#BookReview + #Giveaway ~ Hattie Goes To Hollywood by @CarolineJames12 #Cosy Mystery @rararesources #FridayReads

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Hattie Goes To Hollywood, courtesy of Rachel’s Random Resources.

My Thoughts

Hattie Goes To Hollywood features one of my favourite characters from a couple of Caroline James’ previous books, although it’s not necessary to have read those to enjoy this one.

Recently bereaved, Hattie Mulberry has inherited her aunt’s cottage in the small fictional village of Hollywood, set in the picturesque Cumbrian countryside, and complete with pub, village green and local shop.

Hattie’s newly acquired cottage is quite dilapidated and although she is in the process of renovating with lots of help from her neighbour, Marjorie and also Alf, an old friend/handyman, she is bored. Used to a busy life, when Marjorie asks Hattie to look into the apparent suicide of her husband, she jumps at the chance and her newly formulated plan, H&H Investigations, becomes a serious venture. She can always rely on the help of her dear friend, policeman Harry the Helmet if necessary. 

Hattie is as full of life and engaging as I remember, always ready for what she calls a ‘livener’ and seems to have found a new best friend…Drake the duck takes up residence in her back garden. A new relationsip of the human variety also seems on the cards. 

With a wonderful cast of well developed characters and lots of humorous quips, particularly from Alf, there’s never a dull moment in Hollywood. Hattie has integrated well into village life. Finding out there has been more than one suicide is a shock and Hattie is determined to find out what’s been going on.  

Hattie Goes to Hollywood is a well written and fun cosy mystery, well plotted with a larger than life leading lady.

About the Book

A Cumbrian Village…
Three suicides…
A red-hot summer…

Join super-sleuth Hattie as tempers and temperatures rise in the Cumbrian village of Hollywood. With mischief and shenanigans aplenty, will Hattie discover the truth?

A funny and intriguing mystery – the first in a new series by Caroline James

When recently bereaved Hattie Mulberry inherits her aunt’s dilapidated cottage in the village of Hollywood in Cumbria, she envisages a quiet life. But retired hotelier Hattie is bored and when her neighbour asks her to investigate a suspicious suicide, Hattie’s career takes a new direction and H&H Investigations is born. During the hottest summer for years, Hattie discovers there have been three recent suicides in Hollywood and she determines to find out why. Temperatures rise as she throws herself into village life and, with mischief and shenanigans aplenty, Hattie has her work cut out. But will she establish the truth?

Purchase Links ~ Amazon UK | Amazon US

About the Author

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. In her spare time, Caroline can be found trekking up a mountain or relaxing with her head in a book and hand in a box of chocolates.

Books by Caroline James:

  • Coffee Tea the Gypsy & Me, 
  • Coffee Tea the Chef & Me
  • Coffee Tea the Caribbean & Me
  • Jungle Rock
  • The Best Boomerville Hotel
  • Hattie Goes to Hollywood

Social Media Links  ~ Website | Twitter | Facebook | Amazon

Giveaway to Win a cuddly Drake toy! (Open INT)

If you’d like to be in with a chance to win Drake, Hattie’s faithful pet duck! Tall Drake & Handsome ~ a gorgeous soft toy who will be your friend for life, please click the Rafflecopter link.

*Terms and Conditions –Worldwide entries welcome. The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then Rachel’s Random Resources reserves the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over.  Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to 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.

#BlogTour #Extract ~ When Adam Met Evie by @GiuliaSkye ~ Roadtrip #Romance @rararesources

For my stop on the blog tour, I have an extract to share with you, courtesy of Giulia and Rachel’s Random Resources.

When Adam Met Evie – extract intro

Adam is a Canadian celebrity-sportsman who’s fled scandal back home by jumping on a flight to Australia. He pretends to be an “ordinary” tourist, travelling incognito, but he’s just been recognised and is now in a hurry to leave town. He knows he’s got a better chance of staying hidden if he teams up with other travellers but the only person he knows is the British woman who caught him sneaking into the campground showers the day before… 

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#Interview with K.J. McGillick #Author of ONE #Psychological #Thriller @KJMcGillickAuth @rararesources

Today I have an interview with K.J. McGillick, courtesy of Rachel’s Random Resources, as part of the mini blog blitz for ONE.

Where did/do you get your ideas from?

The ideas from my books come from my varied and usual background in the law, medicine and international travel.

How do you pick your characters names?

Some just come to me and others I try to pick based upon the ethnicity after doing some research.

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#CoverReveal ~ The Breaking: Northern Witch Book 3 #Fantasy @rararesources @ksmarsden #TuesdayBookBlog

Today I have a cover reveal to share, courtesy of Rachel’s Random Resources.

The Breaking (Northern Witch #3)

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Mini #BlogBlitz ~ #GuestPost by Patricia Ann Bowen Author of The Cure #SciFi #Romance @WoodsgalWrites @rararesources

Welcome to my stop on the mini blog blitz for The Cure, organised by Rachel’s Random Resources.

Today I have a guest post to share with you, so it’s over to Patricia…

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#GuestPost + #Giveaway ~ A Degree of Uncertainty by @NicolaKSmith #ContemporaryFiction @rararesources

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for A Degree of Uncertainty, courtesy of Rachel’s Random Resources.

I have a giveaway and a guest post to share explaining how inanimate objects helped author Nicola K Smith portray her key protagonist, the dastardly Dawn Goldberg. Over to you, Nicola…

One of the key protagonists in A Degree of Uncertainty is Dawn Goldberg, the ruthlessly ambitious Vice Chancellor of Cornwall’s Poltowan University, who is set on expanding the institution regardless of the impact on local residents. She is a complex character with few confidantes – apart from a statue and a photograph…. 

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#BlogBlitz ~ Rocks and Flowers in a Box (Lorna and Tristan Series #2) by @cynthiahilston @rararesources #TuesdayBookBlog

Welcome to this One Day Bog Blitz feature, courtesy of Rachel’s Random Resources.

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#BlogBlitz ~ In The Heart of Windy Pines by Holly Tierney-Bedord #Giveaway #MysteryNovella @rararesources @HollyTierney

Welcome to the One Day Blog Blitz for In The Heart of Windy Pines, courtesy of Rachel’s Random Resources.

About the Book

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