BLOG TOUR + REVIEW – The Cornish Lady by Nicola Pryce

The Cornish Lady

Cornwall:1796

Educated, beautiful and the daughter of a prosperous merchant, Angelica Lilly has been invited to spend the summer in high society. Her father’s wealth is opening doors, and attracting marriage proposals, but Angelica still feels like an imposter among the aristocrats of Cornwall.

When her brother returns home, ill and under the influence of a dangerous man, Angelica’s loyalties are tested to the limit. Her one hope lies with coachman Henry Trevelyan, a softly spoken, educated man with kind eyes. But when Henry seemingly betrays Angelica, she has no one to turn to. Who is Henry, and what does he want? And can Angelica save her brother from a terrible plot that threatens to ruin her entire family?

Purchase Links: 

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cornish-Lady-Saga-ebook/dp/B07FY2G7RT  

US – https://www.amazon.com/Cornish-Lady-Saga-ebook/dp/B07FY2G7RT

Katie’s ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review:

The Cornish Lady
By Nicola Pryce
4 stars
Reviewed on behalf of 3 Degrees of Fiction Book Blog

The Cornish Lady was a well written story that took place in a beautiful setting. Through the authors wonderful descriptive writing I could really imagine the beautiful countryside where these characters were living. Historical fiction is one of my favourite genre’s to read so I was really looking forward to reading this book after reading the synopsis for it. I think it was a little slow at times but I really adored the characters and enjoyed reading their story. Angelica was a likeable character that I really connected with. I did feel sorry for her at times and could feel just how worried she was for her brother and the turn his life was taking. Henry was such a lovely character, really kind hearted and genuine. I loved the interaction between the two. 
Although this is the fourth book in the Cornish Saga series I read it perfectly as a standalone however I would definitely like to read the first three at some point. 

Author Bio –



Nicola Pryce came to writing after a career in nursing. She has an Open University degree in Humanities and is a qualified adult literacy support volunteer. She is lives in the BlackdownHills in Somerset and when she isn’t writing she’s probably gardening or scrubbing the decks. She and her husband love sailing and for the last twenty years they have sailed in and out of the romantic harbours of the south coast of Cornwall in search of adventure: it is there where she sets her books.

The Cornish Lady is her fourth book: The others are Pengelly’s Daughter, The Captain’s Girl, and The Cornish Dressmaker. 

Nicola is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and The Historical Writers Association.


Social Media Links – 

http://nicolapryce.co.uk 
https://twitter.com/NPryce_Author 
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https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15249833.Nicola_Pryce 
https://www.facebook.com/nicolaprycebooks/

 

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BLOG TOUR + REVIEW – Fox Halt Farm by Celia Moore

Fox Halt Farm

Opening on a cliff edge, Billy finds herself alone and betrayed. She believes everyone and everything she loves is threatened. Richard’s world is aglow with wealth, love and unswerving family loyalty but then his perfect life crosses Billy’s. He could save Billy, her beloved dairy cows and Fox Halt Farm but this young woman isn’t in the mood to be rescued.

Nothing will stay the same. Should they trust each other? Will their secrets tear their lives apart?

Fox Halt Farm is hard to put down. The story cracks along and you are caught up in Celia Moore’s vivid storytelling from the start.  If you love novels by Jill Mansell, Fiona Valpy, Lucinda Riley, Maeve Binchy and Danielle Steel you will love this novel too!

Purchase Link: https://amzn.to/2BzrEh1

Fox Halt on a 1.99 promotion until 12th April 2019

Katie’s ⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2 REVIEW:

Fox Halt Farm
By Celia Moore
3.5 stars
Reviewed on behalf of 3 Degrees of Fiction Book Blog

This is definitely one of those books where you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover! I thought that Fox Halt Farm was a really lovely read, very emotional and emotive. I found that I was easily swept up in Billy’s story – her story wasn’t a particularly easy one to read, she had her faults but also I found her to be really complex and I wanted to keep reading just to find out what happened to her. Alongside Billy was the blossoming friendship between Richard (who saved Billy) and Danielle (Billy’s mother) I enjoyed reading the correspondence between the two and I really felt that Richard was a genuine and caring person. They both obviously wanted what was best for Billy, even if she was reluctant to accept this help! 
There was quite a lot going on in the story but that author tied all the characters together beautifully. There were some good and unexpected twists and turns which made me want to keep reading until the end. 
Overall I thought that this was an interesting read that I enjoyed once I got into it. I would recommend it and would like to read more from the author again in the future!

Author Bio –

 

Celia Moore (1967-now) grew up on a small farm near Exeter. She had a successful career as a Chartered Surveyor working in the City of London before working her way back to Devon. In 2000, she left the office to start a new adventure as an outdoor instructor, teaching rock climbing and mountaineering. Today she gardens for a few lovely customers, runs and writes (accompanied at all times by a border terrier x jack russell called Tizzy). She is running the London Marathon in April 2019 for three cancer charities.

 

Social Media Links – 

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BLOG TOUR AND REVIEW – The Forgotten Secret by Kathleen McGurl

The Forgotten Secret

A country at war

It’s the summer of 1919 and Ellen O’Brien has her whole life ahead of her. Young, in love and leaving home for her first job, the future seems full of shining possibility. But war is brewing and before long Ellen and everyone around her are swept up by it. As Ireland is torn apart by the turmoil, Ellen finds herself facing the ultimate test of love and loyalty.

And a long-buried secret

A hundred years later and Clare Farrell has inherited a dilapidated old farmhouse in County Meath. Seizing the chance to escape her unhappy marriage she strikes out on her own for the first time, hoping the old building might also provide clues to her family’s shadowy history. As she sets out to put the place – and herself – back to rights, she stumbles across a long-forgotten hiding place, with a clue to a secret that has lain buried for decades.

For fans of Kate Morton and Gill Paul comes an unforgettable novel about two women fighting for independence. 


Purchase Links 

UK  – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Forgotten-Secret-heartbreaking-gripping-historical-ebook/dp/B07H2PMPR3

US  – https://www.amazon.com/Forgotten-Secret-heartbreaking-gripping-historical-ebook/dp/B07H2PMPR3

Katie’s ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review:

The Forgotten Secret
By Kathleen McGurl
4 stars
Reviewed on behalf of 3 Degrees of Fiction Book Blog

The Forgotten Secret was really enjoyable read which had me intrigued the whole way through. I really like historical fiction and this book was a great example. It is also the first book that I have read by this author and I really enjoyed her detailed writing style. I loved the dual timeline to the story and at first I wondered if I would be lost and confused but I wasn’t at all, her writing was just seamless. The author did an amazing job with keeping everything really easy to read. There were times when I felt like I was watching a period drama not reading a story and this is what I love about historical fiction. The story was so easy to lose myself in and I did that many times. I loved the characters and found them to be both likeable and believable. 
I absolutely recommend this story to lovers of historical fiction and also maybe to people who are looking for something different to read. The authors’ writing was excellent and I would absolutely love to read more from her again in the future. 

Author Bio – 

KATHLEEN MCGURL lives near the sea in Bournemouth, UK, with her husband and elderly tabby cat. She has two sons who are now grown-up and have left home. She began her writing career creating short stories, and sold dozens to women’s magazines in the UK and Australia. Then she got side-tracked onto family history research – which led eventually to writing novels with genealogy themes. She has always been fascinated by the past, and the ways in which the past can influence the present, and enjoys exploring these links in her novels.

Social Media Links – 

Website:  https://kathleenmcgurl.com/

Twitter: @KathMcGurl  https://twitter.com/KathMcGurl

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📚⭐️BLOG TOUR + REVIEW⭐️📚

The Ghostly Father

Was this what really happened to Romeo & Juliet?

Think you know the world’s most famous love story? Think again. What if the story of Romeo & Juliet really happened – but not quite in the way we’ve all been told?

This part-prequel, part-sequel to the original tale, told from the point of view of the Friar, tells how an ancient Italian manuscript reveals secrets and lies which have remained hidden for hundreds of years, and casts new doubts on the official story of Shakespeare’s famous star-crossed lovers.

If you love the Romeo & Juliet story but are disappointed with the way it ended, this is the book for you.

Purchase Links:

Kindle (universal link): mybook.to/the-ghostly-father

Paperback: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/1999314409

Katie’s ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review:

The Ghostly Father

By Sue Barnard

5 stars

Reviewed on behalf of 3 Degrees of Fiction Book Blog

When I first read the blurb for this book I was really excited – Romeo and Juliet is one of my all-time favourite classics to read, I’ve also loved the film adaptations of it too – it is just one of the timeless stories that can be enjoyed time after time. So I was really looking forward to seeing how this author could put a modern twist on a classic and I have to say she did it really well! I loved what I read and found it hard to put down. The author’s attention to detail was exceptional and it definitely made my reading experience all the better for it. The new twists that the author added made for a very exciting read and I loved that even though I know the original story so well she was still able to surprise me with the direction in which she took this tale.

If you are a fan of Romeo and Juliet then I think you will absolutely love this new modern take on it – I know that I wasn’t disappointed!!

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2714121855

Author Bio –

Sue Barnard is a British novelist, editor and award-winning poet. She was born in North Wales some time during the last millennium, but has spent most of her life in and around Manchester. After graduating from Durham University she had a variety of office jobs before becoming a full-time parent. If she had her way, the phrase “Non-Working Mother” would be banned from the English language.

Her mind is so warped that she has appeared on BBC TV’s Only Connect quiz show, and she has also compiled questions for BBC Radio 4’s fiendishly difficult Round Britain Quiz. This once caused one of her sons to describe her as “professionally weird.” The label has stuck.

Sue speaks French like a Belgian, German like a schoolgirl, and Italian and Portuguese like an Englishwoman abroad. She is also very interested in family history. Her own background is far stranger than any work of fiction; she would write a book about it if she thought anybody would believe her.

Sue now lives in Cheshire, UK, with her extremely patient husband and a large collection of unfinished scribblings.

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BLOG TOUR AND REVIEW – A Rebel at Pennington’s by Rachel Brimble

A Rebel At Pennington’s

One woman’s journey to find herself and help secure the vote. Perfect for the fans of the TV series Mr Selfridgeand The Paradise.

 

1911 Bath. Banished from her ancestral home, passionate suffrage campaigner, Esther Stanbury works as a window dresser in Pennington’s Department Store. She has hopes and dreams for women’s progression and will do anything to help secure the vote. 
Owner of the prestigious Phoenix Hotel, Lawrence Culfordhas what most would view as a successful life. But Lawrence is harbouring shame, resentment and an anger that threatens his future happiness.

When Esther and Lawrence meet their mutual understanding of life’s challenges unites them and they are drawn to the possibility of a life of love that neither thought existed. 
With the Coronation of King-Emperor George V looming, the atmosphere in Bath is building to fever pitch, as is the suffragists’ determination to secure the vote.

Will Esther’s rebellious nature lead her to ruin or can they overcome their pasts and look to build a future together?

 

Purchase Links 

Amazon UK – http://amzn.eu/d/aMjIi3K

Amazon US – http://a.co/d/dAhCQiZ

Kobo – https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/a-rebel-at-pennington-s

Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Rachel_Brimble_A_Rebel_at_Pennington_s?id=r5RtDwAAQBAJ

 

Katie’s ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ REVIEW:

A Rebel at Pennington’s (Pennington’s #2)
By Rachel Brimble
4 stars
Reviewed on behalf of 3 Degrees of Fiction Book Blog

A Rebel at Pennington’s was another wonderful historical romance read by Rachel Brimble. I really like the way the author describes everything in her stories with such detail. Everything I read is vivid in my mind as if I am watching a British period drama. Although this is the second book in the Pennington’s series it could easily be read as a standalone, however I would also highly recommend book 1 also. 
I loved the main characters in the story, especially Esther. She was a strong, independent woman and I really enjoyed reading about her. She wasn’t afraid to stand up for what she believed even if that meant losing her family. 
I really liked Lawrence, he may be wealthy but he has worked hard to get to this point in his life. I think I knew when Esther and Lawrence first met that they would make the perfect couple but there were reservations from both sides which I could totally understand. 
A really enjoyable read and I am looking forward to reading more from this series and this author in the future. 

Author Bio – Rachel lives with her husband and their two daughters in a small town near Bath in the UK. Since 2007, she has had several novels published by small US presses, eight books published by Harlequin Superromance(Templeton Cove Stories) and four Victorian romances with eKensington/Lyrical.

In January 2018, she signed a four-book deal with Aria Fiction for a new Edwardian series set in Bath’s finest department store. The first book, The Mistress of Pennington’s released July 2018.

Rachel is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and Romance Writers of America, and was selected to mentor the Superromance finalist of So You Think You Can Write 2014 contest. When she isn’t writing, you’ll find Rachel with her head in a book or walking the beautiful English countryside with her family. Her dream place to live is Bourton-on-the-Water in South West England.

She likes nothing more than connecting and chatting with her readers and fellow romance writers. Rachel would love to hear from you!

Links:

Website

Blog

Twitter

Facebook

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rachelbrimbleauthor/?hl=en

Amazon Author Page: 

https://www.amazon.com/Rachel-Brimble/e/B007829ZRM/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1490948101&sr=8-1

Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1806411.Rachel_Brimble

Bookbub:

https://www.bookbub.com/authors/rachel-brimble

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BLOG TOUR – An Unconventional Affair Book 2 by Mollie Blake

An Unconventional Affair Book 2, A Risk Worth Sharing

This second part of An Unconventional Affair finds Barrington Stone working in Australia for a year. Tranquility“Tee” Hammond, fifteen years his senior, has ended their affair, but for Barrington it was never over. He can’t wait for the year to pass to go back to her. However, after a drunken encounter, with a woman he later discovers is a sex worker, his life is changed forever. How can he possibly leave Australia, now that he has a daughter?

After accepting that Barrington won’t be coming back to the UK, Tee rekindles her relationship with the charming-yet-unconventional Sebastian Chandler, owner of a motorsportsracetrack. Although living with Sebastian is “complicated” and life for the couple isn’t perfect, they are settled and Tee is happy.

But everything changes when Barrington returns. Tee’s heart is in turmoil, and Sebastian is afraid he will lose the woman he loves. As the plot thickens and twists unravel, Barrington must decide if there is one risk worth sharing.

Purchase Links: 

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Unconventional-Affair-Book-Sharing-Cheshire-ebook/dp/B07MBSKX8N

US  – https://www.amazon.com/Unconventional-Affair-Book-Sharing-Cheshire-ebook/dp/B07MBSKX8N

Bio

Mollie Blake is a published author of contemporary romance. A lover of reading sexy stories, Mollie decided to go one step further and write her own. Her romances are filled with danger and peppered with hot sexy scenes. She is a member of International Thriller Writers and UK Romantic Novelists Association.

Social Media Links – 

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Blog tour and review – The Earl’s Irresistible Challenge By Lara Temple

The Earl’s Irresistible Challenge

Could this infamous rake finally have found his countess?
Part of The Sinful Sinclairs. 

When Lucas, Lord Sinclair, receives a mysterious summons from a Miss Olivia Silverdale he’s skeptical about whether he can help her. But Olivia, although eccentric, is in earnest about her quest to restore her late godfather’s reputation. Lucas’s curiosity is piqued, and not just by Olivia’s intelligent eyes and lithe form. A new challenge quickly presents itself: keeping Miss Silverdale at arm’s length!

Purchase Links  http://viewbook.at/sinclair

Katie’s 4 Star Review:

The Earl’s Irresistible Challenge
By Lara Temple
4 stars
Reviewed on behalf of 3 Degrees of Fiction Book Blog

The Earl’s Irresistible Challenge was a fantastic read, one that I thoroughly enjoyed. This is the first book that I have read by this author and I was really captivated by her writing. The story flowed really well and I loved how rich and detailed the authors writing was. One of my favourite things about reading historical romance’s is when the authors write in detail about the time periods they are set in, the houses, the clothes they wear, the parties they attend for example and for me the author did a great job with describing everything in the story so that I could easily imagine what I was reading. 
I quickly fell in love with the characters, I loved Olivia! I loved that she stood up for what she believed was right and for what she wanted regardless of the scandal that would be brought on her family. She was strong minded and I admired that about her. 
Lucas, Lord Sinclair, was everything I wanted him to be and more. It was actually nice to read about the male character pining for the heroine – I think that made me love Lucas a little bit more! 
Overall a fantastic read, one that I would highly recommend! 

Author Bio – 

Lara Temple writes strong, sexy regency romances about complex individuals who give no quarter but do so with plenty of passion. After moving around the world for her career as a financial analyst and business consultant she returned to her childhood love of making up stories, and was surprised to discover that other people don’t mind reading them.

 

She lives with her husband and two children who are very good about her taking over the kitchen table for her writing (so she can look out over the garden and dream while Oscar the dog keeps her feet warm by sitting on them as she works).


The Earl’s Irresistible Challenge (out December 2018) is the first in her Sinful Sinclair series. In May 2019 Unlaced by the Highland Duke, part of a four book series with three other Harlequin Mills & Boon authors will be released.

 

Social Media Links – 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/laratemple1

Twitter: https://twitter.com/laratemple1

Website: www.laratemple.com

Amazon author page: http://amzn.to/2mWin9R

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/LaraTemple 7

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