Tuesday, 7 October 2014

♥ Sweet Occasions Tour Post ♥

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Festival of Romantic Fiction reader's award for 'Best Author Published' nominee, Linn B Halton, is taking her new feel-good romance novel on tour! Sweet Occasions is set to feature on a host of book blogs over the coming days, so why not follow the action and keep up-to-date with the reviews, exclusive guest posts and excerpts, and a giveaway. 

Unknown-472  'Katie’s relationship has had more than its fair share of problems. After a difficult few years things begin to pick up and Katie finally realises her dream of opening up a bakery. Sweet Occasions specialises in novelty and celebration cakes, plus the most inspiring range of cupcakes anyone could possibly ask for!
Utilising her passion and skill helps to inject happiness back into her life, but it’s short-lived as things begin to fall apart. The reality is that you need to run a business with your heart AND your head. Help is at hand in the shape of her partner, Steve. He has the necessary experience, but does Katie want to tie herself to him financially, as well as personally Then one rainy, wintry day a bedraggled customer steps inside the door to order a cake … Sometimes a turning point centres around one single moment in time: sometimes it takes two Christmases and three birthdays.

Review
LinnQuoteI love a good bakery, cafe or restaurant book, everytime - they are just my favourite, i love a bit of lifestyle dreaming, so i knew this was going to be right up my street from day one. From the beginning until the end i was attached to Katie, Adam, Lily and Grandma Grace. We start off meeting Katie, running her dream cake shop, but having a bit of a nightmare with her partner Steve, we then meet Adam, who turns up one day soaked through and deathly cold and in need of coffee. As the couple become friends there lives begin to intertwine, more and more and its held together by cake. As the cake gives way a true bond forms, but life has other plans and with the couples relationships changing are they even meant to be together? Throw in an adoring grandma, and well ...

The characters were all realistic, natural and each played their role perfectly. The writing kept me gripped and i flew through the book. I even shed a tear in parts due to the emotional attachment i felt to some of the characters. Its a fantastic read and perfect for a cold evening with a cuppa tea.

I would love to read more by the author, and well share my virtual cup cakes!
5/5

images-293  Bristol born Linn B Halton lives in Gloucestershire, in the small village of Lydbrook. It nestles on the edge of the Forest of Dean; she resides there with her adorable husband and cat with attitude – Mr Tiggs! Whilst Linn love to write romanctic novels and there is often a psychic ‘touch’ to her stories. Many of the paranormal events that feature in some of her books are real-life experiences She is the author of fivenovels, one true story and three novellas. Linn is signed by HarperImpulse and US publishers Sapphire Star. SOQuote  
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Enter to win the following:
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First Prize: Signed paperbacks of The Quintessential Gemini and The Restaurant @ The Mill
Second Prize: Signed copy of Never Alone
Third Prize: E-copies of Never Alone, Touched by the Light, The Quintessential Gemini and The Restaurant @ The Mill

a Rafflecopter giveaway   Terms and conditions:  All ebook prizes will be given to winners in a format chosen by the author, Linn B Halton. No responsibility is taken for the non arrival of paperback prizes. Linn B Halton and CandleLit Author Services reserve the right to cancel and/or amend giveaway details at anytime and without prior notification. Image credit: Freepik   

2 comments:

  1. Ah, Em! Thank you for a really fab review and your very kind words. I love the 'held together by cake' - my mind is working overtime imagining a large bowl of buttercream ... Thanks for being a part of the tour and it's lovely to be here! Lxx

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  2. This is one of those books that I would pick up and read just based on the gorgeous cover! Thanks to your review, I know I'll be getting a great read as well as the pretty cover!

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