Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.
Today, we're got not one, but TWO tours making their way to the blog, so hang on to your bookish socks, it's gonna get busy! First on the block, a Christmas infused title that begs us to remember that anytime is a great time for love, but tis the season for forgiveness as well. Ready or not, fair readers, here comes today's first blog tour guest and ebook of choice...
Under the Mistletoe
About the book...
Christmas. A time for family, friends – and rekindling old flames…
When Laurel returns to the village of Middledip, she’s looking for a quiet life. Adjusting to her recent divorce, she’s ready to spend some time getting back on her feet amidst the glorious snow-dusted countryside.
Yet, life in Middledip is far from straightforward. Coming to the aid of her sister, Rea, as she navigates her own troubles, Laurel barely has a moment to think about where her own life is going.
However, time stands still when she sees her old flame, Grady Cassidy – and it’s soon as if they’ve never been apart. But through her happiness, Laurel remembers why she left the village all those years ago, as she recalls a dark night and Grady’s once-wayward brother, Mac…
Can Laurel learn to forgive and forget? Or will her chances of Christmas under the mistletoe with Grady remain a dream?
An enchanting, festive read, perfect for fans of Sarah Morgan and Carole Matthews.
First things first, for those readers that prefer trigger warnings, this book has a fairly big issue that happened in our leading lady's past, but holds very tightly to her psyche in the here and now. It was an act of bullying, but sexual in nature, and seeing how it casts a rather large shadow on the overall story, I thought it best to share. Moving forward...
Laurel is a strong woman, in more ways than one. From the moment we meet her and her niece on a darkened road, stopping to help two people they thought were strangers, and yet turn out to be something much more difficult, i.e. a blast from the best forgotten past, you just know, she's the type of person to grin and bare it. She's had experience doing that, unfortunately brought on by something that should never happen to anyone, and she took what she needed from the lesson as she sought out her new life. Coming home to her small hometown wasn't for herself, but to help her family, yet in the end, she'll find love in places she wasn't even looking, the chance to let go of long held anger, and maybe even grant the ultimate Christmas wish...forgiveness. I can't blame her if she decides everything just simply isn't worth it, but the pull of family, the pull of love can be hard to resist. Only time will tell if what she's made of is stronger than a past she'd like to forget, and if the people in her life now can help her pull through the darkness once and for all.
Honestly, I enjoyed the main storyline, and seeing the characters grow spiritually, emotionally, and physically closer, but the situation that happened then played such a vital role in all things occurring now, and with the constant reminders thanks to small town residencies, it colored my overall experience. It was less rose colored glasses for me, and more cracked lenses. I appreciated it being dealt with openly, and the realistic portrayal of how impacting things done in stupidity, and jealously can be, but I guess I was anticipating something different story wise when I first started, so it didn't sit quite as well. I think that knowing a bit more going into it might have had me in the right mindset, but nevertheless...I can't say it wasn't good, because it was...just know there are moments of mistletoe magic, and with the oh-so-good, you also have the just-not-so.
About the author...
Sue Moorcroft is a Sunday Times bestselling author and has reached the coveted #1 spot on Amazon Kindle UK as well as top 100 in the US. She’s won the Goldsboro Books Contemporary Romantic Novel Award, Readers’ Best Romantic Novel award and the Katie Fforde Bursary. Sue’s emotionally compelling, feel-good novels are currently released by publishing giant HarperCollins in the UK, US and Canada and by other publishers around the world. She’s also well known for short stories, serials, columns, writing ‘how to’ and courses.
Born in Germany into an army family, Sue spent much of her childhood in Cyprus and Malta but settled in Northamptonshire, England aged ten. She loves reading, Formula 1, travel, time spent with friends, dance exercise and yoga.
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 tour, 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! Be sure to check out the rest of the tour for more bookish fun.
Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!