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The 6pm Frazzled Mums' Club by Nina Manning #Review

I am delighted to be part of the celebrations for the publication of Nina Manning's The 6pm Frazzled Mums' Club . It was published by Boldwood Books on September 26th.     Whatever the question, the answer is wine! They’ve swapped the dark and lonely baby days for school gate chaos, but Aisha, Sophy and Mel are discovering that there are new parenting pitfalls just waiting for them… Influencer Sophy, is trying to keep on top of home and work life but is finding it all a bit tough! Everyone thinks she’s living her best life, but the pressure to maintain perfection at the school gates when all she wants to do is cry, is taking its toll on Sophy. Aisha doesn’t know what to do with all her spare time now her twins are at school. Maybe it’s time to focus on herself and the dreams she’s put on hold? But when her mum suddenly begins to feel unwell, Aisha has to rethink everything. And when Mel is offered a chance to live her dream, she grabs it with both hands. But there’

Finding Love at Roseford Blooms by Fay Keenan #Review


Today we continue the series by Fay Keenan set in the Somerset village of Roseford. Finding Love at Roseford Blooms was published by Boldwood Books on 16th March. You can read my review of  New Beginnings at Roseford Hall here Winter Kisses at Roseford Cafe here.

After a rough year, the last place Lizzie Warner wants to be is Roseford. It may be a picture-postcard country idyll, but for Lizzie it will always hold difficult memories from her past. But when the alternative to staying with her Aunt Bee, owner of Roseford Blooms, is moving back in with her controlling parents – well, the choice is easy.

Simon Treloar was born and raised to be the Lord of the Manor, but now he’s had to hand over his beloved Roseford Hall to a heritage charity, he begins to question his usefulness. Can he find a way to make his mark, or is it better to walk away from generations of history and strike out on his own?

When Lizzie and Simon meet, they recognise kindred spirits in each other. But with both questioning their futures, can one magical summer in Roseford help Lizzie and Simon move on from what is holding them back? Or is there too much history on both sides for them ever truly to be happy together?

 My Thoughts

This is a heartwarming story and another visit to the very appealing Roseford. Lizzie and Simon have a lot in common and similar experiences of their schooldays in particular. Bullying is shown to have a profound effect on how they now regard themselves but you also see that it can be moved on from, if faced up to. It is interesting to see how they both are keen to be seen by others as successful adults but Simon in particular is conscious of not living up to the expectations which some people have of him. 

   Lizzie’s Aunt Bea is a warm and lovely character and such a support to her niece. Lizzie also had to face up to what she wants to do with the rest of her life and in many ways, Roseford offers her a calm refuge and eventually she is able to make plans for a fresh start. The village of Roseford is a lovely setting for a series and I am hoping that we will get to meet some more inhabitants in books to come.

In short: gentle romance and new beginnings 


About the Author


Fay Keenan is the author of the bestselling Little Willowbury series of novels. She has led writing workshops with Bristol University and has been a visiting speaker in schools. She is a full-time teacher and lives in Somerset.

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Book link:  Amazon UK

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


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