Confetti Over Bluebell Cliff
By Della Garton
What it’s about?
Art dealer Ruby Lambert is on a mission to lose her baby weight ahead of her sister’s Olivia’s
wedding in 6 months’ time. To add fuel the fire, Ruby has also been ‘honoured’ with the unenviable task of being Head Bridesmaid. So determined not to let Olivia down, she signs up to a swanky new diet & fitness club, The Bluebell Booty Busters.
Uncertain of what to expect Ruby meets Harry Small, a wealthy local businessman who ‘joins’ Booty Busters, after pressure from his wife, who’s worried about his health and growing waistline.
Ruby and Harry soon team up as diet buddies, supporting each other through their dieting crisis’s.
But something seems amiss at Booty Busters when they both discover that if it looks too good to be true; it probably is….
Will Ruby and Harry ever reach their targets?
And will Ruby do her sister proud and be the Belle of the Ball?
What I think:
The second book in the Bluebell Cliff series, but this definitely works as a standalone. Olivia and Phil are planning their wedding and Olivia’s is bridesmaid. With a six month old baby, Ruby is determined not to be the fat, frumpy bridesmaid next to her gorgeous sister. When she steps on the scales she realises just how much weight she has gained since maternity leave.
Successful and independent, Ruby finds herself with a crisis of confidence. Struggling with her body image, she signs up to Booty Busters at the Bluebell Cliff Hotel. A fully inclusive diet and exercise programme, Ruby gets her meals planned and delivered alongside regular workout sessions.
There she meet Harry, the only man in the group. Rich and successful, Harry has a twinkle in his eye and their friendship soon blossoms. He has been signed up to the course by his controlling wife and has lots ifnproblems of his own to work through.
With weight to lose, relationships to build and big events on the horizon, the Booty Busters have lots to focus on.
The characters of Ruby and Harry are so relatable and it’s great to have such a clear and well-developed male character.
I really like the realism of Ruby. She is confident and successful in her professional life, but having a baby has had a huge impact on her life. Her role wothin her own family and relationships with her mother and sister have changed, not to mention being a single mum. This is definitely something that lots of women can relate to.
Some familiar faces from the first book are back – Mr B and the hotel pranks add some laugh out loud moments.
This is a sweet and uplifting read. Perfect escapism for challenging times.
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About the author:
Della Galton is the author of 15 books, including Ice and a Slice. She writes short stories, teaches
writing groups and is Agony Aunt for Writers Forum Magazine. She lives in Dorset. Della’s new fiction series launched with Sunshine Over Bluebell Cliff in May 2020.
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Thank you to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me to be a part of this lovely blog tour.