I am bouncing with joy to be participating in a BLOG TOUR hosted by Lola! I was so worried about doing this because you all know my rule – If I don’t read it – I don’t review it! Signing up to be part of a tour puts the pressure on – what if I didn’t like the book? Well, as you will see nothing could be further from the truth. After my review check out all the cool additional information on the book and author and even an excerpt.
WOW – Ok you know how rarely I give 5 stars but this is one of those infrequent times! The story follows a mother and daughter jumping between the mother as a young woman visiting Australia and her daughter later dealing with her mother’s death and deciding to go to Australia in search of her father. The transitions were elegant. I got this book a while ago and knew I was part of a book tour so I really tried to read it slowly and not finish too far in advance of my tour date – massive fail. I consumed the book in two days and started this review about two weeks ago. I really identified with the daughter Libby and her desire to have asked all those questions she didn’t know to ask before her mother passed. The adventures of both women were enhanced by their respective time periods. Evelyn is in Australia in 1994 and her daughter Libby in current day. The difference between their travels as well as the similarities give the reader a lot to ponder as they read. I enjoyed going along with both women on their journeys.
How do you thank an author for an awesome book that you received for free? Well in my case I did the only thing I could do – I bought one of her other books – Beyond the Lens and I have it loaded on my kindle and it’s ready to read during an upcoming vacation.
Right now Always With You is only $.99! It is worth way more than this – so get a great deal and a great read. Or, scroll down this post and take a chance on a giveaway of the book and some extra treats!
The book blitz runs from 3 till 9 October. See the tour schedule here: http://www.lolasblogtours.net/book-blitz-always-with-you-by-hannah-ellis/
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Always With You
By Hannah Ellis
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age category: Adult
Release Date: 3 October 2017
A secret kept for more than twenty years. A daughter intent on finding the truth…
In 1994, twenty-one-year-old Evelyn Taylor left England to backpack around Australia. When she stopped off in the dusty outback town of Kununurra, she never expected to fall in love with the place – and the people. But Joe Sullivan captured her heart, and when her fun-filled year in Australia came to an end, saying goodbye to him was the hardest thing she’d ever done.
In 2017, Evelyn’s daughter, Libby, embarks on her own Australian adventure. Grief-stricken following her mother’s death, she’s determined to find the father she never met.
Little does she know that digging up the past will be more complicated than she ever imagined.
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About the Author:
Hannah Ellis lives in Munich with her husband and two little boys. She’s originally from England and has lived in America, Australia and Ireland. As well as writing, she also teaches English to kindergarten kids. In her spare time she likes to read books, drink tea and eat chocolate. She goes jogging regularly but hasn’t decided if she really enjoys it or not. She’s a huge fan of sunshine, and the many Munich beer gardens.
You can find and contact Hannah here:
– Website: http://www.authorhannahellis.com
– Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/novelisthannahellis/
– Twitter: https://twitter.com/BooksEllis
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“Are you seriously going to sleep there?” Andrew asked.
“My bed is taken!” I flopped ungracefully into the hammock and wriggled to get my balance right. “And this is really comfy.”
“I’m not sure it’s safe to sleep out here.”
“I’ll be okay. Everyone’s so friendly.”
“I was thinking more about the wildlife.” He glanced around, nervously. “There’s about ten thousand species of things that can kill you around here.”
“Ten thousand?” I asked, amused.
“I’m sure I’ll survive. You don’t need to babysit me!”
“Not sure I can really sleep in my bed either with all that racket going on.”
“You’ll have to find your own hammock then,” I said. “I’m not shari—” The screech that cut me off was loud, wild and far too close. Jumping out of the hammock, I was behind Andrew in a shot and clinging to his arm. “What on earth?” I said, looking up at the source of the noise.
“Bats,” Andrew said. “One of the few things around here which won’t kill you!”
“Bats?” It was too loud for bats.
“Yeah. Fruit bats are really loud. And really big.”
Rustling overhead drew my attention and the screech came again. Two huge black creatures flapped their massive wings, fighting and shrieking before taking off, causing a breeze as they left.
“Oh my God! They’re huge.”
“Yep,” Andrew agreed.
“What are you doing?” I asked when he manoeuvred himself easily into the hammock.
“I found myself a hammock, like you suggested.”
“But that’s mine.”
Light from the nearby path bounced off his eyes, glimmering as he grinned mischievously. “You got out.”
I glared for a moment. Then I walked purposefully over to the hammock and took hold of it with both hands, giving it a quick, forceful tug. Andrew flailed before tumbling out. Smugly, I reclaimed the hammock.
“You got out!” I said innocently when he brushed himself off and stood looking down at me. The hammock wobbled when he climbed in next to me, and I turned my nose up at having his feet beside my head. “You better not snore,” I said.
“You actually think you can sleep in this?”
“Well, it’s pretty wobbly for one thing.” He rocked the hammock to make his point. “And did I mention the wildlife?”
“You’re a bit of a scaredy cat, aren’t you?”
“I’m not the one who jumped a mile at a little bat.”
I gave him a quick kick before I closed my eyes. “Goodnight.”