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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

A Kingswater Summer by Jo Lambert - Book Tour



A Kingswater Summer

KIERA
Newly returned from backpacking around Europe, Kiera Merrick has landed a dream job - working for actress Stella Wynter, helping set up a memory room at Penmarra, her beautiful riverside home just outside Kingswater.

JAKE
Jake Paterson is currently staying with Stella after filming the final series of his popular TV drama. He is trying to work out how to get his co-star and long-term girlfriend Rachel Tyler back after she walked out on him. But Jake soon finds himself drawn to Kiera, developing feelings for her that have no place in his life. He realises painful choices will eventually have to be made. And someone is going to get hurt.

TOM
Stella’s godson, hapless Tom Armytage is also staying at Penmarra along with girlfriend Chantal. He dreams of becoming a successful property developer and hopes Chantal’s dynamic presence will boost his ambitions. To impress her he boasts that he is heir to all of Stella’s wealth.

CHANTAL
Chantal Porter is a woman used to getting her own way. Tom is her ideal partner; weak and easily manipulated. Listening to him talk about his inheritance, she likes the idea of being Penmarra’s next mistress. But Stella and Jake’s close relationship gives her cause for concern. Who is he? And could he be a threat to her future ambitions?

As Jake comes to a difficult decision and sets off for London to sort things out with Rachel, a heart broken Kiera is left to watch helplessly as Chantal puts in place a plan to secure Tom’s inheritance. One that will change Stella’s life for ever.

Set on the south coast of Cornwall, A Kingswater Summer is a story of love, deception, and family secrets…

 

Purchase Links

UK - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kingswater-Summer-Cornish-Coastal-Romance-ebook/dp/B09C8Y9BC8

US - https://www.amazon.com/Kingswater-Summer-Cornish-Coastal-Romance-ebook/dp/B09C8Y9BC8


Excerpt
 It’s Ava Warren’s wedding day. Central character Kiera Merrick has carried out chief bridesmaid duties and now the bride and groom are about to leave.

 All the guests, including Kiera and Hayley, followed Ava and Alex out to the front of the house where a chauffeur driven limousine waited. After saying goodbye to family and friends, Ava, wearing a pale green linen suit and with her wedding bouquet in her hand, turned her back on the crowd and launched the roses into the air. They flew over her head towards a group of waiting young women, jostling together, all hopeful of catching it. Kiera, on the periphery of the crowd, watched with interest. She had always considered this to be rather a silly custom. After all, why should a bunch of flowers have anything to do with whether you got married or not? The conversation she had overheard between Scott and his father had shocked and upset her. That, and the collision with the arrogant, dark haired stranger a few nights ago had put her off men, probably for good. Anyway, she reflected, who would want someone like her? Wasn’t she famous for scaring men off with her feisty, take no prisoners attitude?

Still deep in thought, she gave a small gasp as something cold and strong scented hit her squarely in the chest. A murmur went around those who had gathered together as they all turned open mouthed to see Kiera clasping Ava’s bouquet to her chest. Ava and Alex finished saying goodbye to everyone then with final waves slipped into the back of the limousine. The vehicle pulled away, leaving a bemused Kiera holding the bouquet. She lowered the roses and studied them for a moment, white with pale pink tips, still dewy even after all this time. As the crowd began to disperse, she cradled them against herself.

‘Looks as if you’re next then, Kiera,’ Kathie Warren laughed as she linked arms with her younger daughter, and together with husband Tom, disappeared back towards the marquee.

‘Now, there’s an irony,’ Hayley said, watching them go. ‘All those anxious faces, keen to catch Ava’s bouquet and it ends up in the hands of Kingswater’s confirmed bachelorette.’

‘Ava’s rubbish at throwing, even when she can see what she’s doing,’ said Kiera. ‘Believe me, marriage definitely isn’t on the cards for me any time soon, if ever. I’m off men for the foreseeable future.’

‘Never say never,’ said Hayley, waving a finger at her. ‘Come on, the bar’s still open. Let’s get ourselves another drink.’

 

Author Bio – Jo Lambert lives on the eastern edge of the city of Bath. She is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and the Society of Authors.  She has been writing since 2008. Her first five books, a set of linked romantic sagas following the lives of several families in rural West Somerset, were followed in 2015 by Summer Moved On, a contemporary romance set in South Devon. A sequel, Watercolours in the Rain was published 2017,

 In June 2018 Jo signed to Choc Lit and her debut A Cornish Affair, set in North Cornwall was published in 2019 under their Ruby Fiction imprint.

Her latest novel A Kingswater Summer is the second of a three-book series. The first, Shadows on the Water, was published in 2020. Both books can be read as standalone stories.
When she isn't writing she reads and reviews. She also has an active blog.  Jo loves travel, red wine and music and long as it has a great melody and lyrics. Oh, and she often takes the odd photograph or two…

 

Social Media Links –

Website: https://jolambertauthor.website

Blog: http://jolambertwriter.blog

Twitter: @jolambertwriter

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jolambert185

Linkedin: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jo-lambert-6 4644530

https://www.instagram.com/jolambertauthor/

 

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