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Talk of the Town

I can’t wait to share this sweet book on my spot of the TALK OF THE TOWN by Jennifer Bardsley Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours.

Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway! 

About The Book

Talk of the Town book cover


Author: Jennifer Bardsley

Pub. Date: April 11, 2023

Publisher: Montlake

Formats: Paperback, eBook, Audiobook

Pages: 379

Buy it Here: Amazon (blog books)

Find it: Goodreads or Here

In this lighthearted romance filled with small-town humor and high jinks, an unsuspecting real estate agent becomes the wildest dream come true for all the single moms—except the one he wants.

They’re coworkers, friends, and confidants, but Peter Marshal has always pined for a little something more with Noelle Walters. As a widow and a single mom, Noelle prefers to play it safe, and falling for Peter was never part of the plan.

Then again, neither of their plans accounted for the well-meaning but meddling actions of Peter’s sister, who offers him up as their town’s most eligible bachelor in the local moms’ Facebook group. He’s none the wiser about the source of this sudden surge in attention, but he only has eyes for Noelle. And from where she’s standing on the sidelines of Peter’s popularity, it’s getting harder to pretend that she doesn’t see what everyone else sees in her best friend.

With all eyes on them, will Peter and Noelle finally see beyond the hurdles to the happily ever after that’s been there all along?

Review for The Talk of the Town

As a big city girl transplanted to podunkville myself, I could definitely relate to the small town gossip and drama. Thankfully, there wasn’t Facebook at that time to air it all on! The chat excerpts were great and I found myself laughing until I cried. Noelle has a toxic family that her husband was able to help her with. When he passed away, she found herself once again dealing with the whackadoodles on her own. I was amazed with Peter’s patience and that he didn’t throttle his meddlesome sister. The characters are wonderful, with the exception of Vanessa – but, she did redeem herself in the end. This is a clean romance that still hits the mark. Give it a go, I think you’ll love it as much as I did.

About the Author

Jennifer Bardsley believes in friendship, true love, and the everlasting power of books. A graduate of Stanford University, she lives in Edmonds, Washington, with her husband and two children. Bardsley’s column, I Brake for Moms, has appeared in the Everett Herald every week since 2012. She also writes young adult paranormal romance under the pen name Louise Cypress. When Bardsley is not writing books or camping with her Girl Scout troop, you can find her walking from her house to the beach every chance she gets.

To find out more, visit or join her Facebook reader group, Jennifer Bardsley’s Book Sneakers.

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Giveaway for The Talk of the Town 

1 winner will receive a finished copy of TALK OF THE TOWN, US Only.

Ends May 6th, midnight EST.

Enter the giveaway here. Crossing my fingers for you!

Talk of the Town book tour

Talk of the Town Tour Schedule

4/23/2023Tracey Reads and Rambles 
4/25/2023A Blue Box Full of Books
4/28/2023Brandi Danielle Davis 
4/29/2023Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers 

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