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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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Twitter: https://twitter.com/leighanndobbs

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

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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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WEBSITE: www.tillytennant.com

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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!

๐ŸŽง๐ŸŽง

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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About The Book 

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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The Dream House by Jess Ryder @jessryderauthor @bookouture #bookreview #thedreamhouse

Happy Wednesday everybody!

Excited to share with you today my review for this engaging domestic thriller! Many thanks to Noelle for my invitation to this tour!๐ŸฆŠ

My Thoughts

What happens when your dream house turns into a nightmare! Jess Ryder has cleverly constructed an addictive domestic thriller. Stella has just moved to her dream house with her boyfriend Jack. The house is in need of a lot of work, but Stella can see its potential and has fallen head over heels in love with this home. Then one night there is a knock at the door, Who can possibly be at the door in the middle of the night? It is a strange woman Lori, battered and beaten and in need of a safe place. Lori tell Stella and Jack that she was told this house was a refuge for battered women. Stella is sympathetic and wants to help a girl out… Jack is suspicious. 40 years earlier teen mom Kay thinks she has found her knight in shining armor. But after a while the Knightโ€™s armor starts to tarnish. So much that Kay and her daughter Abbyโ€˜s lives might be in danger. Two women living four decades apart, what ties them together?

I am such a sucker for a dual timeline story! I love trying to puzzle together how two seemingly separate Narratives are connected. Both Stella and Kay were likable sympathetic characters. The men in their lives, not so much. I was completely engaged by both stories, although I think I was a little more invested in Stella. The house renovating and this uninvited guest. The story was puzzle together at a perfect pace. I did see a few things coming, but certainly not all. And there was such an obvious connection that I completely missed! Another compelling read from Jess Ryder.

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

About the Book

Itโ€™s everything sheโ€™s ever wantedโ€ฆ

When I first set eyes on Westhill House with its breath-taking views of the sea I knew Jack and I could make this our forever home.

It may be falling apart with an overgrown garden, but with some tender loving care, we can repair this beautiful building and perhaps our relationship tooโ€ฆ

But the more time I spend renovating our new house, the more time Jack is spending at work.

At least Lori is here to keep me company.

She has her own troubles yet she always listens to mine.

Sheโ€™s helping to restore the house, uncovering its secrets one by one.

Like the childrenโ€™s drawings under the wallpaper in the back bedroom.

The hidden papers underneath the floorboards in the turret room.

And the fact that Westhill House is a place women used to go to feel safeโ€ฆ

Lori seems to know a lot about Westhill House.

The question is, why?

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Itโ€™s Not You Itโ€™s Him by Sophie Ranald @sophieranald @bookouture #bookreview

Happy Thursday everybody!

Excited to share with you today my review for this fun story filled with fabulous characters and fantastic friendships! Thanks so much Noelle for my invitation to the tour!๐Ÿ•ถ๐Ÿ‘›๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿป

Description:

New Yearโ€™s Eve. The most overrated night of the year, right? I have to get through a night of enforced fun, drink all the prosecco and talk about new beginnings. But I donโ€™t want new beginnings. I want my old beginning back.

Itโ€™s been ten days, two hours and forty-three minutes since Tansy got dumped. Two heartbreaking weeks since Renzo, who made her weak at the knees and dizzy with excitement, found out Tansyโ€™s secret โ€“ and ended it on the spot.

Since then, sheโ€™s spent every evening scrolling through their old photos, drunk texted him twenty-six times (he stopped reading after five), and lost count of how many packets of Kleenex sheโ€™s cried her way through.

Thatโ€™s where Operation Get Renzo Back comes in. She ropes in a new wing-woman, maxes out her credit card and accidentally-on-purpose bumps into him at every opportunity. Oh, and she finds a fake boyfriend, as you doโ€ฆ

But while sheโ€™s busy pretending, Tansyโ€™s plan is thrown a major curveball. She has to learn the hard way that itโ€™s not her, itโ€™s him โ€“ and that sometimes, a break-up can end up being the making of you.

A fresh, funny and fabulous novel for anyone who has been dumped, got a post-break-up haircut, stalked an ex on Facebook, and then realised they were WAY better off without them. Fans of Sophie Kinsella, Lindsey Kelk and Matt Dunn will love this laugh-out-loud read.

My Thoughts

This was a fun lighthearted story full of friendship, fashion, and angst. I am so grateful we did not have texting when I was young and dating, I wouldโ€™ve been the queen of drunk texting. I remember many a night looking for a quarter so I could make a phone call and say ridiculous things in my drunken state to some stupid guy, imagine if all i had to do was pick up my cell phone? Yikes! So Tansy, I get it girl! However it doesnโ€™t make it any less pathetic, LOL! Tansy is heartbroken because she is convinced that she lost โ€œthe oneโ€œ. Renzo the Love of her life broke up with her after she revealed a deep dark secret to him. Determined to get him back she will stop at nothing, and I mean nothing! Over 26 drunk texts, running into him whenever possible, running up her credit card, and sacrificing her pride. But the biggest scheme of all was her pretend boyfriend. At the same time she was going through some work and family drama.There really was a lot packed into this book a diva boss, a gambling brother-in-law, a blast from the past, and a clever cat.

Tansy was such a real and relatable character, I think everyone will be able to see a little piece of themselves in her. I really loved her relationship with her quirky roommate Adam. Really all the secondary characters in the story were fantastic. Josh was a great character, he seem like a good guy, I wish we had a little more time with him. Renzo, I think I may have spent too much time with him! There were some flashback scenes to when Tansy and he were together, wow what a pompous ass! You could really tell her friends werenโ€™t too keen on her trying to get him back, but the heart wants what it wants. And sometimes the heart does not know what itโ€™s doing! Loved all the character growth in Tansey throughout the story and I was satisfied with the ending, even if I thought it was going to take a bit of a different direction. A perfect summer read!

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

Author Bio:

Sophie Ranald is the youngest of five sisters. She was born in Zimbabwe and lived in South Africa until an acute case of itchy feet brought her to London in her mid-20s. As an editor for a customer publishing agency, Sophie developed her fiction-writing skills describing holidays to places she’d never visited. In 2011, she decided to disregard all the good advice given to aspiring novelists and attempt to write full-time. After one false start, It Would Be Wrong to Steal My Sister’s Boyfriend (Wouldn’t It?) seemed to write itself. Her second, third and fourth novels followed, and The Truth About Gemma Grey was released in summer 2017. Sophie also writes for magazines and online about food, fashion, finance and running. She lives in south-east London with her amazing partner Hopi and Purrs, their adorable little cat. 

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The Motherโ€™s Mistake by Ruth Heald @RJ_Heald @bookouture #bookreview #themothersmistakes

Happy Thursday all!

Excited to share with you today my review of this book that had me suspicious of everybody! And talk about an ending! Thank you so much Noelle for my invitation to the tour!๐Ÿคฉ

My Thoughts

๐”˜๐”ซ๐”ฐ๐”ข๐”ฑ๐”ฑ๐”ฉ๐”ฆ๐”ซ๐”ค. ๐”˜๐”ซ๐” ๐”ฌ๐”ช๐”ฃ๐”ฌ๐”ฏ๐”ฑ๐”ž๐”Ÿ๐”ฉ๐”ข. ๐”˜๐”ซ๐”ญ๐”ฒ๐”ฑ๐”ก๐”ฌ๐”ด๐”ซ๐”ž๐”Ÿ๐”ฉ๐”ข.

Ruth Heald has written a dark disturbing thriller that had me suspicious of everybody. Claire, her husband Matt, and her infant daughter Olivia move to the country and take up residency in Mattโ€™s familyโ€˜s cottage. Claires desire for a new idyllic life in the country is quickly derailed. Not only is her cottage full of her husbandโ€™s deceased grandmotherโ€™s belongings, but she is constantly under the scrutiny of her mother-in-law. When things start getting moved around and she begins hearing things in the night Claire becomes unsettled. Top that off with Claire struggling with postpartum depression, Claire is quickly becoming unhinged. So who is out to destroy Claireโ€™s perfect life and her mind in the process? There is also a second storyline about a abused wife that appears to be completely disconnected.

This was a slow burner with an explosive ending! Healdโ€™s addictive writing style completely sucked me into Claireโ€™s claustrophobic life. For the most part I was very sympathetic of Claireโ€™s circumstances. Being a mother is hard and never is quite as glorious as you imagined it to be before you have kids. Sleep deprivation, being responsible for a tiny human, the feedings, the changings, all the crying, and to be struggling with postpartum depression on top of that would put anyone on edge. As sympathetic as I was towards Claire I was also suspicious. Just what was Claire running from in her past? And how much of what was going on was reality and how much was a figment of Claireโ€™s imagination? She was definitely not the only one I was suspicious of I was pretty much suspicious of every single character in the story. Everyone seem to have some kind of secret to keep and everyone acted suspiciously at one time or another. And then there was the second storyline that I knew was connected, but how?

The ending to this book was wild and unexpected, but it tied everything together so perfectly. I was pretty sure I knew The Who, but I certainly had no idea of the why. A well told perfectly plotted thriller that had me completely invested.

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

About the Book

Everyone makes mistakes. But does everyone deserve to be forgiven?

She runs past the tinkling of childrenโ€™s laughter that fills the park. Heart hammering, feet stinging, she reaches the riverbank, her breath catching in her throat. And then she seesโ€ฆ

Three years later.

Claire has everything sheโ€™s always wanted. A new-born baby. A doting husband by her side. A picturesque home in the countryside.

But behind closed doors, Claireโ€™s life is falling apart. Her husband is barely ever home, sheโ€™s struggling to bond with her baby girl, and she swears that she is being watched in the remote, lonely cottage.

And when a threatening note is posted through her letterbox, saying she doesnโ€™t deserve her daughter, itโ€™s clear that someone knows about the terrible mistake that Claire made โ€“ someone wonโ€™t let her forget it. Three years ago, she would have known who to turn to. But now she no longer recognises those closest to her, or the person sheโ€™s become. Who can she trust?

An atmospheric, chilling and absolutely unputdownable psychological thriller about a motherโ€™s worst nightmare. Fans of K.L. Slater, Shalini Boland and The Girl on the Train will love.

About the Author


Ruth Heald is a psychological thriller writer from a suburban Buckinghamshire town. She studied Economics at Oxford and then worked in an eclectic mix of sectors from nuclear decommissioning to management consulting.

Seeking a more creative environment, she found a role at the BBC and worked there for nine years before leaving to write full time. Ruth is fascinated by psychology and finding out what drives people to violence, destruction and revenge. Sheโ€™s married with one daughter and her novels explore our greatest fears in otherwise ordinary, domestic lives.

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