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Cover Reveal: Poppy's Recipe for Life by Heidi Swain

Friday, 25 January 2019

Poppy's Recipe for Life by Heidi Swain

Title: Poppy's Recipe for Life
Author: Heidi Swain
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Publication date: 30 May 2019

I'm thrilled today to be able to reveal the cover for Heidi Swain's fantastic upcoming novel, Poppy's Recipe for Life.  I've very much enjoyed all of Heidi's books and this one is no exception - time to get your pre-orders in!

Before I reveal the gorgeous cover, here's the blurb just to whet your appetite...

Treat yourself to a glorious novel full of food, sunshine, friendship and love

Things haven’t always been straightforward in Poppy’s life but her dreams are finally within her reach.

She's moving into a cottage in beautiful Nightingale Square, close to the local community garden, where she can indulge her passion for making preserves and pickles. She may not have the best relationship with her family but she is surrounded by loving friends, and feels sure that even her grumpy new neighbour, Jacob, has more to him than his steely exterior belies.

But the unexpected arrival of Poppy's troubled younger brother soon threatens her new-found happiness and as the garden team works together to win community space of the year, Poppy must decide where her priorities lie and what she is prepared to fight for …

Book Review: The Flower Girls by Alice Clark-Platts (#ThePigeonhole)

Thursday, 24 January 2019
The Flower Girls by Alice Clark-Platts

Title: The Flower Girls
Author: Alice Clark-Platts
Publisher: Bloomsbury Raven
Publication Date: 17 January 2019 (eBook) & 24 January 2019 (hardback)

Twitter: @aclarkplatts
Instagram: @aliceclarkplattsauthor
Facebook: /aliceclarkplatts



The Flower Girls. Laurel and Primrose. 

One convicted of murder, the other given a new identity.

Now, nineteen years later, another child has gone missing.

And the Flower Girls are about to hit the headlines all over again...

The Flower Girls by Alice Clark-Platts

Book Review: Target Alex Cross by James Patterson

Thursday, 17 January 2019
Target Alex Cross by James Patterson

Title: Target Alex Cross (Alex Cross #26)
Author: James Patterson
Publisher: Century and Cornerstone Digital
Publication Date: 15 November 2018

Twitter: @JP_Books
Instagram: @jamespattersonbooks
Facebook: /JamesPatterson



Men and women from across the nation line the streets of Washington D.C. to mourn the unexpected death of the President. Hit by painful memories of the loss of his first wife, Alex Cross is left reeling by this tragedy.


A sniper's bullet strikes another devastating blow to the heart of Washington with the assassination of a prominent Senator. The shock of this attack puts huge pressure on the police to deliver a speedy response, and as Chief of Detectives, Alex's wife Bree Stone is given an ultimatum: solve the case, or lose her job. 


The new President calls on Alex Cross to lead an unparalleled FBI investigation to help capture America's most wanted criminal. Alex has a terrible feeling that the assassination is just the beginning of a much larger plan. All too soon this fear springs to life as a terrifying chain of events plunges the government and the entire country into chaos.

The stakes have never been higher for Alex Cross as his courage, his training and his capacity for battle are stretched to their limits in the most important case of his life.

Book Review: The Cactus by Sarah Haywood (A Richard & Judy Autumn Book Club read 2018)

Friday, 11 January 2019
The Cactus by Sarah Haywood

Title: The Cactus
Author: Sarah Haywood
Publisher: Two Roads
Publication Date: 25 January 2018 (hardback and ebook)  4 October 2018 (paperback)

Twitter: @sarahxhaywood
Instagram: @sarahjhaywood


It's never too late to bloom... People aren't sure what to make of Susan Green - family and colleagues find her prickly and hard to understand, but Susan makes perfect sense to herself.

Age 45, she thinks her life is perfect, as long as she avoids her feckless brother, Edward - a safe distance away in Birmingham. She has a London flat which is ideal for one; a job that suits her passion for logic; and a personal arrangement providing cultural and other, more intimate, benefits. Yet suddenly faced with the loss of her mother and, implausibly, with the possibility of becoming a mother herself, Susan's greatest fear is being realised: she is losing control. And things can only get worse... at least in Susan's eyes.