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Review of Where the Light Gets In by Lucy Dillon

Welcome to my Review of Where the Light Gets In by Lucy Dillon! 



What They Say:


‘You know those cracks in your heart, Lorna, where things didn’t work out, but you picked yourself up and carried on? That’s where the fear gets out. And where the light gets in.’ It was Betty, defiant to the end, who sent Lorna back to Longhampton. If Lorna’s learned one thing from Betty it’s that courage is something you paint on like red lipstick, even when you’re panicking inside. And right now, with the keys to the town’s gallery in her hand, Lorna feels about as courageous as Betty’s anxious little dachshund, trembling beside her. Lorna’s come home to Longhampton to fulfil a long-held dream, but she knows, deep down, there are ghosts she needs to lay to rest first. This is where her tight-knit family shattered into silent pieces. It’s where her unspoken fears about herself took root and where her own secret, complicated love began. It’s not exactly a fresh start. But as Lorna – and the little dog – ten…
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Blog Tour Stop with Review - The Lido by Libby Page

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Lido by Libby Page.

What They Say:

Meet Rosemary, 86, and Kate, 26: dreamers, campaigners, outdoor swimmers... Rosemary has lived in Brixton all her life, but everything she knows is changing. Only the local lido, where she swims every day, remains a constant reminder of the past and her beloved husband George. Kate has just moved and feels adrift in a city that is too big for her. She's on the bottom rung of her career as a local journalist, and is determined to make something of it. So when the lido is threatened with closure, Kate knows this story could be her chance to shine. But for Rosemary, it could be the end of everything. Together they are determined to make a stand, and to prove that the pool is more than just a place to swim - it is the heart of the community. The Lido is an uplifting novel about the importance of friendship, the value of community, and how
ordinary people can protect the things they love.
I have been asked …

Book Review - The Fear by CL Taylor

Welcome to my Review of The Fear by CL Taylor! This phenomenal book is out now with Avon!
Sometimes your first love won’t let you go…
Lou Wandsworth is used to being headline news as, aged fourteen, she ran away to France with her 31-year-old teacher, Mike Hughes.
Now 32, Lou’s life is in tatters – and she resolves to return home to confront Mike for the damage he has caused. But she soon finds that Mike is unchanged, and is focussing his attention on 13-year-old Chloe Meadows.
Determined to make sure that history doesn’t repeat itself, Lou decides to take matters into her own hands. But Mike is a predator of the worst kind, and as she tries to bring him to justice, it’s clear that Lou could once again become his prey…

I'm Baaaaack!

I'm not sure if you've noticed, but I haven't been around much lately. I haven't had a laptop to use for a while so I've found it a struggle to blog properly from my phone. Now, thanks to our Bella having a litter of lovely little puppies, we've been able to get a nice shiny (well, purple!) new laptop. So, now I have no excuses for not keeping up with my blogging and only being able to post certain types of blog tour materials. Yay!!

I've already booked in a couple of tours in the coming months and I'm excited to get my head down and get doing this properly again. I love blogging so much and I feel a bit like a fraud when I'm being sent all these amazing books and can only do a limited amount of sharing for them.

Anyhoo, as you may have noticed, I said that our Bella has had pups! She and our oldest boy, Magic, welcomed a litter of 5 teeny, tiny Pomeranian puppies in early February. There were 2 girls and 3 boys and they are so cute! We are keeping …

Blog Tour Stop with Extract - Our Little Secret by Claudia Carroll

Hi guys! I know it's been a while but I'm back (kind of) and thrilled to be bringing you an extract from the new novel by Claudia Carroll; Our Little Secret, which is out now with Avon Books. What They Say:A sparkling story about what happens when you let someone into your life… but they turn out to want more than you’d bargained for! Sarah Dee has the perfect life. A high-flying job in a law firm, a beautiful daughter and a house to die for. So how does she find herself looking in through the kitchen window while another woman enjoys it all?

When Sarah takes pity on a struggling young graduate who can’t get a job, she thinks she’s doing the right thing. She’s being kind, generous and helpful to others, as she always is. But as Sarah allows the younger woman into her home, her law firm and even her family, is there more to this pretty youngster than meets the eye? And could this be a good deed that goes further than expected?

Claudia Carroll does it again with an incredible new …

Blog Tour Stop with Extract - Stand by Me by SD Robertson

Welcome to my stop on the Blog Tour for Stand By Me by SD Robertson! I have an exclusive extract for you today!What They Say:They’ll always have each other…won’t they?Lisa and Elliot have been best friends ever since the day they met as children. Popular, bright and sporty, Lisa was Elliot’s biggest supporter when the school bullies made his life a misery, and for that, he will always be grateful.Twenty years later, life has pulled the pair apart and Lisa is struggling. Her marriage is floundering, her teenage kids are being secretive, and she’s so tired she can’t think straight. So when Elliot knocks on the door, looking much better than she remembers, she can’t help but be delighted to see her old friend again.With Elliot back in their lives, Lisa’s family problems begin to improve – he’s like the fairy godmother she never had. As their bond deepens, she realises how much she’s missed him, and prays that this is one friendship that will last a lifetime. But sometimes, life has other…

2017 Wrap Up and Books of the Year

Merry Christmas and Welcome to my Wrap Up of 2017 and My Annual Books of the Year List!

According to Goodreads, I have read 49 books this year (but I'm sure there were more so I will just include them as I remember them). (I'm 25% of the way through my 50th), so I will begin with a list of the books that I have read this year. There have been some corkers and I have discovered some brilliant new authors and series.

So, here goes...
In 2017 I read:
The Silent Children - Carol Wyer Little Girl Lost - Carol Wyer Cold Feet at Christmas - Debbie Johnson Never Kiss A Man In A Christmas Jumper - Debbie Johnson Christmas For One - Amanda Prowse Sleigh Ride and Silver Bells at the Christmas Fair - Heidi Swain The Escape - CL Taylor Me Life Story : Sofa So Good - Scarlett Moffatt No Way Back - Kelly Florentia Entangled - Cat Clarke Torn - Cat Clarke Undone - Cat Clarke Falling - Cat Clarke Night School #1 - CJ Daugherty Blood Daughter - Dreda Say Mitchell The Haunting of Tabitha Grey - Va…