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Fiona and the Whale- A romantic whale of a tale! (Book Review & Blog Tour @raresources @HMLynnauthor)

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My Review:

Fiona and the Whale was definitely not what I was expecting! I was expecting an uplifting romance (which this book most certainly is) but I was not expecting the book to also include important lessons about saving the planet and preserving our environment. It is clear from the author’s writing that protecting nature is an issue about which she is very passionate. This book inspired me to be more cognizant regarding my use of disposable plastic. I don’t know if I will ever be able to “dive all in,” like Fiona, but I can’t stop thinking about her story.

I love animals and I love the story of Fiona and Martha the whale. This was a genuinely sweet love story with a really unique twist.

I enjoyed watching Fiona learn and grow as a character. I was also on the edge of my seat to see how she would reconcile her newfound convictions with her job. The ending is both creative and satisfying. I just wish that there would have been more of Martha the whale in this book. Martha herself gets very little “screen time,” although she is the impetus for much of the action.

The author clearly states in her many author’s notes (some of which I feel really  detracted from the flow of the story)  that her goal was to encourage people to be more conscious of their waste production. The author has achieved this goal for me at least. She has definitely inspired this reader to think twice before she buys more plastic bottles or forgets to recycle.

Fiona and the Whale really is a whale of a tale with a huge heart. If you’re looking for romance with a unique twist, I encourage you to curl up with Fiona and the Whale

*I exchanged a free copy of this book from Rachel’s Random Resources in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

From the Back Cover of Fiona and the Whale

With her personal life on the rocks, it’s going to take a whale sized miracle to keep her afloat.

Event planner Fiona Reeves did not have her husband’s sudden departure on her schedule. However, she’s certain that it’s only a hiccup and he’ll be back in no time, begging for forgiveness. Fortunately there’s a distraction of mammoth proportions swimming in the River Thames.

Absorbed by the story of Martha the sperm whale, Fiona attempts to carry on life as usual as she awaits her husband’s return. However, nothing can prepare her for the dramatic turn of events that throws her life into ever greater turmoil. The road ahead has many paths and for Fiona it’s time to sink or swim.

Fiona and the Whale is a poignant and often hilarious contemporary fiction novel. If you enjoy topical tales, second chances and a little bit of romance, you’ll love this new book from the Kindle Storyteller Award Winner, Hannah Lynn.

Get Your Copy! Amazon UK Amazon US


About the Author- Hannah Lynn

Author photo shows Hannah smiling. she has shoulder length hair and a dark blouse.

Hannah Lynn is an award-winning novelist. Publishing her first book, Amendments – a dark, dystopian speculative fiction novel, in 2015, she has since gone on to write The Afterlife of Walter Augustus, a contemporary fiction novel with a supernatural twist – which won the 2018 Kindle Storyteller Award and the Gold Medal for Best Adult Fiction ebook at this year’s IPPY Awards – and the delightfully funny and poignant Peas and Carrots series.

While she freely moves between genres, her novels are recognisable for their character driven stories and wonderfully vivid description.

She is currently working on a YA Vampire series and a reimaging of a classic Greek myth.

Born in 1984, Hannah grew up in the Cotswolds, UK. After graduating from university, she spent ten years as a teacher of physics, first in the UK and then around Asia. It was during this time, inspired by the imaginations of the young people she taught, she began writing short stories for children, and later adult fiction Now as a teacher, writer, wife and mother, she is currently living in the Austrian Alps.

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Books by Hannah Lynn – Amendments – Amendments – The Afterlife of Walter Augustus – The Afterlife of Walter Augustus – Peas, Carrots and an Aston Martin – Peas, Carrots and an Aston Martin


The Author (not me!) is hosting a Whale Sized Giveaway  (Open Internationally)

Prizes are

$25 Amazon Gift card

2 print copies of Fiona and the Whale

10 ebooks of Fiona

5 ebooks of The Afterlife of Water Augustus

5 ebooks, of Peas, Carrots and an Aston Martin.

Visit the following Rafflecopter link to enter::

*Please Note: The author, Hannah Lynn, is hosting this Giveaway. The author has simply asked that I let you know about the giveaway in order to help spread the word.  For questions, comments, or concerns, please contact Hannah Lynn. I am not responsible for anything related to this giveaway.


Fiona and the Whale Blog Tour


A list of all the blogs participating in the blog tour

Thank you to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for my free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review! Please be sure to check out these other great blogs on the tour!

Other Book Reviews:


If you enjoy romantic comedies, then I highly recommend the Pepper Lane Series! 

In the mood for a warm and cozy chick lit book for Autumn? Be sure to check out  A Spirited Girl on Cornish Shores! 

If you are interested in religious poetry, please consider checking out my chapbook, Through My Good Eye: A Memoir in Verse 

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