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Sunny Sundays at Primrose Hall by Jill Steeples #Review

  I am delighted to be on the tour to celebrate a return to Primrose Hall. Sunny Sundays at Primrose Hall by Jill Steeple was published by Boldwood Books on April 15th.   Primrose Hall is more than Jackson Moody and his fiancĂ©e Pia’s home – it’s the heart of the community. The Sunday craft fairs in the renovated stables are a popular draw for the locals and tourists alike, enticed by the beautiful surroundings of Primrose Woods as well as the irresistible goodies on display. But for Sophie Wright they’re a chance to forge a new life and a new business. After leaving behind a turbulent relationship, Sophie is starting again – and romance is the last thing on her mind. Drop dead gorgeous Tom Moody, Lord of the Manor Jackson’s newly-discovered older brother, is loving being a member of the Primrose Hall community. Content to muck in where he can be helpful, he’s just happy to be part of the family. But when tragedy strikes, Pia needs Tom more than he ever expected. And when Tom ne

Coming Home to Ottercombe Bay by Bella Osborne ** Review & Giveaway**

I am delighted to be taking part in the blog tour to celebrate the Publication Day of Bella Osborne's Coming Home to Ottercombe Bay. This was originally published in four serial parts but is being released as a complete story. There is also the chance to win signed copies of two of Bella's novels in an International Giveaway. Details on how to enter are at the foot of this post.

Daisy Wickens has returned to Ottercombe Bay, the picturesque Devon town where her mother died when she was a girl. She plans to leave as soon as her great uncle’s funeral is over, but Great Uncle Reg had other ideas. He’s left Daisy a significant inheritance – an old building in a state of disrepair, which could offer exciting possibilities, but to get it she must stay in Ottercombe Bay for twelve whole months.

With the help of a cast of quirky locals, a few gin cocktails and a black pug with plenty of attitude, Daisy might just turn this into something special. But can she ever hope to be happy among the ghosts of her past?

                                                                         My Thoughts

Humour runs through this story through the story lines, characters and even the pets. It makes for an enjoyable read which isn't overly 'hearts and flowers'  but which flows along at a good pace. I didn't know when I read it that it had originally been serialized into four parts but I found it to hang together as a story well.

    Daisy is a character with demons in her past which she has to come to terms with. I found her to be likeable but infuriating although as a character she did mature as the year went along. One character who I would like to have met was her Great Uncle Reg as I am sure that there is a story to be told in just how he came to own the railway station. With a lovely setting and a great cast of characters, it proved to be an enjoyable summer read.

In short: Family ties and friendships show Daisy just where home is.
                                                                         About the Author 

Bella has been jotting down stories as far back as she can
remember but decided that 2013 would be the year that she finished a full length novel. She’s now written four romantic comedies and been shortlisted twice for the RNA Contemporary Romantic Novel of the Year.

Bella's stories are about friendship, love and coping with what life throws at you.
She lives in The Midlands, UK with her husband, daughter and a cat who thinks she’s dog. When not writing she’s usually eating custard creams and planning holidays.

For more about Bella, visit her website at follow her on Twitter - @osborne_bella or Facebook

Book links: Amazon UK   |  Kobo

Thanks to Bella Osborne and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for a copy of the book and a place on the tour.

                                                         Giveaway (International)

To be in with a chance to win signed copies of It Started At Sunset Cottage and A Family Holiday (Open Internationally) follow the link below and good luck!

*Terms and Conditions –Worldwide entries welcome.  Please enter using the Rafflecopter box below.  The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then I reserve the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over.  Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time I will delete the data.  I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize. 
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