Welsh girl trying to find her way in the world. All round Blogger with a passion for Fictional Characters.

Powered by Blogger.

Sunshine After The Rain by Daisy James Excerpt

Wales, UK
Afternoon one and all, and how are we all today? Good I hope. Today I'm back with an excerpt from Daisy James' new book "Sunshine After The Rain". As you have probably noticed most of my book reviews are because the lovely Jenny has enticed me with all the amazing book tours she throws and this is again part of a book tour. Keep reading for a snippet.

Sunshine After The Rain by Daisy James

Blurb: A summer that changes everything… Frazzled workaholic Evie Johnson has finally had enough! When she’s blamed for a publicity disaster at the art gallery she loves, she decides to flee the bright lights of London for the sun-drenched shores of Corfu and turn her life upside-down. 

Under the shade of the olive trees, she picks up her dusty paintbrushes and begins to chase the dreams she had put aside for so long. But she never expected to bump into drop-dead-gorgeous Sam Bradbury – and certainly not whilst wrapped only in a towel! A summer fling is the last thing Evie wanted but a few stolen kisses under the stars might just begin to change her mind…


“Wow! That’s amazing!” declared Pippa, coming to stand next to Evie with her arms folded as she studied the last-minute substitution. “No wonder he wants the canvases switched. Come on. Let’s get this beauty on the wall before the guests start to arrive.” 
“I have to agree with you, Pip. In fact, I might just have to reassess my initial opinion of Mr Benson’s artistic prowess if this piece is representative of his new stuff.” 
Between the four of them they lifted the huge canvas onto the back wall. In unison, they took a step back and allowed their eyes to linger on the new leading lady. The canvas’s inclusion had lifted the rest of the collection from dull and mundane to quirky and almost interesting in a light, uplifting sense of contrast. It was as though the sun had appeared from behind a bank of bruised clouds to illuminate the whole space and a wave of relief surged through Evie. She acknowledged for the first time that the feeling in the pit of her stomach had been one of dread that the patrons of the art world who had been invited to the opening that evening would, like she and Pippa, consider the collection to be sub-par; that they would arrive at the inevitable conclusion that James Bradbury Art had lost its edge or been blinded by the celebrity of the musician-turned-painter and had chosen to overlook the fact that he had little talent. 
She needn’t have worried. Now she could genuinely dedicate herself to an evening of conversations in which she could happily wax lyrical about the artist’s indisputable talents. 
“Do you think this means Jaxx Benson has changed his mind and decided come to the opening night now?” asked Pippa for the hundredth time that day, her chestnut eyes sparkling with hope. 
“You know he won’t. One of the criteria for him agreeing to hold his debut exhibition at Bradbury’s was that we wouldn’t insist on him attending in person to publicise it. His agent made sure the stipulation was written into the contract. Even James Bradbury himself couldn’t persuade him to change his mind. So, Pip darling, you can put your autograph book and camera back in your handbag!”

Sunshine After The Rain by Daisy James
About The AuthorDaisy James is a Yorkshire girl transplanted to the north east of England. She loves writing stories with strong heroines and swift-flowing plotlines. When not scribbling away in her peppermint-and-green summerhouse (garden shed), she spends her time sifting flour and sprinkling sugar and edible glitter. Her husband and young son were willing samplers of her baking creations which were triple-tested for her debut novel, The Runaway Bridesmaid. She loves gossiping with friends over a glass of something pink and fizzy or indulging in a spot of afternoon tea – china plates and teacups are a must.
Sunshine After The Rain by Daisy James

Daisy would love to hear from readers via her Facebook page or you can follow her on Twitter.

Giveaway: This is for a £10 book voucher for any high street store that sells books and is UK only.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Have you had a chance to read this book yet? Are you already a fan of Daisy James?
*Information in this post was provided to me by Jenny as a part of her book tour for Daisy James.

No comments

Thank you so much for checking out my blog. All comments are welcomed and appreciated.