Monday, August 6, 2012

The Restaurant @ the Mill by Linn B Halton

Reading Addiction Blog Tours

Ladies and Gents! I would like to welcome Linn B. Halton to my blog today!! I had the joy of being selected to be on her tour and read her book! In today's post, you'll get to hear about Linn, her book, and get a chance to win her book! 

Author Bio
Linn B Halton lives in the UK, in the small Gloucestershire village of Arlingham, on t   he banks of the River Severn with her adorable husband and cat with attitude – Mr Tiggs! She writes romantic fiction with a psychic or astrological theme and many of the paranormal events that feature in her books are real life experiences.

Linn is also a featured new Author on and Editor of the feature ‘Author & Associate Catch-Ups’ including ‘Reader/Author Team Reports’ on the website’s magazine-style blog. (MAKE SURE TO CHECK HER OUT HERE!)

Twitter: @LinnBHalton

Contemporary Romance/Women's Fiction
Title: The Restaurant 
Author: Linn B. Halton
Date to be Published: 8/2/12
Publisher: Sapphire Publishing
Age, relationships, and careers – we are all unique. Yet beneath the exterior facade we choose
to show to the world at large, what do we have in common? The things we bury deep inside; the
worries and fears we are unable to verbalise, and the hand fate takes in our lives is a common
thread. Sometimes we fail to recognise in each other that innermost struggle on the path to true

Six very different stories, six couples linked by The Restaurant @ The Mill, owned by Hilary
Marks and Ben Adams. As the restaurant thrives the atmosphere is alive with conversation,
snapshots of lives unfolding; each one a personal journey.

My review: The reason why I loved this book was there were six different stories going on that at some point intertwined. I have always been primarily a YA reader that some times tables in the older stuff. I was really happy I signed up for this tour. It was an easy read that I finished in a few sittings. If you are a dabbler like me, this is for you. 

Hillary was my favorite our of the women that I met. I liked her progression throughout her story. I felt she kind of started off too submissive to Ben. I also wasn't a big fan of Ben, but I think that the difference between YA and Women fiction. The men are different, not bad, but different. I also thought that Ben and Hillary's relationship was realistic.

Thomas was someone who I found to be - not the sure of the word - curious - and I mean I was curious about him. His story is told from his perspective and he starts out with being "girlfriend free" and why he hasn't married yet. I'm someone who really enjoys different point of views and Thomas was def. that. 

Overall, great read. 

Here is an excerpt: 
The first time I walked around the flour mill at Huntingbridge in Gloucestershire turned out to be a life-changing moment.  Reminiscent of the first time I met my business partner, Ben Adams.  The initial thought that struck me on both occasions was “Great, not perfect, but I can work with this.” It was enough to clinch the deal for me.

You see, I thought I had a “perfect” life once a long time ago. I married Josh, the man of my dreams, only to find out one failed marriage and a broken heart later, that everything can change in an instant.  What you see depends upon where you’re standing when you admire it.  If you’re on the outside looking in on someone else’s life, it’s only natural to form an opinion based on the fa├žade you see.  What I would eventually discover  was that even when you’re on the inside looking out, it’s easy to be fooled into thinking everything is fine. On that fateful day many years ago, what I hadn't appreciated was that what we had was in fact a love triangle, and knowing that would have given me a whole new perspective.   

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  1. Thank you for being such a lovely host Michelle - and for taking part in the Blog Tour for The Restaurant. It's quite a jump from YA (your normal read) to something that is quite a mix of stories (and age range of characters). It's always a thrill for an author to get a review from someone who takes the time to try something outside their preferred genre! Much appreciated.

    1. I really enjoyed the book. I always get nervous when I step out my box, but it was a great read. Thanks for having me on the tour!

  2. I was so excited to see you were featuring one of my pub siblings, Michelle! :) I can't wait to read The Restaurant @ the Mill now.

  3. Awesome how all the stories tied together. THanks for review,
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  4. Thanks for dropping by Carrie - love Sapphire Star Publishing - they are just the best! Hello to Brandileigh, always nice to meet new people. Will check out your blog! Off to Tweet, you've done such a great post Michelle - it's a pleasure to be here.