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Over the Garden Fence 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. 

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Over the Garden Fence by Karen Louise Hollis


Genre: Contemporary fiction, uplit, women’s fiction, some romance

Tour Dates: 8th - 14th January 2024

Publication Date: 16th November 2023

Standalone Novel

Estimated Page Count: 320

Formats available: Epub or PDF

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

Author Content Warning: A minor character has a mental health crisis

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What can two elderly women do, when they want to live their best lives, but don’t know where to start?

Next-door neighbours, Molly and Janice, are in their seventies and are both widowed and lonely. In lockdown, they had their garden fence removed so they could have socially-distanced chats outside. Now the pandemic is over, but the conversation continues. In fact, it has become a daily ritual - weather permitting.

As their friendship develops, talk turns from news headlines, the Sewing Bee and the Royal family to their own long-lost hopes and dreams. Is it ever too late to contact a former boyfriend? Or to heal family rifts? Or to try new things? Of course not! Because growing older doesn’t mean giving up.

About Karen Louise Hollis

Karen Louise Hollis was born in Lincoln in 1969 and is a full-time carer for her mother and a single mother to her son.

She has had books published and self-published since 2003, including short stories and poetry, and non-fiction books on motherhood, gymnastics and Doctor Who.

Her book Un-Conventional : 13 Years of Meeting the Stars of Doctor Who was published by Hirst Publishing in 2010 and her biography of actor Anthony Ainley - The Man Behind The Master was published by Fantom Publishing as a hardback in 2015, later as a paperback and audio CD.

Her first novel Welcome to Whitlock Close was published in 2022 and her second novel Starting Again in Silver Sands Bay in 2023.

Karen Louise usually writes books based in Lincolnshire and including characters of all ages. She is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and writes books in various genres including non-fiction, romance, recent historical fiction (1980s) and contemporary women’s fiction.

She also reviews books and writes a book blog – – and is very active on social media, especially on Twitter/X at @KarenLNHollis

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Blog Tour Schedule

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

8th January

  1. Nicki's Book Blog


  3. sarah.k.reads

9th January

  1. Heather Adores Books

  2. Just Katherine

  3. jen_loves_reading

10th January

  1. Silkybookloverfun

  2. Leanne bookstagram

  3. mrsljgibbs on Instagram​

11th January

  1. Bookworm86

  2. Amy Dora

  3. Celticlady's Reviews

12th January

  1. Splashes Into Books

  2. Pickled Thoughts and Pinot

  3. C L Tustin -Author

13th January

  1. @sams_fireside

  2. Jeanette's Thoughts

  3. Ginger Book Geek

14th January

  1. bookescapeswithBabsW67

  2. mamof9

  3.   Scotsbookworm

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