Blog Tour: Review: Return to Bluebell Hill by Rebecca Pugh
Thank you for stopping by on this very special blog tour for Return to Bluebell Hill. This tour is special because this book is not just a debut novel, but one by Rebecca Pugh, a fellow blogger. It’s always good to see someone who has talked of their dreams publically achieve them and the blogging community has leapt onto this in full support! Congratulations Becca!
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.
Return to Bluebell Hill initially felt to me like a book that had everything in place for a very predictable story. Then Rebecca Pugh completely pulled the rug from under my feet and turned this into one of the best novels in this genre I’ve read in quite some time.
Jessica was both an extremely likeable character and an extremely frustrating character. At times I wanted to reach into the book and bang her head against the wall and tell her to sort herself out (always a sign I’m engrossed)! But at the same time she was enchanting and vulnerable and I couldn’t help but to love everything about her.
I found myself sat up until the early hours of the morning unwilling to stop reading because I wanted to see Jessica’s story end well. This was one of those stories that despite things consistently going wrong, and Jessica making the wrong decisions (even though she thinks they are the right one’s of course), you find yourself willing everything to fall into place, even reading quicker just to get to that final conclusion then chastising yourself because then the book will be over!
I would not be at all surprised to see Rebecca Pugh rise up among the greats in the genre if she carries on producing work like this!
Thank you so much to Rebecca Pugh and Carina UK for the ARC and for inviting me onto this tour!
About Rebecca Pugh:
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?
Title: Return to Bluebell Hill
Author: Rebecca Pugh
Genre: Romance, Chick-Lit
Publisher: Carina UK
Publication Date: 18 June 2015
Review Format: eBook
Other Formats: N/A
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