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I Will Survive by Pippa James @PippaJamesbooks @bookouture #BookReview #PubDay

Happy Book Birthday to this fabulous fun book!🎉🎉🎉

Thrilled to be part of the blog tour and share my review today for this debut! Many thanks to Kim for my invitation and two Pippa James for her lovely words!🎊🎊🎊

Frankie is a single mother. She’s bold. She’s brave. And she’s winning at life… isn’t she?

Underneath her big smile and daring outfits, Frankie’s hiding a secret. Her five-year-old son Liam is awesome. But life as a solo parent is tough. Her job as a barmaid sucks, her meddlesome mother is taking over and she’s far from living her best life.

She’s lost her way and she’s starting to feel… lonely.

So when Frankie’s overbearing mother breaks her leg and has to go and live with her saintly sister, it’s time for Frankie to shake things up. Because she wants to turn things around for the little boy who holds the keys to her broken heart.

Surrounded by perfect mothers, Frankie quickly realises she needs some real mum friends to get her through repetitive school runs and red-faced dating disasters. The kind of people who don’t judge your shop bought cakes and bring wine to your door, just because.

So Frankie sweeps up anxious Kate and organised Alison in her whirlwind. As the unlikely trio face the trials and tantrums of motherhood, they learn that parenting is about surviving one day at a time.

And together they can wing it through anything, can’t they?

A hilarious, feel-good story for every parent who

as ever struggled bleary-eyed through toddler tantrums, school fancy dress fails and found friendship over wine and cake. Perfect for fans of The UnMumsy Mum, Why Mummy Drinks and Fiona Gibson

My Thoughts

Fun! Nostalgic! Engaging!

This was a fun book that brought back memories of my kids early days of school… The descriptors in this books very long subtitle are a bit misleading, I wouldn’t necessarily say this book is laugh out loud funny or a romantic comedy…. what it was is a very engaging story that gives a realistic look into motherhood…. filled with delightful characters and an occasional giggle…. A story that I truly appreciated for the story it was, it really depicted this stage of your life so well, with three characters I really grew to adore!

Allison, Frankie, and Kate all have kids in the same class, all are mothers, but all have their own unique parenting style and problems…. Allison is determined to be the “perfect“ mother, she wants to make the “perfect“ friends, and be the “perfect“ PTA member… Frankie had her son young and has relinquish parenting duties to her mother, convinced she’s not a very good mom…Kate is a shy and insecure mom, not sure how she fits in with all these moms that appear so “perfect” on the outside… I found each of these ladies to be likable and real, and I saw a little bit of myself in each of them, even Frankie…. I loved the friendship that blossomed between these three unlikely friends, as they learned they actually had much more in common than they thought…. I also loved how much character growth there was in each of these characters as they navigated their way through motherhood….

There is a little romance in this book and I really did like the love interest, he was a good guy… and I am super glad to see that there is a follow-up to this book, because I really want to know where this relationship is headed… there are also a few other storylines with some loose ends that I would love to see wrapped up…. not to mention I’d love to spend more time with Allison, Frankie, and Kate, and see their friendship bro…

A book that anybody who is a mom, wants to be a mom, or has a mom will absolutely enjoy!

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

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About the Author

Growing up in Birmingham, Pippa James was never without at least one book on the go and therefore lived several different lives concurrently. As an adult, she would like to spend much of her time the same way, but she now lives a chaotic life in a small Derbyshire town with her husband and two children. Her writing is frequently interrupted by parenting duties and her day job as a teacher and the only way she can find a quiet space to think, is by taking her laptop to the pub to drink tea and write, which she does at every opportunity.

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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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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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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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I Give You My Heart by SarahJane Ford @sjfordauthor @rararesources #BookReview #Giveaway

Happy Saturday book lovers!

Excited to share with you today my review of this beautiful and emotional book! Many thanks to Rachel for my invitation to the blog tour and to SarahJane Ford for her beautiful words💔💗💞

I Give You My Heart

I Give You My Heart

𝗔 𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗱𝗶𝗮𝗴𝗻𝗼𝘀𝗶𝘀. 𝗔 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲𝘀𝗮𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘀𝗮𝗰𝗿𝗶𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗲. 𝗔 𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲 𝗹𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝘄𝗿𝗶𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘁.

Alice Richards looked forward to watching the seeds of love she and her husband planted bloom and grow well into their old age. But her plans for the future shrivel up and die when she learns she has an inoperable brain tumour.

Determined that she won’t die in vain, she decides to become an organ donor. With a few precious months left, Alice begins documenting her fairytale romance—from their first meeting to the children they dreamed of having. She’ll pass on every detail to her heart’s next owner… along with careful instructions to send her husband reminders of her undying love. Before her time runs out, Alice must find the perfect candidate to guide her husband through unimaginable grief and hold the memory of their love in her heart.

I Give You My Heart is an emotional romantic fiction novel with an uplifting message. If you like strong-willed women, undying love stories, and honest portrayals of coping with a terminal illness, then you’ll love SarahJane Ford’s heart-warming epic.

An unmissable love story full of warmth, beauty and with a huge, beating heart. Perfect for fans of Cecilia Ahern’s ‘P.S. I Love You’ and Jojo Moyes’ ‘Me Before You’.

My Thoughts

Beautiful! Heartwrenching! Hopeful!

Do not read this book without a huge box of Kleenex nearby! This book doesn’t evoke just settle tears running down the face… no, it evokes that ugly cry you know that makes your nose run! From the blurb you know this book will touch on some pretty emotional subjects, but the execution is simply beautiful… it is quite amazing this is a debut because it was just so well crafted from beginning to end…

Alice and Alex have a fairytale relationship, unfortunately they won’t get to live happily ever after… Alice is diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, and rather than wallowing in self-pity… she takes it upon herself to ensure that the love of her life will be OK without her…. Alice was such a remarkable character, strong-willed, selfless, caring, someone you would want to be friends with….Determined to make something positive out of her death she is determined to donate 22 organs, with her heart being the most precious out of these…. her plan for her heart is to give it to somebody who is very deserving someone who will help her husband remember and move on…. I have to admit I did think to myself I’m not sure if I could take on such responsibility…. Alice was going to leave some pretty big shoes to fill never mind her heart! And her instruction manual was a bit well… specific and bossy….

We also got a look into the beautiful love story of Alice and Alex… how they met to present day…. their story was quite epic… the kind of love we all dream of when we are little girls, that some of us are lucky enough to find…

This is such a beautiful book filled with so much heart and hope… absolutely recommend when you need a little dose of reality… seriously, if Alice could find a bit of a Brightside in the dark, then so can we all!

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

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author-photo-1Author Bio – SarahJane is the debut author of ‘I Give You My Heart’ which is due to be published on September 1st 2018.

SarahJane was born in Scotland but grew up in the Cheshire countryside, which is home to her. After a few years living in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, where she went to secondary school, she has now settled back in Cheshire in a quirky flat surrounded by trees, birds and rolling fields.

A marketing professional since finishing her formal education SarahJane is delighted to be following her writing dream. She still works part-time as a Marketing Manager, whilst furiously penning her second novel.

Harbouring an adventurous spirit, SarahJane loves to travel, be surrounded by the wilderness or be riding Cornish waves.

SarahJane loves to read (ideally by the sea!). She was raised on the greatest love stories, which is where her romantic soul comes from. She is in love with love…Mr Darcy’s brooding looks in Pride and Prejudice; Julia Roberts and Richard Gere’s arresting chemistry in Runaway Bride; the intensely emotional Titanic; going weak at the knees for Danny Zuko in Grease; Cecilia Ahern’s heartbreaking P.S. I Love You and Patrick Swayze’s mega moves in Dirty Dancing. 

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The Oddest Little Series by Beth Good – 5 Novellas @rararesources @BethGoodWriter #BookReview #BeachShop #TeaShop

Happy Thursday all!

Thrilled to be on the blog tour for this adorable collection of Novellas! Today I will be reviewing two of them Beach and Tea Shop, and the tour will be making another stop here on September 14 for the rest! Many thanks to Rachel for my invitation and to Beth Good for her wonderful words!💕

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My Thoughts

Beach 🏖

magical! Quirky! Beachy!

SO much charm packed into this little package of a book! A beach shop, a love triangle, a pie rolling Contest… oh my! This is the perfect little afternoon pick me up of a novella….

Annie along with her nephew just moved to Polzel… this little resort town was so adorably quirky, another place I want to visit! Annie immediately learns that her neighbor and competition is a gruff and unpleasant man named Gabriel… in contrast her coworker is a lively and hot lifeguard named Jamie…. so what’s a girl to do? Who does she fall for?

A lovely romcom filled with laughs and some swoon worthy moments… and bonus I learned what a pie rolling contest is, I had no idea this was a thing! Beth Good has a wonderful way with words and character development, I was captivated throughout this entire story! The biggest bummer of these Novellas is they end too soon!

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

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Quirky! Bewitching! Fun!

Curses and tea shops and hot guys… oh my!

Charlie is excited to reopen her aunt’s tea room in the seaside village of Tremevissey… locals are a little skeptical, they believe the tea rooms are cursed! Charlie believes it is all superstition, even though it was her own Aunt that took her life after being heartbroken… but when things start going sideways Charlie thinks there might be something to this curse thing!

Another delightful book from this collection! These books are like a breath of fresh air on a hot summer day or a warm blanket when it’s cold outside! Comfort food without the calories! Another story filled with romance and some zany antics! Charlie was ?a really likable character and Giddeon wasn’t too bad either! These truly are my favorite types of romance full of lovely characters and laughs! Excited to get to the rest of the books in this wonderful collection! Just realized I use quite a few!!!! In this review, but so deserves it!

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Oddest Little_BOOK SHOPThe Oddest Little Book Shop

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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Oddest Little_BEACH SHOPThe Oddest Little Beach Shop

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

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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Oddest Little_ROMANCE SHOPThe Oddest Little Romance Shop

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

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.

Purchase Link – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Oddest-Little-Romance-Shop-feel-good-ebook/dp/B07D2G25DT

Oddest Little_CHOCOLATE SHOPThe Oddest Little Chocolate Shop

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.

Purchase Link – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Oddest-Little-Chocolate-Shop-feel-good-ebook/dp/B07D2FSQ7M

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.

Purchase Linkhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Oddest-Little-Cornish-Tea-Shop-ebook/dp/B07D2FR32B/

Jane Holland Beth Good credit Anna Rybacka-1Author Bio –

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.

Social Media Links –

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

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/BethGoodWriter

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Dating Down by Diane Louise @DianeLouise12 @rararesources #BookReview

Happy Sunday almost Monday everybody!

Delighted to share with you my review for this engaging romcom! Many thanks to Rachel for my invitation to the blog tour and to Diane Louise for her wonderful words💕

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Suddenly single and unexpectedly poor, it’s definitely safe to say that Alexis Harland is not living the life of her dreams.

Although she’s determined that nothing, not one little thing, will stop her return from poverty. Well, almost nothing. Her pride might get in the way a little. And possibly her family. And maybe the fact that she hasn’t got a clue where to start.

Many years ago, Alexis was swept away from life on a caravan park and introduced to a world of riches and glamour. All thanks to a wealthy man who married her, reinvented her… and then dumped her for a younger model at the first sign of cellulite.

Now Alexis is stranded, struggling to keep her head above water and her history a secret from her highbrow friends.

As if that isn’t enough for a woman to deal with, one night she comes home to find a sexy man has landed, quite literally, on her doorstep. A man hell-bent on testing everything Alexis thinks she knows about true happiness.

Caught between the life she knows and her blossoming love, can Alexis afford to let go of her unwavering pride, kiss her social status goodbye and accept that stepping back to square one is sometimes a huge leap forward?

My Thoughts

4 Second Chance Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Loved this book and I love Bob, where can I find me a Bob??? This was a delightful story filled with so much humor, hope, and heart! It was all about second chances and figuring out what really matters.. this book kept me smiling throughout, I was just so engaged with these characters even though I didn’t love all of them from the get go…

Alexis is newly single and broke… used to the finer things in life she tends to judge a person by the size of their wallet rather than the size of their heart… Alexis was the kind of character that grew on you over the course of a book, in the beginning I did not much like her, but with the help of Bob I began to see the good in her…. Bob is the caring taxi driver who drops off Candy, Alexis‘s sister at her house after a night of drinking…. Bob is concerned about Candy and that is how he meets Alexis and changes the course of her life for the better… as you can tell I am a bit enamored of Bob, but you will be to after read this book, I defy you not to be!Candy was a fabulous character I thought she brought such energy to every part of the book she was in….

A wonderfully heartwarming story about second chances and acceptance… A book with laughs throughout A true romcom but SO much Mark!

Strongly recommend if you enjoy romances that make you hope, laugh, love, and smile…

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

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Publication Date 30th August

Author Bio –

Diane Louise is a dairy farmer’s wife from the UK who doesn’t know a Holstein from a Hereford.

But what she does know is how to write a funny story. Three years ago she tried to write steamy romance and sucked at it. Honestly, her stiff upper lip made her heroes more wet blankets than wet dreams. With a steely determination to avoid milking the cows, she turned her hand to Romantic Comedy and a star was born. Well, in her mind at least.

Fancy getting to know the woman behind the words?

She hangs around Facebook daily, desperately avoiding housework, and loves nothing more than chatting to fellow lovers of Romantic Comedy over at Di’s Romantic Comedy Club. Or, if you don’t do Facebook, that’s cool, because she also sends a monthly email to her readers, making sure they never miss a new release and sharing behind the scene info about her books. You can join The Monthly Club here.

Social Media Links –

Facebook Group – Di’s Romantic Comedy Club – https://www.facebook.com/groups/954521864707822/

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16873120.Diane_Louise

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Twitterhttps://twitter.com/DianeLouise12

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A Match Made in Heaven? by Sun Chara @rararesources #BookReview #Giveaway

Hope you’re having a lovely Sunday!

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for this Divine Romance! Many thanks to Rachel for my invitation!💕

A Match Made In Heaven

Who ‘s meddling with happily ever after?

The Wedding: it’s a set up.
The Break-up: it’s a con.
The Reconciliation: it’s a trap.

When high society bride, Samantha Carroll, devises an ingenious plan to ditch her meddling matchmaking mamma’s groom of choice, the banker’s son, instead of the ordinary Irish guy Johnny Belen she’s pining for, all pandemonium breaks loose.

In the meantime, Johnny has devised his own plan to thwart monster-mamma-in-law’s matchmaking for the wedding of the season, but it is soon clear that Sam is not the type of girl who can be scooped up by just any man…

My Thoughts

This was a contemporary romance with some divine intervention… Samantha and Johnny get married in order to stop Samantha‘s mothers meddling…. but could this couple‘s marriage of convenience turn into their happily ever after?

There is a lot of humor in this book, I found myself laughing out loud quite a few times… Samantha really was not the most likable characters, in fact I’m not sure if she deserved Johnny… The two of them were quite frustrating throughout most of the book their inability to communicate with each other and the secrets they kept from one another were somewhat mind-boggling…. admittedly the flow to this book was sometimes a bit disjointed, but the humor even that out… I just kind of had to “go with the flow!“

A fun romance with a bit of a different twist….

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

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Sun photo-1Author Bio – Sun Chara, an Amazon top 100 bestseller, writes sexy, hip ‘n fun contemporary romance, and romantic comedies w/a divine twist for HarperImpulse. She makes her home in southern California, and has appeared on stage/film to rave reviews in How the Other Half Loves, General Hospital, and McGee and Me. She has a Masters Degree in Education and membership in SAG/AFTRA and Romance Writers of America. Sipping Frappuccinos topped with whipped cream/sprinkles, and dancing on the beach make everyday a celebration!

Social Media Links –  

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Evie’s Little Black Book by Hannah Pearl @HannahPearl_1 @rararesources #BookReview #Giveaway

Happy Sunday book friends!

Excited to share with you my review for this enchanting book of self discovery! Many thanks to Rachel for my invitation to the blog tour and to Hannah Pearl for her wonderful words💛

Evies Little Black Book

Is hunting down every man you’ve kissed the answer to finding Mr Right?


When Evie is invited to the wedding of the guy she’d fancied throughout her teens, it’s the final straw. What’s wrong with her and why can’t she keep a man? 

In between consoling herself with ice cream and chocolate, and sobbing her heart out to her cousin Chamaine, Evie has a brainwave – and it all centres around her ‘little black book’ (well, more floral patterned notebook really) – which contains the details of every man she’s ever kissed or dated. Perhaps the cure for her disastrous love life has been nestled within its pages all along … 


Does Evie’s little black book really hold the answers, or will she learn that exes are exes for a reason? 

My Thoughts

4 Delightful Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Can you imagine hunting down every boy you ever kissed or crushed on? To try to figure out what went wrong? Well after receiving a wedding invitation to an excrushes wedding evie does just that…. completely blindsided and confounded by her ex getting married before her Evie wants to find out what’s wrong with her?“ A fun book filled with laughs, romance, and self discovery…

Evie was such a fun and likable character who I also found tremendously relatable…. her best friend pointed out to her that it wasn’t her, she just had bad taste in men, something I completely understand…. but Evie was not completely convinced so she busted out her little black book, that was actually more floral them black and contacted the men of her past… along the way she meets jake as well as his sister and adorable niece, and a wonderful friendship develops…. loved the relationship between Evie and Jake especially because it began with such a strong friendship…. also Jake went along with the journey of discovery, that included some bumps and surprises…

This was such a quick enjoyable read filled with so much hope… I could absolutely see this book as a movie, in fact it reminded me of a few movies with a bit of a different angle…. recommend to those of you who enjoy a book of self discovery filled with some romance and laughs…

*** many thanks to Ruby Fiction for my copy of this book ***

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Purchase Links

Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Evies-Little-Black-Book-fabulous-ebook/dp/B07F39FYSX/

Amazon US – https://www.amazon.com/Evies-Little-Black-Book-fabulous-ebook/dp/B07F39FYSX/

Audible – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Evies-Little-Black-Book/dp/B07FQSZX5J/

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Hannah Pearl was born in East London. She is married with two children and now lives in Cambridge.

She has previously worked as a Criminology researcher at a university in Leicester, as a Development Worker with various charities and even pulled a few pints in her time.

In 2015 she was struck down by Labrynthitis, which left her feeling dizzy and virtually housebound. She has since been diagnosed with ME. Reading has allowed Hannah to escape from the reality of feeling ill. She read upwards of three hundred books during the first year of her illness. When her burgeoning ereader addiction grew to be too expensive, she decided to have a go at writing. In 2017 she won Simon and Schuster’s Books and the City #heatseeker short story competition, in partnership with Heat magazine, for her short story The Last Good Day.

Hannah is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association.

Blog – dizzygirlwrites.wordpress.com 

Twitter https://twitter.com/HannahPearl_1

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