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Her Husband’s Mistake by sheila O’Flannigan @sheilaoflanagan @headlinepg @annecater #bookreview #herhusbandsmistake #randomthingstours

Happy Sunday all!

Delighted to share with you today my review for this book that really gave me a lot to think about. Engauging from first page to last! Thank you so much Anne for my invitation to the tour!🥰

My Thoughts

“The morning after my father’s funeral, I came home and found my husband in bed with the next-door neighbor.”

This was the first sentence in this book and it sure caught my attention and started my inner dialogue. I have a strong opinion on infidelity, like I think if a person cheats you should leave and never look back! Now I do realize this is not everyone’s choice and I’ve had friends choose to stay and I’ve had to respect their choice, but I will never truly understand it. This book gave a real and raw look at Roxy and her choices in the aftermath of her husband‘s infidelity. Things aren’t always black-and-white and this book made me see the gray in this situation a little clearerer.

This is my first book by Sheila O’Flanagan, but it most certainly will not be my last. Her writing style was so engaging and readable, I was completely invested in the story and these characters. The story was told with so much heart and humor. Roxy was such a genuine character, a character I truly cared about by the end of this book. The chauffeur business was interesting and I really liked how she really took charge. My favorite part of the book however was the bond between mother and daughter, I loved how there for one another these ladies were. Each of them was grieving their own loss and it just really brought home how important family is in our lives.

This just was a well told engrossing story that made me think, laugh, and even shed a tear. A perfect summer read for those who love some substance with their fluff!

About the Book

Should a woman be ready to forgive and forget to save her marriage? Roxy’s not so sure… The riveting new novel from No. 1 bestselling author Sheila O’Flanagan. Perfect for readers of Marian Keyes and Kerry Fisher. Roxy’s marriage has always been rock solid.After twenty years, and with two carefree kids, she and Dave are still the perfect couple.Until the day she comes home unexpectedly, and finds Dave in bed with their attractive, single neighbour.Suddenly Roxy isn’t sure about anything – her past, the business she’s taken over from her dad, or what her family’s future might be. She’s spent so long caring about everyone else that she’s forgotten what she actually wants. But something has changed. And Roxy has a decision to make.Whether it’s with Dave, or without him, it’s time for Roxy to start living for herself . . . 

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Just My Type by Hannah Doyle @annecater #bookreview #justmytype #randomthingstours

Happy Sunday everybody

Loved this delightful fun story and I’m excited to share my review with you today! Thank you so much Anne Cater for my invitation to this tour!💕

My Thoughts

Ⓕⓤⓝ. Ⓕⓤⓝⓝⓨ. Ⓕⓐⓑⓤⓛⓞⓤⓢ.

This delightful story was JUST MY TYPE of romcom! A likable relatable female protagonist, strong friendships, and lots of laughs! Jasmine has not had the best of luck with men, her most recent “boyfriend“ dumped her on the London Eye. Her BFF Mila is convinced that Jasmine’s type is probably not the best type for her, and encourages her to go out on seven dates with men that aren’t her type. What follows is not only seven humorous dates with seven unique and interesting men. But also jasmine’s discovery of her own inner strength.

Jasmine was a great character and I enjoyed every minute I spent with her. Mila was a great BFF and I loved the girls friendship as well as their friendship with Brian. This is a storyline I am certain everyone has read before, but I thought it was done in a unique refreshing way. Jasmine worked for a famous blogger who traveled and that gave her the opportunity to meet men in all different parts of Europe. Most of the men she went out on dates with weren’t complete douches. All the dates were amusing, some of them I probably would’ve had fun on myself, and all of them made me laugh. As predictable as I thought this book might be, it did not go the way I thought it was going to. Jasmine had a major falling out with her father years ago and when I found the reason for that out, I was floored. She definitely had a huge reason to harbor a grudge, and I’m not sure if I would have been able to ever forgive that. I thought I was sure I knew who her future love interest would be, and I was happily Wrong.

This really was not a book about finding the right man it was more about learning to love yourself. And that was so refreshing and appreciated by me! Well done Hannah Doyle! As much as I love romcoms sometimes I think the focus is too much on a female only being happy if she finds the “right” guy, and I don’t think that is true. I think we create our own happiness and in this book that really was pointed out.🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻

Simply put this was a well told hilarious romcom with fantastic characters! If you like romcoms this is a can’t miss!

About the Book

JUST MY TYPE is the second novel from Hannah Doyle, author of the laugh-out-loud hit rom-com THE YEAR OF SAYING YES, perfect for fans of Love Island, What Fresh Hell by Lucy Vine and Anna Bell.

Meet Jasmine.
– The quirky/cool photographer to a superstar blogger
– She’s going on a date with a SUPER hot guy on the London Eye tonight
– Best friend Mila is her wifey for life
– This millennial is #LivingHerBestLife

But fast-forward a few hours, and the reality isn’t quite so picture perfect. Jasmine hates her stuck-up blogger boss. She can barely afford rent in her stupid London flat. Her best friend seems to have all her sh*t together. Oh, and that date she was so excited about? She got dumped. On the London Eye. In the middle of a thunderstorm. With a bunch of tourists watching…

Best friend Mila decides that Jasmine needs a new ‘type on paper’, because Jasmine’s current criteria is so off that her dating history is one long line-up of fools. So Mila challenges Jasmine to look once, if not twice, at the guys who wouldn’t normally fit her ‘type’. With nothing to lose, Jasmine accepts. Maybe, just maybe, she’ll surprise herself.

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Come Back to Me by Daniela Sacerdoti @DaniSacerdoti @headlinepg @annecater #bookreview #conebacktome

Happy Tuesday book lovers!

Today I have a review for this beautiful book about love with a dash of magic! Thank you so much Anne for my invitation to this tour!🌼

My Thoughts

Enchanting. Haunting. Magical.

Daniela Sacerdoti has written a lyrical story that will completely captivate you. Her words had such a musical quality to them. This is a story that gets into your heart, your bones, your soul. I had no idea what to expect when I picked this book up, but it exceeded all my expectations. This is the third book in the Seal Island series, but it can absolutely be read as a standalone. And can I just say I was thoroughly bummed out when I found out this is a fictitious location?

Beautifully told the story has an element of magic to it that will require you to suspend belief a bit. Three characters find themselves on Seal Island, all of them dealing with their own guilt and grief. Mathew has recently been released from jail, convicted of manslaughter. He is riddled with guilt for causing the car accident that killed his wife. Grace has taken a job as a doctor on the island, she is single, childless, and convinced that it is too late for her to find love. Grace and Matt are neighbors on the island and forge a friendship. I think they both saw a kindred spirit in their grief. The third character in this book is Rose. Rose is in a coma and reliving events that led up to the accident that put her in a coma. Rose had a complicated relationship with her brother who had some anger management issues that impacted Rose’s life and her family. Now as intriguing as I found Rose’s story I had no idea how it fit into the rest of this book. I knew the story threads connected I just didn’t know how, but all is tied up in a beautiful bow at the end of the book.

The book is full of emotion and vivid language that fully immerses you in these characters lives. The grief was palpable, but the hope was imminent. I really loved all these characters but I think I connected to grace the most I really felt for her and her desire to be loved. This book ended perfectly and left me with such a warm feeling in my heart. I noticed that this is not publishing in the US, and I think that needs to be remedied! This is a well told story that will appeal to people on both sides of the pond!

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

About the Book

Three separate lives. Three broken hearts.

Haunted by his wife’s death, Matt arrives on Seal Island determined to be alone and unable to escape his grief. 

In the island’s hospital, a young woman named Rose lies in a coma, trapped by the memories of events leading up to her accident. 

Grace, the island’s doctor, is at the heart of the community. Only she knows how much she regrets turning down the chance of love and a family years ago.

For these three people hope seems gone. 

But life is about to offer an unexpected new beginning…

Readers adore the captivating novels of Daniela Sacerdoti

‘A love story that will satisfy even the most hopeless romantics’ Daily Express

‘Beautifully written and atmospheric’ The Sun

‘A great book’ Lesley Pearse

‘Emotional. I couldn’t put it down’ Daily Mail

‘I fell in love with this book’ Prima magazine

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The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer @KelRimmerWrites @annecater @headlinepg #bookreview #thethingswecannotsay #randomthingstours

Happy Sunday bibliophiles!

Excited to share with you today my review for this stunning story that I won’t soon forget! Many thanks to Anne for my invitation to the tour!🍀

my Thoughts

This beautifully crafted story weaves together the present and the past seamlessly with threads of heartbreak, sacrifice, and love!

Two strong women, two unique voices, two different times, one stunning tale! Kelly Rimmer has spun a story Full of survival and love that you won’t soon forget! Miss Rimmer has poured her heart, her hope, and her own personal family history into these pages. No matter how many books I read about WWII I am always deeply impacted by the horror of war and the power of hate. I am also humbled by the sacrifice, generosity, and love of so many.

This book jumps between 1940s Poland and today. Both stories completely captivated me seemingly disconnected, but as more pieces were added to the puzzle things started to become more clearer. Alice’s story took place in present day, she is the mother of seven-year-old Eddie and 10-year-old Callie. Eddie is on the autism spectrum and nonverbal. Alice’s main focus in life now is to create an environment best suited for Eddie’s needs, something her husband Wade does not always understand or appreciate. When Alice’s beloved grandmother has a stroke and asks Alice to travel to Poland, will Alice refuse her grandmother’s dying wish? How can Alice’s family survive without her? Wade does not seem to understand all of Eddie’s quirks and needs. Poland late 1930s-early 1940s. Alina is a naïve teenager who thinks the hardest thing in her life will be staying away from her beloved fiancé Tomasz while he is away at college. It isn’t too long however before Alina Has to look reality right in the face. Germany has invaded Poland, her twin brothers are sent off to work camps, food is scarce, and freedom is gone. Alina soon learns that she is much stronger and vraver than she ever would have thought. Two courageous women faced with some pretty big challenges, how will their stories intertwine?

Alice and Alina were amazing women with big hearts and to whom family means everything. As a mother I really felt for Alice, i’d imagine it would be very difficult, challenging, and yet rewarding to have a child with special needs. I appreciated how this book addressed the impact this has on the family dynamics and the marriage. I loved Eddie’s bond with his great grandmother. I found the technology fascinating that he used( and Great grandma did as well) to communicate. Alina was a remarkable young lady, her story was both heartbreaking and heartwarming. her strength and courage were admirable. It never fails to amaze me how far you can push the human spirit without it breaking, the resilience of so many inspires me.

A beautifully told stunning story packed with heart, hope, and emotion, have your tissue handy! Absolutely 100% recommend!

Song Running Through My Head

I will remember you, will you remember me?
Don’t let your life pass you by,
Weep not for the memories
Remember the good times that we had?
I let them slip away from us when things got bad.
How clearly I first saw you smilin’ in the sun
Want to feel your warmth upon me
I want to be the one
I will remember you, will you remember me?
Don’t let your life pass you by
Weep not for the memories
I’m so tired but I can’t sleep
Standin’ on the edge of something much to deep
It’s funny how we feel so much but we cannot say a word
We are screaming inside, but we can’t be heard
I will remember you, will you remember me?
Don’t let your life pass you by
Weep not for the memories
I’m so afraid to love you
But more afraid to lose
Clinging to…

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

The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer

Format: Kindle Edition

File Size: 2146 KB

Print Length: 352 pages

Publisher: Review (7 Mar. 2019)


BLURB 2019. Life changed beyond recognition for Alice when her son, Eddie, was born with autism spectrum disorder. She must do everything to support him, but at what cost to her family? When her cherished grandmother is hospitalised, a hidden box of mementoes reveals a tattered photo of a young man, a tiny leather shoe and a letter. Her grandmother begs Alice to return to Poland to see what became of those she held dearest.

WWII. Alina and Tomasz are childhood sweethearts. The night before he leaves for college, Tomasz proposes marriage. But when their village falls to the Nazis, Alina doesn’t know if Tomasz is alive or dead.

2019. In Poland, separated from her family, Alice begins to uncover the story her grandmother is so desperate to tell, and discovers a love that bloomed in the winter of 1942. As a painful family history comes to light, will the struggles of the past and present finally reach a heartbreaking resolution?

Inspired by the author’s family history, a searing page-turner of war, family secrets and a love to defy all odds, from the Top Ten Australian bestselling author of Before I Let You Go.


Kelly Rimmer is the USA Today best selling author of contemporary fiction novels including Me Without You, The Secret Daughter, When I Lost You, A Mother’s Confession and her most recent release, Before I Let You Go. She lives in rural Australia with her husband and children.

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The Day We Met by Roxie Cooper @toodletinkbaby @EburyPublishing @annecater #bookreview #valentineread #RandomThingsTours #thedaywemet

Happy Monday! Hope you had a wonderful relaxing weekend!

Excited to share with you today a story perfectly perfect for Valentine’s Day!🌹🌹🌹 A huge thank you to Anne Cater for my invitation to the tour and to Roxie Cooper for her lovely story!💕💕

The Day We Met by Roxie Cooper

My Thoughts

A romantic story full of emotion and fated love💕

Roxie Cooper has painted a beautiful Story with her words… she turned me the cynic into a true believer in soulmates, well for at least the length of this book… sometimes I wonder why I Love reading romance, I certainly don’t believe in epic love or one true love or soulmates or any of that… but then again I occasionally enjoy a vampire or werewolf book and I certainly don’t believe in them either… this is a book that on paper I really should not have enjoyed, it is about two people who are involved with other people who cannot help but be drawn to one another… my cynical and jaded brain says, BS people can help who they are drawn to, and people aren’t drawn to others unless they’re out looking for it, so I don’t buy this premise for one single minute! And I probably still believe all this, however this book was aBSOLUTELY FABULOUS!

Stephanie and Jamie meet one weekend at an art retreat… Stephanie and Jamie have instant chemistry, the problem? Stephanie is engaged to Matt and Jamie is married to Helen… Stephanie and Jamie recognize there is a strong connection between them unlike no other, but they respect their significant others…. for the next decade they meet up about once a year as friends, but can two people with this strong of a connection stay just friends? Now my logical brain at this point was saying, I certainly wouldn’t want someone to stay with me when they were this fated to be with somebody else? And I think that was my biggest struggle with this Matt and Helen deserve better than what they were getting… but life is messy and nothing is ever black-and-white, this book really had my emotions flying all over the place….

The story is told from the perspective of both Jamie and Stephanie… and not just when they are together we also got a front row seat look at their family life with their significant others who were good people…. Stephanie and Jamie were also extremely likable, seriously I really liked these two characters and I really wanted them to end up together, even though I thought it was wrong… or maybe I didn’t? See what I’m saying very messy and a whole lot of gray! Matt and Helen were very likable as well I wanted nothing but the best for them, I was so torn throughout this entire book… this book was truly playing with my emotions and then… and then… that ending! What? All I’m going to say is have tissue handy!

An exquisite love story that will pull at your heartstrings and leave you reeling and in tears! Recommend!

🎵🎵🎵 Song Running Through My Head

The day we met,
Frozen I held my breath
Right from the start
I knew that I’d found a home for my heart
Beats fast
Colors and promises
How to be brave?
How can I love when I’m afraid to fall
But watching you stand alone?
All of my doubt suddenly goes away somehow
One step closer
I have died everyday waiting for you
Darling don’t be afraid I have loved you
For a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more
Time stands still
Beauty in all she is
I will be brave
I will not let anything take away
What’s standing in front of me
Every breath
Every hour has come to this
One step closer
I have died everyday waiting for you
Darling don’t be afraid I have loved you
For a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more
And all along I believed I would find you…

*** A big thank you too Ebury Publishing for my copy of this book ***

About the Book

Stephanie doesn’t believe in fate, true love or living happily ever after. She’s content enough being engaged to Matt. But then she meets Jamie, who understands her more than anyone else ever has.

Jamie is happily married to his childhood sweetheart Helen and believes in everything Stephanie doesn’t. So why does he have such a strong connection with Stephanie?

When Stephanie and Jamie meet one fateful weekend in 2006 it will change everything…

Ten years. Two people. One epic love story.

have a lovely day full of love and words!🌹💕


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The Story Keeper by Anna Mazzola @Anna_Mazz @annecater #bookreview #randomthingstours

Hope you are having a wonderful day!

Excited to share my review for this enchanting and magical story steeped in history and folklore! Huge thanks to Anne Cater for my invitation to the tour!🧚🏻‍♀️✨

The Story Keeper by Anna Mazzola

My Thoughts

A spellbindingly atmospheric tale full of magic and mystery!

A beautifully told historical story that will transport you to 19th century Scotland… this story had a bit of a creepy gothic vibe, chocked full of mysticism and folklore…. Scotland is a country with a rich history that definitely shown through in this book… I loved all the lores, myths, and superstitions…

Audrey is in need of work, so she heads to the Isle of Skye to record this small closed community’s folklore and traditions… while there she discovers that there are some young girls that have gone missing and when one of them turns up dead Audrey is determined to find out what is really happening… is there some truth behind the stories of the fae and fairies, or is there something more sinister at work?

Audrey was a likable character with a lot of strength and heart… I found her to be very brave not only did she travel to this isolated location on her own, but she also stood up for these missing girls that she didn’t even know… The story had so much atmosphere I could feel the cold of this Scottish isle, Damp and chilly with the fog rolling in! This was a well told well researched story that I was lucky enough to have the privilege of reading…

An enchanting historical fiction book with an engaging mystery and a generous sprinkling of magic! Absolutely recommend!

*** Big thanks to the publisher for my copy of this book ***

About the Book

From the author of THE UNSEEING comes a sizzling, period novel of folk tales, disappearances and injustice set on the Isle of Skye, sure to appeal to readers of Hannah Kent’s BURIAL RITES or Beth Underdown’s THE WITCH FINDER’S SISTER.

‘A wonderful combination of a thrilling mystery and a perfectly depicted period piece’ Sunday Mirror

Audrey Hart is on the Isle of Skye to collect the word-of-mouth folk tales of the people and communities around her. It is 1857, the Highland Clearances have left devastation and poverty, and the crofters are suspicious and hostile, claiming they no longer know their stories. Then Audrey discovers the body of a young girl washed up on the beach and the crofters tell her that it is only a matter of weeks since another girl has disappeared. They believe the girls are the victims of the spirits of the unforgiven dead. Initially, Audrey is sure the girls are being abducted, but then she is reminded of her own mother, a Skye woman who disappeared in mysterious circumstances. It seems there is a link to be explored, and Audreymay uncover just what her family have been hiding from her all these years.

Have a lovely day! Berit☀️✨

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The List That Changed My Life by Olivia Beirne @Olivia_Beirne @annecater @headlinepg #bookreview #randomthingstours

Happy Thursday, it is a rainy day here in Southern California, yes it does rain in Southern California! Not much though!

Delighted to share with you today my review for this absolutely charming story! Many thanks to Anne Cater for my invitation to the tour and two Olivia Beirne for her wonderful words💕

The List That Changed my Life Cover

Sometimes all you need is a little push…

When Georgia’s sister is diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, she promises to do everything her older sibling can no longer do, resulting in a journey that will change her life forever…

Georgia loves wine, reality TV and sitting on the sofa after work. She does not love heights, looking at her bank account, going on dates, or activities that involve a sports bra. And she will never, ever take a risk.

That is, until her braver, bolder, big sister finds out that she won’t be able to tick off the things she wanted to do before turning thirty, and turns to Georgia to help her finish her list.

With the birthday just months away, Georgia suddenly has a deadline to learn to grab life with both hands. Could she be brave enough to take the leap, for her sister?

And how might her own life change if she did?

A hilarious and heart-warming journey of a lifetime, showing us what it means to really be alive.

My Thoughts

This was a heartwarming delightful story full of humor and Hart!

This book kept me up Way past my bedtime… laughing so hard tears were streaming down my face, trying not to wake up my kids… this book had a definite Sophie Kinsella vibe to it and that’s a huge compliment because she is one of my faves… this was such an entertaining uplifting debut that I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to read…..

Georgia was such a fantastic character, I am definitely adding her to my book BFF list! She was so down to earth, so generous, so funny, and she had a heart of gold… her relationship with her sister Amy was remarkable, it made me wish I had a sister of my own…. all the secondary characters were fantastic, Georgia’s parents, her BFF Natalie, her boss Bianca…. Jack her love interest was supportive, sweet, and swoon worthy 😍

George’s sister Amy is diagnosed with MS… Georgia is devastated, and does not know what she can possibly do to help her sister… so, when her sister presents her with a list of things Georgia should do before she turns 30, how can she possibly turned her down? But skinny dip? Skydive? Go on a date with someone you meet on Tinder? Not to mention bake an impossible cake? This book was really about taking chances and living your life to your fullest… to push yourself out of your comfort zone and crush self doubt…

An uplifting story that will put a huge smile on your face and bunches of hope in your heart… absolutely recommend to anyone who is a fan of a well told story with wonderful characters and a delicious aMount of humor…

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

Olivia BeirneAbout the Author: 

Olivia Beirne is a 26 year old writer, who previously worked in casting. She lives in Tulse Hill, London with her friends and their resident mouse and grew up in Buckinghamshire. This novel is a standalone debut and she is currently working on her second novel.
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The Good Samaritans by Will Carver @will_carver @annecater @OrendaBooks #bookreview #randomthingstours

Happy hump day everybody!

Thrilled to bring you my review for this dark disturbing book, but a little bummed that it is not available in the US? Maybe soon? A huge thank you too Anne Cater for my invitation to the blog tour, and to Will Carver for his intriguing story🙃

GOOD SAMARITANS AW PR1.inddOne crossed wire, three dead bodies and six bottles of bleach

Seth Beauman can’t sleep. He stays up late, calling strangers from his phonebook, hoping to make a connection, while his wife, Maeve, sleeps upstairs. A crossed wire finds a suicidal Hadley Serf on the phone to Seth, thinking she is talking to The Samaritans. But a seemingly harmless, late-night hobby turns into something more for Seth and for Hadley, and soon their late-night talks are turning into day-time meet-ups. And then this dysfunctional love story turns into something altogether darker, when Seth brings Hadley home… And someone is watching… Dark, sexy, dangerous and wildly readable, Good Samaritans marks the scorching return of one of crime fiction’s most exceptional voices.

My Thoughts

this is a dark, disturbing, delicious story that will leave you thinking, “WTH did I just read???”

This book will suck you in, turn you on your head, spin you all around, and then spit you out… leaving you wordless, breathless, a little less innocent, and in need of a shower…. there is a reason for those six bottles of bleach! This book is like no other you have red before, I can promise you that! It is bold, it is edgy, it is graphic… this thriller had more graphic sex then most romances, there is no fading to black! That also goes for the violence and killings…. Will Carver gives you a front row seat to all the gory details and doesn’t hold any punches! This book is not for the faint of heart, if it were a movie it would be rated X, but what a wonderful movie it would make!

Multiple points of view, multiple flawed characters, multiple twists and turns, multiple “oh no they didn’t!” moments…. this is a book best gone into without knowing much… I don’t want to go into the characters at all, I don’t want to spoil anything, just know that they are all completely screwed up! This story is dark, the characters are creepy, you won’t want to turn the page because you aren’t sure if you can handle what’s coming next, but you have to because the compulsion is too strong….

You’ll spend this entire book in the mind of crazy! Short chapters that will leave you jumping from one nut job to another, but never quite getting enough of the madness…. that is until the very end… the end will leave you gasping and shaking your head…. I could tell you I never saw that ending coming, but I never saw the last 60% of this book coming, so that would be an understatement! This is the kind of book that makes you question your self because you really loved it and yet it was JUST. SO. WRONG.

Absolutely recommend if you love a twistyier darker more graphic thriller that is completely original and edgy!

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

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About the Author:  Will Carver is the international bestselling author of the January David series (Arrow). He spent his early years in Germany, but returned to the UK at age 11, when his sporting career took off. He turned down a professional rugby contract to study theatre and television at King Alfred’s, Winchester, where he set up a successful theatre company. He currently runs his own fitness and nutrition company, while working on his next thriller. He lives in Reading with his two children.

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Before I Let You Go by Kelly Rimmer #bookreview #randomthingstours @annecater

Happy Friday book friends!

Thrilled to share with you my review and help celebrate the UK paperback release of this fantastic book! A huge thank you too Anne Cater for my invitation to the tour!💛Before I Let You Go CoverYour sister or her baby. Who do you choose?

A moving page-turner with a heart-pounding dilemma. As children, Lexie and Annie were incredibly close. Bonded by the death of their beloved father, they weathered the storms of life together. When Lexie leaves home to follow her dream, Annie is forced to turn to her leatherbound journal as the only place she can confide her deepest secrets and fears…

As adults, sisters Lexie and Annie could not be more different. Lexie is a successful doctor and happily engaged. Annie is an addict – a thief, a liar and unable to remain clean. When Annie’s newborn baby is in danger of being placed in foster care, Annie picks up the phone to beg her sister for help. Will Lexie agree to take in her young niece? And how will Annie survive, losing the only thing in her life worth living for?

‘One of the best books for discussion that I’ve read in years’ Diane Chamberlain

‘A heartbreaking book about an impossible decision. A novel about the deepest love possible’ Luanne Rice

‘A heartrending tale…captures the unbreakable bond of two sisters’ Publishers Weekly

‘Ripped from the headlines and from the heart, Before I Let You Go is an unforgettable novel that will amaze and startle you with its impact and heart’ Patti Callahan Henry

‘Another incredible, gripping read from an exceptionally talented author. This book takes you through a myriad of emotions, whilst opening your eyes to some very important issues for women. I read this in one sitting, because I had to. So will you. A magnificent read I can’t praise or recommend highly enough’ Heather Hill

‘Heartbreaking and life-affirming. Before I Let You Go captures the bittersweet nature of existence and turns it into something truly beautiful’ Tilly Tennant

‘Heartbreaking, soul-searching but ultimately uplifting, this thought-provoking book challenges the judgements society makes and weaves a heartwarming story around the bonds we forge as sister, mother and partner’ Zara Stoneley

‘Being a mother means you are open to criticism from every angle, but if you are a pregnant addict, what then? Children are protected in society, but what about those who gave them life? Kelly Rimmer writes from the heart and soul. Be prepared to lose and gain a little of each as you read her stories’ Rachel Dove

My Thoughts

This was a heartbreaking and powerful story about the impact of addiction not only on the addict, but the addict’s family…

A beautiful story about an ugly subject… I feel as though I have shared a lot of personal garbage this week, but my ex is an addict… not heroine but, that’s irrelevant, addiction is addiction, its impact is great no matter what the addiction is… The reason I mention this is because it is really difficult for me to sympathize with an addict, especially when children are involved… I am angry, frustrated, and sad that my kids feel as though their father chose his addiction over them… so, it is hard for me to find forgiveness or understanding for somebody who appears on the surface to have done the same thing…. The storyline in this book in my opinion helps to foster understanding and alter perceptions of attics… as a mother and as a woman I found compassion for Annie, but I felt a connection with Lexie…. all this is to say I came into this book with strong feelings and biases, I am not a neutral observer…

Lexie got the dreaded 2AM phone call it is Annie, her little sister who she has not spoken to in years…. she can tell Annie is high and is tempted to hang up the phone until Annie tells her, that she is pregnant…. pregnant, sick, and strung out on heroin, what is Lexie to do? Lexie and her fiancé are both doctors, so, they head to Annie’s trailer park to find her with preeclampsia…. with no other choice than to take her to the hospital, Annie can possibly be charged with child endangerment, and Lexie could possibly be left with Annie’s baby…

Told from alternating points of view Lexie in the present and Annie in the pass… The sisters had a hard and unconventional upbringing… with some secrets still to be revealed that could really stir up some long buried feelings…. The story was just so Well told and so well researched…. I struggled right along with Lexie the entire story walking that fine line between love and hate, forgiveness and blame, hope and frustration, hello and goodbye…. this is the type of story that evokes many emotions and opinions and sticks with you long after the last page is red….

Absolutely recommend for anybody who appreciates a well told story about real life issues… nothing is sugarcoated in this book it is real, it is raw, and it is Messi just like life!

Kelly Rimmer Author PictureKelly Rimmer is the USA Today bestselling women’s fiction author of five novels, including Me Without You and The Secret Daughter. She lives in rural Australia with her husband, two children and fantastically naughty dogs, Sully and Basil. Her novels have been translated into more than twenty languages.

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Trap by Lilja Sigurdardóttir @annecater #bookreview #randomthingstours

Happy Saturday book lovers!

Delighted to share with you today my review for this dark and compelling read! Many thanks to Anne Cater for my invitation to the blog tour! 🇮🇸

TRAP AW.indd
Happily settled in Florida, Sonja believes she’s finally escaped the trap set by unscrupulous drug lords. But when her
son Tomas is taken, she’s back to square one … and Iceland.

Her lover, Agla, is awaiting sentencing for financial misconduct after the banking crash, and Sonja refuses to see
her. And that’s not all … Agla owes money to some extremely powerful men, and they’ll stop at nothing to get it

With her former nemesis, customs officer Bragi on her side, Sonja puts her own plan into motion, to bring down the
drug barons and her scheming ex-husband, and get Tomas back safely. But things aren’t as straightforward as
they seem, and Sonja finds herself caught in the centre of a trap that will put all of their lives at risk…
Set in a Reykjavík still covered in the dust of the Eyjafjallajökull volcanic eruption, and with a dark, fast-paced and chilling plot and intriguing characters, Trap is an outstandingly original and sexy Nordic crime thriller, from one of the most exciting new names in crime fiction.

My Thoughts

This was a dark, intriguing, fast-paced story….

This is the second book in this series and unfortunately I did not read the first book and I think I missed out on quite a bit, so I would strongly encourage you to read the first book before picking this one up! Also the Icelandic language is quite complex, I am sure I was pronouncing everything completely wrong! I mean the authors name alone has me stumped! cannot imagine having to learn to spell that in kindergarten, my last name has a mere four letters! In spite of all this I found the story to be quite compelling, It’s certainly move at a quick pace, and left me wanting more!

Sonia had escaped her criminal life in Iceland and move to Florida, but after her son Thomas is kidnapped she must return… there is a lot going on in Iceland, a drug ring, and a lot of financial shenanigans that really quite honestly flew over my head… throw in an evil ex-husband, a jealous exgirlfriend, a lovable customs agent, short chapters, and you will be flying through these pages!

This was a very smooth read and is more than likely due to the translation, so major kudos to the translator… this is a pretty vague review, but I don’t want to give anything away… also with few exceptions I found most of the characters quite unlikable, although I have to say Sonya’s son Thomas really stole the show!

Recommend to those who have read the first book in the series, I truly think I would’ve had a richer experience had I done so myself!

Lilja Sigurðard.
Icelandic crime-writer Lilja Sigurdardóttir was born in the town of Akranes in 1972 and raised in
Mexico, Sweden, Spain and Iceland. An award-winning playwright, Lilja has written four crime
novels, with Snare, the first in a new series, hitting bestseller lists worldwide. The film rights have
been bought by Palomar Pictures in California. She lives in Reykjavík with her partner.

For more information about TRAP or to arrange an interview with Lilja, please contact : Karen Sullivan:, 07702 628 230 or Sophie Goodfellow:, 07719 007146

Trap First BT Poster

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