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The School of Starting Over 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. 

The School of Starting Over by Lisa Swift

Genre:  Women's fiction / Romcom

Tour Dates: 11th - 17th March 2020

Publication Date: 11 March 2020

Publisher: Hera Books

Formats available: Netgalley

Estimated Word Count - 98k

Standalone Novel

Types of post available: Review Only

Nell’s going back to school… but now she’s learning lessons of the heart


Reception class teacher Nell Shackleton has a plan. At least, she had until she arrived at her new home of Humblebee Farm, a dilapidated farmhouse on the Yorkshire moors. But so what if the roof’s full of holes, the back door’s hanging off and there’s a sheep in the front room? Because sometimes a new beginning means starting at the bottom… right?


Xander Scott is the youngest headteacher Leyholme Primary School has ever had. But managing over-zealous parents and their semi-feral kids proves a tricky task for shy Xander – as does keeping his mind on the job when his feelings for the new Reception teacher become more than strictly professional…


At 43, Nell’s new friend Stevie Madeleine has given up on love. After losing her wife, Stevie’s decided that her four-year-old daughter Milly and cocker spaniel Red are the only girls she needs in her life. That is, until larger-than-life dog-walker Deb arrives on the scene. But will the secrets of Stevie’s past stop her new romance dead in its tracks?


Meeting Xander and Stevie brings joy back into Nell’s life – but when old secrets start to surface, there may be some hard lessons to learn for them all…

About Lisa Swift

Lisa Swift is a romance author from West Yorkshire in the UK. She is represented by Laura Longrigg at MBA Literary Agents. Her first book is due to be published by Hera Books in August 2019.

As Mary Jayne Baker, Lisa also writes romantic comedies for Aria Fiction.

Lisa is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association.

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Blog Tour Schedule

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

11th March

  1. Herding Cats

  2. Books and Bookends

  3. Lilac Mills

12th March

  1. Bookish Jottings

  2. sibzzreads

  3. donnasbookblog

13th March

  1. Dash Fan Book Reviews

  2. Splashes Into Books

  3. @traceysyearinbooks

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