Poppy's Place in the Sun by Lorraine Wilson ** Blog Tour Review & Giveaway**

I am very happy to be on the blog tour to celebrate the publication of Lorraine Wilson's Poppy's Place in the Sun. It is a great summer read and there is also the chance to win a copy of the book and a crossover bag. Details on how to enter are at the foot of this post. (Open internationally)

‘She had me at Bonjour! Warm, funny, deliciously French…this lovely story filled my heart with sunshine’ Jane Linfoot

Sometimes you need to lose yourself to find your way home…

With only her trusty dogs Peanut, Treacle and Pickwick by her side, Poppy Kirkbride could be forgiven for having doubts about her move to a quiet village in rural France. But as the sun shines down on her ramshackle new home, Poppy knows she’s made the right decision. A lick of paint, and some TLC and her rustic farmhouse will be the perfect holiday retreat – Poppy’s dream come true.
Poppy is welcomed by her fellow villagers, except for brooding local vet Leo Dubois, who makes it clear Poppy isn’t welcome in his village – or his life! Leo might be gorgeous, but Poppy won’t be told what to do by an arrogant Frenchman – no matter how kind and gentle he is to her dogs!

Determined to stay, Poppy tries to understand the enigmatic Frenchman better. But as the two get closer, Poppy sees another side to Leo – a man with heartbreak of his own. Falling in love with Leo is easy, but can he ever return Poppy's love? And what would this mean for her dream life and place in the sun?


My Thoughts

You can't help liking Poppy from the start and feel for her when her plans for a new life with her boyfriend hit a major snag- him. However, she proves that she has sticking power despite moments of self- doubt and forges ahead. Of course, you can see her new romance coming a mile off but that's OK- it's all part of the fun of the story.

    I thought that the email exchanges are a very clever way of filling in background details and giving an insight into both Poppy and Leo's emotions. They move the story on without fuss. In some ways, the real stars of the show are the animals- Poppy's rescue dogs, Leo's wolf-hound and not forgetting the donkeys. They give everyone the chance to show their compassionate side and also add lots of humour to the plot. 

    The beautiful setting of rural France near Carcassone, adds real colour and atmosphere to the story and you see it through Poppy's eyes and appreciate the local community with all its eccentric inhabitants and friendly faces. It makes you want to visit and conjures up a perfect summers day.

In short: A fun read with a great setting and super characters.

 
About the Author  

Lorraine Wilson writes flirty, feel-good fiction for Harper Impulse - a Harper Collins imprint - and is unashamedly fond of happy endings. She loves hearing from readers and feels incredibly grateful to be doing the job she always dreamt of.



She splits her time between the South of France and Cambridgeshire and is usually either writing or reading while being sat on, walked over or barked at by one of her growing band of rescue dogs.



 

You can find her here:  Facebook   | Twitter

 Book link: Amazon UK 


Thanks to Lorraine Wilson, Harper Impulse and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for a copy of the book and a place on the tour.

Make sure to check in with the rest of the tour! 

Giveaway (International) 
 
To win a Paperback copy of Poppy’s Place in the Sun and a crossbody hand bag (Open Internationally) just 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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