Romantic Heroes Tour – Sheryl Browne

I am extremely pleased to be taking part in Sheryl’s Romantic Heroes Tour today. This tour has been organised by the lovely JB Johnston from Brook Cottage Books.

About the Tour

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“En Garde! Safkhet Publishing and Sheryl Browne are going on tour and bringing you the entire Sheryl Browne romance collection! Follow the adventures of your Romantic Heroes and get your chance to win signed copies of all Sheryl’s books—Recipes for Disaster, Somebody to Love, Warrant for Love, A Little Bit of Madness, and Learning to Love.” The tour runs from 16th September until 27th September (excluding weekends) and promises to be a lot of fun!

As part of this tour Safkhet publishing is having a fantastic short story competition! The prizes are – Finalists will have their story published in an e-anthology and the winner will be offered a publishing contract. For full details go to http://safkhetpublishing.wordpress.com/ where full terms and conditions can be found.

And there’s more! There will be reviews, author interviews and guest posts. Plus, if you’ve ever read any of Sheryl’s books in the past, then you are invited to post the link to your review to be in with a chance of winning a prize!

Now for the small print: This competition is not run in conjunction with Facebook and Facebook is not responsible for any competitions held on this page or for providing prizes.

About Learning to Love

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Widower, Dr David Adams, has recently moved to the village—where no one knows him, ergo there’s no fuel for neighborhood gossip—to start afresh with his ten year old son, if only he can get to a place where his son wants to speak to him. Angry and withdrawn, Jake blames his dad for the death of his mother, and David doesn’t know how to reach him.

Andrea Kelly has too many balls in the air. With three children and a “nuts” mother to care for, her fiancé can’t fathom why she wants to throw something else into the mix and change her career. Surely she already has too much on her plate? Because her plates are skew-whiff and her balls are dropping off all over the place, Andrea points out. She needs to make changes. Still her fiancé, who has a hidden agenda, is dead-set against it.

When Andrea’s house burns mysteriously to the ground and Andrea and her entourage are forced to move in with the enigmatic Dr Adams, however, the village drums soon start beating, fuel aplenty when it turns out someone does know him—the woman carrying his baby.

Learning to Love – Amazon.co.uk  Amazon.com

My review

I thought that this book was such a great all-rounder. Sheryl created characters that are not too far removed from reality at all. She touches on very sensitive issues such as dealing with a lost one, deceit and conception and puts these brilliantly into practice and in addition Learning to Love doesn’t miss out on a romantic and passionate storyline either.

Andrea was probably my most favourite character. What a powerhouse! The things she had to deal with (taking care of her “difficult” mother and dealing with her children’s teenage tantrums to mention just a few) couldn’t have been easy.

I would have never expected the plot to go the way it did. Sheryl has a real talent for involving all the characters into the storyline and giving them each a spin into a different direction.

This was the first book I have read by this author but I will definitely look out for her other books.

My rating: 5 out of 5

About the Author

Sheryl Browne grew up in Birmingham, UK, where she studied Art & Design. She wears many hats: a partner in her own business, a mother, and a foster parent to disabled dogs. Creative in spirit, Sheryl has always had a passion for writing. She has previously been published in the US and writes Rom Com because, as she puts it, “life is just too short to be miserable.” Sheryl is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association. For more information, connect with Sheryl Browne on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/SherylBrowne.Author) or Twitter (https://twitter.com/SherylBrowne) or visit her blog page at http://www.sherylbrowne.com/.

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15 Comments

  1. September 17, 2013 / 8:54 am

    Fabulous review! I’ve read several of Sheryl’s books and adore her writing. Learning to Love is on my Kindle and burning a hole in my conscience ~ really must read faster! Congrats to Sheryl an another awesome review and a great tour!! X

    • September 17, 2013 / 9:57 am

      Thanks so much, Nicky! Isn’t lovely?! Who’d have thought, after all the ‘stuff’ going on around my writing this, that it would be getting such lovely reviews. Am all a blubber (in the best possible way!). 🙂 xx

    • September 17, 2013 / 2:30 pm

      Thanks for your comment Nicky. Learning to Love is a definite must-read! xx

  2. September 17, 2013 / 9:55 am

    Yay!!! THANK you so much Heidi! What a lovely, fabulous review. I went through soooo much angst wondering about my characters plotlines, trying to ‘keep them in line’… I am so pleased you loved then enough to give then a 5!!! Thrilled to bits. This is what makes it all so worthwhile. 🙂 xx

    • September 17, 2013 / 2:30 pm

      You are welcome Sheryl! Your characters are truly brilliant!! xx

  3. September 17, 2013 / 1:13 pm

    I hear I will need tissues to read this! Great review Heidi! Well done Sheryl on another 5 star review!

    Mandy 🙂

  4. September 17, 2013 / 2:31 pm

    Sounds like a great book and tour. Thanks for the review!

  5. September 18, 2013 / 7:37 am

    I know this is going to be a fab read as I’ve read most of Sheryl’s books and loved every one! It’s on my Kindle and calling me … after reading your review I’m going to have to find some ‘me’ time to sit and read it asap! Great review and fab job, Sheryl! You are one talented lady!

  6. October 3, 2013 / 2:57 am

    A little late to the party, but wanted to weigh in and say great review and I can tell Sheryl’s books have a lot of heart! Added to my TBR list!! Well done, Sheryl!

  7. October 16, 2013 / 12:52 pm

    Sheryl you did a phenomenal job with the story line and the organization of the characters. Andrea’s character demonstrated such  courage and strength and reveals the kindness of her heart for others. I will definitely read more from this author -one word to describe this is ‘Excellent’ ~ Stacy Y Whyte

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