Friday, 27 April 2018

Sunshine and Sweet Peas in Nightingale Square

Today I am over the moon to be hosting the first stop for 'Sunshine and Sweet Peas in Nightingale Square' by 'Heidi Swain.'

Publication date 31st May 2018
About the book
Kate is on the run from her almost-divorced husband who is determined to have her back, and she has found the perfect place to hide... a little cottage on Nightingale Square in Norwich, far away from her old life in London. But the residents of Nightingale Square don't take no for an answer, and Kate soon finds herself pulled into a friendship with Lisa, her bossy but lovely new neighbour.

Within a matter of days Kate is landed with the job of campaigning the council to turn the green into a community garden, meanwhile all the residents of Nightingale Square are horrified to discover that the Victorian mansion house on the other side of the square has been bought by developers. But when all hope is lost, the arrival of a handsome stranger is sure to turn things around! 

Heidi Swain is the perfect summer read - you'll want to find your own green space, stretch out in the sun and dive into life at Nightingale Square.

My Review
A lot of you will know I am a huge fan of Heidi Swain so I just can't begin to tell you how much I was delighted to hear about her latest release! Oh boy I was in for a treat! I believe this has got to be her best book yet!

From the moment we are introduced to Kate I instantly warmed to her, she needs to get away and make a fresh start away from her cheating husband David, somewhere he can't find her and Nightingale Square was just the right place for Kate to move to. I loved how the neighbours all welcomed her and how they got so close so quick you would think she had been living there years! Kate is a person you just really want things to work out for she deserves it she's been through a lot.

Hearing about the little houses in Nightingale Square and the mansion just made me want to go there, and I loved exploring them with Kate.

There are plenty of surprise's and unexpected events that happen in the book, you just don't see them coming, and a lot of drama it was so exciting. I just didn't know how the book would end but when I reached the ending I bawled my eyes out, it was emotional!

If you are looking for book to read in the garden this summer this is the one you need! Absolutely Perfect! 

Ps. Do you know what I love with Heidi's books, the book covers, they just help you as a reader imagine the story and feel like your there.

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Almost Forever

Publication date 9th February 2018
About the book

Can love truly conquer all?

When a vicious attack leaves Paul in a coma on his wedding day, the doctors fear he will never wake up. But his fiancée Fran will never give up hope.
Fran has always known Paul is the only man for her, from the first moment they locked eyes as children to the day he finally told her he loved her. Paul can’t leave her, not now their lives are just about to begin.
Love will always find a way… won’t it?
My Review
Oh my goodness, I had no idea how incredibly emotional this book would be, honestly I had tears in my eyes most of the book! 

I found myself completely absorbed in this story and I just couldn't stop reading it or put it down.

The book itself is exceptionally well written, the way there is past and present parts throughout makes it so easy to see what life was like before for Fran and Paul to what is currently happening for them now.

I just completely felt for Fran I just wanted to give her a huge cuddle and tell her everything was going to be ok. 

A real true love story.

I will definitely be reading more from Laura Danks.

Spring at The Cosy Cottage Cafe

Publication date 9th April 2018
About the book
Artist Honey Blackwell is happy with her life. Well, almost. She lives in the picturesque village of Heatherlea, has three close friends and a soft spot for local supply teacher Dane Ackerman. If only she could put her past behind her and embrace the present.

Dane is working hard to prove himself at the village primary school and doesn’t really have time for love, but he’s drawn to Honey and hopes she feels the same. When a permanent teaching position is advertised in Heatherlea, he faces stiff competition to secure it.

As Honey and Dane deal with the ups and downs of life, will they be able to find a way to be together, or will they have to accept that sometimes love just isn’t enough?

This is the fourth short story in The Cosy Cottage Café series.

My Review
Receiving part four of this book just made my day as I just love this series so so much! There is just something about it that makes me smile. The characters are really lovely and I have grown so fond of them so I was delighted to hear that there is going to be another part...eek!

The main character of this is the part is Honey, I really enjoyed finding out more about her and seeing her get close to Dane, I just want them to be together they just seem so perfect for each other. As always the other characters play a huge part in this too and there is plenty of drama. 

I can't wait to find out what is next for them all.

Spring at The Cosy Cottage Cafe

Coming soon:
A Wedding at The Cosy Cottage Café

Friday, 13 April 2018

Blog Tour - The Holiday Cottage by the Sea

Publication date 12th April 2018
About the book
Escape to Sandcastle Bay, where you’ll discover a charming little seaside village brimming with heart-warming friendships, quirky characters and plenty of sunshine.
The perfect place to fall in love this summer…

Tori Graham is in need of a holiday. Trying to piece her heart back together after losing the love of her life, she escapes to Blossom Cottage, with its picturesque views of the sea. And plans to spend the summer in gorgeous Sandcastle Bay, where her best friend Melody Rosewood lives.

Tori’s not expecting her summer by the beach to be eventful, until she meets handsome and mysterious Aidan Jackson…

Aidan looks after the holiday cottage Tori is staying in. Healing from past hurts, he wants to avoid any further chance of heartache. But could this newcomer be the breath of fresh air he needs?

Finding herself embracing life in the coastal community, Tori starts to fall in love with Sandcastle Bay and its welcoming cast of residents. But that’s not all she begins to fall for, as Tori is swept away by Aidan’s genuine heart and mischievous sense of humour. The attraction between them is undeniable, but will a simple holiday romance be enough?

As Tori’s stay in Sandcastle Bay comes to an end she has a tough decision to make…. Has her heart found a new place to call home?

A joyously romantic summer read that will make you laugh, cry and fall in love. If you enjoy reading Sarah Morgan, Jenny Oliver and Lucy Diamond this book is for you.

My Review
Everything about this book is just gorgeous! I absolutely loved every page and I just didn't want it to end! Once I picked this up I just read the whole book I was addicted! 
The chemistry between Tori and Aiden was just sizzling hot and it was clear from their very first meeting that they are two people just destined to be together, so I was so excited to see if they would get together! 
I am so intrigued about the famous heartberry in this story! I could just imagine what they looked like and the taste! 
This has got to be one of my favourite books of the summer this year! It made me feel so happy and put a smile on my face.

About the author

Holly lives in a little white cottage by the sea. She studied media at university which led to a very glitzy career as a hotel receptionist followed by a even more glamorous two years working in a bank. The moment that one of her colleagues received the much coveted carriage clock for fifteen years’ service was the moment when she knew she had to escape. She quit her job and returned to university to train to be a teacher. Three years later, she emerged wide eyed and terrified that she now had responsibility for the development of thirty young minds. She taught for four years and then escaped the classroom to teach history workshops, dressing up as a Viking one day and an Egyptian High Priestess the next. But the long journeys around the UK and many hours sat on the M25 gave her a lot of time to plan out her stories and she now writes full time, doing what she loves.

Holly has been writing for 8 years. She was shortlisted for the New Talent Award at the Festival of Romance. Her short story won the Sunlounger competition and was published in the Sunlounger anthology. She won the Carina Valentine’s competition at the Festival of Romance 2013 with her novel The Guestbook. She was shortlisted for Best Romantic Read, Best eBook and Innovation in Romantic Fiction at the Festival of Romance 2014. She is the bestselling author of 18 books

Follow her on Twitter @HollyMAuthor

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Thursday, 12 April 2018

Blog Tour - A Home at Honeysuckle Farm

Today I am so happy to be part of the tour for 'A Home at Honeysuckle Farm' by 'Christie Barlow' I am a huge fan of Christie's books so I was so excited when I heard about this latest release. Don't you just love that cover? I love the colours and the whole design its just so pretty!  
Publication date 6th April 2018
About the book
A family secret
One shocking argument and ten-year-old Alice Parker’s world was turned upside down. Her peaceful life at Honeysuckle Farm in the quiet rural village of Brook Bridge swapped for the bustling metropolis of New York City. Alice’s life was changed forever…
A second chance
Now, thirteen years later, Alice’s American dream is over. With her life in tatters, there is only one place Alice wants to be… home at Honeysuckle Farm. So, when Alice learns her beloved Grandie is ill, she knows this is her last chance to heal the family rift.
A forever home?
But secrets still swirl in Brook Bridge, and Alice is no closer to discovering the truth. And for some reason her new friendship with local heartthrob Sam Reid seems to be making the locals tense.
Sick of the lies Alice knows it’s time to lay the past to rest once and for all. But could the truth ruin her hopes of ever calling Honeysuckle Farm home again?

My Review
This was a book I just enjoyed so much, from that very first page to the last I was hooked! The story itself is just emotional and I had tears in my eyes a few times! 
The characters in this you just instantly warm to, something has happened to tear this little family who used to be so close and for this to happen you just know whatever it was that caused this was big! So there was a lot of drama!  
Alice is just a strong character desperate for her family to make peace, and my heart just goes out to her. 
With Christie's books the way she describes things is just amazing, she makes it so easy to imagine what the places, characters and everything look like. I honestly felt like I was there too!
And can I just say that I have fallen in love with 'Wild Rose Cottage' and I really want to move there it just sounds so beautiful and cosy! 
What I loved the most about this book was it was unpredictable, no matter how much you guess you just don't know what is going to happen next and how its going to end.
About the Author
Christie Barlow is the author of A Year in the Life of a Playground Mother, The Misadventures of a Playground Mother, Kitty's Countryside Dream, Lizzie's Christmas Escape, Evie's Year of Taking Chances, The Cosy Canal Boat Dream and A Home at Honeysuckle Farm. Her writing career came as somewhat a surprise when she decided to write a book to teach her children a valuable life lesson and show them that they are capable of achieving their dreams. The book she wrote to prove a point is now a #1 bestseller in the UK, USA & Australia.

Christie is an ambassador for @ZuriProject raising money/awareness and engaging with impoverished people in Uganda through organisations to improve their well-being as well as Literary Editor for bringing you all the latest news and reviews from the book world.

She loves to hear from her readers and you can get in touch via her website Twitter @ChristieJBarlow and Facebook page Christie Barlow author.
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Monday, 9 April 2018

Blog Tour - Her Greatest Mistake

Publication date 1st April 2018
About the book
Eve and Gregg were the perfect couple, with the perfect marriage... which has become the perfect lie. Gone is the charming, attentive Gregg - instead Eve wakes up each morning beside a manipulative and sinister man who controls his wife's every move.
So Eve flees her immaculate marital home to keep herself, and young son Jack safe. Yet no matter how careful she has been, she knows Gregg will be relentless in his pursuit of his missing family. And that one day, when she's least expecting it, he will find them...
What was Eve's greatest mistake?
Marrying Gregg? Leaving him? Or leaving him alive...?
My Review
This book is incredibly addictive, it doesn't take long to get hooked on it to find out what was going to happen next. I was completely gripped, nervous and scared throughout.  My heart was racing! I just wanted Eve to be able to enjoy her life after she got away from Gregg but I loved that I was on the edge of my seat just waiting for him to find her as I just knew he would and if Eve would be ok?

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Blog Tour - Who needs Men anyway?

Publication date 2nd April 2018 
About the book
Don't get mad, get even..
Thirty-something Charlotte’s Emsworth’s life is a sickeningly perfect round of charity events, hot yoga, and romantic gestures for sexy lawyer husband James. But, patiently waiting to get pregnant, Charlotte is bored. And when she’s bored, she has a tendency to meddle…
First, it’s her personal trainer Megan’s cheating fiancé, then the gardener Sam’s wife’s ‘late nights at the office’. But soon the meddling, however well-intentioned, lands Charlotte in way over her head, and all the time spent ‘managing’ other people’s lives makes her blind to the cracks appearing in her own…
Getting even is one thing, but what about getting happy?
My Review
I was looking forward to reading this as I am a fan of Victoria Cooke's books and I have to say I think this is her best book yet! I absolutely loved this one it was so fun and I really enjoyed it. I really couldn't put it down it was so exciting so much drama. 

There are loads of characters in this book and it is so easy to love them all. It was really great to see how Charlotte changed from when we first meet her at the start of the book she is definitely a different woman by the end of it. I also enjoyed the friendship circle in this book and how they got through things together and just had fun.

Even though you think you know what way the plot is going to go there are loads of little twists and surprises throughout which really kept you reading and guessing just how it was going to end.

Such a beautiful, heart warming fun read! One of my favourite books of the year!  

Friday, 6 April 2018

Blog Tour - A Mother's Sacrifice

So very excited to be part of this fantastic blog tour today! There is an amazing giveaway included so see below to be in with a chance! 
Publication date 9th March 2018
About the book
God ensured she crossed my path.
And that is why I chose her. The day Louisa and James bring their newborn son home from the hospital marks a new beginning for all of them. To hold their child in their arms, makes all the stress and trauma of fertility treatment worth it. Little Cory is theirs and theirs alone. Or so they think… After her mother’s suicide when she was a child, Louisa’s life took an even darker turn. But meeting James changed everything. She can trust him to protect her, and to never leave her. Even if deep down, she worries that she has never told him the full truth about her past, or the truth about their baby. But someone knows all her secrets – and that person is watching and waiting, with a twisted game that will try to take everything Louisa holds dear.

About the author
Gemma Metcalfe is a Manchester born author who now lives in sunny Tenerife with her husband Danny and two crazy rescue dogs Dora and Diego. By day, Gemma can be found working as a Primary school teacher, but as the sun sets, she ditches the glitter and glue and becomes a writer of psychological thrillers.  An established drama queen, she admits to having a rather warped imagination, and loves writing original plots with shocking twists.  The plot for her debut novel 'Trust Me' is a loosely based on her experiences as a call centre operative, where she was never quite sure who would answer the phone...

My Review
After reading the blurb for this book I was very excited and knew I had to read this! And my goodness this did not disappoint. 

This is a book you just will not be able to put down honestly I just had to keep reading it was addictive! My heart was pounding, I couldn't stop reading, I was scared for Louisa. I couldn't wait to find out what was actually going on and if someone was behind it all or was she sick? 

I finished this book last week and I keep thinking about it, the way it ends, I was in complete shock! I just did not see that one coming!

You could win yourself this fabulous prize 

A Mother’s Sacrifice choccies & a lipgloss set
This is UK Only!

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Blog Tour - Ottercombe Bay Raising the Bar

Publication date 5th April 2018

About the book

Escape to the Devon coast, with Part Three of a brand-new four-part serial from the author of Willow Cottage.

Daisy Wickens has returned to Ottercombe Bay, the picturesque Devon town where her mother died when she was a girl. She plans to leave as soon as her great uncle’s funeral is over, but Great Uncle Reg had other ideas. He’s left Daisy a significant inheritance – an old building in a state of disrepair, which could offer exciting possibilities, but to get it she must stay in Ottercombe Bay for twelve whole months.
With the help of a cast of quirky locals, a few gin cocktails and a black pug with plenty of attitude, Daisy might just turn this into something special. But can she ever hope to be happy among the ghosts of her past?
My Review
I was so excited to get part 3 and find out what was next for Daisy and I just hoped everything would go well in this part as she deserves a bit of happiness.
It was so exciting to see some romance happen in this part.
I couldn't put part 3 down I just had to keep reading it was so good! Then it came to an end with a huge cliff hanger ahhh! I can't wait to read the next part!
This really is a fun and exciting little series and I am enjoying every part of it.