Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.
Today, we're got another double header of Rachel's Random Resources goodness with not one, but TWO blog tours to sink your reading teeth into! Up first, the latest from author Victoria Connelly, which can most certainly be read as a stand alone, but pairs up perfectly well with her previous release, The House in the Clouds. This time around, Abi and Edward tentatively move forward in achingly slow steps, and we get involved in the lives of the latest residents of this beautiful mansion, Aura and Harry. Ready, set, get ready to catch a glimpse of my adventure between the pages of today's blog tour guest and ebook of choice...
High Blue Sky
About the book...
What would you sacrifice to be with the person you love?
Summer has arrived and it’s over a year since strangers Abigail and Edward bought Winfield Hall at auction and restored it together. Now, two new tenants are about to join them at their beautiful Georgian home.
Workaholic Harry Freeman has forgotten what it is to relax so when he meets healer, Aura Arden, and learns to meditate with her, he can’t believe how good he feels and he soon finds himself falling for her. But, with her bare feet and crystal beads, Aura’s not a big hit with Harry’s old-fashioned parents, and he finds himself torn between the people he loves most in the world.
It isn’t just Harry and Aura finding love. Summer has woven its spell over Edward and his brother Oscar, and both are making a play for Abi. But Abi isn’t happy at having to choose between these two very different men and, when Oscar’s behavior spirals out of control, she realizes that some decisions can have devastating consequences.
High Blue Sky is the second novel in the heart-warming trilogy from the bestselling author of The Rose Girls and The Book Lovers series.
It was wonderful to pick up right where we left off....Abi and Edward having both comfortably moved in, moving forward with their renovations of the gorgeous mansion, and continuing to build that bridge towards each other one tiny step at a time. There are obstacles thrown in the mix, such as their uncertainty of the other's feelings, their shared desire not to mess us their blossoming friendship and living arrangments, and a particular brother with a dangerous streak. Yes, things will be far from boring and by the time the story comes to a close, you'll be rooting for them all the more! As for our new duo...
Aura was MADE to be at the mansion. I mean, her artistic nature, her creativity, her pursuit of healing endeavors that stem from crystal usage versus medicines, and her wonderfully kind heart all simply SCREAM this is where she belongs. I really loved her outlook on life, and her ability to simply BREATHE. Sounds like a simple think, but think about your own day to day life...it really isn't! Lucky for her, the opportunity presents itself when she is looking for something exactly like it. Even more lucky for her that she meets Harry because they are two souls who never knew how much they needed one another, until they did and now that they do, being apart is the furthest thing from either of their hearts. Insert dramatic problem here....the family. Harry has always been straight laced with an eye on the prize and a mind lost to the business. Since he's met Aura, his mind has been opened to so much more...and for some, that's hard to handle! It takes an event of unfortunate proportions for certain parties to see that just because they don't understand something, doesn't make it any less effective, less important, less real, less worthy of pursuit.
The coming together of everyone was a balm for the soul, but don't worry, I've revealed nothing of true consequence. The how, and the way are anything other than clear, and the journey on those winding roads to it are riddled with many forks and alternatives that will keep you glued to the page as you work out just what life has in store for everyone involved. A great follow-up to the prior release, giving you just that much more to love about the growing trilogy, and a desire to know what the conclusion will bring.
About the author...
Victoria Connelly lives in a 500-year old thatched cottage in rural Suffolk with her artist husband, a springer spaniel and a flock of ex-battery hens. She is the million-selling author of two bestselling series, The Austen Addicts and The Book Lovers, as well as many other novels and novellas. Her first published novel, Flights of Angels, was made into a film in Germany. Victoria loves books, films, walking, historic buildings and animals. If she isn’t at her keyboard writing, she can usually be found in her garden either with a trowel in her hand or a hen on her lap.
Special thanks to Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources for the chance to bring this tour to you as well as the ecopy 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!