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Why She Ran by Geraldine Hogan @@bookouture #bookreview

Happy Thursday all!

Less than a week till Christmas! We’ve been taking a bit of a holiday around here. But today I am super excited to share my review for this addictive crime thriller!

My Thoughts

This was an addictive slow burning crime thriller. Geraldine Hogan’s vivid writing painted a descriptive picture of this small Irish town and these characters. This is the second book in this series (something I did not realize going in) and I think I would have appreciated the story more had I read the first book. There was a lot of backstory that I was not privy to. Nevertheless I found the Mystery absorbine and the detective’s relationships compelling. A tent mystery that kept me guessing until the very end.

Rachel was a caring nurse with a loving family. Who could possibly want her dead? Everyone is shocked when Rachel‘s bloody body is discovered at the elite rehab Center where she works. The main suspect is Eleanor a 15-year-old girl who is both troubled and entitled. Iris The detective on the case who is still reeling from past events is not so certain that Eleanor is guilty, but where is she? As Iris hunts down Eleanor the layers of the case start to peel away. As invested as I was in this mystery, I have to admit there were times I was slightly confused. There were some things going on in this book that I had a hard time puzzling in. All in all this was a well done crime thriller with a vivid setting.

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‘Rachel. They must have made a mistake. A mother would know?’ She let her words pour into the emptiness of the kitchen. She began to shiver. ‘I can’t feel anything,’ she said softly and rocked back and forth, as if she was a huge child, seeking solace in the simple gesture.

When young, pretty nurse Rachel McDermott is found murdered in the harsh lights of the hospital kitchen where she works, her mother can’t accept the news, and the small Irish town of Corbally reels in disbelief. Rushing to the scene, Detective Iris Locke vows to find the sick killer, whatever it takes.

The last person to see Rachel alive was her close friend, sixteen-year-old Eleanor Marshall, a troubled teenager, estranged from her family. Eleanor was spotted fleeing the kitchen where Rachel’s body was found and becomes the main suspect. Iris has a search party combing the endless woods near the Comeragh mountains where they believe she is hiding. But Iris is consumed with worry for the vulnerable girl and can’t shake a prickly disquiet that Eleanor shouldn’t be a suspect.

Eleanor’s sister agrees but a day later, when she is found dead in the area Eleanor is hiding, things don’t look good for the runaway teen. Iris can’t see Eleanor, who still sleeps with her childhood teddy bear, as someone who would kill her little sister and her best friend, but all the evidence seems to point that way.

Sleep-deprived and desperate to find the truth, Iris takes a closer look into Rachel’s background and discovers that she was keeping strange, shadowy company the night before she died. Convinced that Eleanor is in terrible danger, Iris sets out to find her, in the icy-cold woods, alone. But what if somebody else makes their way through the darkness and reaches Iris and Eleanor first?

This gripping mystery thriller is perfect for fans of Carol Wyer, Robert Dugoni and LJ Ross.

About the Author

Geraldine Hogan was born in Ireland. She gained an Honors Degree in English Literature and Psychology from Dublin City University and a Postgraduate Degree in Training and Management from University College, Galway. She is an Irish award-winning and bestselling author of four contemporary fiction novels under the pen name Faith Hogan.
HER SISTER’S BONES is her first crime novel, her second WHY SHE RAN is due out in December 2019.
She is currently working on her next novel. She lives in the west of Ireland with her husband, four children and a very busy Labrador named Penny. She’s a writer, reader, enthusiastic dog walker and reluctant jogger – except of course when it is raining!You can find out more about Geraldine here:
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In the Heart of Windy Pines by Holly @rararesources #bookspotlight

Happy Sunday all!

Ten days until Christmas! Can’t even believe it! Here is a cute cozy novella to add to your holiday reading list!

In the Heart of Windy Pines

From the author of Kindle Unlimited All-Star winner Sweet Hollow Women comes a new novella featuring characters from Murder at Mistletoe Manor, Carnage at the Christmas Party, and The Port Elspeth Jewelry Making Club!

Klarinda Snow is the innkeeper of Mistletoe Manor in beautiful, remote, Windy Pines, Idaho, where she brings her unique brand of hospitality to the tiny mountain town.

When she finds her inn unexpectedly fully booked on a snowy Tuesday night in November, it brings back memories of a tragedy years before. Before she knows what hit her, she and her trusty team of employees (Myrtle, Pierre, and her new night manager, Josephine), have found themselves back at the task of solving another mystery at Mistletoe Manor!

While this book can be enjoyed as a stand-alone novella, if you plan to read the books in the Windy Pines Mystery series or The Port Elspeth Jewelry Making Club, it’s highly recommended you read those first, as this book contains spoilers that could affect your ability to enjoy them.

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Holly Tierney-Bedord lives in Madison, Wisconsin. She’s the author of over twenty books including The Woman America Loves a Latte, The Port Elspeth Jewelry Making Club, and Kindle Unlimited All-Star winner Sweet Hollow Women.
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A Christmas Hamster by Stephanie Dagg @rararesources #bookreview

TGIF!

Is anyone else like me and panicking that Christmas is fewer than two weeks away? Where did all this time I thought I had go? This was another cute fun Christmas story that definitely put me in the holiday mood! Now if I could just get someone to get me motivated to shop and wrap presents!🎁🐹

A Christmas Hamster

Cam’s career and romantic prospects take a nose dive once she becomes guardian to her young nephew. She leaves a bustling Dutch city to move to a small, dull country town in England, and where once she restored magnificent old paintings to their former glory, now she operates the paint-mixing machine at a soulless hardware store. As much as she adores little Rowan, life has lost some of its sparkle.

However, a handsome and charming customer causes her heart to flutter once more. Fate, alas, seems determined to hamper any possibility of them getting together. So what chance does a tiny, naughty hamster have of bringing happiness this Christmas?

This is a festive, light-hearted and uplifting romcom novella.

My Thoughts

The Book is as cute as the cover!!! Short and sweet. Festive and furry! This was just a feel-good, fun, uplifting story with some holiday vibes. There was some major cuteness factor going on in this book, and a hamster and a cat who stole the show! Cam has made some major life changes in order to take care of her young nephew Rowan. She is now working at a hardware store mixing pate, doing mommy and me things, and taking care of her menagerie of animals. Then one day she has a meet cute with a guy she is waiting on at the hardware store, but will she ever see him again? Well if Harley the hamster has anything to do with it, she absolutely will! I am not a big fan of hamsters, but this one was too adorable and quite the matchmaker. This is the type of story that puts a big smile on your face and fills your heart with Cheer! A must read for anybody who is a fan of Christmas romances or hamsters.

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Author Bio –

I’m an English expat living in France, having moved here with my family in 2006 after fourteen years as an expat in Ireland. Taking on seventy-five acres with three lakes, two hovels and one cathedral-sized barn, not to mention an ever increasing menagerie, makes for exciting times. The current array of animals ranges from alpacas to zebra finches, with most letters of the alphabet represented. And of course there are hamsters!

I’m a traditionally-published author of many children’s books, and have been self-publishing fiction and non-fiction for adults for the last seven years. I combine freelance work as an editor with running carp fishing lakes with husband Chris. When time allows I enjoy cycling, geocaching, knitting and gardening.

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Meet Me On Love Lane by Nina Bocci @tlcbooktours @gallerybooks #bookreview

Happy Thursday y’all!

There really is nothing better than a small town sweet romance! I fell in love with this small Pennsylvania town in the first book and I love it even more after the second one!💜💜💜

My Thoughts

This was such a fun and sweet small-town romance. Nina Bocci sure can weave together a heartwarming story. This is the second book in the Hopeless Romantics series, but it can absolutely be read as a standalone. Although I bet after reading this you’ll want to read the first book won’t want to miss Emma and Cooper’s story. When I first got this book I thought what a gorgeous cover! And then I read the blurb and thought, oh no love triangle, not really my thing. Luckily this really wasn’t much of a love triangle, there is an obvious clear winner. There are just a few obstacles in the way, The biggest ones being time and distance. Charlotte has returned home to small town Pennsylvania after some bad luck in NYC. Charlotte left the small town abruptly when she was 10 and her parents got a divorce. Now she is back and Hope Lake is not quiet what she expected and she can’t remember everything that happened here all those years ago. She definitely doesn’t remember Henry who was apparently her BFF when they were kids. As charlottes memories come back her feelings for Henry grow but this is only temporary, isn’t it?

I was super excited that Henry got his own story, I totally adored him in the first book. He is a guy you would want your best friend or your daughter to date, just a super good guy with a huge heart. Charlotte seem to be the perfect match for him and it really did get frustrating at times how long it took these two to figure things out. This was primarily because this book was so much more than a romance, it really was about Charlotte rediscovering herself and where she truly belonged. There are so many strong female bonds in this book, charlottes bond to her friends Emma and Parker. Also charlottes bond to her grandma Gigi who is one of the most spectacular characters ever! It also was about the bond between mother and daughter, and the impact that charlottes mother‘s mental illness had on Charlotte. I liked how the character’s mental health in the story was addressed and made to seem normal (for lack of a better word). At one point Charlotte and her father were talking about therapy, and I believe she said everyone needs to talk to somebody at some point, and I think this is very true. The story ends with a bang (literally there were fireworks) and a promise of a stellar third book in the series!

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*** Big thanks to Gallery for my copy of this book ***

About the Book

From the USA TODAY bestselling author of On the Corner of Love and Hate comes a romantic comedy about a woman who grudgingly returns home to small-town Pennsylvania, only to find herself falling in love—not only with the town, but with two of its citizens. 

Charlotte Bishop is out of options in New York City. Fired, broke, and blacklisted by her former boss, she’s forced to return to her hometown of Hope Lake, PA to lick her wounds. Although she’s expecting to find a miserable place with nothing to do, she is pleasantly surprised to discover it is bustling and thriving.

She’s only supposed to be in Hope Lake temporarily until she can earn enough money to move back to New York. She’s not supposed to reconnect with her childhood friends or her beloved grandmother. She’s not supposed to find her dream job running the local florist shop. And she’s definitely not supposed to fall for not one but two of Hope Lake’s golden boys: one the beloved high school English teacher, the other the charming town doctor.

With a heart torn between two men and two cities, what’s a girl to do?

A perfect blend of humor and heart, Meet Me on Love Lane is the second in a new series from USA TODAY bestselling author Nina Bocci that is sure to charm fans of Josie Silver and Sally Thorne.

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The Network by L. C. Shaw @harpercollins @harperaudio #bookreview #audiobook

Happy Wednesday all!

This was such a fun, fast paced, pulse pounding, mind blowing, thriller that I strongly recommend to all!

My Thoughts

Wowza what a wild nonstop ride this book was! This book was fast-paced, action packed, and mind blowing! L. C. Shaw is half of the sister author writing team of Live Constantine. I’ve loved both books from this author team, So I knew this would be thrilling, but I have to say this is more action thriller than psychological thriller. Car chases, buildings blowing up, murder, gun fights, all with a bit of a Da Vinci Code vibe. I don’t generally like to compare books, but this book really reminded me of The Da Vinci Code, so if you like that book you will definitely like this one. There were some religious and political themes in the story. As well as conspiracy theories and secret societies. You absolutely need to suspend belief to truly appreciate this book. But just as I loved The Da Vinci Code I also thoroughly enjoyed The Network.

Reporter jack Logan is approached by US senator Malcolm Phillips. Phillips is convinced that his assassination is eminent and asks Jack to take care of his wife Taylor after his death. Jack thinks the senator is a bit crazy, but when days later he is found dead Jack is convinced he needs to watch over Taylor. The problem is Taylor is his ex-girlfriend and things did not end well for this couple. What follows is a high octane pulse pounding thriller that will keep you on your toes. I loved puzzling the pieces of this book together. And even though some of it was a bit unbelievable and I didn’t always agree with the political implications, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I am eager to see what’s next in store for Jack Logan.

🎧🎧🎧 The audiobook was narrated byCharlie Thurston. He did such an amazing job with all the different voices and really added the perfect amount of tension to the story.

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*** Big thanks to Harper Collins for my copy of this book ***

About the Book

A pulse-pounding thriller involving corruption, secrets, and lies at the very deepest levels of government and media.

“A twisty, nonstop conspiracy thriller that only has one gear: high! The Network delivers.” (Andrew Gross, number one New York Times best-selling author)

“This is mandatory reading for any thriller aficionado.” (Steve Berry, New York Times best-selling author)

A shadowy group is manipulating society – and they’ve only just begun.

Late one night, investigative journalist Jack Logan receives a surprise visit from US Senator Malcolm Phillips at his New York apartment. Disheveled and in a panic, the senator swears that he’s about to be murdered and pleads with Jack to protect his wife, Taylor, who happens to be the only woman Jack has ever truly loved.

Days later, Phillips is found dead in a hotel room in Micronesia, the apparent victim of an allergy attack. While the nation mourns, Jack and Taylor race to find the one man who knows the truth. As they’re pursued by unknown assailants, their desperate hunt leads them to the Institute, an immense facility shrouded in mystery that has indoctrinated a generation of America’s political and media power players. Led by the enigmatic Damon Crosse, the Institute has its tentacles everywhere – but Taylor unknowingly holds the secret to the one thing that Crosse needs to carry out his plan.

Taking listeners on a thrill ride from the back halls of Congress to the high-rise offices of Madison Avenue and a remote Greek island, The Network is a provocative, pulse-pounding novel that dares to ask the question: Who’s really in charge?  

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The Grace Year by Kim Liggett @Kim_Liggett @PRHAudio #KimLiggett #TheGraceYear #BookReview

Hello book friends,

I hope you are having a wonderful day, I’m here to bring you a review for a new YA Dystopian read that will be coming to the Big Screen near you soon.

Rumour has it that Elizabeth Banks is directing and producing it so it’s sure to be a hit!

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My Thoughts

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The Grace Year is a bit like Fight Club, as in, no-one speaks of it, in fact you are not *allowed* to speak about it.

All you know is that when you get to a certain age (16) you start to release your “Magic” and this magic is what lures men to their knees, you at 16 years of age could entrance a grown man from is married bed into yours, just by the smell of your skin! (insert eye roll here)

Because as we all know Men rule the roost and heaven forbid a girl actually grows into a woman and a man can’t keep his hands (and other things) to himself!

And so, these poor girls, in packs have to go and spend a year banished into the woods, so that they can “release their magic” and then come back all purified and shit, to be married off to whomever the men decide.

And this is what happens to our main character Tierney James, she doesn’t want to go, but she has to be seen to be obeying the rules.

But she doesn’t want to go, she’s heard all of the rumours about the poachers out there that hunt the girls, and the last few years some of the girls haven’t even made it back alive!

Escaping poachers is one thing, but what happens when the pack starts to turn on itself?

A really clever YA take on a Dystopian that is in the same vein as The Handmaids Tale and The Hunger Games, it’s sure to be a big hit with many.

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Narrated by Emily Shaffer, who did a great job and has just the right voice for a young teenage girl.

Enjoy

Vicci 📚💛✨

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The resistance starts here….
No one speaks of the grace year.
It’s forbidden.
We’re told we have the power to lure grown men from their beds, make boys lose their minds, and drive the wives mad with jealousy. That’s why we’re banished for our 16th year, to release our magic into the wild before we’re allowed to return to civilisation. But I don’t feel powerful. I don’t feel magical.
Tierney James lives in an isolated village where girls are banished at 16 to the northern forest to brave the wilderness – and each other – for a year. They must rid themselves of their dangerous magic before returning purified and ready to marry – if they’re lucky.
It is forbidden to speak of the grace year, but even so every girl knows that the coming year will change them – if they survive it….
The Grace Year is The Handmaid’s Tale meets Lord of the Flies – a feminist dystopia about a young woman trapped in an oppressive society, fighting to take control of her own life.

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Good Girls Lie by J T Ellison @tlcbooktours @harlequinbooks #excerpt

Happy Tuesday all!

Excited to share with you today an excerpt from a book that I am super excited to read! I bet after reading this excerpt you won’t be able to resist!

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Goode girls don’t lie…

Perched atop a hill in the tiny town of Marchburg, Virginia, The Goode School is a prestigious prep school known as a Silent Ivy. The boarding school of choice for daughters of the rich and influential, it accepts only the best and the brightest. Its elite status, long-held traditions and honor code are ideal for preparing exceptional young women for brilliant futures at Ivy League universities and beyond. But a stranger has come to Goode, and this ivy has turned poisonous.

In a world where appearances are everything, as long as students pretend to follow the rules, no one questions the cruelties of the secret societies or the dubious behavior of the privileged young women who expect to get away with murder. But when a popular student is found dead, the truth cannot be ignored. Rumors suggest she was struggling with a secret that drove her to suicide.

But look closely…because there are truths and there are lies, and then there is everything that really happened.

J.T. Ellison’s pulse-pounding new novel examines the tenuous bonds of friendship, the power of lies and the desperate lengths people will go to to protect their secrets.

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THE LIES

There are truths, and there are lies, and then there is everything that really happened, which is where you and I will meet. My truth is your lie, and my lie is your truth, and there is a vast expanse between them.

Take, for example, Ash Carlisle.

Six feet tall, glowing skin, a sheaf of blond hair in a ponytail. She wears black jeans with rips in the knees and a loose greenand-white plaid button-down with white Adidas Stan Smiths; casual, efficient travel clothes. A waiter delivers a fresh cup of tea to her nest in the British Airways first-class lounge, and when she smiles her thanks, he nearly drops his tray—so pure and happy is that smile. The smile of an innocent.

Or not so innocent? You’ll have to decide that for yourself. Soon.

She’s perfected that smile, by the way. Practiced it. Stood in the dingy bathroom of the flat on Broad Street and watched herself in the mirror, lips pulling back from her teeth over and over and over again until it becomes natural, until her eyes sparkle and deep dimples appear in her cheeks. It is a full-toothed smile, her teeth straight and blindingly white, and when combined with the china-blue eyes and naturally streaked blond hair, it is devastating.

Isn’t this what a sociopath does? Work on their camouflage? What better disguise is there than an open, thankful, gracious smile? It’s an exceptionally dangerous tool, in the right hands.

And how does a young sociopath end up flying first class, you might ask? You’ll be assuming her family comes from money, naturally, but let me assure you, this isn’t the case. Not at all. Not really. Not anymore.

No, the dean of the school sent the ticket.

Why?

Because Ash Carlisle leads a charmed life, and somehow managed to hoodwink the dean into not only paying her way but paying for her studies this first term, as well. A full scholarship, based on her exemplary intellect, prodigy piano playing, and sudden, extraordinary need. Such a shame she lost her parents so unexpectedly.

Yes, Ash is smart. Smart and beautiful and talented, and capable of murder. Don’t think for a moment she’s not. Don’t let her fool you.

Sipping the tea, she types and thinks, stops to chew on a nail, then reads it again. The essay she is obsessing over gained her access to the prestigious, elite school she is shipping off to. The challenges ahead—transferring to a new school, especially one as impossible to get into as The Goode School—frighten her, excite her, make her more determined than ever to get away from Oxford, from her past.

A new life. A new beginning. A new chapter for Ash.

But can you ever escape your past?

Ash sets down the tea, and I can tell she is worrying again about fitting in. Marchburg, Virginia—population five hundred on a normal summer day, which expands to seven hundred once the students arrive for term—is a long way from Oxford, England. She worries about fitting in with the daughters of the DC elite—daughters of senators and congressmen and ambassadors and reporters and the just plain filthy rich. She can rely on her looks—she knows how pretty she is, isn’t vain about it, exactly, but knows she’s more than acceptable on the looks scale—and on her intelligence, her exceptional smarts. Some would say cunning, but I think this is a disservice to her. She’s both booksmart and street-smart, the rarest of combinations. Despite her concerns, if she sticks to the story, she will fit in with no issues.

The only strike against her, of course, is me, but no one knows about me.

No one can ever know about me.

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The Pact by Amy Heydenrych @AmyHeydenrych @ZaffreBooks @ReadersFirst1 #BookReview #ThePact #AmyHeydenrych

Hello Book friends,

I am so happy to bring you a review for this book that wasn’t even on my radar, but I saw the synopsis and thought “I MUST HAVE IT”!!

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My Thoughts

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This was a great little who-done-it type story based around an office environment.

Switching POV’s and timelines, the book jumps from before the murder to after.

Our main character Freya is a computer whizz, she has always had the dream of working for the giant Startup company, Atypical (think Google/Microsoft) so it is the best day of her life when she not only get’s the job of her dreams, but she is practically head hunted for it!

She quickly shows how good she is at coding and makes quite the impression, especially from Jay one of the Co-founders of the company.

Soon Freya and Jay are a couple, but keeping it quiet isn’t always easy, especially working in an office, anyone that works in one will tell you that there are NEVER secrets in an office, it doesn’t matter how careful you are!

Freya is super happy with Jay, there is only one problem, and her name is Nicole!

Nicole is so obviously jealous of the relationship between Freya and Jay that she becomes the office bully, and makes Freya’s life a nightmare, so one day her and Jay decide that enough is enough, and play a silly, funny prank on her.

Except no-one is laughing when Nicole ends up murdered!!

Cleverly told in the voices of Freya, and also a journalist called Isla who is covering the murder story, this little twisty book may not have the story you think it will!

Covering topics such as office & cyber bullying and also sexual harassment, it is a great book to get your teeth into.

*Thank you to the author and to Readers First for gifting me a copy of this book.

Enjoy

Vicci 📚💛✨

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What if a prank leads to murder?

When Freya arrives at her dream job with the city’s hottest start-up, she can’t wait to begin a new and exciting life, including dating her new colleague Jay.

However, Nicole, Jay’s ex and fellow employee, seems intent on making her life a misery. After a big deadline, where Nicole continually picks on her, Freya snaps and tells Jay about the bullying and together they concoct a revenge prank.

The next morning, Nicole is found dead in her apartment . . .

Is this just a prank gone wrong? Or does Freya know someone who is capable of murder – and could she be next?

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Snowflakes Over Moondance Cottage by Rosie Green @rararesources #bookreview

Happy Monday booklovers!

Another holiday treat from a much loved author! The gems keep coming!

Snowflakes over Moondance Cottage

When Jess Thornton’s dad was lost at sea, the family coped in different ways, alone in their grief. Now, her mum seems to be going off the rails and her sister, Isla, who moved to France, is now back and determined to get their old family home on the market. But the last thing Jess wants this Christmas is for renovations to start on the house. It’s sure to stir up all sorts of memories she’s desperate to avoid. And to make things worse, Isla appears to have hired the most obnoxious builder in the world to do the work. Jess could ignore the fact that women seem to be putty in his hands. But what she finds harder to ignore is the frisson she gets every time she squeezes past him in the mess that is now their beloved old home! Can the family finally start talking and find a way to move on from the past this Christmas?

My Thoughts

Emotional and entertaining with a festive feel! Rosie Green has written a beautiful story that hit me right in the heart. I went in expecting a heartwarming Christmas romance and got so much more. It was heartwarming, there was a romance, and it does take place around Christmas, but this book was more focused on grief and the bonds of family. Sisters Jess and Isla Lost their father over three years ago and they are both contending with their grief but in very different ways. When Isla returns from France she feels it is time to renovate and sell the family home. Jess is determined to not let this happen especially at Christmas. But soon she finds herself not only dealing with a mother who has been acting strangely, but a rude contractor that makes her heart pitter patter a bit faster. What follows is a lovely story that will make you smile, cry, and want to hug your loved ones A little tighter.

I really loved getting to know these sisters better. Jess was easier to Like, but as I got to know Isla The better I liked her. This book really made me reflect on my own family and made me grateful my parents have already moved out of the family home. As depressing as the subject matter might sound, this book really had a lot of hope and heart in it. Another enchanting story from this fabulous author. A stunning story of family peppered with romance and holiday cheer!

*** Big thanks to the author for my copy of this book ***

Purchase Links

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Snowflakes-over-Moondance-Cottage-sparkling-ebook/dp/B07XGDZ4Z2

US – https://www.amazon.com/Snowflakes-over-Moondance-Cottage-sparkling-ebook/dp/B07XGDZ4Z2

Author Bio

Rosie has been scribbling stories ever since she was little.

Back then, they were rip-roaring adventure tales with a young heroine in perilous danger of falling off a cliff or being tied up by ‘the baddies’.

Thankfully, Rosie has moved on somewhat, and now much prefers to write romantic comedies that melt your heart and make you smile, with really not much perilous danger involved at all – unless you count the heroine losing her heart in love.

Rosie’s brand new series of novellas is centred around life in a village cafe. The latest, ‘Bonfires & Hot Chocolate at the Little Duck Pond Cafe’, is out now.

Watch out for ‘A Winter Wedding at the Little Duck Pond Cafe’, which will be published Christmas 2019.

Rosie is also writing a full-length, standalone book for Christmas 2019, entitled ‘Snowflakes over Moondance Cottage’.

Follow Rosie on Twitter – https://twitter.com/Rosie_Green1988

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Coming Home to Merriment Bay Part 4 by Emily Harvale @emilyharvale @rararesources #bookreview

Happy Monday book friends!

Emily Harvale has become one of my favorite authors, I would read anything she writes. Rachel could email me with a book about antelope on a rocket trip to the moon where they encounter dinosaurs and I’d see it was by Emily and I’d say OK I’ll read it! But please don’t get any ideas! This is the last book in this fun serial and I am certainly hoping that there is more fun to be had in Merriment Bay! 🙏🏻

Coming Home to Merriment Bay: Part Four: Starry Skies

Part Four of this heartwarming four-part serial about finding the strength to put the past behind you and to reach out for a future filled with happiness and love.

Cat is reeling from the unexpected events of Christmas and as Merriment Bay prepares to toast in the New Year, she’s facing choices she never thought she’d have to make. Her head and her heart are pulling her in very different directions.

Bailey is sitting by Viola’s bedside, regaling everyone with tales from the past but is there any chance he’ll get to see a smile on the lips of the woman he still loves?

Having realised she has made mistakes, will Mary finally tell Cat what she really wants to know?

And what will the New Year bring for Kyra? Will she fulfil the plans she made before she came to Merriment Bay?

When distressing events end more than one person’s dream, can Cat find the strength to fight for the Love she deserves? Sometimes it takes a crisis to make someone realise what they truly want. And Cat has decided what – and who – that really is. But is she too late?

My Thoughts

This was the perfect ending to this delightful series. Emily Harvale sure knows how to spin a tale and tug at my heartstrings. This book hit me right in the feels! Emotional, whimsical, and charming! This book ties up all the loose strings from the previous books and does it in a beautiful heartfelt way. We finally find out if Granny Violet and Bailey rekindle there long burning flame. Best of all we finally get to see if Cat and Amias figure things out. Over 18 years of will they? Won’t they? Two smart people acting foolishly, I’m sure everyone reading this wanted to knock their heads together! I thought the conclusion to the story was perfect and I loved the backdrop of New Year’s Eve, perfect time to finally get it together. I hope this is not the last book in the series I’m sure there is more fun to be had in Merriment Bay.

This book in emojis 😢 😩 😍 🥳

*** Big thanks to the author for my copy of this book ***

Purchase Link:

 

Amazon UKhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Coming-Home-Merriment-Bay-Starry-ebook/dp/B07Z6QPTZR

Amazon UShttps://www.amazon.com/Coming-Home-Merriment-Bay-Starry-ebook/dp/B07Z6QPTZR

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Author Bio

Emily writes novels, novellas and short stories about friendship, family and falling in love. She loves a happy ending but knows that life doesn’t always go to plan. Her stories are sure to bring a smile to your face and a warmth to your heart.

Emily loves to connect with her readers and has a readers’ group in which many have become good friends. To catch up with Emily, find out about the group, or connect with her on social media, go to her website at http://www.emilyharvale.com.

Having lived and worked in London for several years, Emily returned to her home town of Hastings where she now writes full-time. She’s a member of the SoA and the RWA, an Amazon bestseller and a Kindle All Star. When not writing, she can be found enjoying the stunning East Sussex coast and countryside, or in a wine bar with friends, discussing life, love and the latest TV shows. Chocolate cake is often eaten. She dislikes housework almost as much as she dislikes anchovies – and will do anything to avoid both. Emily has two mischievous rescue cats that like to sprawl across her keyboard, regardless of whether Emily is typing on it, or not.

 

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