Hello All! Yet again, I am delighted to play host to another stop on a tour arranged by the wonderful JB over at Brook Cottage Books. I know as a host I should offer you all something tasty to eat and drink, but if I cooked it you wouldn’t want it, so feast your eyes and minds on The Man Who Can’t Be Moved by Tilly Tennant.
About the book:
Fledgling journalist Ellie Newton is keen to prove herself when she lands a hard-won job at the Millrise Echo. So when reports come in of a man camped on the corner of a local street, refusing to move until the girl who has jilted him takes him back, Ellie is on a mission to get the scoop. She arrives to meet Ben Kelly, a man she is instantly attracted to. But she has a job to do and an incredible story to write and has soon pledged to help him win back the girl of his dreams. With Ellie’s help, Ben’s plight captures the hearts and imaginations of the public. And when a TV film crew appears to make a feature on the most romantic gesture the town of Millrise has ever seen, Ellie’s mission gets its happy ending… But while Ellie has been busy fixing the lives of her wayward parents, providing shoulders for heartbroken friends to cry on, and worrying about her terminally-ill aunt, she hasn’t noticed that she has also been falling quietly in love – with the very man she has now ensured is hopelessly out of her reach Ellie must choose between doing the right thing, and the thing that feels right. And whatever choice she makes, someone will get their heart broken.
Tilly Tennant was born in Dorset, the oldest of four children, but now lives in Staffordshire with a family of her own. After years of dismal and disastrous jobs, including paper plate stacking, shop girl, newspaper promotions and waitressing (she never could carry a bowl of soup without spilling a bit), she decided to indulge her passion for the written word by embarking on a degree in English and creative writing, graduating in 2009 with first class honours. She wrote her first novel in 2007 during her first summer break at university and has not stopped writing since. She also works as a freelance fiction editor, and considers herself very lucky that this enables her to read many wonderful books before the rest of the world gets them. Tell Tilly how much you loved this book, via Facebook, Twitter or her website at the following links:
I have to say, I devoured this book in 48 hours. Partly because I’m currently bingeing on books but mostly because I just couldn’t put it down! Tilly Tennant has brought Ellie, Ben and a splendid supporting cast to life in the fictional town of Millrise. Ellie is the sort of heroine you can really like, she’s a hard working career woman, dedicated to sorting out the multitude of issues in her family and has two fantastic best friends. Ben is the tenacious hero you fall a little bit in love with as you read, he’s clearly gorgeous, I have my own mental picture…and he’s dedicated to getting Gemma his love back, even if it means living on a corner. The Millrise Echo has its own cast of loveable characters and provides the backdrop for a lot of the story and Ellie’s parents and aunt add a warmth to the story. It’s hard to review without giving much away, but grab a copy of this book, put The Scripts first Album on repeat and while away the hours following Ellie, Ben and friends on their pursuit of love, whomever that might be with. Tilly has taken inspiration from a song which is dear to my own heart (no man ever camped on a street corner for me, more’s the pity) and written an imaginatively delightful book that has a real spark for this romantically inclined time of year. Five Stars to Tilly Tennant for The Man Who Can’t Be Moved! You can grab yourself a copy of this lovely book at the following links, or you could even bag yourself a prize of a copy by entering the rafflecopter here:
1st Prize – ecopy or paperback of book plus £10 Amazon Voucher
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