Sealed with a Kiss
November 27, 2014 at 9:20 AM
How I know the author
I have known Rachael Lucas the talented author of Sealed with a Kiss for years via the parent blogging world, however I really became friends when she came on holiday with her family to coombe Mill. It was here I found our parenting ideals and ideas so similar. I knew Rachael was a writer and she came to us close to the completion of her first novel. I don't think I have ever had a friend who seriously writes published books before and naturally I was keen to secure my copy and have a read of what this lovely grounded Mum of 4 would come up with.
Sealed with a Kiss
This book has all the magic of a page turning easy to read romance. The characters are well thought through and brought vividly to life. There is a hero and heroine and you read willing there to be a happily ever after ending, though I'm not going to spoil it by revealing that. Knowing Rachael a little I can see many of her passions and emotions in life coming out in the book, from the clothes the characters wear to the warming drinks by the fire. Rachael has a love of beautiful scenery, remote places and warmth of character and all this is encapsulated in the stark Scottish Island and its inhabitants who make the story so believable. This is every woman's Prince Charming in a beautiful setting set to sweep the vulnerable relationship bereft beauty off her feet, but of course there is plenty of obstacles in their path, misunderstanding and the nasty Fiona, not based on me I'm assured!
Reading for me is my daily relaxation before I drop off to sleep, this book was perfect, not too complex, plenty to keep me wanting to read just one more page before turning off the light and a true sense of joy and escapism guaranteed to send me off into happy dreams. If you want a book to challenge you and make you think, this isn't it, but if you are after an easy holiday read or a little late at night relaxation like me then this book comes highly recommended. Rachael has a real talent and already has a Christmas special sequel available as a ebook which you can download for just 59p and Coming up Roses is her next book due for release in May and pre orderable now. I feel very privileged to know Rachael and her family and see her romantic love of life translated into her writing.
Perhaps most wonderful for me was not only reading a great book but finding Rachael's love of Cornwall and especially holidaying at Coombe Mill having it's own special mention in the book too. My signed copy is now in our reception for our guests to read for their holiday relaxation.
A signed copy of this book would make a perfect Christmas present. At just £9.95 with your chosen message it would be a lovely touch for anyone you want to send a personal gift to.
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Disclosure: I was not asked to write this review or run this competition but chose to do so for a friend who has a talent I admire