‘I loved this wonderful, original and inspiring book! I’ve been interested in running for a while and have had several false starts. (I have apps but don’t keep up with the schedule, and I tend to feel like a twit, most of the time!) Christine Stovell makes you realise it’s fine to go at your own pace and see what happens. As she says, you just need to ‘take one step and then another’. It feels as though Running Kind has a double meaning – Stovell encourages you to be kind to yourself and her whole approach fits with that word too. The content is a wonderful mix of tips and personal experiences directly related to the physical process of running, coupled with compelling accounts of Christine Stovell’s own running journey. The book is atmospheric, moving, funny and touching – a fantastic, engaging read in its own right, as well as a great resource for anyone who wants to run but has been put off for whatever reason. It’s filled me with the urge to get out there with a fresh mindset.’

5* review for ‘Running Kind’

‘Don’t be fooled the apparent lightness of the subject matter or the playfulness of the writing – this girl can really write.’

5* review for ‘Follow A Star’

“Refreshing, funny and romantic, Turning the Tide is like a breath of fresh sea air—perfect holiday reading with a cast of terrific characters!”

Kate Harrison


“Bubbling with laughter, enjoyment and heart, Turning the Tide is the irresistible debut novel from a spectacular new talent in romantic fiction: Christine Stovell!”  Single Titles

“Set against the beautifully depicted backdrop of a down-at-heel coastal village.  You’re seduced as much by life in the boatyard as by the infuriating and gorgeous hero.  Turning the Tide is a real holiday read.”  Mslexia

“I was hooked from the very first page and thoroughly enjoyed the vivid way Christine Stovell eloquently depicts the events and setting in her book. From the beautifully drawn characters to the intriguing setting of Little Spitmarsh, the story takes you through the twists and turns of Harry’s dilemma, making you wonder how she’ll ever be able to cope with the obstacles she faces, and what the outcome will be between her and the delectable Matthew Corrigan. Definitely a well-deserved 10/10.”  Novelicious

“The bottom line is this is a fabulous summer read – romance, escapism and chuckles galore – but it is also intelligent, exploring business head versus vulnerable heart, natural beauty threatened by modern progress and the pain of losing an idolised parent, all while neatly avoiding cliché and schmaltz.”  Miss Write

“Turning the Tide will take you back to the good old times of rich classical romances with irresistible characters and substantial depth. Ms. Stovell tells the story of a woman and a town coming back to life and falling in love with the same man. A story of two completely different individuals–one a representation of the past and the other a symbol of the future–coming together and finding the most satisfying and happy medium.”  Coffee Time Romance & More

“I loved this book. I don’t know about Turning the Tide but it certainly kept me Turning the Page. I had only meant to read a couple of chapters before bed but, each time I tried to put it down, I thought I’d just read the next chapter and then couldn’t put it down until I finished reading it at 2am!”  The Nut Press

A four star review for Move Over Darling from Star magazine.

There are many sub stories running through this will they or won’t they, roller coaster of a novel. Christine Stovell has the gift of interweaving the characters and getting the reader to care about all of them. As the secrets of all become unravelled, the truth is exposed as are the true feelings of them all, they reader is rewarded with being the fly on the wall in this small village life, as if we there. A wonderful story by an amazing author who gives us her all. Marina, The Commuting Bookworm

Stovell’s second novel is set with magnificent contrast between the rolling countryside of the Welsh Valleys and the bustling city of New York.
Move Over Darling is a really good read, one that will captivate you from the start and leave you pining for me once you have reached the end, which is beautiful, fitting and ties this fabulous book up nicely! I am looking forward to more from this talented author! Donna’s Room for Reading

Move Over Darling is the first book by author Christine Stovell that I have read and I loved it.  I loved the setting of Penmorfa and all of the local characters. Although, mainly set in Wales, the storyline does also take us to New York and I enjoyed Stovell’s vivid descriptions of this famous city. …Move Over Darling is another un-putdownable love story from Choc Lit. I am looking forward to reading more books by this author.
Sarah, Today I’m Reading Blogspot