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The Fascination by Essie Fox #Review #Giveaway

   Today be prepared for a dark, Victorian gothic novel! The Fascination by Essie Fox is published on June 22nd by Orenda . For the chance to win a print copy of The Fascination see the foot of this post for details. Victorian England. A world of rural fairgrounds and glamorous London theatres. A world of dark secrets and deadly obsessions… Twin sisters Keziah and Tilly Lovell are identical in every way, except that Tilly hasn't grown a single inch since she was five. Coerced into promoting their father's quack elixir as they tour the country fairgrounds, at the age of fifteen the girls are sold to a mysterious Italian known as ‘Captain’. Theo is an orphan, raised by his grandfather, Lord Seabrook, a man who has a dark interest in anatomical freaks and other curiosities … particularly the human kind. Resenting his grandson for his mother’s death in childbirth, when Seabrook remarries and a new heir is produced, Theo is forced to leave home without a penny to his

Rainbows End in Ferry Lane Market by Nicola May #Review #PublicationDay #Giveaway

 

I am delighted to feature, Rainbows End in Ferry Lane Market. Book Three in bestselling sensation Nicola May's gorgeous new series - catch up with Book One, WELCOME TO FERRY LANE MARKET, and Book Two, STARRY SKIES IN FERRY LANE MARKET, now!

I also have a great giveaway for you to enter. Details on how to enter are at the foot of this post. 

 

39-year-old Glanna Pascoe - also known as 'the Rainbow Painter' - runs the Hartmouth Gallery in Ferry Lane Market in Cornwall. She is just getting her head and broken heart around being single, childless, and sober when Cupid flies in, shooting arrows all over the place.

Meeting the mysterious and fascinating Isaac Benson, famous local artist, and recluse, allows Glanna's disillusioned heart and attitude to soften, and she begins to learn more about herself than she ever thought possible. Confused by her growing feelings for Isaac, Glanna throws herself into organising a life-drawing class at her gallery, using both male and female nudes - and setting local tongues wagging.

A theft from her gallery and the return of ex-love Oliver Trueman cause Glanna to wonder if a pot of gold will be appearing at the end of her rainbow. And will it bring her the happiness, she has sought for so long? 

Praise for the book

'This book will twang your funny bone & your heartstrings' - Milly Johnson

'A fun and flighty read' - Sun

'A funny and fast-paced romp - thoroughly enjoyable!' WOMAN Magazine

'One of those books that I can't stop thinking about way after I've read it! - Kim The Bookworm

'This book is so addictive that you will literally lose 3 hours of your life, and you won't care!' - Cara's Book Boudoir


 My Thoughts

We are back with the Ferry Lane market characters and very enjoyable it is too. The focus of this third in the series is an art gallery owner, Glanna, who has a complicated past and family dynamic. She has never really come to terms with past relationships and you definitely get the feeling that there is unfinished business with Oliver. As she nears her fortieth birthday, she is reminded of decisions she made in the past concerning motherhood and certainly, her relationship with her parents is complicated to say the least.

    This is a really enjoyable read, full of the sights and sounds of the coastline and the sea is never far away. There are some darker themes lurking below the surface, around addiction and depression, but overall the tone is upbeat and affectionate. Certainly, the reclusive Isaac Benson adds another dimension to the story. The art classes which Glanna organises are a great source of humour and one or two of the characters make you chuckle. This is a delightful series, with I hope, more to come.

In short: Past secrets and new beginnings


About the Author

Nicola May writes 'chick lit with a kick' and is the internationally bestselling author of eleven romantic comedies. All have appeared in the Kindle bestseller charts. The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay became the best-selling Kindle book in the UK across all genres in January 2019 and March 2020 respectively. It was also the second best-selling eBook of 2019 in the UK. Nicola's books have also been sold in many languages.

Readers love Nicola May, too!

'A FABULOUS must-read' - 5 STARS

'An excellent book of friendship - with a little wickedness!' - 5 STARS

'Good for the soul' - 5 STARS

'I loved it and devoured it in a matter of days' - 5 STARS

'A wonderful, feel-good novel with some grit thrown in' - 5 STARS

'Marvellous, beautiful and heart-warming' - 5 STARS

'Sea, sand and sex - a soppy delight' - 5 STARS

 

'A truly lovely book' - 5 STARS

'Fun and whimsy, plus a dog!' - 5 STARS

 

You can follow Nicola here: Website  | Facebook  | Twitter 
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Book link: Amazon UK |  Amazon US
 
Thanks to  Nicola May and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources 
for a place on the tour and a copy of the book.
 
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 Giveaway (UK only)



Giveaway to Win PB copies of Rainbows End in Ferry Lane Market for you and a friend (Open to UK only) To enter, follow the link below and good luck!

 

*Terms and Conditions –UK 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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