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Coming Home to Roseford Villas by Fay Keenan #Review

  Today we return to the series by Fay Keenan set in the Somerset village of Roseford. Coming Home to Roseford Villas was published by Boldwood Books on 12th April.   Aurora Henderson and Leo McKendrick were love’s young dream when they first dated as teenagers. But like many a first love, parents, life, and distance got in the way, and the couple lost touch. Now, twenty years later, Aurora – Rory to her friends – needs a break. Burnt out from her teaching career and longing to write a novel, Rory heads to the idyllic village of Roseford for a summer of writing and relaxation. Leo needs a change too. Ex-pat life in Australia has come to a sticky end so the opportunity to run his family’s B&B, Roseford Villas, for the summer is too good to turn down. Neither Rory nor Leo believe in fate, but when Leo opens the door to his latest guest, he might just have to reconsider. And when a sultry summer fills with nostalgia and memories and six weeks flies by too fast, love’s young

On the Road to Love by Melissa Baldwin #Review #GIveaway #LoveintheCityBook1

 

Today we are looking at Melissa Baldwin's romcom, On the Road to Love which is Book 1 in the Love in the City series. There is also a great International Giveaway for you to enter to win an Amazon Giftcarf. Details on how to enter are at the foot of this post.

From bestselling romantic comedy author Melissa Baldwin comes the road trip of a lifetime!

Successful Manhattan accountant Stacy Brown is shocked when her almost perfect life unexpectedly crumbles around her. Blindsided by her husband when he serves her with divorce papers and tossed aside by the women she considered her best friends, devastation and depression hit her hard. But when her mother sends her an old photograph of her and two childhood friends, Candace and Olivia, it fuels a desire in Stacy to find that person she once was. What starts as a chance to reconnect turns into an unforgettable road trip back to her childhood home and an encounter with a man from her past.

Gavin Kingsley, son of Stacy's old piano teacher and former annoying boy next door, sparks something in Stacy that she hasn't felt in a long time…maybe never? Despite her hesitation to jump into a relationship, Stacy can't help being drawn to him as she and her girlfriends take a journey of self-discovery, laughs, tears, and hysterical moments.

Can returning to her past give Stacy everything she's been searching for in her future?


My Thoughts

This is a true escapist read as you embark on a road trip with Stacy as she returns to her home state of Florida. She reconnects with her childhood friends and takes a hard look at the life she has in the city and the friendships she has there. Stacy's family raise a smile and family and friendship is at the heart of the story. 

    Stacy is such a relatable character. Reeling from her ex-husband's demand for a divorce she is at a crossroads in her life and has to question whether she wants to carry on with her City life or return to her roots. Stacy's travelling companions have their own dynamic and raise a smile on some occasions. Gavin seems to be the total opposite to Stacy's ex-husband - in fact, almost too good to be true. I enjoyed following Stacy's road trip as she worked out the true friends from the false and put a few angry thoughts to rest.

In short: Travel, romance, family.

 

 

About the Author


Melissa Baldwin is a planner-obsessed Disney fan who still watches Beverly Hills 90210 reruns and General Hospital.

She’s a wife, mother, and journal keeper, who finally decided to write the book she talked about for years. She took her dream to the next level, and is now an award-winning, bestselling author of seventeen Romantic Comedy and Cozy Mystery novels and novellas. Melissa writes about charming, ambitious, and real women, and she considers these leading ladies to be part of her tribe.

When she isn't deep in the writing zone, this multitasking master organizer keeps busy by spending time with her family, chauffeuring her daughter, traveling, attempting yoga poses, and going on rides at Disney World.

 

You can follow Melissa here:  Amazon Author Page  | Facebook  

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Book link:  Amazon UK  |  Amazon US

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

Check out the rest of the tour!

Giveaway (International) 


 

Giveaway to Win a $20 Amazon Gift Card (Open INT). To enter 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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