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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’

Where We Belong by Sarah Bennett #Review

I am delighted to be on the tour to celebrate a new series by Sarah Bennett. Set in the Cotswolds, Where We Belong is published on March 9th by Boldwood Books

On paper, Hope Travers has an idyllic life.

Living in a bustling farmhouse with her mum, aunt and uncles, cousin and too many dogs to count, surrounded by the breath-taking Cotswolds countryside, she knows she is privileged and protected.

But all families have secrets, and the Travers family are no exception. Their farmhouse sits in the grounds of the Juniper Meadows estate, passed down through the generations and now being made to pay its own way with a myriad of businesses and projects. When a construction crew uncover what appear to be historical ruins, the history of the Travers family is put under ever closer scrutiny as a dig gets underway.

Hope may have found a blossoming romance with local archaeologist Cameron Ferguson who is running the dig, but when things start to go wrong around the estate and family secrets begin to be revealed, Hope wonders if she’s made a big mistake in digging up the past.

My Thoughts

With the first in a new series, expectations are high and this does not disappoint. The family and community at Juniper Meadows are so likeable that you want to follow their stories and unravel the secrets that there are in their past. Hope’s very name sets the tone for the story which feels positive and caring. There are different models of families and class backgrounds but there is always more to what people have in common than any distinctions in background. 

    The Juniper Meadows setting has much potential for an interesting series. I really enjoyed the archaeology sections of the book and the fascination with the past. Romance is a slow burn but seems to fit the characters. Relationships within families and generations can be complicated but are an important part of life at Juniper Meadows as the younger generation try to establish some independence within the family. I am full of anticipation that this will be a series to look forward to. A great start.

In short: family, friendships, secrets, romance


About the Author

Sarah Bennett is the bestselling author of several romantic fiction trilogies including those set in Butterfly Cove and Lavender Bay. Born and raised in a military family she is happily married to her own Officer and when not reading or writing enjoys sailing the high seas.

You can follow Sarah here: Twitter   |  Facebook|  Amazon Author Page  |  Instagram  |   Bookbub

Book Links: Amazon UK
Thanks to Sarah Bennett,  Boldwood Books and Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources for a copy of the book and a place on the Tour.
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