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Starting Over 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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Starting Over in Bellbird Bay by Maggie Christensen


Genre: Later in life second chance romance

Tour Dates: 25th - 31st August 2022

Publication Date:  23rd August 2022

Formats available: Mobi and Epub

Standalone Third Book in a series

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

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Following the death of her husband, Cleo Johansen and her daughter moved to Bellbird Bay determined to make a new start. Having carved out a new life, Cleo is shattered when a shadow from her husband’s past throws their lives into disarray.

Will Rankin has lived in Bellbird Bay all his life. Now widowed, the former surf champion runs the local surf school and enjoys a close relationship with his son. Content to lead a single life, the appearance of an undesirable stranger is quick to upset his peaceful existence.

While neither Will nor Cleo is interested in forming a new relationship, an unexpected attraction surfaces when a mutual friend suggests they spend more time together.

Set against a background of sun, sea and sand, can Cleo and Will find a way to move forward together?

A heart-warming 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. 

25th August

  1. The Intrepid Reader and Baker

  2. Tea Party Princess

  3. Reading Tonic

26th August

  1. Books & Bubbles

  2. Jess Bookish Life

27th August

  1. @whatjaneyreads

  2. Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

28th August

  1. Being Anne

  2. InsomniacBookwormBookreviews

29th August

  1. Tizi's Book Review

  2. @twoladiesandabook

30th August


  2. Splashes Into Books

31st August

  1. Bookish Dreamer

  2. Bookish Jottings

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