Are you an avid reader looking for your next "fix"? Can't bear to be without some form of reading material in your spare time? Welcome to my world! Whether you are seeking a new book to "feed your need", or you are an author seeking an unbiased point of view on your own recent masterpiece, this is the place to be. With life as with books, you never know where the next step might take you...

Friday, March 31, 2023

RRR presents... The Little Venice Bookshop by Rebecca Raisin - REVIEW!


Ladies and gents, book lovers of all ages, this book really REALLY gets us! No, really, it gets readers, book lovers, collectors, and those that just plain fall in love with the written word... and that's aside from the story at the heart of things! Get your TBR ready because you'll want to make a home for this one post haste. Touring now with Rachel's Random Resources and on the blog today, our blog tour guest and ebook of choice...



The Little Venice Bookshop
by
Rebecca Raisin


About the book...
A bundle of mysterious letters. A trip to Venice. A journey she’ll never forget. 

When Luna loses her beloved mother, she’s bereft: her mother was her only family, and without her Luna feels rootless. Then the chance discovery of a collection of letters in her mother’s belongings sends her on an unexpected journey. 

Following a clue in the letters, Luna packs her bags and heads to Venice, to a gorgeous but faded bookshop overlooking the canals, hoping to uncover the truth about her mother’s mysterious past. 

Will Luna find the answers she’s looking for – and finally find the place she belongs? Purchase 


Amazon US | UK | AUS
 





~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"...'...I love reading. Love bookshops. Novels are like a portal into another world. No matter what’s happening in my life, I know I can always escape into the pages of a book and forget my troubles for a while. Reading is like therapy and you don’t need great sums of cash to access books. I have library cards from all around the world. I scour flea markets and second-hand bookshops for forgotten beauties. I might not have much in terms of material possessions but I have those stories in my heart.’..."


Be still my heart. 
This is just one of several passages, nay, several pages that I highlighted and wanted to share.  As much as I loved the story of Luna, Oscar, Gigi, Giancarlo, Ruby, Aunt Loui, the bookshop cats, and the bookshop itself (oh the bookshop!), my heart was stolen by all the bookish passages and sentiments shared. It not only went into making Luna a truly three dimensional character, but showed us, the reading audience, that the author truly gets us, and her, probably is one of us.

Who are we? Book people. Those that sell them, love them, surround themselves with the stories in good times and bad, escape between the pages for some TLC, and just generally choose to eat, sleep, and breathe them. The words are not just stories, but ways into our imagination, other lives and times, experiences and cultures. The right combination of story and heart goes a long way in capturing us body and soul to the point that putting the book down is a burden. We want to be there with our favorite characters, see them fight through challenges, and triumph over adversity.  The author gave us all that and more with a tender story that reminds us that while we're all different, we're still looking for the same things...a place or person to call home. 

Come for the story, stay for the book love, and share this one for the sheer joy of it all! It's another release from this talented author that you won't soon forget. 



~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


About the author...


Rebecca Raisin writes heartwarming romance from her home in sunny Perth, Australia. Her heroines tend to be on the quirky side and her books are usually set in exotic locations so her readers can armchair travel any day of the week. The only downfall about writing about gorgeous heroes who have brains as well as brawn, is falling in love with them – just as well they’re fictional. Rebecca aims to write characters you can see yourself being friends with. People with big hearts who care about relationships and believe in true, once in a lifetime love. Her bestselling novel Rosie’s Travelling Tea Shop has been optioned for film with MRC studios and Frolic Media.





~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~




Special thanks to Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources for the chance to bring this tour to you as well as the ebook for review. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, this promotion, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above. This title is available now, so click on over to your favorite online retailer to snag your copy today and be sure to check out the rest of the tour for more bookish fun!


Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!


Thursday, March 30, 2023

RRR presents... Darren, Andrew and Mrs Hall by R J Gould - SPOTLIGHT!


Looking for your next read? Check out this title currently touring with Rachel’s Random Resources for a quick pick that just might suit your fancy!



Darren, Andrew and Mrs Hall
by
R J Gould


About the book...
A tale of two husbands, two wives, and the woman in between...

It is a June day and the rain is lashing down as Emma and Andrew move into the house of their dreams in an affluent London suburb. Two doors away, dejected Darren and Kelly are downsizing into their new home. 

It doesn’t take long for the women to hit it off despite being opposites in many ways. Meanwhile Andrew, a teacher and poet, and Darren, an alarm systems installer, are at loggerheads from the word go.  
When Emma and Kelly decide to take breaks away together – to a spa, a countryside retreat, the Scottish Highlands – their men feel abandoned. Their animosity grows and the loyalty to their wives is tested when Mrs Hall moves in as their in-between neighbour. But who exactly is this woman and what game is she playing?  

The wives return from a stay in Scotland to discover that a lot has changed. Will their marriages be robust enough to survive? 



AMAZON  UK | US


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


About the author... 


R J Gould writes contemporary fiction about relationships using a mix of wry humour and pathos to describe the tragi-comic life journeys of his protagonists. Darren, Andrew and Mrs Hall is his eighth novel and follows The Engagement Party, Jack and Jill Went Downhill, Mid-life follies, The bench by Cromer beach, Nothing Man, Dream CafĂ© and Then and now. He has been published by Headline  
Accent and Lume Books and also self-publishes. Before becoming a full-time author he worked in the education and charity sectors. In addition to his addiction to telling stories, he has somewhat milder addictions to playing tennis, watching film noir cinema, completing Wordle and eating dried mango slices. He is a member of Cambridge Writers and the Romantic Novelists’ Association UK and lives in Cambridge, England.






~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~





Special thanks to Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources for the chance to bring this tour to you. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, this promotion, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above. This title is available now, so click on over to your favorite online retailer to snag your copy today and be sure to check out the rest of the tour for more bookish fun...


Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!



Copyright © 2009-present Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers
Powered by Blogger
Content by the Insatiable Reader