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Summer at the French Café by Sue Moorcroft – Blog Tour/Book Review

The most wonderful review from Book Mad Jo. ♥️

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About the book:

Sparkling sun, strolls in the gorgeous French countryside, that first sip of cool, crisp wine – Summer is Kat’s favourite season. And this year should be no exception…

As soon as Kat Jenson set foot in the idyllic French village of Kirchhoffen, she knew she’d found her home. Now she has a dreamy boyfriend, a delightful dog and the perfect job managing a bustling book café in the vibrant Parc Lemmel.

But when she learns her boyfriend isn’t all he seems, it’s the start of a difficult summer for Kat. Vindictive troublemakers, work woes and family heartache follow, and the clear blue sky that was her life suddenly seems full of clouds.

Then she gets to know the mysterious Noah, and her sun begins to shine brighter than ever. But Noah has problems of his own – ones that could scupper their new-found happiness. Together, can they…

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Blog Tour: Summer At The French Cafe

What a glowing review! 😍🥰♥️

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Book: Summer at the French Café

Author: Sue Moorcroft

Genre: Romance

Personal Rating: 4.5/5

Publisher: Avon

Publication date: 12th May, 2022Many thanks to the publisher for approving me to review Summer at the French Café! 

Many thanks to the publisher and Rachel’s Random Resources for giving me the chance to participate in the blog tour for Summer at the French Café! 💫

Sparkling sun, strolls in the gorgeous French countryside, that first sip of cool, crisp wine – Summer is Kat’s favourite season. And this year should be no exception…

As soon as Kat Jenson set foot in the idyllic French village of Kirchhoffen, she knew she’d found her home. Now she has a dreamy boyfriend, a delightful dog and the perfect job managing a bustling book café in the vibrant Parc Lemmel.

But when she learns her boyfriend isn’t all he seems, it’s the start of a difficult summer…

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HOLT Medallion – finalist

I recently received a lovely email from the Virginia Romance Writers to say that Under the Italian Sun has been selected as a finalist in the Holt Medallion Contest!

The list of all finalists can be found here, and my category is Novel with Strong Romantic Elements.

The HOLT Medallion Award was named for Virginia Romance Writers’ first president, Cynthia Holt, and is also the acronym for Honoring Outstanding Literary Talent. It has been awarded annually since 1995.

A panel of romance readers select the winning books in the twelve categories. They look for a good read, a book they’d buy and an author they’d follow. The aim is to reflect the actual marketplace. I’m delighted to have my book shortlisted on this criteria!

The winning authors are awarded a pewter medallion featuring a Dogwood blossom, the Virginia state flower, in a laurel wreath on the pages of an open book, a heart, and a scroll with the inscription “HOLT.”

HOLT Medallion Winners and Award of Merit Finalists will be announced on June 4 2022, so cross your fingers for me!

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Summer at the French Café by Sue Moorcroft | #bookreview | @SueMoorcroft @AvonBooksUK @rararesources

A fab review from Joanne at Portobello Book Blog.

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I’m a big fan of Sue Moorcroft’s lovely writing and I’m a bit of a Francophile so I was really excited to see that her latest book is set in France, albeit a bit of France I’m not too familiar with. Thanks to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for the invitation to take part in the book tour and for providing an e-copy for review.Summer at the French Café is published by Avon books and available now.

About the book

Sparkling sun, strolls in the gorgeous French countryside, that first sip of cool, crisp wine – Summer is Kat’s favourite season. And this yearshouldbe no exception…

As soon asKat Jensonset foot in the idyllic French village of Kirchhoffen, she knew she’d found her home. Now she has a dreamy boyfriend, a delightful dog and the perfect job managing a bustling book café in the vibrant…

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Publication day! #SummerAtTheFrenchCafé @AvonBooksUK @BlakeFriedmann

Hooray! Publication day for Summer at the French Café is finally here!

Paperback, ebook and audiobook are all out in the UK, with ebook and audio in the US. This link will take you to your favourite online retailer.

One of my favourite parts of writing Summer at the French Café is that I ‘borrowed’ my local park and transplanted it to Alsace, France. Wicksteed Park has everything from rollercoasters and boating lakes to wild walks and places to picnic, so all I had to do was add an arcade of shops. That’s where you’ll find the book café where Kat is holding the fort while her employers deal with illness. Solly, Kat’s half-brother, is working at the park for the summer, having lost his job as a newly qualified teacher over a drunken escapade. He’s sharing staff accommodation with the mysterious Noah, who’s come to the park to… oops! Nearly told you too much, then!

Kat’s boyfriend turns out to be not what he’d seemed and the book café comes under cyber attack, but she’s still loving living in the glorious French countryside and working at friendly, sunny Parc Lemmel. She could have done without her stepmother showing up, though. She’s a real cloud in Kat’s summer.

Summer at the French Café is out at last!

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