Friday, 14 January 2022

๐Ÿ“– Blog Tour ~ Wishing Under a Starlit Skye by Lisa Hobman

 

Thrilled to be part of this blog tour today


Boldwood Books
13 January 2022

My thanks to Boldwood Books and Rachel's Random Resources
 for my copy of this book
and the invitation to the blog tour.



Glentorrin bakery owner, and lone parent, Caitlin Fraser, is single and finally ready to mingle.

With her daughter, Grace, about to become a teenager, and her friends all settling down, Caitlin decides she deserves a shot at happiness too.

Resisting the pull of dating apps, Caitlin embarks upon a series of disastrous singles events where she bumps into fellow villager, and astronomy buff, Archie Sutherland, who is nursing his own past secrets.
When Grace’s best friend’s father, handsome Lyle Budge, asks Caitlin to dinner, things progress quickly and she has a taste of what their future as a family could be, much to both their daughters delight! But when Archie makes a shocking discovery, and he turns to Caitlin for help, she soon discovers Lyle isn’t the sharing type, meaning prickly ultimatums loom for everyone.

Will wishing upon the stars over Glentorrin help Caitlin to figure out her way forward? Or is her hunt for romance like a once in a lifetime comet, easily missed in the blink of an eye?

๐Ÿ“–My thoughts..

Whisked away to the beautiful island of Skye we catch up with some of the characters who featured in the previous book but especially get to know more about Caitlin Fraser, who runs the Glentorrin bakery, and her daughter Grace, with their adorable Yorkie Poo, Cleo. After many years of being a single mum, Caitlin decides its time for her to, tentatively, try out the complicated world of dating however, her forays into the singles market are fraught with uncertainty and not without drama.

Caitlin and Grace are both really lovely people, both strong and decisive and the lovely mother/daughter relationship they have only adds more warmth to this feel-good story. The perils and pitfalls of finding the right person are handled sensitively with just the right amount of humour, which made me smile, but underneath is a sensitive story about parenthood and what it means to develop a deep and meaningful friendship with the right person.

Wishing under an Island Skye is perfect escapism for these grey days of winter. It's beautifully written with a set of lovely characters who find their way into your heart, so much so I read the story in one sitting completely lost in the world which this author has created so lovingly.

Just to point out that whilst I hadn't read the previous book, Dreaming under an Island Skye, it didn't spoil my enjoyment, in fact, I've made a note to go back to the first book to learn more about the characters who make an appearance in this lovely story.





Best read with...one of Caitlin's famous tray bakes and a pot of tea.


About the Author




Lisa Hobman has written many brilliantly reviewed women’s fiction titles – the first of which was shortlisted by the RNA for their debut novel award. In 2012 Lisa relocated her family from Yorkshire to a village in Scotland and this beautiful backdrop now inspires her uplifting and romantic stories. Her first title for Boldwood Dreaming Under an Island Skye was published in February 2021.


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