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Dark Days at the Beach Hotel is going on tour with Rachel's Random Resources, if you wish to participate please contact me on with your name, blog name, preferred post type and availability. 

Dark Days at the Beach Hotel by Francesca Capaldi

Genre: Saga / Historical Romance

Tour Dates: 14th - 18th February 2024

Publication Date: 15th February 2024

Publisher: Hera Books

Formats available: Epub

Estimated Page Count: 380

Standalone Book in the The Beach Hotel series

Types of post available: Reviews, extracts, guest post and Q&As

Author Content Warning: Bullying. There’s a murder, but not seen on the page.

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Can Helen save the hotel... and her reputation?

Helen Bygrove is managing the hotel, now that her husband has been conscripted. Against all expectations, Helen and her team are doing marvellously, despite the shortages brought by war. Even the exacting Lady Blackmore agrees. But then the calm is shattered when poison pen letters are sent to prominent townsfolk and Helen finds herself the target of a police investigation. Is someone trying to ruin Helen, and the Beach Hotel? And can she rely on the handsome but taciturn Inspector Toshack to help her? When her husband, Douglas, is invalided out of the war he is determined to take back control of the hotel and things go from bad to worse.

How can she ever escape his bullying? Is she a fool to hope that she may have a second chance at love?

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About Francesca Capaldi

Francesca has enjoyed writing since she was a child, largely influenced by a Welsh mother who was good at improvised story telling.

Writing under both her maiden name, Francesca Capaldi, and her married name, Francesca Burgess, she is the author of historical novels, short stories and several pocket novels. She is a member of the Romantic Novelists' Association and the Society of Women Writers and Journalists.

The first novel in the Wartime in the Valleys series, Heartbreak in the Valleys, was shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists' Association Historical Award 2021. Both the Valleys series and the Beach Hotel series are published by Hera Books.

Francesca was born and brought up on the Sussex coast, but currently lives in Kent with her family and a cat called Lando Calrission.

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Blog Tour Schedule

Maximum 5 stops per day.  Confirmed blogs will appear here. 

14th February

  1.  Leanne bookstagram

  2.  InsomniacBookwormBookreviews

  3. Bookish Jottings  

15th February

  1. Fabuliciousfifty

  2. Bookworm86

  3. Pickled Thoughts and Pinot 


16th February

  1.  Just Book Talk

  2.  Celticlady's Reviews

  3.  Splashes Into Books


17th February

  1.  Ginger Book Geek

  2.  Just Katherine


18th February

  1.  Sheila's Reading Corner

  2.  The Staffymum's Book Nook

  3.  Novel Kicks


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