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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

Christmas at the Black Cherry Retreat by Angela Britnell **Blog Tour Review**

I am so pleased to welcome Christmas at the Black Cherry Retreat to the blog today. I enjoyed reading Angela Britnell's Here Comes the Best Man and this one is no different.

What if you had nowhere to call home for Christmas? 

When Fee Winter books a winter break at the remote Black Cherry Retreat in the small town of Pine Ridge, Tennessee, it’s with the idea that the peace and quiet will help her recuperate from her hectic life as a photographer.

But what she didn’t bank on was meeting Tom Chambers and his huge, interfering yet lovable family. With them, could Fee finally experience the warmth and support that’s been missing from her own life – and maybe even find a place to call home in time for Christmas?

                                                                                     My Thoughts

 Both the main characters in Christmas at the Black Cherry Retreat are prickly characters who have been damaged by their past. Tom and Fee are both self-aware and realise how they sometimes put barriers up. What gives the story interest is seeing how they react to other people and think back about how they are acting. Tom's family is extremely close and have given him a certain grounding which Fee has never had. Fee has to come to terms with her childhood before she can move on.

    The setting in Tom's country retreat is stunning and you get to see it throughout the Autumn (Fall) and into Winter. Despite the title, this isn't an overly Christmassy book although there is a part of the story which is full of the festive season. It has a heart-warming element and because of Tom's family, gives you a warm, easy read. I did feel that there is scope for more to come, if not from Tom and Fee, certainly from other members of his family.

In short: Two strong characters are brought together in this feelgood romance.  

                                                                             About the Author 

Angela grew up in Cornwall, England and returns frequently from her new home in Nashville, Tennessee. A lifelong love of reading turned into a passion for writing contemporary romance and her novels are usually set in the many places she's visited or lived on her extensive travels. After more than three decades of marriage to her American husband she's a huge fan of transatlantic romance and always makes sure her characters get their own happy-ever-after. Over the last twelve years she’s been multi-published and sold over 25 novels. She also writes short stories for women’s magazines. She is a member of the Romantic Novelists' Association, the Romance Writers of America and the Music City Romance Writers.

You can follow Angela here: Facebook   |  Twitter   |  Website 
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Book links: Amazon UK   |  Amazon US  

Thanks to Angela Britnell, Choc Lit and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources  for a copy of the book and a place on the tour. 

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  1. Thank you for being a part of this lovely blog tour and especially for the generous review - Tom's family got very insistent if I tried to push them to one side!


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