#BlogTour #BookReview Finding Love At Hedgehog Hollow By Jessica Redland @rararesources @JessicaRedland @BoldwoodBooks

Title: Finding Love At Hedgehog Hollow by Jessica Redland

Publisher: Boldwood Books

Date Published: 2nd July 2020

Genre: Romance

Description:

Can love really be found when you stop looking for it…?


As Samantha Wishaw watches the love of her life marry another woman, she’s ready to give up hope of finding her happy ever after.

But when a chance encounter leads Sam to find friendship in Thomas – a lonely, grumpy elderly widower living at derelict Hedgehog Hollow – her life is about to change forever.

Glad to have a distraction from family feuds and match-making, Sam vows to fulfill Thomas and his wife, Gwendoline’s, dreams of restoring Hedgehog Hollow to its former glory, and to open a hedgehog rescue centre.

Throwing herself into the task at hand, little does Sam realise that the keys to love and happiness may also be found at Hedgehog Hollow, when she least expects it…

Escape to Hedgehog Hollow this summer with top 10 bestseller Jessica Redland for the perfect uplifting, feel-good read.

Purchase Link – https://amzn.to/2xrmxAo

Review:

I want to thank Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me on this blog tour and Boldwoord books for providing me with a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

I saw hedgehogs in the title for this book and as I love hedgehogs, I was like yep, I need to read that. 

Sam watches the man she loves marry another woman, not only that it’s her cousin and best friend! On her way to the wedding party she stumbles upon Hedgehog hollow and saves owner Thomas’ life.

Thomas is none too happy about this but Sam wears him down with kindness. Sam vows to turn Hedgehog Hollow into a hedgehog sanctuary that he and his wife Gwendoline always wanted and maybe even find true happiness along the way.  

I’ve read a couple of Jessica Redland’s Whitsborough bay series so I already knew that I was in for an enjoyable rollercoaster ride of emotions. I won’t deny there were certain parts of the story that even made me tear up a little.

Sam is just one of those sweet, kind hearted characters that you know deserves better than she gets from people. I couldn’t help but root for her happiness although there were a lot of times where I felt like shouting at her, ‘stand up for yourself woman!’

Finding Love at Hedgehog Hollow is a charming and delightful read that will give you all those warm fuzzy feelings. 

About The Author:

Jessica Redland is the author of nine novels, including The Secret to Happiness, which are all set around the fictional location of Whitsborough Bay. Inspired by her hometown of Scarborough she writes uplifting women’s fiction which has garnered many devoted fans.

Social Media Links –

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Own website – https://www.jessicaredland.com/

Blog – https://jessicaredlandwriter.wordpress.com/

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#BlogTour #Review Searching For Steven by Jessica Redland @JessicaRedland @rararesources

Searching for Steven HIGH RES (1)Title: Searching For Steven by Jessica Redland

Date Published: 4th December 2016

Genre: Women’s Fiction, Romantic Comedy

Description:

What if you already know your future… but not the path to take you there?

When Sarah Peterson accepts her Auntie Kay’s unexpected offer to take over her florist’s shop, she’s prepared for a change of job, home and lifestyle. What she isn’t prepared for is the discovery of a scarily accurate clairvoyant reading that’s been missing for twelve years. All her predictions have come true, except one: she’s about to meet the man of her dreams. Oh, and his name is Steven. Suddenly Stevens are everywhere. Could it be the window cleaner, the rep, the manager of the coffee shop, or any of the men she’s met online? On top of that, she finds herself quite attracted to a handsome web designer, but his name isn’t even Steven… During this unusual search, will Sarah find her destiny?

Purchase on Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Searching-Steven-Whitsborough-Trilogy-Book-ebook/dp/B01N4AO78S/

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Review:

Sarah is living in London trapped in a dead end relationship with a firefighter named Jason, which should have ended a long time ago. Finally she gets the courage to end it but still worried she’ll end up dying alone like her Uncle Alan she flees back home to Whitsborough bay where her Auntie Kay offers her the opportunity of a lifetime, to take over her florist’s shop.

While packing she finds a tape from when she was eighteen, predicting what her life would be like for the next fifteen years. On it, it says she will meet a man named Steven and he’ll be the one. With that in mind she starts her hunt for Steven but her eye catches the handsome Nick but he’s not called Steven. Then her ex, the one who’d she’d always thought was the one comes back into her life suddenly, who should she pick or should she keep searching for Steven?

So this is the second story I’ve read by the lovely Jessica Redland, you can read my review of the first, Raving About Rhys (the prequel novella in the Whitsborough bay series), here.

I’m having real difficulty review into words because all I want to say is aww! (It gave me all the feels as the kids say) This book will make you laugh, cry and fall in love all within three hundred pages.

Not only does the writing flow well, making it fun and easy to read, the characters are fantastic too. I think we can all relate to Sarah in some way shape or form, from being trapped in a dead end relationship or that fear of dying alone or being a little socially awkward. Then we have the dishy Nick, who’s not just a pretty face but has burned in the past by love, who is absolutely adorable. Sarah’s two best friends add a little bit of conflict to the mix. Elise has been her best friend since primary school and married since she was young and then we have Clare who is the complete opposite, single and loving it and they both don’t get along! Also an honourable mention to Auntie Kay who gives Sarah her florists so she can live the dream turn her hobby into a job, I’m a little jealous to be honest, I’d love to do that myself!

I’ve seen a few reviews bemoaning that the storyline isn’t that original but seriously who doesn’t read a rom com and not wish for the main character to end up with the man of her dreams? As I said with her previous book, Jessica Redland takes a traditional romcom storyline and makes it her own, digging deeper and making her character really life like.

Even though this is set near to Christmas I’d say if you’re off on your holidays it’s a perfect read to take with you.

Rating: 4/5

About The Author:

Jessica had never considered writing as a career until a former manager kept telling her that her business reports read more like stories and she should write a book. She loved writing but had _DSF1336-2no plot ideas. Then something happened to her that prompted the premise for her debut novel, Searching for Steven. She put fingers to keyboard and soon realised she had a trilogy and a novella!

She lives on the stunning North Yorkshire Coast – the inspiration for the settings in her books – with her husband, daughter, cat, Sprocker Spaniel, and an ever-growing collection of collectible teddy bears. Although if the dog has her way, the collection will be reduced to a pile of stuffing and chewed limbs!

Jessica tries to balance her time – usually unsuccessfully – between being an HR tutor and writing.

Social Media Links –

Twitter:@JessicaRedland

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/JessicaRedlandWriter/

Website and blog:www.jessicaredland.com