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The French Escape by Suzie Tullett @SuzieTullett @bombshellpub #BookReview

TGIF book lovers!

Thrilled to share with you today my review for this lovely story filled with amour!😍💕

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It’s fair to say that Flick has had a terrible year. Her beloved father died, she had the wedding of her dreams and only hours after the ceremony her husband ran out on her.

Brenda, fed up of her daughter living like a hermit, decides to drag Flick off to France to stay in a chateau. What could be better than an idyllic escape?

But when they arrive Flick discovers the chateau is all but abandoned.

The only upside of her French escape is the handsome and mysterious neighbour, Nate.

Nate loves his life living in the cottage on the grounds of the abandoned chateau but that is about to be put in jeopardy…

Can Nate and Flick ever learn to come to terms with the past and find love again?

The French Escape is a heart-warming, happy ever after, love story. Follow Flick and Nate’s laugh out loud and emotional journey as they negotiate matters of the heart and learn to trust again.

My Thoughts

Merveilleux! Ou merveilleuse! Magnifique!

Heureux pour toujours!

The title says it perfectly this was a wonderful little escape to France! Filled with fun, family, friendship, food and amour!

Flick has had a rough year, she lost her father, and her groom, the man of her dreams, pulled a runner hours after the vows were said…. I have to admit that “pulled a runner“ is one of my absolute favorite Britishisms, it is just so perfect! SO Flick is not a happy camper, her mother Brenda is tired of her moping around, so she takes her on a surprise trip to France…. not only does she take her to France, but she also has purchased her a château where she can start a new…. mom, are you reading this? Her daughter was down so she took her to France and bought her a château, just saying…..

This French Village was filled with a charming cast of characters and a hot elusive Nate… Maybe the chateau is in shambles and Nate is hiding something, but that added some mystery to the story…. and if you are a fan of HGTV like me, you will enjoy the renovation project…. and if you are a fan of food like me, you will enjoy all the French cuisine…. and if you are a fan of a book full of fantastic characters, like me you will definitely like this book! this really is a simple story of will they won’t they and will she won’t she… but I can guarantee you will be keeping your fingers crossed that Flick and Nate do!

This is an engaging escape that will put a smile on your face… nothing better than a good old-fashioned; and they all lived happily ever after!💕

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

authorpic2Author Bio:

Suzie Tullett is an author of contemporary humorous fiction and romantic comedy. She has a Masters Degree in Television & Radio Scriptwriting and worked as a scriptwriter before becoming a full-time novelist. Her novels include Going Underground, Little White Lies and Butterflies, which was short-listed for The Guardian’s Not the Booker Prize, The Trouble with Words and The French Escape.

Her motto is to ‘live, laugh, love’ and when she’s not busy creating her own literary masterpieces, she usually has her head in someone else’s.
Suzie lives in a tiny hamlet in the middle of the French countryside, along with her husband and two Greek rescue dogs.

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Passez une bonne journée! Berit☀️✨

Posted in Humor

The M Word by Eileen Wharton @WhartonEileen @BombshellPub #BookReview #BlogBlitz

Happy Thursday my book friends! So excited to be part of the blog blitz for this hilarious book… many thanks to Sarah for the invitation and to Eileen Wharton for her insightful words!😂😍

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The M Word blurb

Roberta Gallbreath is middle aged and menopausal. She dislikes her children, detests her ex-husband and despises her colleagues.

When her mother dies, Roberta is left with a pile of letters and a mystery surrounding her son. The letters reveal Roberta’s heritage is not what it seems and she is soon on a mission to become a better person.

Told with humour and emotion, The M Word is the tale of one woman’s journey to find out where she came from. As she looks to the past for answers, more questions are raised. Will Roberta discover who she really is?

My Thoughts

4.5 M is for Magnificent Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5

Roberta is the latest addition to my book BFF list, loved her! This book was such a perfect portrayal of life when you’re knocking on the door of 50… filled with humor and insight… this Book really gives you a real look into a real family with real issues….

Roberta does not have a filter, and that did add to a lot of humor in this book…. nobody was unaware of where they stood with her… 99.9% of her relationships were pretty darn dysfunctional! A mother who never had a kind word for her and carried a huge secret that might have made things easier to understand… a sister with a martyr complex and sticky fingers… three kids who don’t appreciate her…. it’s a wonder she got up in the morning😂

Some of the best parts in this book involved Roberta trying to re-enter the dating scene… from her adventures on Tinder to hilariously disastrous speed dating…. A plethora of really, really, really, BAD dates! All this just confirmed that I am completely brilliant not to re-enter the dating scene!😉

There is a bit of a serious side to this book… Roberta found out a secret her mother had been keeping from her… after her mother’s death Roberta found out through letters left behind that she wasn’t exactly who she thought she was…. I have to say I had a strong dislike for Roberto’s mother in this book, however these letters did humanize her a little…

Absolutely recommend to all Who enjoy a real story filled with humor with a splash of history…

*** many thanks to Bombshell Books for my copy of this hilarious book ***

PS: please tell me there is a sequel!

31501118_1664430320342396_8895463327074058744_nAuthor profile

Eileen Wharton is not the naughty great-grandaughter of Edith Wharton. She is currently employed by MI5 but has had various jobs including: wigmaker to Donald Trump, Megan Fox’s stunt double and Ann Summers ‘toy’ tester. She also tells lies for a living.

She currently has five ‘lively’ offspring ranging from thirty to ten years of age and has no plans to procreate further much to the relief of the local schools and police force.

Her first novel, ‘Shit Happens’ was published in 2011 to worldwide critical acclaim. She’s also won awards for exaggeration. It did top the Amazon humour chart so she’s officially a best-selling author.

Her first children’s picture book, ‘The Shmoogly Boo’ was published in the same year and another is in the pipeline entitled, ‘My Dad’s Better than Your Dad.’

Her first crime novel, ‘Blanket of Blood’ was launched as a paperback on Friday 28th November 2016. She is now working on the sequel ‘Blood’s Thicker.’

She teaches English to teenagers and lives on a council estate in Bishop Auckland. She has never eaten kangaroo testicles, is allergic to cats and has a phobia of tinned tuna.

Author links

https://www.facebook.com/eileen.whartonwriter

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Eileen-Wharton/e/B00QQT2IKE/refsr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid 25777837&sr8-1

http://eileenwhartonwrite.wixsite.com/eileenwharton

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