A Vicarage Wedding by Kate Hewitt ** Blog Tour Review & Giveaway**

Welcome back to the blog tour to celebrate the publication of Kate Hewitt's A Vicarage Wedding. If you want to read an extract, you can check it out here. There's also a great international giveaway- details on how to enter are at the foot of this post. 

First, a little about Rachel's story, which is the third in Kate's Holley Sisters of Thornthwaite series.
 

Rachel Holley has always dreamed of a wedding—the white dress, the fairy tale, and of course, the happily-ever-after. But when her fiancĂ© breaks it off the night before, claiming she doesn’t love him, Rachel’s fairy tale ends in ashes.


Homeless, hopeless, and feeling like her life has been completely derailed, Rachel must start over in all sorts of ways—and hold her head up high in the fishbowl of her tiny village. The last person she expects to become a friend is Sam West, the taciturn owner of The Bell, Thornthwaite’s rougher pub, and a little rough around the edges of himself.


But as Rachel gets to know Sam, and sees him caring for his orphaned nephew, she finds herself drawn to this enigmatic man. Nothing about Sam is what Rachel expected in a life partner, and yet she can’t deny their increasing closeness. But can love flourish on the rebound? And will there be a vicarage wedding after all?
My Thoughts
I didn't take me long to settle back into this series. It all felt so familiar and it was great to see where the whole family had got to. Each of the sisters has their own distinct story to tell and Rachel's story is just as revealing about what makes her tick. Rachel has to come to terms with what is really important to her happiness and comes to discover quite a bit about herself as the story progresses.

    Just as in the previous novels in the series, there are some serious issues behind the romance and idyllic village settings. The long range effects of a broken childhood, and glimpses of childhood where the family unit is disrupted and lacking, open Rachel's eyes to other people's life chances. Not that everything in Rachel's childhood has been without flaws, and she comes to understand how a tragic occurence in her family has affected her deeply in ways she had not realised.

In short: Full of romance but with a sharp edge and life lessons learned.

   

     
About the Author
 
Kate is the USA Today-bestselling author of many books of women's fiction and romance. Her latest releases are A Mother's Goodbye and A Vicarage Wedding. Under the name Katharine Swartz, she is the author of the Tales from Goswell books, a series of time-slip novels set in the village of Goswell.

She likes to read women's fiction, mystery and thrillers, and historical novels. She particularly enjoys reading about well-drawn characters and avoids high-concept plots.

Having lived in both New York City and a tiny village on the windswept northwest coast of England, she now resides in a market town in Wales with her husband, five children, and an overly affectionate Golden Retriever. 

You can read my reviews of the first two of Kate's Holley Sisters of Thornthwaite books here: A Vicarage Christmas| A Vicarage Reunion

You can follow Kate here: Website | Twitter 

Book links: Goodreads| Amazon UK 

Thanks to Kate Hewitt and Jenny of Neverland Blog Tours
for a copy of the book and a place on the tour. 

Giveaway (International)
 
To win one paperback copy of A Vicarage Reunion just follow the link below and good luck! 
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