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The Summer of Taking Chances by Lynne Shelby

Genre - Women’s fiction / contemporary romance

Blog Tour Dates: 11th - 17th June 2020

Publication Date: 4th June 2020

Publisher: Headline Accent

Standalone Novel

Estimated Page Count - 350

Formats Available - Netgalley Widget (most likely)

Type of Post Available - Reviews (preferred), guest post, extract and Q&AS

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‘Ten years from now, imagine where we might be …’


When Emma Stevens was seventeen, she and Jake Murray were both living in the small seaside village of South Quay, dreaming of glittering careers on the stage. Jake left the village to go to drama school, and the following year, Emma planned to do the same…


Ten years later, Jake is living in London, a successful and well-known actor, while Emma is still living a quiet, uneventful life in South Quay, working in a local hotel, and barely remembers the dreams she and Jake once shared.


Then Jake returns to South Quay for the summer…


When Emma was seventeen, Jake Murray broke her heart. She’s not going to let herself fall for him again.

Temporary Blurb, subject to change

About Lynne Shelby

Lynne Shelby writes contemporary women’s fiction/romance. Her debut novel, French Kissing, was published when it won a national writing competition. She has worked at a variety of jobs from stable girl to child actors’ chaperone to legal administrator, but now writes full time. When not writing or reading, Lynne can usually be found at the theatre watching a musical, or exploring a foreign city – Paris, New York, Rome, Copenhagen, Seattle, Athens – writer's notebook, camera and sketchbook in hand. She lives in London with her husband, and has three adult children who live nearby.

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Blog Tour Schedule

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

11th June

  1. Books, Life and Everything

  2. Being Anne

  3. Jane Hunt Writer

12th June

  1. just_a_girl_who_loves_to_read

  2. Bookish Jottings

  3. Novel Kicks

13th June

  1. Tizi’s Book Review

  2. Stacy is reading

  3. Jazzy Book Reviews

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