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Roses of Marrakech 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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Roses of Marrakech by Rachel Clare

Genre:  Historical Fiction/ Romance

Tour Dates: 18th - 24th February 2020

Publication Date: 28th June 2018

Formats available: Mobi or Epub (Internationally) or UK Paperbacks

Estimated Page Count - 482

Standalone Novel

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

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Roses of Marrakech is a breath-taking romantic fiction, set between 1944 and 2016. The story follows 36-year-old primary school teacher, Ivy Fielding, who suffers from a lack of self-esteem due to a facial birthmark. Her great-aunt Rose, who has always been her main source of emotional support, has just died, leaving her a bequest as well as her Lavenham cottage to Ivy and her mother. Ivy discovers tragedies in her family’s past while reading her late great-aunt’s diary, and this inspires her to fulfil a childhood dream and she jets off to Marrakech for the summer holidays.

Set against the backdrop of wartime Suffolk and the present-day spice-scented souks of Morocco, Ivy follows a trail of discovery that will change her life and those around her, forever.

But when uncomfortable secrets of the past begin to surface, can she find the courage to confront them, or is it easier to walk away?

About Rachel Clare

Rachel gained a BA (Hons) in French/English at Liverpool Hope University and an MA in Modern Languages Research at Lancaster University before training to be a journalist. She now lives in Lancaster and teaches French in a primary school. She has enjoyed writing stories since she was a child and coming runner up in a Sunday Express story competition gave her the confidence to write her first novel, Roses of Marrakech.

Whenever I go on holiday, I always take my notebook with me. Visiting Morocco and Lavenham a few years ago, I made notes of my impressions of the places I visited and began writing the book when I returned”, comments Rachel. “In the book, Ivy’s struggles with coming to terms with her birthmark are based on my own experiences with cerebral palsy, whilst the characters, Violet and Eleanor are based on my great-aunts who both died of TB in the late 1920s”.

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Blog Tour Schedule

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

18th February

  1. littlemrsreader

  2. Joyful Antidotes

  3. Jane Hunt Writer

19th February

  1. Rhirhireader

  2. A Little Book Problem

  3. Based on a True Story

20th February

  1. headinabook18

  2. donnasbookblog

  3. Jazzy Book Reviews

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