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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 Secrets at Villa Limoncello by Daisy James #Review

I am delighted to be featuring Daisy James' Christmas Secrets at Villa Limoncello today. This is the third in the Tuscan Dreams series and I loved the first two visits to the vineyard in Tuscany.
Escape to Villa Limoncello… where dreams come true in the most unexpected ways.

With Christmas around the corner, Izzie Jenkins is ready to kickstart the new ‘Snowflakes and Christmas Cakes’ course at Villa Limoncello with chef and business partner, Luca Castelotti.

However, secrets are stirring with their latest guests and when nasty accidents keep befalling the group it looks like Izzie will have to turn detective once more to protect the Villa’s fledgling reputation. On top of all this, Izzie’s been offered the job of a lifetime – back home in Cornwall. Will she be coming home for Christmas, or will Tuscany work its magic to keep her at Villa Limoncello with Luca?

My Thoughts

 The beautiful setting in Tuscany has dominated all three of the novels in the Tuscan Dreams series and certainly has given the stories an idyllic atmosphere. You can really visualise Luca's villa and it fabulous vineyard. When you add to that all the excitement and sparkle of Christmas, then you get a brilliant, festive read. Izzie is such a likeable character and although I did get frustrated with her and Luca at times, you are willing her to make the right choices throughout.

    I loved the mixture of Christmas crafts and seasonal recipes which are showcased at the villa. The guests who are spending the week on the course add to the interest and are a good source of humour at times. Some, of course, have their own secrets to uncover and there is a surprise towards the end. This is a warm, uplifting read which wraps around you and invites you in. The whole series is certainly worth a read.

In short: Festive fun in Tuscany.

About the Author

Daisy James is a Yorkshire girl transplanted to the north east of England. She loves writing stories with strong heroines and swift-flowing plotlines. When not scribbling away in her peppermint-and-green summerhouse (garden shed), she spends her time sifting flour and sprinkling sugar and edible glitter. She loves gossiping with friends over a glass of something pink and fizzy or indulging in a spot of afternoon tea - china plates and teacups are a must.

Daisy would love to hear from readers via her Facebook page or you can follow her on Twitter @daisyjamesbooks or on Instagram @daisyjamesstories.

Book links: Amazon UK   |  Amazon US

Thanks to Daisy James, Canelo and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources  for a copy of the book and a place on the tour. 

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  1. A huge thank you for your lovely review, Pamela. So thrilled you enjoyed your trip to gorgeous Italy in the wintertime! Love Daisy xx


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