The Lake House by Christie Barlow / #Review #BlogTour @rararesources @ChristieJBarlow 

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Love Heart Lane #5

There’s a newcomer to the village of Heartcross and she’s never been more in need of a friend.  Ella is ready to start afresh ––and that could mean there’s love on the horizon in the form of the gorgeous Roman, the local water taxi driver. Every day Roman is there to ferry Ella to the restaurant on the other side of the lake and every night he makes sure she gets home safe. But Roman has secrets of his own…

Can the Love Heart Lane community offer Ella a chance of a new life? Or will the ghosts of her past catch up with her?

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Review

Normally the stories start in Heartcross, but not this time. The author takes to England for the prologue, but soon we jump on a train to Scotland where the real fun begins.

Fun is what I call this series. The books have everything they need to entertain the readers: a fair amount of romance, mixed with some drama and humour and a lot of friendship.

When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. That’s very true. You have to try and leave the bad things behind and look forward to the future, but honestly what is lemonade without some sugar? And that’s taken care of by friends who support you through and through and that special one.

Every cloud has a silver lining. It seems like Ella’s were black and she did not really see a way out, but that’s what Heartcross does: turning someone’s life around, making the clouds disappear and making you smile like you never smiled before.

Once you arrive in the little village, you never want to leave and honestly who would want to? It’s a place where you are accepted, loved and found happiness. It sounds like heaven on earth. 😊

This was part 5 of the series and I still cannot get enough. Book 6? Yes, please. Any time. 5 stars.

Thank you, Christie Barlow and Rachel’s Random Resources

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About the author

Christie Barlow is the author of ten bestselling romantic comedies including A Home at Honeysuckle Farm, Love Heart Lane and Clover Cottage. She lives in a ramshackle cottage in a quaint village in the heart of Staffordshire with her four children and two dogs.

Her writing career has come as a lovely surprise when Christie decided to write a book to teach her children a valuable life lesson and show them that they are capable of achieving their dreams. Christie’s dream was to become a writer and the book she wrote to prove a point went on to become a #1 bestseller in the UK, USA, Canada and Australia.

When Christie isn’t writing she enjoys playing the piano, is a keen gardener and loves to paint and upcycle furniture.

Christie is an ambassador for the @ZuriProject alongside Patron of the charity, Emmerdale’s Bhasker Patel. They raise money and awareness for communities in Uganda.

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Author Links

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/christie_barlow/?hl=en

Website www.christiebarlow.com 

Twitter @ChristieJBarlow 

Facebook page Christie Barlow author

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Book Links

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B086115DK9/

US – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B086115DK9/

Did My Love Life Shrink in the Wash? by Kristen Bailey / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @mrsbaileywrites

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Sure, my bedroom gets lots of action. It’s called snoring.

Will and I didn’t have a clue what we were signing up for. It turns out that there’s loads we weren’t warned about:

1) You’ll spend more time spooning your child’s cuddly donkey than your own boyfriend.
2) Communication with your other half will be via post-it notes on the fridge, mainly telling him to buy more milk.
3) If you make the mistake of going to a nightclub you’ll nod off, drool, and be woken up by an angry bouncer.
4) In the middle of the night you’ll be begging Siri for advice on getting your baby to sleep. (Whale music doesn’t work.)
5) Sex is something that happened in another dimension.

But even if I feel like I’m waiting for my motherhood powers to come in the post, at least I’ve got Will. Our old life – festivals, sambuca shots, an actual sex life – might be a distant memory, but we can get through anything together, can’t we?

At least that’s what I thought until, one day, Will walked out on us… If I’m on my own (apart from Siri, obviously) can I do this whole parenting thing? Or I am destined to lose my sanity one sleepless night at a time?

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Review

Wooohooo book 3 in this fabulous series and I loved it as much as the other 2.

The Callaghan sisters… 5 great women. They are all different, but the have one thing in common: they always have each other’s back. They stick together no matter what or where they are.

I already had the pleasure of reading the first two books and was enjoying them thoroughly. Although they are all utterly hilarious, there are some emotional rollercoasters involved too.

Every book puts one of the sisters in the spotlight, but because, as I said before, they are always there for each other, the whole family is always present too.  

This time it was middle sister Beth’s turn to give us in peek into her every day life and if you have children too, you will recognize yourself in some (a lot of) situations she finds herself in.

The author lights up my day with her stories. Winter, clouds, rain, fed up with 2020,… take one of this author’s books and the sun will come out.

I am sad there are  only 5 sisters but on the other hand I am happy there are still 2 more books to come and to look forward to. 5 stars.

Thank you, Kristen Bailey and Bookouture

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About the author

Mother-of-four, gin-drinker, binge-watcher, receipt hoarder, enthusiastic but terrible cook. Kristen also writes. She has had short fiction published in several publications including Mslexia & Riptide. Her first two novels, Souper Mum and Second Helpings were published in 2016. In 2019, she was long listed in the Comedy Women in Print Prize and has since joined the Bookouture family. She writes women’s fiction and she hopes her novels have fresh and funny things to say about modern life, love and family.

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Author Links

website: www.kristenbaileywrites.com.

 @mrsbaileywrites

https://www.facebook.com/kristenbaileywrites/ 

 https://www.instagram.com/kristenbaileywrites/

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One Winter Morning by Isabelle Broom / #Review @MichaelJBooks @Isabelle_Broom

Genie isn’t feeling very festive this December.

The frosty mornings and twinkling fairy lights only remind her it’s been a whole year since she lost her adoptive mother, who took her in as a baby and raised her as her own.

She’s never felt more alone – until she discovers her birth mother’s identity.

And where to find her: New Zealand, half the world away.

Travelling there could be her one chance to meet the woman who gave her up.

But will she find the answers she has been looking for? Or something she could never have expected?

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Review

Unfortunately tragic things happen daily. When you read about them in the papers or hear about them on the news, your heart goes out to the victims and their families. You count your blessings that your family is still safe and sound.

But one day it’s your life that is turned upside down. It’s bad, but it’s even worse when your are convinced you are to blame.

Result:  you hide away from everything and everybody until someone thinks it’s time to do something about it. You are shocked by what you are told, but also intrigued and with a few (not so small) pushes you embark on an adventure.

Will a trip to the other end of the world cure you? Will you find what you came for or does life decide to give you some extras?

I think it’s the first time I read a book taking place in New-Zealand. It’s a part of the world you don’t hear a lot about and for me it was a nice change. I was not only captivated by the beautiful story, but also by the beautiful country. If I did not dislike flying so much, I would already be busy browsing the travel guides.

I loved the story. It filled with emotions and Tui most certainly was my favourite character. I not only loved her, but I also loved the way the people surrounding her were treating her. 5 stars.

Thank you, Isabelle Broom and Penguin 

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About the author

Isabelle Broom was born in Cambridge nine days before the 1980s began and studied Media Arts in London before joining the ranks at Heat magazine, where she remains the Book Reviews Editor. Always happiest when she off on an adventure, Isabelle now travels all over the world seeking out settings for her novels, as well as making the annual pilgrimage to her true home – the Greek island of Zakynthos. Currently based in Suffolk, where she shares a cottage with her dog Max and approximately 467 spiders, Isabelle fits her writing around a busy freelance career and tries her best not to be crushed to oblivion under her ever-growing pile of to-be-read books.

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Author Links

 Twitter and Instagram @Isabelle_Broom 

Facebook under Isabelle Broom Author

isabellebroom.com

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Book Link

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/One-Winter-Morning-Isabelle-Broom/dp/1405935502/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1606745753&sr=1-1

A Summer to Remember in Herring Bay by Angela Britnell / #Review #BlogTour @rararesources @ChocLituk @angelabritnell

 

Essy Havers is good at finding things. Her company specialises in helping clients track down anything, from missing china pieces to rare vintage clothing. But now Essy has something more important to find: herself.
Essy has always been curious about her mother’s secret past and her Cornish roots. So, when the opportunity arises, she hops on a plane in Tennessee and ends up in Herring Bay in Cornwall; the village where her mother grew up.
But once there, she’s mystified by the reactions of the villagers when they realise who she is. Was Essy’s decision to visit Cornwall a mistake, or will it lead to a summer she’ll never forget?

 

 

Review

The author has written another lovely romantic story,but there is a lot more going on than just romance. I love the banter between Essy and Ruan, but they also need to face some serious talking. Some things have happened in the past between their families and maybe their love can glue again what has been broken so badly or will they have to throw in the towel because some things just cannot be mended?

Love is meant for all ages, but lies and jealousy are standing in the way of happiness. Not everything that happens is what is seems, but you are too stubborn to see it in any other way. Sometimes you confuse the feelings you have for someone with love and you end up feeling miserable and hurting other people too even though you never meant to.

You should always try to solve your problems, but often the feelings are still to raw and time goes by. You forsake happiness and live with the regrets. It’s never too late to make up, right? You can consider this story a textbook case of how it is done. 🙂

A very enjoyable read. 4 stars

Thank you, Angela Britnell, Choc Lit and Rachel’s Random Resources

 

About the author

Angela grew up in Cornwall, England and returns frequently from her new home in Nashville, Tennessee to visit family and friends, drink tea and eat far too many Cornish pasties!

A lifelong love of reading turned into a passion for writing contemporary romance and her novels are usually set in the many places she’s visited or lived on her extensive travels. Thanks to over three decades of marriage to her wonderful American husband she’s a huge fan of transatlantic romance and always makes sure her characters get their own happy-ever-after.

She is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, the Romance Writers of America and the Music City Romance Writers. Her first novel ‘Truth and Consequence’ was published in 2006 and she’s now had over 30 novels published internationally and several short stories in women’s magazines.

 

Author Link

Website : http://www.angelabritnellromance.com/

www.facebook.com/angelabritnell  

www.twitter.com/angelabritnell 

Instagram as Angela Golley Britnell

 

 

 

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The Wife by Shalini Boland / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @ShaliniBoland

 

 

Zoe fainted on her wedding day, and she never knew why. She’s always felt sure something bad happened. Ten years later, she’s going to find out what…

It was supposed to be the happiest day of her life. Zoe was sitting in her hotel room, in her perfect white dress, looking forward to the moment when she would make kind, handsome Toby her husband.

Then, there was a blank.

They said she must have fainted, overcome with emotion. But nothing felt quite right afterwards. Did something happen in that missing time?

Now, Toby and Zoe have two beautiful children and a perfect life. They’re planning their ten-year anniversary party for their family and friends. The invitations have been sent, the food ordered. They’re going back to the grand hotel where they got married.

But as the anniversary gets closer, it becomes clear not everyone is looking forward to celebrating. Zoe catches Toby lying about where he’s been. One of her best friends seems to be ignoring her. And someone is spreading stories that might stop the party from happening at all.

Zoe is increasingly sure that she doesn’t have the full story. But does she want to know the truth, if it will destroy everything?

 

 

Review

After having finished this book, I opened my jewelry box and put this priceless, precious gem of a book inside of it. 

From the very first few sentences I was lost, lost in this captivating story. The world might have stopped turning and I would not have noticed. I was too enthralled. 

The author takes us on a trip from the present to the past and back again and I read at light speed. I could not stop myself. The book took over and I had no say in this. 

How would you feel when you come around and feel like something is missing put you can’t put your finger on it? It keeps playing in your head but to no avail. But one thing is for sure: the truth always comes out even if you have to wait 10 years for it. Maybe you wished you never remembered…

A brilliant book, without a doubt. 5 stars

Thank you, Shalini Boland and Bookouture

 

About the author

Shalini lives in Dorset, England with her husband, two children and Jess their cheeky terrier cross. Before kids, she was signed to Universal Music Publishing as a singer songwriter, but now she spends her days writing suspense thrillers (in between school runs and hanging out endless baskets of laundry). 

 

Author Links

http://www.facebook.com/ShaliniBolandAuthor

http://www.shaliniboland.co.uk

https://twitter.com/ShaliniBoland

 

 

Book Links

Amazon: https://bit.ly/2QOWjOB

Apple: https://apple.co/336FRR1

Kobo: https://bit.ly/2X3KbfW

Google: https://bit.ly/310OERO

False Front by Debbie Baldwin / #Review @debbaldwinstl

 

Bishop Security Series, Book 1

Emma Porter is not real. She is an accomplished young woman, living a fulfilling life in New York City, working for an online news agency, and striving toward normalcy. The truth, however, is something else. She was once Emily Webster, a child of privilege, and the twenty-first century Lindbergh Baby. Her high-profile, unexplained abduction and subsequent rescue led to a childhood of paranoia and preparedness, as her kidnapper remained at large and still on the hunt. With her father’s guidance and resources, Emily became Emma Porter, living each day in her new identity, vigilant and unattached. Unattached but for the seemingly unbreakable tether that connects her to the man who, as a young boy, lived next door. 

Like Emma, Nathan Bishop is not what he seems. Preparing to helm his family’s defense contracting company, Nathan is better known for his womanizing and reckless behavior than his business acumen. His striking image peppers the pages of society tabloids and police blotters, but beneath the facade of a rake, lurks a warrior. When an arms dealer procures a lethal bioweapon and is rumored to be selling it on U.S. soil, Nathan and his team must use every resource at their disposal to stop the threat. 

With danger closing in, fate, once again, puts Emma in Nathan’s path, and the two must determine if the weathered bond between them is enough to find the truth behind their false fronts.

 

 

Review

When the author contacted me she was certain I was going to love the book. I can only imagine how it must feel to give your ‘baby’ to someone and hope they love it as much as you do. I, for one, am not someone who likes to disappoint anyone and it made me a bit anxious to start reading it.

Well, ‘mama’ Debbie, I liked your story a lot. Some parts were maybe a bit confusing but they were explained later on. It kept me wondering what was going on and made me want to go on reading. I can be frustrating but good things happen to those who wait. 😉

Some guys are really tough. They are like a brick wall, but when love is concerned they melt as much as anyone else. Some girls are soft, but never underestimate them.

I enjoyed the mixture of hard-boiled scenes, sexy ones and those filled with love. If this concoction has your favorite ingredients too, you really should check it out.

4,5 stars.

Thank you, Debbie Baldwin

 

About the author

Debbie Baldwin is a successful print media and television writer. She is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Virginia School of Law.

Debbie and her husband live in Saint Louis, Missouri with their puggle, Pebbles. They have three children in college. False Front is her first novel.

 

Author Links

Website: http://www.debbiebaldwinbooks.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/debbaldwinstl

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DebbieBaldwinBooks/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/debbiebaldwinbooks/

Promo Link: http://bookbuzz.net/blog/romantic-suspense-false-front/

 

 

Book Links

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B087NPSFWB

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/false-front-debbie-baldwin/1136925086?ean=2940162920342

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/false-front-5

iBooks: https://books.apple.com/us/book/false-front/id1509530250?mt=11&app=itunes

IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781642379266

Starcross Manor by Christie Barlow / #Review #BlogTour @rararesources @ChristieJBarlow 

 

 

Love Heart Lane #4

Dying to know more about the brooding and mysterious Flynn Carter and the secrets behind his plans for Starcross Manor?

You won’t want to miss the next spellbinding chapter in the Love Heart Lane series – where friends are there for you no matter what.

When Julia Coleman meets Flynn Carter again in the cosy village of Heartcross it can only mean trouble. Flynn might be rich, brooding and sexy, but Julia knows first-hand he’s ruthless and she plans to watch his every move.

When Julia discovers Flynn’s plans for beautiful Starcross Manor her greatest fears come true.  Because Flynn’s dreams of turning Starcross into a luxury hotel could ruin Julia’s dreams…and finish off the community of Heartcross for good.

Flynn makes it clear he doesn’t want trouble, and he’s not the man Julia thinks he is.  As he sets about convincing the community he’s changed, he hopes he can convince Julia to give him another chance too…

 

 

Review

Who would you believe when something devastating happens? Would it be one of your best friends or the soon husband to be? I guess we all would stand by the friend and wish all the worst possible things to happen to the instigator of the hurt and humiliation. And then you run into that man again …

It must be really great to be part of a small village, filled with friends who don’t hesitate to step in and help when one of their own has a problem. They also close ranks when the future of their businesses is in danger. But sometimes something that looked really bad at first sight, can become heaven on earth.

Who needs a millionaire when you have found love? Unless he is a millionaire of course 😉

I loved this book. I am off now, packing my suitcase and travelling to Starcross Manor. Well, I wish. That’s what happens when authors can write in such a way that you really believe those places exist. I will content myself with visits through the pages of this excellent series. 5 stars.

Thank you, Christie Barlow and Rachel’s Random Resources

 

About the author

Christie Barlow is the international bestselling author of A Year in the Life of a Playground Mother, The Misadventures of a Playground Mother, Kitty’s Countryside Dream, Lizzie’s Christmas Escape, Evie’s Year of Taking Chances, The Cosy Canal Boat Dream, A Home at Honeysuckle Farm, Love Heart Lane and Foxglove Farm. Her writing career came as somewhat a surprise when she decided to write a book to teach her children a valuable life lesson and show them that they are capable of achieving their dreams. The book she wrote to prove a point is now a #1 bestseller in the UK, USA, Canada & Australia.

 

Author Links

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/christie_barlow/?hl=en

Website www.christiebarlow.com 

Twitter @ChristieJBarlow 

Facebook page Christie Barlow author

 

 

Book Links

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Starcross-Manor-Love-Heart-Lane-ebook/dp/B082LY59ZX/

US – https://www.amazon.com/Starcross-Manor-Love-Heart-Lane-ebook/dp/B082LY59ZX/

 

The New Girlfriend by Sheryl Browne / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @SherylBrowne

 

 

Some secrets are more dangerous than others.

Cassie once did something so bad she’s never spoken about it since.

When her beloved son, Josh, dies suddenly in a tragic accident, Cassie is overcome with grief. And, as she cries on her husband’s shoulder, her phone lights up with a message that terrifies her.

I know what you did and I’m going to make you pay.

Somebody from Cassie’s past has found her and they want everyone to know just what kind of a woman she is.

As Cassie struggles to keep the message from her husband, someone knocks on the door of their perfect family home and Cassie discovers she isn’t the only person keeping secrets. Before her stands her son’s girlfriend – a girlfriend Cassie didn’t know about.

And when Cassie closes the door behind the new girlfriend, she has no idea who she has just let into her life. Her biggest secret is about to be revealed. And you won’t believe what Cassie does next…

 

 

Review

You know the feeling: authors you wish they would publish a new book every month because you can’t wait to read a new one. Well, this author is one of them. Each time I see the announcement I am like a kid in a candy store! 😉

You choose your favorite candy and it always tastes amazing, just like stories by this author never disappoint.

There is a lot going on in this story and that confuses the reader in the best possible way. I did not see at first how all these things would come together, but I can assure you that they do and how!

Little by little a light bulb went on in my head but I never guessed what the author still had in store. You have to wait until the whole chandelier is lit to see for the umpteenth time what an incredible writer she is.

I think you already guessed it: this book too deserves 5 stars.

Thank you, Sheryl Browne and Bookouture

 

About the author 

Sheryl Browne writes psychological thriller and edgy contemporary fiction. A member of the Crime Writers’ Association, Romantic Novelists’ Association and awarded a Red Ribbon by The Wishing Shelf Book Awards, Sheryl has several books published and two short stories in Birmingham City University anthologies, where she completed her MA in Creative Writing. 

 

Author Links 

www.facebook.com/SherylBrowne.Author/ 

@SherylBrowne on Twitter

www.sherylbrowne.com

 

 

Book Links 

Amazon: https://bit.ly/2WYANud

Apple: https://apple.co/36E3tfL

Kobo: https://bit.ly/3cd5CzZ

Google: https://bit.ly/36FBL1V

Summer at Serenity Bay by Helen Bridgett / #Review @RubyFiction @Helen_Bridgett

What happens when you send a group of celebrities to a tiny seaside village?

Advertising executive Chloe Walsh thought she was visiting her friend Roisin to get away from it all, but little does she know her kooky friend has a master plan to breathe some life into her sleepy seaside village through a new wellness retreat – and she needs Chloe’s skills.

So starts a community effort to put the retreat, Serenity Bay, on the map. Everyone from Andy at the Surf Shack to Tony at the chocolate shop is involved – even Roisin’s Gran has a few ideas!

But Chloe strikes gold almost too soon, attracting the attention of a major production company. Now a colourful group of celebrities are preparing to descend on Serenity Bay to film a reality TV show. Is the village ready for the fun and scandal that are bound to follow?

 

 

Review

Make sure you have time once you start this book, because I for sure wanted to keep on reading like there was no tomorrow.

Grab yourself a cup of tea (or coffee) or a glass of wine (or soda), disconnect the doorbell and shut down your computer and phone and chillax. 

Chloe and her friends will take you on a journey to Serenity Bay, show you how you can turn a old farm into a retreat with some TLC and bring new life to the little, cozy seaside village. Or at least that’s the plan, but there are always some people who have different ideas and throw a spanner in the works.

Will Chloe succeed anyway or does she have to throw in the towel?

A great and fluently written story that entertained me a lot. 5 stars

Thank you, Helen Bridgett and Ruby Fiction

 

About the author

Having failed miserably with every New Year’s resolution that involved diets, one year, Helen Bridgett set herself a completely different goal – to write a novel and give it as a Christmas present.

Her first novel, The Mercury Travel Club was born and the laugh-out-loud characters took on a life of their own resulting in the sequel, The Heat is On.

This year, a new set of characters take up the main stage in Serenity Bay – a fictional village on the glorious Northumberland coast.

Outside of writing feel good fiction, Helen loves being outdoors walking with the dog and enjoying a glass of wine and banter with friends.

 

Author Link

https://www.facebook.com/HelenBridgettAuthor/

 

 

Book Link

Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Summer-Serenity-Bay-addictively-funny-ebook/dp/B08B8TCP1D/

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/summer-at-serenity-bay

Apple: https://books.apple.com/au/book/summer-at-serenity-bay/id1518789842?mt=11&app=itunes&at=11lNBs   

Nook: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/summer-at-serenity-bay-helen-bridgett/1137184352?ean=2940163071692

Google: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Helen_Bridgett_Summer_at_Serenity_Bay?id=nvftDwAAQBAJ

Website: https://www.rubyfiction.com/dd-product/summer-at-serenity-bay/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54139013-summer-at-serenity-bay

Black Rock Manor by Shaun Baines / #Review @Littlehavenfarm

A Holly Fleet Mystery 1

When Holly Fleet returns to her home village of Little Belton, she expects it to be there.

Arcadia Leisure, a corporation led by an eccentric outsider, buys Black Rock Manor and wants to build a theme park in the heart of Northumberland’s countryside. Houses will be demolished and livelihoods will be lost.

Holly’s cottage may be rundown, but she doesn’t want it to be replaced by a log flume.

A local resident protests and goes missing. Another resident is attacked. While Little Belton holds its breath, frightened to see who might be next, Holly decides to defend her home.

Enlisting the help of Callum Acres, a handsome, young gamekeeper, Holly investigates Arcadia Leisure and discovers secrets the village would like to keep quiet.

If Little Belton is to survive, its residents must work together before Holly’s fresh start becomes a dead end.

 

 

Review

Holly and the villagers of Little Belton have a lot on their plate in this first book of a new series. 

Holly does not only have to find out where the missing person has disappeared to, but also who is responsible for the attack on another villager and has to prevent the village from turning into an amusement park. She can’t do this on her own though and enlists Callum, Black Rock Manor’s gamekeeper. 

She also has private matters to deal with, but the village has to come first. Hopefully there is still time left to solve the rest as well.

Sometimes people you think are working against you are in fact on your side. Time to join forces and when you believe you have found what it takes, fate strikes hard. Were all those efforts in vain or will the solution come from an unexpected angle?

This is a story I finished in one day. I liked the bits of humor the author added and the well built up structure of the book. 4 stars.

Thank you, Shaun Baines

 

About the author

I grew up in South Shields, a coastal town in the north-east of England. When I wasn’t playing on my ZX Spectrum, I was in the library reading non-age appropriate books.

I’ve had a number of soul destroying jobs – door-to-door salesman, statistician, buyer of manufacturing equipment I could barely pronounce. Tired of wearing a shirt and tie to work, I started a gardening business where shorts and grubby T-shirts became mandatory.

It wasn’t until I moved to Scotland that my love of reading gravitated into one of writing. My main interest is in crime fiction from cosy mysteries to hardboiled noir.

 

Author Links

shaunbaines.org

Twitter @littlehavenfarm 

Facebook shaunbaineswriter

 

 

Book Link

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Black-Rock-Manor-Holly-Mystery-ebook/dp/B0871FWMMS/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=black+rock+manor&qid=1593202348&s=digital-text&sr=1-1