When the Stars Sang (Little Sister Island Book 1) by Caren J Werlinger #ContemporaryFiction #TuesdayBookBlog

515Ap+LpMoLAuthor: Caren J Werlinger

Published: March 2018 by Corgyn Publishing

Category: Contemporary Fiction, Romance, Drama, F/F

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Nearly twenty-five years ago, Kathleen Halloran’s brother drowned during the last summer they ever spent with their grandmother on a remote island off Maine’s coast. Like a siren’s call she can’t resist, Kathleen is pulled back to Little Sister Island. She leaves her job and her girlfriend, packs up her few belongings, and moves into her grandmother’s cottage.

After almost twenty five years Kathleen (Katie) Halloran is returning to Little Sister, a tiny and remote island off the Maine coast. Her grandmother had lived there all her life and Katie and her brother spent summers there as children…until that summer twenty five years ago when tragedy changed everything. Now her grandmother has passed and Katie feels the need to distance herself from her estranged parents and a toxic relationship. The cottage on Little Sister is the perfect solution.

Continue reading

Elle’s A to Z of Love by Claire Huston #Romance #ContemporaryFiction @ClaraVal

51NmkY+wDDSAuthor: Claire Huston

Published: July 2021 by Goldcrest Books International

Category: Romance, Relationships, Contemporary Fiction

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Haileybrook, a beautiful village in the peaceful Cotswolds countryside, is most people’s idea of heaven on earth.

Born and raised in this small slice of paradise, Elle Bea can’t wait to leave.

It should be easy, but every time she packs her bags for exotic adventures, old loves and loyalties pull her back.

Will Elle be forced to forget her dreams of far-flung places and epic romance, or can she grab one last chance to have it all?

An uplifting, romantic story about friends, family and the relationships that make a place a home.

We meet Elle Bea the day after her 23rd birthday, secreted in a hidden corner of the library and wandering the streets of Florence in her imagination, immersed in E.M. Forster’s Room With A View. Elle, just returned from university, has never been abroad and can’t wait to leave the quiet confines of Haileybrook for a European tour with her friend, Serena, in the summer. But life can be anything but straightforward and often things don’t go to plan. 

Continue reading

#SpotlightFeature #Extract ~ Right Once Again by @SummeritaRhayne #TuesdayBookBlog

Today I have a short extract to share from the new romance by Summerita Rhayne…

extractbanner

‘There is too much in our past, Adith.’ She shook her head. ‘You would never be able to forgive me and as for understanding…if I had any hope, don’t you think I would have tried?’

To her surprise, he stayed quiet. He didn’t argue that she should have tried. Then she realized he was so set on the next step he was going to bide his time. Like a patient jaguar. She saw it in his eyes, eyes that had always fascinated her. Brown and grey, intense or light depending on his mood and they showed varied shades now.

Continue reading

#GuestPost ~ Christina Courtenay #author of Tempted by the Runes #HistoricalRomance #Giveaway @PiaCCourtenay @rararesources

I’m delighted to welcome Christina Courtenay with a guest post and giveaway as part of the blog tour organised by Rachel’s Random Resources.

Tempted By The Runes

In the 860s AD when the Vikings first started to settle on Iceland, it was completely uninhabited. There had apparently been a few Irish monks who had somehow made their way there to live in isolation, and possibly the odd ship that had been blown off course, but unlike most other places that were colonised, the newcomers didn’t have to fight anyone for possession of the land. It was just there for the taking. That must have been an amazing feeling!

Continue reading

#GuestPost by D.A. Baden ~ author of Habitat Man @DABadenauthor @rararesources #Humour #Romance #Ecology

I’m delighted to welcome D.A. Baden with a guest post as part of the blog tour for her novel, Habitat Man, courtesy of Rachel’s Random Resources.

Habitat Man

Guest Post

Habitat Man…Fiction as therapy for both the reader and the writer.

It’s hard to escape the climate crisis and biodiversity crisis. Everywhere we go we seem to be confronted by dreadful images of whales swimming in plastic, forests on fire, barren ground cleared by deforestation. It’s particularly bad for me in my job as a sustainability academic. To keep myself positive and sane, I focus my attention on some of the solutions out there. I try to keep up with the latest sustainable innovations, but it is the numerous wonderful projects and people who are working locally in their patch to turn things around that really fascinate me.

Continue reading

#PublicationDayPush ~ A Winter Wedding at Mistletoe Gate Farm by Helen J Rolfe #ContemporaryFiction @HJRolfe @rararesources

I’m delighted to be joining the Publication Day Push for Helen J Rolfe’s novel, A Winter Wedding at Mistletoe Gate Farm, courtesy of Rachel’s Random Resources.

A Winter Wedding at Mistletoe Gate Farm

My Thoughts

A Wedding At Mistletoe Gate Farm focusses on Tilly, the owner of Tilly’s Bits’n’Pieces, a shop she inherited from her grandmother via her father. He wasn’t too pleased that Tilly had opted to forgo university in favour of the shop but Tilly had found her calling. She loved the shop, and loved stocking it with individual and eclectic items. So much so, she was running out of space.

Continue reading

#PublicationDayPush ~ Snow-Kissed Proposals by @JenniAuthor and @ElisabethHobbes #FestiveShorts #HistoricalRomance @rararesources

Welcome to the publication day push for Snow-Kissed Proposals, courtesy of Rachel’s Random Resources.

Snow-Kissed Proposals

My Thoughts

The Christmas Runaway

The Christmas Runaway finds Fiona MacKay lost in the Scottish Highlands, soaked through by the relentless drizzle and wearing uncomfortable new ankle boots. She had acted impulsively, running away from what she considered an unbearable suituation at home, deciding to visit her friend Mhairi in the hopes of making her father see sense. Her maid, Emily, and luggage were waiting at the train station, and now here was this unkempt stranger offering to take her to her destination. She should have listened to Emily and stayed the night in Aberdeen but she’d been too stubborn.

Continue reading

The Moon Over Kilmore Quay by @HappyMrsH #ContemporaryFiction #Family #TuesdayBookBlog

41PKLeSyuyLAuthor: Carmel Harrington

Published: May 2021 by HarperCollins

Category: Contemporary Fiction, Romance, Family

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Brooklyn, New York,
Bea has grown up in the heart of the Irish community, always hearing stories of home. When she discovers a letter from her younger self, written years before, it sends her deep into her own family history.

Kilmore Quay, Ireland.
Years earlier, Lucy Mernagh leaves her much-loved home and family in search of the New York dream. The Big Apple is a world away from the quiet village she grew up in, and the longing for home aches within her.

Bea O’Connor, one of the second generation of Irish immigrants born in Brooklyn, always felt that Ireland was a large part of her heritage and who she was. She’d grown up listening to the nostalgic stories told by her grandparents and dreamed of Ireland and visiting there one day. She’s torn between her love of New York and the call of Ireland, not knowing quite where she belongs.

Continue reading

#BlogTour #Extract ~ Love and Lavender: A Mayfield Family Romance (Book 4) by @JosiSKilpack #HistoricalRomance #AustenprosePR @ShadowMountn #TuesdayBookBlog

I’m delighted to be sharing an extract today from Love and Lavender, a Regency romance, for my stop on the blog tour.

Love and Lavender Blog Tour Graphic

First here’s what the book is about…

Title: Love and Lavender: A Mayfield Family Romance (Book 4)

Series: Proper Romance

Author: Josi S. Kilpack

Genre: Historical Romance, Regency Romance, Inspirational Fiction

Publisher: Shadow Mountain Publishing (November 2, 2021)

Length: (320) pages

Format: Trade paperback, eBook, & audiobook 

Tour Dates: November 1-28, 2021 Continue reading

#ThrowbackThursday ~ Snowflakes On Christmas Street by Ivy Pembroke #ContemporaryFiction #Romance

‘Take a trip to the most charming street in town.’

This is a lovely story published 4 years ago.

throwbackthursday

My Thoughts

Bill Hammersley has lived on Christmas Street for ever. Bill remembers fondly when it was a friendly street and people knew and understood each other and he doesn’t like the way things have changed. But things have changed and now there’s little to no interaction or sense of community between the neighbours. Bill has become more and more stubborn and solitary, with no visitors apart from Jack.

Continue reading