I am delighted to be part of the blog tour for “Secrets and Fries at the Starlight Diner” by Helen Cox. This book is available to purchase now an is in eBook format. Blog Tour organised by Rachel’s Random Resources.
What brings Bonnie Brooks to The Starlight Diner? And why is she on the run?
As the front-woman in a band, Bonnie is used to being in the spotlight, but now she must hide in the shadows.
Bonnie only has one person who she can turn to: her friend Esther Knight, who waitresses at the Fifties-themed diner. There, retro songs play on the jukebox as fries and sundaes are served to satisfied customers. But where has Esther gone?
Alone in New York City, Bonnie breaks down in front of arrogant news reporter, and diner regular, Jimmy Boyle. Jimmy offers to help her. Can she trust him?
When the kindly owner of the Starlight Diner offers Bonnie work, and she meets charming security officer Nick Moloney, she dares to hope that her luck has changed. Is there a blossoming romance on the cards? And can Bonnie rebuild her life with the help of her Starlight Diner friends?
Meet Bonnie, just arrived in New York to find her friendand ex work colleague Esther. Bonnie has very little money, only a few belongings, is cold, hungry, alone and scared. When she arrives at the diner Bonnie is told that Esther is away with her boyfriend and due back the next day. This is the final straw for Bonnie’s emotions and she breaks down, luckily for her the is Jimmy, a cautious, wary big hearted customer of the diner and also Mona who helps keep an eye on her.
Now I like a good prologue, the one for this book is short, sweet and beautifully sums up what the essence of The Starlight Diner. I admit those few paragraphs did it for me, I was hooked. The story that follows is deliciously yummy. The main protagonist is Bonnie Brooks, a woman with issues, she is a disappointment to her family, who tell her so on a regular basis. With this attitude towards her, she doesn’t keep in touch with them, but it has an effect on how she sees herself in the world, a feeling of not fitting in, not conforming to the norm or knowing her own self, is it any wonder she has been a drifter. Good things happen at the diner with good people, Esther and Jack, then Angela, Mona, Bernie and then Jimmy as well as a few others, they provide an interesting cast for a book with a heart.
As the story unfolds the story of Bonnie we learn why she arrived in New York from Atlantic City, the why, who’s and where’s are all filled in. There is suspense, tensions, thrills and a plot that kept me intrigued and turning pages, it’s a story that has been well written and has humour as well as crime, mystery and a dash of romance.
This is a book I would recommend to readers of cosy crime, mystery, romance. I really enjoyed this book, it is the second in the series and reads really well as a stand alone.
I would like to take the time to thank Rachel at Rachel Random Resources for the opportunity to be part of this tour. Also to wish Helen Cox all the very best with this great book.
About the Author:
Helen Cox is a book-devouring, photo-taking, film-obsessed novelist. If forced to choose one, Helen’s Mastermind specialism would be Grease 2. To this day, she still adheres to the Pink Lady pledge and when somebody asks her if she is a god she says ‘yes.’
After completing her MA in creative writing at the University of York St. John Helen found work writing for a range of magazines, websites and blogs as well as writing news and features for TV and radio. She has written three non-fiction books and founded independent film publication: New Empress Magazine. She currently lives in York and writes novels.
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- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 976 KB
- Print Length: 270 pages
- Publisher: Maze (16 Dec. 2016)
- Purchase from Amazon UK
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