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Blog Tour: Return to Bluebell Hill by Rebecca Pugh
Author: Rebecca Pugh
Published: June 18th 2015 by Carina
Amazon | Amazon UK
Blurb: As sweet and satisfying as strawberries and cream! This British summertime, get out in the garden with Rebecca Pugh’s sparkling debut novel.
Home is where the heart is…
Jessica McAdams has never belonged anywhere; never truly felt at home. Of course, what did she expect from parents who never made her feel welcome in her own house? Leaving her life in London to return home to the charming country village of Bluebell Hill is harder than she thought. Especially as she never considered she’d be returning under such heart wrenching circumstances…
Clearing out the stunning and imposing Bluebell House after her parents’ death is difficult for Jessica—they never had the best relationship and now it’s too late. Yet spending time in the house that was never a home, having afternoon tea with dear old friend Esme—and sharing hot, sizzling kisses with delectable gardener Rueben!—opens Jessica’s eyes to the potential of Bluebell House… Could this big old, beautiful manor really be her forever home? Is Bluebell Hill where her heart is, has always been?
Jessica soon dares to dream of her very own home with delicious Rueben by her side. But when a deep, dark secret of Bluebell House is unearthed, Jessica’s world is turned upside down…
Will Jessica ever find where her heart truly lies?
An emotional tale of self-discovery, taking chances and romance! Rebecca’s unique British voice feels like coming home again and again.
First of all I would like to thank the publishers for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*
Review: Rebecca Pugh, also known as Becca's Books, is a fellow book blogger and one of the loveliest people I know. She's like a ray of sunshine, always smiling and making people feel better. So when she announced her book deal with Carina earlier this year, I couldn't have been more excited for her. Reading her blog I could tell she had a special way with words. And when I finally had Return to Bluebell Hill on my hands, only reading the first few paragraphs, I knew it. It was going to be a fantastic read. And I was not wrong.
Return to Bluebell Hill has all the ingredient for a great romance novel and much more. Our heroine, Jessica, is really happy with her new and shiny life in London, but after her parents death, she must go back to the place she run away from, Bluebell House. A place fairy tales are made from. With Rebecca's detailed and generous descriptions I could totally picture the hills with the streams of bluebells and the stunning setting of Bluebell Hill. But even with the perfect candidate for Prince Charming, the dreamy Rueben, Jessica was not made for fairy tales.
Rebecca wrote such a beautiful story, with love, family and friendship as the pillars. I instantly liked Jessica, so lively and honest, and I totally fell in love Rueben, he couldn't be more perfect. To say that I was rooting for them for the whole story would be an understanding. I think I'm gonna miss these two (book hangover alert!). But the secondary characters also played a big role in the story, Jessica's best friend was the kind of friend we all want, supportive and able to make you laugh in the worst moments. But my favourite was Esme, who used to take care of Jessica when she was living in Bluebell Hill. They had a strong friendship and respect for each other. Their scenes together were a joy to read, as Esme could instantly see how Jessica was really feeling.
Rebecca is such a talented author and I am sure big things are coming her way. What a debut for her! If you love romance, fairy tales and of course dashing heroes, I highly recommend you pick Return to Bluebell Hill, you won't be disappointed at all.
Rebecca Pugh grew up in the green county of Shropshire, with a mind full of fairy-tales and happy endings. Enchanted by true love and Disney Princesses, she decided that no matter what life threw her way, she’d continue to see the world through a child’s eyes. Through the pages of countless books, her adoration of reading blossomed, and it didn’t take long for her to fall under the spell of hundreds of authors’ words.
Now, Rebecca’s own story has taken a fairy-tale like turn, and at 22, her dream has come true. With her faithful companions: Bonnie the dog, her partner, and her gigantic family by her side, Rebecca is ready to share her stories with readers who enjoy falling in love and losing themselves within beautiful, fictional worlds.
Rebecca Pugh is the author of women’s fiction and romance, her all-time favourite genres. After all, who doesn’t enjoy a good swoon?
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