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Finding Family at Seabreeze Farm by Jo Bartlett #Review

  I am delighted to be featuring the the latest festive novel Jo Bartlett, Finding Family at Seabreeze Farm   which was published by Boldwood Books on 2nd December. This is the second in her Seabreeze Farm series, set at Kelsea Bay. Freya Halliwell is looking forward to marrying the man of her dreams and starting their new life together. After the death of both of her parents, Ollie, along with Freya’s aunt, are the only family she has, but all the family she needs. Until Freya discovers a shocking secret that makes her question everything she thought she knew about her once happy family and especially the man she used to call dad. Devastated and feeling more alone than ever before, Freya needs time and space to come to terms with the news. But until then the wedding is off! Seabreeze Farm is the perfect place for Freya to recover. But could this beautiful farm perched high on the cliffs, also hold the answer to Freya’s past and reunite her with the family she never even knew s

Le Tour de Love by Lilac Mills #Review

 There is a real summer feel about today's featured book: Le Tour de Love by Lilac Mills. I love being involved on the opening day of a blog tour and this romcom is a real delight.
Le Tour de Love

“…the opportunity of a lifetime.”

When physiotherapist Molly Matthews is offered a dream job by a guy who shaves his legs and has an obsession with his bicycle, she has serious doubts about accepting. But, as she keeps telling herself, it’s the opportunity of a lifetime and she’ll never get another chance like this. So, she does what anyone in her position would do – she agrees to join a professional cycling team for the most prestigious race in the cycling world – The Tour de France.

The reality, though, isn’t exactly what she had anticipated; instead of eating out at restaurants in pretty French villages and spending her free time lounging around the hotel pool, Molly finds herself living out of a suitcase for three weeks, massaging eight pairs of sweaty legs, administering ice baths and treating saddle sores.

And neither did she anticipate falling for a gorgeous, passionate, professional rider by the name of Alexander Duvall…

My Thoughts

In this sparkling romcom, you get to travel around France on Le Tour de France, following Molly's exploits as the team's physiotherapist.  It turned out to be a heart-warming read as Molly realises everything she does not know about the world of cycling at this level. She is determined and ready for a change and I found her to be a likeable central character.

    The stops on the race offers some good plot points to hang the story on, so the pace is steady and never laboured. You get to meet a variety of characters on the team but Alex turns out to be of the most interest as far as Molly is concerned- you are not surprised. Love, romance and some amusing moments add up to an easy Summer read, set against beautiful France. 

In short: An uplifting journey along Romance's cycle track. 
About the Author

Lilac spends all her time writing, or reading, or thinking about writing or reading, often to the detriment of her day job, her family, and the housework. She apologises to her employer and her loved ones, but the house will simply have to deal with it!

She calls Worcester home, though she would prefer to call somewhere hot and sunny home, somewhere with a beach and cocktails and endless opportunities for snoozing in the sun...

When she isn't hunched over a computer or dreaming about foreign shores, she enjoys creating strange, inedible dishes in the kitchen, accusing her daughter of stealing (she meant to say "borrowing") her clothes, and fighting with her husband over whose turn it is to empty the dishwasher.

You can follow Lilac here:  Instagram |  Twitter

Book link:  Amazon UK

Thanks to Lilac Mills and Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources  for a copy of the book and a place on the tour.

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