Welcome to December and what a cold one it is! Though a perfect opportunity for duvet snuggling with a book or ten. Today's duvet read book is A Christmas Wish by Erin Green. And if you fancy following my lead in the reading excuse, don't forget to enter Erin's giveaway for a chance to win a copy for yourself!
Genre: Romance Contemporary
Release Date: 1st August 2017
Publisher: Aria Fiction/Head of Zeus
Flora Phillips has an excuse for every disaster in her life; she was abandoned as a new-born on a doorstep one cold autumn night, wrapped in nothing but a towel. Her philosophy is simple: if your mother doesn't want you – who will?
Now a thirty-year-old, without a boyfriend, a career or home she figures she might as well tackle the biggest question of them all – who is she? So, whilst everyone else enjoys their Christmas Eve traditions, Flora escapes the masses and drives to the village of Pooley to seek a specific doorstep. Her doorstep.
I seem to be attracted to Christmas books lately! However, each one that I've read is completely different. Something for everyone! Today I have the pleasure of sharing my review of Christmas at Bay Tree Cottage by Linn B Halton.
Genre: Romance/women’s contemporary/holidays
Release Date: 3 Nov 2017
Publisher: Harper Impulse
The countdown to Christmas is usually a magical time, but Elana James is fed up with living on a building site! The renovations on her beautiful cottage – like her heart – have been frozen in limbo ever since she was unexpectedly widowed.
Elana calls in a professional, Luke Stevenson, to help finish the cottage, so her little girl can send letters to Santa up the newly-repaired chimney. Luke’s kind, capable and sexy – but he’s also ten years younger than Elana. So why has her heart decided it’s finally time for a thaw?
The perfect read to curl up by the fire with … for fans of Rebecca Boxall.
‘Mum, can we light the log fire tonight?’ Maya looks up at me with eager...
It's a frosty day today, so why not take a look at Always With You. Set in Australia, the descriptive writing will have you warming up in a blink!
A secret kept for more than twenty years. A daughter intent on finding the truth…
In 1994, twenty-one-year-old Evelyn Taylor left England to backpack around Australia. When she stopped off in the dusty outback town of Kununurra, she never expected to fall in love with the place - and the people. But Joe Sullivan captured her heart, and when her fun-filled year in Australia came to an end, saying goodbye to him was the hardest thing she’d ever done.
In 2017, Evelyn’s daughter, Libby, embarks on her own Australian adventure. Grief-stricken following her mother’s death, she’s determined to find the father she never met.
Little does she know that digging up the past will be more complicated than she ever imagined.
Good morning! Today I have a review of The Flower Shop on Foxley St by Rachel Dove to share with you. There's also a giveaway! I have to say, like Rachel, I dream of immaculate make-up and floaty dresses too.
The Flower Shop on Foxley St.
by Rachel Dove
Series: Westfield series – Can be read as a standalone.
Genre: romantic fiction
Release Date: 26th July 2017
Publisher: HQ Digital/Harper Collins
A new love could be about to bloom for Lily in this bright, warm women’s fiction title that fans of Holly Hepburn and Cathy Bramley will love.
Lily Rose Baxter loves her little flower shop on Foxley Street and the freedom and independence from her family that it represents.
Lily can't help but feel that something is missing from her life…, but when mysterious stranger Will Singer comes into her shop looking for the perfect bouquet of roses, all that could be about to change.
Good morning! Today I have a review of what was my second book read from Kathryn Freeman. I really enjoyed the author's previous book, so couldn't wait to dive in to 'Too Damn Nice'. And if you enter the giveaway below you can be in for a chance to win one of Kathryn's fab paperbacks!
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: 1st August 2017
Publisher: Choc Lit
Nice guys don't kiss like that ...
Do nice guys stand a chance?
Lizzie Donavue went from being the sister of his best friend to the girl Nick Templeton most wants to kiss. On her birthday, he finally summons up the courage to make his move. But it looks like Nick’s missed his chance when he discovers that Lizzie has been offered a modelling contract, which will take her away to the glamorous fashion scenes of New York and Los Angeles.
Nick is forced to watch from the sidelines as the gawky teenager he knew is transformed into Elizabeth Donavue: top model and ultimate English rose pin-up, forever caught in a whirlwind of celebrity p...
Series – Willoughby Close #3 (can be read as a standalone)
Welcome to Willoughby Close… a charming cluster of cozy cottages, each with a story to tell and a happy ending to deliver…
Harriet Lang had the perfect life, so she's left reeling when everything is taken from her in one fell swoop. Suddenly, Harriet learns her beautiful farmhouse in the Cotswolds is double-mortgaged, her husband Richard’s been unceremoniously fired—and he’s become a little too close to his young, sexy assistant.
Harriet moves into Willoughby Close with her three children, trying to hold her head up high. With the help of her neighbor and newfound friend Ellie Matthews, Harriet starts to rebuild her life--but dipping a toe in the dating pool feels strange and meanwhile her children are struggling in different ways. She wonders if starting over is really possible...
Then Willoughby Close begins to weave its healing magic on both her and her children, and Harriet be...
I love reading new to me authors, so today it is my pleasure to introduce you to True Colours by Elly Redding. Check out her giveaway at the end of the post for a chance to win an ecopy of the book!
BY ELLY REDDING
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: 25 November 2016
Publisher: SilverWood Books
Could you ever trust again – the man who broke your heart?
Kate Fenton thought she’d got the answer to that question all neatly sewn up. Ever since she went to Saul Preston’s London art gallery, a month before their wedding, and found him with his assistant – who looked as if she was in the middle of a game of strip poker.
Now, three years later, she’s no longer so sure. Saul’s back in her life with a new proposition – accompany him on a trip to Majorca as his interpreter. It’s an offer Kate can’t refuse, even though she knows she should. Successful and rich, he’s just the sort of client her translation company is trying to attract – even if he is her two-timing ex!
*blows away the cobwebs* Here it is, my first review of 2017. It was a great way to start with A Little Luck, A lot of Fate by Linn B. Halton! There's also a fab giveaway to enter.
Genre: Romance/contemporary women’s
Release Date: 23 October 2016
Publisher: Choc Lit UK
When destiny calls, you need to pick up …
On the surface, Kristi Danielson has it all. She’s lifestyle coach to the rich and famous, has a bestselling book to her name and is described by her fans as “the veritable Queen of how to lead a fulfilling life”.
But the harsh truth is that Kristi has never practiced what she preaches. Her home life is a mess, her relationship with artist boyfriend, Tom, not much better – and now she has to redeem herself before all is lost.
At her wit’s end, Kristi is driven to seek out the help of Patrick Blakeslee, a tarot card reader and psychic medium, in an attempt to make sense of the mounting panic she’s feeling.
But Patrick’s visits have an unexpected effect on Kristi, leaving her with mo...
Today it's my absolute pleasure to be sharing my review of Saved by the Firefighter by Rachel Brimble. Having enjoyed the Templeton Cove series, I couldn't wait to read this one!
Genre: Contemporary romance
Release Date: Nov 1st
How can she forgive him for what he didn't do?
Photographer Izzy Cooper feels as frozen as her pictures. Trent Palmer might be the hottest firefighter in Templeton Cove, but she can never face him again. Not after he failed to save her brother. But when they're forced together by a calendar shoot, the sparks between them are undeniable.
Izzy knows it's not fair to blame Trent for the tragedy, but opening herself up to loss again isn't something she's prepared to do, no matter how determined Trent is to show her that pain is part of life and that love—their love—can make any suffering bearable.
The security alarm chimed. Someone had stepped inside the studio. Exhaling a heavy breath, Izzy pulled back her shoulders, lifted her head and forced a smile.
Good morning! If you're bracing yourself for a chilly winter, this could be the book for you. Today I'm reviewing this sweet read by author Linn B. Halton. Check out my review and don't forget to enter Linn's giveaway!
Genre: Chick Lit
Release Date: Kindle: 15 January 2016 / Paperback 14 October 2016
Publisher: Choc Lit
Celebrating the Paperback release of Linn B Halton’s wonderful book
A Little Sugar, A Lot of Love
Life isn’t all love and cupcakes …
Katie has had her fair share of bad luck, but when she finally realises her dream of opening a bakery it seems things can only get better.
But the reality of running a business hits Katie hard and whilst her partner, Steve, tries to help she begins to sense that the situation is driving them further apart. Could Katie be set to...