It Takes Two By Emily Harvale

It Takes Two By Emily Harvale

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Alison Warner knows love doesn’t always last. Wedded bliss is hit and miss and she’s not taking any chances. She’s the daughter of divorce lawyers, so Ali knows the statistics by heart. Now her parents are adding to the numbers and Ali’s more certain than ever: marriage is not for her.

Others do not share her views. Her cousin Sasha’s got engaged; her best friend Jules is giving ‘Bridezilla’ new meaning and even her crazy gran, Gertie’s dogs are getting hitched. When her life-long friend, Simon Hart unexpectedly proposes, Ali’s convinced the world’s gone mad.

Having an arrogant new boss is the last thing Ali needs right now. Aidan Rourke has come to run The Shimmering River and Water Sports Centre – a job that should have been Ali’s. But at least she can be sure of one thing. Marriage is definitely not on Aidan’s mind. Although it’s abundantly clear something else is…

My Thoughts:

Another brilliant read from the lovely Emily Harvale. Emily really knows how to write a love story at it’s best. I think from this book is that communication is key to a healthy relationship. I wonder if there will be more from these characters as I felt as though I had only just got to know them which I suppose I had but we will have to wait and see.

Get your copy here:

Kindle edition:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Takes-Two-Emily-Harvale-ebook/

Paperback:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Takes-Two-Emily-Harvale

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The Starlight Ball: Volume 2 (Hall’s Cross)By Emily Harvale

The Starlight Ball: Volume 2 (Hall’s Cross)By Emily Harvale

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Wishes can come true. Harri (Harriet) Hall is brimming over with happiness since returning to her ancestral home, The Hall and her eccentric, big-hearted family. But her blissful state has more to do with meeting the love of her life, Lance Knightly.

Now her greatest wish is for her stepsister, Merrion, her stepbrother, Ralph, and Lance’s younger sister, Gwen to find similar joy. And what better way is there to hurry love along than dancing beneath a starlit sky?

Harri’s convinced that with some careful planning she can get her wish. But Love it seems, may already have plans of its own…

My Thoughts:

I am a huge fan of Emily’s books and always get excited to be sent an advanced reading copy. Emily’s books are nice easy to get into short reads and I can never get enough of them and always read them within a day. It was exciting to get back to Harriet’s world and to see what is going on now. I love the fact this story kind of centres around animals and the animal sanctuary, it makes it even more enjoyable to read.

Get your copy here:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Starlight-Ball-Halls-Cross

Deck the Halls By Emily Harvale

Deck the Halls By Emily Harvale

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Harri (Harriet) Hall thinks Christmas will be perfect in her ancestral home, The Hall, with roaring log fires, scented pine trees, sparkling decorations, and mouth-watering, festive feasts. She’s been abroad for the last two years and is excited about introducing her, admittedly quirky, family, and The Hall, to her boyfriend, Art (Arthur) and his family, the Camlan-Browns.

She soon finds things have changed. The family funds are dwindling fast and The Hall looks like a dilapidated pile. But Harri has her savings and it won’t take long to spruce it up. Although letting Lance Knightly do the renovation, may be a big mistake. There’s something about the man, Harri really doesn’t like.

She needs to keep an eye on him. Snow is gently falling and preparations are going well – until Harri’s stepbrother blows up the cooker; water leaks through the roof and blizzards arrive before the Camlan-Browns. Will Art get through the snow by Christmas Eve, and will Lance finish work on The Hall in time?

Harri’s perfectly capable of dealing with a crisis as well as any man, but it seems Christmas may not turn out quite as she expected.

My Thoughts:

I am a big fan of Emily’s books and I always recommend them. This is a bit different to Emily’s previous novels as in this one she only writes from one characters perspective. It was brilliant as I could focus more on Harriet herself. I wish I could of been there it all sounded magical, the hall, the two young twins and also Lance, he sounded very nice. I felt as though I was a part of their Christmas celebrations. A wonderful Christmas story.

If you would like to purchase your copy, please click on the link below:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Deck-Halls-Emily-Harvale

Dancing in the Rain By Emily Harvale

Dancing in the Rain By Emily Harvale

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Dancing in the Rain Happiness comes when you least expect it When Rachel Simpson’s boyfriend, Drew, suggested they should take a break, she thought he meant together, so she rented a holiday cottage in the picturesque village of Hideaway Down for the perfect, autumn getaway surprise.

Except she was the one who got the surprise and now she is spending a week alone in a cottage by the sea. Not quite the fun, romantic break she was hoping for. Lucas Webb needs to get his act together – or so his friends keep telling him.

He’s been like a bear with a sore head since his girlfriend dumped him… and that was several months ago. Perhaps a change of scene is what he needs. At least he still has Monty, his beloved dog… and a break by the sea will probably do them both some good.

Is it simply bad luck that this is one of the wettest, windiest autumn weeks since records began? Or does the universe work in mysterious ways?

My Thoughts:

I have always enjoyed Emily’s books and this was a fantastic read too. This is book four of the Hideaway Down series, you can read it as a standalone but I would highly recommend reading the previous books as you can meet all the characters and you get a little bit of a background with them. Returning to Hideaway Down was like meeting friends that you haven’t seen for a while and I couldn’t wait to get stuck in. It is a really well written book and put together book. I even took this book on holiday with me and when two ladies asked me what I was reading, I was happy to recommend this book and all of Emily’s previous novels as they are just brilliant.

If you would like to purchase your copy of this book, please click on the link below:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dancing-Rain-Hideaway-Down-Novel/

Please check out Emily’s website, where you will find all of her other books:

http://www.emilyharvale.com/

Walking on Sunshine By Emily Harvale

Walking on Sunshine By Emily Harvale

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Walking on Sunshine. You simply need to take that step. Lucy Draycourt loves her job – or so she keeps telling everyone – but her friend, Beatrix Welsley says Lucy needs to ‘find herself’… so they’re going to Beatrix’s, Aunt Petunia’s wedding. Lucy can’t see how this will help, and besides, she doesn’t need to find herself. Just because she was given away at birth doesn’t mean she’s ‘lost’. Who cares that she was adopted? Her childhood was perfect so it doesn’t bother her. Or does it? Is her search for recognition really a search for something else? And is there any chance she’ll find it at Petunia Welsley’s wedding? Evan Foster needs a break.

He’s done nothing but work for several years and his life is frankly, a mess. The invitation to Uncle Bartram’s wedding has come at the perfect time. Or maybe not. Two years ago, Evan’s fiancée ran off with his business partner and it’s now abundantly clear that they’re not coming back. Evan needs to make plans for the future, but it’s difficult to move forward when you’re still living in the past. But as Petunia Welsley, the bride-to-be would say: ‘You can’t see the sun if you’re staring into clouds.

Sometimes all you need to do is take a step in a different direction and you’ll be walking on sunshine.’

My Thoughts:

I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this book and I didn’t have to wait long. I have really enjoyed all of the hideaway down stories, you can read them as a standalone but for these I would recommend reading them all. This is book 3 in the series. I have fallen in love with some of the characters and they feel like my family. I love the title of the book as that is one of my favourite all time songs and the cover looks really summery. It is not a big book only 116 pages but it is a nice easy read and one that I had a good laugh too. I loved catching up with old and new friends and I look forward to returning to them hopefully soon.

If you would like to purchase this book, please click on the link below:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Walking-Sunshine-Hideaway-Emily-Harvale-ebook/

Catch A Falling Star By Emily Harvale

Catch A Falling Star By Emily Harvale

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Catch A Falling Star. A Hideaway Down Novel (Book 2)

Sometimes stars need help to shine. Laurel French is happy – and why wouldn’t she be? She’s young, free and single; she owns The Coffee Hideaway, lives in the prettiest village in East Sussex and is surrounded by friends… even if some of them are a little eccentric. What more could she want? Love? Not Laurel. Love is the last thing Laurel wants to think about… because it’s unrequited. Ned Stelling is in love with someone else. Jamie McDay is miserable.

Hollywood has become a gilded cage. The paparazzi are snapping at his heels, and since he dumped his co-star girlfriend in a spectacularly stupid public display, he’s been dropped from the Vampire series that made him a heart-throb, movie star. Visiting his friend, Gabriel Hardwick will cheer him up.

Hideaway Down may be a bit ‘twee’ but local stunner, Ivy Gilroy could definitely put a permanent smile on Jamie’s face. That’s if he can persuade her to dump her boyfriend, Ned.

My Thoughts:

I couldn’t wait to start reading this book as I am a big fan of Emily Harvale’s books. This one got me back into reading after having a bit of time off. From the moment I started reading this book I felt as though I was there in Hideaway Down. I feel with Emily’s characters as though I know them all personally, it is because she just has a way with her words. In Emily’s books you feel like you can relate to the characters which I like. I am so pleased I have found Emily Harvale as she is such a incredible author. Thank you Emily.

If you would like to purchase this book, please click on the link below:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Catch-Falling-Star-Hideaway-Novel/

Ninety Days to Christmas (Goldebury Bay Book 3) By Emily Harvale

Ninety Days to Christmas (Goldebury Bay Book 3) By Emily Harvale


Poppy knows what she wants for Christmas.

Poppy Taylor is tired of playing gooseberry to her loved-up friends. She wants a man of her own to snuggle up with in time for the holidays – and Christmas Day is only ninety days away.

She’s set her sights firmly on the new man in town: property developer and all-round nice guy, Toby Blackwood. Poppy’s hoping it won’t just be the wood burner in her cottage keeping her warm as the cold, dark nights draw in…

But Toby’s obnoxious, older brother Ryan, a self-made millionaire, makes it abundantly clear that he has other plans for Toby and he’s not going to let Poppy get in his way.

My Thoughts:

I was lucky enough to get a signed copy of this book from Emily herself. I was so excited to start reading this one as I have read Emily’s previous books in this series. This book like all the others can be read as a standalone but I would recommend reading them all as they are all fantastic reads. I loved catching up with all the characters and seeing what happens next for them all. Even though Christmas is in the title of this book it is more of a lead up to Christmas so it is not focusing on Christmas. A lovely romantic book which I really enjoyed reading and I really look forward to reading the next book of Emily’s. You just know it is going to be good.

These are the other books in the Goldebury series:

BOOK ONE – Ninety Days of Summer

BOOK TWO – Ninety Steps to Summerhill

BOOK THREE – Ninety Days to Christmas

If you would like to purchase this book, please click on the link below:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ninety-Days-Christmas-Volume-Goldebury