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Blog Tour #bookreview Rules for a Successful Book Club by Victoria Connelly @rararesources @victoriadarcy

Hiya dear bookworms, continuing from yesterday’s #bookreview today I have Book 2 from the #BookLoverSeries for you. Happy Reading and discovering.

Rules for a Successful Book Club - Victoria Connelly


Title – Rules for a Successful Book Club

Author – Victoria Connelly

Genre – Women’s Fiction

Publication Date: – February 2016

Standalone Book 2 in the Book Lovers Series

Author Content Warning  – Heroine is involved in an abusive relationship and there is one scene of domestic violence.

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Polly Nightingale never meant to fall in love again especially not with a biker thirteen years her junior. But then Jago Solomon enters her life with a guitar strapped to his back, and Polly and her six-year-old son, Archie, know that they’ve never been happier.

But what happened three years ago when Polly’s husband, Sean, went missing? And what will it mean for Polly and Jago if her past ever catches up with them?

My thoughts

In Rules for a Successful Book Club we follow Polly Nightingale’s story. Polly’s husband abandons her and their 3 year old suddenly, without any note or trace. In this book we see how Polly deals with abandonment, anger and past abuse as she tries to move on once she starts falling for her neighbor Jago Solomon.

Things I liked –

The maturity with which Jago handles his budding relationship with Polly and her family.

Archie, Polly’s son is six and full of energy. His innocence, enthusiasm and many spontaneous moments provide lighthearted, good humor during heavy, sad moments of the story.

Though Polly is part of the book loving family and works at her family’s all 3 bookshops this story focuses more on Polly and Jago which I enjoyed reading.

The Book Club provided a nice retreat for Polly and Jago, some me time for them separate from Archie and other heavy parts of their lives. The story captures well the popularity and love for book clubs, a very suitable title for the story.



Victoria Connelly Author Photo

Victoria Connelly studied English Literature at Worcester University, got married in a medieval castle in the Yorkshire Dales and now lives in rural Suffolk with her artist husband, a young springer spaniel and a flock of ex-battery hens. She is the author of two bestselling series, Austen Addicts and The Book Lovers, as well as many other novels and novellas. Her first published novel, Flights of Angels, was made into a film in 2008 by Ziegler Films in Germany. The Runaway Actress was shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Romantic Comedy Novel award.

Victoria loves books, films, walking, historic buildings and animals. If she isn’t at her keyboard writing, she can usually be found in her garden either with a trowel in her hand or a hen on her lap.

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