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The Overdue Life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms @tlcbooktours @luauthors @amazonpub #bookreview #theoverduelifeofamybyler

Happy Thursday all!

I loved this book and I am so excited to share my review with you all! Huge thanks to Lisa for my invitation to the tour!๐Ÿ˜

My Thoughts

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Kelly harms! BRAVO! This was such a relatable story told with so much heart and humor, I absolutely adored it! Amy is the single mother of 15-year-old Cory and 12-year-old Joe. Three years ago Amyโ€™s husband John went out of country for work and never came back. Amy picked her self up, dusted herself off, went back to work, and learned how to be a single parent. Now John is back wanting to repair his relationship with his Children and offering Amy a summer off from parental responsibility. What follows is Amyโ€™s summer of freedom, fun, self discovery, love, and a new wardrobe. #momspringa

Amy was such a real and relatable character. As a single mother I saw so much of myself in Amy. It is so easy to get caught up in your kids lives and not make enough time for yourself. But you also donโ€™t know who you are if youโ€™re not a mom. It was so much fun reading about Amy rediscovering herself in New York. I loved the makeover, all the shopping, and all the crazy dates. I also loved her support system her Besties Lena and Tallia, and Mathew who was kind of a bit of a fairy godfather. Also loved the big part that books played in this story. Amy was a librarian and she had this really interesting program she presented at a librarian convention. Iโ€™m sure all bookworms will appreciate the amount of booktalk in this book. And there is a hot librarian love interest. Another part of the book I really loved was Coreyโ€™s journal entries, Kelly harms really nailed the 15-year-old voice. There was just so much fun and goodness in this book!

This is one of those books that will make you smile, make you laugh, and leave you feeling good when you have turned that last page. The characters are relatable, likable, and entertaining. The storyline is amusing and authentic. I think all moms will absolutely love this book! BUT I think the book will not only appeal to Momโ€™s it will appeal to anyone who is ever needed a break from their real life, A little re-charge. Simply put this is an uplifting feel-good story with relatable characters and a lot of humor!

*** Big thanks to Lake Union for my copy of this book ***

About the Book

Overworked and underappreciated, single mom Amy Byler needs a break. So when the guilt-ridden husband who abandoned her shows up and offers to take care of their kids for the summer, she accepts his offer and escapes rural Pennsylvania for New York City.

Usually grounded and mild mannered, Amy finally lets her hair down in the city that never sleeps. She discovers a life filled with culture, sophistication, andโ€”with a little encouragement from her friendsโ€”a few blind dates. When one man in particular makes quick work of Amyโ€™s heart, she risks losing herself completely in the unexpected escape, and as the summer comes to an end, Amy realizes too late that she must make an impossible decision: stay in this exciting new chapter of her life, or return to the life she left behind.

But before she can choose, a crisis forces the two worlds together, and Amy must stare down a future where she could lose both sides of herself, and every dream sheโ€™s ever nurtured, in the beat of a heart.

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The Season of Silver Linings by Christine Nolfi @christinenolfi @suzyapbooktours @luauthors @amazonpub #bookreview #theseasonofsilverlinings

Happy Wednesday all!

Excited to share with you today my review for this delightful story about friendship and love! Many thanks to Suzy for my invitation to the tour!๐Ÿ’•

My Thoughts

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Christine Nolfi has crafted a magical story packed with engaging and quirky characters. This is the third book in the Sweet Lake series. I donโ€™t think not having read the prior books impacted my enjoyment of the story, however if I ever have the time Iโ€™d love to go back and read the previous books. Jada owns the wayfair Inn along with her Bestiess Cat and Linnie. Jayda is an exceptional baker and has taken on a lot of the responsibility at the Inn due to her partners new romances. Jada has been getting closer to Philip and his adorable six-year-old precocious daughter Fancy. But Jayda has things in the past she needs to come to terms with and now there is a stranger in town asking questions that might just force her to do so.

One of my favorite things in Books is strong female friendships and this book had that in spades. Not only did we have the friendship between Jayda, Cat, and Linnie, but we also have the Sweet Lake Sirens. The Sirens are a group of eccentric colorful older ladies that love to stick their nose into everyone elseโ€™s business, love them! Jayda was a great character and Iโ€™d really really love her to bake me some baked goods, I spent a lot of this book craving a cinnamon roll! The romance between Jada and Philip was sweet, I always love the friends to lovers trope. BUT the star of this book was Fancy! This little six-year-old was so sassy and spunky, she had such a big heart and a love for all things that glitter. There is also a bit of a mystery to the story and some twists that led to a surprising ending.

I love stories with small-town vibes and eccentric characters and this one was done exceptionally well. I also really like the magical and mysterious elements to the story, it added another layer. I think this book will appeal to lovers of womenโ€™s fiction books full of lively characters and strong female friendships. I am hoping that this is not the end to this charming series.

*** huge thanks to Lake Union for my gifted copy ***

About the Book

She canโ€™t change whatโ€™s come before. But letting go could bring healingโ€”and the rare love that comes once in a lifetime.

When Ohio pastry chef Jada Brooks and her two best friends restored the glorious Wayfair Inn, it was a boon to Sweet Lakeโ€”and to their own lives. Now Linnie and Cat are focused on private matters: one engaged, the other swept up in newlywed bliss. Jada has also begun looking to the future by dating widower Philip Kettering and forging a sudden, sweet bond with his six-year-old daughter.

But the past isnโ€™t finished with Jada. When a curious guest checks into the Wayfair, her delving questions stir Jadaโ€™s guilt about the heartbreaking events that scarred the town seven years ago. The risks Jada must take by revealing the truth will test every assumption sheโ€™s made about the meaning of family and the magic of enduring love.

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The House at Hope Corner by Emma Davies @EmDaviesAuthor @bookouture #bookreview #thehouseathopecorner

HappyTuesday all!

Excited to share my review with you today for this charming book! Thank you so much Noelle for my invitation to this tour and Emma Davies for her delightful story!๐Ÿ„

My Thoughts

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Emma Davies writes books full of charm and wit. This book is no exception, probably the best book I have read from her so far! Flora and Ned have a whirlwind courtship. Flora sells her flower business and they head to Nedโ€˜s hometown to live on the family farm with his parents. Living the farm life isnโ€™t as simple as flora thought, especially when Nedโ€˜s parents have definite opinions on how things are done. So can this free-spirited city girl find her place in the country? Will Flora and Ned get there happily ever after? Even if they have a few secrets left to tell?

Flora was such a fantastic character! She brought so much joy and color not only to the pages of this book but to this family farm. I loved the clash between this modern girl and this old-fashioned family. Nedโ€™s Parents Hannah and Fraser, are very traditional in their thinking, the man works hard and the woman works hard to take care of him.๐Ÿ™„ Flora definitely held her tongue and try to learn Hannas ways. I love the way that flora related to both Hannah and Fraser, the girl had such a huge heart and so much respect for her potential future in-laws. Flora and Nedโ€˜s connection was very sweet, although she out shown him a bit. Iโ€™d imagine that be the case if you were with a person that was as dynamic as Flora. Donโ€™t think I would classify this as a romance, more like womenโ€™s fiction with a peppering of romance.

This was the perfect escapist read, I enjoyed every minute I spend with these characters on this lovely farm. Emma Davies descriptions of this farm were so vivid, I feel as though Iโ€™ve been there and it was gorgeous! Such a sweet story full of so much heart, hope, and flowers!๐Ÿ’

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

About the Book

The view across the valley takes her breath away; everywhere she looks tiny patches of colour โ€“ ochre, chestnut, lime and purple. The farmhouse behind her glows pink in the morning sun. Itโ€™s like stepping into a postcard, except that this magical place is real. Itโ€™s her new home.

With her beloved shop in danger of shutting down, meeting Ned, a gorgeous farmer with an irresistible twinkle in his eye, couldnโ€™t have come at a better moment for free-spirited florist, Flora Dunbar. But no one is more surprised than her when their whirlwind romance leads to the offer of a new life on Nedโ€™s farm.

Arriving at Hope Corner, Flora sets about becoming the perfect farmerโ€™s wife, but her creative, alternative thinking falls flat in a household built on tradition and strict routine. Even Ned is becoming more distant by the dayโ€ฆ

Pulling up her signature striped socks and throwing herself into her chores, little by little Flora learns to love the order and patterns of life on the land. But the more she learns about her new home, the more she suspects itโ€™s under threat, and worse, that Ned is hiding a heartbreaking secret from her.

But this time, Floraโ€™s not going to run from her problems. Do Ned and his family trust her enough to let her stay and fight for love and the first house sheโ€™s ever truly called home? Does she trust herself?

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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Pop over to her website www.emmadaviesauthor.comwhere, amongst other things, you can read about her passion for Pringles and singing loudly in the car. You can also wave to her on twitter @EmDaviesAuthor / https://twitter.com/EmDaviesAuthor or find her on Facebook (a little too often than is good for her): https://www.facebook.com/emmadaviesauthor/


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