#BlogTour Hanukkah at the Great Greenwich Ice Creamery #BookReview @rararesources

It’s with great delight that I’m part of the Blog Tour today for HANUKKAH AT THE GREAT GREENWICH ICE CREAMERY by SHARON IBBOTSON. My thanks to the author and Rachel of Rachel’s Random Resources for putting the tour together and letting me be part of it all!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Hanukkah days, Christmas nights and strawberry ice cream …
Cohen Ford is a man who could do with a little bit of sweetening up. It’s no surprise that when he walks into The Great Greenwich Ice Creamery on a typically gloomy London day before Christmas, he insists on a black coffee rather than his childhood favourite – strawberry ice cream. 


But then he meets River de Luca, the woman behind the flavours. After their first encounter, Cohen begins visiting the ice creamery every Tuesday, gradually learning more about the intriguing River. Could her influence encourage cynical Cohen to become the man who embraces Christmas, Hanukkah and even strawberry ice cream?

PURCHASE LINKS

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hanukkah-Great-Greenwich-Creamery-heart-warming-ebook/dp/B07ZP92PZ8 

US – https://www.amazon.com/Hanukkah-Great-Greenwich-Creamery-heart-warming-ebook/dp/B07ZP92PZ8

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 Sharon was born in Sydney, Australia but now lives in London with her husband, two small children and two black cats named for desserts. She started writing ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ fanfiction aged 15, which eventually transformed into the historical romance novels she writes today. She has two novels published by Choc Lit, and when not writing, can be found baking cakes badly or drinking wine well.

Social Media Links – 

Twitter: @seibbotson

Facebook: Sharon Ibbotson – Author

Instagram: sharonibbotson

Website: sharonibbotson.com

MY REVIEW

A delicious romantic treat of a read!!  And told from the male point of view which was just a wonderful twist and added so much to a touching story – and has left me craving ice cream more than ever!!

Cohen is an American working in London. His mother has asked him to deliver a present to an old friend, so he visits her at the Ice Cream shop and immediately becomes captivated by the mysterious River who he meets there.  She’s not like any woman he’s ever met before and it’s going to take something special to win her over as he has to find a different way to communicate with her as she’s deaf.  Her deafness has never stopped her living life, but has left her mother very over protective of her as she’s been hurt in the past, so she’s not too impressed by Cohen when she finds out he’s been visiting the shop every Tuesday just to spend time with River.

Cohen has suffered heartbreak in the past, his wife has left him and is looking to take him to the cleaners and he never has really had a deep connection with a woman. It’s all been superficial to him – his life revolves around work so he’s always been keen to show off his wealth, and that attracts a certain kind of woman!  And that is the total opposite to River who is a wonderful soul and she gets him to open up in ways he’s never done before.  She’s better than any of the highly paid therapists he’s had over the years in getting through to him and making him realise just what it is he wants out of life.

I found this to be such a wonderful read and was totally captivated by River and Cohen and how their connection develops.   It’s a book that touches on faith, families and relationships and shows a different side to a romantic story.  How the art of listening becomes so powerful to people and words can become meaningless.

River gives Cohen a different way of thinking about his own life and I loved seeing how his whole outlook changes by experiencing life away from the focus of work and himself!

I had all the feels for this book and highly recommend it!

★★★★★

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#CoverReveal HANUKKAH AT THE GREAT GREENWICH ICE CREAMERY by SHARON IBBOTSON @ChocLituk

cover reveal
We meet again! Thanks for stopping by today as I have the great pleasure of sharing yet another stunner of a cover with you all, on behalf of the lovely Sharon Ibbotson and the team at Choc Lit!!


ABOUT THE BOOK

Hanukkah days, Christmas nights and strawberry ice cream …

Cohen Ford is a man who could do with a little bit of sweetening up. It’s no surprise that when he walks into The Great Greenwich Ice Creamery on a typically gloomy London day before Christmas, he insists on a black coffee rather than his childhood favourite – strawberry ice cream.

But then he meets River de Luca, the woman behind the flavours. After their first encounter, Cohen begins visiting the ice creamery every Tuesday, gradually learning more about the intriguing River. Could her influence encourage cynical Cohen to become the man who embraces Christmas, Hanukkah and even strawberry ice cream?

Hanukkah at the Great Greenwich Ice Creamery will be published by Choc Lit on 4th December and will be available to purchase as an eBook on all platforms and also in audio.

ARE WE READY??!! Here it is!!!

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How blooming gorgeous is that?!! Definitely one of my favourite Christmas covers and I cannot wait for the release in December!!

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#CoverReveal A GAME OF DESIRE by SHARON IBBOTSON @ChocLituk

Hello all! Thank you for joining me here today as I’m honoured to be able to share yet another stunner of a cover with you on behalf of CHOC LIT and the lovely
SHARON IBBOTSON, ahead of the June release of A GAME OF DESIRE!


Here’s a little bit more about the book before  I share the very desirable cover!!




The Queen of Diamonds never loses …

Felicity Fox is a rarity for a woman living in the early 1800s. Not only does
she frequent the ‘gambling hells’ where most ladies would not dare to
tread, she can also beat any man at his own game. It’s no wonder she’s gained notoriety as the ‘Queen of Diamonds’

.Edward, Earl of Addington, despises gambling and is not exactly
enamoured of Felicity Fox either, especially after she tried to swindle his
family. Except now the Earl requires assistance from the Queen of
Diamonds – and there’s everything to play for.

But with Edward will Felicity find she’s involved in a more dangerous
game than she’s ever played before?

A Game of Desire is published on 25th June by Choc Lit and will be available to purchase as an eBook on all platforms, as well as in audio.

And here it is, in all its’ splendour…….

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Thoughts?!  Hope you love it as much as I do!  Felicity sounds like she’s going to be a very interesting character so I can’t wait to read this one!  Get June 25th marked on your calendar now!!

#BookReview The Marked Lord by Sharon Ibbotson #PublicationDay

About the book

Like forbidden fruit, forbidden love is more sweet…

It’s 1803 and widowed aristocrat Sophy De Browarec must flee France after being exposed as an undercover British agent. Fearing for her life, she returns to Cornwall to seek help from the only living link to her past, Fitzwilliam ‘Fitz’ Ravensbourne. 

Lord Ravensbourne has suffered his own share of misfortune and it’s left its mark in more ways than one. He has become a near recluse at the Ravensbourne Estate, but still reluctantly accepts Sophy into his home. 
Sophy and Fitz’s relationship is strained and her return could bring danger to Ravensbourne – but there is something that prevents Fitz from casting her out, something almost forbidden…

Published by Choc Lit

Purchase Links

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MY REVIEW

I found this to be a totally absorbing regency romance, with an element of The Beauty and the Beast thrown in for good measure!

Sophy has never had an easy life, and when she finds herself having to flee France where she has made her home for many years, she can only think of one place to go home to – and that is to return to the Ravensbourne Estate.  She grew up here after losing her mother, and was taken in by the family and Fitz is her only real ‘family’ now, even though his father never married her mother as she died before their impending wedding.

Her first impression of Fitz as a child was one of horror, as he had suffered a badly burned face years earlier.  The cruelty of people throughout his life had left Fitz to become almost a recluse, so to hear from Sophy again isn’t what he was expecting and he resents having to look after his ‘stepsister’.

He has so many unanswered questions when she returns but times have made her very reluctant to trust people, especially when her past is revealed and what had caused her to flee France in the first place.  But as they spend time together their bond strengthens and as he’s due to be married to an unsuitable woman, Sophy finds herself getting more involved in his life and sees past the scars that used to scare her and makes her ashamed of her reaction.

I loved the whole setting of this story and the different aspects of Sophy and her personality.  For someone who was acting as a spy, she often comes across as very insecure and unsure of her place in the world, but when she returns ‘home’ she feels more assured. Fitz is another wonderful character as he’s bound by duty, but deeply hurt by people and their reaction to him, even after all these years.

A confident and scintillating debut! I really look forward to more from this author in the future!

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#CoverReveal The Marked Lord by Sharon Ibbotson

COVER REVEAL


Greetings one and all! I hope you are well!! Time to share yet another wonderful Cover Reveal, this time for the fabulous Sharon Ibbotson and THE MARKED LORD! My thanks, as always, to the team at Choc Lit for letting me share another stunner of a cover!

 
Here’s a bit more about the book to get you in the mood!

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Like forbidden fruit, forbidden love is more sweet …

It’s 1803 and widowed aristocrat Sophy De Browarec must flee France after being exposed as an undercover British agent. 

Fearing for her life, she returns to Cornwall to seek help from the only living link to her past, Fitzwilliam ‘Fitz’ Ravensbourne.

Lord Ravensbourne has suffered his own share of misfortune and it’s left its mark in more ways than one. He has become a near recluse at the Ravensbourne Estate, but still reluctantly accepts Sophy into his home.

Sophy and Fitz’s relationship is strained and her return could bring danger to Ravensbourne – but there is something that prevents Fitz from casting her out, something almost forbidden …

The Marked Lord is published on 15th January 2019 and will be available to purchase as an eBook on all platforms.

Are we ready?! 

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I cannot wait to read this one!! And I want that dress!! Hope you’ll be adding this book to your TBR pile for 2019!!

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