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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

Miss Rose and the Vexing Viscount by Catherine Tinley #Review #Giveaway


We are back with an historical romance. Miss Rose and the Vexing Viscount by award winning Catherine Tinley is published by Mills and Boon Historical on October 26th.

You also have the chance to win a signed copy of one of Catherine's novels. Details on how to enter are at the foot of this post.


An unsuitable match for the Viscount


And not just because she vexes him!


One of The Triplet Orphans. Bookworm Rose Lennox has no interest in making her debut—she’s only in London to discover the truth of her parentage. Her sponsor’s nephew James, Viscount Ashbourne, is equally cynical about the marriage mart, yet they still rile each other every time they speak! The sparks of animosity soon become flames of attraction, but Rose’s unknown past means she can never be a viscount’s wife...

My Thoughts

It was great to be transported back to Regency England, to the social events of the Ton. The three sisters all had their own personality. Anna is the calm practical one. Izzy is far more impulsive. Rose has a reticence which hides her quick wit and independent spirit. This story centres on Rose, when the three sisters travel to London to take part in the social season. I enjoyed the descriptions of the events and parties.As Rose finds out, reputation is everything but life is heavily influenced in favour of the men. Social status is paramount and there are many nuanced social niceties to manoeuvre.

    You see the story through both Rose and James’ perspectives and both emerge as likeable and intelligent people. I also appreciated some of the older ladies with their experienced eyes which didn’t miss anything. This is the first in a trilogy of stories about the three sisters and if you like historical romance, you won’t be disappointed.

In short A season to remember

About the Author

Catherine Tinley is an award winning author of historical romance. She writes witty, heartwarming Regency romance for Harlequin Mills & Boon. Her first book, Waltzing with the Earl, won the Rita® Award for Best Historical Romance 2018, while Rags-to-Riches Wife won the RoNA Award for Best Historical Romance 2021 as well as the HOLT Medallion, and A Waltz with the Outspoken Governess has won the RoNA Award for Best Historical Romance 2022.

She has loved reading and writing since childhood, and has a particular fondness for love, romance, and happy endings. After a career encompassing speech & language therapy, Sure Start, maternity campaigning and being President of a charity, she now manages a maternity hospital. She lives in Ireland with her husband, children, cats, and dog and can be reached at, on facebook, twitter, and instagram. Full links are here .

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Thanks to Catherine Tinley, Mills and Boon Historical and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for a copy of the book aand a place on the tour.

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