Bookouture Books on Tour, 6th July 2021
Many thanks to Kim Nash of Bookouture for the invite to take part in the book tour, I’m delighted to shout about the new book by Angela Marsons.
If Only by Angela Marsons
Cher, Deb and Sarah each have their own problems, and after some drunken messing around with an old spell book picked up by book-hoarder Cher things start to change. Coincidence? Very probably. But it makes for a fabulous book. It’s light-hearted and very easy to read. And I think everyone will relate to some aspects of the story, be it having a crush on someone at work or a mother-in-law to be.
Some of the antics of Deb’s mother-in-law to be were hilarious and equally cringey, especially the trying on of bridal gowns and bridesmaid dresses.
A lovely book about friendship, such great well-developed characters that I felt I knew the girls so well. Lots of humour and it definitely gave me a giggle. There were some touching parts too.
Angela Marsons is the crime queen, but this softer side is a fabulous read. I loved it.
Thanks to Bookouture and NetGalley for the review copy in which I give my honest opinion.
Publication Date: 6th July 2021
About the Book
“I want Michael Hunter to fall so deeply in love with me that he can’t bear to be more than fifty feet away,” Cher declares to her best friends over cheesecake and wine. But what if she’s searching for happiness in the wrong place?
As Cher types up letters about overflowing rubbish bins in a job she hates, she dreams of Michael Hunter. He’s gorgeous, smart, funny and he’s about to become her new boss. But he barely looks at Cher except to ask for a coffee refill. How can she get him to notice she’s the perfect girl for him?
While Cher ignores the warning from workmate Dan that Michael is bad news, her friends have their own problems to fix. Sarah is longing to start a new life with a man who won’t commit, and bride-to-be Deb should be looking forward to her wedding, but her future mother-in-law is turning it into a nightmare from hell… If only her fiancé could see it that way.
So, when one summer evening, over several glasses of wine, Cher, Sarah and Deb stumble across an old book and decide to cast a wishing spell, they don’t think for one minute that it will come true. It’s just three best friends having a laugh and throwing some herbs around the garden. Or is it?
Totally unputdownable, absolutely full of laugh-out-loud ‘I’ve so done that’ moments, and plenty of emotional twists and turns that will keep you refilling your wine and racing through to the end. The perfect romantic comedy for fans of Shari Low and Sophie Kinsella.
About the author
Angela Marsons is the Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author of the DI Kim Stone series and her books have sold more than 3 million in 3 years.
She lives in the Black Country with her partner, and their cheeky Golden Retrievers.
She first discovered her love of writing at Junior School when actual lessons came second to watching other people and quietly making up her own stories about them. Her report card invariably read “Angela would do well if she minded her own business as well as she minds other people’s”.
After years of writing relationship based stories (The Forgotten Woman and Dear Mother) Angela turned to Crime, fictionally speaking of course, and developed a character that refused to go away.
She is signed to Bookouture.com for a total of 16 books in the Kim Stone series and her books have been translated into more than 27 languages.
Many of her books, including Blood Lines, Dead Souls, Broken Bones, Fatal Promise and Dead Memories reached the #1 spot on Amazon on pre-orders alone.
Social Media Links
Amazon: Author page