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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

Meet me in Cockleberry Bay by Nicola May #Review # Giveaway

I am delighted to be back in Cockleberry Bay to bring you the next in the series: Meet Me in Cockleberry Bay by Nicola May. I also have a great International Giveaway for you and the chance to win a signed copy of the book. For details, see the end of this post.

The cast of the runaway bestseller, The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay, are back – including Rosa, Josh, Mary, Jacob, Sheila, new mum Titch and, last but by no means least, Hot, the adorable dachshund.

Newly wed, and with her inherited corner shop successfully up and running, Rosa Smith seems to have all that anyone could wish for. But the course of true love never did run smooth and Rosa’s suspicions that her husband is having an affair have dire consequences.

Reaching rock bottom before she can climb back up to the top, fragile Rosa is forced to face her fears, addiction and jealousy head on.

With a selection of meddling locals still at large, a mystery fire and Titch’s frantic search for the real father of her sick baby, the second book in this enchanting series will take you on a further unpredictable journey of self-discovery

My Thoughts
I loved returning to Cockleberry Bay to meet up again with Rosa and to see what was next up for her. She is such a great character as she has lots of flaws to go along with her good points. She is certainly not a stereotypical heroine. She has a cynical side and is wary of letting her guard down. There is a fragility about her and you find yourself rooting for her. She has had a difficult childhood and you see the aftermath of it as she tries to establish a relationship which is lasting and trusting.

    The setting is a joy and you are always aware of the coast and the beautiful beach and cliffs which are nearby. All the locals are back and you get to see how she has become embedded in the community in such a short space of time.  There are some moments of humour in the story as well as the sadder moments. Hot the dog steals the show as always. 

In short: Sea, sand and romance.

About the Author

Award winning author Nicola May lives in Ascot in Berkshire with her rescue cat Stanley. Her hobbies include watching films that involve a lot of swooning, crabbing in South Devon, eating flapjacks and enjoying a flutter on the horses. Inspired by her favourite authors Milly Johnson and Carole Matthews, Nicola writes what she describes as chicklit with a kick.

You can read my review of The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay  and an interview with Nicola May here.

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

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

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                                                               Giveaway ( International) 

To win a signed copy of The Corner Shop on Cockleberry Bay (Open INT) 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 Rachel’s Random Resources reserves 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 Rachel’s Random Resources will delete the data.  I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.

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