Warwick’s Mermaid by Ellie Gray #Blogtour #Review

Synopsis

Having escaped an abusive relationship, Chloe MacGregor is determined to put the past behind her.

The little cottage high up on the cliffs overlooking the beautiful North Yorkshire town of Whitby is her safe haven, somewhere she is free to be herself.

When the arrival of her new neighbour and boss, Luke Warwick, threatens her peaceful, sheltered life, Chloe is forced to confront her past and to re-evaluate who she really is. Falling in love with Luke is not part of her plan but, to her surprise, Luke is falling for her too. The only thing preventing their happy ever after is Chloe herself. Will she ever truly learn to leave the past where it belongs?

My Review

Warwick’s Mermaid was like a breath of fresh air, i didn’t want it to end!

The story begins as Chloe, supported by her best friend, escapes an emotionally and physically abusive relationship. I unusually felt a connection with Chloe within the first first few pages and found I was on the edge of my seat as she entered into her home to retrieve her belongings before her ex partner arrived home from work.

Ellie has created the character of Chloe beautifully, the Chloe at the beginning of the story is a completely different one from the woman we leave in the last pages of this beautifully written novel. She has an inner strength that shines out behind the vulnerability that living in an abusive relationship has created. She’s truly an inspirational and strong woman Warwick’s Mermaid shines the light at the end of the tunnel of domestic abuse.

The romance between Chloe and Luke is a dream to watch unfold, Ellie has written it with compassion and very true to life. It’s a romance that you feel you are living with them as a fly on the wall.

The descriptives of Whitby (which is on my bucket list to visit) were so vivid I felt like I was there.

This book has it all love, romance and some ‘on the edge of your seat’ moments too. For me the sign of a good book is one I can not put down and I think about long after I finish the last sentence, this was definitely true of Warwick’s Mermaid.

I’d like to thank Ellie and Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me on to this wonderful blog tour.

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All About Ellie

I’m a contemporary romance author, published with the lovely Tirgearr Publishing, and am a proud member of the Romantic Novelist Association. I live in the beautiful East Riding of Yorkshire in the UK and, although I work full-time in the public sector, my favourite pastime, when not writing, is

wandering around old stately homes.

My debut novel, Beauty and the Recluse, was published in February 2016, closely followed by my second, Love on the Nile, which was released in the Summer of 2016. My third novel, Warwick’s Mermaid, was published in October 2017 and I’m currently working on my fourth.

A few random pieces of information about me:

▪️Favourite TV shows – The Walking Dead, The X-Files, Nashville, Dr. Who, the Great British Bake-off.

▪️Favourite Music – I’m an 80’s girl!, country, sixties, Elvis, classical (when I’m writing)

▪️Favourite Food – Indian, tapas, crisps

▪️Favourite Drink – black coffee (copious amounts when I’m writing) sauvignon blanc

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A wing And A Prayer by M W Arnold #Blogtour #Guestpost

I’d like to thank Rachel’s Random Resources and Mick for inviting me on to this wonderful blog tour.

Synopsis

When Betty Palmer’s sister dies under suspicious circumstances whilst landing her Tiger Moth, Betty

and three other women pilots of the Air Transport Auxiliary in WWII England unite to discover who killed her and why.

Estranged from her family, Penny Blake wants simply to belong. American Doris Winter, running from a personal tragedy, yearns for a new start. Naturally shy Mary Whitworth-Baines struggles to fit in. Together though, they are a force to be reckoned with as they face the mystery that confronts

them.

Against the backdrop of war, when ties of friendship are exceptionally strong, they strive to unravel the puzzle’s complex threads, risking their lives as they seek justice for Betty’s sister.

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I am honoured to have Mick on my blog today with a wonderful guest post, over to you Mick…

Do you know of an author who stumbled into a genre? No? Well, now you do.

In November 2017, I had a Romantic Drama/ come Comedy (and a wee bit of everything else) published titled, ‘The Season for Love’. There then followed some ill health

I’m now getting over, one of the reasons this is only my second published novel. Whilst endeavouring to recover, I was unable to pick up my laptop. I simply didn’t feel like writing.

A lot of my best friends are also members of the Romantic Novelist’s Association and kept urging me to try writing again. However, it wasn’t until someone suggested I try to write

something new that I actually felt able to try.

A documentary on television about the Air Transport Auxiliary titled, ‘Spitfire Women’, happened to be on when this was suggested and it must have sparked something in my mind. Before I really knew it, I was skating all over the internet. By the end of the day, I had an outline for a story – quite amazing in itself as I have tried, but have had to accept, that

I’m not a planner of stories – and most of the characters. To be honest, I was more than slightly amazed!

I’ve always been an amateur history buff and that, together with my sixteen years in the Royal Air Force, really helped this project come together. I’d read only a couple of World War Two sagas at the time and though I’d been encouraged to try something knew I hadn’t planned on a genre change. We’re always told to go with the flow, our gut, so I did. Over the

next few days, the first couple of chapters started to come together. When I write, I tend to be a quick writer and I also like to complete a chapter the same day I begin to write it.

My characters began to write themselves, which was terrific as who wants to think, eh? Two of them especially have bored into my heart as I hope they will to anyone who’s kind enough to buy the book. First, I’ve an American called Doris. She’s brash, outgoing, and curious, with a heart full of love. The second is called Bobby; he’s black and white, with

floppy ears and a waggy tail, who has a central role in this novel and, without giving much away, an ongoing thread through the rest of the books!

Which brings me to; what am I doing now?

Well, book two is with my editor, a lady of infinite patience for this Englishman (fortunately) who has to write in American English (it still doesn’t look right!). With luck, look out for that next year. Mind you, if you’re up for a preview, the first chapter is included as a bonus at the end of ‘A Wing and a Prayer’! And you don’t need to find out which combination of keys, or which secret word to type in to get it. I am currently working on

book three, roughly a quarter to a third in, and this is the Christmas one! I’m not sure if I’m a fool or not for taking this on, but I am loving finding out all about a wartime yuletide.

I’ll sign off by saying, I’d like to think I’ve been true to the spirit of those wonderful ladies (and men, who will appear more) who, no matter what the weather or troubles, delivered the planes that kept Great Britain in the fight and helped to turn the tide. Thank you.

Oh, and a big, big thank you for having me on your blog and for being a big part of this tour. I hope to be with you again soon!

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All About Mick

Mick is a hopeless romantic who was born in England and spent fifteen years roaming around the world in the pay of HM Queen Elisabeth II in the Royal Air Force before putting down roots and realizing how much he missed the travel. This he’s replaced somewhat with his writing, including reviewing books and supporting fellow saga and romance authors in promoting their novels.

He’s the proud keeper of two Romanian cats, is mad on the music of Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys, and enjoys the theatre and loving his Manchester-United-supporting wife.

Finally, Mick is a full member of the Romantic Novelists Association. A Wing and a Prayer will be his second published novel, and he is very proud to be welcomed into The Rose Garden.

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The Tobacconist’s Wife by Anne Marie Brear #Blogtour

Synopsis

Having lost her father, Thea Goodson is alone in the world.

It is true she has a husband, but Ernie is a brutal man, more inclined to use his fists to keep Thea in line than to build on their marriage. And besides, Ernie Goodson has secrets – secrets that even his wife cannot share.

But in Victorian Yorkshire, appearances must be kept up, so Thea goes on powdering her bruises and forcing a smile as she toils in Ernie’s home and tobacco shop. There seems to be no other option.

That is, until a handsome and well-bred stranger arrives to set up shop next door…

Can Thea escape her misery and break from the conventions of society? Or will the clutches of her abusive husband confine her forever?

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All About Anne Marie

Award winning & Amazon UK Bestseller AnneMarie Brear has been a life-long reader and started writing in 1997 when her children were small. She has a love of history, of grand old

English houses and a fascination of what might have happened beyond their walls.

Her interests include reading, travelling, watching movies, spending time with family and eating chocolate – not

always in that order! She is the author of historical family saga novels

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Christmas At The Farmhouse By Rebecca Boxall #Blogtour #Review #Christmas

Synopsis

As the anticipation of Christmas builds in the Nielsen family’s cosy farmhouse, Jo, Magnus and their grown-up children begin to congregate for a hybrid Danish-Jersey festive season, each with a surprise of their own – though the surprise that arrives over Christmas is the most life-changing of

all.

Fifty years earlier, in 1969, Susan Jones finds herself being pursued by Mr Jenners, her former English teacher, and at the age of seventeen is packed off to a Home for Unmarried Mothers in London by her uncompromising father. As Christmas approaches, all she can do is desperately hope

to be rescued, but will anyone be able to reach her in time?

The two timelines of this festive story gradually weave together in a tale that examines whether love

and hope can eventually triumph over even the deepest sadness.

Rebecca Boxall is the award-nominated author of five bestselling novels – Christmas at the Vicarage,

Home for Winter, Christmas on the Coast, The Christmas Forest and Christmas by the Lighthouse.

My Review

In the current times we all need a story that lifts our spirits and makes us smile, even more perfect one that has a huge sprinkling of Christmas cheer. A Christmas at the farmhouse gives you all of the above and more.

Each chapter alternates between Susan’s story set in 1968 and Jo’s story set in 2019. The characters are warm and real and I was hooked from the first chapter. There is a stark difference in each characters backgrounds and home life.

Susan lives with her disciplinarian parents and has lead a very sheltered life her story begins with her giving up her baby for adoption, you then gradually go back in time to find out the background to her pregnancy. Rebecca succeeds in bringing the characters to life, i felt as though I was living through the heartbreak of the separation from Susan’s baby myself.

In complete contrast we meet Jo and her gorgeous family as they prepare for a wonderful family Christmas. Like all families there are ups and downs and from Freja their youngest daughter who announces she’s unexpectedly pregnant, to their eldest daughter Heidi who shares the news that herself and her husband have split up, I felt as though I knew the characters within the pages like old friends. Rebecca’s descriptive of the farmhouse and all the Christmas traditions that Jo and her family take part in transported me to my happy place!

The stories unfold and twist and intertwine until the two worlds meet.

Christmas at the farmhouse made me want to jump into the pages and cosy up in front of the farmhouse open fire. The story had me guessing until the end as to how Susan’s and Jo’s stories would meet and there was a real unexpected twist.

If you are in need of a cosy read that you can’t put down this is definitely the book for you.

A huge thank you to Rebecca and Rachel of Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me on to this wonderful blog tour.

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All About Rebecca

Rebecca Boxall was born in 1977 in East Sussex, where she grew up in a vicarage always filled with family, friends and parishioners. She now lives by the sea in Jersey with her husband, three children and Rodney the cat. She read English at the University of Warwick before training as a lawyer and also studied Creative Writing with The Writer’s Bureau.

She is the bestselling author of Christmas at the Vicarage, Home for Winter, Christmas on the Coast, The Christmas Forest and Christmas by the Lighthouse and was nominated for the Romantic Novelist Association Awards in 2020.

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Boomerville At Ballymegille by Caroline James #Boomervilleisback #Boomervilleatballymegille #Blogtour #Review

Synopsis

Boomerville is back!

Join Hattie and Jo as they head to Southern Ireland to open Boomerville Manor, a holiday retreat for guests of ‘a certain age’. There’s Irish craic and shenanigans aplenty for the colourful cast of characters as everyone gathers for the grand opening.

Meet Melissa, an ex-cabaret singer running from her abusive husband, and Bill, a bachelor bullied from beyond the grave by the ghostly voice of his mother. Along with local bobby Harry the Helmet, ageing aquatic team the Boomerville Babes, eccentric artist Lucinda Gray, and heartthrob Finbar Murphy, they gather in Ireland and the fun begins. But murder is in the air and there’s mischief afoot. Will the residents get more than they bargained for at Boomerville?

Set in the beautiful Irish countryside, ‘Boomerville at Ballymegille’ is a heart-warming story of friendship, fears and new beginnings.

 

My Review

After a brief break from blogging i’m back and ready to dive back into some wonderful new reads and what a way to start with the wonderfully brilliant Boomerville at Ballymegille.

The first Boomerville book was one of my favourite reads of 2018, so when i had the email drop into my inbox introducing the second in the Boomerville series i did a quiet happy dance!

There is always the slight apprehension when you have enjoyed a book so much that a second won’t quite reach the mark, i need not of had any worries as Boomerville at Ballymegille surpassed my expectations.

I felt like i was revisiting old friends as the characters were reintroduced to me. Caroline has a magical way of making the characters feel real as their lifes intertwine and overlap i found myself being drawn to my kindle far more than i should have been!

Boomerville Hotel is the sort of place you wish existed outside of the pages of a book, a place where guests of a certain age can retreat to reinvent themselves. Jo the owner of Boomerville and Hattie her best friend and side kick return both with their own set of personal challenges. Every new character has their own unique story that pulls you into the pages and consumes you, from Melissa a lady who seems to have it all but in fact is trapped in an abusive marriage to Bill who’s domineeringMother still haunts him from the grave, and these are the tip of the iceberg there are many orther larger than life charaters. 

The opening of another Boomerville Hotel in Ireland for me, was the icing on the cake. Caroline’s description of the new hotel, it’s surroundings and the people, transported me there, with the unravelling story of Melissa and her vile husband hot on her heels gave the story a nail biting edge.

If you like a story with a mixture of excitement, tears and a whole lot of laughs this is the read for you. The Boomerville at Ballymegille is an absolutely gorgeous read and as always i read the last page wishing i could too escape there ….. a woman of ‘a certain age’ can dream!!

Thank you to caroline and rachel of Rachel’s Random resources for including me on this blog tour.

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All About Caroline

Best-selling author of women’s fiction, Caroline James has owned and run businesses encompassing all aspects of the hospitality industry, a subject that often features in her novels. She is based in the UK but has a great fondness for travel and escapes whenever she can.

A public speaker, which includes talks and lectures on cruise ships world-wide, Caroline is also a consultant and food writer. She is a member of the Romantic Novelist’s Association, the Society of Women’s Writer’s & Journalists and the Society of Authors and writes articles and short stories, contributing to many publications. Caroline also runs writing workshops.

In her spare time, Caroline can be found walking up a mountain with her two Westie dogs, sipping raspberry gin or relaxing with her head in a book and hand in a box of chocolates.

 

Where To Find Caroline

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Books By Caroline James

 

Hattie Goes To Hollywood

 

The Best Boomerville Hotel

 

Coffee Tea The Gypsy And Me

 

Coffee Tea The Chef And Me

 

Coffee Tea The Caribbean And Me

 

Jungle Rock

 

 

 

Saving Grace by Jess B Moore #Blogtour #Review

Synopsis

Brandt Grace is trouble no matter what he says or does, always getting in his own way, and trying to prove he can do better and be better only to fall on his face. Saving Grace follows Brandt’s unintentional fall for Lola Donovan, the previously friendly girl turned quiet ghost of a girl. They connect at rock bottom, finding an unexpected source of strength in each other. Can they find a way to leave the past behind and build a future together?

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The Fox River series has been on my to read list for a long time. This my first read in the series and can be read as a stand-alone book.

Firstly let’s talk about the cover, absolutely gorgeous! The covers of jess’s books always catch my eye.

Saving Grace is a really absorbing read, the characters have lots of depth and it felt like peeling the layers of an onion (although a lot sweeter!) with every chapter I read. I really enjoy books where each chapter is told from a different characters point of view, for me it gives the story extra meaning and a completely different perspective. Each chapter left me wondering about either Lola or Brandt’s past, what had happened to them to make them the people they had become. I was enticed to quickly read on to the next chapter.

Lola and Brandt are interesting characters, both have their own ghosts that has impacted on them. They compliment each other perfectly although they seem like polar opposites to begin with.

An absolute joy of a read, this needs to be on everyone’s to be read list!

All About Jess

Jess B. Moore is a writer of love stories. When she’s not writing, she’s busy mothering her accomplished and headstrong children, reading obscene numbers of books, and knitting scarves she’ll likely never finish.

Jess lives in small town North Carolina with her bluegrass obsessed family. She takes too many pictures of her cats, thinking the Internet loves them as much as she does. She is a firm believer of swapping stories over coffee or wine, and that there should always be dark chocolate involved.

The Guilt of a Sparrow is her debut novel combining her interests in family, music, and small towns into a thoughtful tale of growing up and falling in love. Her second book, Fierce Grace, follows similar themes in a whole new way, and can be read as a tie-in or stand-alone. The Worth of a Penny sequel or stand-alone) released March 2019. Look forward to more books from Jess in the Fox River Romance series.

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A Spooky Tale ~ A Walk With Our Teacher by Sue Wickstead #Blogtour #Review #Giveaway

Synopsis

When the teacher decided to take the class out on a walk the children did not want to go … But…

What could possibly go wrong? why did the class not feel well? Read the book to find out.

My Review

Another amazing book from Sue Wickstead and another one to add to my Grandsons favourite list!

Full of lots of scary and spooky characters perfect for Halloween. With gorgeous illustrations it’s an absolute winner!

It’s a great story to read as you can put lots of feeling and effect into the story telling, and with the repeated refrain “That’s why we didn’t feel wellits great for the children to join in and they pick it up so quickly.

A great book not just at Halloween but all through the year.

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All About Sue

I am an author and a teacher and have written six children’s picture books, all with a bus included

somewhere.

Having been able to share my first book, ‘Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus’, it was time to think about writing a book for younger readers.

While visiting a local school the children were writing stories about a journey, we read Jay-Jay’s book

and then I remembered a book that I had written some years before and I read this to the class too,

and they loved it.

The original story was based on a walk with my class around the neighbourhood of Bewbush, Crawley. The walk had led to map work and sequencing. Then together with the class I wrote an imaginative adventure.

The events we imagined were put into a class book. The book was shared with many classes and it was always a favourite.

Now years later I decided it was time to update, improve and look at publishing the book.

There is indeed a walk around the district of Bewbush. and following the publication of the book I went back to see if and how the neighbourhood had changed.

‘Oh, I see you have written a book without a bus!’ commented a friend.

But, look through the pages and you will see there always has to be a bus!

The neighbourhood of Bewbush was a new estate built in Crawley town in the 1970’s. The area was built without any shops, school or safe places for children to play. It was an area of high need and was supported by a special playbus which offered a much-needed playgroup venue.

I also undertake events and author bookings and love to share my stories. There are also a few more stories in the writing process, with links to real events and buses.

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Christmas At Wynter House by Emily Harvale #Blogtour #Review #Giveaway

Synopsis

After a frosty welcome, things soon heat up at Wynter House.

Neva Grey is looking forward to spending a quiet Christmas with her family in the cosy cottage they’ve rented in the picture-postcard village of Wyntersleap. Nestled between rolling hills and a gently burbling river, it’s going to be idyllic.

Except it’s not. Torrential rain causes the river to burst its banks and the quaint little village isn’t quite so cosy with water lapping at the doors. Add to that a power cut and a sudden blizzard and Christmas is looking bleak … until gorgeous Adam Wynter invites them all to Wynter House.

Although not everyone is happy to share the ancestral home. Adam’s elder brother, Rafe is less than pleased. Their grandmother, Olivia extends a grudging welcome. And for Carruthers, the oddly arrogant butler, unexpected guests are a Christmas surprise he could do without. Especially one as troublesome as Neva’s eight-year-old niece.

But something’s not quite right at Wynter House. What is Rafe intent on hiding behind the locked doors of the old barn? And what really happened to his first wife? It’s a good thing Neva has a sense of humour. She’s going to need it this Christmas at Wynter House.

This is book one in the Wyntersleap series but it can be read as a standalone. The Wyntersleap series is interlinked with the Merriment Bay series and several characters appear in both series.

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My first festive read and what a read it was! Firstly, the cover is stunning, it entices you to open the pages and feel festive from the start.

This is the first book I’ve read by Emily and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The setting was idyllic and perfect for a Christmas story. With absolutely fabulous characters I found myself ‘just reading one more chapter’ every night.

There was so much going on within the pages that there was never a dull moment. The main characters were a joy to read about but the supporting characters were just as enthralling. From the Wynter family who were a mixture of eccentric and mysterious to Neva’s young niece who is absolutely hilarious.

I’m not going to spoil the plot for you but, this is definitely a book that needs to be read curled up on the sofa with a steaming cuppa and plenty of time to read into the wee hours!

I’m off to download Emily’s other books!

All About Emily

Emily writes novels, novellas and short stories about friendship, family and falling in love. She loves a happy ending but knows that life doesn’t always go to plan. Her stories are sure to bring a smile to your face and a warmth to your heart.

Emily loves to connect with her readers and has a readers’ group in which many have become good friends. To catch up with Emily, find out about the group, or connect with her on social media, go to her website at http://www.emilyharvale.com.

Having lived and worked in London for several years, Emily returned to her home town of Hastings where she now writes full-time. She’s a member of the SoA and the RWA, an Amazon bestseller and a Kindle All Star. When not writing, she can be found enjoying the stunning East Sussex coast and countryside, or in a wine bar with friends, discussing life, love and the latest TV shows. Chocolate cake is often eaten. She dislikes housework almost as much as she dislikes anchovies – and will do anything to avoid both. Emily has two mischievous rescue cats that like to sprawl across her keyboard, regardless of whether Emily is typing on it, or not.

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Sparky The Dragon Bus by Sue Wickstead #Coverreveal

I’m so excited to be on the cover reveal for Sparky The Dragon Bus today. I’m a big fan of Sue’s wonderful books. Without further ado, here it is *drum roll please *

Synopsis

Sparky isn’t your typical double-decker bus.

Behind the dragon and magical paintings, she’s full of fun and adventures for all children.

Jump aboard to find out what makes Sparky so special.

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All About Sue

I am an author and a teacher and have written six children’s picture books, all with a bus included somewhere.

Having been able to share my first book, ‘Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus’, it was time to think about writing a book for younger readers.

While visiting a local school the children were writing stories about a journey, we read Jay-Jay’s book and then I remembered a book that I had written some years before and I read this to the class too, and they loved it.

The original story was based on a walk with my class around the neighbourhood of Bewbush, Crawley. The walk had led to map work and sequencing. Then together with the class I wrote an imaginative adventure.

The events we imagined were put into a class book. The book was shared with many classes and it was always a favourite.

Now years later I decided it was time to update, improve and look at publishing the book.

There is indeed a walk around the district of Bewbush. and following the publication of the book I went back to see if and how the neighbourhood had changed.

‘Oh, I see you have written a book without a bus!’ commented a friend.

But, look through the pages and you will see there always has to be a bus!

The neighbourhood of Bewbush was a new estate built in Crawley town in the 1970’s. The area was built without any shops, school or safe places for children to play. It was an area of high need and was supported by a special playbus which offered a much-needed playgroup venue.

I also undertake events and author bookings and love to share my stories. There are also a few more stories in the writing process, with links to real events and buses.

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Reach For A Star by Kathryn Freeman #Blogtour #Review #Giveaway

Synopsis

What if your dreams were so close you could reach out and touch them?

How could anyone resist Michael Tennant, with his hypnotic blue eyes and voice like molten chocolate? Jessie Simmons certainly can’t. But Jessie’s a single mum who can’t sing to save her life – there’s no way she’ll ever cross paths with the star tenor.

At least that’s what she thinks until she’s unexpectedly invited to take part in a new reality TV show.

The premise? Professional singers teach hopeless amateurs how to sing. The surprise? Jessie’s partner is none other than Michael Tennant!

As she becomes better acquainted with the man behind the voice, will Jessie find out the hard way that you should never meet your idols? Or will she get more than she bargained for?

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Wow, what a book! I have been totally mesmerised by Reach For A Star, It’s been a delicious rollercoaster of a read and one I was so sad to finish.

I feel as if I have experienced every emotion there is, from butterflies in my stomach to feeling sick when it seemed Jessie and Michael’s relationship wouldn’t stand the test of time.

Reach For A Star has become my new happy place, it’s a total feel good read, and one I was more than happy to drawn into the pages of.

Kathryn has the wonderful knack of bringing characters to life whilst creating totally believable people. I adored every character in this book. Jessie is down to earth and reminded me so much of a few of my friends. Michael was a dreamboat main man! I liked the way he was portrayed as being very different to his public persona when not in the spotlight which I’m sure is true of many celebrities. Kathryn has done a fantastic job of writing a love story with home truths. I totally got how Jessie felt when introducing her children to the new man in her life, the guilt, mixed emotions and feeling torn between two people.

Kathryn has become one of my favourite authors this year and Reach For A Star is definitely in my top reads of 2019.

5* review from me.

All About Kathryn

A former pharmacist, I’m now a medical writer who also writes romance. Some days a racing heart is a medical condition, others it’s the reaction to a hunky hero.

With two teenage boys and a husband who asks every Valentine’s Day whether he has to buy a card (yes, he does), any romance is all in my head. Then again, his unstinting support of my career change proves love isn’t always about hearts and flowers – and heroes come in many disguises.

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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