*BLOG TOUR* Magic Under The Mistletoe by Lucy Coleman


I am very excited to bring you my review of Magic Under The Mistletoe by Lucy Coleman as part of her blog tour.

Christmas and romance are in the air…

It’s December 23rd and while everyone else is rushing home for the holidays, workaholic Leesa Oliver is dreading switching on her out-of-office for the festive season. And it seems her equally driven boss, Cary Anderson, isn’t relishing spending Christmas at his family’s country estate either.

So together, they draft an unexpected Christmas contract: They’ll spend half of the holidays with each other’s families, pretending to be a couple. Leesa knows the insufferably good-looking Cary will make her Christmas more bearable, but what happens after the last of the mince pies have been eaten…?

Leesa signed off on a sensible business agreement, but somewhere, amongst the fairy lights and carols something seems to have changed… It seems there might just be some magic under the mistletoe this Christmas!

Leesa Oliver is a workaholic.  As the owner of Dynamic Videography, Leesa thrives on using her creativity to help organisations sell themselves and their causes.  Her hard work is slowly paying off and she finds herself becoming busier, and winning herself some awards.  Her work brings her to the attention of Cary Anderson, an equally driven CEO who requires her services to create a promotional video for his own company.  Neither Leesa or Cary have the time or inclination for a personal life after having both been burnt in the past.  As a result, they are both dreading returning to their homes for the festive season with their well meaning, but sometimes interfering families.

After a particularly long flight home from Sydney together, Leesa and Cary find themselves drawing up a contract which will see them getting through the holidays together, in the hope that it will make their time with their families a little easier, relieving the expectations placed upon them.

Well….I loved this novel!  I wasn’t sure what to expect when I picked it up, but wow!  Leesa and Cary are both intricate characters, both of whom are scared of giving up their hearts to anyone but equally worried about disappointing their families.  Their contract provides them both with the perfect opportunity to please their loved ones whilst protecting themselves.  The setting of this novel is beautiful and it is full of Christmas – perfect for this time of year. I cannot recommend this novel enough – find yourself a blanket, grab a glass of wine and snuggle up!

Purchase Link – http://smarturl.it/MagicUnderMistletoe

Rating: 📖 📖 📖 📖 📕

Thank you to Lucy Coleman and Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me to be a part of this blog tour, and providing me with a copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review.

Author Bio

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From interior designer to author, Linn B. Halton – who also writes under the pen name of Lucy Coleman – says ‘it’s been a fantastic journey!’

Linn is the bestselling author of more than a dozen novels and is excited to be writing for both Aria Fiction (Head of Zeus) and Harper Impulse (Harper Collins); she’s represented by Sara Keane of the Keane Kataria Literary Agency.

When she’s not writing, or spending time with the family, she’s either upcycling furniture or working in the garden.

Linn won the 2013 UK Festival of Romance: Innovation in Romantic Fiction award; her novels have been short-listed in the UK’s Festival of Romance and the eFestival of Words Book Awards.

Living in Coed Duon in the Welsh Valleys with her ‘rock’, Lawrence, and gorgeous Bengal cat Ziggy, she freely admits she’s an eternal romantic.

Linn is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and the Society of Authors. She writes feel-good, uplifting novels about life, love and relationships.

Social Media Links
Website: https://linnbhalton.co.uk/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LucyColemanAuthor/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LucyColemanAuth


*BLOG TOUR* Country Lovers by Fiona Walker

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Today it is my pleasure to bring you my review of Country Lovers by Fiona Walker.

They say you should never go back, but glamorous Ronnie Percy did just that, to the home she ran away from with her lover.

But not everyone is finding it easy to forgive and forget.

Daughter Pax, fighting for custody of her small son as her own marriage disintegrates, is furious to have to spend New Year’s Eve waiting for some stranger her mother has invited to help run the family stud farm.

Even more annoyed is the staunchly loyal stud head groom, Lester. Does Ronnie think he’s lost his touch with the horses? And anyway, who is this so called Horsemaker, Luca O’Brien? Why does he seem to be running away from something? And what is the true story of his relationship with grey stallion Beck, once destined for the Olympics, now broken and unrideable, screaming his anger from the Compton Magna stables.

Passionate, sexy, gripping, laced with her trademark wisdom and humour, this is bestselling Fiona Walker at her dazzling best.

Ronnie has finally returned to her home after many years away.  Her less than forgiving family are unable to forget her running away, leaving them all behind.  Despite the lack of support from her family, Ronnie is keen to make her mark on the family business, and the first thing on her agenda is to bring in Luca O’Brien, the Horsemaker.  A man with his own past, Ronnie’s family, particularly her daughter Pax, are less than keen on having him around at a time of turmoil in her own life.

Despite this novel being the second in Fiona Walker’s Compton Magna series, I am pleased to confirm that it can be read as a standalone. It is full of engaging characters and colourful storylines all whilst being set in the beautiful Cotswolds.  What’s not to love! I am more than happy to recommend this to you all!

Rating: 📖 📖 📖 📕

Thank you to Vicky at Head of Zeus for inviting me to be a part of this tour, and for providing me with a copy of this novel in exchange for my honest opinion.

About the author






Fiona Walker is the author of eighteen novels, from tales of flat-shares and clubbing in nineties London to today’s romping, rural romances set amid shires, spires and stiles. In a career spanning over two decades, she’s grown up alongside her readers, never losing her wickedly well-observed take on life, lust and the British in love. She lives in Warwickshire, sharing a slice of Shakespeare Country with her partner, their two daughters and a menagerie of animals.

Follow Fiona:
Twitter: @fionawalkeruk
Facebook: @fionawalkeruk

*BLOG TOUR* Daisy’s Christmas Gift Shop by Hannah Pearl

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Today it my pleasure to bring you my review of Daisy’s Christmas Gift Shop as part of Hannah Pearl’s blog tour.

Struggling to find the perfect Christmas gift? Step into Romantic Daze …

Daisy Kirk is a sucker for a love story, which is why she opened up her gift shop – because there’s nothing that makes Daisy happier than when she’s helped a customer achieve their own ‘happily ever after’ by finding the perfect Christmas gift for their loved one. And she absolutely does not just sell ‘soppy presents and frilly pants’ as her brother’s infuriating best friend, Eli, is so fond of suggesting.

The sad fact is that whilst Daisy is helping others with their love lives, hers is non-existent. But when unusual circumstances take Daisy and Eli on a road trip from London to rural Wales, will she finally get the happily ever after to her own Christmas love story?

Firstly, I think I should suggest that we all need a shop like Romantic Daze in ours lives!  How often do we find ourselves struggling to choose the perfect gift for loved ones?  Daisy Kirk owns the shop that would solve all of our problems!  One problem she has been unable to solve though is that of her own love life.  Having lost her mother at a very young age, she has a small, close family unit with her father and her brother Ben.  Friends are equally important to both Daisy and Ben, and they each class their best friends, Lily and Eli respectfully, as family.

Daisy and Eli fight – a lot.  Ben requires peace in his life, and he truly hates how much his sister and best friend bicker.  When a situation arises, Daisy and Eli are forced on a road trip together, requiring them to work together to solve the problem that they inadvertently created.  There’s a fine line between love and hate – can they cross that line?

Daisy’s Christmas Gift Shop is a lovely novel.  Daisy is an excellent main character – she’s awkward, she’s loves her friends and family, and most notably, she is looking for fairytale love – anything less is not worth having.  However, she has begun to feel dejected, and fears that she may literally have her head in the clouds.  Eli is of course tall and handsome (can’t have a romance novel without a handsome man!), but he is a ladies man who is afraid of commitment.  He doesn’t let any woman close, anyone except for Daisy, his best friends sister.

I am more than happy to recommend this novel – it is light and funny.  It looks at family, heartache, love and relationships.  It is perfect for a Sunday afternoon, in front of the fire, with your twinkly Christmas lights in the background and a glass of wine in your hand!

If you enjoy this novel (which you will!) then please check out my review of Hannah Pearl’s It’s My Birthday

Rating: 📖 📖 📖 📖

Thank you to Hannah Pearl and Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for providing me with a copy of this novel, in exchange for my honest review.


Author Bio

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Hannah Pearl was born in East London. She is married with two children and now lives in Cambridge.

She has previously worked as a Criminology researcher, as a Development Worker with various charities and even pulled a few pints in her time.

In 2015 she was struck down by Labrynthitis, which left her feeling dizzy and virtually housebound. She has since been diagnosed with ME. Reading has allowed Hannah to escape from the reality of feeling ill. She read upwards of three hundred books during the first year of her illness. When her burgeoning eReader addiction grew to be too expensive, she decided to have a go at writing. In 2017 she won Simon and Schuster’s Books and the City #heatseeker short story competition, in partnership with Heat magazine, for her short story The Last Good Day.

Hannah is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association.

Blog – https://dizzygirlwrites.wordpress.com/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/HannahPearl_1

*BLOG TOUR* Until We Meet Again by Rosemarie Goodacre

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Today it is my pleasure to bring you my review of Until We Meet Again by Rosemarie Goodacre.

The Great War drove them apart – but love kept them together

Summer 1914: Shy young woman, Amy Fletcher, lives a quiet life in Sussex. An office worker, she lives at home, along with her parents and spirited younger brother, Bertie. But her life is transformed when she meets handsome young man, Edmond Derwent, son of one of the wealthiest families in the small town of Larchbury, and student at Cambridge University.

The couple are falling deeply in love when war breaks out and, eager to do his duty for England, Edmond signs up as an officer. The couple plan to be wed, eager to start a new life together – but their happiness is short-lived when Edmond is sent to Flanders to lead his men into battle. Amy trains as a VAD nurse and is soon sent to France, where she sees the true horror of war inflicted on the brave young men sent to fight.

Separated by war, Edmond and Amy share their feelings through emotional letters sent from the front line. But when Edmond is critically wounded at Ypres, their love faces the biggest test of all – can their love stay strong while the world around them is crumbling?

A romantic, emotional saga set in WW1 – readers of Rosie Goodwin, Katie Flynn and Val Wood will be captivated by this story of love.

I love historical fiction, particularly when it is full of love and romance!

Amy Fletcher is a young woman seeking more from life; she is a good girl from a hard working family but she is discovering, along with her friends, that actually women deserve more and she is willing to fight for it.

Edmond Derwent is a young man from Amy’s village, but he is from one of the wealthiest families that reside there.  They live in a time of unrest, both at home and abroad but still a union between the two is deemed unexpected, and not entirely suitable.  Despite these barriers, Amy and Edmond form a relationship, courting whenever Edmond is home from University, falling deeply in love quickly.  War threatens to tear them apart, as Edmond finds himself sent off to France.  Amy is equally as keen to support the war effort and trains as a VAD nurse.  Finally together, Amy and Edmond find themselves torn apart against the backdrop of one of histories most brutal wars.

This novel was lovely.  I really enjoyed the settings, both in England and in France, with the English village of Larchbury seeming quaint, quiet and a little naïve to war.  The war-torn descriptions of the front were more brutal and harsh, giving a realistic view of the suffering the soldiers were forced to ensure.  The relationship between Amy and Edmond develops over snatched moments, each desperate to spend time together whilst fulfilling their roles in the war.  I feel that Rosemarie Goodacre really captured their love, as well as capturing the tragedy and brutality of war.  This is an excellent example of historical fiction, and I am more than happy to recommend it!

Rating: 📖 📖 📖 📖

Thank you to Rosemarie Goodacre and Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for providing me with a copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review.

Purchase Links

Amazon https://amzn.to/2miX2vD
Apple https://apple.co/2ncLTg3
Kobo http://bit.ly/2m4UgKB

 Author Bio 

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Rosemary Goodacre has previously worked in computing and teaching. She has had short stories published and a novella, A Fortnight is not Enough.

Her father’s family came from continental Europe and she loves travelling.
She enjoys country walking, bridge and classical music. She lives with her husband in Kent, England.