Thursday, 6 February 2020

New Release Spotlight and Review: New Beginnings At Glendale Hall by Victoria Walters

New Beginnings at Glendale Hall by Victoria Walters

Two weddings and a baby…but who will get their happy ever after?
Emily Prescott’s life isn’t going to plan. Her dreams of starting a family with fireman boyfriend Greg and opening up her own bakery in London feel like they will never come true. So when a wedding
invite arrives from her oldest friend, Beth Williams, Emily is thrilled. Not only will she get to return to her childhood home in Scotland, but best of all – Beth wants her to bake the wedding cake!
However, her excitement is cut short when she discovers that Greg has cheated on her. Devastated by his betrayal, Emily flees to Glendale Hall, Beth’s grand estate in the Highlands, and tries to distracts herself with helping with the wedding plans, but that’s not easy when Greg keeps hounding her to forgive him. Then she’s introduced to Glendale’s new young and handsome vicar Brodie, and things become even more complicated.
When Emily discovers that Greg’s betrayal runs deeper than she imagined, she finds herself with a whole host of decisions to make, especially when she discovers her long-awaited dream is finally being fulfilled – at exactly at the wrong time…
Escape to Scotland and fall in love with this gorgeous and inspiring romance from the bestselling author of Coming Home to Glendale Hall! The perfect feel-good read for fans of Holly Martin, Heidi Swain, and Jill Mansell.

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What can I say?... Don't worry, it's all good!

Baker Emma Prescott's life is falling apart. After finding out her partner Greg has cheated on her, she takes refuge in Glendale, a place where she was born and brought up. It's an opportunity to spend time with her friend Beth, who's eager to discuss cake ideas for her upcoming wedding. However, life-changing news causes her to re-think her future and where she wants to be.

Brodie Stewart is the reverend of the local church and as such, an active member of the community. He lives a busy life, without anyone to share it with. When he meets Emma Prescott, there's an instant attraction. A pragmatic man, friendship is all they can share because after Beth and Drew are married, Emma's heading back to London. Only fate steps in to pave a way for these two unlikely people to be together.

It's complicated is an apt way to describe Emma and Brodie's friendship. Emma is dealing with the fallout from her live-in relationship, whilst wondering how to deal with a longed-for situation happening at a difficult time. Brodie's supportive companionship and easy manner help Emma to put her situation into perspective. However, the more time they spend together, the more they develop feelings for one another. It's both heart-breaking and heart-warming when reality strikes.

Beneath the cosy layers of this delightful novel, relatable plot-lines reflect potential true-life situations. Ms Walters skilful writing pours the emotions of the situations into her protagonists' reactions; tugging at the heartstrings of the reader.

When you're fully invested within a book series, it's always a treat to catch-up on characters you love and in this case, it's lovely to finally witness Beth and Drew's wedding and get updates on others who help to create the friendly Glendale community. It highlights the closeness of the folk living in this rural setting close to Inverness.

My return visit to Glendale House has been a delight. It's standalone, so you don't need to have read Coming Home to Glendale House but I recommend you do.

***arc generously received courtesy of Hera via NetGalley***

Victoria Walters writes up-lifting and inspiring stories. Her moving debut novel THE SECOND LOVE OF MY LIFE was chosen for WHSmith Fresh Talent and shortlisted for an RNA award. Victoria was also picked as an Amazon Rising Star. Her heart-warming new novel SUMMER AT THE KINDNESS CAFE is available to download now.
As well as being an author, Victoria also works as a Waterstones bookseller and buys far too many books there. She lives in Surrey with her cat Harry (named after Harry Potter). Victoria is not only obsessed with books but loves buying slogan tops, mugs and notebooks, and posting them all on Instagram.

You can discover more about Victoria – and find pictures of Harry the cat – by following her on Instagram at @vickyjwalters, on Twitter at @Vicky_Walters or by visiting her blog at:

Cover Reveal: The Cornish Confetti Agency by Daisy James

The Cornish Confetti Agency by Daisy James

A gorgeous sun-filled new story from author of the Villa Limoncello series.
Welcome to The Cornish Confetti Agency!
When the grand finale of Lexie Harrington’s catwalk show ends with a disastrous twist on the ‘ice bucket challenge’, she was expecting her highly-strung boss to fire her on the spot. What she wasn’t expecting was to bump into her fiancĂ© cosied up with an attractive blonde in the restaurant opposite their apartment!
Desperate to escape her heartbreak, Lexie flees to her childhood home of St Ives to hold the fort at The Cornish Confetti Agency for her best friend Freya, leader of the yummy mummy network and firm believer in ‘happily ever afters’. Little did she know that delivering a Caribbean-themed wedding in sunny Cornwall would rival the fashion industry for drama, tantrums and mysterious goings on.
Who is responsible for dousing the bridesmaid’s dress with tomato ketchup? Or hiding the bride’s beloved Jimmy Choos? Or attaching googly eyes to everything in sight?
The perfect Cornish wedding? Is there such a thing for The Cornish Confetti Agency?

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Publication Date: 19th March

Daisy James is a Yorkshire girl transplanted to the north east of England. She loves writing stories with strong heroines and swift-flowing plotlines. When not scribbling away in her peppermint-and-green summerhouse (garden shed), she spends her time sifting flour and sprinkling sugar and edible glitter. She loves gossiping with friends over a glass of something pink and fizzy or indulging in a spot of afternoon tea - china plates and teacups are a must.

Daisy would love to hear from readers via her Facebook page or you can follow her on Twitter @daisyjamesbooks or on Instagram @booksdaisyjames.