Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.
So, you may have noticed the blog was a little quieter than usual the past two days. Unfortunately, I had a lot going on in real life, and quite frankly was ever so grateful for the break in my blogging schedule. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE BOOK BLOGGING and everything that goes with it, but, as with anything, when your time gets drawn so very thin, it can make finding your footing rather precarious...much like the leading lady of our story.
Today, we're back with Rachel's Random Resources as we discover the next release from author Rebecca Raisin. Trust me readers, you're going to love it. Why? Well, the knee jerk answer of "because I said so" is not enough without backing, but when I throw in the fact that there is a lot of bookishness within the story including a publishing house, librarian, small town library, people library, and a hottie reporter with a potential heart of gold that knows what book boyfriends are without being told. *sigh* Yes, we're living the dream, and on that note, let's get between the pages of today's blog tour guest and ebook of choice...
Elodie’s Library of Second Chances
About the book...
An uplifting story about fresh starts, new beginnings and the power of stories, from the bestselling author of Rosie’s Travelling Tea Shop!
When Elodie applies for the job of librarian in peaceful Willow Grove, she’s looking forward to a new start. As the daughter of a media empire, her every move has been watched for years, and she longs to work with the thing she loves most: books.
It’s a chance to make a real difference too, because she soon realises that there are other people in Willow Grove who might need a fresh start – like the homeless man everyone walks past without seeing, or the divorcée who can’t seem to escape her former husband’s misdeeds.
Together with local journalist Finn, Elodie decides these people have stories that need sharing. What if instead of borrowing books readers could ‘borrow’ a person, and hear the life stories of those they’ve overlooked?
But Elodie isn’t quite sharing her whole story either. As the story of the library’s new success grows, will her own secret be revealed?
Okay, so this is another fangirl type moment/review.
You have been warned.
Honestly...as if I would be anything but honest...I loved this one from the word GO. Elodie is such a wonderful character, full of heart, dreams, and a love for books that rivals my own. Thing is, she's been put in a position in life that many would envy, but it wasn't her dream. One thing leads to another and serendipity, or fate steps in and BOOM...she's in Willow Grove; this darling little town that just screams Hallmark movie moment, but GASP...they are in danger of losing their library! Our fabulous leading lady takes on the challenge with a full heart...and an assumed name, well sort of, to swoop in all on her own and save the day...hopefully...probably...with any luck and A LOT of help.
Her idea for the People Library was genius...and quite honestly, something I'd love to see done in our own local library. Her diligence to see this project through was heartwarming. Her enthusiasm for the written word, her understanding of its power, and how the library is more than a house for books, but something special to every patron that seeks it out, all touched my bookish heart. Elodie truly believed in her dream and wanted to make it a reality not simply for herself, but so that no one, not even the most ignorant of the town of Willow Grove would have to do without. The friends she makes along the way, from Alfie to Harry, Pete to Sophie, all have stories to share and knowledge to impart. Even Finn, the reporter who's story stole her heart in the first place, is leaving his mark on both her endeavor AND the woman herself.
Suffice it to say that by book's end, several heartfelt wishes are answered, and love conquers all in surprising ways. It's a book that Contemporary Fiction fans will adore with a bookish slant that can't be ignored!
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!