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Book Review: Wild and Free by Wendy Holden

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Title: Wild and Free
Author: Wendy Holden
Publication Date: 23 April 2015
Publisher: Headline Review

Twitter: @Wendy_Holden 

Rating: 3.5 out of 5


The Number One bestselling author of The Wives of Bath and Bad Heir Day returns with a sharp and funny slice of romantic comedy set around a music festival ... carry on Glamping!

Wild and Free by Sunday Times bestselling author Wendy Holden sees the author of Bad Heir Day and The Wives of Bath at the top of her game. Fun for fans of Jane Costello and Carole Matthews. 'Super-sharp ...This hugely entertaining novel is chick lit at its best!' Closer

Book Review: Even Angels Fall by F L Darbyshire

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Title: Even Angels Fall
Author:  F L Darbyshire
Publication Date: 6 January 2015
Publisher: Grosvenor House Publishing

Twitter: @FLDarbyshire

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 


After suffering an unthinkable loss, Abbey Miller and her family move to Leeds to rebuild their lives and start again, but the pain and grief that Abbey carries with her is impossible to escape. As she finds herself becoming increasingly isolated from her family, she develops a firm friendship with Lucy, Nathan and Liam, who introduce her to a brand new and exciting world, far removed from all of her problems. But will her new friends bring her the light hearted relief she has longed for? Or will she find herself getting drawn deep into their dangerous and intoxicating world?  

Book Review: Pippa's Cornish Dream by Debbie Johnson

Monday, 28 September 2015

Title: Pippa's Cornish Dream
Author: Debbie Johnson
Publisher: HarperImpulse
Publication Date: 2 July 2015

Twitter: @debbiemjohnson

Rating: 3.5 out of 5


Every summer has a story…

Since Pippa Harte was forced to take over her parents’ farm, she’s barely had time to shave her legs let alone make time for a date. Now she’s more likely to be getting down and dirty mucking out the pigs – and avoiding those of the human male variety.

Book Review: The Secret Place by Tana French

Friday, 18 September 2015

Author: Tana French
Title: The Secret Place
Publication Date: 9 April 2015
Publisher:  Hodder Paperbacks

Twitter: @TanaFrench

Rating: 4.5 stars


Detective Stephen Moran hasn't seen Holly Mackey since she was a nine-year-old witness to the events of Faithful Place. Now she's sixteen and she's shown up outside his squad room, with a photograph and a story.

Book Review: The Riviera by Karen Aldous

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Title:  The Riviera
Author: Karen Aldous
Publisher: Carina UK
Publication Date: 10 July 2015

Twitter: @karenaldous_

I am very pleased to be today's stop on the tour for the lovely Karen Aldous' newly published book, The Riviera!


The journey is only as good as its end…

It’s been a hard journey, but Lizzie Lambert’s life is a Proven├žal dream come true. Her business is wildly successful, and with her little boy and the love of her life, Cal, she is making a beautiful home on the vineyard for their blended family.

But when Cal goes to America to support his son through a teenage crisis, it becomes clear the kid’s not the only one with some growing up to do: Cal’s glamorous ex-wife wants to get her claws in him again. As Cal spends longer and longer away, Lizzie wonders, was it all too good to be true?

Blog Tour: Five Go Glamping by Liz Tipping

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Title: Five Go Glamping
Author: Liz Tipping
Publisher: Carina
Publication Date: 28 August 2015

Twitter: @LizTipping
Facebook: LizziesBooks

Rating: 3.5 out of 5


Glamping Check list

Festival tickets
Double check best Instagram filter
Avoid thinking about work/Connor/five year plan!!

A four day break from her hectic life to relax in the countryside and hang out at a local festival (for free!) is just what Fiona Delaney needs. With her best friends, great tunes and a cool looking hat her Instagram shots are going to look A-Mazing!

Monthly Round Up - August 2015

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Sorry for the delay in posting my monthly round-up. I'm just back from holiday and still trying to catch up! Anyway, check out what I've been up to in August...

New Books - received, bought & won

1. The Tea Planter's Wife by Dinah Jefferies (from Netgalley)
2. Death by Dangerous by Olly Jarvis
3. A Question of Betrayal by Zoe Miller
4. The Dish by Stella Newman

Books I've Read

1. Rise of the Enemy by Rob Sinclair
2. What Happens in Cornwall by T.A. Williams
3. Return to Bluebell Hill by Rebecca Pugh
4. Summer by the Sea by Jenny Hale
5. Five Go Glamping by Liz Tipping
6. The Heavenly Italian Ice Cream Shop by Abby Clements
7. Even Angels Fall by F L Darbyshire
8. Wild and Free by Wendy Holden

Summary of Reviews, Blog Tours & Cover Reveals

1. Cover Reveal for The Broken Hearts Book Club by Lynsey James
2. Blog tour for Rise of the Enemy by Rob Sinclair
3. Blog tour for What Happens in Cornwall by T.A. William
4. Review for Return to Bluebell Hill by Rebecca Pugh

Things I've Done

1. Redbull Air Race at Ascot Racecourse
2. Holiday to The Netherlands - Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Kinderdijk & Delft

Planned reading for September

1. The Quality of Silence by Rosamund Lupton
2. The One Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of a Window by Jonas Jonasson
3. Wish You Were Here by Catherine Alliot
4. In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
5. Snowblind by Ragnar Jonasson
6. The Gilded Life of Matilda Duplaine by Alex Brunkhorst

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