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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.
After years living in London, costume shop owner Becky Finn is trying to build a new life for herself and fiance Cole in her old home of Egglethwaite, a sleepy village in the Yorkshire Dales. Keen to raise funds for the struggling village hall she loved as a child, Becky soon finds herself at the head of a colourful group intent on resurrecting Egglethwaite's Christmas pantomime. But, as she quickly discovers, there's more to panto than innuendo and slapped thighs. As opening night grows closer, Becky starts to wonder if her embattled panto will ever make it to the stage - and, with handsome co-star Marcus on the scene, if she's picked the right man for her after all.
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A good old fashioned panto, lots of laughs, and a dash of romance. You won't regret picking up a copy of this truly magical book. Full review
'A wonderful book with a great story and a sparky, unusual voice. I loved it!' KATIE FFORDE
Publication date: 21/09/2018
Publisher: Mirror Books
|Publication date:||21st September 2018|
|Author:||Mary Jayne Baker|
|Genres:||Reader Reviewed Books, Relationship Stories, Sagas and Romance,|
|Categories:||Adult & contemporary romance,|
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.More About Mary Jayne Baker