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Providence by Caroline Kepnes @CarolineKepnes #BookReview #Providence

Happy Thursday y’all! Thrilled to share my review today for this interesting book that I would encourage you to read with an open mind!🤯

Providence

Providence by Caroline Kepnes

4 Wild Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Synopsis

Growing up as best friends in small-town New Hampshire, Jon and Chloe are the only ones who truly understand each other, though they can never find the words to tell one another the depth of their feelings. When Jon is finally ready to confess his feelings, he’s suddenly kidnapped by his substitute teacher who is obsessed with H.P. Lovecraft and has a plot to save humanity.

Mourning the disappearance of Jon and facing the reality he may never return, Chloe tries to navigate the rites of entering young adulthood and “fit in” with the popular crowd, but thoughts of Jon are never far away.

When Jon finally escapes, he discovers he now has an uncontrollable power that endangers anyone he has intense feelings for. He runs away to protect Chloe and find the answers to his new identity–but he’s soon being tracked by a detective who is fascinated by a series of vigilante killings that appear connected.

Whisking us on a journey through New England and crashing these characters’ lives together in the most unexpected ways, Kepnes explores the complex relationship between love and identity, unrequited passion and obsession, self-preservation and self-destruction, and how the lines are often blurred between the two.

My Thoughts

4 Wild Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Wow! This book was nothing and I mean nothing like Caroline Kepnes’s previous books…. this book was a mixture of young adult, crime fiction, the supernatural, and much more! It was a genre potpourri… and it worked… because the thing this had in common with Caroline’s previous books is it was very well written with some interesting characters…. I just don’t want you to enter this book thinking it is a dark demented twisted psychological thriller, it is far from that… although there are some disturbing and demented parts….

The book is told from multiple points of view including John and Chloe…. we met these two when they were still pretty young and I enjoyed the young adult aspect of this book… John is kidnapped when he is young and comes back with a superpower of sorts…. now here is the part that I might not have appreciated as much as I could have…. because I know absolutely nothing about H.P. Lovecraft… so if you are better acquainted with him perhaps this part will resonate with you much more than it did with me….

Our third point of view came from Eggs A detective… and that is not my autocorrect that is his actual name! Eggs has some demons of his own and is consumed with a case of young healthy people dying from heartattacks… he was an interesting character as well and I really liked the growth in him throughout the book…. how do all these characters tied together? Well you’re going to need to read the book to find out!

Recommend you read this book with an open mind, it is unlike anything you’ve read before, guaranteed!

*** many thanks to the publisher for my copy of this most interesting book ***

I am Providence! Berit☀️✨

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Coming Home to Ottercombe Bay by Bella Osborne @osborne_bella @AvonBooksUK @rararesources #BookReview #PubDay

Happy Thursday my book friends! And happy Publication Day to this delightful book! So thrilled to help celebrate publication day! Many thanks to Rachel for inviting me and to Bella Osborne for her lovely story!🎉🎉🎉

Coming Home to Ottercombe Bay

Coming Home to Ottercombe Bay

Daisy Wickens has returned to Ottercombe Bay, the picturesque Devon town where her mother died when she was a girl. She plans to leave as soon as her great uncle’s funeral is over, but Great Uncle Reg had other ideas. He’s left Daisy a significant inheritance – an old building in a state of disrepair, which could offer exciting possibilities, but to get it she must stay in Ottercombe Bay for twelve whole months.

With the help of a cast of quirky locals, a few gin cocktails and a black pug with plenty of attitude, Daisy might just turn this into something special. But can she ever hope to be happy among the ghosts of her past?

My Thoughts

4 Adorable Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

What a delightful book, filled with quirky characters in a quaint village… why is it I have not inherited A historic building filled with character… with the stipulation I must live in this charming village for a year in order to inherit? I’m up for it! I’ll even pretend I’m your long lost relative… I just want a cottage with a name in a small charming town, preferably by the beach in the UK… and while you’re at it I wouldn’t mind a best friend like Tamsen and a love interest like Max….

Daisy returns to her childhood village of Ottercombe Bay… Daisy has wanderlust so she is not all that thrilled with the prospect of staying in the same place for a year, and inheriting a building she’s not quite sure what she’s going to do with…. Daisy was such a real and relatable character and I would love to hang out with her and her BFF Tamsen… admittedly Tamsen was the best character in this book… any girl that will go swimming in freezing water in a gorilla costume is a girl we all want to hang out with! Right? The girl had spunk, sass, and she was loyal to a fault! So many lovely characters in this book sweet Jason, caring Cora, and annoying yet adorable max…

This really is the perfect beach read! A book that puts a smile on your face, makes you laugh, and gives you that warm fuzzy feeling in your heart! The perfect lighthearted read for that summer vacation… on the beach… poolside… or sitting out on your porch in the sun…. just don’t forget your sunscreen!

*** many thanks to Avon UK, the author, and Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for my copy of this book ***

Coming Home - Cover

Purchase Links

Amazon – http://mybook.to/OttercombeBay

KOBO – https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/coming-home-to-ottercombe-bay

Coming Home - Author PicAuthor Bio –

Bella has been jotting down stories as far back as she can remember but decided that 2013 would be the year that she finished a full length novel. She’s now written four romantic comedies and been shortlisted twice for the RNA Contemporary Romantic Novel of the Year.

Bella’s stories are about friendship, love and coping with what life throws at you.

She lives in The Midlands, UK with her husband, daughter and a cat who thinks she’s dog. When not writing she’s usually eating custard creams and planning holidays.

For more about Bella, visit her website at http://www.bellaosborne.com or follow her on Twitter – @osborne_bella

Social Media Links –

Twitter – @osborne_bella

Facebook – https://en-gb.facebook.com/BellaOsborneAuthor/

Coming Home - Giveawy Prize

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Don’t forget to check out the giveaway! Have a wonderful day! Berit☀️✨