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Take Me I’m Yours by Lizzie Lamb @lizzie_lamb @rararesources #BookReview

Happy Tuesday book people!

Excited to be part of the blog tour and share with you my review for this delightful romance! Thank you so much Rachel for my invitation and Lizzie Lamb for her beautiful words!💕💕

Take Me I'm Yours

India Buchanan plans to set up an English-Style bed and breakfast establishment in her great-aunt’s home, MacFarlane’s Landing, Wisconsin. But she’s reckoned without opposition from Logan MacFarlane whose family once owned her aunt’s house and now want it back. MacFarlane is in no mood to be denied. His grandfather’s living on borrowed time and Logan has vowed to ensure the old man sees out his days in their former home. India’s great-aunt has other ideas and has threatened to burn the house to the ground before she lets a MacFarlane set foot in it. There’s a story here. One the family elders aren’t prepared to share. When India finds herself in Logan’s debt, her feelings towards him change. However, the past casts a long shadow and events conspire to deny them the love and happiness they both deserve. Can India and Logan’s love overcome all odds? Or is history about to repeat itself?

My Thoughts

Lovely! Small Town! Romance!

This is my first book from Lizzie Lamb and I am now a huge fan!!! I was thoroughly engrossed in small town Wisconsin life, from first page to last… and I have been to small town Wisconsin! Not sure if it was where this town is but my grandparents when they came over from Norway settled in Wisconsin and had a family farm there, the farm is now under water, but….

This story was a romance with a Hatfield and McCoy twist… India wants to convert her great aunt’s home into a proper English bed and breakfast… BUT that’s not going to happen if Logan has anything to do about it, he is determined to win his family’s home back so his grandfather can spend his final days there…. India and Logan were very well ddrawn characters that popped off the Pages, I felt as though I was living every moment with these two…. both these characters had a troubled past, add in the family feud that spanned decades and you have a whole lot of obstacles and drama…. loved the history between these families and how it somewhat mirrored the present day….

This was very much a will they won’t they story, with a lot of push and pull… The spark and Snark between India and Logan was wonderful… such a beautifully told story filled with so much emotion and heart… The wit and humor in this book was a perfect balance to the emotion… A flawless book for those who love the love and fantastic characters! Can’t wait to read another book from Lizzie although next time I’d like it to take place in Scotland!

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

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Take Me I'm Yours - Lizzie Lamb AuthorAuthor Bio

After teaching her 1000th pupil and working as a deputy head teacher in a large primary school, Lizzie decided to pursue her first love: writing. She joined the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s New Writers’ Scheme, wrote Tall, Dark and Kilted (2012), quickly followed by Boot Camp Bride. She went on to publish Scotch on the Rocks, which achieved Best Seller status within two weeks of appearing on Amazon and her next novel, Girl in the Castle, reached #3 in the Amazon charts. Lizzie is a founder member of indie publishing group – New Romantics Press, and has co-hosted author events at Aspinall, St Pancras and Waterstones, Kensington, talking about the research which underpins her novels. Lizzie latest romance Take Me, I’m Yours is set in Wisconsin, a part of the USA which she adores. She has further Scottish-themed romances planned and has just returned from a tour of the Scottish Highlands in her caravan researching men in kilts. What’s not to like? As for the years she spent as a teacher, they haven’t quite gone to waste. She is building a reputation as a go-to speaker on indie publishing, and how to plan, write, and publish a debut novel. Lizzie lives in Leicestershire (UK) with her husband, David.

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Haircuts, Hens and Homicide by Stephanie Dagg @llamamum @rararesources #BookReview

Happy Monday book lovers!

Thrilled to be part of the blog tour and share with you today my review for this fun cozy mystery with a splash of romance! Many thanks to Rachel for my invitation and to Stephanie Hagg for her delightful words!💛🧡

Haircuts, Hens and Homicide

Megan finds mayhem when she arrives in France to bury her Gran and sort out her affairs. She expected difficult encounters with civil servants and red tape but not with wandering chickens, an imperious policeman and a dead body. Together with her unlikely new friend, the elderly and grumpy Alphonse and his canine equivalent, Monsieur Moustache, Megan becomes involved in investigating the fowl-related foul play that’s at work in this sleepy part of rural France.
She’s helped but mainly hindered by the people she comes across. These include the local mayor, who wants Megan to stay and set up a hair salon in his village to help keep it alive. There are the cousins Romain, the gendarme, and Nico, the clumsy but hunky farmer. They have always clashed, but do so constantly now that Megan is on the scene. Michelle, Romain’s terrifying ex who wants him back, appears along the way, as does Claudette, a wheelchair-bound old lady, and Kayla, Megan’s best friend, who is hugely pregnant but not above taking on the forces of French law and order when Megan finds herself the prime suspect after Alphonse is stabbed.

There’s excitement, humour and lots of ruffled feathers in this rom-com slash cosy mystery, the first in a projected series.

My Thoughts

Haircuts! Hens! Homicide!

Whether or not you are a fan of cozy mysteries, you have to admit they really have the best titles! I mean how can you resist a book with that title and that cover!!! And guess what? In this book we have haircuts, hens, and homicide…. we also have a fabulously relatable main character, a quirky cast of secondary characters, and a beautiful French setting…. top that off with some romance, mystery, and a whole lot of laughs!

Megan – is off to France to attend her grandmothers funeral and settle her estate…. Megan is a very likable character, the story is told entirely from her point of view, so you feel as though you are right by her side throughout her escapades in this captivating French Village…Tellement amusant! I loved all the amusing antics and mishaps peppered throughout this book…. The book kept me giggling throughout, in fact a couple times my youngest son came in to asked me what I was laughing at, and of course I could not explain it properly!

The title of this book is so appropriate because it really was those hens, a haircut, and a homicide that introduces and endears Megan to this village and vice versa… taking a hen to the doctor first introduces her to everybody, giving a haircut makes everybody want her to stay, and the homicide? This book really was less about the mystery and more about Megan settling into life in this little village…. I found it thoroughly engaging, because this village was full of some amazing characters both human and animal…. I mean how can you not adore a dog name Monsieur Mustache???

This book checked all my cozy mystery boxes and more! I got my eccentric characters, my beautiful setting, a wonderful main protagonist, but bonus I got a splash of romance and a huge side of humor! Absolutely recommend to cozy mystery lovers, and the good news is that there is a follow up with an equally compelling title!

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


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I’m an English expat living in France, having moved here with my family in 2006 after fourteen years as an expat in Ireland. I now consider myself a European rather than ‘belonging’ to any particular country. The last ten years have been interesting, to put it mildly. 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 includes alpacas, llamas, huarizos (alpaca-llama crossbreds, unintended in our case and all of them thanks to one very determined alpaca male), sheep, goats, pigs, ducks, geese, chickens and turkeys, not forgetting our pets of dogs, cats, zebra finches, budgies , canaries, lovebirds and Chinese quail. Before we came to France all we had was a dog and two chickens, so it’s been a steep learning curve. I recount these experiences in my book Heads Above Water: Staying Afloat in France and the sequel to that, Total Immersion: Ten Years in France. I also blog regularly at

I’m married to Chris and we have three bilingual TCKs (third culture kids) who are resilient and resourceful and generally wonderful.     

I’m a traditionally-published author of many children’s books, and am now self-publishing too. I have worked part-time as a freelance editor for thirty years after starting out as a desk editor for Hodder & Stoughton. Find me at The rest of the time I’m running carp fishing lakes with Chris and inevitably cleaning up some or other animal’s poop.   

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The Holiday Cruise by Victoria Cooke @VictoriaCooke10 @rararesources #BookReview

Happy Saturday book lovers!

Only 100 days left to shop for Christmas!!! Just thought that might brighten your day!😏

Excited today to be part of the blog tour and share my review for this fun book! Thank you so much to Rachel for my invitation and Victoria Cooke for this fantastic story!😍

The Holiday CruiseThe Holiday Cruise

As if it weren’t enough to be cheated on by her husband of ten years, Yorkshire lass Hannah Davis is losing her beauty salon business too. Luckily, her big sister is there to pick up the pieces, but Hannah is desperate to find some independence.

Impulsively, Hannah applies for a spa job…on a cruise ship! Christmas in the Caribbean, springtime in the Mediterranean, what’s not to like? But, despite being in her thirties, Hannah has never done anything on her own before, and she’s terrified.

As the ship sets sail, Hannah has never been further from home…or closer to discovering who she is and who she wants to be.

My Thoughts

Fun! Fun! Fun!

Wow! This book was quite the unexpected gem! This was a book all about discovering who you really are…. A book filled with fabulous characters, strong friendships, and a blooming romance… and the best part it was all set on a cruise ship, that took me on a virtual cruise to places I probably will never go… The entire time I kept thinking about one of my favorite childhood television shows “The Love Boat“ I kept expecting Isaac or Gopher or Doc to pop up any minute…. anybody else watch the show? It was exciting and new! Come on board they’re expecting you??? Ring any bells, anyone… anyone….

Hannah loses her husband, her business, and her home in about a weeks time… fortunately her sister is there to help her pick up the pieces, but Hannah needs to reallydiscover who she is and assert her independence for the very first time in her life… prompted by a chance encounter Hannah decides to apply to work in the spa on a cruise ship… The thought of Christmas in the Caribbean and summer in the Mediterranean sounds simply irresistible…. but after she gets the job reality and fear set in, how will she be able to survive all on her own?

I thoroughly enjoyed the depiction of life working on a cruise ship… i’d venture to guess the close quarters and the amount of time you spend with others leads to fast forming strong friendships… I loved reading about Hannah and her friends and would have loved to spend a day or two with them… also loved all the visits into all the Ports, I felt as though I got to go on a cruise from my couch…. I have been on a couple of cruises and thoroughly enjoyed them but never in the Mediterranean or the Caribbean rather the Atlantic and the Pacific….

The character growth in Hannah was so wonderful to watch and it made the second half of this book so much better…. had this book started off with a romance I think it would have detracted from a lot, especially Hannah’s character… it’s nice to see a woman rediscover herself on her own before a man enters the picture… having said that though, I would really enjoy a sequel to this book!

A wonderful story filled with fun, friendship, love, self discovery, beautiful sights, and did I mention fun? Absolutely recommend if you enjoy books that allow you to escape from reality when you pick them up….

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

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Victoria Cooke grew up in the city of Manchester before crossing the Pennines in pursuit of a career in education. She now lives in Huddersfield with her husband and two young daughters and when she’s not at home writing by the fire with a cup of coffee in hand, she loves working out in the gym and travelling. Victoria was first published at the tender age of eight by her classroom teacher who saw potential in a six-page story about an invisible man. Since then she’s always had a passion for reading and writing, undertaking several writers’ courses before completing her first novel, ‘The Secret to Falling in Love,’ in 2016

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The Pretender by Katie Ward @KatieWWriter @rararesources #BookReview #Giveaway

Happy Saturday all!

Welcome to my stop on this enchanting blog tour, I’m thrilled to share my review with you today! Thanks so much to Rachel for my invitation and to Katie Ward for her delightful story!👑

The PretenderThe Pretender

France 2000: Two babies are born on the same day just two hours apart – but to very different lives. Isabella is a Princess and heir to the French throne, while Sophia is born into a life of poverty and abuse at the hands of her father. At the age of 18, Sophia runs away from home. That same night, Isabella is also fleeing from the burden of her royal life when she finds Sophia slumped at the palace gates. Amazed by how alike they look, Isabella proposes a daring plot – to exchange their lives for one week. 
‘The Pretender’ is an emotionally intense and compelling story of friendship, love and the strange power of destiny.

My Thoughts

This was a fun fluffy fairytale with a positive message… based on the fairytale “The Prince and The Popper”…. now I am not very familiar with this fairytale other than a vague recollection of there being a Disney movie with Mickey Mouse being the prince and the popper… it is the classic switching of identities, but in this case one of the culprits is a royal…. and as we have all been told before “the grass isn’t always greener on the other side of the fence.“

Sophia has returned home after attending school, she lives on the wrong side of the tracks… with a shaky family life she is hoping to make amends…. when that does not happen and her father kicks her out she finds herself at the gates to the Royal Palace…. Isabella is a princess but tired of all the restrictions and responsibilities this has put on her life… so when she runs across Sophia and sees how similar they look she hatches a plan… The girls will switch identities for a week…

What I loved about this is how committed both girls were to throwing themselves into the others life… they both definitely had some eye-opening and unexpected experiences…. as they say it is hard to judge another person‘s life until you have walked in their shoes, and Isabella and Sophia got a chance to do this…. I adored the friendship that developed between these girls…. I also appreciated that this was a book filled with lessons especially the fact that your actions have consequences….

This was an enchanting story that leaned a little more towards young adult then new adult… it was a clean red not even sure if it would get a PG rating? Absolutely recommend to readers of all ages who believe in fairytales and happily ever after’s!

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Katie Ward always knew she wanted to write for a living. However, she was told by her careers advisor that “it might be more appropriate for you to work in a shop”. When Katie didn’t get the grades she needed to get into college, she negotiated a three month trial. After successfully completing the course she secured a place at her first choice university to study Journalism.

After realising she wanted to be an author, Katie moved to Dublin where she worked her way up from receptionist to Executive Assistant at Merrill Lynch. Katie continued to write in her spare time, submitting her short story into the “Do the Write Thing” competition being run by Irish TV show ‘Seoige and O’Shea’. This story was originally written when Katie was 14 after she was inspired by an article in her favourite teen magazine. Katie was the only non-Irish author selected to have her story published in an anthology of the same name which reached 19 in the Irish Best sellers List. Katie was also shortlisted for a competition judged by MAN Booker Prize winning author Roddy Doyle which was run by Metro Eireann newspaper.

Katie currently lives in Devon with her cat (aka ‘Her Royal Fluffiness’) where she sings in a community choir and has recently taken up Archery. Katie’s favourite author has been Roald Dahl since she was a child as she loves the dark edge he brings to his books. On the flip side though, Katie loves Disney, magic, unicorns and a good rom com film at the cinema with her friends.

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Suspended Retribution by Rob Ashman @RobAshmanAuthor @bloodhoundbook #BookReview

Hope you are having a fabulous Friday!

Thrilled to share my review today for this dark and compelling book!

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Alex Jarrod is a war veteran. When a flesh-eating parasite destroys his face, he returns from Afghanistan with a head full of nightmares. His world crumbles around him until he realises there is work to be done. Another war to fight.

DI Rosalind Kray has her hopes pinned on becoming the new DCI after tracking down another serial killer, but those in charge have other ideas.

After a small-time crook is killed in a hit and run and a serial burglar is brutally murdered, Kray suspects a vigilante is at work. But her bosses disregard her theory – until they discover a third victim.

Once again Kray finds herself on the trail of a serial killer but this one is different. This one lives in his own private war zone.

With her bosses on her heels Kray has her work cut out and the body count is rising.

But he’s not going to stop until the mission is complete … and Kray’s not going to stop until she finds him.

My Thoughts

Fascinating! Gripping! Insightful!

This is the third book in this dark and addictive series… this book had a bit of a different feel to it, wasn’t quite as gory, but still was captivating from first page to last…. what I love most about this series is getting into the mind of the killer… whether the motivation or justification for the killing is revenge as in the previous book or justice as in this book, it is simply fascinating to see into the psyche of a killer….

Rosalind Kray is back on the case, and a few steps ahead of everyone else… we really got a better look into who Rosalind truly is… we even got a bit of humor and perhaps even a love interest? She still drinks a little too much, is a little defensive, but I feel as though I got a better sense of who she is… I also really enjoyed watching her physically and mentally approach the investigation in this book…

Alex the killer in this book is disturbed and yet a sympathetic character… suffering from PTSD after serving in Afghanistan we really got a real glimpse into what made this man into a monster…. we got a look into the atrocities of war in Afghanistan, it was heartbreaking, but is killing ever justified? Can one man act as judge, jury, and executioner? This really puts you in an uncomfortable and confusing position when you don’t hate the bad guy quite the contrary you have compassion for him…

A well-crafted third installment in this intriguing series that can absolutely be read as a standalone… absolutely recommend to all crime thriller lovers this is an absolute must read series!

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

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Rob is married to Karen with two grown up daughters. He is originally from South Wales and after moving around with work settled in North Lincolnshire where he’s spent the last twenty-two years.
Like all good welsh valley boys Rob worked for the National Coal Board after leaving school at sixteen and went to University at the tender age of twenty-three when the pit closures began to bite. Since then he’s worked in a variety of manufacturing and consulting roles both in the UK and abroad.
It took Rob twenty-four years to write his first book. He only became serious about writing it when his dad got cancer. It was an aggressive illness and Rob gave up work for three months to look after him and his mum. Writing Those That Remain became his coping mechanism. After he wrote the book his family encouraged him to continue, so not being one for half measures, Rob got himself made redundant, went self-employed so he could devote more time to writing and four years later the Mechanic Trilogy is the result.
When he is not writing, Rob is a frustrated chef with a liking for beer and prosecco, and is known for occasional outbreaks of dancing.
Rob published the Mechanic Trilogy with Bloodhound Books in 2017 and will be releasing three new books during 2018. These are titled: Faceless, This Little Piggy and Suspended Retribution.
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The Oddest Little Series by Beth Good -Part 2 @rararesources @BethGoodWriter #BookReview #BookShop #ChocolateShop #Romance

Happy Friday all!

Welcome back to my second stop on this wonderful blog tour! I am absolutely loving this series of ODD LITTLE books! Many thanks to Rachel for my invitation and to Beth Good for her charming words!💛The Oddest Little Series

Oddest Little_BOOK SHOPThe Oddest Little Book Shop

My Thoughts

Delightful! Charming! A Whole Lot of FUN!

The “Oddest Little” series is the perfect little escape to brighten any day! Each book has its own unique set of characters with an entirely different story, but they all share The same charm and humor! Each book will warm your heart and leave you with a smile on your face and an overwhelming desire to visit Cornwall!

📚”Oddest Little Book Shop”

This might be my favorite of the bunch, although it is hard to choose a favorite… this was a sweet second chance love story with two wonderful main characters…. Daisy is a big TV star who has returned home to housesit her parents house and lick her wounds after a bad break up… Daisy has been gone for 15 years so when she runs into her old first love Nick she doesn’t know what to think or feel…. and of course she first runs into him in a very precarious position in the nude…. I loved the banter between Daisy and Nick it was sweet and sassy and a little biting at times… wasn’t sure how this all was going to turn out, but the conclusion was perfect and more than satisfying!

I have to add I love the fact that daisies ex-boyfriend‘s name was Ben Dover!😂

🍫”Oddest Little Chocolate Shop”

Clementine, chocolate, a cat, and chemistry all tied up in a perfect little package! This was a scrumptious story all about good old Clementine trying to save her beloved chocolate shop… add in a sexy French chocolatier and this book is the perfect recipe for a lovely afternoon of reading! Clementine is the kind of character you can’t help but cheer for… another fabulous installment in this fun series, this book was in a word delicious!

💕”Oddest Little Romance”

This was another second chance romance with a bit of a twist… Isabel has everything planned out, so what if she is marrying a man she barely knows, it is about time for her to get married… so what happens when she receives an anonymous letter asking her to marry him? Who is this mystery man? And what is he doing spoiling her perfect plans? There were so many crazy mishaps in this book I was smiling the entire time! And can I just say Luis was so over-the-top and I probably wouldn’t like him in real life, but he was a fabulous character! Another homerun in this fabulous series!

Beth Good has fast become one of my favorite authors! This series was so enchanting, I just adored it! There are several Christmas books in the series that I might have purchased today and will be reading and reviewing in December, if I can wait that long! I also got a sneak peek at Miss Good’s full length book coming out later this year, and I am intrigued!

Do yourself a favor pick up one of these delightful Novellas I can guarantee it will brighten up your day!

Escape to the gorgeous seaside resort of Port Pol, where love and laughter overflow in the Cornish sunshine.

‘I love Beth Good’s quirky style!’ – bestselling author, Katie Fforde

After ten long years away, television star Daisy Diamond is finally going home.

She’s not back at the gorgeous seaside resort of Port Pol in sunny Cornwall five minutes before she realises the mistake she’s made. Her childhood sweetheart Nick Old – affectionately known as ‘Devil’ – is still living there, running the local bookshop, and he is determined to rekindle their flame.

Daisy is no longer the dewy-eyed romantic of her school days. Her life may not have gone according to plan, but she’s not afraid to show Nick how much she’s grown since he famously dumped her at the school leavers’ disco.

Even if it means bending her heart out of shape a little . . .

A charming summer novella from popular romantic comedy writer Beth Good and another entry in her quirky ‘Oddest Little Shop’ series.

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From the first day of Annie’s arrival in the sleepy Cornish resort of Polzel, next-door neighbour Gabriel seems determined to make her life difficult.

Despite his sexy looks and angelic name, Gabriel behaves like an ogre to everyone, and has apparently been that way since losing his wife in a surfing accident. Annie would do far better, her friend Claudia urges her, to focus her attentions on Jamie instead. Jamie’s the hottest lifeguard in the village – and her co-worker in the Polzel beach shop.

But when Polzel’s famous annual pie-rolling contest sees Annie and Gabriel forced together, it turns out Annie might have a thing for big Cornish ogres after all . . .

A feel-good summer novella from popular romantic comedy writer Beth Good and another quirky entry in her ‘Oddest Little Shop’ series.

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Izzie has the perfect plan for a perfect life. Work hard, get married, settle down, start a family. But when a mysterious Valentine’s day card arrives, asking in a bold scrawl, ‘Will you marry me?’, it upends everything.
Because Izzie thought she’d found Mr Right – and the card isn’t from him.

Puzzled, she sets out to discover the identity of her secret admirer . . . and is shocked by the truth. Torn in two directions, Izzie doesn’t know what to do.

Should she stick to the plan, or is it time to take life in a bold new direction?

Another quirky, charming novella in the ‘Oddest Little Shop’ series from popular romantic comedy writer Beth Good.

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Treat yourself to something delicious . . .

‘I love Beth Good’s quirky style!’ – bestselling author Katie Fforde

When Clementine discovers that Monsieur Ravel’s beloved chocolaterie is about to close, she rushes to rescue it – without thinking through the consequences.

A lost Persian cat, a depressed but utterly gorgeous French chocolatier, an allergic shop assistant in search of true love, the oddest little chocolate shop Clementine has ever seen . . .

Can Clementine save them all, or has she bitten off more than she can chew?

A delicious, feel-good novella set in the world of chocolate-making from popular romantic comedy writer Beth Good.

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Oddest Little_TEA SHOPThe Oddest Little Cornish Tea Shop

‘I love Beth Good’s quirky style!’ Katie Fforde

It’s a big day for Charlie Bell – the grand reopening of her Aunt Pansy’s long-closed tea rooms in Tremevissey, a quaint Cornish seaside resort. But not everyone is happy for Charlie. The locals say the tea rooms are cursed. For Pansy was cruelly jilted by her lover, and walked out into the ocean, never to return.

Charlie dismisses the ‘curse’ as superstitious nonsense, but by the end of the first day, her world is in tatters, and she’s not even sure the tea rooms can open again.

Then in walks a rugged, taciturn man with a sexy smile and everything he owns on his back, looking for a summer job . . .

Is Gideon Petherick an angel in disguise? Or is history about to repeat itself?

The latest novella in Beth Good’s quirky and popular ‘Oddest Little Shop’ romcom series.

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Born and raised in Essex, England, Beth Good was whisked away to an island tax haven at the age of eleven to attend an exclusive public school and rub shoulders with the rich and famous. Sadly, she never became rich or famous herself, so had to settle for infamy as a writer of dubious novels. She writes under several different names, mainly to avoid confusing her readers – and herself! As Beth Good she writes romantic comedy and feel-good fiction. She also writes thrillers as Jane Holland, historicals as Victoria Lamb and Elizabeth Moss, and feel-good fiction as Hannah Coates.

Beth currently lives in the West Country where she spends a great deal of time thinking romantic thoughts while staring out of her window at sheep. (These two actions are unrelated.)

You can find her most days on Twitter as @BethGoodWriter where she occasionally indulges in pointless banter about chocolate making and the Great British Bake Off. Due to a basic inability to say no, she has too many children and not enough money, which means she needs as many readers as she can get.

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Another Rebecca by Tracey Scott-Townsend @authortrace @annecater #BookReview #RandomThingsTours

TGIF book friends!

Delighted to share with you today my review for this dark domestic drama! Many thanks to Anne Cater for my invitation to the blog tour and to Tracy Scott-Townsend for her wonderful words!💛🧡

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A gripping psychological family drama about Rebecca Grey, a sensitive girl who’s spent her childhood caring for her alcoholic mother, Bex. They lurch from one poverty-stricken situation to another until Rebecca is hospitalised with exhaustion. While there, she has an illness-triggered hallucination which entangles her deeper than ever into her mother’s psyche. As an art student, Rebecca can’t understand why she is repeatedly impelled to paint a white horse in a blue landscape. And then there is the boy with yellow hair who she glimpses from the corner of her eye.

Bex’s life was frozen by a shocking tragedy when she was nineteen. Her ‘great grief’ caused her to make a decision which nobody must ever find out about. Rebecca has been implicated in her mother’s lies since the moment of her birth, a fact that her father, Jack, has no inkling of.

As Rebecca gets to know her father’s new family, the gap between her and her mother widens. The mystery of Bex’s dark past comes into focus when an old woman she has never met contacts Rebecca, claiming to be her grandmother.

The thunder of hooves is getting closer for both Rebecca and Bex and the blond-haired boy is more and more often in Rebecca’s dreams. Can Bex continue to keep Rebecca in the dark about the circumstances of her birth, or will the final twist in her tail set Rebecca free to make a new life of her own?

Adapted from a short story written by the author when she was an art student, Another Rebecca was inspired by the painting There is no Night by Jack B. Yeats.

My Thoughts

This was a poetically told clever story that was absolutely nothing like I had anticipated… this really was the story of Rebecca and her mother “the other Rebecca, “ Becks… it is about the unfortunate tragic truth of being raised by an alcoholic parent… this part of the story hits very close to home, my children unfortunately have an alcoholic father and it is not an easy road…. I was left to pick up the pieces and still carry a tremendous amount of guilt about all of this, therefore I really have very little sympathy for alcoholics… and I have to admit I spent a great deal of this book disliking Rebecca’s mother tremendously… this is not to say I did not like the story… I thought it was gritty, real, and raw when it came to the portrayal of an alcoholic, very well done…. I also like the fact that this book was based on a short story written by the author about a painting…. The writing style had an artistic feel to it almost poetic….

The first few chapters of this book were a bit convoluted, I had a hard time getting my footing in this book… but once I got used to the style it was quite enjoyable… told in three alternating points of view Rebecca, her mother, and her father Jack… rebecca’s voice was so haunting… what was up with the white horse and the boy with the yellow hair?

This book is a slow burn that you need to take your time with two thoroughly grasp…. I found it to be beautiful, heartbreaking, and dark… A compelling read I won’t soon forget!

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Tracey Scott Townsend Author PicABOUT THE AUTHOR: Tracey is a novelist, poet and fine artist. She has been writing since she was a child and often performed her poems standing on a bench in the school playground. Inevitably, she didn’t quite ‘fit in’ at school.

Her books are: The Last Time We Saw Marion, (2014, Inspired Quill) Of His Bones (stand-alone sequel to The Last Time We Saw Marion, 2017, Inspired Quill) and The Eliza Doll (2016, Wild Pressed Books). Another Rebecca was originally published by Inspired Quill in 2015, and is to be re-released by Wild Pressed Books in September 2018.

Tracey is the mother of four grown children. She spends a lot of time travelling in their camper van with her husband, Phil, their two rescue dogs Luna and Pixie and the cat, Pheoby.


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The Other Couple by Sarah J. Naughton @TrapezeBooks @SarahJNaughton #BookReview

Happy Thursday book lovers!

Excited to be on the blog tour and share with you today my review for this addictive psychological thriller! Many thanks to Tracy Fenton for my invitation!

The Other Couple by Sarah J. Naughton

My Thoughts

Addicting! Complex! Atmospheric!

How well do you know the person you just vowed to spend the rest of your life with? That is the question that Asha is asking herself when she wakes up in the hospital with no memory of what has happened and no sign of her new husband Ollie… this was an addictive fast-paced psychological thriller that I could not put down! Asha is a tremendously likable and sympathetic character and I found myself needing to know what in the world was going on!

Asha and Ollie are on their honeymoon in paradise after a fairytale wedding… but something is not right, Ollie wants to spend more time with others then his new wife… is the honeymoon already over? Why is Ollie behaving so strangely? Told from two different timelines the fairytale wedding in London and the honeymoon on the beaches of Vietnam… Asha struggles to find out why her fairytale has turned into a nightmare…. I was suspicious of everyone… Paradise was filled with suspicious and unlikable characters, that is for sure!

This was a well plotted twisty psychological thriller that kept me on the edge of my seat… so descriptive and atmospheric that I could feel the heat of the Vietnam beaches and smell the salt of the ocean… I could also feel the tension that emanated from those beaches…. The conclusion to this story the who, the what, and the Y, was crazy and the absolute twistiest! Loved it!

Absolutely recommend when you’re looking for a compulsive, complex, atmospheric, and twisty psychological thriller!

*** many thanks to Orion Publishing for my copy of this book ***

About the Book

A dark, twisty psychological thriller set in paradise

Amber wakes up in a Vietnamese hospital; she has been left for dead on the holiday of a lifetime after a night-time swim in the picturesque So Den caves.

We flashback to her fairytale wedding with Ollie, where a mystery guest puts in motion a change of events that will lead to murder.

Unable to come to terms with the police’s version of events, Amber returns to the scene of the crime. She remembers that there was another couple during the night of the murder. And the killer is still out there…


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Jessica’s Promise by Jill Childs @author_jill @bookouture #BookReview

This week has been flying by, hope your Wednesday is going well!

Delighted to be part of the blog blitz and share with you today my review for this emotional domestic thriller! Many thanks to Kim for my invitation and to Jill Childs for her wonderful story💛

My Thoughts

Riveting! Troubling! Emotional!

This was a brilliant fast-paced domestic drama! I love these emotional domestic thrillers full of twists and turns and secrets…. the kind of book that keeps you turning those pages and leaves you in tears in the middle of the night… this book did all these things and so much more! This is a book that will make you check on your kids a few times while reading, so make sure they are home… A book that also will make you question, who is watching my kids? Thankfully my kids are of an age where they are no longer being babysat, but I think I’d have a hard time dropping my kids off at the babysitter after reading this one!

Theresa along with her three-year-old daughter Jessica, 11-year-old stepdaughter Fran and her husband Craig move to a new house… there new next-door neighbor Angie seems a bit eccentric, but the girls take to her right away, especially Jessica… when Theresa goes back to work as a salon manager she chooses to have Angie watch the kids…. but how well does she know Angie? Soon enough we find out Angie has a dark secret, but what is it? And why is it that Theresa struggles with her daughter Jessica‘s behavior and Angie handles it like a champ? And what is Craig up to after work? Theresa’s life seems to be spiraling out of control and then Jessica goes missing! Who took Jessica? And why?

With a neighborhood of suspects, this book made me suspicious of everybody… you knew the culprit was someone close, but why did they take Jessica and where was she? The chapters from the point of view of the culprit were downright chilling! Both Theresa and Angie were well developed characters and I had sympathy for both of them… although I do have to admit I was suspicious of both of them at some point during the book…

A compelling story full of all the twists and turns you love in a thriller… with an ending that I never thought of, but it made complete sense…. The short chapters in this book made it a quick satisfying read… strongly encourage you to pick this one up if you are a fan of emotional domestic thrillers with a plethora of suspects…

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

About the Book

‘You wouldn’t trust a stranger with your wallet. Or your house keys. So why your little girl, the most precious thing you have?’

Teresa’s heart stops when she enters her daughter’s bedroom to find that her sweet, trusting little girl is gone.

Teresa can’t bear to think who would snatch a terrified three-year-old from her mother in the middle of the night, but all the signs point to someone close to home. Hasn’t Jessica’s stepfather been acting a little oddly? Or is it, as Teresa is beginning to fear, something to do with Angie, her daughter’s babysitter who lives next door…?

Gentle, retired Angie – she must be lonely, with only her memories to keep her company in that big, old house. And she’s always had a special connection with Jessica… was trusting Angie with her precious daughter the biggest mistake of Teresa’s life?

What do we really know about those who watch our children? Jessica’s Promise is a compelling domestic drama for fans of Jodi Picoult, Lisa Wingate and Kerry Fisher.





About the Author

Jill has always loved writing – real and imaginary – and spent 30 years travelling the world as a journalist, living overseas and reporting wherever the news took her. She’s now made her home in London with her husband and twin girls who love stories as much as she does. Although she’s covered everything from earthquakes and floods, riots and wars, she’s found some of the most extraordinary stories right here at home – in the secrets and lies she imagines behind closed doors on ordinary streets, just like yours.

If you’ve enjoyed reading one of Jill’s books, please do leave a review.

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Summer of Secrets by Nikola Scott @nikola_scott @annecater #BookReview #RandomThingTours

Happy Wednesday book lovers!

Thrilled to be part of the blog tour and share with you today my review for this beautiful story! Many thanks to Anne Cater for my invitation and to Nikola Scott for her lovely words💕

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August 1939

At peaceful Summerhill, orphaned Maddy hides from the world and the rumours of war. Then her adored sister Georgina returns from a long trip with a new friend, the handsome Victor. Maddy fears that Victor is not all he seems, but she has no idea just what kind of danger has come into their lives…

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Chloe is newly pregnant. This should be a joyful time, but she is fearful for the future, despite her husband’s devotion. When chance takes her to Summerhill, she’s drawn into the mystery of what happened there decades before. And the past reaches out to touch her in ways that could change everything…

My Thoughts

Absorbing! Unforgettable! Marvelous!

This is a beautiful duel timeline story that seamlessly weaves the past and the present… I am dipping my toe back into the historical fiction waters and this really is the best way to do that… it is always so interesting to see how much the present mirrors the past…

1939 the year before WWII breaks out and Maddie is excited for her sister to come home… but when Georgina arrives home she is not alone she has brought many friends including Victor… Victor is handsome and charismatic, but Victor is not what he seems… present day Chloe is expecting her first baby and should be elated, but she’s not… her husband is controlling and loves her to the point of suffocation…. The two women me when Maddie is 90 and Chloe is hired to photograph her… A beautiful friendship develops bringing back memories of Maddys past, and making both women realize human nature does not change with time…

I have to admit that Chloe’s story really resonated with me and as much as I enjoyed Maddie story I was always eagerly anticipating returning to Chloe… Chloe was very relatable to me and I completely understood what she was going through, and I so wanted everything to turn out for the best for her…. this book really is all about the ugly and dark side of love… both women truly found themselves in less than ideal relationships in this book… it was heartbreaking and yet it was hopeful… it was real and raw, love isn’t always the answer, sometimes it is the question….

A beautifully told story that captivated my heart and mind from start to finish… absolutely recommend to fans of historical fiction, complex relationships, and wonderful stories!

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Nikola Scott Author picABOUT THE AUTHOR: Nikola Scott was born and raised in Germany and studied at university there. Having been obsessed with books from a young age, Nikola moved to New York City after her Master’s degree to begin her first job in book publishing, a career in which she could fully indulge her love of fiction! 

She spent ten years working in publishing in New York and then in London, editing other people’s books, before she decided to take the leap into becoming a full-time writer herself. 

She now lives in Frankfurt with her husband and two sons.

MY MOTHER’S SHADOW was published in 2017 to wonderful reviews. Her new novel SUMMER OF SECRETS is coming in September 2018.

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