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Blog Tour Stop with Review - The Summer Fair by Heidi Swain

Welcome to my Stop on the Blog Tour for The Summer Fair by Heidi Swain!!! You're in for a treat! What They Say : Beth loves her job working in a care home, looking after its elderly residents, but she doesn’t love the cramped and dirty house-share she currently lives in. So, when she gets the opportunity to move to Nightingale Square, sharing a house with the lovely Eli, she jumps at the chance.   The community at Nightingale Square welcomes Beth with open arms, and when she needs help to organise a fundraiser for the care home they rally round. Then she discovers The Arches, a local creative arts centre, has closed and the venture to replace it needs their help too – but this opens old wounds and past secrets for Beth.   Music was always an important part of her life, but now she has closed the door on all that. Will her friends at the care home and the people of Nightingale Square help her find a way to learn to love it once more…?   What I Say :  My first instinct is to shout OM
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Blog Tour Stop with Review- The Safe House by Louise Mumford

Welcome to my Stop on the Blog Tour for The Safe House by Louise Mumford. What They Say: She told you the house would keep you safe. She lied. Esther is safe in the house. For sixteen years, she and her mother have lived off the grid, protected from the dangers of the outside world. For sixteen years, Esther has never seen another single soul. Until today. Today there’s a man outside the house. A man who knows Esther’s name, and who proves that her mother’s claims about the outside world are false. A man who is telling Esther that she’s been living a lie. Is her mother keeping Esther safe – or keeping her prisoner? What I Say: I liked the sound of this book and the title had me intrigued.  I felt The Safe House got off to a good start with lots of drama but it slowed down a lot until the last 30%. I did enjoy the premise of a really ill girl being kept safe all her life, bundled away from the world by her loving mother but it seemed a touch far fetched that Mother could maintain the st

Blog Tour Stop with Review - All For You by Louise Jensen

Welcome to my Blog Tour Stop for All For You by Louise Jensen! I'm so excited to share my review with you!   What They Say: MEET THE WALSH FAMILY Lucy:  Loving mother. Devoted wife.  And falling to pieces . Aidan:  Dedicated father. Faithful husband.  And in too deep . Connor: Hardworking son. Loyal friend.  But can never tell the truth . Everyone in this family is hiding something, but one secret will turn out to be the deadliest of all . . . Can this family ever recover when the truth finally comes out? What I Say: Wow! I mean, I knew All For You would be a great read, Louise's books always are, but this one excelled itself! The story is so tense, so emotional and so driven that I had no idea "who dunnit" until right at the end.  Connor and his family really made me feel for them. Then struggles they endure are so heartbreaking and sad. Lucy and Aidan just want the best for their boys and are facing the reality that it is completely out of their control sometimes. T

Books of the Year 2021

 It's that time of year again!! My annual roundup.of my favourite reads of the year is here and there are some whoppers that have been published this year! So, without further ado, here are my Top 15 Books of 2021! 15. A Winter In Wonderland - Isla Gordon 14. What I Did - Kate Bradley 13. A Cosy Christmas At Bridgets Bicycle Bakery - Alex Brown 12. The Last Thing To Burn - Will Dean 11. The Art of Loving You- Amelia Henley 10. The Burning Girls - CJ Tudor  9. The Stolen Girls - Louise Jensen  8. Saying Goodbye To Tuesday - Chrissie Manby 7. Hope and Happiness In Bluebell Wood - Ali McNamara  6. The Shelf - Helly Acton 5. Her Last Holiday - CL Taylor 4. The Woman In The Middle - Milly Johnson  3. Both of You - Adele Parks  2. On A Night Like This - Lindsey Kelk  And my BOTY2021 is... 1. The Night She Disappeared - Lisa Jewell If you haven't read it yet, you must! It's out in pb today too! Now for my extra categories! YA BOTY2021 TOP 3 3. Magpie - Eve Ainsworth 2. The Island

Blog Tour Stop with Review- Saying Goodbye To Tuesday by Chrissie Manby

  Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Saying Goodbye To Tuesday by Chrissie Manby! S tupendo the dog has died. But that's just the beginning of his story. What They Say : To love and protect. The code of the good dog is clear. When single mother Tuesday took on mongrel pup Stupendo, she made a friend for life. Through the best and the worst of times, Stupendo has been there for her. Ever faithful, ever loyal, ever true. Nothing could break their bond. Until last week. Stupendo doesn't know why Tuesday is suddenly ignoring him or why his doggy antics no longer seem to soothe Baby William. It takes his worst enemy - the cat next door - to break the news that Stupendo has become a ghost. Somehow left behind on Earth, Stupendo knows he has unfinished business. Enlisting the help of the community of animals in the neighbourhood, Stupendo must get to the bottom of the very human sadness that hangs over his old home and keeps him from saying goodbye to Tuesday. What I Say : Chriss

Blog Tour Stop with Review- Underneath the Christmas Tree by Heidi Swain

  Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for the fabulously festive Underneath the Christmas Tree by Heidi Swain!! What They Say: Wynter’s Trees is the home of Christmas. For the people of Wynmouth it’s where they get their family Christmas tree, and where Christmas truly comes to life. But for Liza Wynter, it’s a millstone around her neck. It was her father’s pride and joy but now he’s gone, she can’t have anything to do with it. Until her father’s business partner decides to retire and she must go back to handle the transition to his son Ned. When Liza arrives, she discovers a much-loved business that’s flourishing under Ned’s stewardship. And she’s happy to stay and help for the Christmas season, but then she has other plans. But will the place where she grew up make her change her mind? And can it weave its Christmas cheer around her heart…? What I Say: Where to start? Well, for me there are two authors who make Christmas better with their books. One is Milly Johnson. The other is o

Blog Tour Stop with Review - The Beginner's Guide To Loneliness by Laura Bambrey

  Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Beginner's Guide To Loneliness by Laura Bambrey!  What They Say: The perfect feel-good read from an exciting new voice in women’s fiction, for fans of Heidi Swain, Cathy Bramley and Jenny Colgan.   Tori Williamson is alone. After a tragic event left her isolated from her loved ones, she’s been struggling to find her way back to, well –  herself . That’s why she set up her blog, The Beginner’s Guide to Loneliness, as a way of –  anonymously  – connecting with the outside world and reaching others who just need a little help sometimes.   When she’s offered a free spot on a wellbeing retreat in exchange for a review on her blog, Tori is anxious about opening herself up to new surroundings. But after her three closest friends – who she talks to online but has never actually met – convince her it’ll do her some good, she reluctantly agrees and heads off for three weeks in the wild (well, a farm in Wales).   From the moment she arrives, Tori

Blog Tour Stop with Review- The Art of Loving You by Amelia Henley

  Welcome to my Stop on the Blog Tour for The Art of Loving You by Amelia Henley! What They Say: They were so in love . . . And then life changed forever . . . Will they find happiness again?   Libby and Jack are the happiest they’ve ever been. Thanks to their dear friend, eighty-year-old Sid, they’ve just bought their first house together, and it's the beginning of the life they've always dreamed of. But the universe has other plans for Libby and Jack and a devastating twist of fate shatters their world.   All of a sudden life is looking very different, and unlikely though it seems, might Sid be the one person who can help Libby and Jack move forward when what they loved the most has been lost? The Art of Loving You  is a beautiful love story for our times. Romantic and uplifting, it will break your heart and then put it back together again. What I Say: Amelia Henley has a gift. She can write a story so romantic, so full of love that you are completely invested in the couple.

Blog Tour Stop with Review - Diamonds At The Lost And Found by Sarah Aspinall

  Welcome to my Blog Tour Stop with Review of Diamonds At The Lost And Found by Sarah Aspinall. What They Say: For readers of  Hideous Kinky ,  Dadland  and  Bad Blood ; the astonishing, beguiling story of Sarah Aspinall’s harum scarum childhood, and a love letter to a woman who defied convention to live a life less ordinary. My Mother attracted unusual people and events to her, and she made things happen…. Sarah Aspinall grew up in the glittering wake of her irrepressible mother Audrey. Born into poverty in 1930s Liverpool, Audrey had always known that she was destined for better things and was determined to shape that destiny for herself. From the fading seaside glamour of Southport, to New York and Hollywood, to post-war London and the stately homes of the English aristocracy, Audrey stylishly kicked down every door she encountered, on a ceaseless quest for excitement – and for love. Once Sarah was born, she became Audrey’s companion on her adventures, travelling the world, scraping

Blog Tour Stop with Review - Both of You by Adele Parks

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Both Of You by Adele Parks! I am so excited to share my thoughts on this amazing book with you! What They Say: Leigh Fletcher: happily married stepmum to two gorgeous boys goes missing on Monday. Her husband Mark says he knows nothing of her whereabouts. She simply went to work and just never came home. Their family is shattered. Kai Janssen: married to wealthy Dutch businessman, Daan, vanishes the same week. Kai left their luxurious penthouse and glamorous world without a backward glance. She seemingly evaporated into thin air. Daan is distraught.      DC Clements knows that people disappear all the time – far too frequently. Most run away from things, some run towards, others are taken but find their way back. A sad few never return. These two women are from very different worlds, their disappearances are unlikely to be connected. And yet, at a gut level, the DC believes they might be. How could these women walk away from their families, husban