Today is my spot on the blog tour for ‘The Good News Gazette’ by Jessie Wells. Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for my spot on the tour and the E-ARC I received to review.
About the Author:
Jessie Wells lives with her husband and two children in Merseyside. She has always written in some form, and previously worked as a journalist on the Liverpool Echo and Sunday Mirror and as a freelancer for various national women’s magazines and newspapers before moving into finance. She loves nothing more than getting lost in her imaginary worlds, which are largely filled with romance, communities bursting with character and a large dose of positivity.
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Because we all need something to smile about!
She may be down but don’t count this determined single mum out just yet…
Nine years ago, Zoe Taylor returned from London to the quiet hamlet of Westholme with her tail between her legs and a bun in the oven. Where once her job as a journalist saw her tearing off to Paris at a moment’s notice after a lead, now the single mum covers the local news desk. At least, she did…until she’s unceremoniously let go.
When Zoe invites her friends over to commiserate, wine and whining soon turns into something more… and before the night is out she’s plotted her next step: The Good News Gazette.
Now, as a developer threatens to force Westholme into the twenty-first century, Zoe’s good news movement finds her leading a covert campaign as a community crusader. She may have started The Good News Gazette as a way to save herself, but she might just be able to save Westholme in the process…
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I received an E-ARC copy of ‘The Good News Gazette’ by Jessie Wells in return for my honest review.
This uplifting book is set in Westholme a small town in the north-west of England. It follows Zoe as she finds herself redundant from The Northern News where she worked as a journalist.
Being a single Mum of a young son and wondering what to do with herself she decides to set up her own newspaper, calling it the Good News Gazette. With leads coming in from the community she sets to work. Meeting an old crush from her school days, she must decide if she is willing to let someone else into her life.
After hearing the local parade is going to be knocked down, she takes action to try and save the heart of the community.
Will she save the parade? Will she find love in the meantime?
This book is really heart-warming and uplifting, with the coming together of the community to save the parade. You hear many of the background stories of the characters, and it just makes you fall in love with them even more.
I really liked Zoe’s character as she is relatable, and she is strong in her own way even though she doesn’t believe it herself. I loved how her character developed.
There were times that I couldn’t stop laughing, I won’t spoil the moments by mentioning them.
Overall, an uplifting and heart-warming read where a local journalist starting a new life ends up with the challenge of saving the heart of the community.
This tour continues until 04.12.22, so take a look at some of these other posts: