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A Christmas Miracle in the Little Irish Village by Michelle Vernal #Review

  Michelle Vernal's A Christmas Miracle in the Little Irish Village was published on September 27th by Bookoutre . Ava Kelly loves returning to Emerald Bay for Christmas. Snowflakes fall on the green rolling hills and mulled wine fills The Shamrock Inn with the smell of winter spice. But this year, the Kelly family is hoping for a miracle… When twenty-four-year-old Ava Kelly and her adventurous twin Grace return home to The Shamrock Inn, their Ma’s favourite baubles bring back so many memories of Christmases past. They have always done everything together, even leaving their little Irish village for the excitement of London. But with the locket her handsome ex Shane gave her hanging just above her heart, Ava has just one wish this festive season… After a year stuck in a job she can’t stand and going on dreadful dates, Ava longs to be back with Shane. Curling up in front of the fire with him, the brooding fisherman everyone else sees melts away as his blue eyes meet hers.

Sunshine over Bluebell Cliff by Della Gallon #Review

 I am delighted to feature Della Galton's romance, Sunshine over Bluebell Cliff which was published by Boldwood Books on 29th April.

 'Utterly uplifting, pure escapism - a perfect summer read' Trisha Ashley

A place to make your dreams come true...Clara King is left in sole charge of a fabulous new cliff top hotel for the summer. The owner has barely left the country when Clara realises that someone is hell bent on putting the Bluebell Cliff Hotel out of business.

It becomes a race against time to hunt down the sneaky saboteur before they succeed in bringing the hotel to its knees.

With her dream job under threat and her personal life in chaos, Clara discovers that, when what you love the most is in danger, it can bring out the very best in you.

 My Thoughts

I loved escaping to the coast to the idyllic hotel at Bluebell Cliff with its range of sometimes quirky characters and its strong central characters. Clara made me laugh at times, especially when she took refuge behind her garden shed. Her reactions were often so down to earth and unpretentious. This is a book which explores family values and took a look at the difficulties which even the longest of marriages can get into. You feel like you are looking at people, faults and all.

    On top of the romance which is slow burning, there is also a mystery to unravel. With a well written and fluent style, the story takes you by the hand. I thoroughly enjoyed it and there are no loose ends at the end. You get to find out what happens next for everyone. It would be lovely to visit the hotel again, but it can be read as a standalone.

In short:  Romance and mystery add up to a heartwarming escapist read.
About the Author

Della Galton is a novelist, short story writer and journalist. She's had over 1500 short stories published in the UK alone and she's run out of fingers to count her books on.

She is a popular speaker at writing conventions and the agony aunt for Writers' Forum Magazine.

When she is not writing she enjoys walking her dogs around the beautiful Dorset countryside and beaches.

Find out more about Della Galton, her books, speaking engagements & workshops, on her website,
You can also follow Della here:  Twitter  |  Facebook

Book link: Amazon UK 

Thanks to Della Galton, Boldwood Books and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources  for a copy of the book and a place on the tour.

Look out for the rest of the tour!



  1. Thank you so much for this lovely review. Much appreciated :)
    Della x


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