Tuesday, 30 March 2021

#BlogTour Moonlight over Muddleford Cove by Kim Nash

 

It was a pleasure to take part in the BlogTour Bound by Kim Nash.

About the Author

Kim Nash is an author of uplifting, funny, heartwarming, feel-good, romantic fiction. Her latest book, Sunshine and Second Chances, was shortlisted for the 2020 Amazon Kindle Storyteller Award.

She lives in Staffordshire with son Ollie and English Setter Roni, is Head of Publicity for Bookouture and is a book blogger at www.kimthebookworm.co.uk.

Kim won the Romantic Novelists Association's Media Star of the Year in 2016, which she still can't quite believe. She is now quite delighted to be a member of the RNA.

When she's not working or writing, Kim can be found walking her dog, reading, standing on the sidelines of a football pitch cheering on Ollie and binge watching box sets on the TV. She's also quite partial to a spa day and a gin and tonic (not at the same time!) Kim also runs a book club in Cannock, Staffs. 

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About the book

When thirty-four-year-old Nellie Wagstaff loses her job and discovers her fiancĂ© is a cheating scumbag in a single day, she feels like the world has come crashing down. And that’s before the solicitor’s letter, along with a request to visit a place she hasn’t thought about for a very long time.

Heartbroken, Nellie escapes to the beautiful seaside town of Muddleford in Dorset, where she discovers she’s inherited more than she ever bargained for. Nellie never knew why her mother stopped talking to her sister, but now childhood memories of Muddleford come flooding back: long hot summers, the sea glistening beyond the sandy cove... and a stolen kiss with a boy called Jack.

Jack, now a devilishly handsome vet, has the local pet owners swooning over him, and as Nellie and he become close once more, and she gets used to gossiping with the locals and sipping wine at her beach hut with sand between her toes, she’s sure she can feel sparks flying once more. But just as she thinks she might be able to open her heart again, her newest frenemy, the glamourous Natalia, tells her a secret about Jack that changes everything.

Nellie will never know why her mother and aunt parted ways. She’ll sell the house, forget about Jack, and get back to real life. Because there’s nothing for her in Muddleford... is there?

Review

I think Nellie is a product of our era - she is complacent. It's all about accepting things because they are what is expected, accepting more than what you are worth, because nobody teaches you that you can ask for more and what you need - that's not really the norm.

This story is really one of self discovery, even one of coming-of-age, and yes I know what age Nellie is. You're never too old to grow up and smell the roses, quite literally suddenly acknowledge that there is more in life.

People say sometimes things happen for a reason and in this case Muddleford happens to Nellie for a reason. Being drawn back into a life she barely remembers and a world that embraces her with open arms - it's exactly what she needs to discover her own merit.

Nash gives readers what they want from an escapism read even down to the boomerang reaction Nellie reverts to when she feels uncertain or out of depth. It's right back to the old routines and people. It's very much a story about nostalgia, memories and comfort. About reconnecting with the inner person and being bold enough to embrace new people and emotions.

It's the perfect read for readers who like to step out and enjoy someone else's life for a few hours, without too many repercussions of course, and cheer them on as they navigate the obstacles that sometimes seem outlandish and yet others are so normal we absolutely relate to them. On that note I am hoping I have an aunt who leaves me something similarly exciting.

Buy Moonlight over Muddleford Cove at Amazon Uk or go to Goodreads for any other retailer. Buy at Amazon com.

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