The Silver Bells Christmas Pantomime by Lynsey James (@Lynsey1991) @NeverlandBT @HQDigitalUK

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Blurb.

This Christmas pantomime is about to be the talk of the town! Luna Bay’s festive preparations are well under way and the much anticipated annual pantomime is to be, once again, the highlight of the season. Too bad that the village’s very own actress and darling of Broadway, Alice Woods, isn’t feeling in the mood for Christmas.

Until the pantomime comes under threat and a grief-stricken Alice is forced to push her personal pain aside and step up to direct – after all, the show must go on..

So with (more than) a little help from her new found friends, not to mention one very gorgeous Hollywood A-list celebrity, the play begins to come together, but will Alice finally believe that Christmas is a time for miracles after all?

What does TWG think?

Silver bells, silver bells, soon it will be Christmas dayyyyyyy!! I seriously cannot be the only person to sing that song upon reading the title of the book! It’s my stop today, on the blog tour for Lynsey James’ festive read. Just like the other books in the Luna Bay series, it is a standalone so it can be read without reading the other books beforehand.

We are back with Alice in Luna Bay this Christmas and it seems as though it will take more than a mince pie and an elf, to get her into the Christmas spirit this year! The downside to not being in the Christmas spirit, is the fact it is made ten times worse as the rest of the town are channelling their inner Buddy from Elf whilst they arrange the villages pantomime. Will Alice stop being a Grinch? Or will Hollywood need to send an A-list celebrity to try to win her over?

The Silver Bells Christmas Pantomime is my favourite book of the Luna Bay series, hands down. The humour that jingles out of the book like a Christmas carol, is on point and gives the book a another dimension. Even though it was pretty clear that there would be some action under the mistletoe at some point within the storyline, it didn’t make me think any less of the book. Instead, it made me want to curl up with mulled wine (I hate mulled wine), and sing Santa Baby into my hairbrush. Yes, I’m odd, but Lynsey’s book brought out my Christmas spirit in more ways than one!

I thought that it was brilliant how Lynsey managed to incorporate a celebrity into the mix, making the pantomime stand out from the rest. I have never watched a pantomime, but if Alice and Luna Bay’s pantomime hit the stage locally, I would be there with bells on…silver ones!

Such a fun, majestic and truly festive read; The Silver Bells Christmas Pantomime will have you curled up on the sofa with a box of chocolates on your lap, this book in hand and a double CD of Christmas songs playing in the background.

I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day if Lynsey’s book was part of the deal. Fabulous!

Thank you HQDigitalUK, Lynsey James and NeverlandBT!

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About the author.

Lynsey James was born in Fife in 1991 and has been telling people how to spell her name ever since. She’s an incurable bookworm who loves nothing more than getting lost in a good story with memorable characters. She started writing when she was really young and credits her lovely Grandad- and possibly a bump on the head from a Mr Frosty machine- with her love of telling stories. She used to write her own episodes of Friends and act them out in front of her family (in fact she’s sure she put Ross and Rachel together first!)

A careers adviser at school once told Lynsey writing wasn’t a “good option” and for a few years, she believed her. She tried a little bit of everything, including make-up artistry, teaching and doing admin for a chocolate fountain company. The free chocolate was brilliant. When Lynsey left my job a couple of years ago, she started writing full-time while she looked for another one. As soon as she started working on her story, Lynsey fell in love and decided to finally pursue her dream. She haven’t looked back since.

When Lynsey‘s not writing, eating cake or drinking tea, she’s daydreaming about the day Dylan O’Brien FINALLY realises they’re meant to be together. It’ll happen one day…

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Blog Tour! The Sunflower Cottage Breakfast Club by Lynsey James – Review.

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Blurb.

The perfect summer romance for a sunny afternoon and a picnic in the park.
Emily Reed is having a bad day. Devastated at losing her hard ­earned promotion to the ditz who’s sleeping with the boss, her mother drops a devastating bombshell—the dad she’s known and loved for twenty ­five years isn’t her biological father.
Now Emily needs answers and a month in Luna Bay should give her the time she needs to find her father, and land the difficult client at the Sunflower Cottage B&B which should put her back in the running for her coveted promotion. Setting up the Sunflower Cottage breakfast club should be a great way to meet the locals and maybe even find out who her father is! The only problem is that brooding and insanely gorgeous, Noah, is determined to make Emily’s stay perfectly uncomfortable. Finding out the truth was never going to be simple, but she never thought her heart would get in the way…

What does TWG think?

Thank you to Lynsey and NeverlandBT for inviting me on the tour for ‘The Sunflower Cottage’ and giving me an ARC in return for my honest thoughts.

You would be pretty annoyed if you had been promised a promotion after landing a big client, to then have it taken away by the colleague that thinks doing certain ‘favours’ makes her perfect for the promotion, right? Damn right you would be! Just when Emily thought her day couldn’t get any worse, it did, thanks to her mother. Will Emily be able to trust her mum and ‘dad’ again, or will things continue to turn sour?

‘The Sunflower Cottage’ is the second book in the ‘Luna Bay’ series, but it can be read as a standalone, which is ideal as I haven’t read the first book in the series myself. It was my first visit to Luna Bay and I had absolutely no idea what to expect. The name of the cottage had me rather intrigued! The bombshell that Emily’s mother dropped on her was a complete shock, however, I was surprised that Emily wasn’t more upset or devastated than she appeared to be.

I really enjoyed ‘looking’ around Sunflower Cottage. Lynsey described the cottage in such a way, I felt like I was walking along with Emily, and seeing everything that she saw. Such vivid description. I found the first part of the book a nice and easy read. However, as the book went on I found myself finding it TOO nice when it came to certain situations which then made the book lack depth a little. I felt as though Emily should have had more gusto instead of just saying ‘yes’ to everything, I mean, everyone in the Bay didn’t want her to leave and to stay, including Noah. But why should she have had to do all of the work?

I love the way Lynsey describes everything with such feeling. Her style of writing makes the places in her books come to life, that takes talent. Overall, I found ‘The Sunflower Cottage’ to be an easy-going and light read that made me question how to cook eggs! Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed the essence of the book, but there were several part of the book that weren’t for me. It’s a lovely book to cosy up with though, definitely! I am looking forward to Lynsey’s next book!!

The Sunflower Cottage by Lynsey James, published by Carina, is available to buy right now from Amazon UK.

About the author.
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About Lynsey James
Lynsey James was born in Fife in 1991 and has been telling people how to spell her name ever since. She’s an incurable bookworm who loves nothing more than getting lost in a good story with memorable characters. She started writing when she was really young and credits her lovely Grandad­ and possibly a bump on the head from a Mr Frosty machine­ with her love of telling stories. She used to write her own episodes of Friends and act them out in front of her family (in fact she’s sure she put Ross and Rachel together first!)
A careers adviser at school once told Lynsey writing wasn’t a “good option” and for a few years, she believed her. She tried a little bit of everything, including make­up artistry, teaching and doing admin for a chocolate fountain company. The free chocolate was brilliant.
When Lynsey left her job a couple of years ago, she started writing full­time while she looked for another one. As soon as she started working on her story, Lynsey fell in love and decided to finally pursue her dream. She haven’t looked back since.
When Lynsey’s not writing, eating cake or drinking tea, she’s daydreaming about the day Dylan O’Brien FINALLY realises they’re meant to be together. It’ll happen one day…

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