#JustRose #BlogTour #extract

Hi! We’re doing things a little differently today. This is my first blogtour I have am extract from Just Rose which is one of my favourite books by author L.T Marshall.

Author: L.T Marshall

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Pages: 656

Get it here : Just Rose: A Standalone Cosy Romance Novel

#EXTRACT

As soon as the van pulled near, it parked by her rickety gate and she was faced with a little, old, red-cheeked man, with white receding hair and a smart royal mail uniform in navy blue. As he rounded his van with a handful of letters he smiled her way with a devilish twinkle in his merry face. ‘Hello my dear. How are you? So nice to see what you look like at last.’ He almost gushed at her when she straightened herself and tried to smooth down her dishevelled, grubby clothes. Rose extended her hand to meet his outstretched palm as he pushed mail under his armpit to shake it. ‘Hi there, I’m fine, thanks. Yes, all moved in and settling well, now I have the place cleaned up a bit more.’ Rose beamed at the friendly face, she had walked halfway down the path to meet the small man, who was now retrieving her post and taking the letters he was holding to her, she noted he had another in his right hand that he seemed to be holding back. ‘Well my dear, there’s been a lot of talk, you know…At the church! All about our new inhabitant and the lack of your presence in town; will be nice to tell them all it’s a very pretty young lady.’ He continued smiling her way. ‘Be away with you now…’ She giggled at his obvious charm. ‘Young maybe, not sure about the very pretty!’ She gushed and decided she liked this man, there was something familiar about him in a very genteel way. ‘Oh, weesht now lassie, take a compliment! Here, I have something extra for you… Mr Munro has asked me to deliver this here personally.’ He held out the long golden envelope in his other hand towards her briskly, extending it to Rose, who took it politely with a smile. ‘Thank you.’ She took the long, smooth envelope, still frowning and still confused; the look all over her face. ‘It’s an invitation to the annual charity dance.’ he said as if in answer to her look. ‘It’s time they all met our newest community member.’ His smile was genuine and bright and Rose felt herself smiling back. ‘Well, thank you, Mr…?’ Rose lifted eyebrows towards him, to encourage a name at least, if she was going to see him frequently then a name would be nice. ‘Oh Hen, it’s Tommy. Call me Tommy. I’m the caretaker for the big house as well as the village postie… Well, the misses and I, we take care of the repairs like… And I’m the one who was patching up this place in Miss Olivia’s absence.’ He patted the gate frame affectionately. The mention of her name caused a saddened look on both of their faces and he bowed his head. Rose couldn’t help but notice the genuine reaction, guessing right that he’d known her aunt well and it explained the familiarness to her. ‘Well, thank you so much! It means a lot to me that you cared for this place… She was my aunt… I used to come here a lot in the summers. Did you know her well?’ Rose said gently, curious as to whether she had previously known this fellow in her childhood, even though her gut told her so. ‘Oh, my goodness!!! Miss Rose? Little Miss Rose Turner? You know I thought you looked a lot like Miss Olivia when you opened the door, and now you say it! Damn, I see it!’ He was almost jumping on the spot, pumping her hand enthusiastically again, his little red cheeks now overtaking his whole face. ‘Same exotic beauty she had, and those dark brown eyes!’ ‘I am yes, I’m sorry I don’t…’ She was trying to get a word in edgeways, pulling her hand free from his hot embrace but his renewed energetic state had him cutting in over her. ‘Of course, you won’t remember me! You were such a wee thing, I never really saw much of you; just the odd glimpse in passing. The wife though, she used to bring you her jam tarts, because you had a sweet tooth and always gave her such a warm welcome.’ As soon as he said it, the memory in Rose’s head was jarred to the forefront. A pleasant round lady who always brought her tissue paper wrapped confectioneries, whenever she had been here for holiday.

#Blurb
The unexpected death of Rose’s beloved aunt ends up being a driving force in her uneventful life. She gives up her The unexpected death of Rose’s beloved aunt ends up being a driving force in her uneventful life. She gives up her lonely, unfulfilled big city existence for the country home and life from cherished childhood memories.
But can it live up to them?
All she wants is to find her place in the world; the happiness and independence she has been searching for. With her little dog Muffin by her side and a much needed new friend, it does seem possible – until an encounter with the handsome local Laird of the Munro Estate sends her spiralling from young professional woman to hormonal bundle of goo.
Their chemistry is undeniable, but with him not seemingly on the market, this might not be the place for her after all.
Thrust into the world of country living, will Rose ever find true love?
In this roller coaster of emotions and a whole lot of country charm, one thing is for sure: Rose is certainly not going to be bored anymore!lonely, unfulfilled big city existence for the country home and life from cherished childhood memories.
But can it live up to them?
All she wants is to find her place in the world; the happiness and independence she has been searching for. With her little dog Muffin by her side and a much needed new friend, it does seem possible – until an encounter with the handsome local Laird of the Munro Estate sends her spiralling from young professional woman to hormonal bundle of goo.
Their chemistry is undeniable, but with him not seemingly on the market, this might not be the place for her after all.
Thrust into the world of country living, will Rose ever find true love?
In this roller coaster of emotions and a whole lot of country charm, one thing is for sure: Rose is certainly not going to be bored anymore!

Thanks for reading! Now go get the book 😘

Lauren 💕

2 thoughts on “#JustRose #BlogTour #extract

  1. Reblogged this on L.T.Marshall and commented:
    Another great blog on the Just Rose tour x

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