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Mary Jayne Baker grew up in rural West Yorkshire, right in the heart of Bronte country. After graduating from Durham University with an English Literature degree, she dallied with living in cities, including London, but eventually returned to her beloved Dales - with her own romantic hero in tow. She now shares her home with four cats and a rabbit, writing stories about girls with flaws and the men who love them. By day, she works as a graphic designer for a magazine publisher, but secretly dreams of being a lighthouse keeper.
A delightfully warm and easy to sink into romance. Becky returns home to the Yorkshire Dales, wanting to fit back into the local community she and a group of villagers decide a Christmas Pantomime may just save the local village hall. This is the second in the ‘Love in the Dales’ series, and yet my first by Mary Jane Baker. I found it to be a perfect standalone read though I have no doubt that the first book A Bicycle Made For Two would have introduced me to several of the characters. Becky embraces village life, the age range of the villagers from young Pip through to grandparents with attitude ensures an all-encompassing hug. There are some wonderfully larger than life supporting characters who certainly encouraged several smirks to come forth and there are enough pantomime innuendos to please the most devilish of dames! I could see where The Perfect Fit was heading, and that was the joy of the read, as it was comforting, supportive, and highly entertaining. Featured in the LoveReading Christmas Gift Guide.
The first in a new romantic comedy series, set in a beautiful Yorkshire village. Commercial, rural romance from the author of THE HONEY TRAP, MEET ME AT THE LIGHTHOUSE and RUNAWAY BRIDE. In a lost corner of the Yorkshire Dales, Lana Donati runs a medieval theme tourist trap restaurant with her brother. As a distraction to help them get over losing the father they loved dearly, and as a tribute to his passion for the beautiful area they live in, Lana hatches a plan to boost business for everyone by having the Grand Depart route pass through their village. This entails getting the small community to work together to convince the decision-makers that their beloved village is Tour material. Not an easy task when the people involved include Lana's shy, unlucky-in-love brother Tom, the man-eating WI chair Yolanda, bickering spouses Gerry and Sue, arrogant celebrity Harper Brady, and Lana's (attractive) arch-nemesis, former pro-cyclist turned bike shop owner Stewart McLean, whose offbeat ideas might just cost them everything.