Adventure · chick-lit · romance

*BLOG TOUR* Elodie’s Library of Second Chances – Rebecca Raisin ★★★★★

Blurb: An uplifting story about fresh starts, new beginnings and the power of stories, from the bestselling author of Rosie’s Travelling Tea Shop!
When Elodie applies for the job of librarian in peaceful Willow Grove, she’s looking forward to a new start. As the daughter of a media empire, her every move has been watched for years, and she longs to work with the thing she loves most: books.

It’s a chance to make a real difference too, because she soon realises that there are other people in Willow Grove who might need a fresh start – like the homeless man everyone walks past without seeing, or the divorcée who can’t seem to escape her former husband’s misdeeds.

Together with local journalist Finn, Elodie decides these people have stories that need sharing. What if instead of borrowing books readers could ‘borrow’ a person, and hear the life stories of those they’ve overlooked?

But Elodie isn’t quite sharing her whole story either. As the story of the library’s new success grows, will her own secret be revealed?

My Review: I have been a huge fan of Rebecca’s books for a while and knew I was in for a treat with this one. I wasn’t disappointed I devoured half of this book in just one night. Such a beautiful, heart warming and uplifting story. One all bookworms will enjoy as the story focuses on saving a library with the people as books storyline which is a relatively new idea across libraries. The main character is a book obsessed lady who just wants a cosy but simple life full of love and literature. A beautiful read. I enjoyed every page until the end. Loved all the characters and cosy little town. A perfect read. A well deserved five stars from me. Highly recommend. Going into my top reads of 2022.

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chick-lit · Christmas · romance

Flora’s Travelling Christmas Shop – Rebecca Raisin ★★★★★

Blurb; ‘Tis the season for mulled wine, mince pies, and magic under the mistletoe…
Flora loves Christmas more than anything else in the world, so she’s gutted when her Scrooge-alike boss fires her from Deck the Halls Christmas emporium. But now she finally has a chance to follow her dreams – and what better place to start than the home of Christmas?

Before she can say ‘sleigh bells’, Flora’s on her way to Lapland in a campervan-cum-Christmas-shop. She can’t wait to spend her days drinking hot chocolate and taking reindeer-drawn carriage rides, but something Flora didn’t expect was meeting Connor, a Norse god of a man who makes her heart flutter and snowflakes swirl in her stomach. There’s just one problem: Connor hates Christmas.

Can Flora convince Connor of the joys of Christmas – and will she find a festive romance along the way?

My Review; Love this author. She hasn’t let me down yet. Was very excited to read this one and I was not disappointed. I devoured this in a day. Couldn’t put it down. Addictive. A real festive, romance and new beginning read. A page turner.

Meet Flora. She loves Christmas but when she loses her job she needs to find a new job and fast. Which is where the travelling comes in. Meet Connor her new boss (kind of) who doesn’t believe in Christmas. A big clash of characters here, tension. A very cute read. Very similar to a hallmark film. Beautiful. Funny in parts. I just loved Flora’s character. Unique.

The cover is gorgeous and this is the perfect festive read to curl up with. Loved it. Five stars from me. Highly recommend. This has gone into my top 10 reads of the year. Amazing.

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chick-lit · Comedy · romance

Rosie’s Travelling Tea Shop – Rebecca Raisin ★★★★

Blurb; The trip of a lifetime!
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…?

My Review; I have always been a huge fan of Rebeccas writing. You may have seen not long ago I reviewed Aria’s Travelling Book Shop written by the same author which was amazing. However, that was the book which came after this one.

I am very disappointed in myself as I read them in the wrong order so I already knew the outcome from reading the second book first. Boo. My fault. Don’t make the same mistake as me read them in order.

This book focuses on Rosie, recently going through a divorce. This is her new start and adventure with her travelling tea shop. Along the way two men emerge. Ollie & Max… Max is another traveller and loves to wind Rosie up and is very kind. Ollie is an online friend, but everything is not as it seems. Who will she choose? Ollie or Max?

A beautiful story. Where it all began… Leads perfectly into book two (Aria’s Travelling Book Shop). Beautifully written. We get to see how Rosie and Aria became best friends. I’d love to see more in this series. It’s different, interesting. An escape. Parts had me laughing out loud. A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend.

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