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Finding Refuge in Bellbird Bay 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. 

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Finding Refuge in Bellbird Bay by Maggie Christensen


Genre: Contemporary Romance/later in life/second chances

Tour Dates: 7th - 13th February 2023

Publication Date: 7th February 2023

Formats available: Epub

Standalone Fifth Book in a series

Estimated Page Count -280

Types of post available: Reviews (preferred) and basic promo / spotlight posts

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Thirty-five years ago, tragedy forced Bev Cooper to cut short her university studies and seek refuge in her hometown of Bellbird Bay. Today, as the owner of the thriving Pandanus Garden Centre and Café, Bev has moved beyond the past and is happy in her solitary existence.

Following the tragic death of his son’s wife, Iain Grant takes early retirement and moves with his devastated son and granddaughter to the peaceful coastal town of Bellbird Bay hoping it will provide the change of scene they all desperately need.

When Iain’s son accepts a position at Bev’s garden centre, the pair find themselves drawn into each other’s lives. But as they begin to enjoy an unexpected attraction, issues from the past threaten to derail their growing relationship.

Will the healing atmosphere of Bellbird Bay work its magic and provide a second chance in life, or will Bev find it too difficult to put the past behind her and enjoy her own happy ever after?

A heartwarming tale of family, friends, and how a second chance at love can happen when you least expect it.

About Maggie Christensen

After a career in education, Maggie Christensen began writing contemporary women’s fiction portraying mature women facing life-changing situations, and historical fiction set in her native Scotland. Her travels inspire her writing, be it her trips to visit family in Scotland, in Oregon, USA or her home on Queensland’s beautiful Sunshine Coast. Maggie writes of mature heroines coming to terms with changes in their lives and the heroes worthy of them. Maggie has been called the queen of mature age fiction and her writing has been described by one reviewer as like a nice warm cup of tea. It is warm, nourishing, comforting and embracing.

From the small town in Scotland where she grew up, Maggie was lured to Australia by the call to ‘Come and teach in the sun’. Once there, she worked as a primary school teacher, university lecturer and in educational management. Now living with her husband of over thirty years on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, she loves walking on the deserted beach in the early mornings and having coffee by the river on weekends. Her days are spent surrounded by books, either reading or writing them – her idea of heaven!

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Blog Tour Schedule

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

7th February

  1. Vegan Book Blogger

  2. jen_loves_reading

  3. Being Anne

8th February

  1. Tizi's Book Review

  2. Christian Bookaholic

  3. The Eclectic Review

9th February

  1. Just Katherine

  2. netsreadsbooks

  3. Sharon Beyond The Books

10th February

  1. annette_reads_daily

  2. The Intrepid Reader and Baker

  3. Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

11th February

  1. InsomniacBookwormBookreviews

  2. @whatjaneyreads

  3. Reviews in Heels

12th February


  2. sarah.k.reads

  3. read it and weep with mgd

13th February

  1. Splashes Into Books

  2. Novel Kicks

  3. BetweenTheLines

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