I am delighted to be today’s stop on the blog tour for; That Certain Spark by Isobel Hart. This book sounds wonderful, definitely one to curl up with on these colder nights. I can’t wait to share it with you all, plus I have an exclusive excerpt to tempt you with. Firstly, thank you to Rachel at Rachels Random Resources for the invite to this tour.

About the book

That Certain Spark by Isobel Hart.

Genre: Romantic Fiction

A one-bedroom apartment with creeping damp.

Depressed cat, complete with litter tray.

Neither was part of Claire’s five-year plan.

Nor, for that matter, was divorce.

Left with a comfort eating habit that’s costing her a small fortune in ice-cream, and panic attacks flooring her in front of the supermarket meals-for-one, Claire turns to her mum and Mindfulness in the hope that one of them can help her find real happiness.

She thinks she’s cracked it… but then her past comes creeping back.

Now she has to work out what really makes her happy or risk a life where Ben & Jerry are the only men who matter.

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Book Excerpt

Claire’s at one of her Mindfulness classes where the group have been asked to relate something good that’s happened to them that week. It proves more challenging than any of them imagined.

~~~

Willow’s in the middle of relating all the good things that have happened to her this week. “My mother told me she’d never seen my house so tidy. Goodness knows how, but I managed to get the mark out of the carpet that she’d brought in with her the other day. She never takes her shoes off, it drives me mad. Just the thought of all the dirt she’s walked through outside being trodden into my beautiful cream wool carpet.” She shudders. “It’s filthy. Anyway, I got the stain out – it took about half a pot of Vanish, and some heavy-duty elbow grease – but it was worth it-”

“That’s wonderful, Willow.” Alex holds a hand up, halting her litany of cleaning successes. “Anything else make you feel good about yourself? Any other pleasant events-” she draws a deep breath “-other than cleaning?”

She releases it again. “Umm.” She frowns, thinking for a moment. “Well, I got selected to sing a soprano solo in Rock Choir.” The group exclaims with delight on her behalf. Partly because it’s an awesome achievement, and partly because it’s not cleaning related. Willow looks taken aback at the group’s general level of enthusiasm. “Oh, it’s not a big deal. It’s only because the woman who normally does it has a nodule on her vocal cord.”

Alex holds up his hand again. “Hold it there for a moment,” he says. He looks around at us. “Do you all hear what she did there?”

I see exactly what she did. It’s exactly what I would have done: the default to self-deprecation.

“Did you see how she immediately tried to diminish what was good, and find reasons why the accomplishment meant less than it did?” The group murmurs in agreement. “Willow, tell me, are there other people who sing soprano, like you?”

She nods slowly. “Yes.”

“So, there are other people who could have been chosen when the first lady damaged her throat?”

“I suppose so, yes.”

“But they chose you. Out of all those other people, they chose you to sing the solo. Which is awesome! Enjoy that moment. You should feel proud of yourself.”

Flustered, Willow begins flicking her hair from side to side. “I’ll probably cock it up.”

Alex shakes his head. “You don’t know that. You’re catastrophising. Your mind won’t let you enjoy a moment of peace. The only thing we know as a fact right now, is that of all the people they could have chosen to sing the solo, they chose you. Your mind immediately wants to focus on what’s not right, what might go wrong. Don’t let it. Be in the moment. Enjoy now.”

about the Author

Born in London, Isobel Hart’s childhood was spent in the Middle East before being sent to boarding school. It meant she had a lot of time to read. Now based in the UK, she writes about what she knows – real women, with flaws.

A romantic at heart, happily married for nearly twenty-five years, her novels focus on relationships – good and bad – and the women at the heart of them. She is ever hopeful others will find their happy-ever-afters or Happy-For-Now’s too.

Social Media Links –

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/isobelhartbooks

Twitter: @IHartauthor

Website: www.isobelhartsbooks.com


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