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Blog Tour – ‘Searching for Steven’ by Jessica Redland

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‘Searching for Steven’ was published as an eBook on the 3rd June 2015 by So Vain Books and is also out in paperback.  This is Jessica Redland’s debut novel and the first book in a trilogy.  I am one of the lucky bloggers taking part in a blog tour to celebrate ‘Searching for Steven’ and today I am reviewing it.

After a failed relationship Sarah Peterson is offered a wonderful opportunity by her Auntie Kay.  Sarah loves floristry and so decides to take her aunt up on her offer of taking over the business, which means leaving London and returning to her childhood home in Whitsborough Bay, North Yorkshire.  It is whilst she is packing with the help of her friends that Sarah comes across a tape of a clairvoyance reading she had twelve years ago which had mysteriously gone missing.  Listening to it Sarah discovers that all the predictions apart from one seem to have come true.  Apparently she is about to meet the man of her dreams and his name will be Steven.

Suddenly there seem to be Stevens everywhere and Sarah finds herself wondering if any of them could be The One.  Her friend Clare thinks the tape is a load of nonsense but persuades Sarah to try online dating to see if she can find The Steven on there.  Things get tricky for Sarah when she finds herself attracted to a rather handsome web designer who unfortunately isn’t called Steven.

Will this search lead to Sarah finding her destiny?  You’ll have to read this book to find out.

I found ‘Searching for Steven’ to be such an enjoyable read and hard to put down.  I absolutely loved Jessica Redland’s writing style.

I really liked Sarah and warmed to her straightaway.  Her friend Clare was sceptic about the reading but there was no denying that things had come true and I didn’t blame Sarah for trying to find her Steven at all.  I personally wouldn’t have tried so hard to find him though as I believe that if it’s meant to happen it will.

Aside from trying to sort out her love life, Sarah did wonders with the shop having been given the chance to start the business again from scratch.  Through Jessica’s wonderful descriptions I could actually picture the florist and what it looked like.

‘Searching for Steven’ is a lovely story about following your heart and taking chances and is a reminder that life is too short.  I am looking forward to reading the next book in the trilogy.

I give this book 5 out of 5.


‘Searching for Steven’ is available to buy on Amazon:-



Cover Reveal – ‘The Attic Room’ by Linda Huber

Book Cover

This is the cover of Linda Huber’s new book which is being published in July.  Read on to find out more about ‘The Attic Room’.


Book Blurb

A father’s secret – a mother’s lie – a family mystery

An unexpected phone call, and Nina’s life takes a disturbing twist. Who is John Moore? And how does he know her name?

Nina travels south to see the house she inherited, but sinister letters arrive and she finds herself in the middle of a police investigation. With her identity called into question, Nina uncovers a shocking crime. But what, exactly, happened in the attic room, all those years ago? The answer could lie close to home.

The arrival of her ten-year-old daughter compounds Nina’s problems, but her tormentor strikes before she can react. Searching for the truth about the Moore family puts both Nina and her child into grave danger. And someone nearby is not the person she thinks…


About Linda Huber


Linda Huber grew up in Glasgow, Scotland, where she trained as a physiotherapist. She spent ten years working with neurological patients, firstly in Glasgow and then in Switzerland. During this time she learned that different people have different ways of dealing with stressful events in their lives, and this knowledge still helps her today, in her writing. Linda now lives in Arbon, Switzerland, where she works as a language teacher in a medieval castle on the banks beautiful Lake Constance.

Her debut novel The Paradise Trees was published in 2013, followed by The Cold Cold Sea in 2014. Linda has also had over 50 short stories and articles published in women’s magazines, and in 2014 contributed a story to the charity anthology Winter Tales. The Attic Room is her third novel, and will be published at the end of July.



Website: http://lindahuber.net/

Blog:  http://lindahuber.net/blog/

Amazon UK:  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Linda-Huber/e/B00CN7BB0Q/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

Amazon US:  http://www.amazon.com/Linda-Huber/e/B00CN7BB0Q/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1433057929&sr=8-1

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/LindaHuber19

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