I’m so excited for my very good friend Annette Hannah who has completely smashed it and has now become a published author! When I was asked to be on her blog tour, I was totally honoured to be part of her launch celebrations.
About the book
Here comes the bride…
Lucy Woods has always dreamed of running her very own wedding venue. After moving her eight-year-old son to the countryside she’s surprised to find the perfect location and her best friend, Abbie, eager to help make that dream a reality! Too bad Abbie’s older brother Dominic isn’t keen on Lucy or their big idea!
As a divorce lawyer Dominic doesn’t believe in love at first sight or wedding vows, he’s seen them broken more times than he can count. But when Lucy arrives back in town, his hardened heart begins to crack.
Making her dream come true is a huge undertaking, but Lucy knows that The Signal Box Café is her chance to finally make something of her life. If only the irritating (and oh-so-gorgeous) Dom didn’t make her imagine wearing a white dress and walking down the aisle…
Can Lucy and Dominic find a way to each other this summer or will the wedding bells chime for another couple?
What did I think?
This book is totally glorious from the very first page. It’s beautifully written, and completely full of heart, wit and gorgeousness. The characters are wonderfully formed and the setting of Bramblewood is totally delightful.
You immediately warm to single mum Lucy, and her eight-year-old son Jackson really reminded me of my own son a few years ago. Lucy’s grandad Dougie is such a colourful character, full of life and mischief. And Dominic. Woh! Dominic. He really got my heart rate up in more ways that one. Their push/pull relationship was excellent to read with exactly the right amount of do they like each other/do they hate each other threading through the book.
There are a lot of characters in the book, but all perfectly and individually formed so that they all play a significant role and have their own identities.
I loved watching the journey The Signal Box Cafe went on, and how this really unique idea came into the forefront of the book almost as another character itself.
Wedding Bells at the Signal Box Cafe is an absolute pleasure to read and I would most definitely highly recommend this gorgeous, heartwarming, uplifting debut novel from Annette Hannah and I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next. Oh and did I mention Dominic? 😉
There are lots of bloggers taking part in this blog tour right now and loving the book too. Check out their reviews right now.
About the author
Annette Hannah is a Liver Bird who relocated to leafy Hertfordshire in the 80’s and now lives near a river with her husband, two of their three grown up children and a crazy black cocker spaniel. She writes Romantic comedies in settings inspired by the beautiful countryside around her and always with a nod to her hometown. As an avid reader she became a book blogger and eventually realised her dream to become an author in 2020.
She loves long walks along the river, travelling to far flung places, the odd glass of Pinot Blush and spending time with her friends and family.
Contact Links: Twitter: @annettehannah