wintry nights but there is more to the book than that. There is the humour to be found in the characters, especially in the cast and director of the pantomime itself. Then there is Alice as she tries to come to terms with a tragedy in her past. A winter cocktail of hilarious one liners and poignant emotion, I flew through the pages of the book. 

In short: Starting again and second chances wrapped up in a Christmas glow.

Thanks to HQ Digital and NetGalley for a copy of the book and to Jenny from Jenny in Neverland for a place on the Blog Tour

                                                           About the Author: 

 Lynsey James was born in Fife in 1991 and has been telling people how to spell her name ever since. She's an incurable bookworm who loves nothing more than getting lost in a good story with memorable characters. She started writing when she was really young and credits her lovely Grandad- and possibly a bump on the head from a Mr Frosty machine- with her love of telling stories. She used to write her own episodes of Friends and act them out in front of her family (in fact she's sure she put Ross and Rachel together first!)

A careers adviser at school once told Lynsey writing wasn’t a “good option” and for a few years, she believed her. She tried a little bit of everything, including make-up artistry, teaching and doing admin for a chocolate fountain company. The free chocolate was brilliant. When Lynsey left her job a couple of years ago, she started writing full-time while she looked for another one. As soon as she started working on her story, Lynsey fell in love and decided to finally pursue her dream. She haven’t looked back since.

When Lynsey's not writing, eating cake or drinking tea, she's daydreaming about the day Dylan O’Brien FINALLY realises they're meant to be together. It’ll happen one day…

You can follow Lynsey  here TwitterFacebookBlog 


                                           **  Giveaway **

Why not have a go in this UK only Giveaway for a £25 theatre voucher with the ATG theatre group? 

You can find a list of participating venues here.

To enter, follow the link below:

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