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#BlogTour #Extract – Bells and Bows on Mistletoe Row by Emily Harvale @emilyharvale @rararesources #BellsandBowsonMistletoeRow


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Hi Everyone,

Today on my blog I have an awesome extract from Bells and Bows on Mistletoe Row by Emily Harvale. This sounds like a fantastic book!



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It’ll take a miracle to make Juliet’s Christmas merry, but Mistletoe Row is the place to be when you need some Christmas magic. 

The last person Juliet Bell expects to see when she returns home for Christmas is Harrison Bow. Especially with the most beautiful woman in the world by his side. Twenty years ago, Juliet and Harrison had the shortest romance in history, consisting of one date – and one blazing row. But Juliet will never admit when she’s wrong, and Harrison doesn’t forgive easily, so they haven’t seen, or spoken to one another since.

Harrison Bow vowed he’d never visit his grandfather at The Grange, again, or drive along Mistletoe Row, the scene of one of the unhappiest times of his life. He hasn’t been back for twenty years and he’s only here now because his brother pleaded with him to come. At least with his executive assistant joining him, he’ll be able to do some work. 

But Juliet’s sister, Zoe and Harrison’s brother, Luke have some surprises in store for their elder siblings, and so it seems does Fate. After Harrison risks his life to save Juliet, the least she can do is be nice. The problem is, Harrison is hotter than the log fire in The Mistletoe pub, and when she’s surrounded by twinkling lights and softly falling snow, it doesn’t take long for her to realise she’s in love with the man she thought she hated. Even if he doesn’t appear to be in love with her. 


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EPSON scanner imageAuthor Bio

Having lived and worked in London for several years, Emily returned to her home town of Hastings where she now spends her days writing… and chatting on social media. Emily is a Member of the SoA, a PAN member of the RWA and a Pro Member of ALLi. She’s an Amazon bestseller and a Kindle All Star. Emily loves writing and her stories are sure to bring a smile to your face and a warmth to your heart.
Emily says, “I write about friendship, family and falling in love. I believe in happing endings.” When she isn’t writing, she can be found enjoying the stunning East Sussex coast and countryside, or in a wine bar with friends, discussing life, love and the latest TV shows. Chocolate cake is often eaten. She dislikes housework almost as much as she dislikes anchovies – and will do anything to avoid both.



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The Extract!

In this extract from Bells and Bows on Mistletoe Row, Juliet Bell and her family are at Merry’s Christmas Tree Farm to select their Christmas tree.

‘Merry Christmas,’ Robin said, beaming at Juliet and her family as they pulled up outside his office and got out of her dad’s car. His Santa hat sat lopsided on a shock of hair the colour of golden treacle which framed his ruddy complexion. ‘Lovely to see you again, Rosa, Bernard, Zoe and Juliet. The snow’s a bit deep today but I’ve picked out a few trees I thought you might like. If you don’t want one of those though, feel free to take a walk around.’

One of the reasons Robin was so popular was that he seemed to have a knack of, not only remembering all his customers by name, but also exactly what they were looking for, even though he only saw many of them once a year, during December.

‘Thanks, Robin,’ Bernard said. ‘Nice to see you too.’

A girl appeared with a tray bearing mugs of mulled wine. She wore a matching Santa hat on her jet-black hair but her complexion was porcelain-white. Her smile was as warm and welcoming as Robin’s as she handed out the drinks. ‘Merry Christmas. Perfect weather to buy a tree.’

‘This is my girlfriend, Raven Starr,’ Robin said. ‘Her grandparents own Snowflake Inn in Snowflake Cove.’

‘I’ve been there,’ Zoe said, taking one of the mugs and smiling at Raven. ‘It’s a lovely place. Didn’t Zachary Thorn do a Christmas Special of his TV show, ‘Thorn On Your Side’ from there last year?’

‘Yep,’ Raven said, passing a mug to Juliet. ‘He’s dating my aunt, Evie Starr. He virtually lives there now.’

‘Wow. Lucky Evie. He’s gorgeous.’ Zoe shot a look at Juliet and winked at Raven. ‘Does he have a brother?’

‘Afraid not. Are you looking for a boyfriend?’

Zoe shook her head. ‘Not me, no. But my sister is.’

Juliet’s mouth fell open. ‘No, I’m not. A man is the last thing I need right now.’

Raven grinned at Juliet. ‘Just a tree then?’

‘Yes. But if you know anyone who wants a sister, I’ve got one going spare.’

‘Let me show you the trees I’ve selected,’ Robin said, smiling.

Rosa took the mug Raven offered, but Bernard shook his head. ‘Not for me, thank you, Raven. I’m driving and the roads aren’t sufficiently gritted. I’d better not take a chance. Better to be safe than sorry.’

‘I can make you a coffee, or a hot chocolate if you like.’

‘That’s very kind. But I’ll be fine, thanks.’ Bernard smiled at Raven and he and Rosa followed Robin to a row of trees leaning against the fence to his left.

‘Looks like you’ve got more customers,’ Zoe said, giving Juliet an odd look as another car came up the drive.

‘Excuse me,’ Raven said. ‘I’d better welcome them while Robin’s with your dad, and get some more mulled wine. Want this one?’ She held out the mug that Bernard had declined.

‘Absolutely,’ Zoe said, almost snatching the mug from her and emptying the contents into her own. ‘Thanks.’

Raven grinned. ‘You’re welcome.’ She took the empty mug and headed towards the approaching car.

‘Oh look,’ Zoe said. ‘I do believe that’s Luke’s car. Luke Bow.’ She knocked back the contents of her mug as Juliet stared at her.

‘Luke Bow?’ Juliet struggled to say the name. ‘What the hell is he doing here?’

Zoe shook her head as the car pulled up. ‘This place is popular. I suppose Luke’s here to get a tree, just like we are. But who on earth is that gorgeous man with him?’

Juliet forced herself to look and immediately regretted it.

It may have been twenty years since she had seen that face, but she would recognise it no matter how much time had passed. It may be more muscular, the jaw firmer, the mouth more defined, framed by hair a darker shade of chestnut and expertly cut, but it was him. Broader, taller and far more rugged-looking than he was at eighteen and still oozing sex appeal even from several metres away. He was immaculately and expensively dressed, just as he had been at eighteen. He was helping what must have been the most beautiful woman in the world, get out of the car. She seemed to have got her heel stuck and they were both laughing as he bent down to free it and then she tossed a length of super-shiny mahogany hair over her shoulder as she linked her arm through his and they walked forward.

‘I told you not to wear heels,’ he said, shaking his head but smiling at the beautiful woman.

Even his voice was the same, but perhaps slightly deeper pitched.

Juliet’s chest felt as if it was in a vice and her heart pumped so hard she was certain everyone must be able to hear its thumping beat. The butterflies in her stomach and weakness in her knees were the same as they had been the very first time she had seen him.

He glanced in Juliet’s direction and looked away.

And then he shot a look back again.

His mouth opened a fraction.

He stopped in his tracks.

‘Juliet?’ he said, as if he’d seen a ghost and didn’t quite believe it.

Juliet said nothing. She couldn’t find her voice. But his eyes looked a richer shade of coffee-brown as she met his stare.

‘Well, well,’ Luke said. Not that Juliet had even noticed him until he spoke. ‘This is a small world.’


I hope you enjoyed the extract. Thank you so much for allowing me to share it with you.



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