Hallo, Hallo dear hearts!
Today, I am happily am to spotlight a #newtomeauthor whilst participating in the final tours for Brook Cottage Books – as I believe I might have mentioned on another tour recently, the woman behind the touring company is going to start focusing on her writerly career! I wish her tons of success & happy moments on this exciting transition – however, I shall miss hosting for her, as she has always had a wicked sweet knack for bringing loads of lovely UK authors to my readerly eye! I’ve enjoyed hosting for her and if she returns to blog tours, I will delight in the journey of unexpected discoveries resuming from whence I left off!
The reason this particular book series was of keen interest is the mere fact it is a Rom Com & I was talking about these recently during @SatBookChat to where, I realised, I am not just ‘under-read’ in this niche of Romance *but!* I have the propensity for opting for Historical Roms & Rom Dramas in lieu of the lighter faire of these lovelies! I need to seriously amend *that!* and by hosting this author today, I can delight in finding out bits & bobbles about the Westfield Village story whilst drawing your own eye to this series – which merges the idiosyncrasies of small towne life & the delights of a dear Rom Com where your spirit should feel a bit ‘lighter’ for your stay within its folds!
We all could use dashes of *humour!* in our lives and this is a firm step towards Jorie starting to seek out *something other than* her usual ‘stand-by’ options in Romantic Lit! I look forward to reading your reactions & your book recs if you take a moment to leave me a note afterwards! Maybe this will become a new author for you as well – blessedly, as I’m spotlighting a Digital First release, I was overjoyed the print is following suit so soon afterwards!! Hooray for #randomjoy!
Be sure to brew a cuppa of your favourite tea whilst your reading this convo!
The Wedding Shop on Wexley Street
Subtitle: Maria is ready to say 'Yes, to the dress!'
by Rachel Dove
Maria is ready to say 'yes' to the dress!
As owner of Happy Ever After, Maria Mallory is Westfield's resident wedding planner, spending her days making dreams come true for future brides.
Maria even has her own perfect day planned out too, she just needs to find the right man. So when she falls in love with local celeb Darcy Burgess she can't believe her luck – it was finally her turn for her Happy Ever After. Or so she thought.
Jilted at the altar, Maria can't believe that her fairytale ending hasn't come true. She's ready to give up on love once and for all. But little does she know that once you stop looking for it, love has a way of surprising you…
A laugh-out-loud romance, perfect for fans of Holly Martin and Tilly Tennant.
Places to find the book:
on 10th August, 2018
Formats Available: Ebook
+ Paperback → *this is a Digital First release! print to follow November, 2018!
Westfield Village series
The Chic Boutique on Baker Street (Book One) | Synopsis
The Flower Shop on Foxley Street (Book Two) | Synopsis
The Wedding Shop on Wexley Street (Book Three)
Converse via: #ContemporaryRomance & #RomCom
What was your inspiration behind writing a story anchored through the romantic life of an ordinary woman trying to make a go in the wedding business who falls in love with a recognisable name? What did you want to approach differently than prior stories using a similar set-up?
Dove responds: This book for me was about legacy, and fighting to keep what you have worked for. Maria loved her mother and father, and being alone, she is fiercely protective over her business. She believes in the happy ever after, and when Darcy shakes that, his status thrusts her into the limelight and she has to deal with the aftermath. With every book I write, I want a strong female character to overcome the odds, so for this book I thought – what if a dreamy wedding planner had a failed wedding herself, and had events happen that weren’t all roses around the door? Would she cope? She draws on her inner strength – and her friends – to cope, and the spectre of lost family is very central to the theme. Read More