Saturday, 25 August 2018

Blog Tour - Come Away With Me

Publication date 13th August 2018
About the book

Somewhere beyond the sea…

When Alexa Fisher finds herself trapped on a twelve-day cruise to celebrate her younger sister’s hen-do – just the two of them – she wishes she’d jumped overboard.
Despite the age difference, India has always been the judgemental sibling, and there’s been even more friction than usual since ‘the big engagement’. With India constantly obsessing over wedding plans, Alexa has never felt more single, or more of a failure.
She longs to find a man who was funny, handsome and faithful, but when she meets the enigmatic (and gorgeous) Gabriel Frost on the cruise, he seems to be as cold as his name suggests. Or is he…?
Set sail for an adventure on the high seas, it’s time for Alexa to discover that sometimes, romance can surprise you!
My Review
As soon as I seen the cover for this I was so so excited to read this because it is right up my street and oh boy I was not disappointed! This was AMAZING! I think it has got to be one of my favourite books! 

Everything from the characters, the location, the story, it was all perfect!

Alexa and her sister India's relationship is just brilliant and it is just how sister relationships are and I loved the ups and downs that they had together. I definitely laughed and cried along with them throughout. 

I LOVED the whole cruise ship side of the book. Cruises are something that I am hugely interested in and would love to go on and for me this was so fun hearing about their experience on the cruise and what happens on one, all the different stops, locations, foods and COCKTAILS! Oh my mouth watered at each of the cocktail recipes at the start of each chapter - I just want to try each one!!!! 

Come Away With Me is absolutely fantastic it is one of the easiest books I have ever read, I really could not put it down! It is so fun! I have huge amounts of love for this book! I recommend you read this honestly you will not be disappointed! 

Maddie I love your books and they are getting better and better! I am so excited for your next one! 

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Blog Tour - One Thousand Stars and You

Publication date 23rd August 2018
About the book
One spark will light up both their lives.
Alice is settling down. It might not be the adventurous life she once imagined, but more than anything she wants to make everyone happy - her steady boyfriend, her over-protective mother - even if it means a little part of her will always feel stifled.

Max is shaking things up. After a devastating injury, he is determined to prove himself. To find the man beyond the disability, to escape his smothering family and go on an adventure.

A trip to Sri Lanka is Alice's last hurrah - her chance to throw herself into the heat, chaos and colour of a place thousands of miles from home.
It's also the moment she meets Max.

Alice doesn't know it yet, but her whole life is about to change.

Max doesn't know it yet, but he's the one who's going to change it.

My Review
The thing that attracted me most to reading this book was that cover! I just loved the colours and I think it matches the story perfectly.

Oh my goodness! This is one of the most beautiful love stories ever, just like a fairy tale. Alice and Max are just the most perfect characters and I absolutely loved them. 

I really felt for Alice at the start she's a bit of a people pleaser but I think throughout the book you see a different side to her and its just lovely.
I loved the Sri Lanka setting of the book, I haven't heard much about this location so it really was an eye opener for me and it sounds like a beautiful place and I would love to visit it.

Isabelle Bloom has such a gift and every time I read one of her novels I have the biggest smile on my face they are such a treat and her books get better and better! You will find yourself picking this up and not being able to put it down until you've finished it - that is how good this book is.

I definitely think this is a contender for the best book of 2018!

Monday, 20 August 2018

Blog Tour - VOX

Publication date 21st August 2018
About the book
Silence can be deafening.
Jean McClellan spends her time in almost complete silence, limited to just one hundred words a day. Any more, and a thousand volts of electricity will course through her veins.
Now the new government is in power, everything has changed. But only if you’re a woman.
Almost overnight, bank accounts are frozen, passports are taken away and seventy million women lose their jobs. Even more terrifyingly, young girls are no longer taught to read or write.
For herself, her daughter, and for every woman silenced, Jean will reclaim her voice. This is only the beginning…
My Review
I had my eyes opened when reading this and there is just no way I could imagine myself being limited to 100 words per day. Imagine counting your words? Horrible! 
I loved the way the character Jean is telling this story its really important that we hear the way it is for her as she is living this life.
A very powerful fantastic book that will definitely be a bestseller! I think this should be turned into a movie! 

Blog Tour - The Lucky Dress

Publication date 7th August 2018
About the book
Emi Harrison hasn’t been feeling particularly lucky lately.
Ever since her ex-fiancĂ©e, Jack Cabot, successfully shattered her heart into a million pieces. She’s managed to avoid him for a whole year, but all that’s about to change at her brother Evan’s wedding…
She will have to face Jack, Jack’s sister, Jack’s parents, and Jack’s new girlfriend: a mean girl that just won’t quit. What could possibly go wrong?
With her lucky dress on, all bets are off, and maybe Emi will find her happily-ever-after at last?
Perfect for fans of Anna Bell, Jo Watson and Sophie Kinsella.

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About the author
Aimee Brown is a writer of romantic comedies set in Portland, Oregon, and an avid reader. She spends much of her time writing, raising three teenagers, binge-watching shows on Netflix and obsessively cleaning and redecorating her house.
She’s fluent in sarcasm and has been known to utter profanities like she’s competing for a medal.
Aimee grew up in Oregon, but is now a transplant living in cold Montana with her husband of twenty years, three teenage children, and far too many pets. She is a lot older than she looks and yes, that is a tattoo across her chest.
Aimee is very active on social media. Stop by and say hello!

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My Review
This is the perfect chic lit book, it is so easy to read. From the minute I seen that beautiful cover I knew I would love this book.  Its fun and so enjoyable. I thought Emi was a brilliant character you just love her straight away she has been so unlucky and its devastating as a reader you just want everything to work out for her and get lucky!  The storyline in this is fantastic!

Sunday, 19 August 2018

Blog Tour - Secrets in Sicily

Publication date 7th August 2018
About the book
Sun-drenched, touching and inspirational, this is your ultimate summer read for 2018, perfect for fans of Rosanna Ley and Victoria Hislop. Sicily, 1977 Ten-year-old Lily and family arrive for their annual summer holiday in Sicily. Adopted as a toddler, Lily's childhood has been idyllic.
But a chance encounter with a local woman on the beach changes everything…. 10 years later... Ever since that fateful summer Lily's picture-perfect life, and that of her family, has been in turmoil.
The secrets of the baking hot shores of Sicily are calling her back, and Lily knows that the answers she has been so desperately seeking can only be found if she returns to her beloved island once more....
Fans of Victoria Hislop, Rosanna Ley, Victoria Hislop and Domenica de Rosa will fall in love with the stunning and evocative Italian backdrop to this sweeping family epic. 

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About the Author
Penny Feeny has lived and worked in Cambridge, London and Rome. Since settling in Liverpool many years ago she has been an arts administrator, editor, radio presenter and advice worker. Her short fiction has been widely published and broadcast and won several awards. Her first novel, That Summer in Ischia, was one of the summer of 2011's best selling titles.  

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Extract from Secrets in Sicily
Jess’s memory was really rather poor, Lily felt, whereas she could remember absolutely everything. (Since the age of three, at any rate. Apparently you weren’t expected to remember anything much before that because your brain wasn’t ready. That was why she had no recollection of the earthquake and only faint images of the nuns floating about in their snowy wimples. And Villa Ercole. And Alex and the bowl of ripe peaches.)
‘The quarry,’ she went on. ‘Where we went for a picnic.’ The ancient site had been blissfully deserted. The grass had grown long and golden yellow, butterflies had spangled the bushes. And sections of great stone cylinders had been strewn casually around, as if a giant had dropped a fistful of building blocks.
‘Oh, you mean Cave di Cusa?’
‘Alex said the piece would have chipped off the rock when they were carving the pillars and probably the slave made it into a figure in his break.’
‘Slaves didn’t have breaks,’ said Jess. ‘Is that really what Alex told you?’
‘Sort of,’ mumbled Lily, trying to recall her father’s history lesson: how the slaves had run away when the invaders came, flinging down their tools in the middle of their work – and how the quarry had been untouched ever since. ‘Anyway, Harry’s gone and lost it and I’ll never be able to find it.’
‘I buried it,’ he said. ‘To keep it safe.’
‘Liar, you threw it away.’
‘Come and finish your snacks,’ coaxed Jess. ‘Then you can pretend you’re archaeologists digging things up, like Toby.’ Toby Forrester was Alex’s best friend from school. They’d worked on digs together, but Toby was the one who’d become a full-time archaeologist. Gerald was his uncle.
‘I don’t know where to begin,’ complained Lily.
‘I don’t see how it can be so important if you forgot about it for a year.’
‘It just is.’ Objects became important when you invested them with special powers. Lily hadn’t given the carving a thought all the time they’d been at home. But now that they were back in Sicily where votive offerings multiplied at roadside shrines and figurines of patron saints swung from car mirrors and ancient sarcophagi and sacrificial altars littered the countryside, obviously a piece of chiselled marble would take on a special and miraculous identity. ‘I can’t leave the beach without it.’
Jess sighed. ‘Do you think you can remember where you buried it, Harry?’
He pointed at a churned-up patch of sand and then darted towards their umbrella before he could be asked to help further.
‘I’ll have to go after him,’ said Jess. ‘Will you be all right, darling?’
Lily ignored the question. She plunged her spade to the hilt, so deep and so fiercely that its handle snapped. Then she had to scrabble with her fingers, but all she turned up were old sweet wrappers and cigarette butts. She felt tears gathering and her face reddening with frustration because she had set herself such an impossible task.
The people stretched out on their towels were taking little notice, but a woman, a stranger, picked a way through the bodies and crouched down beside her. She wasn’t dressed for the beach. She wore a tight skirt and a sleeveless shirt with the collar turned up to protect her neck. She had dark curling hair and enormous sunglasses that covered most of her face. Her top lip curved over the bottom one in a way that made her look slightly sulky, until she smiled. She smiled now and opened her palm to show Lily. ‘Is yours?’ she said.
Lily was surprised at being addressed in English and then delighted when she saw what she was offered. ‘Yes!’ she exclaimed. ‘Where did you find it?’
At this the woman shrugged as if she didn’t understand the question. She was gazing intently at Lily through her sunglasses but she didn’t take them off. ‘You stay here in Roccamare?’
Lily gestured behind her. ‘Up on the hill, in Villa Ercole.’
The lady nodded, as if it was the answer she was expecting, as if English people never stayed anywhere else. And it was true that most of the visitors to this coastline were Sicilian, that most of them not only knew each other but were related too. Gerald stood out as an eccentric foreigner. Lily scrambled to her feet and said, ‘Grazie mille,’ in her best accent.
The lady smiled again and said, ‘Piacere.’ She was still kneeling, looking up at Lily. ‘Come ti chiama?’
‘My name’s Lily.’
‘That’s pretty. Arrivederci, Lily.’
‘Arrivederci, signora,’ said Lily, skipping in triumph to Jess and Harry, who were packing everything up as they couldn’t stay on the beach in the full blast of the afternoon.
Lunch at the villa was always followed by a siesta. Lying on her bed, on top of the sheets with an electric fan whirring in the corner, Lily tucked the carving inside her pillowcase to keep it safe, though she’d have to take it out before Dolly changed the bedlinen. When Dolly wasn’t cooking, she was washing and cleaning, sweeping and scrubbing. She would put down powder to get rid of the ants and hang up sticky strips of paper to trap the flies. She was waging war against nature, Alex said, trying to stop it from crossing the threshold. As in her dealings with Gerald, she foolishly believed she could win.

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Blog Tour - The Book Ninja

Publication date 21st May 2018
About the book
**Could you find your perfect man by looking at his book shelf?** 'Frankie, think about it. Literature is your life. You've been trawling Tinder looking for well-read intellectuals, but it's not working. Let's shake things up! Just use your favourite books to find a man.' 

Frankie Rose is desperate for love. Or a relationship. Or just a date with a semi-normal person. It’s not that she hasn’t tried – Frankie is the queen of online dating. But she has had enough.

With the help of her best friend and colleague Cat, Frankie decides to embark on the ultimate dating experiment. Inspired by her surroundings at The Little Brunswick Bookshop where she works, Frankie places her hope in her favourite books to find her the perfect man… Secretly planting copies on trains, trams and buses, Frankie hopes to find the man of her dreams through a mutual love of good books. The only flaw to the plan? That she may never get her books back! 

But that turns out to be the least of her worries... In between crazy dates and writing them up on her blog, Frankie stumbles upon her perfect man. There's just one problem...Frankie is strictly a Jane Austen kind of woman and Sunny is really into Young Adult. Seriously, obsessively into it...

Can Frankie overcome her book snobbery for the man of her dreams? Or will she be left searching the trains for her modern-day Mr Darcy forever?

My Review
This is the ultimate book for all of us book lovers out there, we will all be able to relate to something in this book.  There are some absolutely hilarious laugh out loud moments throughout that made this book so enjoyable.  I loved the close friendship between Frankie and Cat, their bond is so great. The location is mainly The Little Brunswick Bookshop and I just thought this was perfect, the staff working here get on so well and it is like the dream job. Finally the love story in this is so so beautiful I found myself smiling as I was reading it made me so happy. 

I am so glad I read this book it really made me feel great and fall in love with reading all over again. 

Monday, 6 August 2018

Blog Tour - 11 Missed Calls

Publication date 26th July 2018
About the book
Here are two things I know about my mother:
1. She had dark hair, like mine.
2. She wasn’t very happy at the end.
Anna has always believed that her mother, Debbie, died 30 years ago on the night she disappeared.
But when her father gets a strange note, she realises that she’s never been told the full story of what happened that night on the cliff.
Confused and upset, Anna turns to her husband Jack – but when she finds a love letter from another woman in his wallet, she realises there’s no-one left to help her, least of all her family.
And then a body is found…

My Review
I quite enjoyed this book, it kept my attention and made me want to keep reading to find out what was going to happen. There is a lot going on in this book and it takes a while to get into it but once you did it is very good. 

Friday, 3 August 2018

Cover Reveal - Summer at the Kindness Cafe

Today I am so excited to be taking part in the cover reveal for this fabulous book 'Summer at the Kindess Cafe' by 'Victoria Walters'.  

So here it is...

Publication date 23rd August 2018

About the book
Escape to the beautiful town of Littlewood in an exciting new novel from Victoria Walters **previously published in serial as Random Acts of Kindness**. Perfect for fans of Cathy Bramley, Holly Hepburn and Jo Thomas.
Welcome to Littlewood, a small town community with a big heart... 
Abbie has fled London and the humiliation of not being able to make rent after being made redundant. Louise, unlucky in love, has thrown herself into her career at the local hospital. And Eszter, who has travelled from Hungary with her daughter Zoe, hoping to fulfill her husband's dying wish... to reunite his family.

Can a little bit of kindness really change your life? Three very different women are about to find out when they make a pact to be kinder to others and to themselves…