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Second Chance at the Ranch by Maxine Morrey @Scribbler_Maxi @rararesources #bookreview #giveaway

Happy Monday and happy Martin Luther King day!

Thrilled to share my review for this book all about second chances and reinventing yourself! Big thanks to Rachel for my invitation to the tour, and to Maxine Morrey for her delightful story!💛

Second Chance At The Ranch

It’s never too late for a second chance at love in this uplifting and warm-hearted romance.

It’s never too late to find love…

When Juliet Scott falls for ruggedly handsome Pete while away travelling, she never imagines how different her life will be to that of her sister, successful and beautiful model Hero. Based on a cattle station in the vast Australian Outback, Juliet’s life is now simple, down-to earth and honest, and the perfect antidote to the chaotic celebrity lifestyle that Hero leads in the UK.

With her striking brunette hair, perfect posture, and mesmerising green eyes, it is no wonder Hero has come so far in such a superficial industry. But when tragedy strikes, Hero finds herself in the arms of her sister, recuperating from a terrible accident on the other side of the world.

With her modelling career in tatters, and her scars more than just skin deep, Juliet worries that Hero will hide behind the mask she wears forever. But does Australia have something, or someone, to offer that London never could?

My Thoughts

A sweet Romance about life’s second chances and reinventing yourself!

An engaging love story set in rural Australia… A book full of heart, hope, family, and lots and lots of angst… I can be a bit of a drama queen myself so I do love some good old fashion drama in my books!

Juliet and Hero are sisters and have always been close… however, Juliet is now living in Australia after falling in love with Pete… meanwhile hero is busy being a famous supermodel in the UK…. when tragedy strikes Hero finds herself heading to stay with her sister in Australia to heal her scars, inside and out… never did she ever think she would be drawn to such an isolated area or fall in love… but can Hero’s frozen heart be thawed?

I really liked Juliet and her romance with Pete was very very sweet! Hero on the other hand took a while for me to warm up to… she was very cold and distant and it was hard to believe she was the sister of Juliet…. but as different as the sisters were, they were really there for one another and the bond between them appeared to be unbreakable…. Hero and Nick’s love story was very… will they won’t they? Boy oh boy did both of these characters have some major issues and baggage…. a Romance filled with drama and frustration…

A wonderfully told romance filled with engaging characters and a beautiful setting! Recommend!

🎵 Music running through my mind, this song was running through my mind for obvious reasons! Hero is a great name, but I think if that was my name I’d feel a lot of responsibility to live up to its meaning!

… Where have all the good men gone

And where are all the gods?

Where’s the streetwise Hercules to fight the rising odds?

Isn’t there a white knight upon a fiery steed?

Late at night I toss and I turn

And I dream of what I need

… I need a hero

– Bonnie Tyler 1984

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OBwS66EBUcY

– *** Big thanks to Harper Impulse for my copy of this book ***

Purchase Links

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Second-Chance-Ranch-Maxine-Morrey-ebook/dp/B07DM9ZSFS

US – https://www.amazon.com/Second-Chance-Ranch-Maxine-Morrey-ebook/dp/B07DM9ZSFS

Author Bio

Maxine has wanted to be a writer for as long as she can remember and wrote her first (very short) book for school when she was ten.

As time went by, she continued to write, but ‘normal’ work often got in the way. She has written articles on a variety of subjects, as well as a local history book on Brighton. However, novels are her first love.

In August 2015, she won Harper Collins/Carina UK’s ‘Write Christmas’ competition with her first romantic comedy, ‘Winter’s Fairytale’.

Maxine lives on the south coast of England, and when not wrangling with words loves to read, sew and listen to podcasts. Being a fan of tea and cake, she can (should!) also be found doing something vaguely physical at the gym.

Follow Maxine Morrey

Website           www.scribblermaxi.co.uk

Twitter @Scribbler_Maxi

Instagram @scribbler_maxi

Facebook http://www.Facebook.com/MaxineMorreyAuthor

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Her Pretty Bones by Carla Kovach @CKovachAuthor @bookouture #bookreview #audiobook

Happy Sunday bibliophiles!

Excited to share with you today my review for the third book in the brilliant Gina Hart series! Big thanks to Noelle for my invitation and to Carla Kovach for her wonderful story!🚨

My Thoughts

Redheads beware! You’re just the girl he’s looking for!

This was a gripping dark and twisted police procedural… The third book in the DI Gina Hart series and just as engaging as the previous two… even though I have read the previous books I do believe this can absolutely be read as a standalone…. but I’m going to bet that after you read this one you will want to go back and read the previous two!

A young girl’s body falls out of the back of a van, she is rushed to the hospital and her last words are, “help her!” A couple days later and a couple miles away a young girl’s body is found in a shallow grave… what these girls had in common their age, their emaciated bodies, and their hair color, red… Gina who just had an argument with her own daughter, is more determined than ever to solve this horrendous case….

I really liked how Gina and Company worked this case… I also liked how we got multiple perspectives including that of another young girl and potential next victim as well as a mother whose daughter was missing… I think the additional perspectives really added a layer of authenticity and terror to the story…. The mystery was full of the perfect amount of twists and turns and red herrings…. my one little niggle with the series is we don’t necessarily get to know Gina quite as much as I would like… we get a little glimpse, but I really would love to get to know this character better!

🎧🎧🎧 Audio Narration:

Tamsin Kennard made this British crime thriller even more British, that’s a good thing! I read the previous two books in the series so listening to the audio was a new experience and it definitely enriched the story for me…Tamsin has a beautiful English accent, much better than the one that runs through my head, she also added a little more of a feminine hand to Gina, and I really like that! She also did a really good job with the male voices, always a bonus! A audiobook narrator that adds another dimension to the story cannot be beat, if you are an audiobook person I’d pick this one up!

An engaging twisted crime thriller that will wake your inner detective! Recommended!

🎵 Music running through my mind! As a redhead that part of the story really stuck with me so the song I have paired with this book is…

Well brunettes are fine man

And blondes are fun

But when it comes to getting the dirty job done

I’ll take a red headed woman

A red headed woman

It takes a red headed woman

To get a dirty job done.

Bruce Springsteen 1993

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QvXpEb_YWzI

*** many thanks to Bookouture for my electronic copy of this book and to my wallet for my audiobook copy ***

About the Book

THE UNPUTDOWNABLE NEW THRILLER FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE NEXT GIRL

She’s just the girl he’s looking for…

A young woman falls from a van speeding down a quiet road. Battered and bruised, she turns her head to the person who comes to her aid. ‘Help her’, she whispers before her eyes close.

Days later, the body of another young girl is found in a shallow grave just a few miles away. The similarities between the two girls are startling – same age, same frail body, same shocking red hair.

As the town fears there’s a serial killer living amongst them, Detective Gina Harte must put aside her own struggles at home, and catch the killer before he finds another perfect girl.

AN ABSOLUTELY HEART-STOPPING CRIME THRILLER FROM CARLA KOVACH – if you like Lisa Gardner, Robert Bryndza or Clare Mackintosh, Her Pretty Bones will have you hooked.

Buy  Links:       

Amazon:  http://geni.us/B07JK9XXNCSocial

iBookstore: https://tinyurl.com/ycy6h8c3

Kobo: https://tinyurl.com/ydzylg8e

Googleplay: https://tinyurl.com/ybz9adr3

 

 

About the Author

Carla Kovach was born in Birmingham, UK and now resides in Redditch, Worcestershire. Author of supernatural drama ‘Flame,’ psychological thriller ‘To Let,’ crime thriller ‘Whispers Beneath the Pines,’ and holiday comedy, ‘Meet Me at Marmaris Castle.’ Carla also writes stage and screenplays, some of which have been produced in the Worcestershire area. Her feature film ‘Penny for the Guy’ is being made and is set for release in 2019.

Her latest book, Her Final Hour, has been published by Bookouture. It is the second in the DI Gina Harte crime series.

 

 

Author Social Media Links: 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CarlaKovachAuthor/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CKovachAuthor

Website: https://griffbuck.wordpress.com/

 

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day! Berit☀️✨

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The Couple on Cedar Close by Anna-Lou Weatherley @annaloulondon @bookouture #bookreview

Happy Saturday book lovers!

Super excited to share with you my review for this brilliant book! I cannot believe this is my first blog tour of the year with Bookouture! A huge thank you to Noelle for my invitation to the tour and to Anna Lou Weatherley for this intense story!💜

My Thoughts

A compulsive and fast paced bloody brilliant book!

The perfect mash up of a police procedural and a psychological thriller! I had no idea that this was the second book in the DI Daniel Riley series until I got to the end, can absolutely be read as a standalone…. this book wasn’t necessarily full of crazy twists and turns, but I loved how it dove so deeply into the psychology of these characters…. A dark domestic drama with some pretty psychotic characters….

Laurie is planning the perfect dinner for her estranged husband, convinced she can still win him back…. but as time goes by and more vodka is consumed Laurie is pretty certain that her husband Robert has stood her up… devastated and in an alcohol Hayes Laurie passes out and wakes up in the guestroom covered in blood, with no recollection of how she got there…. Robert is dead and Laurie is the number one suspect, but she can’t remember and she can’t believe she would ever kill Robert….

Daniel Riley” The detective with the kind eyes,“ is convinced that there is more to this case then meets the eyes… after interviewing Laurie, Daniel can hardly believe she could hurt a fly much less a man twice her size…. oh what a wide web of deceit over this charming Close…. I enjoyed watching the unraveling of this psychotic killers perfect plans… I appreciated how thoughtful and compassionate Daniel was in his investigation…. I also loved how they called him “governor,” I’m not even sure why exactly, but it was super cool! I think because I could only think of it in the English accent, I don’t find governors of states very cool, LOL! But I digress….

This was an addictive read that had me furiously turning the pages… I figured out who the killer was fairly early on, but there was a pretty obvious clue that I am assuming we were supposed to pick up on? I am usually the world’s worst detective, so this is why I am assuming this… this did not detract from my enjoyment of the story whatsoever! I really wanted to know how they were going to catch this person and what was motivating this person to be so extremely Cray Cray! And bravo to that ending, that was just perfection! Definitely looking forward to the next book in the series, and time permitting I will go back and read “Black Heart.”

This book will quench both your police procedural and psychological thriller thirst, absolutely recommend!🖤

🎶 Song running through my mind: I defy you to read this book and not have this Drake song going through your head:

Kiki, do you love me? Are you riding?

Say you’ll never ever leave from beside me

‘Cause I want ya, and I need ya

And I’m down for you always

KB, do you love me? Are you riding?

Say you’ll never ever leave from beside me

‘Cause I want ya, and I need ya

And I’m down for you always

-Drake 2018

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

About the Book

One sunny August afternoon, the residents of Cedar Close throw their annual summer barbecue. Children play in the cherry-tree lined street, tables are laden with food, and the wine is flowing. For Laurie Mills, it’s her first time meeting the neighbours. And it’s the first time she discovers her husband Robert is having an affair.

Cedar Close has always been a nice place to live – a quiet suburban street where everyone looks out for one another and bad things don’t happen.

Until late one evening, when Robert Mills is found dead in his bedroom.

Downstairs, in their beautiful kitchen, his wife Laurie sits alone in the dark with her head in her hands. 

She can’t remember the last few hours, but she knows she didn’t kill Robert.

The trouble is, no-one believes her…

An utterly gripping page-turner about the dark secrets that lie behind closed doors. Perfect for fans of JP Delaney’s The Girl Before and Gone GirlThe Couple on Cedar Close will keep you reading late into the night.

Buy  Links:       

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Apple Books: https://tinyurl.com/ycj3ldgd

Kobo: https://tinyurl.com/yafxggr7

Googleplay: https://tinyurl.com/y96n6zmd

 

About the Author

Anna-Lou began her career as a dancer but a moped accident in Ibiza put paid to those aspirations and so she went back to her first and one true love – writing! She re-trained as a journalist, specialising mainly in women’s interest and celebrity, becoming the Editor of J-17 and Smash Hits as well as writing for a host of women’s magazines.

 

Anna-Lou has written three Adult Fiction titles – Vengeful Wives and Wicked Wives, both published by Avon in the UK and Bookouture in the US and Canada and Pleasure Island published by Bookouture.

 

To find out more about Anna’s novels, go to https://www.facebook.com/annalouweatherleyauthor/ or follow https://twitter.com/annaloulondon on Twitter.

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Berit☀️✨

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Love Heart Lane by Christie Barlow @ChristieJBarlow @rararesources #bookreview

TGIF book lovers!

I have been sick for the last three days and I have just about had enough! Thank goodness for all my books to keep me company and cheer me up! And this really was the perfect book to cozy up with and whisk me away from sneezing and coughing!🤒🤧

Many thanks to Rachel for my invitation to this tour and to Christie Barlow for her wonderful wonderful story!💙

Love Heart Lane

Welcome to Love Heart Lane…

When Flick Simons returns to the small village of Heartcross she only expected to stay for a few days. The white-washed cottages of Love Heart Lane might be her home, but the place holds too many painful memories, and of one man in particular – Fergus Campbell.

When a winter storm sweeps in, the only bridge connecting the village to the main land is swept away! As the villagers pull together, Flick finds herself welcomed back by the friends she once left behind. And as the snow begins to melt, maybe there is a chance that Fergus’s heart will thaw too…

Is your book part of a series / standalone? There will be more books based around Love Heart Lane – even though this is the first one in the series they can be read stand a lobe too.

My Thoughts

A heartwarming and heartbreaking story full of hope and second chances!

I am such a sucker for a small town romance especially when it’s set in the UK! This is the first book in the Heart Lane series and it is indeed full of heart! Christie Barlow has a way of making words come to life, enveloping you in the story completely… by the end of the book I felt as though I was friends with these characters and had visited this small charming Scottish town….

Felicity returns home after 8 years…. when she gets home she is greeted by a blizzard and a torrential rain storm that leaves the town isolated… this tragic act of nature brings the community together… being cut off from the rest of the world causes some problems you never think of… in the midst of all this Felicity runs into her long lost love Fergus Who is less than thrilled to see her…. so will the small village of Heart Cross Capture Felicity’s heart again? And will felicity and Fergus find their way back home to each other?

A brilliantly told tale that will tug at your heart strings, Full of so many wonderful characters and heartwarming scenes… there is also some tragedy in this book that I wasn’t necessarily expecting, but I thought it was handled well and it added additional depth to the story…. I absolutely cannot wait to see what these characters get up to next!

A lovely story that will fill your whole heart with hope and love! Recommend!

🎵 Music Running through my mind!

*** this is the song that ran through my head throughout this book, doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with the story, but I will be pairing my books with songs going forward!

Settle down, it’ll all be clear

Don’t pay no mind to the demons

They fill you with fear

The trouble it might drag you down

If you get lost, you can always be found

Just know you’re not alone

‘Cause I’m going to make this place your home

Home: Philip Phillips 2012

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OTg1n95–KE

*** many thanks to Harper Impulse for my copy of this book ***

Purchase Links

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Love-Heart-Lane-Christie-Barlow-ebook/dp/B07DX1YXKM/

US – https://www.amazon.com/Love-Heart-Lane-Christie-Barlow-ebook/dp/B07DX1YXKM/

Author Bio – Christie Barlow is the author of A Year in the Life of a Playground Mother, The Misadventures of a Playground Mother, Kitty’s Countryside Dream, Lizzie’s Christmas Escape, Evie’s Year of Taking Chances, The Cosy Canal Boat Dream, A Home at Honeysuckle Farm and Love Heart Lane. Her writing career came as somewhat a surprise when she decided to write a book to teach her children a valuable life lesson and show them that they are capable of achieving their dreams. The book she wrote to prove a point is now a #1 bestseller in the UK, USA & Australia. 

Christie is an ambassador for @ZuriProject raising money/awareness and engaging with impoverished people in Uganda through organisations to improve their well-being as well as Literary Editor for http://www.mamalifemagazine.co.uk bringing you all the latest news and reviews from the book world.

website www.christiebarlow.com 

Twitter @ChristieJBarlow 

Facebook page Christie Barlow author

Have a lovely weekend! Berit☀️✨

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There’s Something About a Cowboy by Rich Amooi @RichAmooi @rararesources #bookreview

Happy Wednesday booklovers!

Excited to share with you today another review for another absolutely charming story! Huge thanks to Rachel for my invitation to the tour and two Rich Amooi for his wonderful words!🤠

There’s Something About a Cowboy

Rule #1: No Dating Cowboys.

A fake fiancé doesn’t count, right? Oh boy . . .

Amy Weaver is tired of her dad meddling in her love life. Fed up, she hires an actor to play the part of her fake cowboy fiancé when she goes home for her grandpa’s ninetieth birthday. Sure, Luke Jenkins has got looks, charm, and muscular legs, but this is business, pure and simple. Things are fine and dandy until she finds out he’s a real cowboy, not an actor. Now, she’s stuck between a rock and his chiseled jawline, falling faster than a sack of horseshoes. How the heck is Amy supposed to ignore the sparks between them and stick to her rule of not dating cowboys? All bets are off.

My Thoughts

A fun laugh out loud story that will make you say giddyup!🤠

Another delightful story from this author that will just make you feel good! There is something about the fake date/fiancée trope that really draws me in… perhaps it is the fact that you know exactly where the book is going, so the joy is really in the characters…. and that is my favorite part of books, getting to know and love amazing characters… and this book had plenty of them, with a special S/O going to Amy’s grandpa!

Amy is tired of her family trying to fix her up, trying to push her in the direction of a cowboy, Amy does not date cowboys! So what does Amy decide to do? Hire somebody to play the part of a cowboy and her fiancé… Luke is hot and sweet, and best of all not a cowboy, or is he? Amy cannot deny the chemistry between Luke and her, but he is not what she has been looking for….

Such an enjoyable read, guaranteed to put a smile on your face! I really enjoyed navigating the road to Amy and Luke’s HEA! It was a little bumpy and uncomfortable at times, but so worth it…. Amy and Luke were both very likable and I found the interactions between them cute and sweet, and yes a little steamy! Amy’s family was well drawn, and some of the family members I liked more than others….

A character driven story full of romance and charm! Recommend!

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

Purchase Links –

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JQ5ZT4C

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07JQ5ZT4C

Amazon AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07JQ5ZT4C

Amazon CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07JQ5ZT4C

Author Bio:

Fun, Quirky Romantic Comedies from a Guy’s Perspective. Rich Amooi is a former radio personality who now writes romantic comedies full-time. He is happily married to a kiss monster imported from Spain. Rich believes in public displays of affection, silliness, infinite possibilities, donuts, gratitude, laughter, and happily ever after.

Social Media Links –

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/author.richamooi

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RichAmooi

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/richamooi

Thank you for dropping by! Berit☀️✨

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Wicked Game by Jo Lambert @Jolambertwriter @rararesources #bookreview #giveaway

Happy hump day bibliophiles!

Excited to share with you my review for this compelling story full of romance, drama, mischief, and deceit! Many thanks to Rachel for my invitation to the tour and to Jo Lambert for her wonderful words!💕

Wicked Game

Fashion designer Thérèse D’Alesandro has recently moved into Westhead Manor with daughter Felicia and stepson Marco. Joining forces with neighbour Ella Benedict, she is about to open a bridal boutique at Ella’s exclusive wedding venue Lawns at Little Court.

Managing his father’s European restaurant chain, Marco has both the looks and charm to guarantee him any woman. Any woman, that is, except the one he wants: Ella’s niece Charlotte. Marco knows he should walk away as not only is she the most exasperating female he has ever encountered she’s currently in a relationship with rock star Christian Rosetti. But the chemistry between them is undeniable and sensing trouble brewing between Charlotte and the egotistical singer he is prepared to wait.

Charlotte’s cousin Lucy has discovered Christian’s guilty secrets – ones he has been keeping safely hidden from everyone. Determined to cause mischief and at the same time settle her own score with the arrogant star, she sets in motion a chain of events which eventually brings Marco and Charlotte together.

Thérèse’s husband Gianlucca has invited the granddaughter of an old friend to stay as a house guest while he undergoes heart surgery. Rossana Caravello is due to inherit the one of Italy’s premier vineyards on her twenty first birthday in September. Aware this would make an excellent addition to her husband’s international business portfolio, Thérèse plots to push the young heiress and her stepson together. Rossana is already besotted with Marco, but if the plan is to have any chance of success first she needs to get rid of Charlotte…

Please note Wicked Game was previously published under the title The Other Side of Morning.

My Thoughts

Such a compelling story full of romance, drama, mischief, and deceit!

This book reminded me of the much loved soap operas of my youth! General Hospital, One Life to Live, All My Children, anyone? A big cast of characters, the diva, the sweet girl next-door, the player, the devious bitch, the bad boy, I think you get the idea! And if you are not a fan of a book with a lot of characters, no need to worry there is a list of characters in the beginning to help you out, a little bit of a cheat sheet!

I’m not going to go into the plot of this book, shoot even the blurb can be overwhelming, just know that it is much less complicated than it appears… there are a couple romances in this book that are very manufactured and manipulated… there really are quite a few characters you will love to hate! In addition to the romance there is also all kinds of drama, talk about some dysfunctional families! And of course as in all good soap operas there is glamour and money and business dealings…. really just a lot of fun, and it makes you realize your somewhat ordinary life is perfectly fine!

A perfect escape for those of you who love the love, adore the drama, and live for the glamour! Recommend!

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

Purchase Link

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wicked-Game-Jo-Lambert-ebook/dp/B07LD8XF75

US – https://www.amazon.com/Wicked-Game-Jo-Lambert-ebook/dp/B07LD8XF75

BIO

Jo Lambert lives on the eastern edge of Bath with her husband, one small grey feline called Mollie and a green MGB GT. She is the author of seven novels. The first five collectively known as the Little Court Series are saga/romances set in West Somerset. For book number six she ‘moved’ over the border into South Devon. Summer Moved On became the first of two linked contemporary romances. The second, Watercolours in the Rain was published in October 2016. In June 2018 Jo signed to Choc Lit and her eighth novel, The Boys of Summer, set in North Cornwall will be published in 2019 under their Ruby imprint. Jo is currently working on another coastal romance, this time set in South Cornwall.

When she isn’t writing she reads and reviews. She also has an active blog. Jo loves travel, red wine and rock music and she often takes the odd photograph or two.

website: http://jolambertbooks.com

blog:  http://jolambertwriter.com

Twitter: @jolambertwriter

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jolambert185

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The Story Keeper by Anna Mazzola @Anna_Mazz @annecater #bookreview #randomthingstours

Hope you are having a wonderful day!

Excited to share my review for this enchanting and magical story steeped in history and folklore! Huge thanks to Anne Cater for my invitation to the tour!🧚🏻‍♀️✨

The Story Keeper by Anna Mazzola

My Thoughts

A spellbindingly atmospheric tale full of magic and mystery!

A beautifully told historical story that will transport you to 19th century Scotland… this story had a bit of a creepy gothic vibe, chocked full of mysticism and folklore…. Scotland is a country with a rich history that definitely shown through in this book… I loved all the lores, myths, and superstitions…

Audrey is in need of work, so she heads to the Isle of Skye to record this small closed community’s folklore and traditions… while there she discovers that there are some young girls that have gone missing and when one of them turns up dead Audrey is determined to find out what is really happening… is there some truth behind the stories of the fae and fairies, or is there something more sinister at work?

Audrey was a likable character with a lot of strength and heart… I found her to be very brave not only did she travel to this isolated location on her own, but she also stood up for these missing girls that she didn’t even know… The story had so much atmosphere I could feel the cold of this Scottish isle, Damp and chilly with the fog rolling in! This was a well told well researched story that I was lucky enough to have the privilege of reading…

An enchanting historical fiction book with an engaging mystery and a generous sprinkling of magic! Absolutely recommend!

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

About the Book

From the author of THE UNSEEING comes a sizzling, period novel of folk tales, disappearances and injustice set on the Isle of Skye, sure to appeal to readers of Hannah Kent’s BURIAL RITES or Beth Underdown’s THE WITCH FINDER’S SISTER.

‘A wonderful combination of a thrilling mystery and a perfectly depicted period piece’ Sunday Mirror

Audrey Hart is on the Isle of Skye to collect the word-of-mouth folk tales of the people and communities around her. It is 1857, the Highland Clearances have left devastation and poverty, and the crofters are suspicious and hostile, claiming they no longer know their stories. Then Audrey discovers the body of a young girl washed up on the beach and the crofters tell her that it is only a matter of weeks since another girl has disappeared. They believe the girls are the victims of the spirits of the unforgiven dead. Initially, Audrey is sure the girls are being abducted, but then she is reminded of her own mother, a Skye woman who disappeared in mysterious circumstances. It seems there is a link to be explored, and Audreymay uncover just what her family have been hiding from her all these years.

Have a lovely day! Berit☀️✨

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Perfect Match by @zoe_writes @rararesources #bookreview

Happy Monday bibliophiles!

It was a rainy dark weekend here in Southern California the perfect weekend to curl up with this delightful romcom! Many thanks to Rachel for my invitation to the tour and to Zoe May for her engaging story!💕

Perfect Match

Can you ever find true love online?

Sophia Jones is an expert in all things online dating: the best sites, how to write a decent bio, which questions to ask and the right type of photos to use. The only thing she’s not so great at? Picking the guys…

After sitting through yet another dreadful date with a man who isn’t quite what she expected, Sophia is just about ready to give up on the whole dating scene. But her flatmate, Kate, persuades her to give it one more chance, only this time she must create a profile describing her ‘perfect’ man.

Yes, he must look like Robert Pattinson and needs to own a multi-million pound business, but there are a couple of other deal breakers, too! So, when a guy comes along who ticks every box, surely there’s got to be a catch?

A laugh-out-loud romantic comedy, perfect for fans of Catherine Bennetto and Rosie Blake!

My Thoughts

A fun and flirty story full of humor and heart!

A delightful romcom that made me laugh out loud! How would you describe your “perfect” man? And how would you react if there actually was a man that checked off all your boxes, out there? Zoe May brought this dream dilemma to the pages of this wonderful book!

Sophia has had a string of bad dates, 71 bad dates to be exact! She is the queen of online dating: Match.com, Tinder, eHarmony, Plenty of Fish etc. name the dating site and she’s been there, done that, as the T-shirt! After another disastrous date Sophia has decided it might be time to hang up her dating shoes…. but her BFF Kate talks her into filling out one more dating profile this time she needs to describe her “dream date”… and describe him she does, write down to his precise look: a cross between Robert Pattinson and Daniel Craig, his exact age: 29 and penis size: 8”… so you can only imagine what kind of response she got…. this part of the book was so funny, some of these one-liners were priceless! Disgusted and exhausted Sophia is about to shut down the account, that is until she sees a message from Daniel… Daniel checks every box, Sophia is sure there’s a catch, but after meeting him she finds out he is the real deal…. The face of Robert Pattinson, the body of Daniel Craig, enough money to burn, and even a rescue cat Esther…. Sophia is swept away in the magic of it all, but as we all know life and love are complicated and messy…

Sophia was an amazing character, I absolutely loved her! She was a good person and such a good friend! I loved her relationship with her BFF Kate and her older BFF Lynn…. all the secondary characters in this book were a lot of fun and very well-developed… I would have loved to have been a guest at Lynn’s surprise party! Even Sophia‘s job added some humor to the story…. noodles, Tinsel, A finger bowl, and a pregnant hamster were the icing on this book cake!

A wonderful whimsical witty story guaranteed to put a smile on your face! Absolutely recommend!

*** many thanks to HQ Digital for my copy of this book *** Purchase Link

Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Perfect-Match-laugh-out-loud-romantic-comedy-ebook/dp/B075MW7HNC/

Amazon US – https://www.amazon.com/Perfect-Match-laugh-out-loud-romantic-comedy-ebook/dp/B075MW7HNC/

Author Bio –

Zoe May lives in south-east London and writes romantic comedies. Zoe has dreamt of being a novelist since she was a teenager. She moved to London in her early twenties and worked in journalism and copywriting before writing her debut novel, Perfect Match. Having experienced the London dating scene first hand, Zoe could not resist writing a novel about dating, since it seems to supply endless amounts of weird and wonderful material!

As well as writing, Zoe enjoys going to the theatre, walking her dog, painting and, of course, reading.

Zoe loves to hear from readers, you can contact her on Twitter and Instagram at: @zoe_writes

Social Media Links –

Twitter: https://twitter.com/zoe_writes

https://instagram.com/zoe_writes

Have a fantastic day! Berit☀️✨

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The Hopes and Dreams of Lucy Baker by Jenni Keer @JenniKeer @rararesources #bookreview #ggiveaway

Happy Saturday book lovers!

Delighted and excited to share with you today my review for this lovely story! A huge thank you to Rachel for my invitation to the tour and to Jenni Keer for her wonderful words! 🐱

The Hopes and Dreams of Lucy Baker

Meet Lucy, aged 25, and Brenda, aged 79. Neighbours and unlikely friends.

Lucy Baker is not your usual 25-year-old. She is more at home reading and knitting in her cluttered little flat than going out partying and socialising.

79-year-old Brenda is full of wise and wonderful advice, but when she’s diagnosed with dementia her life begins to change. Before her memories slip away for ever, Brenda is desperate to fulfil one last wish – to see Lucy happy.

Gifting Lucy the locket that helped Brenda find her own true love, she hopes to push her reticent neighbour in the right direction. But is Lucy Baker ready for the opportunities and heartbreaks of the real world? It’s about time she put her knitting needles aside and found out…

The Hopes and Dreams of Lucy Baker will be the most charming, heart-warming and feel-good novel you will read this year, perfect for fans of Ruth Hogan and Gail Honeyman.

My Thoughts

An uplifting and delightful story filled with magic and charm!

Some books are just good for the soul and this is definitely one of them! I am really loving this uplit trend in books… with all the madness going on in the world today it is nice to read a book that restores your faith in humanity! This is the kind of book that puts a smile on your face and a spring in your step!

Lucy Baker is 25 and prefers knitting to partying, books to boys, T to booze… she is sweet and quiet and kind and in need of a shot of confidence… Brenda is 78 and Lucy‘s neighbor…. she is a force of nature a bundle of energy and just the shot of confidence that Lucy needs! Lucy and Brenda form a beautiful friendship…. when Brenda is diagnosed with dementia it is her wish that Lucy is happy before she loses her memories….

Such an engaging character driven story filled with so much hope and heart! I absolutely unequivocally loved the bond and friendship between Lucy and Brenda…. we all need a Brenda in our lives, she was so wonderful, whimsical, and wise! Brenda armed with a magical locket is determined to help Lucy learn to believe in herself…. in her work life this will require Lucy to stand up for herself and in her private life this will require Lucy to open herself up… A cat named Scratbag, a moody but hot next-door neighbor, and knit Poldark figures, were the cherry on top of this fabulous book sundae…

Fantastic characters, a story that will tug at your heart strings, and a sweet slow burn romance! Absolutely recommend!

*** many thanks to Avon UK for my copy of this book ***

Purchase Links

Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hopes-Dreams-Lucy-Baker-heart-warming-ebook/dp/B07DQ7HKPX/

Amazon US – https://www.amazon.com/Hopes-Dreams-Lucy-Baker-heart-warming-ebook/dp/B07DQ7HKPX/

Author Bio – Jenni Keer is a history graduate who embarked on a career in contract flooring before settling in the middle of the Suffolk countryside with her antique furniture restorer husband. She has valiantly attempted to master the ancient art of housework but with four teenage boys in the house it remains a mystery. Instead, she spends her time at the keyboard writing women’s fiction to combat the testosterone-fuelled atmosphere with her number one fan #Blindcat by her side. Much younger in her head than she is on paper, she adores any excuse for fancy-dress and is part of a disco formation dance team.

Social Media Links –

FB Jenni Keer Writer

Twitter @JenniKeer

Instagram jennikeer

Website – https://jennikeer.co.uk/

Giveaway to Win The Hopes and Dreams of Lucy Baker goodies (UK Only)

Prize contains – Thornton’s fudge, a Nu notebook, a Hopes and Dreams bookmark and a set of five “Scratbag” blank greetings cards designed by Jenni Keer

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Have a lovely weekend filled with books! Berit☀️✨

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The Disappeared by Sibel Hodge @sibelhodge @Bloodhoundbook #bookreview #aktbmbookblog

Happy Thursday bibliophiles!

Excited to share with you today my review for this thrilling book that will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout! Huge thanks to Emma for my invitation to the tour and two Sibel Hodge for her spellbinding story!🖤

The Disappeared by Sibel Hodge

My Thoughts

A compelling fast and furious story of intrigue, secrets, and deception!

Make sure your seatbelt is tightly fastened for this addictive fast-paced story! A story of betrayal and scheming… A menagerie of genres, thriller, action, adventure, mystery, and political intrigue… A game of cat and mouse that will take you from the UK to Africa to Spain to Switzerland and back….

Nicole is a widow of 10 months, her husband died in a plane crash in Africa… Mason was in Africa working as a doctor when he met his unfortunate demise…. but is he really dead? The body was never recovered and now Nicole has received a picture that supposedly was taken just a few days ago… but where has he been this whole time? And why has he not contacted her? Nicole is determined to get answers, but the more she digs more and more questions pop up…

This book will give you whiplash with all the twists and turns…. what appeared as a simple game of hide and seek turned into so much more… Nicole was very likable and you had to admire her Moxie! She was somebody just like you and me, who found herself running for her life, and not only searching for her husband but for answers…. The ending to the story was brilliant, bold, and satisfying! And trust me you will never look at chocolate the same way again!

If you like a little action adventure with your thriller this is a must read! Absolutely recommend!

*** many thanks to Bloodhound Books for my copy of this book ***

About the Book

The widow. The secret. The liar.


The Disappeared…

 

On a routine flight from Africa to England, Dr Mason Palmer is tragically killed when the light aircraft he’s travelling on crashes and disappears in dense bush land.

 

The Widow…

 

Ten months later, Nicole Palmer is still trying to block out the grief of her husband’s sudden death. Until one morning she receives a photo of Mason through the post, along with a cryptic message. A message only he could’ve written.

 

The Secret…

 

But when Nicole tries to find out if Mason is really alive and what actually happened to him in Africa, everyone she turns to for answers ends up dead.

 

Determined to find the truth, Nicole uncovers a conspiracy that spans the globe, and discovers there are powerful people who are prepared to kill to keep her silent.

 

Who’s lying? Who’s watching Nicole? And can she expose their murky secrets before they catch up with her?

 

About Sibel Hodge

Sibel Hodge is the author of the No 1 Bestsellers Look Behind You, Untouchable, and Duplicity. Her books have sold over one million copies and are international bestsellers in the UK, USA, Australia, France, Canada and Germany. She writes in an eclectic mix of genres, and is a passionate human and animal rights advocate.

 

Her work has been nominated and shortlisted for numerous prizes, including the Harry Bowling Prize, the Yeovil Literary Prize, the Chapter One Promotions Novel Competition, The Romance Reviews’ prize for Best Novel with Romantic Elements and Indie Book Bargains’ Best Indie Book of 2012 in two categories. She was the winner of Best Children’s Book in the 2013 eFestival of Words; nominated for the 2015 BigAl’s Books and Pals Young Adult Readers’ Choice Award; winner of the Crime, Thrillers & Mystery Book from a Series Award in the SpaSpa Book Awards 2013; winner of the Readers’ Favorite Young Adult (Coming of Age) Honorable award in 2015; a New Adult finalist in the Oklahoma Romance Writers of America’s International Digital Awards 2015, and 2017 International Thriller Writers Award finalist for Best E-book Original Novel. Her novella Trafficked: The Diary of a Sex Slave has been listed as one of the top forty books about human rights by Accredited Online Colleges.

 

Sibel’s Social Media Links:

Website: www.sibelhodge.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SibelHodgeBestsellingAuthor/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sibelhodge @sibelhodge

 

Thanks so much for dropping bye!

Berit☀️✨