Friday, September 11, 2020

BLOG TOUR - Autumn Skies Over Ruby Falls


Get swept away to the sparkling Cornish coast with the stunning new novel from bestselling author Holly Martin. Autumn Skies Over Ruby Falls is the perfect romantic treat to snuggle up with this autumn.

Clover Philips is exactly where she’s meant to be – back home on Jewel Island teaching dance to the guests at the beautiful Sapphire Bay Hotel that she co-owns with her sisters Skye and Aria. Her life is complete, except for one thing…

When Clover left London she also left behind a devastating betrayal. She hasn’t been able to date anyone since, let alone allow herself to fall in love. What she needs is a casual fling to ease herself back into romance. And as luck would have it, the very handsome Angel Mazzeo is back in town.

The chemistry between Clover and Angel has been undeniable ever since Angel first arrived on Jewel Island six months ago. And though content to be her friend till now, Angel is more than willing to help Clover find her dating feet again.

It should be easy to keep things carefree when love is off the table, but when every moment is magical what started as casual soon becomes something much deeper. Will Clover and Angel find the courage to tell each other how they really feel? And is Clover ready to do the one thing she swore she’d never do again, fall in love?

:   Autumn Skies Over Ruby Falls

Author:  Holly Martin
Series:  Jewel Island #2
Genre:   Romance
Format:  Kindle ARC
No. of Pages:   241
Date of Publication:   September 10, 2020
My Rating:   4 Stars


Clover Phillips has a very pleasant job teaching dance, especially as quite a few of her students are of the older generation. Also, she co-owns the Sapphire Bay Hotel with her sisters Skye and Aria. So, all in all, Clover's life is quite content. Having recently experienced a major betrayal in a previous relationship, she never thought she would want to date again. So, if anything was missing in Clover's life, it would be romance, and that is just fine with her.

However, someone from her past, Angel Mazzeo, is back in town and it doesn't take very long for sparks to develop between the two of them. However, Clover's reticence shines through time and again. Despite this, Angel is kind and patient, so just maybe Clover may give him a chance. As they eventually begin dating, Angel promises Clover no expectations, she soon feels comfortable with him. 

This touching story is one where Clover comes into her own after being devastatingly hurt before. Angel makes the perfect complement to her because of his giving nature, as his remarkable qualities prove that life does indeed offer second chances.

Meanwhile, this lovely story follows the first book in the series, Sunrise Over Sapphire Bay, where Clover's sister Aria fell in love with Noah. At the same time, however, Clover's twin Skye is not so lucky in love. The prospect is there for Skye, but not without difficulties. I love this continuity in the stories, and really hope hat Skye finds her happily ever after in a future book.

Holly Martin is a very enjoyable author. I have read a few of her books prior to this and always find the stories to be quite endearing. I especially love this story because it is one of second chances, and it is quite sensitive, especially as Clover learns to trust once again. With Clover's situation, someone like Angel was absolutely perfect for her and I love the way Ms. Martin wrote his character. As stated, I am eager for the next book in this series, as I cannot wait to see how Skye comes into her own.

Many thanks to Holly Martin for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.


I live in a little white cottage overlooking the sea. I studied media at university which led to a very glitzy career as a hotel receptionist followed by an even more glamorous two years working in a bank. The moment that one of my colleagues received the much coveted carriage clock for fifteen years’ service was the moment when I knew I had to escape. I quit my job and returned to university to train to be a teacher. Three years later, I emerged wide eyed and terrified that I now had responsibility for the development of thirty young minds. I taught for four years and then escaped the classroom to teach history workshops, dressing up as a Viking one day and an Egyptian High Priestess the next. But the long journeys around the UK and many hours sat on the M25 gave me a lot of time to plan out my stories and I now write full time, doing what I love.

I have been writing for 6 years. I was shortlisted for the New Talent Award at the Festival of Romance 2012. My short story won the Sunlounger competition and was published in the Sunlounger anthology in 2013. I won the Carina Valentine’s competition at the Festival of Romance 2013 with my novel The Guestbook. I was shortlisted for Best Romantic Read, Best eBook and Innovation in Romantic Fiction at the Festival of Romance 2014.


  1. This sounds good. Never heard of the author before, so thanks for sharing.

  2. Amazing review Robin this book looks and sounds absolutely fantastic and so right up my alley as well. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post and for putting this book on my radar.

  3. The cover had me interested and your review sold it

  4. I loved the title and the cover at first glance, and then read your review.. I think I will check this out

  5. I have seen quite a few of her books floating around lately. I absolutely love the cover! Glad you enjoyed this one :) Adding it to my ever-growing TBR.