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Begin Again is going on tour with Rachel's Random Resources, if you wish to participate please contacme on with your name, blog name, preferred post type and availability. 

Begin Again by Helly Acton


Genre: Uplit/Romcom

Tour Dates: 6th - 12th July 2023

Publication Date: 6th July 2023

Publisher: Bonnier Books UK

Standalone Novel

Estimated Page Count: 400

Formats available: Netgalley Widget or Limited UK Paperbacks

Types of post available: Review Only

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The Good Place meets Sliding Doors, Begin Again is an uplifting novel about life's what if's, missed chances and new beginnings.
Despite living firmly in her comfort zone, Frankie McKenzie feels unsettled. She can't help feeling something's missing. Is it a home to call her own? Travel? A more rewarding job? A relationship? Before she can work it out, she dies in a freak kebab-related accident after yet another dud of a first date.
But life isn't over for Frankie. Instead, she is offered a second chance: Frankie can revisit key moments from her past to see if different choices will lead her away from that fateful takeaway and on to the fulfilling life she's always dreamt of.

Soon, Frankie will see what her life would have been if only she'd caught that one-way flight, accepted the marriage proposal or attended the intimidating job interview. Will she finally find her Mr Right? Or discover she already had?
 What would you change if you could begin again?

About Helly Acton

Helly Acton is a copywriter from London with past lives in Zimbabwe, the Middle East and Australia. She studied Law at King's College London before following a more creative path into advertising. At 26, Helly took a career break to travel in Africa and Asia, before landing in Sydney. Six years and one life-affirming break up later, she returned home and threw herself into online dating in the city. Helly uses this experience as a single woman in her early thirties - torn between settling down and savouring her independence - as a source of inspiration.

Helly currently lives in Berkshire with her husband, Chris, their two young boys, Arlo and Jack and their little dog, Milo. Sometimes, she gets their names mixed up.

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Blog Tour Schedule

Maximum 3 stops per day.  Confirmed blogs will appear here. 

6th July

  1. Melanie’s reads

  2. Tizi's Book Review

  3. @duckfacekim09

7th July

  1. Heidi & Her Books

  2. a_literary_gem

  3. @tamisreadingcorner

8th July

  1. Books, Life and Everything

  2. Captured on Film

  3. Stratosphere Kawaii Girl

9th July

  1. @5mins_forme

  2. Theloopyknot

  3. Rhirhireader

10th July

  1. TBHonest

  2. vickys_bookish_life

  3. @mickysbookworm

11th July

  1. Thereisalwaystimeforbooks

  2. Ginger Book Geek

  3. @mrse2017

12th July

  1. @nlcraigwrites

  2. Inspiredbypmdd

  3. Bookshortie

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