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4.5 Mesmerizing Stars🌟 The Girl in the Letter by Emily Gunnis @EmilyGunnis @annecater #BookReview #RandomThingsTours

Hope you are having a lovely Monday!

Excited to be on the blog tour and share with you today my review for this compelling book! Many thanks to Anne Cater for my invitation!💕

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A great book, truly hard to put down. Fast paced, brilliantly plotted and desperately sad at times – all hallmarks of a bestseller’ Lesley Pearse on The Girl in the Letter

Perfect for fans of Kate Morton and Kathryn Hughes, this gripping novel of long-buried secrets will stay with you for ever.

A heartbreaking letter. A girl locked away.  A mystery to be solved.

1956. When Ivy Jenkins falls pregnant she is sent in disgrace to St Margaret’s, a dark, brooding house for unmarried mothers. Her baby is adopted against her will. Ivy will never leave.

Present day. Samantha Harper is a journalist desperate for a break. When she stumbles on a letter from the past, the contents shock and move her. The letter is from a young mother, begging to be rescued from St Margaret’s. Before it is too late.
Sam is pulled into the tragic story and discovers a spate of unexplained deaths surrounding the woman and her child. With St Margaret’s set for demolition, Sam has only hours to piece together a sixty-year-old mystery before the truth, which lies disturbingly close to home, is lost for ever…

Read her letter. Remember her story…

My Thoughts

4.5 Mesmerizing Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5

This was such a heart wrenching captivating story very reminiscent of “before We Were Yours”; One of my top reads of 2017… i’m not a big fan of comparing books, but in this case it is almost impossible not to… from the duel timelines to the horrific treatment of children steeped in history… if you enjoyed BWWY you will absolutely be entranced by this book as well….

There are so many layers to the story… so many well-developed multi dimensional characters, but one character really stood out to me… Ivy in my opinion was the true hero of this book… her letters really tour at my heartstrings… whisked away from her family to a home for unmarried women…. where she was treated horribly and made to give up her baby…. through all of this she maintained her humanity and her compassion…. and in her darkest of moments her thoughts were not of her self but of another… truly isn’t this The definition of a mother? Well apparently in the 50s and 60s being unmarried trumped unconditional love…. so many parts of this portion of the story were frustrating and sad…. and truly the saddest part of all is it is part of our history…. yes this Book took place in the UK, but we would be remiss to think it did not happen in the US as well….

Where the past timeline of the story was steeped in history the present day timeline was steeped in mystery… Samantha a struggling reporter, finds one of Ivy‘s letters clutched in her grandma‘s hand when she comes across her napping in the rocking chair… curious by nature Samantha doesn’t buy her grandma’s story… so why does Samantha’s grandmother have this letter? and what happens to the girl in the letter? You will need to read this book to find out the mystery and the real story behind these letters…. I guarantee you will be as enthralled as I was… as more and more secrets of the past are revealed I was more and more invested in this story…

Absolutely recommend to fans of a book with a well researched dose of history and a well developed mystery…

*** many thanks to Headline for my copy of this book ***

Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/Girl-Letter-gripping-heartwrenching-page-turner/dp/1472255097/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1532009012&sr=8-1

image-65ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Emily Gunnis previously worked in TV drama and lives in Brighton with her young family. She is one of the four daughters of Sunday Times bestselling author Penny Vincenzi.

Follow her on Twitter @EmilyGunnis

Instagram @emilygunnis

and Facebook @emilygunnisauthor.

Have a delightful day filled with words! Berit☀️✨

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Little Pink Taxi by Marie Laval @MarieLaval1 @rararesources #BookReview

Happy Monday all!

Thrilled to be part of the blog tour for this charming book! Many thanks to Rachel for my invitation and to Marie Laval for her delightful story! Seriously how could I resist a pink taxi?💗

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Rosalie Heart is a well-known face in Irlwick – well, if you drive a bright pink taxi and your signature style is a pink anorak, you’re going to draw a bit of attention! But Rosalie’s company Love Taxis is more than just a gimmick – for many people in the remote Scottish village, it’s a lifeline.

Which is something that Marc Petersen will never understand. Marc’s ruthless approach to business doesn’t extend to pink taxi companies running at a loss. When he arrives in Irlwick to see to a new acquisition – Raventhorn, a rundown castle – it’s apparent he poses a threat to Rosalie’s entire existence; not just her business, but her childhood home too.

On the face of it Marc and Rosalie should loathe each other, but what they didn’t count on was somebody playing cupid …

My Thoughts

4 Pretty Pink Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Castles, Pink taxis, and Scotland… oh my! This book was a genre smorgasbord… and the best kind of smorgasbord at that…. with a dash of history… a dose of romance… a splash of mystery… and a dollop of the paranormal… oh and I cannot forget a side of laughter…. The perfect blend of genres all wrapped up in a pretty pink package…

Rosalie runs the local cab company… helping get the villagers here and there without thought of profit… Rosalee is a very warm hearted, generous, and fun loving person… more concerned with others than herself, so invested in the community… so when grumpy Mark Peterson comes to town more concerned with the bottom line than anything else Rosalie is less than thrilled…. determined to show Mark that there is more to life than profits she takes him for a ride in her little pink taxi…

So much charm and heart throughout this book… Rosalie really should be the ambassador of this delightful Scottish village… she really brought this book to life for me… so much passion and compassion… I SO would love to visit and I would absolutely take a ride in one of those pink taxis!

This was just such a fun lighthearted read with something for everyone! Strongly recommend!

*** many thanks to Choc Lit and Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for my copy of this book ***

9781781893999Purchase Links

Kindle UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Little-Pink-Taxi-Choc-Lit-ebook/dp/B078KCQ5G3/
Kindle US:
https://www.amazon.com/Little-Pink-Taxi-Choc-Lit-ebook/dp/B078KCQ5G3/
Kobo:
https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/little-pink-taxi-choc-lit
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/little-pink-taxi/id1326824583

19453113_10155390610002482_7385511556414414528_oAuthor Bio –

Originally from Lyon in France, Marie now lives in Lancashire with her family. She works full-time as a modern languages teacher, and in her spare times loves writing romance and dreaming about romantic heroes. She writes both historical and contemporary romance, and her historical romance The Lion’s Embrace won the Gold Medal at the Global eBook Awards 2015 (category Historical Romance). She is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and the Society of Authors. Her native France, as well as her passion for history and research, very much influences her writing, and all her novels have what she likes to call ‘a French twist’!

Social Media Links –

Twitter:
www.twitter.com/MarieLaval1
Blog: http://marielaval.blogspot.co.uk/

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Beyond the lookout for your pink taxi! Berit☀️✨