#Review #BlogTour #Belonging

Release Date:  17th September 2018

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She’s grieving her lost love. He’s searching for his lost niece. Can attraction overcome family loyalty in this enemies to lovers romance?  Hiding away in a tiny Yorkshire village, Harriet is grieving for her lost love. His family won’t talk to her and she can’t move on from from his death. All this changes when his daughter, Niamh, turns up on her doorstep, needing a sympathetic ear.

Tim thinks Harriet broke up his sister’s marriage all those years ago. His sister’s enemies are his enemies. When his niece runs away to Harriet’s house, he knows he has to get her back before his sister finds out. But that means talking with Harriet.

As they work together to console Niamh and get her home safely, Tim and Harriet become increasingly attracted to each other. 

But with attraction comes guilt.

Can they overcome their respective loyalties and give in to love?

If you like sweet romances with smart dialogue and realistic characters, you’ll love this second book in the Trewton Royd novella series by award nominated author Rhoda Baxter. Buy Belonging and enjoy a British small town romance today.

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Belonging will be 99p until 5th October 2018 and the end of the blog tour

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Harriet is grieving.  She is hiding away in a tiny village in Yorkshire, as she can’t cope with Richard’s death.  But then Richard’s daughter, Niamh turns up, needing to talk to her.  Tim is Niamh’s uncle and he thinks Harriet was the cause of his Niamh’s parents divorce.  When he discovers that Niamh is with Harriet, he knows he has to get her back, but that means talking to Harriet…

This is the second book in the Trewton Royd series.  It can though be read as a standalone novel.  This was also the first book for me by this author.  It is a novella sized book, so perfect to read within a few hours.

I assumed this was more of a chick lit novel, but it wasn’t.  It was a story of grief, coping and finding love again.  I did find it quite sad in parts, but then there was also an amazing sense of happiness, love and a little bit of fun!  I loved Harriet’s character and really felt for her being portrayed as the big bad wolf in the breakdown of Richard’s relationship.  I also liked Tim’s character and although you cannot blame him for taking sides in the marriage breakdown, I really wanted him not to think badly of Harriet.

A lovely heart warming read which I would have loved to have been longer to get a little bit more time spent with Harriet.  Would definitely recommend, but don’t forget the tissues!


Rhoda Baxter writes contemporary romances with heart and a touch of cynicism. She has had several novels published by the award winning publisher Choc Lit. Writing under her other pen name, Jeevani Charika, she has been published by Bonnier Zaffre. Her books have been shortlisted for awards such as the RoNA Romantic Comedy of the Year (in 2017), Love Stories Award (in 2015) and the Joan Hessayon Award (2012).

Rhoda started off as a microbiologist and then drifted out of research and into technology transfer. When choosing a penname, she was hit by a fit of nostalgia and named herself after the bacterium she studied during her PhD. She has lived in a variety of places including Sri Lanka, Yap (it’s a real place), Halifax, Oxford and Didcot (also a real place). She tends to judge the standard of living by the quality and availability of tea and cake. She now lives with her young family in East Yorkshire, where the tea and cake provision is excellent.

You can find her wittering on about cake and science and other random things on her website, on Facebook, or on Twitter. Please do say hello if you’re passing.

You can also follow her on Bookbub.