Some years ago, he jilted her friend on their wedding day. Now, he is in her small town, threatening her business and her heart.
Today, we are thrilled to be the stop on the Blog Tour for Starcross Manor by Christie Barlow.
Starcross Manor is a slow-burn romance between a couple in their forties with opposed business interests. It is set in a cozy small town with a lovely community.
Print Length: 306 pages
Publisher: One More Chapter (August 14, 2020)
When Julia Coleman meets Flynn Carter again in the cosy village of Heartcross it can only mean trouble. Flynn might be rich, brooding and sexy, but Julia knows first-hand he’s ruthless and she plans to watch his every move.
When Julia discovers Flynn’s plans for beautiful Starcross Manor her greatest fears come true. Because Flynn’s dreams of turning Starcross into a luxury hotel could ruin Julia’s dreams…and finish off the community of Heartcross for good.
Flynn makes it clear he doesn’t want trouble, and he’s not the man Julia thinks he is. As he sets about convincing the community he’s changed, he hopes he can convince Julia to give him another chance too…
From the Publisher’s Blurb
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Julia Coleman was the owner of a Bed and Breakfast in the small town of Heartcross, Scotland.
Business was good, and Julia was busy with her plans of expanding the B&B when Flynn Carter moved into town.
The last time Julia had heard about Flynn, was when he jilted her friend on their wedding day. She knew him to be a ruthless businessman and was worried to learn he was the new owner of Starcross Manor, a stunning Georgian manor house in the most beautiful part of the town.
But when Julia met Flynn, he seemed to have changed. He was kind, thoughtful, and so very handsome. Her mind kept telling her to be wary, but her heart refused to listen to reason.
I loved the fact that both Julia and Flynn were in their forties. They were reasonable and mature, and their relationship felt right.
It did not hurt that Flynn was gorgeous and so very sweet. He had that successful businessman allure without sounding overconfident.
Julia was also a lovely character, very determined to fight for her business and the welfare of her community.
Starcross Manor is a light and feel-good read. Great for a little escape.
Disclosure: I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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About the Author
Christie Barlow is the author of A Year in the Life of a Playground Mother, The Misadventures of a Playground Mother, Kitty’s Countryside Dream, Lizzie’s Christmas Escape, Evie’s Year of Taking Chances, The Cosy Canal Boat Dream, A Home at Honeysuckle Farm and Love Heart Lane. Her writing career came as somewhat a surprise when she decided to write a book to teach her children a valuable life lesson and show them that they are capable of achieving their dreams. The book she wrote to prove a point is now a #1 bestseller in the UK, USA and Australia.