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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 fiancée 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

Colouring Outside the Lines by Amanda Paull #Review #CherryDeneBook3

 

Today's book, Colouring Outside the Lines by Amanda Paull is the third book in the Cherry Dene series.


Meet Katie: she’s about to marry the most wonderful man in the world. The planning is done, the checklist is
checked. The future is set.

Having spent her twenties and thirties enjoying life with good friends, and building a career she loves, it’s taken Katie until her forties to contemplate settling down. And she couldn’t be more delighted she waited.

So, why is her perfect groom standing gawping at her, wearing mismatched socks and sweating buckets? This can’t bode well.

With her special day in tatters, Katie has a decision to make. Does she snatch back the reigns of her old life, and tighten her grip even more? Or should she take a chance on change? Will she find the key to happiness at a Pilates class in a smelly old hall? Or is the curve ball heading her way too huge to handle?

If you like British humour and a flawed protagonist on an emotional journey, you’ll enjoy reading Amanda Paull’s latest novel, Colouring Outside the Lines – a heart-warming tale of shattered dreams, self-discovery and finding true love where you least expect it.


 My Thoughts

Real life versus the idealised version of romance which is to be found in romcoms is the central idea in Amanda Paull's romance. Katie seems to have everything on target to marry and all her checklists have been double checked. She thinks she has sorted out her life and is set for an uneventful if unexciting marriage. However, there are some revelations coming her way and she has to face up to some truths about what she actually wants.

    I found the humour in the book to be quite visual. You can see the events unfolding. Katie's family also made me smile, with her mother in particular causing a degree of mayhem. Despite her organisation, Katie's life seems to descend into chaos, not helped by her family but in the end, I found it to be an endearing story, mostly because of the character of Katie herself.

In short: Can lists and check sheets sort out Katie's messy life? 

About the Author


Amanda Paull grew up in the North East of England and couldn't wait to move away. However, after studying and then living both in England and abroad, she returned to the North East and wouldn't dream of living anywhere else now.

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After a short career in teaching, she retrained as a nurse. She recently retired from her post as a Sleep Nurse Specialist and now spends her time writing Women’s Fiction novels and Romantic Comedy short stories. 

You can follow Amanda here:  Website  |  Twitter  |   Facebook

Book link:  Amazon UK  |  Goodreads

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

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