Welcome to Kirsty’s Book Buying Addiction!

Welcome to Kirsty’s Book Buying Addiction!

Welcome to my blog, Kirsty’s Book Buying Addiction. It was hard to come up with a name for this blog but with a friend’s help this is it! I seem to have the problem of buying and downloading books and not a lot of time to read them. I also love discovering new and upcoming authors so please any recommendations throw them my way! 😊

The main aim of my blog is to just spread the love of reading. For me reading is my escape I love going into a different world and I need that in my life to be able to deal with my health. I’ve always been an avid reader as far as I can remember, going to the library a lot as a child especially.

Please send any review requests to me through my twitter account via DM @KirstyOughton26 😊📚

#BlogTour for “Staying out for the Summer” by Mandy Baggot

#BlogTour for “Staying out for the Summer” by Mandy Baggot

Synopsis

For NHS nurse, Lucie Burrows, it’s time to put the past behind her and embrace Greek life.

Finally free from the UK restrictions, Lucie is excited for the summer of 2021. When her best friend, Gavin, finds the perfect Greek island getaway, Lucie is sure that this holiday to Corfu is going to be one to remember.

But when a landslide puts the village into a local lockdown, Lucie is thrown together with Michalis Andino, the super sexy village doctor. It’s not quite the escape she had planned, but things could certainly be worse.

As Lucie relaxes into the Greek way of life, she begins to wonder whether this lockdown might just end in a new beginning – and a new love…

My Review

It’s my stop on the blog tour for ‘Staying Out for the Summer’ Thank you to Aria Fiction for the opportunity to take part.

Lucie and Gavin are nurses working in a hospital in the middle of the Covid pandemic when they have decided they need a well deserved break, and where better to jet off to that the amazing island of Corfu, with its clear waters and stunning beaches, and of course sun and plenty of it! Lucie then meets the lovely (and gorgeous!) doctor who sets up a surgery in the grounds of Lucie and Gavin’s holiday home.

Mandy always transports me to the most idyllic places to the point where I just wish I could hop onto a plane and experience it for myself! ‘Staying Out for the Summer’ has made me laugh out loud, to then feeling sympathetic to the character’s back stories! My favourite part actually involves goat wee! (Don’t ask!)

I adore Mandy’s style of narrative to the point that her books just flow so easily so you can concentrate on imagining what is happening with her wonderful characters.

‘Staying out for the Summer’ is about love, friendship and community! I give this beautiful story 4*/5* 😊

Thank you to Aria Fiction for an advanced copy of this book via NetGalley.

Author Bio

Mandy Baggot is an international bestselling and award-winning romance writer represented by Tanera Simons of The Darley Anderson Literary, TV and Film Agency.

The winner of the Innovation in Romantic Fiction award at the UK’s Festival of Romance, her romantic comedy novel, One Wish in Manhattan, was also shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association Romantic Comedy Novel of the Year award in 2016. Mandy’s books have so far been translated into German, Italian, Czech and Hungarian.

Mandy loves the Greek island of Corfu where she has a home. Also a singer, she has taken part in ITV1’s Who Dares Sings and The X-Factor. Most recently, Mandy took part in BBC1’s Ready Steady Cook with Greek celebrity chef, Akis Petretzikis.

Mandy is a member of the Society of Authors and lives near Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK with her husband and two daughters.

Visit Mandy’s website at http://www.mandybaggot.com

#BlogTour for “The Secrets of Meadow Farmhouse” by Katie Ginger

#BlogTour for “The Secrets of Meadow Farmhouse” by Katie Ginger

Synopsis

Amelia loves her life in Paris. But with the surprise inheritance of her childhood home, Meadow Farmhouse, she has no choice but to return to the small village of Meadowbank to restore her great-aunt’s old farmhouse. However returning to Meadowbank means she has to confront her past, including old flame Adam.

When Amelia discovers a locket hidden in the farmhouse, containing the picture of a mysterious World War Two soldier, she starts to uncover the secrets of her great-aunt’s past and is drawn further into village life. Shocked by the warm welcome from the villagers and her own surprising feelings for first love Adam, Amelia is suddenly confused as to where she truly belongs.

Can Amelia finally confront her own past and find where her heart truly calls home?

My Review

It’s my stop on the blog tour for ‘The Secrets of Meadow Farmhouse’ Thank you to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for the opportunity to take part.

This story takes us into Amelia’s world starting in Paris. However her great aunt Vera has left her Meadow Farmhouse in her will, so Amelia heads back to Meadowbank to get it ready to sell. She hasn’t been back in ten years and there’s a lot of unfinished business for her to deal with.

Meadowbank sounds so beautiful and has a massive sense of positive community spirit. Every character featured in this story had such full personalities, where each one brings something totally different to the story.

This is the perfect escapism read that will have you feeling happy, sad and everything in between. I am a fan of Katie’s books, she gives such detailed scenes where you can just imagine it all clearly in your head. I give ‘The Secrets of Meadow Farmhouse’ 4*/5* 😊

Thank you to HQ for an advanced copy of this book via NetGalley.

Author Bio

I’m Katie, a writer of romantic fiction for HarperCollins. If you love funny, feel-good fiction then do check out my Swallowtail Bay series. I’ve also written the Seafront series (The Little Theatre on the Seafront, and Summer Season on the Seafront) and Snowflakes at Mistletoe Cottage.

I live in Kent with my hubby, two kids, and our King Charles Spaniel, Wotsit. As I love a good chinwag, do come and say hello over on Twitter: @KatieGAuthor or on Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/KatieGAuthor. I also blog about random stuff on my website: http://www.keginger.com.

“Before I Saw You” by Emily Houghton

“Before I Saw You” by Emily Houghton

Synopsis

Alice and Alfie are strangers. But they sleep next to each other every night.

Alfie Mack has been in hospital for months recovering from an accident. A new face on the ward is about as exciting as life gets for him right now, so when someone moves into the bed next to him he’s eager to make friends. But it quickly becomes clear that seeing his neighbour’s face won’t happen any time soon.

Alice Gunnersley has been badly burned and can’t even look at herself yet, let alone allow anyone else to see her. She keeps the curtain around her bed firmly closed, but it doesn’t stop Alfie trying to get to know her. And gradually, as he slowly brings Alice out of her shell, might there even be potential for more?

My Review

Alice and Alfie have never met, they find themselves in different traumatic accidents but end up next to each other in a rehabilitation ward in a London hospital. She can’t bare to open her curtains so they connect through conversation.

We meet the very different characters on the ward to such as Nurse Angel and Mr Peterson. They become a family rather than simply patients and staff.

I just wanted to know what happens and at the same time I didn’t want it to end. I would love to know what happens with Alice and Alfie once the story ended (sequel please?)

The way this book has been written is so poignant and touches on the tough subjects such as trauma and depression with such sensitivity and grace.

This story is about love, grief, friendship and to not judge a book by it’s cover. I give ‘Before I Saw You’ 5*/5* 😊

Thank you to Transworld Books for an advanced copy of this book.

“A Summer Escape and Strawberry Cake at the Cosy Kettle” by Liz Eeles

“A Summer Escape and Strawberry Cake at the Cosy Kettle” by Liz Eeles

Synopsis

When Flora finds out about her husband’s secret fling, she escapes to the one place she feels safe: her beloved café, the Cosy Kettle, in the charming village of Honeyford. Serving up cream teas to her café regulars is the perfect way to soothe her broken heart, and although she’s never lived in the area, the little community welcome her with open arms.

She’s soon lodging with local eccentric Luna in her remote and beautiful Starlight Cottage, snuggled between rolling green hills. Luna’s handsome son Daniel lost his wife several years ago, and as Flora gets to know him, sharing walks through the blossom-scented woods, they both slowly begin to heal… and she realises that behind Daniel’s quiet exterior, there’s a passionate nature that makes her forget all about her ex-husband.

As she settles into her new life, hosting a baking competition for the village’s summer celebration seems like a great idea… but with Daniel’s mysterious silences leading Flora to believe he’s hiding secrets, she can’t help but wonder if she can really trust him. And when the race to bake the perfect Victoria sponge stirs up old rivalries between locals, Flora starts to feel like she’s bitten off more than she can chew.

After her new start, will Flora ever truly belong in Honeyford? And, this summer, can she risk opening up her heart again?

My Review

This is my first visit to the quaint village of Honeyford. I didn’t think it mattered that I haven’t gotten around to reading the first in the series and this didn’t confuse me one bit.

This story focuses on Flora and her marriage and time in Honeyford. Her husband Malcolm does the most unforgivable thing which leads Flora to seek residence in Honeyford whilst she tries to work out what she wants in life.

What a dream it would be to own a bookshop and cafe in one! I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Honeyford and can’t wait to go back. The character’s personalities just leap off the page, especially Flora, Caleb and Luna! I wanted Flora to work out what she wanted in life and to put herself first!

This story is about love, friendship, hope and second chances in life. I give ‘A Summer Escape and Strawberry Cake at the Cosy Kettle’ 4*/5* 😊

Thank you to Bookouture for an advanced copy of this book via NetGalley.

Author Bio

Liz writes heart-warming and uplifting women’s fiction about families and relationships, and romantic comedies full of love and laughs. 

She worked as a journalist for years and brought up a family on the south coast of England, all the while writing fiction on the quiet. After being short-listed in a couple of national novel-writing competitions, her dream of being a published author came true when she was signed by Bookouture. 

When not writing, Liz likes walking by the sea, catching up with friends and binge-watching box sets. She also loves hearing from readers and can be contacted at http://www.lizeeles.com, or on Twitter:@lizeelesauthor, Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lizeelesauthor, or Instagram: lizeelesauthor

“And Now You’re Back” by Jill Mansell.

“And Now You’re Back” by Jill Mansell.

Synopsis

One magical winter’s night in Venice, Didi fell in love. But it ended – and he left without even saying goodbye.

Now, thirteen years on, Shay Mason is back.

The old spark is still there, but Didi’s determined to ignore it. As manager of a stunning Cotswolds hotel, she’s happy at last, and soon to be married. Anyway, Shay isn’t staying. He’s made a promise to his father. He’s going to keep it. And then he’ll be gone.

But Shay’s return stirs up long-forgotten emotions, and the scandal that led him to leave raises its head once again. It’s time for buried secrets to come to light. And it seems that this was someone’s intention all along . . .

My Review

When this beautiful book turned up on my doormat a few month early I could have screamed the house down as I’m a huge fan of Jill’s books.

Do second chances really exist? Is it about right place right time? These are the questions you ask yourself when you begin this beautiful story. Didi and Shay cross paths again after thirteen years apart. Shay is brought back to the town of Elliscombe and Didi runs the hotel there. They both have their own set of circumstances to where you don’t know how the story is going to end.

Jill’s creates characters that are magical and I always feel surely the next one can’t be as good as the last and I’m always proven wrong. Jill is one of my go to authors and I will never tire of recommending her to other people. I enjoyed how the story starts in Venice (how magical!?) then we are taken to the close knit community of Elliscombe.

I admit in parts I felt so sad but this story also uplifts your mood tremendously. This book is about grief, friendship and taking chances on true love. I give ‘And Now You’re Back’ a huge 5*/5* 😊

Thank you to Headline Books for an advanced copy of this book.

Author Bio

Jill Mansell’s books are full of love, life and friendship and have been bringing joy to readers for twenty-five years. She started writing fiction while working in the NHS, after joining a local creative writing class. She has since written over twenty Sunday Times bestsellers, including MAYBE THIS TIME, THIS COULD CHANGE EVERYTHING and YOU AND ME, ALWAYS, and her books have sold over 11 million copies around the world. 

Jill’s hobbies include buying stationery, particularly magical new colours of ink for the fountain pen she uses to write all her books – Jill is one of the few authors who still write their books by hand. Jill also loves people-watching and finding new characters to put in her novels. So when you’re out, make sure to always be on your best behaviour. And beware of beady-eyed authors carrying notebooks . . .

Jill keeps in touch with her readers on Twitter – @JillMansell – and Facebook – /OfficialJillMansell.

“Rescue Me” by Sarra Manning

“Rescue Me” by Sarra Manning

Synopsis

Margot doesn’t have time for love.

Will is afraid to love.

And neither of them are expecting to fall in love with Blossom: a gentle Staffy with a tragic past, a belly made for rubbing and a head the size of a football.

After their first meeting at the rescue centre, both Margot and Will want to adopt Blossom so reluctantly agree to share custody. But Will’s obsession for micro-managing and clear-cut boundaries and Margot’s need to smother Blossom with affection, means that soon they have a very confused and badly behaved dog on their hands.

Can they put their differences aside to become successful “co-pawrents” and maybe even friends? And meanwhile, does Blossom have plans of her own?

My Review

After seeing so many positive reviews for this book I just had to get my hands on an early copy and I was excited to be told yes!

‘Rescue Me’ follows the story of Margot and Will and their staffy dog Blossom. They both see Blossom in the dog rescue centre and they both wanted her so they agreed on sharing her. This is two complete strangers so it was intriguing to see how this was going to work out! I won’t go into specifics as I don’t want to spoil the magic for others but I highly recommend you pick up a copy and get comfortable.

I adored the way Sarra slowly brought out both Margot and Will’s character personalities. It left you not wanting to put the book down. Of course I wanted what was best for them both and Blossom. It was Blossom that was the star of the book for me (I don’t even own a dog!) This story made me feel a whole host of emotions, one minute I’m laughing and the next frustrated and finally a huge smile on my face with a tear in my eye.

I can’t wait to discover more of Sarra’s books in the future. I feel like ‘Rescue Me’ is about love, friendship and discovering what you deserve in life. I give this tearjerker 5*/5* 😊

Thank you to Hodder and Stoughton for an advanced copy of this book.

Author Bio

Sarra Manning has been a voracious reader for over forty years and a prolific author and journalist for twenty five.

Her novels, which have been translated into fifteen different languages include Unsticky, You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me, After The Last Dance, The Rise And Fall Of Becky Sharp and her latest, Rescue Me, which publishes in 2021. Sarra has also written over fifteen YA novels, and four light-hearted romantic comedies under a pseudonym. 

She started her writing career on Melody Maker and Just Seventeen, has been editor of ElleGirl and What To Wear and has also contributed to The Guardian, ELLE, Grazia, Stylist, Fabulous, Stella, You Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar and is currently the Literary Editor of Red magazine. 
Sarra has also been a Costa Book Awards judge and has been nominated for various writing awards herself.

She lives in London surrounded by piles and piles of books. 

Twitter: @sarramanning

Instagram: sarra_manning

#BlogTour for “The Lake House” by Christie Barlow @ChristieJBarlow @rararesorces

#BlogTour for “The Lake House” by Christie Barlow @ChristieJBarlow @rararesorces

Synopsis

There’s a newcomer to the village of Heartcross and she’s never been more in need of a friend.

As the new manager of local bistro, The Lake House, 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?

My Review

It’s my stop on the blog tour for the latest instalment of the Love Heart Lane series ‘The Lake House’ Thank you to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for the opportunity to take part.

In this story we focus on Ella Johnson who really needs the solace of Heartcross in the Scottish Highlands after going through a very tough time. She loses a lot but I won’t go into that right now. Her best friend Callie brings her to work at The Lakehouse, a stunning restaurant overlooking the river Heart. The only way to get there is by water taxi and who better to sail this than the gorgeous Roman who also is going through a rough time of it too. It seems that Heartcross is the place to be if you need some extra support in life with a fantastic community at hand.

I adored Delores Henderson, she’s a complete breath of fresh air and it would be amazing to be friends with her. Her singing career started at The Lakehouse so it holds a special place I’m her heart and we also find out more about Delores’ life. If I ever ran into some troubles in life the place I would want to run to is Heartcross. It’s full of love, friendship and it’s like healing a broken heart ❤️

I was so thrilled to read that this series is by no means over! I give ‘The Lake House’ a huge 5⭐️/5⭐️ ☺️

Thank you to One More Chapter for an advanced copy of this book via NetGalley.

Author Bio

Christie Barlow is the international bestselling author of twelve romantic comedies including the iconic Love Heart Lane Series, A Home at Honeysuckle Farm and Kitty’s Countryside Dream. 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 international 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.
Christie loves to hear from her readers and you can get in touch via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Twitter – @ChristieJBarlow
Facebook – Christie Barlow Author
Instagram – christie_barlow

“The Little Vintage Carousel By The Sea” by Jaimie Admans

“The Little Vintage Carousel By The Sea” by Jaimie Admans

Synopsis

What if one moment could change your life forever?

Ness has almost resigned herself to being single forever, when she catches sight of the most gorgeous man she’s ever seen on the train to work.

But just as she plucks up the courage to speak to him – he steps off the train and disappears into the crowds, without realising he’s accidentally dropped his phone!

It’s her ‘glass slipper’ moment, she’s sure of it, she just needs to track him down – all the way to the gorgeous seaside village of Pearlholme, where she finds him restoring a vintage carousel by the sea…

Maybe it’s finally time to follow her heart?

My Review

It’s taken me a while to get around to reading this gem of a story but the wait was totally worth it.

Ness spots Nathan, or Train man as he is known in the beginning on a London train, they have been locking eyes for a while so when Nath drops his phone on the train Ness decides to grab it in the hope of returning it to him. Cue, crazy idea of Ness writing an article for a magazine about Train man and his lost phone with the hope of getting to know him better to return it. She tracks him down in a quaint seaside town where he is restoring a vintage carousel (talk about meet cute!) They clearly both share a special connection even before she physically tracks him down. Obviously not all is as it seems but I won’t go into that part so much.

This was my first read by Jaimie though I have all of her books on my kindle. I can’t wait to read the others as I’ve fallen in love with her writing, I just didn’t want this to end and was pulling for both of the main characters to get their acts together.

It would actually be a beautiful movie too. Jaimie draws you in with her emotive characters and stunning backdrops. ‘The Little Vintage Carousel by the Sea’ is about love, friendship and taking chances. I give this story a glowing 5*/5* 😊

Thank you to HQ for an advanced copy of this book via NetGalley

Author Bio

Jaimie is a 32-year-old English-sounding Welsh girl with an awkward-to-spell name. She lives in South Wales and enjoys writing, gardening, watching horror movies, and drinking tea, although she’s seriously considering marrying her coffee machine. She loves autumn and winter, and singing songs from musicals despite the fact she’s got the voice of a dying hyena. She hates spiders, hot weather, and cheese & onion crisps. She spends far too much time on Twitter and owns too many pairs of boots.
She will never have time to read all the books she wants to read.

She has been writing for years but has only just plucked up the courage to tell people.
She is the author of chick-lit romantic comedies Kismetology and The Chateau of Happily Ever Afters, and young adult romantic comedies Afterlife Academy, Not Pretty Enough, and North Pole Reform School.

Find out more on http://www.jaimieadmans.com or find me on Twitter @be_the_spark

#BlogBlitz for “A Perfect Paris Christmas” by Mandy Baggot @mandybaggot @Aria_Fiction

#BlogBlitz for “A Perfect Paris Christmas” by Mandy Baggot @mandybaggot @Aria_Fiction

Synopsis

United in grief. Pushed apart by tragedy. 

Keeley Andrews knows more than anyone that you only live once. So when she receives an invitation to spend two weeks in Paris, all expenses paid, she jumps at the chance.

Ethan Bouchard has had the worst eighteen months of his life. He’s ready to give up on everything, including his hotel chain. So when he meets Keeley, it simply isn’t the right time.

As Keeley and Ethan continue to bump into each other on the romantic Parisian streets, they can’t help but wonder whether this is fate telling them to let go of the past and leap into the future…

My Review

Today I’m so excited to be taking part in the blog blitz for ‘A Perfect Paris Christmas’ Thank you to Aria Fiction for the opportunity to take part.

In this very festive sweet treat we meet Keeley Andrews who after a personal and painful experience lands in Paris with her best friend Rach. It’s in Paris where Keeley finds love, which sounds so idyllic at Christmas time doesn’t it!? What could possibly go wrong?

In a turn of events early in this story where Mandy explores themes such as tragedy and huge loss for Keeley and her family. But she also goes into the importance of organ donation. You will see what I mean when you read this story for yourself.

I have to say I wished Pepe played a much bigger role but in parts I was giggling (actually I mean belly laughing!) but in others nearly on the verge of tears. It’s a smooth transition between emotions reading this story and that’s down to Mandy’s writing.

I’ve been a fan of Mandy’s books for ages now and I thoroughly enjoy every one I’ve read. ‘A Perfect Paris Christmas’ has all the feels and takes you on a magical journey. I loved each characters development throughout the story. It was amazing to see Keeley flourish and show how strong she is. I give ‘A Perfect Paris Christmas’ a sparkling 5*/5* 😊

Thank you to Aria Fiction for an advanced copy of this book.

Author Bio

Mandy Baggot is an international bestselling and award-winning romance writer represented by Tanera Simons of The Darley Anderson Literary, TV and Film Agency.

The winner of the Innovation in Romantic Fiction award at the UK’s Festival of Romance, her romantic comedy novel, One Wish in Manhattan, was also shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association Romantic Comedy Novel of the Year award in 2016. Mandy’s books have so far been translated into German, Italian, Czech and Hungarian.

Mandy loves the Greek island of Corfu, white wine, country music and handbags. Also a singer, she has taken part in ITV1’s Who Dares Sings and The X-Factor.

Mandy is a member of the Society of Authors and lives near Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK with her husband and two daughters.

Visit Mandy’s website at http://www.mandybaggot.com

#BlogTour for “A Christmas Wedding at the Castle” by Eliza J Scott @ElizaJScott1 @rararesources

#BlogTour for “A Christmas Wedding at the Castle” by Eliza J Scott @ElizaJScott1 @rararesources

Synopsis

Do you believe in fate? Livvie Weatherill does…

This time last year, if anyone had told Livvie Weatherill she’d have fallen in love and would be making plans for her Christmas wedding to Zander Gillespie, she would have laughed in their face. If they’d gone on to say they’d be planning to have their wedding at the imposing Danskelfe Castle, she’d have laughed even louder!

But it would seem fate had plans for her…

Since moving to the pretty moorland village of Lytell Stangdale Livvie is happier than she’s ever been. She’s living with Zander and she’s working at her dream job as a wedding dress designer at Romantique with her friends, Kitty and Violet. It’s fair to say, she’s enjoying immersing herself in village life, from romantic walks in the countryside, to meeting friends at the quaint Sunne Inne. And she can’t think of anything better than rounding off the day cosying up with Zander.

Life is sweet.

Her blossoming friendship with Freda Easton, the endearing but reclusive elderly lady who lives down the lane, has taken everyone by surprise. But Freda has a secret and, in a turn of events no one could predict, she finds herself grateful for Livvie’s fierce loyalty, cementing their friendship further.

Just when things seem to be running smoothly, a face from the past arrives on the doorstep casting a shadow over Livvie’s wedding plans. Adding to the drama, an icy blast of Arctic air brings heavy snowfall to the village, covering the moors in a thick blanket of snow.

Is their love strong enough to withstand the challenges thrown at them? Will they get their magical Christmas wedding?

My Review

It’s my turn on the blog tour for ‘A Christmas Wedding at the Castle’ Thank you to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for the opportunity to take part.

The story focuses on Livvie and Zander, we met Zander in the previous book in the series and this story is about Livvie and Zander’s wedding! However it’s not smooth sailing to the most important day of their lives. It’s an emotional, dramatic but beautiful story.

I’m a massive fan of this whole series and I knew this book would be a festive treat that is needed, especially in these uncertain times. It feels like you are there on the dales with Livvie and the whole gang.

It sounds like such an amazing place to live even in the winter, I would love to be part of such a tight knit community too. I felt for poor Freda and glad she has found a friend in Livvie. I won’t go into specifics but if you need a festive treat to curl up with in these cold and miserable days then this book is highly recommended!

‘A Christmas Wedding at the Castle’ is about love, friendship and determination ❤️ I give ‘A Christmas Wedding at the Castle’ a dazzling 5*/5* 😊

Thank you to Eliza for an advanced copy of this book.

Author Bio

Eliza is proud to be a member of the RNA. She lives in a village in the North Yorkshire Moors with her husband, their two daughters and two mischievous black Labradors. When she’s not writing, she can usually be found with her nose in a book/glued to her Kindle or working in her garden, fighting a losing battle against the weeds.

Eliza also enjoys bracing walks in the countryside, rounded off by a visit to a teashop where she can indulge in another two of her favourite things: tea and cake.

Her biggest weakness is ginger biscuits dunked in tea.

Eliza is inspired by her beautiful surroundings and loves to write heartwarming romance stories with relatable female characters. She enjoys exploring the dynamics of female friendship, with a key feature of her books being how women pull together and support one another when things get tough.

Eliza’s novels will always have happy endings.