Today I’m absolutely delighted to participate in the blog tour for Moonlight Over Muddleford Cove, a heartwarming romance from Kim Nash! Just look at this gorgeous cover… Isn’t it sweet and romantic?
Moonlight Over Muddleford Cove
When thirty-four-year-old Nellie Wagstaff loses her job and discovers her fiancé 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?
An utterly uplifting and completely hilarious summer read about learning to trust yourself and of finding love and friendship in the least expected places for fans of Jessica Redland, Heidi Swain and Holly Martin.
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This was such a lovely heartwarming read!
The story begins with our protagonist Nellie having one of those days when everything goes wrong. Her shoe heel gets broken, the bosses hint at possible job cuts and she accidentally leaves her shopping bags on the bus. Can’t get worse, right? wrong! Because this is the day when Nellie’s fiance tells her he doesn’t love her anymore and promptly moves out, leaving her to sort out all wedding cancellations. This is also the day when Nellie gets a letter from a solicitor firm based in Muddleford Cove, Dorset. Jobless, suddenly single, and in a desperate need to find a more affordable house, Nellie finds out that her Aunt Lil has passed away and she is the sole beneficiary of her aunt’s estate.
Nellie will have to make quite a few big decisions, but now she has more options to consider and some unexpected responsibilities. Her childhood crush Jack is still there, as gorgeous as ever, despite having a very grown-up job of a partner in the local vet practice. Jack and Nellie reconnect, while she is trying to get her head around all the changes in her life. And it isn’t just the old memories, the proverbial spark is definitely there. It’s just that Jack isn’t exactly free….
The characters in this book are so real and so relatable. Nellie is a lovely girl, kind and loyal, and it was great to see how she faces her past, deals with ups and downs of her present and ultimately finds her happiness in this beautiful little town on the sea. Jack was absolutely swoonworthy. My favourite secondary character (apart from Norm, sweet and adorable Norm) is Nellie’s bestie Shavini. Their banter was so entertaining!
The book was very easy to read and I got really immersed in the story. Kim Nash has a wonderful writing style that makes you feel like you are chatting to one of your friends, happy and relaxed in the knowledge that they love and understand you and your life. This was a perfect escape from the troubles of our daily life and we all need gentle and uplifting stories, now more than ever.
Looking forward to Kim’s next book!
Thank you to Rachel from Rachel’s Random Resources and the author for the gifted review copy. All opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.
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 http://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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Escape to Giddywell Grange is Kim’s second novel and was published by Hera Books in September 2019.
Sunshine and Second Chances is Kim’s third novel and was published in June 2020.
Moonlight over Muddleford Cove, Kim’s fourth novel is available to pre-order now and will be published on 30th March 2021.
You can read Kim’s Blog here: www.kimthebookworm.co.uk
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