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Blog Tour – ‘The House at Greenacres’ by Darcie Boleyn ~ @canelo_co @DarcieBoleyn

‘The House at Greenacres’ by Darcie Boleyn was published as an eBook on the 25th March 2019 by Canelo.  I am thrilled to be taking part in the blog tour for this book and would like to thank Ellie Pilcher of Canelo for inviting me to participate and for my review copy.

You will find out exactly what I thought about this book in a minute.  First though, here’s the blurb.

 

Book Blurb

All roads lead home…

When Holly Dryden fled Penhallow Sands nearly a year ago she was determined to put the past – and Rich Turner – behind her. But now an unexpected loss and financial trouble has led her back to the family vineyard and it’s time to tell Rich the truth – he’s a father.

Surrounded by the memories of what they once shared Holly’s anger fades in the glow of Rich’s undeniable love for their son and the way he selflessly steps in to help the vineyard out of trouble. As Holly watches Rich flourish in his new role as father to baby Luke, she realises that though they can’t change the past, the future is still theirs to write…

An uplifting, emotional romance set in Cornwall perfect for fans of Holly Martin and Phillipa Ashley

 

My Review

This book was full of gorgeousness; from the cover which reminded me of a lovely summer’s day to the story itself. I absolutely loved Darcie Boleyn’s style of writing and I really did not want to have to put my kindle down. This was such a relaxing and uplifting read and it ticked all the right boxes for me.

The author’s descriptions of Greenacres were simply divine. I wanted to be there exploring the house, the vineyard and the fields and drinking plenty of wine.

I thought that the characters were wonderful. There wasn’t one that I didn’t like. At times I almost felt as if I was with them. Some of the things Holly’s granny came out with were just hilarious. I thought she coped extremely well after losing her husband. Holly’s granny was such a lovely soul.

Whether Holly decided to stay at Greenacres or return to Exeter, she had to talk to Rich, her ex-boyfriend. He needed to know the truth, that he was a father. Where they would go from there though she really didn’t know. As the days and weeks went by Holly found herself enjoying life at Penhalllow Sands. She had lots of love and support from her family, plus Rich took to fatherhood really well. He absolutely doted on Luke which was nice to see.

Financial troubles at the vineyard helped Holly to make an important decision. She would inherit Greenacres one day and she didn’t want to see its demise. There surely had to be a way to make the vineyard viable.

I don’t want to tell you how the story ended, but suffice to say it was what I wished for and more.

‘The House at Greenacres’ has all the right ingredients. It really is the ideal book to read if you’ve had a bad day. Darcie Boleyn is a wonderful writer and I will definitely be reading more of her books.

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‘The House at Greenacres’ is available to purchase from:-

Amazon (UK)

Kobo (UK)

Google Books (UK)

Apple Books (UK)

 

About Darcie Boleyn

Darcie Boleyn has a huge heart and is a real softy. She never fails to cry at books and movies, whether the ending is happy or not. Darcie is in possession of an overactive imagination that often keeps her awake at night. Her childhood dream was to become a Jedi but she hasn’t yet found suitable transport to take her to a galaxy far, far away. She also has reservations about how she’d look in a gold bikini, as she rather enjoys red wine, cheese and loves anything with ginger or cherries in it – especially chocolate. Darcie fell in love in New York, got married in the snow, rescues uncoordinated greyhounds and can usually be found reading or typing away on her laptop.

 

Links

Twitter – https://twitter.com/DarcieBoleyn

 

Blog Tour – ‘Wish Upon a Christmas Cake’ by Darcie Boleyn

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‘Wish Upon a Christmas Cake’ is Darcie Boleyn’s debut novel. It was published by Carina on the 2nd October 2015 as an eBook. Today it is my turn on this blog tour and I am thrilled to be participating in it. Read on for my review.

Christmas is meant to be the most wonderful time of the year, but as we all know that isn’t always so. Katie Warham has just one wish this year, to have the best Christmas ever. Personally, Katie would rather lock herself away in her cosy little tearoom baking cakes instead of spending the festive season with her judgemental mother, crazy Aunt Gina and her loved-up celebrity brother, Karl. But she knows it is important that she does so especially as it is the first Christmas without her Granny.

Katie arrives at the manor where her family are staying. Little does she know that her ex-boyfriend, Sam is also there. Recently widowed he has been left to look after his two absolutely adorable children. Could Katie’s dream actually come true? You’ll have to read the book to find out.

There are so many Christmas novels out there, making it extremely hard to decide which ones to read and you would be forgiven for not being able to make a decision. However, having read ‘Wish Upon a Christmas Cake’ I truly recommend this book.

I absolutely loved this book and I got so much out of the story. It was such a delightful, feel good read and sometimes simply hilarious. It made me feel all nice and warm inside. I loved the writing style and wouldn’t have believed that this was a debut novel. Right from the very beginning my mouth was watering. The cakes sounded scrumptious and I reckon you could put on weight just by reading about them. I also loved the name of the shop. That alone would definitely tempt me in for tea and cakes and I would probably be a regular visitor.

There wasn’t one character I didn’t like and at times I felt I was actually there with them. Most of the characters were flawed in one way or the other. Their various experiences teach you one very important thing; to grab life with both hands.

‘Wish Upon a Christmas Cake’ is a beautifully told story. I am already waiting for Darcie Boleyn’s next novel. That’s not a hint to write faster by the way, although if you want to you can.

I give this book 5 out of 5.

 

Author Bio

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Darcie Boleyn has a huge heart and is a real softy. She never fails to cry at books and movies, whether the ending is happy or not. Darcie is in possession of an overactive imagination that often keeps her awake at night. Her childhood dream was to become a Jedi but she hasn’t yet found suitable transport to take her to a galaxy far, far away. She also has reservations about how she’d look in a gold bikini, as she rather enjoys red wine, cheese and loves anything with ginger or cherries in it – especially chocolate. Darcie fell in love in New York, got married in the snow, rescues uncoordinated greyhounds and can usually be found reading or typing away on her laptop.

 

Author Links

Twitter: https://twitter.com/darcieboleyn

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/public/Darcie-Boleyn

Blog: https://pinkinkladies.wordpress.com/darcie-boleyn/

 

Book Links

AMAZON UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wish-Upon-A-Christmas-Cake-ebook/dp/B0150UO9XS

AMAZON.COM: http://www.amazon.com/Wish-Upon-Christmas-Darcie-Boleyn-ebook/dp/B0150UO9XS/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

 

There is a giveaway running throughout the tour.  Just click on the link below to enter:-

https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/bf63305746/

 

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