Bells & Bows on Mistletoe Row
Welcome to my stop on this sparkly new festive book’s blog tour! Life has been hectic recently and you may have noticed posts are less frequent, I am absolutely still blogging just taking it easier for the next couple of months but I have quite a few tours and reviews scheduled so there will be more fun content to follow (don’t leave me!) Anyway, this book was the perfect tonic for me during a really stressful week when we were in the grips of the dreaded sickness bug and so I can’t wait to share my review with you.
It’ll take a miracle to make Juliet’s Christmas merry, but Mistletoe Row is the place to be when you need some Christmas magic. The last person Juliet Bell expects to see when she returns home for Christmas is Harrison Bow. Especially with the most beautiful woman in the world by his side.
Twenty years ago, Juliet and Harrison had the shortest romance in history, consisting of one date – and one blazing row. But Juliet will never admit when she’s wrong, and Harrison doesn’t forgive easily, so they haven’t seen, or spoken to one another since.
Harrison Bow vowed he’d never visit his grandfather at The Grange, again, or drive along Mistletoe Row, the scene of one of the unhappiest times of his life. He hasn’t been back for twenty years and he’s only here now because his brother pleaded with him to come. At least with his executive assistant joining him, he’ll be able to do some work. But Juliet’s sister, Zoe and Harrison’s brother, Luke have some surprises in store for their elder siblings, and so it seems does Fate.
After Harrison risks his life to save Juliet, the least she can do is be nice. The problem is, Harrison is hotter than the log fire in The Mistletoe pub, and when she’s surrounded by twinkling lights and softly falling snow, it doesn’t take long for her to realise she’s in love with the man she thought she hated. Even if he doesn’t appear to be in love with her.
Published in paperback and ebook by Crescent Gate Publishing on 6th November 2018
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I wasn’t prepared for how much I loved this book! I thought the blurb sounded feelgood, romantic, and festive of course, but I wasn’t ready for how beautiful the location was with the perfect village, the grand Grange, the cosy cottage and all the wonderful characters too. This book instantly lifted up my mood and put me back on my festive journey!
The main character of Juliet (cue lots of Romeo puns) was loveable, even in her stubborn and slightly high maintenance way; she is loyal, sentimental and sticks to her principles which I admire. Harrison I felt quite sorry for, he clearly has things bad for Juliet and has spent a lot of time trying to escape his past and his run of bad luck (though he’s very rich so I don’t think he’s had things particularly bad). The way this couple’s rapport and chemistry is written is very compelling and I couldn’t put it down because I cared for both of them.
Between family dramas, unexpected announcements, meddling friends and village gossip the odds are stacked highly against them both getting the happy ending they deserve, and yet that’s exactly what you spend the book hoping for. I really enjoyed the plot and can only hope for a follow up to come.
Stuffed to the brim with feelgood vibes, merriment and more romance then you could shake a candy stick at, this book is pure Christmas reading pleasure!
About Emily Harvale:
Having lived and worked in London for several years, Emily returned to her home town of Hastings where she now spends her days writing… and chatting on social media. Emily is a Member of the SoA, a PAN member of the RWA and a Pro Member of ALLi. She’s an Amazon bestseller and a Kindle All Star. Emily loves writing and her stories are sure to bring a smile to your face and a warmth to your heart.
Emily says, “I write about friendship, family and falling in love. I believe in happing endings.” When she isn’t writing, she can be found enjoying the stunning East Sussex coast and countryside, or in a wine bar with friends, discussing life, love and the latest TV shows. Chocolate cake is often eaten. She dislikes housework almost as much as she dislikes anchovies – and will do anything to avoid both.
Social Media Links – https://www.facebook.com/emilyharvalewriter
Thank you to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources and Emily Harvale for inviting me along on the blog tour and providing me with a free copy to review in my own words.
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