Monday 27 May 2024

Love Beyond Lindesfarne by Kimberley Adams BLOG TOUR #LoveBeyondLindesfarne @kim_adamsWriter @rararesources #BookExtract


Take a spring to summer trip to magical Northumberland and find love and laughter in this feel-good novel, which will transport you to the iconic island of Lindisfarne and beyond…

Ellie, and Zen with the coffee-bean eyes, met at Christmas when she came to Northumberland to look after rescue animals. They are taking their first tentative steps into a love-at-first-sight relationship and all in their spring garden should be wonderful.

When Lady Grace becomes ill, life at the castle changes overnight, and not for the better. The new custodian and his fiancée have plans, and the islanders are far from happy. When the filming of a reality show means the animals must move out of their yard due to the Queen of the Castle production company taking over, it’s the final straw.

Amongst all the drama, Love Beyond Lindisfarne is a story of love, intergenerational friendships, camaraderie, and oodles of the warmth and humour found in this very special corner of the world.

Love Beyond Lindesfarne by Kimberley Adams was published on 23 May 2024 by Shy Bairns Publishing. As part of this Blog Tour organised by Rachel's Random Resources I am delighted to share an extract from the book with you today. 

Extract from Love Beyond Lindesfarne by Kimberley Adams

(This section is about the two lead characters, Ellie and Zen. They are in a newish love at first sight relationship and drama keeps getting in the way of them having that ‘honeymoon’ period. They have just witnessed the shocking event of Lady Grace Lindisfarne being whisked off to hospital after a probable stroke and both feel it’s time to share their feelings…)

‘Ellie, what I learned today is that you need to say what you feel the minute you feel it, otherwise you may never get the chance. I should have spoken out ages ago, but I thought you might think it was too soon. I love you,’ he said without any hesitation or faltering in his voice. ‘I want you to know that. I feel I’m the luckiest man on Lindisfarne, if not the earth.’

‘Great minds think alike.’ I smiled. ‘I was going to say the same. I love you too: think I have ever since the moment we met. Those stars were right you know, and I know I’m the luckiest woman in the whole universe, not just the world.’

‘I know it’s early days Ellie, but I hope we grow old together – as old as Ethel.’ He laughed. ‘We can take over from Ma and Pa when they retire and move onto Greater Reef with our six kids and make a reality show like At Home with the Fury’s, except ours will be called On an Island with the Chambers, or Montagues,’ he added quickly.

‘Six kids? I think they might have seven now and I doubt I’ll ever be ready for life on Greater Reef. Mind, if they paid us enough! Seriously though, I do want children eventually.’ I could imagine what Zen’s baby would look like – all dark curls and huge coffee bean eyes – and I was smitten already.

‘I’m joking about Greater Reef Ellie, but I’d live anywhere with you, and I want a child or children with you too, if we are lucky enough. Seeing Grace like that today was a wakeup call. Life can change in the blink of an eye, and, as Ma is always telling me, live in the present. She is an incredibly wise woman is my ma.’

‘Well then, maybe our next step is that I move in with you when Imogen gets back, just to make sure that we actually can live together. It might turn out that we are incompatible. I mean, I prefer tea, and you coffee.’

‘Well, that is a deal breaker for me.’ He smiled. ‘But I will get you to change your mind!’

‘We’ll see,’ I said smiling. ‘Does that sound good to you, though?’
‘I can’t think of anything I want more… except this,’ he murmured, drawing me towards him…

Kimberley Adams released her debut novel, Love Lindisfarne in Autumn of last year. 

The book, a romantic comedy, is set in her beloved Northumberland and is a heartwarming tale of love and friendship on the small tidal island of Holy Island. 

Kim was stunned by the way the book took off in the busy Christmas book market and it became one of the highest rated of its genre on Amazon and gained Kim a lot of new friends! 

Kim hadn’t thought about writing a sequel but demand was there and so Love Beyond Lindisfarne was born. 

The book features all the favourite characters but can be read as a standalone. 

Kim’s Lindisfarne books share a special feature as Kim engages with a local artist and between them, they create the covers to match a scene within the book.  

Kim is also to be published traditionally by Farrago in April 24 in The Book of Witty Women. 
This was as a result of her being a finalist in the Comedy Women in Print Prize and her story, Go Your Own Way, is a comedy set on urban Tyneside and introduces two of her favourite characters, Donna and her nana Mary!


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