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Her Silent Cry by Lisa Regan @lisalregan @bookouture #bookreview #hersilentcry

Happy Friday y’all!

Cannot believe this is the sixth installment in this fantastic series! The Josie Quinn series is definitely one of my favorites! Thank you so much Noelle for my invitation to the tour!๐ŸŽ 

My Thoughts

Josie Quinn is back! Canโ€™t believe this is book six! This is hands-down one of my absolute favorite police procedural series, I just love Lisa Reganโ€™s writing style. This time Josie is on the hunt for a missing child. While at the park with young Harrison Josie has a front row seat when little Lucy disappears into thin air after a ride on the carousel. The kidnapper has left several messages implying that this is personal and Josie is convinced that the parents are keeping secrets. As the body count rises the tension increases, will Josie solve the crime in time?

This book had a little bit of a different feel to it. The rest of the books in the series have a personal connection to either Josie or one of the other members of her team. Both Gretchen and Noah are in the story, but neither of them play a very significant role. So while I was interested in the story I missed the personal touch. I think one of my favorite parts of this series is Josie and how much her character has developed over the course of the series, there was a little of that but not as much as I wouldโ€™ve liked. Having said that the mystery was very well done. The kidnapper/killer was quite disturbed, diabolical, and cunning. I was completely invested and liked how all the pieces came together. Cannot wait to see whatโ€™s next for Josie, Gretchen, Noah, Trinity, and Luke.

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

About the Book

Round and round she goes, blonde pigtails flying, her high-pitched giggle catching on the wind. But as the ride slows to a stop, her seat is suddenly empty. Little Lucy is goneโ€ฆ

When seven-year-old Lucy Ross is snatched from the carousel in Denton city parkDetective Josie Quinn joins the frantic search. Sheโ€™s the one who finds Lucyโ€™s sparkly butterfly backpack abandoned by the ticket booth, a note with a devastating message stuffed inside: answer your phone, or your sweet little darling will dieโ€ฆ

The next day, Lucyโ€™s parents are filled with hope when they pick up a call which they think is from their babysitter โ€“ but instead itโ€™s a chilling male voice on the line. Josie races to the babysitterโ€™s small apartment only to find her lifeless body in a tangle of sheets on her bed.

Josie is faced with the most high-stakes case of her career as each new phone call from someone connected to the family ends with the shocking discovery of another body. This twisted killer wants revenge, and he wonโ€™t stop until the Ross family are in piecesโ€ฆ

Something is telling Josie that Lucyโ€™s parents arenโ€™t giving her the whole truth, but digging deeper into their lives will force her to confront a life-changing secret of her own. Does Josie have what it takes to crack this case? She has no choice if sheโ€™s going to bring Lucy home aliveโ€ฆ

About the Author

Lisa Regan is an Amazon bestselling crime novelist.  She has a Bachelorโ€™s Degree in English and Master of Education Degree from Bloomsburg University.  She is a member of Sisters In Crime, Mystery Writers of America and International Thriller Writers. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and daughter. Find out more at her website: www.lisaregan.com

 

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When We Were Sisters by Wendy Clark @bookouture #bookreview #whenweweresisters

Happy Monday all!

Super excited to share my review for this thrilling thriller today! Thank you so much Noelle for my invitation to the tour!๐Ÿ–ค

My Thoughts

Wendy Clarke has written a tense complex story that kept me invested throughout. There really was a lot going on in this book. Told entirely from Kellyโ€˜s perspective bouncing between past and present. Kelly is now seemingly living the perfect life a lovely home, a devoted husband, two beautiful twin daughters, and a baby boy. But Kellyโ€™s life is really just one wrong move away from falling apart. Kelly also had a bit of a tragic past. Parents who never truly loved her and a foster sister Freya who has forever haunted her. However as much as I sympathize with Kelly throughout this book the girl frustrated me so much! And I try not to get all judge mental when it comes to parenting, but Kelly couldโ€™ve use my expert advice, LOL! OK well maybe not my advice, but there were some major red flags. One of her twin daughters Sophie was scared of her shadow and the other one was a bit of a bully. Then on more then one occasion rather than taking baby out of the stroller and bringing him with her, she left him outside the classroom or the store and went in? I had a baby and a kindergartner at the same time and all Iโ€™m saying is I would have taken my baby out of the stroller and brought him in with me, a lot of the drama in this book couldโ€™ve been avoided had this been done! As I said the girl frustrated me! And it wasnโ€™t just this….

This is not to say I did not like the book I found it compelling and it definitely kept my interest. Kellyโ€˜s past was devastating and her relationship with Freya was interesting. Kellyโ€˜s relationship with her husband was also interesting, he did some questionable things that Iโ€™m still not quite sure what to make of. I liked how the story unraveled. I had many theories, none of them right. All in all this was a well told thriller with characters I wish I liked a little bit more, even the kids got on my nerves a bit.

*** thanks to Bookoutur for my copy of this book ***

About the Book

I turn to where I left my baby in his pushchair and pull up short. With a racing heart, I look around wildly, fear gripping my stomach. I only looked away for a moment. The pushchair and my baby are gone. 

Kelly is taking her twin daughters to their first day of school, ushering them into the classroom, her heart breaking to think they might not need her any more, when she turns around and sees that her newborn baby is gone.

As a desperate search ensues, baby Noah is quickly found โ€“ parked in front of a different classroom. But when Kelly reaches forward to comfort him, she finds something tucked beside his blanket. A locket that belonged to her sister Freya. A locket Kelly hasnโ€™t seen since the day Freya died.

And then Kellyโ€™s perfectly-ordered life begins to unravelโ€ฆ

We Were Sisters is a heart-pounding suspense thriller that will grip you until the very last page. Fans of Behind Closed DoorsGone Girl and The Girl on the Train wonโ€™t be able to stop reading this incredible book.

 

About the Author

Wendy Clarke started her career writing short fiction and serials for national women’s magazines. After having over three hundred short stories published, she progressed to writing novels. With a degree in psychology, and intrigued with how the human mind can affect behaviour, it was inevitable that she would eventually want to explore her darker side.

What She Saw is her debut psychological thriller, published by Bookouture, with a second coming out in August 2019.

In her previous life, Wendy has published three collections of short stories and has been a short story judge for the Chiltern Writers Group, Nottingham Writers Group and The Society of Women Writers and journalists.

Wendy lives with her husband, cat and step-dog in Sussex and when not writing is usually dancing, singing or watching any programme that involves food

 

 

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The Beekeepers Cottage by Emma Davies @EmDaviesAuthor @bookouture #bookreview #thebeekeeperscottage

Happy Friday everybody!

I had so much fun with this book! A fantastic story about friendship sprinkled with a little romance and some bees.๐Ÿ

My Thoughts

Emma Davies Rights such engaging stories full of so much charm and whimsy. This book is a follow-up to โ€œThe House on Hope Cornerโ€, but it could absolutely be read as a standalone. It was so fun to revisit Flora, Ned, Fraser, and Hannah. It was so lovely to see that all the flowers are blooming at Hope Blooms Farm. In this story we get to know there beekeeping neighbor Grace and a newcomer Amos. Such a beautiful story full of friendship and hope with a sprinkling of romance. The bees play a small but mighty part in the story and I have to admit they are an interesting creature that I enjoyed learning about.

Grace has finally decided to leave her philandering famous husband Paul. Paul is not handling it very well and threatens to take away her beloved cottage. Grace will do just about anything to hold onto her home, this leads to some scheming and a questionable deal with Paul. Grace was such a great character I loved her friendship with her neighbors and her interactions with Amos. Amos was a bit of a mystery and I could not help but wonder what he was running from. Emma Davies descriptive writing really brought these characters, the setting, and the story to life. I surely hope there is another story involving this wonderful cast of characters.

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

About the Book

Comforted by the gentle hum of the beehives at the bottom of the garden, Grace drains the last of her tea and walks slowly back towards the little hillside house she adores. Her marriage is over, but is it too late to start her life again?

Beekeeper Grace thought throwing out her cheating husband would be the hardest thing she ever did. But when she opens the door to a property developer one morning, itโ€™s clear that keeping her beautiful home and garden โ€“ her only sanctuary throughout her miserable marriage โ€“ will be the greatest challenge of allโ€ฆ

Fleeing to her best friend at the farm next door, Grace blurts out all her problems, only to be overheard by Amos, a handsome, free-spirited visitor with a twinkle in his eye. Fascinated by Grace and her bees, Amos offers to stay in the village of Hope Corner, to help turn her home into a guest house in return for lessons on beekeeping.

As Grace shows Amos how to nurture a hive and harvest honeycomb without getting stung, he is charming but secretive. He never stays long in the same place after an incident in his past involving a mysterious woman named Maria. But as their eyes lock over a jar of homemade honey, Grace canโ€™t help feeling that sheโ€™d really like him to stayโ€ฆ

Determined to dispel her growing suspicion that Amos is running from something serious, Grace goes in search of the truth about Maria. But when she finds  will she still want Amos to put down roots in Hope Corner, and will they still have a house to return to? 

No matter how far they travel, bees will always find their way homeโ€ฆ

About the Author

After a varied career, Emma Davies once worked for a design studio where she was asked to provide a fun and humorous (and not necessarily true) anecdote for their website. She wrote the following: ‘I am a bestselling novelist currently masquerading as a thirty something mother of three.’ Well the job in the design studio didn’t work out but she’s now a forty something mother of three and is happy to report the rest of her dream came true.

After many years as a finance manager she now writes full time and is far happier playing with words than numbers. She lives with her husband, three children, and two guinea pigs in rural Shropshire where she writes in all the gaps in between real life. It’s a county she adores, her love of its beautiful people and landscapes providing endless inspiration for her books, and in fact the only thing that would make Shropshire more idyllic is if it were by the sea. 

 

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The Marriage Trap by Sheryl Browne @sherylbrowne @bookouture #bookreview #themarriagetrap

Happy happy weekend!

Excited to share my review for this wild thriller! Thanks so much to Kim for my invitation to the tour!๐Ÿ“š

My Thoughts

Twisty twisty twisty! Sheryl Browne has taken me on another wild and crazy ride. This book starts out pretty straightforward. Jason is packing his bags leaving his wife Carla and their two kids. The story then jumps back to events leading up to this, and you are pretty certain you know the story. BUT then Bing bang boom things go sideways upside down and inside out! As soon as you get a handle on one twist another one comes along. And let me tell you what these twists were not for the faint of heart, they were dark and disturbing and oh so twisted! The lies did not stop with Jason and Carla they Extended to Carlaโ€™s parents Robert and Diana. The poor kids that were caught up in this large web of deceit, secrets, and lies! And the ending? All Iโ€™m going to say is WHAT!?! This was an entertaining fast-paced story that kept me glued to the pages from first page to last. Sometimes the plot was a little frantic, a little over-the-top, a little unbelievable, but I did not care because I was so very entertained! Another fantastic thriller to add to the TBR!

*** thanks so much to Bookouture for my copy of this book ***

About the Book

My husband has been keeping secrets for a long time. He thinks I donโ€™t know what he does outside of this house. But I know everythingโ€ฆ 

Karla watches silently as Jason hurriedly packs his belongings into a suitcase. She knows that her stillness is unnerving him as she watches his every move from the doorway of their bedroom.

Clothes are screwed up and packed into the case, along with a watch she bought him for his last birthday and his precious laptop. He takes everything from his bedside table. Everything except the framed wedding photo, which now stands alone. Karla strains to see the smiling faces in the photo. If only she knew then what she knows now.

โ€˜Iโ€™ve fallen in love with someone else,โ€™ heโ€™d said to her, just moments earlier. The brutality of those words hit Karla hard and she struggled to breathe as she took in each word in turn.

You may think you know what Karla will do next. But youโ€™ll be wrong. Because Karla isn’t who you think she is. Only she knows what’s about to happen. And you will never see it coming.

An absolutely gripping psychological thriller for readers who loved The Girl on the TrainGone Girland The Other Woman. With twists youโ€™ll never see coming, you will not be able to put this one down!

About the Author

Bestselling Author, Sheryl Browne, writes taught, dark, twisty psychological thriller and contemporary fiction. Sheryl’s latest psychological thriller THE MARRIAGE TRAP comes to you from fabulous BOOKOUTURE. A member of the Crime Writers’ Association and the Romantic Novelists’ Association, Sheryl has several books published and two short stories in Birmingham City University anthologies, where she completed her MA in Creative Writing.

So why does Sheryl write in two genres? Quoting E. L. Doctorow, Sheryl says: “Writing a novel is like driving a car at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights.” This she thinks sums up a writer’s journey, you never quite know where you are going until you get there. If Sheryl’s not sure where a character is going, she simply has to trust him to show her the way. Plus, according to one reviewer, she also has a scary insight into the mind of a psychopath. To find out more about Sheryl’s novels, go to www.facebook.com/SherylBrowne.Author/ or follow @SherylBrowne on Twitter. To find out more about Sheryl, go to www.sherylbrowne.com

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A Whisker in the Dark by Leighann Dobbs @bookouture #bookreview #awhiskerinthedark

Happy hump day all!

Delighted to share with you today my review for this cute cozy story! Many thanks to Noelle for my invitation to the tour๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿฑ

My Thoughts

This book was cute, cozy, and catatastic! Leighann Dobbs knows how to create the perfect comfy environment for a cozy mystery. This book checked off all my cozy mystery boxes: quaint Settingโœ”๏ธ quirky charactersโœ”๏ธ compelling Mysteryโœ”๏ธ adorable animalsโœ”๏ธ Nero and Marlowe were paws down my favorite characters in the story. Even though Iโ€™m still not sure what to think about the cats talking to one another, I liked how smart and savvy they were. Josie, Lily, and the gang were all very likable I just wish there were a tiny bit more character development, and maybe a little more eccentricity. The mystery was fun even if it was a little convenient. This dysfunctional rude family is at the guest house and their ancestors bones are found in the walls of the house. Is there a curse? Is there a treasure? Soon everyone is digging for the treasure and then one of the family members ends up dead. And thank goodness Nero, Marlowe, and friends were on the case leading Josie in the right direction. The cats were definitely smarter than the humans in this book, especially the bumbling local sheriff. Josie was also sometimes a little more concerned about baking the perfect Bundt cake rather than the fact that people were dropping Dead at her inn. Also I have to add in that this dysfunctional families business was creating cheese sculptures, is this a real thing? I need to know! This was a quick cozy read perfect for a lazy summer afternoon.

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

About the Book

Title: A Whisker in the Dark

Author: Leighann Dobbs

Publication Day: 31/07/19

Buy Link: https://geni.us/B07RKCWRPRSocial

Description:

Discovering the 300-year-old skeleton of shipping tycoon Jedediah Biddeford in the ballroom wall is a big old hassle for Josie Waters, owner of the Oyster Cove Guesthouse. Especially when Biddefordโ€™s descendants turn up, certain that a family legend about treasure buried nearby must be true.

Josie is too busy dreaming up the perfect cake for the Oyster Coveโ€™s 250th anniversary celebration to worry about the Biddeford family โ€“ plus half the town โ€“ digging up her yard… until one of her guests is murdered in the guesthouse garden. 

With worries that her guesthouse will get a reputation for being the kind of place you only leave in a body bag, Josie must put her detective skills to work to find the killer. Lucky for her, Nero and Marlowe and their gang of cat sleuths are also on the case. 

From the old wharf, to the town common, to the guesthouse itself with its many nooks and crannies, the cats are sure to sniff out the killerโ€ฆ but can they help Josie stop the person behind the mysterious murder before they strike again?

A fantastic page-turner from a bestselling author, purrfeect for fans of Agatha Christie, Adele Abbott, cat lovers and everyone in between!

Author Bio:

USA Today bestselling author, Leighann Dobbs, discovered her passion for writing after a twenty year career as a software engineer. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband Bruce, their trusty Chihuahua mix Mojo and beautiful rescue cat, Kitty.

Her book โ€œDead Wrongโ€ won the โ€œBest Mystery Romanceโ€ award at the 2014 Indie Romance Convention.

Her book โ€œGhostly Pawsโ€ was the 2015 Chanticleer Mystery & Mayhem First Place category winner in the Animal Mystery category.

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Lucyโ€™s Last Straw by Debbie Viggiano @bookouture #bookreview #lucyslaststraw

Happy Thursday all!

When you get to be a certain age you get really excited when a book has a character that is the same age as you! This was a fun story that made me glad I’m not married anymore! Thanks Noelle for my invitation to the tour!๐Ÿก

My Thoughts

Debbie Viggiano has written a clever and humorous story about the realities of life and marriage. Lucy has been married to husband Leo for 25 years and things are starting to get to her. Toothpaste in the sink, laundry on the floor, and just being completely taken for granted. So when Leo decides they should downsize to a charming cottage in need of renovation and the kids decide they need to move home, Lucy implodes. But is it a good thing that handsome Will the builder is there to pick up the pieces? Will Lucy and Leoโ€™s marriage fall apart or spark again?

Lucy and I have a lot in common. We are both almost 50, we both have three grown children…. well that might be where it ends, I am no longer married and she is. I thought this story took a very realistic look at marriage and keeping it strong and fresh and try not to take each other for granted. I did really like Lucy, she was the kind of character I would love to be friends with. But if I were her friend I would have told her to stay clear of that Will. If Iโ€™m being honest just the implication of cheating really bothers me. I am a firm believer that if you are not happy in your marriage then get out do not cheat, not even sure why this bothers me so much because as far as I know I was never cheated on. But despite that this was a delightful story that made me laugh and just feel good! The perfect read for a lazy summer afternoon!

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

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Hattieโ€™s Home For Broken Hearts byTilly Tennant @TillyTenWriter @bookouture #bookreview #hattieshomeforbrokenhearts

Happy Friday y’all!

Well this week went really fast! This was such a delightful story and I am so excited to share my review with you!๐Ÿ

My Thoughts

Tilly Tennant has crafted a lovely story filled with hope and heart. I never thought I would say these words but… I think I want a donkey. Hattie returns home from Paris to the sleepy little village of Gillypuddle (got to love that name). Her mother a retired lawyer and her father a retired doctor are both pushing her to finish her education, but that is not in Hattieโ€™ss plans. There arenโ€™t many employment opportunities in this small village so Hattie finds herself working at a donkey sanctuary. Her standoffish boss Jo is a puzzle to her. Seth the vet is intriguing and Owen the newspaperman well… the jury is still out on him. There is a lot of growth and change in the story. Hattie truly begins to find herself, her parents suffer a tragedy, and Jo has quite the transformation.

there was so much charm in the story, I mean just look at the cover. I loved this little village and all the residents. Hattie was a wonderful character and I loved how she really took to these donkeys. I also really enjoyed her friendship with Jo, she was not easily deterred. The romance was Sweet, and went in the direction I was hoping. Another delightful summer read to add to the TBR!

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

About the Book

Escape to the daisy-strewn windswept Dorset cliffs, to the donkey sanctuary at Sweet Briar Farm, where Hattie Rose is about to find, that in this world, the most unlikely opposites can sometimes attract โ€ฆ

Hattie was once thrilled to call the beautiful city of Paris her home. But when her heart is broken by her boyfriend and she loses her dream job, she bids farewell to the city of love and hurries home to Gillypuddle, a sleepy village on the Dorset coast. But as she returns home she finds her parents struggling to cope with a terrible family tragedy.

In a desperate search for a new start, Hattie takes a job at the donkey sanctuary nearby on Sweet Briar Farm where Jo, the taciturn owner, certainly loves her animals far more than humans. Hattie canโ€™t help but fall in love with the donkeys (and the opportunity to get close to dreamy Canadian vet Seth) but Jo is harder to get to know and when she finds her boss sobbing in her sleep one stormy night, she knows that her new friend is hiding a dark secret. 

And when handsome newspaper reporter Owen does some digging into Joโ€™s past he finds something that connects her to Hattie on a whole new level. Can Hattie trust what Owen says, especially when he seems intent on standing in the way of her blossoming romance with Seth? And can Hattie help Jo to start healing and the donkeys of Sweet Briar Farm?

A beautiful story that will melt the hardest of hearts. If you love Jenny Colgan, Lucy Diamond and Josie Silver you will be enchanted by this life-affirming read that reminds you that home is wherever the people you love are. 

 

About Tilly Tennant

Tilly Tennant was born in Dorset, the oldest of four children, but now lives in Staffordshire with a family of her own. After years of dismal and disastrous jobs, including paper plate stacking, shop girl, newspaper promotions and waitressing (she never could carry a bowl of soup without spilling a bit), she decided to indulge her passion for the written word by embarking on a degree in English and creative writing. She wrote a novel in 2007 during her first summer break at university and has not stopped writing since. She also works as a freelance fiction editor, and considers herself very lucky that this enables her to read many wonderful books before the rest of the world gets them.

Hopelessly Devoted to Holden Finn was her debut novel; published in 2014 it was an Amazon bestseller in both the UK and Australia. In 2016 she signed to the hugely successful Bookouture and is currently working on her next Tilly Tennant novel. She also writes as Sharon Sant, where she explores the darker side of life, and Poppy Galbraith, where things get a little crazier.

 

 

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The Secret Mother by Shalini Boland @ShaliniBoland @bookouture#AudioBookReview #TheSecretMother

Hello book friends,

I’m super happy to bring you a review for this fab read, that quite frankly scared the pants off of me, the thought of a stranger just  being in your house when you arrive home makes me a bit ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

Why Did You Pick It Up Vicci?

Well for one, if you’ve never read a book by Shalini Boland before then you are really missing out on some great reads, and also have you read the blurb to this book??!!

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My Thoughts

So I don’t mind telling you that this one terrified me, and I don’t really know why!

I think it is something to do with the fact that Tessa Markham comes home from work one day, let’s herself in and makes her way into the kitchen, only to find a small child in there, who turns around and says “Are you my Mummy?”

Now I’m sure if I was in that situation in real life, I wouldn’t have said ARGHHHHH!!! (or something vaguely similar) but I did, those words just took me back to early 2000’s and that horrid Doctor Who episode called The Empty Child, and he wasn’t cute….he wasn’t cute at all!!

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Anyhoo I digress.

Tessa finds the said (non evil) child in her kitchen and panics, what does she do? Who does she tell? and where the hell did he come from?

After calling the police and getting the side eye from them, she suddenly gets labelled as a child abductor, and people that know her, start looking at her in a different light.

Did she steal that child?, Is she what people are calling her?, or is there something sinister going on?

She doesn’t remember taking him, but her mind has been a little distracted after her recent tragedy, so who knows.

The press hound her, and her ex boyfriend isn’t helping much either.

Be prepared to whizz your way through this one, it’s a cracker!

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I listened to the Audiobook narrated by Katie Villa who did a brilliant job , I will certainly be looking out for other titles that she has narrated.

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๐˜ˆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ?”

๐˜›๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ข ๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ. ๐˜๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฌ๐˜ด ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆโ€™๐˜ด ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ. ๐˜‰๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜›๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ข ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฏโ€™๐˜ต ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜บ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ. ๐˜•๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜บ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ.

๐˜š๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฏโ€™๐˜ต ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜บ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ.๐˜ˆ๐˜ง๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฆ, ๐˜›๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ข ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ด๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ. ๐˜š๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ. ๐˜‰๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆโ€™๐˜ด ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜จ๐˜ถ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฒ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ? ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜›๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ข ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฏโ€™๐˜ต ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ง…

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๐˜‰๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฌ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ค ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜โ€™๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ด ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข ๐˜ธ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ. ๐˜‰๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ, ๐˜ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜œ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜”๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ค ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ/๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ธ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ. ๐˜‰๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ด ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฐ.

๐˜•๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ธ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ. ๐˜ ๐˜ธ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฌ๐˜ด ๐˜ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ – ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ญ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด.

๐˜ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ-๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜จ, ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต’๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ.

๐˜ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ด:

๐˜–๐˜ฏ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ป๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ
๐˜–๐˜ฏ ๐˜๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฌ
๐˜–๐˜ฏ ๐˜›๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ
๐˜–๐˜ฏ ๐˜Ž๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ด

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A Very French Affair by Sue Roberts @suerobertsautho @bookouture #bookreview #averyfrenchaffair

Happy Monday y’all!

The Monday after a long long weekend is rough! But I have this delightful book to share with you, so that is a positive! Big thanks to Kim for my invitation to this tour!๐Ÿง

My Thoughts

Sue Roberts has written a sweet savory story filled with fun, friendship, and food! This book was bursting with everything I love in a summer read: a beautiful setting, amazing characters, lovely friendships, and delectable treats. Oh and I cannot forget about the cherry on top… a second chance romance. If the romance is the cherry on top then the humor is the nuts, so many laugh out loud moments! So letโ€™s recap: gorgeous settingโœ”๏ธ delightful charactersโœ”๏ธ strong friendshipsโœ”๏ธ sweet romanceโœ”๏ธ tremendous laughsโœ”๏ธ glorious foodโœ”๏ธ

LivIs a baker and a single mom to 20-year-old Jake. Jake has recently come home from University not only is he moaning about his coursework, but he is beginning to vocalize that he really would like to get to know his father. This is complicated and requires Liv revisiting her past, France and a summer fling. When Livโ€™s aunt reaches out to ask her to come stay with her in France and help with her bakery, it offers the perfect opportunity for Liv to hunt down baby daddy Andre. But how will Andre react not only to seeing Liv after 20 years, but to finding out he is a father? Sounds pretty serious, but that certainly is not the tone of the story. It is a lighthearted, uplifting, fun story. Liv is a fabulous character and I loved her relationship with her friends. The setting was divine and Sue Robertsโ€™ descriptive writing swept me away to France while reading. A quintessential Summer read that will make you smile and crave cake!

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

About the Book

From Southport to the South of France โ€“ this is going to be a summer to remember!

Life just got a whole lot more complicated for thirty-eight-year-old single mum Liv. Her son Jake is practically perfect in every way, but heโ€™s started asking some difficult questions, and the answers lie in a holiday romance twenty years ago. Back when Liv was staying with her aunt on the French Rivieraโ€ฆ

Returning to the Cote dโ€™Azur, with its white sandy beaches, her supportive aunt, and exquisite wine and cheese is harder than it sounds though. Because โ€“ if sheโ€™s going to give Jake the answers he needs โ€“ Liv knows she has to hunt down her first love Andre. And since sheโ€™s a professional baker rather than a professional investigator, she doesnโ€™t even have a clue where to start.

At first, finding the one that got away proves even trickier than she thought. And if she succeeds, how will he take the bombshell secret Liv has been keeping? Liv has to do the best thing for her family, but does that mean closing the door on this very French affair?

A joyful, laugh-out-loud story about second chances, secrets and sunshine! The perfect summer read for fans of Carole Matthews, Jenny Colgan and Sophie Kinsella.

About the Author

Sue was born in Liverpool and moved to Lancashire as a teenager where she has lived ever since. She has written three books, the third ‘My Summer of love and limoncello.’ will be published on March 6thand she is busy working on a fourth book. When not busy writing, Sue spends her time with her ever growing family. She enjoys walking, cinema and travelling. Her first book ‘My Big Greek Summer.’ was inspired by frequent visits to the Island of Rhodes in Greece. All Sue’s books are available from Amazon in kindle and paperback format.

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A Summer Escape and Strawberry Cake at the Cosy Kettle by Liz Eeles @lizeelesauthor @bookouture #bookreview #ASummerEscapeandStrawberryCakeattheCosyKettle

Happy Monday afternoon/Tuesday!

Excited and delighted to share with you my review for this charming story! Thanks to Noelle for my invitation to the tour!๐Ÿ“š

My Thoughts

Liz Eeles has written a delectable story full of charm and whimsy. It was a lot of fun returning to the Cozy Kettle. Books and yummy delights, what more could you want? This is the second book in this sweet series, but it can absolutely be red as a standalone. In this book we do revisit characters from the first book and that was lots of fun, but you wonโ€™t be lost if you did not read that book. But why deny yourself? You can have a cherry tart and some strawberry cake. ๐Ÿ˜‹

This book is about Flora and how she deals with the aftermath of catching her husband Malcolm in the arms of another woman. Flora is such a good person and Malcolm is such a slime (I did not like him in the first book). I definitely had no trouble rooting for her to kick him to the curb! That is not exactly what happens, but she does pack her bags and move herself to the charming village of Honeyford. Now that she is both working and living in this small village she forms a deeper connection with the community. Flora finds a place to live with Luna, her son Daniel and grandson Caleb. Luna was a great character a little magical, a little mystical, a little witchy. There is also a bit of a bookish Mystery involved, and that was fun! And I cannot forget the bake off, that was delicious! My only little complaint was the romance, I just didnโ€™t necessarily feel it between Flora and Daniel. Not to mention Flora was a strong savvy woman and I donโ€™t think she would get involved with another man so quickly. This is also just a personal preference for me Iโ€™d like to see a woman get back on her feet without the need of a man. Despite this I thought this was an absolutely charming read, the perfect book to add to your summer TBR.

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

About the Book

The Cosy Kettle cafรฉ is the perfect place to escape this summer, for fans of Cathy Bramley, Jenny Colgan and Debbie Johnson. Guests can tuck in to fruit puddings and strawberry-studded ice cream, but for Flora, the warm summer breeze is blowing in big changesโ€ฆ

When Flora finds out about her husbandโ€™s secret fling, she escapes to the one place she feels safe: her beloved cafรฉ, The Cosy Kettle, in the charming village of Honeyford. Serving up cream teas to her cafรฉ regulars is the perfect way to soothe her broken heart, and although sheโ€™s never lived in the area, the little community welcome her with open arms.

Sheโ€™s soon lodging with local eccentric Luna in her remote and beautiful Starlight Cottage, snuggled between rolling green hills. Lunaโ€™s handsome son Daniel lost his wife several years ago, and as Flora gets to know him, sharing walks through the blossom-scented woods, they both slowly begin to healโ€ฆ and she realises that behind Danielโ€™s quiet exterior, thereโ€™s a passionate nature that makes her forget all about her ex-husband.

As she settles into her new life, hosting a baking competition for the villageโ€™s summer celebration seems like a great ideaโ€ฆ but with Danielโ€™s mysterious silences leading Flora to believe heโ€™s hiding secrets, she canโ€™t help but wonder if she can really trust him. And when the race to bake the perfect Victoria sponge stirs up old rivalries between locals, Flora starts to feel

like sheโ€™s bitten off more than she can chew.

About the Author

Liz began her writing career as a journalist and press officer before deciding that sheโ€™d rather have the freedom of making things up as a novelist. 

Being short-listed in the Corvus โ€˜Love at First Writeโ€™ competition and the Novelicious search for a new women’s fiction star gave Liz the push she needed to keep putting pen to paper โ€ฆ. and โ€˜Annieโ€™s Holiday by the Seaโ€™ (her first published novel) is the result. 

Liz lives on the South Coast with her family and, when sheโ€™s not writing, likes to spend time walking by the sea, and trying to meditate. Her ambition is to be serene one day โ€ฆ. sheโ€™s still got a long way to go.

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