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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

Secret Wishes and Summmer Kisses on Lily Pond Lane by Emily Harvale #Review #Giveaway

I am delighted to be part of the celebrations for the final Lily Pond Lane book, Secret Wishes and Summer Kisses on Lily Pond Lane. This has grown into quite a series. If you want to take a look, I have reviewed previous visits there here: New Beginnings   |  Summer Secrets   |  Autumn Leaves  |  Trick or Treat |  Return to Lily Pond Lane.    |   A Wedding on Lily Pond Lane  

There is also a great Giveaway- details on how to enter are at the foot of this post.  

Everyone’s got a secret wish in Little Pondale this summer.

Mia’s been exceptionally lucky since moving to Lily Pond Lane. But even on her honeymoon with the man of her dreams, she still has one remaining wish.

Ella wishes Gill would propose. But since Mia’s wedding something’s changed in their relationship. Now he’s spending time with newcomer, Tabbie Talbaine, Ella wishes Tabbie will leave as quickly as she arrived.

Tabbie wishes she hadn’t driven her car into a pond. But it could be the best thing that’s ever happened to her. When she discovers Hollywood heartthrob, Justin Lake’s staying in the village, getting an interview for her popular blog isn’t her only wish.

Bree was told she couldn't have a baby. Now she’s expecting twins and is simply wishing it all goes well.

And as for Hettie ... she wishes she could get her hands on an old map of the village. Because there’s something hidden in Little Pondale that Hettie Turner really wants to find.

                                                                                     My Thoughts
As before, Emily Harvale manages to blend new characters into the village with all the familiar ones we have got to know. It has been a great series and even manages to end with a hint as to what the future holds for Mia and Jet, after a return to the fortune telling of earlier stories. Little Pondale has always had a magical quality about it as a place and so it proves in this final instalment.

    Another quality of the stories has always been that you get to see some of the characters' insecurities and flaws. Relationships are not taken for granted and develop naturally. This has been a lovely series, so easy to read and full of light-hearted moments. You could read it as a standalone but of course, it is so much better to catch up on all its predecessors to see the whole Lily Pond journey.

In short: A final flourish for this lovely romantic series.
                                                                             About the Author

Having lived and worked in London for several years, Emily returned to her home town of Hastings where she now spends her days writing... and chatting on social media. Emily is a Member of the SoA, a PAN member of the RWA and a Pro Member of ALLi. She's an Amazon bestseller and a Kindle All Star. Emily loves writing and her stories are sure to bring a smile to your face and a warmth to your heart.

Emily says, "I write about friendship, family and falling in love. I believe in happing endings." When she isn't writing, she can be found enjoying the stunning East Sussex coast and countryside, or in a wine bar with friends, discussing life, love and the latest TV shows. Chocolate cake is often eaten. She dislikes housework almost as much as she dislikes anchovies - and will do anything to avoid both.

You can follow Emily here:  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram
Book links: Amazon UK   |  Amazon US

Thanks to Emily Harvale 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 paperback of Secret Wishes and Summer Kisses, a pen, novelty sticky notes and a bookmark (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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