#BlogTour: Bear With Me by Jessica Redland @JessicaRedland @rararesources #BearWithMe

Bear With Me is available now. You can get your copy here. My thanks to the author and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for inviting me on to the blog tour.

Jemma has the job of her dreams as curator for the children’s section of a museum in London. She spends each day surrounded by the one thing she’s absolutely passionate about: teddy bears. When boyfriend, Scott, shows a genuine interest in her passion instead of laughing at her for “playing with teddies all day”, she knows he’s a keeper.

Returning home to the North Yorkshire seaside town of Whitsborough Bay to celebrate her birthday, Jemma thinks she’s heading for her happy-ever-after when Scott unexpectedly proposes. So, a few days later, why isn’t he retuning her calls or responding to her texts?

Julie has always been a wonderful single mother to Jemma and her little brother, Sean. As owner of specialist teddy bear shop, Bear With Me, and the creative genius behind the successful range of Ju-Sea Bears, she inspires Jemma with her ability to balance a demanding career with home life. So why is the shop now in disarray and why is Sean so upset?

Sam thought he had his future all worked out. With a promising neurology career, a home, and a devoted fiancée, life was looking good. But now he’s all alone in a strange city, far from everyone and everything he cares about, struggling to rebuild the tatters of his life. Did he do the right thing by running away? What does the future hold and is he strong enough to face it?

Sometimes love finds us when we least expect it. But sometimes love leaves us, just as unexpectedly. When you’ve loved and lost, can you bear to let love in again?

Bear With Me, as all will be revealed …

My Thoughts:

Bear With Me is the first book that I have read by this author and I have a feeling that it won't be the last. The romantic and endearing storyline had me hook, line and sinker. I really loved it. 

Set in Whitsborough Bay this book has a host of wonderful characters that held together the beautiful narrative. I was engaged throughout. This read was pure escapism for me. 

This is a multi stranded story of love and how to start over when things don't work out as you had hoped. I really loved the two main characters Jemma and Sam who forge a friendship after their individual experiences. 

I found the authors writing warm and humorous. The storyline was moving and emotive and I was captivated by the twists and turns in the plot. 

I found the setting gorgeous and I look forward to reading more from Jessica Redland in the future, she has gained a new fan.

About the Author:

Jessica had never considered writing as a career until a former manager kept telling her that her business reports read more like stories and she should write a book. She loved writing but had no plot ideas. Then something happened to her that prompted the premise for her debut novel, Searching for Steven. She put fingers to keyboard and soon realised she had a trilogy and a novella!

She lives on the stunning North Yorkshire Coast – the inspiration for the settings in her books – with her husband, daughter, cat, Sprocker Spaniel, and an ever-growing collection of collectible teddy bears. Although if the dog has her way, the collection will be reduced to a pile of stuffing and chewed limbs!

Jessica tries to balance her time – usually unsuccessfully – between being an HR tutor and writing.

Social Media Links –
Twitter:                                                @JessicaRedland
Website and blog: 

Please do have a look at some of the other stops on the blog tour.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness, Leah, what an amazing review. Thank you so very, very much. I'm so pleased that you loved Bear With Me and thrilled that you'd love to read more.