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Finding Summer Happiness 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 Summer Happiness by Chris Penhall

Genre: Contemporary romance

Tour Dates: 2nd - 8th August 2021

Publication Date:  18th May 2021

Publisher: Ruby Fiction

Formats available: Mobi only (direct from Choc Lit)

Standalone Novel

Estimated Page Count -300

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

You won’t find happiness without breaking a few eggs ...

Miriam Ryan was the MD of a successful events and catering company, but these days even the thought of chopping an onion sends her stress levels sky rocketing. A retreat to the Welsh village of her childhood holidays seems to offer the escape she’s craving – just peace, quiet, no people, a generous supply of ready meals ... did she mention no people?

Enter a cheery pub landlord, a lovesick letting agent, a grumpy astronomer with a fridge raiding habit – not to mention a surprise supper club that requires the chopping of many onions – and Miriam realises her escape has turned into exactly what she was trying to get away from, but could that be just the thing she needs to allow a little bit of summer happiness into her life?

About Chris Penhall

Chris Penhall won the 2019 Choc-Lit Search for a Star competition, sponsored by Your Cat Magazine, for her debut novel, The House That Alice Built. The sequel, New Beginnings at the Little House in the Sun was published in August 2020. Her short story, Lily McKee's Seven Days of Christmas appears in Choc Lit and Ruby Fiction's Cosy Christmas Treats anthology.

Her new novel, Finding Summer Happiness, which is set in Pembrokeshire in South West Wales was published in May 2021.

Chris is an author and freelance radio producer for BBC Local Radio.
She also has her own podcast - The Talking to My Friends About Book Podcast in which she chats to her friends about books. Good title!

Born in Neath in South Wales, she has also lived in London and in Portugal, which is where The House That Alice Built is set. It was whilst living in Cascais near Lisbon that she began to dabble in writing fiction, but it was many years later that she was confident enough to start writing her first novel, and many years after that she finally finished it!
A lover of books, music and cats, she is also an enthusiastic salsa dancer, a keen cook, and loves to travel. She is never happier than when she is gazing at the sea.

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Blog Tour Schedule

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

2nd August

  1. Book Drunk

  2. Bibliotica

  3. What Irin Reads

3rd August

  1. Books, Life and Everything

  2. B for bookreview

  3. Jane Hunt Writer

4th August

  1. Jav Bond Blog Tours

  2. Jazzy Book Reviews

  3. everywhere and nowhere

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