We’re delighted to be sharing Laura’s thoughts on the first in the Love in the Dales series, A Bicycle Made for Two by Mary Jayne Baker. The second story in the Love in the Dales series, The Perfect Fit is also available to purchase now.
- Paperback: 308 pages
- Publisher: Mirror Books; Love in the Dales Series edition (5 April 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1907324151
- ISBN-13: 978-1907324154
In a lost corner of the Yorkshire Dales, Lana Donati runs a medieval theme 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 Départ route pass through their village.
But 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.
From the author of The Honey Trap and Meet Me at the Lighthouse, this is a rural romance for lovers of Jenny Colgan, Fiona Gibson and Sue Moorcroft.
A Bicycle Made for Two is available to purchase in digital and paperback formats.
A Bicycle Made For Two begins with Lana, a young woman caring for her sick father with her brother, Tom. Owning a medieval themed restaurant in a small village this book provides great community spirit among the secondary characters involved with Lana and Tom.
Heart-throb Harper Brady and his cousin, Stewart become attracted to this village and with Lana they endeavour to improve the viaduct to become part of the Grand Depart route.
A light, playful story with obstacles that the community need to face and deal with. There are strong feelings of family, love, determination and self-improvement running throughout this book.
A light romantic read with plenty of likeable characters and beautiful scenery. A Bicycle Made for Two is a charming story and a pleasure to read.
Mary Jayne Baker grew up in rural West Yorkshire, right in the heart of Brontë country . . . and she’s still there. After graduating from Durham University with a degree in English Literature she dallied with living in cities including London, Nottingham and Cambridge, but eventually came back, with her own romantic hero in tow, to her beloved Dales, where she first started telling stories about heroines with flaws and the men who love them.
For more information, please visit Mary Jayne Baker’s website at
www.maryjaynebaker.co.uk. You can also follow her on Twitter,
@MaryJayneBaker, or on Facebook at MaryJayneWrites.
Watch out for Laura’s review coming soon for The Perfect Fit.
After years living in London, costume shop owner Becky Finn is trying to build a new life for herself and fiancé 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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