#BlogTour The Second Chance Hotel by Rachel Dove

It’s my turn on the BlogTour The Second Chance Hotel by Rachel Dove.

About the Author

Rachel Dove – ‘I am a writer and teacher, living in West Yorkshire with my husband, our two sons, and our furry pets.

In July 2015, I won the Prima magazine and Mills & Boon Flirty Fiction Competition, with my entry, The Chic Boutique on Baker Street, out now in ebook and paperback. The Flower Shop on Foxley Street followed this in 2017 and both books hit the Amazon top 200. Chic Boutique got to #2 in the rural life humour chart and is regularly in the top 100 of that chart. The Wedding Shop on Wexley Street came out in ebook on 10th August and the paperback 1st November 2018.

I am the winner of the Writers Bureau Writer of the Year Award in 2016 and I have had work published in the UK and overseas in various magazines.

My standalone soldier book, The Long Walk Back, came out in January 2018 and I am currently writing the next book in the Westfield series. My first book with Manatee Books, Nice Guys Finish Lonely, came out in April 2018 in ebook and paperback. I love to write romantic fiction, both rom-com and harder hitting women’s fiction.

I am also a post 16 teacher and am undertaking an MA in Creative Writing at Teesside University.’

Follow @writerdove on Twitteron Goodreadson Amazon, Visit racheldoveauthor.wordpress.comBuy The Second Chance Hotel

About the book

Welcome to Shady Pines, where the sun is shining, the sea is sparkling, and there’s a cosy chalet waiting to be your home away from home. But will April find the new start she’s looking for?

April Statham had it all – until her husband left her for a blonde ten years her junior. Now she’s thirty-five, single, and starting again. So she does what anyone in her position would do: she impulsively invests her life savings in the chalet park she used to visit as a child, on the beautiful Cornish Coast.

The Shady Pines Chalet Park is… ramshackle. But it has one big advantage – it is as far as physically possible from April’s ex, his new fiancée, and her old life. With gorgeous handyman Cillian O’Leary, April is looking forward to the challenge.

As visitors arrive, April realises that Shady Pines isn’t just a second chance for her, it gives Cillian another shot at happiness too.  But when he moves into the chalet next door, April’s painful past starts to catch up with her, and she struggles to reconcile her feelings for Cillian.

Is April’s new beginning destined to end in failure – or will she find new friends, a new life and new love at her second chance hotel?


April is the new owner of Shady Pines – perfect holiday retreat. New business, new her, what could possibly go wrong an what are the odds of her old problems catching up with her.

If you haven’t been in the position of being a woman who can’t conceive and are unable to have the child you want, I think it may be difficult to comprehend just how much it influences their emotional well-being and responses to certain situations. It’s easy to put April aside and label her as dramatic, highly-strung and too invested. Unfortunately it also means, especially in this case, that the people around her are unable to feel empathy, thereby making her feel as if she has failed in some way.

Running away and starting a completely new life is a scary thing to do, but it also saves her from the constant criticism she is experiencing. The worn down chalet park she decided to buy was an attempt to grab a piece of nostalgia. Apparently it comes with a grumpy old woman and an odd-jobs man with more baggage than the lost and found department at an airport.

It’s a romance, which has amusing moments at times, but is overall a story about realising when one door closes another one will always open somewhere for you.

Dove very much combines the serious with the fun in this read. Her characters are dealing with the kinds of issues that can break hearts, break up relationships and sometimes bring people to the brink. It’s that element of realism that gives this story something readers they can relate to, whilst simultaneously giving them some escapism.

Buy The Second Chance Hotel at Amazon Uk or go to Goodreads for any other retailer. Publisher: HQ Digital; pub date 29 May 2020. Buy at Amazon com.

Blog-Tour: The Chic Boutique on Baker Street

Let’s kick off the Blog-Tour for this lovely book, The Chic Boutique on Baker Street by up and coming author Rachel Dove. Get ready to be charmed by her characters and her delightful story.

About the author

Rachel Dove is the proud winner of the 2015 Flirty Fiction Competition with Prima Magazine and Mills & Boon. Ecstatic to have her novel chosen out of 300 others, Rachel is now a full-time writer and looks forward to writing her next book. When she is not writing, she can be found raising her sons or curled up under a blanket with a book.

Connect with Rachel on:

Twitter @writerdove

Facebook Rachel Dove -Author

Blog racheldoveauthor.wordpress.com

Goodreads Rachel Dove

Follow the #ChicBoutique Tour with @MillsandBoon@writerdove@mm_cheryl and my fellow bloggers

Buy The Chic Boutique on Baker Street here


City girl Amanda has literally escaped London and fled to the wilds of Yorkshire. Ok, wilds might be a slight exaggeration, but hey sometimes life in an English village can often  be a little like living in a jungle. An eccentric and very pretty jungle, but a jungle nevertheless.

She is looking for a completely different kind of lifestyle. Not the restrictive mapped out lifestyle her parents insist she lead. She more or less stumbles over the attractive vet next door, who doesn’t think much of her or her strange shop. Once an outsider always an outsider.

The village women make it their personal goal to play matchmaker for Ben and Amanda. They are really subtle at it as well, not. Luckily the two of them don’t seem to mind the meddling very much.

The Chic Boutique is a charming tale of mistakes, regret and believing in new beginnings. Happiness isn’t always being the most powerful with the most money and living in an apartment overlooking the epicentre of a pulsing city. Sometimes happiness is finding inner peace, regardless of whether it is in city or in a quaint village.

This story is about Amanda asserting herself, taking charge and living a life she wants, as opposed to living one someone else thinks she should be satisfied with. Fortunately for her she happens to find two balls of fluff and a strong shoulder to lean on, as she stumbles (boy does she stumble a lot) her way to independence/

Dove mixes the oddity of village life with memorable characters and budding romance to create a very enjoyable read.

Buy The Chic Boutique on Baker Street at Amazon UK, Amazon US or go to Goodreads for any other retailer.

Upcoming Blog-Tour: The Chic Boutique on Baker Street by Rachel Dove

How exciting! I get to kick off the Blog-Tour for the fantastic The Chic Boutique on Baker Street by Rachel Dove on the 18th of April. There will be Q&A’s, reviews and guest reviews.

So you can follow the Tour and read what my fellow bloggers have to say about The Chic Boutique on Baker Street I have included links to their blogs. Follow the author on Twitter @WriterDove @Millsandboon or follow Rachel Dove on Facebook, you can also follow her on Goodreads

18th cherylmmbookblog.blogspot.co.uk and here

19th authordesignstudio.wordpress.com

20th gobookyourself.info

21st onemorepage.co.uk and


22nd josbookjourney.wordpress.com and lozzasbookcorner.blogspot.co.uk

23rd albainbookland.com and thebookmagnet.blogspot.co.uk

24th thereaderlines.blogspot.co.uk

25th bookishjottings.wordpress.com

26th nayusreadingcorner.blogspot.co.uk

27th onmybookshelf.blog.pl

28th erins-choice.blogspot.co.uk

29th brizzlelass.wordpress.com

30th shazsbookboudoir.blogspot.co.uk

Hope to see you here on the 18th for the start of the Blog-Tour and for my review!