Blog Tour | A Vicarage Wedding #review #giveaway

Today I am one of the stops on the tour for A Vicarage Wedding I’ll be letting you hear my thoughts and there’s a pretty good giveaway too.

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Rachel Holley has always dreamed of a wedding—the white dress, the fairy tale, and of course, the happily-ever-after. But when her fiancé breaks it off the night before, claiming she doesn’t love him, Rachel’s fairy tale ends in ashes.

Homeless, hopeless, and feeling like her life has been completely derailed, Rachel must start over in all sorts of ways—and hold her head up high in the fishbowl of her tiny village. The last person she expects to become a friend is Sam West, the taciturn owner of The Bell, Thornthwaite’s rougher pub, and a little rough around the edges of himself.

But as Rachel gets to know Sam, and sees him caring for his orphaned nephew, she finds herself drawn to this enigmatic man. Nothing about Sam is what Rachel expected in a life partner, and yet she can’t deny their increasing closeness. But can love flourish on the rebound? And will there be a vicarage wedding after all?

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When I picked up this book I was expecting a light-hearted romance something I could spend an enjoyable afternoon reading, what I didn’t expect was to get really emotional when reading it. Maybe it’s just me but I did find myself shedding a few tears at points and I felt like any time Rachel was down or worried that I was feeling right along with her.

I think what got to me the most about this one was how Rachel starts to reevaluate herself and sees that what she has been striving for wasn’t what would make her dream happen. I think that is so relatable, I can certainly say for myself that I had some grandiose plans when I was younger based on what I thought would make me happy that turned out to be the opposite. It was nice to see this reflected in Rachel and made me enjoy reading about her character.

I will admit that I haven’t read any of the other books in this series, this seems like a bit of a faux pas now, and whilst I think I maybe have missed out a little on some of the family bond, seeing how Rachel and Dan got together in the first place and what brought the Holley sisters to this moment, I don’t feel as if I needed to read the other ones to get on well with this one. Although having said that I maybe needed to read Esther’s story so that I would like her a little better, I mean she is written brilliantly and not all sisters get on well together so it was good that she is more confrontational but not knowing her so well meant she was a bit annoying at times.

I loved the relationship between Rachel and Sam, it wasn’t in your face love at first sight nonsense, the build up was perfect, the indecision over whether they do like each other and what drew them together made me eager for it to work out.

I would like to see how this develops in the next book, that and I’m curious to find out what happens to Miriam in her book.

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If you think that you’d enjoy reading about the Holley sisters then you’ll want to enter the giveaway to win…

a paperback copy of A Vicarage Reunion


Kate is the USA Today-bestselling author of many books of women’s fiction and romance. Her latest releases are A Mother’s Goodbye and A Vicarage Wedding. Under the name Katharine Swartz, she is the author of the Tales from Goswell books, a series of time-slip novels set in the village of Goswell.

She likes to read women’s fiction, mystery and thrillers, and historical novels. She particularly enjoys reading about well-drawn characters and avoids high-concept plots.

Having lived in both New York City and a tiny village on the windswept northwest coast of England, she now resides in a market town in Wales with her husband, five children, and an overly affectionate Golden Retriever.

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