Scott Family – Trio of Short Stories – by Amanda Paull – Blog Tour

Thank you to Rachel at Random Resources for organising this blog tour and to Amanda Paull for an ARC copy of the books in return for an honest and unbiased view.

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Let’s Dance – Book 1

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Synopisis

She’s helping out a friend. His dad’s hip’s gone. Could a farcical mix-up lead to love?

Ballroom dancing is the last thing Laura wants to try. But her best friend is desperate to meet a hip-swinging Adonis, so before she knows it, Laura is cha cha cha-ing in the back of the Dog and Duck with nerdy Ben. At least no one else need ever find out. No such luck. Her mother is armed with a social media page and dangerous. The shenanigans begin. What a pity Ben’s now looking rather dapper. Will he scarper? Or is Ben made of sterner stuff?
If you like innocent, laugh-out-loud family mayhem, you’ll love Let’s Dance, the first Scott Family.

Purchase Link

UK –  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dance-Scott-Family-Short-Stories-ebook/dp/B079ML1K2P

US – https://www.amazon.com/Dance-Scott-Family-Short-Stories-ebook/dp/B079ML1K2P

My Thoughts

The beginning of this book really got my attention as it focussed on nostalgia and the reality of revisiting places from your youth.  So many times have I returned to places only to find they are not what I remembered, have fallen into a state or simply that I just cannot be bothered with things like that anymore.

Most of this story is about Laura joining a dance class hoping for passion but finds herself surrounded by an array of interesting characters, none of who are boyfriend material or are they?.

This is where we first meet the Scott family.  They are simply hilarious and similar to so many families I know – including my own.  A series of embarrassing mishaps are enough to make anyone snort with laughter whilst reading.

 

A Christmas Kerfuffle – Book 2

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Synopsis

A blooming romance. A trapped poodle. Can their relationship survive the madness?

After a shaky start, Laura and Ben are now getting along great. So much so that Laura dares to invite him for a Christmas Day brunch with her family. As the good tidings commence, a horrifying discovery is made. Freddie, the family poodle, is trapped. Will the ensuing biblical scale mayhem sound the death knell for Laura and Ben’s budding romance? Or is he just a glutton for punishment?
If you enjoyed Let’s Dance, you’ll love A Christmas Day Kerfuffle, the second Scott Family Short Story, by Amanda Paull. Download it today to discover whether love prevails, and Freddie cooks.

Purchase Links

Amazon UK:                        https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01N05F9KU

US – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N05F9KU/

Other Retailers UBL:       https://www.books2read.com/u/boZqd1

My Thoughts

To be honest, this story was my favourite.  I found the Christmas antics highly entertaining and laughed out loud several times whilst reading this one.  Laura and Ben are now in the beginnings of a relationship and are hosting a Christmas Day breakfast at Laura’s home.  From arrival until leaving, the Scott Family provide us with an eventful and  entertaining morning involving missing keys, a dog called Freddie and a hung over teen in a onesie.

 

Fenella’s Fabulous Fondue – Book 3

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Synopsis

It’s the day of the party. Laura and Ben are in love. But could a posh marshmallow put the kibosh on their relationship?

They’ve survived Scott Family mayhem twice so far, and now Laura and Ben’s relationship is rock solid. They are having a wonderful time at the Grand Hotel, relaxing in the spa and putting the final touches to Ben’s mother’s 85th birthday party preparations. It’s all going to plan.

Fenella loves her party. The two families get along fabulously. It’s a marvellous do. What could possibly go wrong?

Download the third Scott Family Short Story today to discover whether the Scotts have a cheeky little surprise of their own for long-suffering Ben and Laura.

Purchase Links

US – https://www.amazon.com/Fenellas-Fabulous-Fountain-Fondue-Stories-ebook/dp/B07MHFPJ2L

UK –  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fenellas-Fabulous-Fountain-Fondue-Stories-ebook/dp/B07MHFPJ2L

My Thoughts

Having read the previous books it was easy to predict that there was going to be further hilarious antics from the Scott family when they were invited to Ben’s mother’s posh 80th birthday party.  What could possibly go wrong?  Why is Dad acting strange? And what is Fenella’s fascination with those marshmallows?  The third installment in the Scott Family saga did not disappoint and provided giggles all the way through (and maybe even a little tear).

Overall Thoughts 

I love these stories and Amanda Paull has managed to deliver three hilariously entertaining short stories. They are perfect for reading on a short journey, in the bath or whilst waiting somewhere.  Each one takes about 20-40 minutes to read.  I was also delighted to read stories set in the North East of England as I live there and the Scott family fit with so many people I know.  I highly recommend these short reads if you’re in need of a good giggle or a short, light-hearted read.  They can be read in any order but the order does give a sense of relationships and introduces the characters. I’d love to read a full length novel about the Scott Family…..and Laura and Ben of course.

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Author Bio

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Author Bio – Amanda Paull is a writer of humorous romantic fiction. She lives in the North East of England with her husband and works in the public sector. The inspiration for her stories comes from real life, which she tries to show the funnier side of by embellishing to the hilt.

Amanda’s Website: http://www.amandapaull.co.uk

Social Media Links – Twitter: http://twitter.com/Apaullfiction

                                     Facebook: http://facebook.com/Apaullfiction

13 comments

  1. The covers are so lovely, especially the second one. By looking at them only, I want to grab the copies. Stories set in/around England has always been my favorites. Liked your quick reviews !

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