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The Season of Silver Linings by Christine Nolfi @christinenolfi @suzyapbooktours @luauthors @amazonpub #bookreview #theseasonofsilverlinings

Happy Wednesday all!

Excited to share with you today my review for this delightful story about friendship and love! Many thanks to Suzy for my invitation to the tour!💕

My Thoughts

𝒞𝒽𝒶𝓇𝓂𝒾𝓃𝑔. 𝐸𝓃𝑔𝒶𝑔𝒾𝓃𝑔. 𝑀𝒶𝑔𝒾𝒸𝒶𝓁.

Christine Nolfi has crafted a magical story packed with engaging and quirky characters. This is the third book in the Sweet Lake series. I don’t think not having read the prior books impacted my enjoyment of the story, however if I ever have the time I’d love to go back and read the previous books. Jada owns the wayfair Inn along with her Bestiess Cat and Linnie. Jayda is an exceptional baker and has taken on a lot of the responsibility at the Inn due to her partners new romances. Jada has been getting closer to Philip and his adorable six-year-old precocious daughter Fancy. But Jayda has things in the past she needs to come to terms with and now there is a stranger in town asking questions that might just force her to do so.

One of my favorite things in Books is strong female friendships and this book had that in spades. Not only did we have the friendship between Jayda, Cat, and Linnie, but we also have the Sweet Lake Sirens. The Sirens are a group of eccentric colorful older ladies that love to stick their nose into everyone else’s business, love them! Jayda was a great character and I’d really really love her to bake me some baked goods, I spent a lot of this book craving a cinnamon roll! The romance between Jada and Philip was sweet, I always love the friends to lovers trope. BUT the star of this book was Fancy! This little six-year-old was so sassy and spunky, she had such a big heart and a love for all things that glitter. There is also a bit of a mystery to the story and some twists that led to a surprising ending.

I love stories with small-town vibes and eccentric characters and this one was done exceptionally well. I also really like the magical and mysterious elements to the story, it added another layer. I think this book will appeal to lovers of women’s fiction books full of lively characters and strong female friendships. I am hoping that this is not the end to this charming series.

*** huge thanks to Lake Union for my gifted copy ***

About the Book

She can’t change what’s come before. But letting go could bring healing—and the rare love that comes once in a lifetime.

When Ohio pastry chef Jada Brooks and her two best friends restored the glorious Wayfair Inn, it was a boon to Sweet Lake—and to their own lives. Now Linnie and Cat are focused on private matters: one engaged, the other swept up in newlywed bliss. Jada has also begun looking to the future by dating widower Philip Kettering and forging a sudden, sweet bond with his six-year-old daughter.

But the past isn’t finished with Jada. When a curious guest checks into the Wayfair, her delving questions stir Jada’s guilt about the heartbreaking events that scarred the town seven years ago. The risks Jada must take by revealing the truth will test every assumption she’s made about the meaning of family and the magic of enduring love.

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Hit Man Sam by Morgen Bailey @morgenwriteruk @botbspublicity #bookreview #hitmansam

Happy hump day!

Excited to share my review for this little gem! Thanks so much Sarah for my invitation to the tour!🥰

My Thoughts

This was my very first “Lad Lit“ book. What is Lad Let you may ask? Well it is pretty much the male counterpart to Chick Lit. So this book was pretty much about Becky Bloomwood trying to become a hitman, except Becky is a man named Sam. Sam is a 27-year-old man living in the UK. He just got out of a relationship and is pretty much bumbling his way through life. When he sees an ad for hitman school he thinks it is a good idea (for some reason). So look out James Bond here comes Sam!

This book was in a word FUN! Sam was a great character definitely made me laugh more than once. The story is told in short chapters that really kept the story moving. There is a large cast of intriguing characters and multiple threads that are skillfully woven together by the author. This is the perfect little book to brighten your afternoon. It will make you smile, it will make you laugh, and it will make you want to be a hitman (OK probably not make you want to be a hitman😉).

*** thank you to the author for my gifted copy ***

About the Book

Having been made redundant as a photocopier software designer, Sam Simpson is lured by a cryptic advert. As he learns it is for a trainee hitman, will he be tough enough to see the job through? Even James Bond had to start somewhere and Sam, as his alias Josh Bradley, looks forward to enjoying James’ lifestyle, although soon embroiled in a love triangle, Sam hadn’t expected things to get so complicated so quickly.  

About the Author

Author Bio:

Morgen Bailey (Morgen with an E) is an author (of novels, short stories, writing and editing guides), freelance editor (for publishers and indie authors), writing tutor (in person and online), Writers’ Forum magazine ‘Competitive Edge’ columnist, blogger, speaker, and co-founder of Northants Authors. The former Chair of three writing groups, she has judged the H.E. Bates Short Story Competition, RONE, as well as the BBC Radio 2, BeaconLit, and Althorp Literary Festival children’s short story competitions. She also runs her own monthly 100-word competition. 2018 events include talks and workshops at Troubador’s Self Publishing Conference speakers, workshops and panels at Delapre Book Festival, interviewing and workshops at BeaconLit, and NAWG Fest with her ‘Editing your Fiction’ weekend residential course. Morgen can be found on Twitter, Facebook, and many others. Her blog is http://morgenbailey.wordpress.com, and email address morgen@morgenbailey.com. 
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