Moonbeams in a jar – Christine Stovell

When Chloe Potter wishes on a star that she’ll find a man who’ll accept her and her noisy dachshund Wilma, she doesn’t think that she’ll bump into one quite so soon …
But almost immediately she meets Ryan Green and his boisterous basset hound, Fred. Ryan is larger than life, ruggedly handsome and, most importantly, a dog lover – surely a match made in heaven?
But Chloe soon finds that trying to tie a man like Ryan down is like trying to catch moonbeams in a jar. Ryan’s job as a photographer means that when he’s not in the middle of a war zone, he’s trying to catch just the right light at the top of Mount Snowdon.
Chloe wants stability and when it becomes clear that Ryan will always put his job first, she knows she has to move on. But then a once-in-a-lifetime trip unexpectedly brings them together once again …



My review

Sometimes you think you have to be there for other people to help them through bad times. That’s a good thing of course, but was it not a convenient excuse for hiding yourself and not moving on?
Meet Chloe.
Sometimes you think you have it all. A job you love, making your own schedule and do as you please, a great career, but what does it mean if you don’t have someone to share your life with? When you realize that, it’s time to make changes, changes you would never have thought you would be willing te make before.
Meet Ryan.
If you are in for not one but two a lovestories, this is a book you should read. I am certain you will enjoy it. 4 stars.

Thank you, Christine Stovell and Choc Lit.


About the author

Winning a tin of chocolate in a national essay competition at primary school inspired  Christine Stovell to become a writer! After graduating from University of East Anglia, she took various jobs in the public sector writing research papers and policy notes by day and filling up her spare drawers with embryonic novels by night.  Losing her dad to cancer made her realise that if she was ever going to get a novel published she had to put her writing first. Setting off, with her husband, from a sleepy seaside resort on the east coast in a vintage wooden boat to sail halfway round Britain provided the inspiration for her Little Spitmarsh series. Her debut novel, Turning The Tide was a top 100 Bestseller with Amazon Kindle and spent months in the Top 10 Chart for Adult Contemporary Romance. Christine has also published numerous short stories and articles. Christine lives in Wales.