'The Second Chance Shoe Shop is that rarest of treats, a story filled with warm and wonderful characters who feel like your best friends from the first page.' Tilly Tennant
All Riley Flynn wants is to meet someone who makes her happy. But attracting the right kind of man is not easy, and with her heart still hurting from her last break-up, Riley believes she’ll never find love again.
A year ago, Sadie Stewart’s whole world was shattered when her husband, Ross, died. She has struggled to keep herself together for the sake of their young daughter, but with the anniversary of his death approaching, Sadie finds herself overwhelmed by grief.
Sadie and Riley work at Chandlers shoe shop, in the charming town of Hedworth. But when Chandlers is threatened with closure, the friends are confronted with the loss of not only their jobs, but also their support network - the glue that holds them together when they are close to breaking.
As they put together a plan to save their beloved shop, Sadie realises that she might just be learning to live again. Could it be that new beginnings are just round the corner? The campaign also finds Riley unexpectedly crossing paths with charming photographer, Ethan. Maybe her second chance at love is right under her feet …
A delightfully romantic tale of love, friendship and putting your best foot forward, for fans of Carole Matthews and Amanda Prowse.
Well Marcie Steele has done it again. This is now the 3rd book I have read by this author and just like the other two books, I loved this one.
Right from early on, you just know that you are slowly being dragged into the story. It's almost like Hedworth is the town where you live, that you know Riley, Sadie and Dan because you've been in the shop a million times. It really does make you believe.
I just loved the way the story went. It's a real feel good book. Friendship, love, romance but not all plain sailing, there are a few ups and downs thrown in for good measure.
The weather is improving, the sun is popping it's head out a little more, this is one of those books you can go out in the garden with and get lost into it. (the book not the garden).
It's down to Riley and her gang at the struggling shoe shop to get sales and profits up, not easy when the shop doesn't cater for the people it needs to. Can Riley and her trusty work mates get things turned around and keep the shop going. Well you'll have to read it and find out.
I don't want to spoil any of the story for anyone, so what else can I say other than, You really do need to buy this book and read it. And if you Haven't read the other two, then you might as well treat yourself and get those at the same time. After all it's nearly summer and we all need that feel good factor, and you will certainly get it from these books.
Thanks to Netgalley and Bookouture for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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Best friends tell each other everything... right? Sam and Louise have been best friends since they hung their coats side by side on the first day of primary school. Now in their thirties, they're just as close, but life is a little bit more complicated... On the outside, thirty-something Sam seems to have it all; the gorgeous husband, the beautiful home and the flourishing business. But things are not quite as rosy as they seem. So when handsome stranger, Dan, walks into her life, Sam finds his attentions hard to resist. Louise might seem like life and soul of the party, but her outgoing exterior hides her sadness about the heartbreak in her past. She just wants someone to love - but all Louise gets left with is a quick fumble with an ex at the end of the night. When a glamorous face from the past returns to shake things up, things get even more complicated for Sam and Louise. And just when they need each other the most, they've reason to wonder whether they ever really knew each other at all. An emotional, funny and uplifting tale of love, secrets and the importance of having a best friend. What readers are saying about Marcie Steele 'I absolutely, honest and truly LOVED this book.' Crime Book Junkie 'Filled with heartache and laugh aloud moments, "Stirred With Love" is well-developed story with endearing characters as well as twists and turns that will charm any reader. Fans of Chick-Lit and simply a good heart-warming story will love this! FIVE stars.' Novels of the Heart 'This is a story about hope and friendship with a helping of love stirred in for good measure. Who wouldn't love a book set in a coffee shop - I could literally taste the coffee and gained pounds virtually eating all of the cake... a feel good book that will make you smile.' Crooks on Books 'Wonderfully warm with characters every woman can relate to, reading Marcie Steele's Stirred with Love will remind you of chatting over coffee with three of your closest girlfriends. A fantastic read about overcoming life's obstacles with friendship and love.' Talli Roland
Thank you to Netgalley, Bookouture and Marcie Steele for the review e copy of this book. It was an absolute pleasure to read it.
This is the second Marcie Steele book I have read recently, Marcie for those that don't know is non other that the wonderful Mel Sherratt. When I read the first book by Marcie I wasn't sure what to expect with such a change in direction. However after reading the first book, I couldn't wait to start this one.
Another brilliant easy to follow read.
Likeable and realistic characters make it a great read. A sotry and Journey of friendship. It's so realistic it could actually be your own circle of friends.
I'd say although it looks very girls, it is not a soppy soppy lovey dovey type of read, it's an everyday life kind of read.
Friendship and secrets, sometimes your friendship has to be tested to see just how strong it is, and I think that has been done really well in this book. Sam and Louise have a few things they need to sort out, as cracks start to appear in their friendship will they be able to overcome things, or are somethings just unforgivable.
Can you cope with the Drama... The only way to find out is by reading this book. You know you want to, so off you pop, go buy it and bloody enjoy it.
Title - Stirred with Love
Author - Marcie Steele
Format - ebook
Source - Review copy via Netgalley
Sometimes the best friends can be found where you least expect them …
Still grieving after the loss of her beloved husband, Lily Mortimer is determined to do something with the time she has left.
After the end of her fairytale marriage, thirty-something Kate is trying hard to mend her broken heart.
Chloe, a young woman with the world at her feet, is struggling to know what to do with her life.
When Lily embarks on a new venture in the picturesque town of Somerley, the three women come together to open The Coffee Stop, the most charming café for miles around.
But opening a coffee shop is never as simple as it seems, especially when you add neighbouring competition, local heart throbs and heartbreak to the mix.
When tragedy strikes, can the three women pull together to make the new business fly, or will Lily’s last chance disappear down the drain along with yesterday’s coffee grinds?
Well I don't know where to start with this or what to say. I was lucky enough to get a review copy of this book, and reading the description It really sounded like something I wanted to read. Finding out the Author was non other than than the fantastic Mel Sherratt author of the brilliant Estate series and Allie Shenton books, made me want to read it even more, although I was also wondering if i could enjoy it knowing it was a big change in direction.
I have to say Mel/Marcie really pulled it off with this book.
It was really an enjoyable read. i liked the characters, I loved the way the story was told, and the direction it took.
Chloe, Kate and Lily. What a great trio of characters. 3 Characters that are so different yet so similar. I loved these 3 and loved how they were together, how things panned out for them.
I started off feeling like I was just going along with the story, before I knew it, I felt like I was involved in the story, each time I made myself a Latte to sit and have a read, I imagined it had been made for me in the Coffee Stop.
I'd say if you read this book the things you will need are.
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