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#BlogTour #Extract Coming Home to Penvennan Cove By Linn B. Halton

Hello, Book Dragons! Today I would like to welcome you all on my stop of the Blog Tour for Coming Home to Penvennan Cove By Linn B. Halton and I would like to share an extract from the book, with all of you. Please do show some love to all the wonderful book bloggers on this blog tour by following and sharing their work. 🙂

Publisher: Head of Zeus
ISBN13: 978-1800245938
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release date: 14 01 2021
Price*: Kindle £2.48 (GBP)/  Paperback £8.19 (GBP)
Kindle $3.21 (USD)/ Paperback $N/A (USD)
Pages: ~ 352
You can get this book here:
Amazon UK
Book Depository

Description of the book: Can Kerra’s Cornish hometown offer the fresh start she needs? When Kerra left the quiet Cornish town of Penvennan Cove for the bright lights of London she didn’t look back. But after the death of her mother, she’s decided it’s time to face her past and return to the place she called home. Her father needs her, and perhaps she needs him more than she’s willing to admit? Tackling town gossip, home renovations and a flame from her past, it’s not quite smooth sailing for Kerra. Ross is the bad boy she was meant to forget, not a man who still sets her heart aflutter. As he helps bring her dream home to life, they begin to break down the barriers that have been holding them back and in the process learn things about themselves they never thought possible. As friends old and new come together, the future in Penvennan looks bright. Perfect for fans of Milly Johnson, Phillipa Ashley and Julie Houston.

Extract:

‘After years of being a neglectful daughter, it’s time to head home and get him back on track. My parents asked nothing of me and gave me their support every step of the way. Mum would expect me to do the right thing now and don’t pretend you don’t understand, Sy, because I know that’s not the case.’
‘It doesn’t mean you have to move back to a little village in the depths of Cornwall and leave behind the delights of London. You’ll stagnate! You’re used to spending your days in meetings talking about server speeds and demographics… and…’ He pauses, casting around for the right words, which are clearly eluding him as he teeters on the edge of a meltdown. ‘…software updates.’
I shake my head, walking over to give him a big hug.
‘And that’s precisely why I’m done, Sy. I’m overwhelmed and tired. I put my life on hold for the last nine years and became almost a stranger to the people I love. The regrets I have weigh heavily upon me and it’s time for me to step up. Mum’s passing made me realise that it’s foolish to take anything for granted.’
My words have the required effect and he begins to relax. Wrapping his arms around me in a resigned gesture, we hug, acknowledging the moment has finally arrived.
‘I know, but it’s so hard to let you go. I want you to be happy—we all do. But this is personal. You’re the sister I never had, Kerra. Who is going to stop me getting myself into trouble when you’re gone?’
I push back a little, so I can give him a purposeful look.
‘Just keep your head down at work and keep doing what you’re doing. Our customer services team has an enviable track record for speed of resolution and you are a good organiser and motivator, Sy. Their success is entirely down to you. Your new boss is going to see that and you will learn a lot from him. When it comes to the ladies… well…’ I heave a sigh. ‘I wish I had the answer to that one. You’re a lost cause, Sy, and I don’t quite know what to say.’
He at least has the good grace to nod, because we both know it’s true.
‘I’m on a mission to find your perfect match. And when I do, I’ll be in touch immediately. I promise. In the meantime, you’ll just have to do what you usually do, but try not to let every single one of them break your heart.’
‘So you’d waft temptation under my nose, knowing it’s too big an ask? That’s almost as bad as leaving me in the lurch.’
Aside from his firm belief that London is the centre of the universe, Sy prefers to connect with people via social media. And that’s usually how he finds his next girlfriend. He’s like an F1 racing car. He goes from zero to top speed in seconds, when it comes to falling in love. The reality, once they meet—after weeks of scintillating texts—is always a bitter disappointment and that’s my point.
‘Sy, you need a hobby to get you off your phone and meeting people in a non-work environment, without pressure.’
‘Me—a hobby?’
‘Yes. I think you’d enjoy amateur dramatics.’
Immediately turning my back on him to stack another box on the table, I’m glad he can’t see the huge grin I’m trying to contain. It also means that I don’t have to witness his reaction.
‘I’m done here, if you’d be kind enough to finish sealing up the boxes,’ I call over my shoulder. ‘It’s time to say one final goodbye to everyone and then Cornwall, here I come!’

About the author: Linn B. Halton is a #1 bestselling author of contemporary romantic fiction. In 2013 she won the UK Festival of Romance: Innovation in Romantic Fiction Award. Originally from Bristol, she now lives in the Welsh Valleys with her husband and Bengal cat, Ziggy.

For Linn, life is all about family, friends and writing. She is a self-confessed hopeless romantic and an eternal optimist. When Linn is not writing, she spends time in the garden weeding or practising Tai Chi. And she is often found with a paintbrush in her hand indulging her passion for upcycling furniture.

Her novels have been translated into Italian, Czech and Croatian. She also writes as Lucy Coleman.

Linn is represented by Sara Keane from the Keane Kataria Literary Agency.

Visit Linn & Lucy’s websites at: https://linnbhalton.com/ https://lucycolemanromance.com / Twitter: @LinnBHalton / Facebook: @LinnBHaltonAuthor

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