Today's my stop on the Blog Tour for Country Rivals by Zara Stonely. Country Rivals is the third book in the Tippermere Series but can easily be read as a stand-alone and to celebrate its publication, Zara has stopped by to talk about her favourite Rom Com Movies. Zara, all yours:
I love watching romantic comedies, so this could have been a very long list. Here are the ones that came into my head first!
Love Actually – I love Richard Curtiss films, I want him to turn the Tippermere novels into one, or a TV series, I’m not fussy! (So if anybody knows him, can you mention it please?)
I could have picked Four Weddings and a Funeral (sad as well as funny) or Notting Hill here. So why this one? Maybe because of the range of stories and characters, the different types of love. And I have to admit I love Bill Nighy in it.
Bridget Jones’s Diary – there are just so many bad incidents that make me want to hide under the duvet because of that ‘it could be me’ feeling. I have had those flirty ‘skirt’ conversations, talked rubbish with friends after a few drinks, could well have been talked into the fireman’s pole incident, and I just love that man-fight – it is so middle-class British!
When Harry met Sally – that orgasm scene never fails to make me laugh. I love the premise of this film, can men and women ever just be friends? Does sex mess it up? This is one of those films I can relate to, which is why the funny bits are so funny. Including ‘that’ bit – wouldn’t you love to do it? No?? So that’s just me then…
The Holiday – I went to see this at the cinema with a friend, and laughed until I cried, she was a very good friend so didn’t refuse to be seen out in public with me again. It just tickled me, well I think it was mainly Jude Law that I loved in it. I did at times want to yell at certain characters, but I still love it. One of my go-to films when I want a film-hug.
Pretty Woman – is an old favourite. Okay it might be a bit dated now (check out the hair and clothes), but it makes me smile. And I like Mr Gere.
About the Book:
Author: Zara Stonely
Published: May 26th 2016 by Harper Impulse
Blurb: 'A great treat for readers…jam-packed with sexy men and horses.' Bestselling author Fiona Walker
Dashing eventer Rory is ready to button up his breeches and settle down. His gorgeous wife, Lottie, wants a bank balance in the black so she can protect the beautiful family estate for future generations.
But with the wedding business at Tipping House going up in flames, and rumours that it was arson not accident, Lottie begins to wonder who she can trust with her future.
Tranquil Tippermere is under siege as movies moguls and insurance investigators invade the countryside, and as events gather pace rescue plans start to look too good to be true, and intentions may not be as honourable as they seem.
As a moody, but definitely marvellous, polo player enters the fray and squares up to the eventing hero of Tippermere, does Lottie stand to lose her husband as well as her home?
And you can grab the other Tippermere books (all the books can be read independently) here –
About the Author:
Zara was born in a small village in Staffordshire, educated in Cheshire, and went on to study at Liverpool University. After a successful career as an IT consultant, she decided to follow her heart and ran a dog grooming business for several years before becoming a full-time writer.
Her fun, romantic, romps draw on her experiences of village life, and her various love affairs with dogs, cats and horses. These days if she’s not at her laptop, you can usually find her trudging across fields on foot, or sat on the back of a horse.
Zara divides her time between a country cottage in Cheshire and an apartment in Barcelona. Her most recent novels include the popular Stable Mates, Country Affairs and Country Rivals.