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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.

Jojo's French Escape by Lorraine Wilson #Review#Publication Day

On Publication Day, it is great to return to Lorraine Wilson's French Escape series. for her latest romcom, Jojo's French Escape. 
Imagine yourself in beautiful France with the sun warm on your face and a glass of wine in your hand…Jojo’s French Escape is the perfect summer read!

Trapped in paradise…

For twelve months JoJo Grant has been hiding from a secret too shameful to share.  And whilst her sanctuary might be the beautiful French countryside, JoJo has a horrible feeling that her peace is about to be shattered…because bursting into her life is the hottest celebrity chef around – Callum O’Connor.

Callum knows all about JoJo’s past, her time as a reality star, the scandal that has dogged her, but he isn’t sure why she’s still hiding?  After spending time with Jojo, it’s obvious to him that she has nothing to be ashamed of – she just needs to be a little braver…
But as much as JoJo likes Callum, he thrives on the glare of the outside world.  Can JoJo let go of her past…with Callum by her side?

 ‘She had me at Bonjour! Warm, funny, deliciously French…this lovely story filled my heart with sunshine’ Jane Linfoot

My Thoughts
 It was great  to catch up with Poppy and Leo again and to find out about Jojo's story and what she did next. You can certainly read this as a standalone story. With lots of humour stemming from the motley crew of rescued dogs, this is a lively story which will make you smile. However, I felt that this was a book in two halves and I was surprised when it morphed into a much more hot and steamy tale midway though.

    During the course of the story, you get to find out quite a lot about what she is thinking and her insecurities and fears for the future. Social media and the manipulation of image through it is a major theme and you get to understand the destructive side of it. Set against the beautiful Languedoc countryside, you can totally understand what Jojo loves about her new life in France and how she has created a safe haven and support system. This is a light, cheery romcom with a bite.

In short: Languedoc sparkles as romance blossoms. 
About the Author

Lorraine Wilson writes flirty, feel-good fiction for Harper Impulse - a Harper Collins imprint - and is unashamedly fond of happy endings. She loves hearing from readers and feels incredibly grateful to be doing the job she always dreamt of.

She splits her time between the South of France and Cambridgeshire and is usually either writing or reading while being sat on, walked over or barked at by one of her growing band of rescue dogs.

You can find her here:  Facebook   | Twitter  

 Book link: Amazon UK   |  Amazon US

You can read my review of Poppy's Place in the Sun here and read a Book Spotlight on Christmas at the Chateau here.

Thanks to Lorraine Wilson, One More Chapter and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for a copy of the book and a place on the tour.



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