The School of Starting Over by Lisa Swift

I’m delighted to be part of the blog tour today for this fabulous book. Thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the copy of the book and invitation to be part of the tour.

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 one of the youngest headteachers 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…
A gorgeously uplifting and hilarious romantic comedy that will delight fans of Milly Johnson, Holly Martin and Heidi Swain.

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My Review:

I really enjoyed this book, even more than I expected to.

Nell is a great character, she’s funny and resilient and so likeable. It’s impossible not to love Xander, who’s so endearing.

This book is so humorous, with some really funny moments, but it’s also enchanting and so entertaining. It was the perfect read to escape into, and forget about the outside world for a while. It absolutely left me with a smile on my face.

There’s more to it though than just a lovely, lighthearted read. It’s got a really good plot, with little twists to keep you engaged.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Just perfect to lose yourself in for a while and make you feel uplifted. Highly recommended.

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Author Bio:

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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