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A Real Royal Christmess by Linda West **Book Review** @rararesources

Happy Friday y’all!

Well it is officially Christmas shopping season! I have a few gifts purchased and a few more to go. It will definitely not be the typical Christmas this year but as long as we’re all healthy it’s all good!🛍🎁

A Real Royal Christmess

Jess is trying to win back her boyfriend, who dumped her for being boring. Jamie is trying to complete his father’s bucket list before he takes the Crown. Both of them are hiding who they truly are, and when the truth is discovered, it’s a real royal Christmess!

My Thoughts

Once Upon a Time in an apartment in Manhattan lived a girl named Jess. Jess is a good person, a loyal friend, a reliable employee, and a little naïve. One day while at the office Christmas party Jess finds out that her “boyfriend“ is an evil man. When evil man Colin receives the promotion that Jess has been working to help him earn, he informs Jess that he is taking the promotion and moving away without her. Jess is crushed but luckily her fairy godbestie Molly has just won a glamorous trip to an enchanted Vermont resort. So the girls head to Vermont for a girl’s getaway. Jess is determined to shed her predictable persona and engage in extreme winter activities. On her first day on the Vermont slopes she runs literally into the handsome but annoying Jamie. But little does Jess know that Jamie is a prince in disguise. A girl… a prince… a snowboard… a hot air balloon… a toboggan… a hamburger… truffles… Romance… secrets… Will these to get there happily ever after? Or will their hearts be frozen forever?

This was a cute and cozy winter Romance. Jess and Jamie were both likable characters and quite adorable together. The story was packed with the perfect blend of humor and romance. It was fun to join these characters on their winter adventures. And if Christmas Romance is not your thing this really is more of a winter romance Christmas is kind of an afterthought.

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*** Big thank you to the author for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***

Purchase Links 

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08KTMFCK4 

US – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08KTMFCK4 

Author Bio 

Linda West is the best selling author of the adorable and enchanting “Christmas Kisses and Cookies.” It is a delightful series of holiday romances based around the town of Kissing Bridge and the magical Landers sisters who are the reigning blue ribbon cookie queens thanks to their mothers’ ‘special’ recipe book. 


Linda was the owner of Mayberry – a celebrity-filled restaurant in Malibu where many of her recipes enchanted the regulars such as Tom Hanks and Anthony Hopkins to name a few. Her recipes are sprinkled throughout her fiction books much to the delight of her fans.


Her newest venture is in the cozy mystery and humor genre. With – Death by Crockpot – the first in her newest series -Linda takes her favorite known characters from Kissing Bridge and throws them into some side-splitting funny adventures. 

Social Media Links – 

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http://www.morningmayan.com/ 

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Unwrapping the Best Man by Rachael Stewart **Book Promo** @rararesources

Hello book friends!

Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow US readers! So Thanksgiving will be a little different this year it will be just me and my kids and the Thanksgiving dinner I picked up from a local restaurant!🦃

Unwrapping the Best Man

On the first night of Christmas, her sexy crush finally gave to her—an unbelievably hot night! Now she’s ready for nights two, three and four… Unwrap the steamy sequel to Getting Dirty by Rachael Stewart.

I’ve lusted after brawny, gorgeously rough Jackson Black for six lust-fueled, unrequited years. But Jackson has rules, and the big one is “no getting involved with clients” of his elite London sex club. Including me. But our best friends are getting married, and for one deliciously hot night, the maid of honor and best man agree…what happens in the Scottish Highlands, stays in the Scottish Highlands.

It was everything I wanted and more…until the complete jerk disappears during the night.

Now it’s Christmas, and I have a plan to prove to Jackson Black just how much I don’t care, that he doesn’t turn me on like a Christmas tree. Only Operation: Naughty Elf is backfiring big-time. That aching need for his touch is stronger than ever. It’s painfully clear that I want more than just a fling from the untouchable Jackson Black.

I have one chance to unwrap the best man. But is this sexy, guarded grinch about to steal my heart…or break it?

Purchase Link – http://mybook.to/unwrappingthebestman 

Author Bio –

Rachael Stewart adores conjuring up stories for the readers of Harlequin Mills & Boon and Deep Desires Press, with tales varying from the heartwarmingly romantic to the wildly erotic.

She’s been writing since she could put pen to paper as the stacks of scrawled on A4 sheets in her loft will attest to, and the lovingly bound short stories that her father would run off at work and proudly share out with his colleagues. Thinking it was a pipe dream to be published one day, she pursued a sensible career in business but she was really play-acting, achieving the appropriate degree and spending many years in the corporate world where she never truly belonged. Always happiest when she was sat at her laptop in the quiet hours tapping out a story or two. And so here she is, a published author, her full-time pleasure, a dream come true.

A Welsh lass at heart, she now lives in Yorkshire with her husband and three children, and if she’s not glued to her laptop, she’s wrapped up in them or enjoying the great outdoors seeking out inspiration.

Social Media Links – 

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Twitter – https://twitter.com/rach_b52

Website – https://rachaelstewartauthor.com/

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The Preserve by Ariel S. Winter **Book Review** @atriabooks

Happy Monday!

Delighted to FINALLY sure my review for this unique story with you. A robot police procedural, can definitely say I have not read a book like this one before.🤖

My Thoughts

An intriguing blend of sci-fi and a police procedural. The world has been decimated by plague. Humans and robots live in tandem. The robot population has surpassed that of the humans. In order to “preserve“ the human race The Preserve is created. A segregated part of the country where NO robots are allowed and humans attempt to revitalize their numbers. However, the Preserve is not thriving dependent on government subsidies. When a high profile murder takes place within the boundaries of the Preserve it’s very existence is threatened. It is up to chief Jesse Lawton to save the Preserve.

This was and engaging story that was a little out of my comfort zone. I am not a big sci-fi fan and I am usually pretty picky when it comes to police procedurals. This book really grabbed my attention from the beginning I was so curious about what was going on and who the murderer was. Chief Laughton was an interesting character, but I really thought his robot partner Kri stole the show. I loved the dynamic between these two and it really made me curious as to how this world came to be. That really is my major complaint about the story… there wasn’t much backstory. I really wanted to learn more about the AI and how the robots came to be so superior. The police procedural part of the story was great and I really love the twist and reveal of the mystery. I’m hoping this will be a series because I think Jesse Lawton could really grow as a character.

*** Big thank you to Atria for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***

About the Book

The near future has been decimated by plague (sound familiar?), and the human population is now a minority. Robots—complex AIs almost indistinguishable from humans—are the ruling majority. Nine months ago, in a controversial move, the robot government opened a series of preserves, designated areas where humans can choose to live without robot interference. Now the preserves face their first challenge: someone has been murdered.

The PreserveChief of Police Jesse Laughton on the SoCar Preserve is assigned to the case. He fears the factions that were opposed to the preserves will use the crime as evidence that the new system does not work. As he digs for information, robots in the outside world start turning up dead from bad drug-like programs that may have originated on SoCar land. And when Laughton learns his murder victim was a hacker who wrote drug-programs, it appears that the two cases might be linked. Soon, it’s clear that the entire preserve system is in danger of collapsing. Laughton’s former partner, a robot named Kir, arrives to assist on the case, and they soon uncover shocking secrets revealing that life on the preserve is not as peaceful as its human residents claim. But in order to protect humanity’s new way of life, Laughton must solve this murder before it’s too late.

 

Ariel S. Winter is the author of The Preserve, Barren Cove, and The Twenty-Year Death, which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Shamus Award, and the Macavity Award. 

Have a lovely day! XOXO Berit❄️

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Pretending by Holly Bourne **Book Review** @harlequinbooks @harperaudio

Happy weekend book friends!

Excited to share with you today my review for this emotional and evocative story.🌷

My Thoughts

Emotional and evocative. This is my first book by Holly Bourne, her provocative storytelling hit me right in the feels. April has had it with the dating scene, she cannot seem to make it past the fifth date. So she decides to channel her alter ego Gretel and become the easy-going carefree no worries type of girl April is certain the guys want. The problem is after dating Joshua as Gretel for several weeks April is thinking Josh might be more than just a fling. So how does April tell Josh that she really isn’t Gretel? And how much of Gretel is really April?

Not going to lie this was NOT the book I was expecting when I picked it up. From the blurb I thought this was going to be a sweet fluffy Romance, definitely was not expecting the emotional journey this book took me on. April is a survivor of verbal/emotional abuse and sexual assault. I felt the heavy subject matter was handled very thoughtfully. The boxing class that April attended for survivors was cathartic and I loved the bonds that formed between these women. I really liked both April and Josh, and liked them even more as a couple. As April dug a bigger and bigger hole for herself I was so worried as to how she was going to get herself out of this? I also found April’s job fascinating and liked how that played out in the story. The audiobook was narrated by Heather Long Who has the most melodic British accent. Seriously she could read to me all day and definitely brought even more depth and sparkle to the story. A well told story that will stay with me.

*** Big thank you to Mira for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***

About the Book

Pretending : A Novel 

Holly Bourne

On Sale Date: November 17, 2020

9780778331506, 0778331504

Trade Paperback

$17.99 USD

416 pages

ABOUT THE BOOK:

In this hilarious and heartbreaking debut novel perfect for fans of Fleabag, a woman struggling to move on after a traumatic relationship pretends to be “the perfect girl” in an act of vengeance that goes awry when she finds herself emotionally compromised.

He said he was looking for a ‘partner in crime’ which everyone knows is shorthand for ‘a woman who isn’t real’.

April is kind, pretty, and relatively normal – yet she can’t seem to get past date five. Every time she thinks she’s found someone to trust, they reveal themselves to be awful, leaving her heartbroken. And angry. Until she realizes that what men are really looking for is Gretel.

Gretel is perfect – beautiful but low maintenance, sweet but never clingy, sexy but not a slut. She’s a Regular Everyday Manic Pixie Dream Girl Next Door With No Problems.

When April starts pretending to be Gretel, dating becomes much more fun – especially once she reels in the unsuspecting Joshua. Finally, April is the one in control, but can she control her own feelings? And as she and Joshua grow closer, how long will she be able to keep pretending?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 

Holly Bourne is a bestselling UK-based YA and Adult Fiction author and is an Ambassador for Women’s Aid. In 2019, she was an Author of the Day at the London Book Fair, and was named by Elle Magazine’s weekly podcast as one of “Six Female Authors Changing the Conversation in 2019”. Pretending is her US debut.

BUY LINKS:

Barnes & Noble

Amazon

Apple Books

Kobo

Google Books

Bookshop.org

SOCIAL LINKS:

Author website: https://hollybourne.co.uk/

Twitter: @holly_bourneYA

Instagram: @hollybourneya

Facebook: @Holly.BourneYA

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A Little Christmas Hope by Kathryn Freeman **Book Review** @rararesources

Happy happy Thursday!

36 days until Christmas! It is prime Christmas reading time and this is a good one!❄️

A Little Christmas Hope

Newly promoted head teacher Anna Dalton needs a Christmas miracle – and fast! After years of sitting through excruciatingly dull Christmas productions, complete with crying children and sleeping parents, she’s determined Riddlescomb Primary School will put on a Nativity to remember. 

Enter bad boy actor Dan Ramsey, recently axed from the lead role in a TV drama and in desperate need of cleaning up his image or he’ll never work again.   

Dan can flash those heart-stopping dimples all he likes, Anna tells herself she isn’t going to fall for them. She knows why he’s decided to volunteer at the school, and it’s for the good of his career…not his soul. 

But as Anna and Dan are forced to work together for the sake of a truly magical Christmas for the children, sparks fly and they can’t help but wonder what will happen once the festive season is over…

My Thoughts

A heartwarming ho ho holiday read. Kathryn Freeman put a Mary and bright smile on my face with this Holly Jolly story. Anna is the head teacher/mistress at a primary school. She is also a widow and the mother of Maisie Who is quite vivacious. Dan is a well known actor who has just been fired from his long time role on a TV series. He has returned to his old stomping grounds to improve his bad boy reputation by teaching acting too primary students. There is instantly a little something something between Dan and Anna; who manages roping him into helping out with the annual Christmas show. SO will The head teacher and the actor find true love under the mistletoe?

This was such a fun and festive story! Anna and Dan were such likable characters as well as their kids. It was so sweet watching Dan interact with the school kids giving them parts in the performance that would play to their strengths. The story was also not over the top Christmas, this will definitely appeal to those grinches of you that aren’t into Christmas books. Anna and Dan do take a couple trips to London-ice-skating, the lights, Christmas trees, and The Lion King. All which sounded truly delightful. Another glorious story from this lovely author.

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*** Big thank you to Kathryn Freeman for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***

Purchase Links

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B08CCC2NBY

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08CCC2NBY

Author Bio –

A former pharmacist, I’m now a medical writer who also writes romance. Some days a racing heart is a medical condition, others it’s the reaction to a hunky hero.

I’ve two sons and a husband who asks every Valentine’s Day whether he has to buy a card (yes, he does), so any romance is all in my head. Then again, his unstinting support of my career change proves love isn’t always about hearts and flowers – and heroes come in many disguises.

Social Media Links –

Website:  http://kathrynfreeman.co.uk

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

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/KathrynFreeman1

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The First Time We Met by Jo Lovett **Book Review** @rararesources

Happy Thursday!

Do you believe in love at first sight? Then do I have the book for you! And even if you don’t you’ll enjoy this lovely romantic story.☔️

My Thoughts

Do you believe in love at first sight? Jo Lovett will tug at your heart strings with this romantic story. Izzy and Sam first meet in December when Izzy is working as a waitress. There is an instant spark when these two meet. So why does Sam say no when Izzy asks him out? Well he has a good reason… it is his wedding day. Time passes: marriage, children, new jobs, new countries, and yet they cannot seem to forget. Over a decade has passed and Sam reaches out to Izzy ostensibly for help for his son. They begin an email correspondence, but an ocean, many yearsand relationships, separate these two. Will they be able to rekindle the spark?

Do you believe in “the one“? OK full confession- I do not necessarily believe in love at first sight or the one and yet I really enjoyed this story. Both Izzy and Sam were fabulous characters. I found them both so kind, genuine, and likable. Also found them both quite frustrating at times. I wasn’t always thrilled with some of the characters choices and didn’t like how fickle Izzy was throughout most of the book. Nevertheless, this was an engaging story that warmed my heart.

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*** Big thank you to Bookouture for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***

About the Book

What if you met The One on his wedding day?

Izzy doesn’t believe in love at first sight, but when Sam walks into the cafe where she works one winter’s morning, she knows without a doubt that he’s The One. Too bad Sam’s getting married. Today.

Nearly a year later, Izzy still can’t stop thinking about Sam, the one that got away, but she knows it’s time to move on: he’s a married man and probably wouldn’t recognise her if he passed her on the street.

But Sam has never forgotten Izzy, the funny, gorgeous woman who asked him out on his wedding day. If the timing had only been better, he knows they could have had something wonderful.

When Izzy and Sam’s paths finally cross again, everything has changed. But with the Atlantic Ocean and decades of baggage between them, they are about to find out whether some obstacles are too big for even true love to overcome.

An unforgettable love story about what happens when the stars finally align. Fans of One Day in December, The Day We Met and Jojo Moyes will fall head over heels for The First Time We Met.

About the Author

Jo Lovett lives in London with her family.

She worked in Corporate Tax before taking a longer-than-expected career break to have more-than-expected children (five). She started writing romantic comedy when she realised that she was regularly begging her oldest son to let her do his English homework but she wasn’t actually that interested in haunted houses or Macbeth.

Jo was runner-up in the Good Housekeeping/ Orion First Novel Competition 2018 and shortlisted for the Comedy Women in Print Award 2019.

When she can escape from her laundry mountain and childcare, she enjoys reading, tennis and wine.

https://twitter.com/JoLovettWrites

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The Law of Innocence by Michal Connelly **Book Review** @tr4cyf3nt0n

Happy Tuesday all!

And a BIG HAPPY PUB DAY to one of my favorite authors!🥳

My Thoughts

Mickey Haller is back! And this time he is defending himself…

A man who represents himself, has a fool for a client.

Michael Connelly is one of my all-time favorite authors. I love all his characters, the courtroom drama, the investigation. Mickey Holler is pulled over one night on the way home. The cop explains he is pulling him over because he does not have a back license plate, but what is that dripping out of his trunk? When i the trunk is popped open and a body is found, Mickey knows he’s been framed. But by who? And why? Finding himself in a Downtown LA jail Mickey is determined to defend himself, using his jail cell as his office. He knows his reputation will require him not only to prove his innocence, but also prove who committed the murder.

All the gang is here, old characters and new. Even some surprises. Of course I was thrilled to see my favorite detective ever Harry Bosch, Mickey‘s half brother. Once again I was completely caught up in this intriguing investigation. I also always love to watch Mickey in action in the courtroom – not going to lie can’t help but picture Matthew McConaughey. The story takes place in the beginning of 2020 and it was interesting how the onset of the coronavirus was woven into the story, with an epilogue that really brought it home. Another stellar book from this amazing storyteller.

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*** Big thank you to Orion for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***

About the Book

C

Lincoln Lawyer Mickey Haller must defend himself against murder charges in the heartstopping new thriller from number one New York Times best-selling author Michael Connelly. 

Defense attorney Mickey Haller is pulled over by police, who find the body of a client in the trunk of his Lincoln. Haller is charged with murder and can’t make the exorbitant $5 million bail slapped on him by a vindictive judge. 

Mickey elects to defend himself and must strategize and build his defense from his jail cell in the Twin Towers Correctional Center in downtown Los Angeles, all the while looking over his shoulder – as an officer of the court he is an instant target. 

Mickey knows he’s been framed. Now, with the help of his trusted team, he has to figure out who has plotted to destroy his life and why. Then he has to go before a judge and jury and prove his innocence.

In his highest stakes case yet, Mickey Haller fights for his life and shows why he is “a worthy colleague of Atticus Finch…in the front of the pack in the legal thriller game” (Los Angeles Times).


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Christmas at the Cornish Confetti Agency by Daisy James **Book Review** @rararesources

Greetings book friends!

Another wonderful Christmas book to warm your heart with! This is such a great series- I encourage you to pick them all up curl up with a blanket, a cup of hot chocolate and enjoy!

Christmas at the Cornish Confetti Agency

It’s Christmas at The Cornish Confetti Agency!

When Lexie Harrington is asked to choreograph Phoebe and Sam’s Christmas-themed wedding, she can’t wait to create the perfect winter wonderland – elegantly dressed fir trees, glossy garlands of holly and mistletoe, baskets of yule logs and pine cones, and the mouth-watering fragrance of gingerbread, cinnamon sticks and warm mulled wine floating through the air.

With handsome wedding columnist-cum-fledgling scriptwriter Theo Barker at her side, she’s confident that she can create the perfect festive ambience the bride and groom have been dreaming of since their engagement in the Swiss Alps; no rampant hosepipes, no mechanical mice, no confetti-filled hairdryers.

But this is The Cornish Confetti Agency, and the words ‘plain-sailing’ and ‘hassle-free’ do not feature in the promotional brochure. So, when a much-loved portrait of the groom’s father is adorned with pirate eye-patches and black plastic moustaches, and his expensive cologne is switched for toilet cleaner, Lexie and Theo must once again don their metaphorical deerstalkers and unravel the mystery before the wedding dissolves into Christmas-themed chaos and calamity.

A perfect Christmas wedding?
Is there such a thing for The Cornish Confetti Agency?

A glittery, feel-good story perfect for the festive season, and the third book in The Cornish Confetti Agency series.

My Thoughts

Christmas and weddings. Whimsy and chaos. Romance and intrigue. Comfort and joy. Daisy James put the Fa La La in festive with this fabulously dazzling holiday read. This is the third book in this delightful Series; it can probably be red as a standalone but I would encourage you to read the previous books they are pretty fantastic! Lexi is not only planning the perfect Christmas wedding in this book. She is also using her past talents and planning a wedding dress fashion show for her Bestie Freya. Hopeful that everything will go smoothly, but well aware that things tend to happen. This was so much fun! Lexi is just such a great character I’ve loved her from the very first book. She just takes everything as it comes always with so much humor, heart and a smile on her face. Loved watching the romance develop between Theo and Lexi throughout the series. Was loads of fun catching up with Freya and Jasper. A lovely story filled with so much Christmas spirit, old friends and new, gorgeous weddings, glamorous dresses, dazzling decorations, delicious gingerbread. This book was a true gift all wrapped up in pretty paper with the perfect bow on top.

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*** Big thank you to the author for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***

Purchase Links

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0892GV962

US – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0892GV962

Author Bio –

Daisy James loves writing stories with strong heroines and swift-flowing plotlines. She especially likes to create sunshine-filled settings in exotic locations – the Caribbean, Tuscany, Cornwall, Provence – so she can spend her time envisioning her characters enjoying the fabulous scenery and sampling the local food and drink.

When not scribbling away in her peppermint-and-green summerhouse (garden shed), she spends her time sifting flour and sprinkling sugar and edible glitter. She loves gossiping with friends over a glass of something fizzy or indulging in a spot of afternoon tea – china plates and teacups are a must.

Social Media Links –

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Twitter – https://twitter.com/daisyjamesbooks

Instagram – @daisyjamesbooks

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Christmas at Aunt Elsies by Emily Harvale **Book Review** @rararesources

Hello lovely book friends!

Can you believe that Christmas is in 47 days? We are in full swing of Christmas reading season and I am definitely here for it! Another great Christmas story from one of my favorite authors!🎄

Christmas at Aunt Elsie’s

A distant relative. A blizzard. A Christmas of surprises.

Lottie Short isn’t looking forward to Christmas. Her boyfriend has dumped her and she’s also lost her job. Lottie and her beloved spaniel, Merry, are facing the festive season – and a bleak future, alone.

But a Christmas card and round-robin letter give Lottie hope. And as the first snowflakes fall, she’s on her way to the tiny seaside village of Seahorse Harbour to visit her distant aunt. She’ll stay in a cosy B&B and get some bracing, sea air. That might lift her spirits.

What she doesn’t plan for is a blizzard, her aunt taking a fall, or the dramas unfolding all around her. But at least there’s a warm welcome at Aunt Elsie’s cottage … and a roaring log fire in the village pub.

That’s not all that might bring a rosy glow to Lottie’s cheeks. Asher Bryant, the local vet is pretty hot, and Lottie also hits it off with another visitor to Seahorse Harbour. This festive season might be better than she hoped.

And when Lottie gets more than one surprise this Christmas, perhaps she and Merry won’t be spending the New Year on their own.

This is book 2 in my new series of standalone novels set in the tiny, seaside village of Seahorse Harbour.

My Thoughts

A snowy small town Romance. It’s Christmas time in Seahorse Bay: Twinklimg lights, Christmas carols, hot chocolate and festive joy. Lottie has lost her parents, been dumped, fired from her job and it’s Christmas time *Bah humbug* Needing A place to stay for the holidays Lottie and her faithful spaniel Merry Head to Seahorse Bay to stay with her aunt Elsie. What follows is a story of secrets, mystery, Romance, and festive cheer.

This is the second book in this standalone series, can absolutely be read without reading the previous book. Emily did a wonderful job of weaving in little Tibbetts from the previous story. Lottie was a wonderful character and I really wanted her to find her way out of the dark. It was nice to see hot vet Asher again, was good to see that he might actually get his HEA. Aunt Elsie once again added color and charm to the story. So grab your favorite blanket, a tasty hot drink and curl up with this engaging story.

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*** Big thank you to the author for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***

Purchase Link – mybook.to/ChristmasatAuntElsies

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 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, 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.

Social Media Links – https://www.facebook.com/emilyharvalewriter

https://www.instagram.com/emilyharvale

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Winter at Wishington Bay by Maxine Morrey **Book Review** @rararesources

Happy happy day all

Not going to lie I am not been quite sure what day it is. I am so exhausted and I’ve had a pit in my stomach for the last three days – although I am hopeful and optimistic about this election.💙 i’m not even a very political person and I’m looking so eager to worrying about normal things like what I’m going to eat next or read next or wear tomorrow.😌

Winter at Wishington Bay

Eighteen months ago, Sophia Jones finally walked out on her unhappy life.

With a tricky divorce ongoing, money is tight and so when friends offer her a housekeeping job while they’re away travelling, she accepts.

Nate McKinley is hesitant when his brother, Gabe, offers him the use of their home in the picturesque village of Wishington Bay. But he has a book to a write and an imploded marriage to recover from, so maybe a change of scene is exactly what he needs. 

As Wishington Bay works its magic, friendship blossoms between Sophia and Nate. For Nate, finally feeling able to be himself with someone who is honest and down to earth is a revelation. 

But Sophia has a secret and a jealous colleague is determined to blow her cover. Can she really keep her old life in the past or is it destined to destroy this new, happy one too?

Take a trip back to Wishington Bay this winter and find out…

A deliciously heart-warming and romantic read, perfect for a cosy winter’s evening, from the author of the bestselling Winter’s Fairytale.

My Thoughts

A wonderful whimsical wintery romance! This is the second book by Maxine Morrey to take place in the charming village of Wishington Bay. Sophia moved to the small village a year and a half ago to escape her previous life, taking a job as a server and a house cleaner. Nate, Gabe’s Brother, has retreated to the UK from Australia after a bad divorce. Gabe and Holly ask Sophia to keep an eye out on the broody soon to be bachelor. But Sophia was not anticipating such a grouch or for there to be such chemistry between the two of them.

This was such a lovely story – definitely Christmas light. Sophia and Nate were both complicated characters with some baggage. Sophia has a huge secret about her pass that she’s keeping from everybody in town, I was very curious to see what that was – although I’m not sure exactly why the big secret was so big? It was fun catching up with some characters from the previous book, especially Brian the dog! Another sweet small-town romance that left me smiling!

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*** Big thank you to Boldwood for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***

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Author Bio – Maxine Morrey is a bestselling romantic comedy author with eight books to her name including Winter’s Fairytale and the top ten hit The Christmas Project. She lives in West Sussex. Her first novel for Boldwood, #No Filter, was published in November 2019.

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