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The Bistro by Watersmeet Bridge will be published on 6 August, 2019.
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When she is not writing, she works in communications. She is married and lives with her family in Bedfordshire in the UK.
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When Olivia goes to manage Finn's failing bistro, will they end up sharing a table for two, or will it be a recipe for disaster?
Olivia Fuller longs to manage one of the restaurants in her father’s chain and to break free to live the independent life she’s wanted for so long. When her father finally puts his trust in her and sends her to a failing restaurant in Devon, she’s confident she can prove herself capable of doing the job.
Finn Anderson is about to lose his beloved seaside bistro, unless the bank can find a buyer to dig him out. When George Fuller offers Finn a deal, he has no choice but to accept if he wants any chance of getting his bistro back one day. And then the new manager arrives…
Even after meeting the prickly chef and discovering his complete lack of business skills, Olivia is confident she can turn the struggling business round. But as Olivia and Finn start working together, a mutual attraction develops between them, and soon, nothing is going according to Olivia’s plan.
When there’s a real chance that the bistro might be sold off, Olivia and Finn determine to fight for it, united by their hard work and their growing feelings for each other.
But can they save the bistro and be together, or does destiny have a different path in mind?
A feel-good contemporary romance set in a bistro beside the sea in Devon.
Readers are loving The Bistro by Watersmeet Bridge!
'You could not help but fall in love with this story. You will feel you are actually there.' NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars.
'The author drew me into the story from the first word and once she had my attention, she didn't let it go until I had finished the last word on the last page. The author has created some really loveable and believable characters that you will be drawn to and you will only want the best for them.' Ginger Book Geek, 5 stars.
'Pure escapism! That's how I would describe this. It's a perfect combination of boy meets girl and they fall in love, a little bit of drama, talk of delicious food and some complicated family relationships.' Likeherdingcatsblog, 4 stars.
'I loved loved loved this book, it had all the elements i enjoy. A budding romance, beautiful food in a restaurant setting with great description that had me craving it, a fantastic community feel and characters that you really wanted to support, and some you wanted to push into the water. A real sense of escapism that took me away from day to day life for a little while.' Afternoon Bookery blog, 5 stars.
'With a good range of characters, an interesting plot, talented writing, along with several twists along the way it all adds up to a very entertaining story, and one I enjoyed immensely.' Grace J Reviewerlady, 5 stars.
Is there really such a thing as a second chance at love?
Fran Schell has only just become engaged when she finds her fiancé in bed with another woman. She knows this is the push she needs to break free of him and to leave London. She applies for her dream job on a vineyard in Alsace, in France, not far from her family home, determined to concentrate on her work.
Didier Le Roy can hardly believe it when he sees that the only person to apply for the job on his vineyard is the same woman he once loved but let go because of his stupid pride. Now estranged from his wife, he longs for a second chance with Fran if only she will forgive him for not following her to London.
Working so closely together, Fran soon starts to fall in love with Didier all over again. Didier knows that it is now time for him to move on with his divorce if he and Fran are ever to have a future together. Can Fran and Didier make their second chance at love work despite all the obstacles in their way?
A romantic read set against the enticing backdrop of the vineyard harvest in France.
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Travel from Poole to Nashville, Cornwall and Paris with Rachel, Sam and Jenna as they pursue their path to happiness.
The From Here to You series contains books 1, 2 and 3 in Julie Stock’s contemporary romance series following Rachel and Jackson, Sam and Jessie, and Jenna and Will in their search for their happy ever after endings.
From Here to Nashville
Rachel dreams of being a country music star and travelling all the way from Dorset to Nashville to make her dream come true. Jackson’s scouting for new talent for his indie record label back in Nashville and when he sees Rachel perform, he’s sure he’s found a new star. But when they start to fall in love, suddenly there’s a whole lot more at stake for them.
Two worlds, 4,000 miles apart. Can music unite them?
Sam has escaped to Cornwall, heartbroken after seeing the love of his life marry someone else. Jessie has lost her faith in ever finding a happy ending after a tragic incident at university. When they meet, they know there’s a chance of them healing each other and finding happiness together, if only they can both let go of the past.
But can they risk opening their hearts to someone new and falling in love again?
Jenna is so busy running her busy flower shop and developing wedding business that there’s hardly any time to left to spend with her boyfriend, Will. So when he tells her that he’s off to Paris for the next few months for business, it’s the wake up call they both need to start putting their relationship first. Then Will gets called back to Nashville.
Are Jenna and Will determined enough to finally get their own happily ever after?
Can Music Really Bring People Together?
Rachel Hardy dreams of being a successful country music singer in Nashville’s Music City, four thousand miles away from her lonely life in Dorset.
When Jackson Phillips, an independent record label owner, encourages her band to audition for a nationwide ‘Open Mic’ competition, she decides they have nothing to lose.
But when she starts to fall in love with Jackson, the stakes suddenly get higher and she finds herself with a great big dilemma on her hands. Should she abandon her dream and take the easy way out or should she leave the life she has always known behind and take a gamble on a man who has personal demons of his own?
Follow Rachel and Jackson as they learn to trust in love again and to see whether music really can bring them together.
What readers are saying about From Here to Nashville
'This book gives what we want from a contemporary romance, escapism with... a story that is interesting and which maybe isn’t quite as predictable as you might expect.' TheTBRPile.com
‘It kept me entertained from beginning to end. All in all, a great début and I look forward to the next book!’ Annie’s Book Corner
‘An entertaining contemporary romance with a country-music feel to it and characters easy to connect with right from the first page.’ Reviewed the Book
‘From Here to Nashville by Julie Stock is one of the best books I have read in 2015!! She had me smiling from ear to ear throughout the book. I knew I was going to like the book because of my love of country music and romance novels. However, I had no idea how much this book would actually touch my heart. There was even a part in the story that I shed a tear - a happy tear.’ Heidi Simon Book Reviews
Over You tells Sam's Story following on from the end of the first book in the series, From Here to Nashville
Can the magic of Cornwall help two lost souls to heal?
Heartbroken after seeing the love of his life marry someone else, Sam Andrews wants to escape all the painful reminders of her and to try and move on. Remembering his happy family holidays surfing in Cornwall, he travels to Newquay to help him forget.
Following a tragic event at university, Jessie Pascoe has abandoned her course and returned home to her mum’s B&B in Newquay. But after months of counselling, she’s no closer to being healed, and she’s lost her faith in ever finding her happy ending.
When Sam and Jessie meet, there's a mutual attraction, and they begin to see a chance of finding happiness together, if only they can both let go of the past. But can they risk opening their hearts to someone new and falling in love again?
A story of heartbreak, love and healing.
This is a novella of around 35,000 words and can be read on its own but if you want to know how Sam got to this point, it's worth reading From Here to Nashville.
Finding You tells Jenna's Story following on from the end of the first book in the series, From Here to Nashville
Can love blossom despite all the obstacles in its way?
Jenna Andrews’ delight at welcoming her boyfriend, Will back from his business trip to Nashville is short-lived when he tells her that he now has to leave for Paris for the next few months. What with running her busy flower shop and developing wedding business, everything is conspiring to stop them being together.
Will Thompson loves his job but hates the way it keeps taking him away from his girlfriend, Jenna. When he gets called back to Nashville again because of a family bereavement, he starts to think he and Jenna will never get to spend any time together.
As the survival of their relationship becomes more at stake, Jenna and Will finally realise they need to put it before everything else in their lives if they want to be together forever.
Are Jenna and Will determined enough to finally get their own happy ever after?
This is a novella of around 35,000 words and can be read on its own but if you want to know how Jenna got to this point, it's worth reading From Here to Nashville.