#Review : Rosies Travelling Tea Shop by Rebecca Raisin. @jaxandwillsmum @HQDigitalUK

I’m catching up on some long overdue reviews and this book is one of them. I read this a while back but as it’s a summery book this review is actually perfectly timed, this being June and supposedly the British summertime………Anyway, huge thanks to Rebecca and HQDigital for letting me have a copy of this to review.

Blurb:  Rosie Lewis has her life together.

A swanky job as a Michelin-Starred Sous Chef, a loving husband and future children scheduled for exactly January 2021.

That’s until she comes home one day to find her husband’s pre-packed bag and a confession that he’s had an affair.

Heartbroken and devastated, Rosie drowns her sorrows in a glass (or three) of wine, only to discover the following morning that she has spontaneously invested in a bright pink campervan to facilitate her grand plans to travel the country.

Now, Rosie is about to embark on the trip of a lifetime, and the chance to change her life! With Poppy, her new-found travelling tea shop in tow, nothing could go wrong, could it…?

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My Review:  As the blurb says, Rosie has her life all planned until her husband throws a spanner in the works. As you can perhaps guess from the above, her planning is strict, almost too strict as she’s left no space or time for spontaneous events or unexpected life changes, such as the one her husband gives her. This would therefore go some way to explaining why the day after his announcement she discovers she’s accidentally bought a bright pink campervan called Poppy. Seeing no alternative and realising that perhaps a change might be a good idea Rosie does some homework and takes Poppy on the road, for an adventure and potentially a new life.

This is a brilliantly light and optimistic story, despite the way in which is starts. Being dumped by a spouse or partner is never a great start but happily Rosie takes it as an opportunity to do something different and the adventure she has is great, mostly. Not spoiling anything but let’s just say nothing is perfect. However, mostly her journey is full of new friends and experiences and is enough to tempt anyone to do the same for themselves. Travelling the UK and possibly further afield, being your own boss, setting your own timetable, sounds almost idyllic. Clearly there are downsides, low income, not working if you’re ill or your transport is incapacitated, but sometimes the these things are worth the risk. Having said that, this book allows you the best of both worlds, you can enjoy the freedom of travelling while being safe from the attached risks by joining Rosie on her travels.

The pages give off so much warmth, most people are friendly, welcoming and helpful and I could honestly see them all turning up at the next festival or outdoor event I go too. There was such a lovely community created between the characters in the book that it was hard to believe that this was a work of fiction. I loved watching Rosie develop over the pages, she learned a lot about herself and her new path in life and I’d love to see a follow up to this story to find out what happens to her next, maybe even a year later when she’s a bit more settled.

Rebecca’s stories are always warm and uplifting and this one is no different. If you loved her other ones then you need to read this and if you’ve not discovered her yet this is a good place to start. I can’t wait to see what she writes next.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Book Blitz #Review : The Little Perfume Shop off the Champs-Elysees by Rebecca Raisin. @jaxandwillsmum @LoveReadRomance

This is the third and final book in The Little Paris Collection and having read and enjoyed the first two I couldn’t possibly not read the final book. Having said these are a collection, each book can be read as a stand alone. Many thanks to Rebecca Raisin and LRR Promos for having me on this blitz today. 

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Blurb:   What is French for falling in love?

When Del leaves small town America to compete in a perfume competition in Paris, she thinks it is just the next step on her five-year-plan. It’s an exciting opportunity. What started out as just a dream for Del and her twin sister is nearly in her grasp. If she wins this competition, they are on their way to opening their very own perfume boutique!

Arriving in Paris, watching the sun glinting off the Seine and wandering the Champs-Elysees, Del discovers the most perfect perfumery she’s ever seen. Yet, as the competition dawns Del realises that whilst she might have had the best nose in her small village, her competitors seem to know more than she could ever have dreamed. This competition isn’t going to be easy…

Del has the romance of Paris to sweep her away from her worries, but as the competition heats up, so does her desire for that which she cannot have! If only the dashing owner Sébastien didn’t smell so seductive, look so handsome and make her heart flutter like it never has before. They say love smells as sweet as a red rose in bloom, but Del would tell anyone that true love can’t be bottled – it’s beautiful and unique to everyone…even herself. With everything on the line for her future, can Del really let a little attraction get in the way of securing her dreams?

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Review: Out of these three Paris books the first one, The Little Bookshop On the Seine, has been my stand out favourite, I absolutely loved that book, but this one comes in at a very close second. For the first few pages we meet Del and see her arrive in Paris meeting some of the other people involved in the competition, it’s a quiet start and then suddenly off it takes and my feet barely touched the ground. I ran around Paris, mixed perfumes, visited other areas, met lots of people, struggled with the noise of the competitors and learnt more about perfume, including the fact that actually I wasn’t completely ignorant on the subject. 

This is a whirlwind of a story, you get caught up in Del’s competition, trying to decide whether you can or should trust any of the competitors, trying to work out what they are up to, if anything.  You spend time exploring Paris (I always love this part!) and feel Del’s struggles with confidence as she has trouble believing in herself. And then there is Sebastien who is a complicated mixture, he reminds me of Mr Darcy from Pride and Prejudice, he talks and can be interested and caring but at other times is almost sullen and withdrawn. 

Rebecca Raisin has a way of writing that is so evocative, it brings each and every scene to life.  I genuinely felt as if I was wandering round Paris with all the sights and sounds that come with it.  There are other scenes set elsewhere (not saying where as that would spoil it!) and while those are places I never visited before (unlike Paris) I could immediately see and smell everything there. The pace and feel of the story changed dramatically in these other places and that came across very strongly to me. It was almost like running a marathon and then going for a leisurely walk.  The characters are also well-described, each one has their own characteristics and mannerisms that make them so realistic you could easily bump into them on the street.

In short, this is a fabulous book. In reading I was transported somewhere almost magical and at the same cosy and welcoming. If you want something to transport you from the dreary weather (snow in April!), where you can meet realistic and, for some, larger than life characters and visit Paris without needing to leave the comfort of your sofa then this is the book for you.  

Author Info:

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Rebecca Raisin is a true bibliophile. This love of books morphed into the desire to write them. She’s been published in various short story anthologies and in in fiction magazines, and is now focusing on writing romance. Rebecca aims to write characters you can see yourself being friends with. People with big hearts who care about relationships, and most importantly believe in true love.
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2018 Plans and Resolutions : Tana Collins and Rebecca Raisin. @TanaCollins7 @jaxandwillsmum

I am over the moon today to bring you two posts from two fabulous authors, Tana Collins and Rebecca Raisin. I’ve only recently discovered Tana’s books so not yet had time to read any but I am a huge fan of Rebecca’s work and already have her next book on my kindle waiting to be read.  So grab a mug of something hot, it’s too cold for anything else, settle down and enjoy!

Guest Blog – Tana Collins

It’s hard to follow 2017 which has been a truly phenomenal year for me. I’ve had two books published following the thrill of receiving a three book publishing deal with Bloodhound Books in October 2016. 

What is there to look forward to in 2018? I’m delighted that I will be appearing both at Noir at the Bar in Edinburgh in March and at the Newcastle Crime Writers Festival in April. The same month also sees the publication of my third novel in the Inspector Jim Carruthers series, Mark of the Devil, so it will be a busy time. I’d say my books are a cross between police procedurals and crime/thrillers! They can be read as standalones but the personal lives of the characters do move on in the storyline so some people may want to read them in order. 

I’ll be attending Crimefest in May and hopefully Iceland Noir and Bloody Scotland.  There’s also the possibility of other exciting things afoot but they are only in the discussion stage at the moment so I have to do my best to keep quiet! 

As with the other two books I’ve really enjoyed both the writing and researching of my third novel and I’m very excited about its forthcoming release. My books are very personal to me in the sense that I always incorporate true life events that have really happened to my family. As some of you will know our main protagonist, Detective Inspector Jim Carruthers has a brother who has a shock heart attack in the second book, Care to Die, which is modelled on my own Mum’s recent heart attack.  It was Allan Guthrie who came up with that idea! He thought I would be able to write convincingly about it as I was my mother’s main carer. I could see the sense in that but it was nonetheless very difficult to do as she was still recovering in bed at the time. However, I do feel he was right and I believe it makes for a stronger novel. 

And part of the storyline of Mark of the Devil, publication date 24th April 2018, was inspired by a true life crime that occurred about fifteen years ago in the South East of England.  Sadly my lovely Mum (why does it always happen to my Mum?) was the victim of a serious and heartbreaking antique theft.  Five masked men broke in to her house in the middle of the night and made off with her beloved grandfather clock which had been in the family for over 70 years! 

Apart from having to research international art crime for my third book the research also took me to Tallinn, a destination I fell in love with, having previously been there on a summer crime writing course with British writer, Peter Robinson.  I’ve managed to weave in quite a bit about the fascinating political history of Estonia under Soviet rule. It’s been wonderful to see the novel take shape. The next thing to look forward to will be the book cover reveal. I have absolutely no idea what it looks like yet! 

New Year’s resolutions for 2018? 

Perhaps take a breather before I seriously start book 4 and try to claw a bit of time back for myself? I’m not sure I’m going to be able to do that though. The ideas for the storyline for the fourth book are already starting to fizz around my brain although I suspect that Jim Carruthers may stay in Scotland this time. After all, he’s already been to both Iceland and Estonia in the last two novels. I do love to write books where I manage to incorporate a wee bit of a Nordic or European theme. 

On a personal level I would love to get out and do some environmental work but it’s just finding the time. For the last few years I’ve wanted to become a recorder for Butterfly Conservation having been a member for several years. And I have a bucket list of things I’d like to do as long as your arm which includes going panning for gold and metal detecting (don’t ask me why. I know this all sounds a bit odd. I blame the Detectorists!) but let’s not get too carried away here. I suspect I might have to reign myself in and focus on publicising the books instead!

Oh goodness and if I had a chance to visit my beloved Arsenal at the Emirates that would be great. Now I feel as if I’m writing my wish list to Santa!

All in all there’s a whole heap of wonderful things to look forward to in 2018. I’m also looking forward to spending more time with fellow authors, bloggers and readers. It really is a wonderfully supportive family and I really am blessed to be part of it. 

The Book Bit:

Struggling with his demotion back to DI and his concern for the grieving DS Andrea Fletcher, Jim Carruthers is thrown in at the deep end when the body of an old man is discovered stabbed to death in a nature reserve- a ball of cloth rammed into the back of the victim’s throat. The only suspect is a fifteen-year-old neighbour who is known to the police for antisocial behaviour. But the teenager has an alibi. 

When a second elderly man is also found dead at the same locale, with the same MO, Carruthers starts to wonder if they have a serial killer on their hands.

On discovering that the first victim, Ruiridh Fraser, has an estranged son living in Iceland, Carruthers flies out to interview the man, now convinced that the reason behind Fraser’s death lies in his past.

But what does the disappearance of a twelve-year-old boy forty years before, the brutal murder of a former journalist and a bitter local dispute about a nature reserve, have to do with the investigation?

Can Carruthers and Fletcher solve the case while battling their own demons?

And are they hunting for one killer or more?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tana-Collins/e/B06X3Q4HBH

Author Bio:

Edinburgh based Tana Collins is the author of the popular Jim Carruthers detective series, set in Fife. Her debut novel, Robbing the Dead, published February 2017,  became a No 1 Amazon kindle bestseller and her follow up Care to Die was described by Peter Robinson as “A finely plotted mystery.” Her third novel, Mark of the Devil, is to be published 24th April 2018.

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My plans for 2018 -Rebecca Raisin

Thank you for having me on your blog, Sandra! I’m really pumped for a busy year ahead, with lots of work projects and also some personal projects to look forward to. While I didn’t make resolutions per se, I have got in mind some goals I want to achieve and to work towards for the coming year and beyond. 

They are:

Learn Indonesian: we travel to Bali every year because it’s only a three-hour plane ride away and a very cheap place to holiday. We have Indonesian friends who we adore, and we love heading over there to just chill out. Each visit we’ve picked up more of the language but I’d like to make it a priority to learn more so I can have a conversation in Bahasa whenever we go back! 

Get fitter: I know, I know, yawn, right? I’ve been doing Muay Thai for a year now and I love it so much, but feel like I really have to step up my training this year if I want to grade. It’s a great personal challenge for me because I am the Queen of excuses, this hurts, that hurts, I’m tired… You name it, I’ve said it! But this year I want to cut the excuses and push myself harder and see what results I get! 

Focus on work: It’s so easy to be distracted when you work from home. In saying that, I’m fairly good at sitting down for the day and working, however, I could really focus more and Facebook less! So this year I’m going to aim to double my word count and switch off social media until my writing is done for the day! Can I do it…? 

I also want to be more organised in terms of all the other things that go along with writing, like updating my newsletters and building my networks, things that tend to get overlooked when you’re on a deadline. I have a shiny new diary so I’m sure this will solve all my problems!  

Switch off more: Like most writers I’m glued to my phone 24/7. This year I want to keep weekends tech-free if I can. Or at least switch off a lot more and be present for my family. It’s tricky when I’m in a different time zone and all my blogger friends are awake as I’m sitting down for the evening, and I love chatting to them! 

Say yes more: I tend to avoid going out much, especially at night. I like hanging out with my family more than anything, and then I miss out on all these social events, especially writing catch ups, because I just want to chill out after a long day. This year I will make more of an effort to say yes to these events and try and expand myself socially. 

What are some of your goals for 2018? 

The Book Bit

I’d love to share with you the blurb for The Little Perfume Shop off the Champs-Elysees which is being published in March! 

What is French for falling in love?

When Del leaves small town America to compete in a perfume competition in Paris, she thinks it is just the next step on her five-year-plan. It’s an exciting opportunity. What started out as just a dream for Del and her twin sister is nearly in her grasp. If she wins this competition, they are on their way to opening their very own perfume boutique!

Arriving in Paris, watching the sun glinting off the Seine and wandering the Champs-Elysees, Del discovers the most perfect perfumery she’s ever seen. Yet, as the competition dawns Del realises that whilst she might have had the best nose in her small village, her competitors seem to know more than she could ever have dreamed. This competition isn’t going to be easy…

Del has the romance of Paris to sweep her away from her worries, but as the competition heats up, so does her desire for that which she cannot have! If only the dashing owner Sébastien didn’t smell so seductive, look so handsome and make her heart flutter like it never has before. They say love smells as sweet as a red rose in bloom, but Del would tell anyone that true love can’t be bottled – it’s beautiful and unique to everyone…even herself. With everything on the line for her future, can Del really let a little attraction get in the way of securing her dreams?

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Little-Perfume-Champs-%C3%89lys%C3%A9es-Paris-Collection-ebook/dp/B00W7Y9VGQ/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Little-Perfume-Champs-%C3%89lys%C3%A9es-Paris-Collection-ebook/dp/B00W7Y9VGQ/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1516159602&sr=8-4&keywords=rebecca+raisin


About the author:
  Rebecca Raisin is a true bibliophile. This love of books morphed into the desire to write them. She’s been widely published in short story anthologies, and in fiction magazines. And now she is focusing on writing romance.

Rebecca aims to write characters you can see yourself being friends with. People with big hearts who care about relationships and believe in true love.

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Twitter –@jaxandwillsmum

#Guestpost #BlogTour : Winter at Cedarwood Lodge by Rebecca Raisin. @jaxandwillsmum @HQDigitalUK

Today I am beyond thrilled to be taking part in the blog tour for Winter at Cedarwood Lodge, the compilation of the three novellas that make up the Cedarwood Lodge series.  As I’ve already read and reviewed all of them previously (you can find my reviews herehere and here) I decided not to write another review but instead I have a post from the fabulous Rebecca Raisin herself about Christmas songs. So read on, and enjoy!

Blurb:

Includes bonus material!

This winter it’s time to fall in love at Cedarwood Lodge…


After years of dreaming, Clio Winters is finally fulfilling her childhood dream of renovating the gorgeous old Cedarwood Lodge in Evergreen and turning it into the perfect destination for celebrations, weddings and extravagant birthday parties. The huge property used to be a bustling holiday camp, now Clio wants to bring it back to its halcyon days – which will be a lot of hard work!

 

Returning back to the small town of her youth she’s glad to have one of her best friends still around to lean on, Micah who is just as solid as he used to be. But with her own secrets pushing her to run from her glamorous life in New York, she’ll have to tread carefully, especially when the far-too-handsome-for-his-own-good contractor, Kai, shows up on her doorstep…

Sure she’s here in Evergreen to change her life, but there is no way she’s falling in love!

Previously published as three novellas.

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Guest post:  Christmas soundtrack

It’s truly not Christmas until you’ve played carols on repeat, blubbered a little and got paper cuts from wrapping paper is it? In Winter at Cedarwood Lodge the carols have already started and they’re on a loop! So with the help of my lovely Facebook friends, I’ve come up with the ultimate playlist for Christmas! So make your mulled wine, turn on the Christmas lights and get ready to warble…

* Oh come all ye faithful

* Driving home for Christmas

* The Christmas Song

* Maria durch den Dormald ging

* Fairytale of New York 

* Little Drummer Boy

* When a child is born

* Have yourself a merry little Christmas 

* It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas 

* All I want for Christmas is you

* Santa Claus is coming to town

* Last Christmas 

* Auld Lang Syne

* Happy Xmas (war is over)

* Silent Night

* Amazing Grace 
Have I missed any? What’s your favourite Christmas song? Wishing you a safe and happy holidays! All the best, Bec xxx

Author Info:

Rebecca Raisin is a true bibliophile. This love of books morphed into the desire to write them. She’s been published in various short story anthologies and in in fiction magazines, and is now focusing on writing romance. Rebecca aims to write characters you can see yourself being friends with. People with big hearts who care about relationships, and most importantly believe in true love.

Author Links: Website Facebook Twitter Goodreads

Tour Schedule: http://tours.readingromance.com/2017/11/winter-at-cedarwood-lodge-by-rebecca.html


COVER REVEAL: The Little Perfume Shop off the Champs-Élysées by Rebecca Raisin

Having read the previous two books in this collection I’ve been excitedly waiting the release of the third book so am thrilled to be able to share the cover with you today.

How gorgeous is this cover!?!!!  I absolutely love it! So, take a good look and then read the blurb below and see what you think, personally I can’t wait till it’s released!

 

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Blurb:
What is French for falling in love?
When Del leaves small town America to compete in a perfume competition in Paris, she thinks it is just the next step on her five-year-plan. It’s an exciting opportunity. What started out as just a dream for Del and her twin sister is nearly in her grasp. If she wins this competition, they are on their way to opening their very own perfume boutique!
Arriving in Paris, watching the sun glinting off the Seine and wandering the Champs-Elysees, Del discovers the most perfect perfumery she’s ever seen. Yet, as the competition dawns Del realises that whilst she might have had the best nose in her small village, her competitors seem to know more than she could ever have dreamed. This competition isn’t going to be easy…
Del has the romance of Paris to sweep her away from her worries, but as the competition heats up, so does her desire for that which she cannot have! If only the dashing owner Sébastien didn’t smell so seductive, look so handsome and make her heart flutter like it never has before. They say love smells as sweet as a red rose in bloom, but Del would tell anyone that true love can’t be bottled – it’s beautiful and unique to everyone…even herself. With everything on the line for her future, can Del really let a little attraction get in the way of securing her dreams?
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Blog Tour Review: Midnight and Mistletoe by Rebecca Raisin

So this is a really late blog post as it should have been up earlier but better late than never surely, and this is definitely one book worth waiting for! I’ve reviewed the other two books in the series, book 1 here and book 2 here, so it made perfect sense to review the 3rd and find out exactly how the story ends…….

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Midnight & Mistletoe

Cedarwood Lodge #3

By Rebecca Raisin

Releasing December 22

HQ Digital

Blurb:

Join Rebecca Raisin for the final festive part of the Cedarwood Lodge serial and see who might be kissing under the mistletoe…

Planning a New Years Eve Party might be the kind of event Clio Winters used to dream about organising, but when everything is feeling a bit up in the air, she has to hope that this New Years her wish really will come true.

Cedarwood Lodge is a delectable romance told in three parts – following Clio Winters journey back to her hometown of Evergreen. This is the final part in this feel-good romance serial.

Book Links: Amazon | Amazon UK | B&N | Google Play | Goodreads

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2gtmDtD

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2ha4up0

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/midnight-and-mistletoe-at-cedarwood-lodge-rebecca-raisin/1124580556

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Rebecca_Raisin_Midnight_and_Mistletoe_At_Cedarwood?id=UjnCDAAAQBAJ

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31423833-midnight-and-mistletoe-at-cedarwood-lodge

 

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My Rating: 5/5

Review: Ok, so as I’ve said this is book 3 in the series. They are all novellas so nice sizes if you don’t want a long read which is ideal for me just now as I’m having trouble finishing normal-length books.  While it is a series and ideally you want to read all of them in order to understand the background each book does wind up the story enough that you aren’t left hanging too much when it finishes and this one is no exception.  Because of the length of it I read it in a few hours, like I said ideal for me at the moment, and for those few hours I was whisked away from wet and windy Scotland to the thick snow and crisp fresh air of winter in Evergreen.  I may have never been there in real life but I have definitely visited through the story.  I could easily visualise the mountain view, the trees covered in snow and the feeling of being cold from being outside but the nice type of cold that comes with snowy days when the air is clear and the snow is fresh and white.

This story covers Christmas day and New Years Eve and the week in between so is ideal for this time of year.  Apart from the usual celebrations, Timothy (an ex-boyfriend from school) hires Clio and the lodge for a New Years Eve party that his boss wants to throw.  For some reason he does this on Boxing Day (26th Dec for those who don’t know it) which means Clio and the rest of the team have less than a week to organise everything.  Add to that some family dramas and a few other things and it’s definitely a hectic week for everyone.  As you can see from my rating I loved the story, it was Christmassy but not overly so and it was balanced just right.  I like romance and festivities but sometimes books and films go overboard and it gets a bit too much, like eating really, really sweet chocolate cake, but thankfully this book didn’t do that otherwise my review would have been quite different.

I love Rebecca’s books, the ones I’ve read have always lived up to my expectations and this one is no different.  It’s perfect for the stormy weather forecast for the next few days or for escaping from the festivities for a few hours in between Christmas and New Year.  I would suggest somewhere warm and cosy for reading, really comfy clothes (or pyjamas!) and something warm like hot chocolate or similar because it honestly is a cosy and warm book that just suits that sort of set up.  One thing you will definitely need though regardless of where and when you read it is tissues, do not forget the tissues!!

 

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Author Info:

Rebecca Raisin is a true bibliophile. This love of books morphed into the desire to write them. She’s been published in various short story anthologies and in in fiction magazines, and is now focusing on writing romance. Rebecca aims to write characters you can see yourself being friends with. People with big hearts who care about relationships, and most importantly believe in true love.

 

Author Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

Website: http://rebeccaraisin.com/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RebeccaRaisinAuthor

Twitter: http://twitter.com/jaxandwillsmum

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6915386.Rebecca_Raisin

 

Blog Tour Review: Brides and Bouquets by Rebecca Raisin

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Blurb:

Christmas has come to Cedarwood Lodge in the second part of the feel-good romance serial from best selling author, Rebecca Raisin!

Dreaming of a happily ever after at Cedarwood Lodge is Clio Winters’ current focus, especially with a winter wonderland wedding expo planned. But with brides coming from far and wide the heat is on for Clio to fulfil everyone’s dream of a Christmas wedding!

It seems like Clio’s new business might be off to a rocky start and surrounded by love struck brides she can’t help but hope for a little Christmas romance of her own…

Cedarwood Lodge is a delectable romance told in three parts – following Clio Winters journey back to her hometown of Evergreen. This is Part Two.

Book Links: Amazon | Amazon UK | B&N | Google Play | Goodreads

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2fq1tj9

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2eOQqg4

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/brides-and-bouquets-at-cedarwood-lodge-rebecca-raisin/1124085231;jsessionid=937A4B68C1C02AE2433A994A91C0BFE5.prodny_store02-atgap05?ean=9781474058421

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Rebecca_Raisin_Brides_and_Bouquets_At_Cedarwood_Lo?id=tGKoDAAAQBAJ

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31423832-brides-and-bouquets-at-cedarwood-lodge

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My Rating: 5/5

Review: I read the first part of this series and was looking forward to reading the rest of of the series and finding out what happened to Clio and the lodge.  While the first part introduced the characters the second part, for me, got more into the story and it whizzed along really nicely. Clio is finishing the organising of her bridal expo and hoping to entice lots of brides to book their weddings at the lodge and to use the local businesses for their flowers, cakes, etc.  The characters were well-written and realistic and I was whizzing through the pages wanting to find out what happened next and see how it turned out for the people involved. 

While you need to read the first part to really understand the background to this part of the story this is a brilliant read and very appropriate for this time of year with snow and Christmas decorations everywhere. I really enjoyed this part and can’t wait for the next one to come out which I will be reading the minute I get my hands on it!

 

 

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Author Info:

Rebecca Raisin is a true bibliophile. This love of books morphed into the desire to write them. She’s been published in various short story anthologies and in in fiction magazines, and is now focusing on writing romance. Rebecca aims to write characters you can see yourself being friends with. People with big hearts who care about relationships, and most importantly believe in true love.

Author Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

Website: http://rebeccaraisin.com/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RebeccaRaisinAuthor

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Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6915386.Rebecca_Raisin

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