Review

Blog Tour: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

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Blurb

Everyone in Shaker Heights was talking about it that summer: how Isabelle, the last of the Richardson children, had finally gone around the bend and burned the house down. In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is meticulously planned – from the layout of the winding roads, to the colours of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principal is playing by the rules. Enter Mia Warren – an enigmatic artist and single mother- who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenage daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than just tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past, and a disregard for the rules that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community. When old family friends attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town – and puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides. Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Elena is determined to uncover the secrets in Mia’s past. But her obsession will come at an unexpected and devastating cost…

 

My Review 

Thank you to the publisher for sending this to be for an honest review for this blog tour.

This book was the first I have read by this author. I can certainly see she loves to explore and study the everyday norm from binmen to riding a bike.

I have to admit I did find it very slow paced but in away that is also what makes its good as it makes you stop and see what is happening . The characters were very believable and I could easily place them in the story and what was happening in the plot.

There were a few storylines in the book which I found confusing  at first.  Also there was a bit of information dumping in parts of the book which was a a bit f a trudge to get through

But overall I liked it and totally understand the hype surrounding the book.

 

 

 

 

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Review: Dead To Me -Detective Kate Matthews Crime Thriller Series Book 1

 

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Blurb

How do you catch a killer who knows your every move?

The woman lay flat on the table, her face to one side, her wrists bound with thick tape. Deep scratches marked the wood beneath her fingers, now resting cold and still…

When a woman’s body is found in an abandoned bar near the Southampton docks, Detective Kate Matthews is called in to lead the investigation. She must solve this case to prove she is coping with the death of a close colleague.

Kate knows a pile of ripped up newspaper cuttings discovered at the victim’s house must be a piece of the puzzle, but her team keep hitting dead-ends… Until she finds a disturbing clue that convinces her of three things: The murder is linked to the body of a man found hanging in a warehouse, she is on the hunt for a calculated serial killer, and the killer is watching her every move.

Kate realises there will be another victim soon, and that her own life is in grave danger, but no one else believes her theory. Can she find and stop the most twisted killer of her career, before another life is lost?

 

My Review 

Thank you to the publisher for sending me this for an honest review

This novel took me a while to get into and in fact I read other books in between. I really didn’t connect with the main protagonist which was the main problem which was so frustrating.

The plot was very well thought out when you thought you knew what was happening you were led up the garden path.  It certainly was not edge of your seat reading but it was just okay. I did however like the authors writing style. I would also certainly read the next in the series

 

3 of 5 stars

 

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Review Genuine Fraud by E Lockhart

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Blurb:

The story of a young woman whose diabolical smarts are her ticket into a charmed life. But how many times can someone reinvent themselves? You be the judge.

Imogen is a runaway heiress, an orphan, a cook, and a cheat.
Jule is a fighter, a social chameleon, and an athlete.
An intense friendship. A disappearance. A murder, or maybe two.
A bad romance, or maybe three.
Blunt objects, disguises, blood, and chocolate. The American dream, superheroes, spies, and villains.
A girl who refuses to give people what they want from her.
A girl who refuses to be the person she once was.

 

My Review

Thank you to the publisher for sending this book to me for an honest review

So E Lockhart once again gives us an amazing tale full of twists and turns. Where at the  end of each chapter you are never quite sure where you will end up. It purely depends on Jule and what lie or maybe truth she is telling you. Jule is a totally dis-likable character and a very unreliable narrator.  This you do not get  often in the YA genre.  If you go into Genuine Fraud  thinking it will be similar to We we were liars it is not but it is brilliantly unique in its own way.  Please read it. You will not be able to put this down

To sum the book up it was A Perfectly messed up story

 

4 out of 5 stars

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*** Cover Reveal A Prosecco Christmas by by Sylvia Ashby***

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Blurb

“Family is where life begins.

And what better time to spend with your family than Christmas week?

Ashley and Giacomo go to Upper Swainswick, a postcard village ten minutes’ drive from Bath, to stay with Ashley’s mum and step-dad. It’s their last visit before the arrival of their first child.

But babies have a habit of being unpredictable.

So when Ashley goes into labour on Christmas Eve, three weeks ahead of schedule, it takes everyone by surprise.

She’s not ready! Her perfect Birth Plan is packed away in her hospital bag two hundred miles away, she has no going home outfit, and she has a live event planned on New Year’s Eve for her YouTube channel, The Sinking Chef. People have been signing up for it for weeks. She can’t possibly disappoint them on the last day of the year. What is she to do?

The tinsel gets even more tangled when Giacomo’s parents decide to fly from Italy to meet their first grandchild. Hotels are fully booked, so everyone has to stay under the same roof.

Would eleven people in the house, not counting the baby, turn out to be simply too much for Ashley?” Blog http://www.sylvia-ashby.com Twitter https://twitter.com/bysylvia_a Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sylviaashbywriter/ Amazon author page https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sylvia-Ashby/e/B00DK8M2NM/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1495186857&sr=8-1

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071KTQKWL/

 

Review

Blog Tour The Country Set by Fiona Walker Extract

Today I am pleased to welcome Fiona Walker to my blog with an extract from her new book The Country Set

 

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EXTRACT 

Carly was good at moving house. An army daughter then wife, she’d done it countless times, and she was still only in her twenties. But this time they’d moved all alone without the regiment around them. And she wasn’t sure she’d wanted forever-after just yet.

Ash’s elder sister had organised a council house for them. Carly was wary of Janine, a sister-in-law-unto-herself, whose possessive, controlling hold over the family was an unwelcome part of life. It was Janine’s three-bed semi in which she and Ash now lived, number three Quince Drive. Carly hadn’t quite worked out the deal. The Turner family rented at least nine of the Orchard Estate houses from the local authority, but the names on the tenancy agreements bore no relation to their occupants. Janine lived in Granddad Norm’s four-bedroomed link-detached on Damson Road, with three teenage children, only one of whom was hers. She had never married. After Robbie Williams and nail art, the biggest love of her life was little brother Ash.

Propping Jackson in the crook of her arm, Carly clenched her fists, trying to discharge the static electricity in her fingertips. She’d felt a sense of foreboding since the storm had passed, chest tight, hands tingling. She’d suffered from it all her life, sometimes so bad that she could barely pick up a cup for the scalding heat in her fingers, the fire in her lungs making her mute. Her mum had called it a ‘healing gift’ and said it came from her grandmother. She’d been tested for asthma as a child, later high blood pressure and heart arrhythmia when pregnant, but her palpitations and hot hands were medical oddities, dismissed vaguely as psychosomatic stress.

She pressed one flaming palm to her cheek now, trying to absorb the heat. It must be because she was worried about Ash. He pretended all was well, but his temper was quicker, his tall tales longer, their conversations briefer. Her fusilier was in danger of turning into a short-fused liar.

Downstairs, Captain Barnaby’s and Peppa’s faces had reappeared at the bottom of two bowls.

‘Are you ready to go and see Spirit?’ They’d nick-named their favourite foal after the Disney horse because he was the same unusual colour that they called ‘buckskin’ in the movie but was labelled ‘dun’ in the old encyclopaedia of horses Carly had bought at the village fête.

Ellis and Sienna grabbed carrots from the vegetable rack, fighting over the biggest, then dropped down to pull their wellies onto the wrong feet. As they did so, Carly caught the glint of gold jewellery and a flash of tanned thigh as Janine paused at the side gate, pink talons scrabbling at the bolt as she let herself into the garden. A stranger to doorbells, Janine preferred the proprietorial stealth of bursting in through the back door on dawn raids.

She ran her cleaning business, Feather Dusters, like an East End protection racket, with mops and Henry Hoovers in place of firearms. She had the monopoly on domestic and commercial contracts in the village and guaranteed cheap labour from family members. Carly’s work-rate was twice that of most of Janine’s team, meaning she was always in demand for the rota. While she hoped to find a job that would give her a break from the Turner family, she appreciated the extra money, and the kids were coping fine with their nan looking after them on the days she worked. But today she had a waitressing shift at a local hotel and didn’t want Janine to strong-arm her into calling in sick so she could help her bring up a weekend cottage’s wet-room grout like new.

Never had two children been inserted into a double buggy faster, the baby carry-sack and nappy bag hooked on to each handle. Carly jumped into her trainers as she unlatched the door and – ignoring the sulphurous waft of cheap perfume coming in through the cat-flap and a muffled voice calling, ‘Only meee!’ – made her getaway through the front door, Jackson still asleep on her shoulder.

Even though it was further to walk to see the foals, she pushed the buggy straight for the path that ran alongside the allotments, avoiding the only road out of the estate. It passed next to the playground from which she could already hear the first of the day’s loud screams and tribal cries – fist-bumps, headlocks, swing-throwing and insult-trading among the under-sixteens.

Review

Blog Tour Isabella Louise Anderson Cards from Khloe’s Flower Show

Blog Tour || Cards from Khloe’s Flower Shop by Isabella Louise Anderson

 

Today I am delighted to Welcome Isabella Louise Anderson to my blog

1. Hello Isabella – Thank you for taking part in this q and a. Would you like to start by introducing yourself to my readers…? Hey, everyone! Well, I’m a married woman who’s the author of two novels and has a short story in a Christmas anthology. I own and operate the website, Chick Lit Goddess, where I post about fellow-authors, something I love to do. When I’m not reading a good book or writing, I enjoy spending time with my husband, drinking margaritas and snacking on chips and queso!

2. Cards From Khloe’s Flower Shop, can you tell us a bit about it? Deciding to participate in NaNoWriMo again, I just knew I had to start writing, and as a panster, there was no direction in mind. Having my USWeekly Magazine next to me, that had Khole Kardashian-Odom and Lamar on the cover (I loved them together), was great inspiration. With the desire to have always wanted to own a flower shop, I combined the two.

3. How did you go about doing the research for the Cards from Khloe’s flower shop? I bought books several books on flowers, along with looking at Pinterest for ideas on how to arrange the perfect bouquet!

4. Who are your favorite Authors? And what genre of books do you enjoy reading? I love reading romance books of all kind, but my love for contemporary romance holds a special place in my heart. I have so many “favorite” authors that it’d be impossible to name them all, but I’d go with Hilary Grossman, Jennifer Probst and Becky Marshall Monson as my top three authors who I love!

5. What is the best thing about being a writer? I love putting my imagination to use! Whether my books are based on myself and/or something that has/hasn’t happened to me, I enjoy coming up with certain situations on what I would/wouldn’t do or how things would be different.

6. Where is your Favorite writing place? I don’t have one right now, but am in the process to fixing up my office in our new home. Finding the “right” desk is quite tricky.

7. And finally – have you started writing your next book? Any clues as to what it maybe about? The novella I’m working on it about a woman who is an assistant to a celebrity who is in need of a stand-in date for her appearances. What the actress doesn’t know is the assistant hires the man who tortured her in high school. What will happen when everything is exposed, including that the man didn’t mean to torture her, that it was his way of liking her?

 

Blog Tour || Cards from Khloe’s Flower Shop by Isabella Louise AndersonCards From Khloe’s Flower Shop by Isabella Louise Anderson

Published by Chick Lit Goddess on January 15, 2017

Genres: Contemporary Romance, Chick Lit, Women’s Fiction

  

As the owner of a successful florist shop, Khloe Harper trusts her instincts. She has a strong bond with her family and friends, but after being betrayed by her last love, she’s kept herself at arms’ length from romance. When dashing entertainment attorney Derek Thomas walks into her store, Khloe’s interest is piqued. What at first seems like a business relationship quickly turns into romance, and Derek slowly plucks away the petals she’s been hiding behind. Just as Khloe lets down her guard, she discovers that Derek may not be worthy of her love after all.

 

Frumpy Connie Albright has a faux fascination with an imaginary man named Walt, thinking that by sending herself flowers from him she’ll feel less out-of-place with the “mean girls” she works with. When she comes face to face with her possible prince charming and thinking she might have a happy ending, when a truth is revealed, she wonders if she’ll ever have a Cinderella story.

 

A recently widowed senior, Gabby Lewis, isn’t ready to give up on love—which means releasing herself from survivor’s guilt and taking a chance on finding happiness and companionship again. After signing up for an online dating site for senior citizens, much to her surprise, she’s matched with Harry, an energetic and loving man, who quickly eases himself into her heart. Will Gabby take the leap of falling in love again, knowing it’s possible to have two loves of her life?

 

As each woman’s story develops through flowers and cards sent from Khloe’s shop during the Fall months, they begin to learn that love can only truly blossom when you trust your heart.

 

About isabella Louise Anderson

 

 

Isabella grew up with a book in her hand, and to this day nothing has changed. She focuses her time on featuring other writers on her blog, Chick Lit Goddess, along with organizing Goddess Book Tours, and is a member of the Romance Writers of America.

 

She lives in Dallas with her husband, enjoys spicy Mexican food, margaritas, gin on the rocks (with a splash of lime). She loves spending time with family and friends and cheering on the Texas Rangers. Not only is Isabella an author, she’s also a Scentsy consultant and hoarder.

 

Isabella is the author of The Right Design and Cards From Khloe’s Flower Shop. Her short story, “Meet Me Under the Mistletoe,” was featured in Simon & Fig’s Christmas anthology, Merry & Bright. She’s currently working on another book.

 

 

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Review

Review: Cold Blood by Robert Bryndza


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Blurb

She fell in love with a killer, now she’s one too.

The suitcase was badly rusted, and took Erika several attempts, but it yielded and sagged open as she unzipped it. Nothing could prepare her for what she would find inside…

When a battered suitcase containing the dismembered body of a young man washes up on the shore of the river Thames, Detective Erika Foster is shocked. She’s worked on some terrifying cases but never seen anything like this before.

As Erika and her team set to work, she makes the link with another victim – the body of a young woman dumped in an identical suitcase two weeks ago.

Erika quickly realises she’s on the trail of a serial killer who’s already made their next move. Yet just as Erika starts to make headway with the investigation, she is the victim of a brutal attack.

But nothing will stop Erika. As the body count rises, the twin daughters of her colleague Commander Marsh are abducted, and the stakes are higher than ever before. Can Erika save the lives of two innocent children before it’s too late? She’s running out of time and about to make a disturbing discovery…there’s more than one killer.

 

My Review 

 

I was so excited to read this book as I have absolutely loved the previous books in the Series. With Cold Blood I did not enjoy  it as much as the previous 4. I think the story just didn’t do it for me I just could not immerse myself in it as I have the previous installments.   Now don’t get me completely wrong I am a massive fan of Robert &  Erika and will of course will be the first in the queue when # 6 hits the Netgalley shelves.

When reviewing I like to be as honest as I can. I also don’t want to to leave a completely negative review I also want to leave some positives. I LOVE Roberts writing style and I also adore feeling like I am back with friends when i’m with Erika and her team, it is real comfort reading for me. Feet up up by a log fire solving crime cases with Erika and Robert’s writing  is my idea of heaven

 

3 stars

 

 

 

 

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Blog Tour: In a Cottage in a Wood by Cass Green

 

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Blurb

A strange encounter
Neve comes across a troubled woman called Isabelle on Waterloo Bridge late one night. Isabelle forces a parcel into Neve’s hands and jumps to her death in the icy Thames below.

An unexpected gift
Two weeks later, as Neve’s wreck of a life in London collapses, an unexpected lifeline falls into her lap – a charming cottage in Cornwall left to her by Isabelle, the woman on the bridge. The solution to all her problems.

A Twisted secret
But when Neve arrives, alone in the dark woods late one night, she finds a sinister-looking bungalow with bars across its windows. And her dream home quickly becomes her worst nightmare – a house hiding a twisted secret that will change her life forever…

My Review

Thank you Netgalley  and Harper fiction for this review copy in exchange for an honest review.

This was a fantastic book. I have never read any of the author’s previous work. I will certainly be looking out for it plus new releases

When the  Story starts  you are dragged right into the action. After this the book carries on building suspense right through to the last page. You could feel the atmosphere in that cottage which freaked me right out and I just wanted to jump into the book and pull Neve straight out of there it was just so creepy. I read this book over 24 hours in 2 or 3 sittings it was that good as I just wanted to know what was going to happen.

 

I highly recommend this

 

5 of 5 stars

Below is the Rhyme which I believe this novel is named after which I vaguely know

 

 

In A Cottage In A Wood

In a cottage in a wood,
A little old man at the window stood.
Saw a rabbit running by,
Knocking at the door.

“Help me, help me please,” he said,
“Before that gunman shoots me dead!”
“Come little rabbit, come with me.
How HAPPY WE WILL BE.”

 

 

Review

BLOG TOUR The Chateau of happily ever afters Jaimie Adams

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Today I am delighted to welcome Jaimie Adams to my blog as part of the Chateau of happily ever afters  blog tour

Guest Post

September 2015:

It all starts with an email out of the blue from a lovely editor at Carina. (Then Carina, now HQ Digital.) Over the summer I’d sent a novella into a competition they were running, it hadn’t won, but they liked it anyway and wanted to publish it as part of an anthology called Christmas Wish Come True – it certainly was a Christmas wish come true for me!

December 2015:

Christmas Wish Come True is published. I’m busy writing a Christmas novel, expanding from 10k I wrote last year which just wasn’t working. Over the year, I’ve figured out why it wasn’t working and written myself a solid outline. In November I wrote 50k words (Thanks, NaNoWriMo!) In December, I write another 49k in the first two weeks as the book falls into place and I can have Christmas off.

April 2016:

After writing two other books in the early months of this year, I edit the Christmas novel and send it off to my publisher to fulfil the option clause of my contract. It’s very much like the novella they’d published, it’s a fun chick-lit story about Santa’s elves, and I’m quietly hopeful that my editor will be on the phone within a day to offer me a contract.

May 2016:

Radio silence from publisher. I tear a calf muscle and can’t walk. I eat a lot of chocolate and stare at a blank screen trying to force words into a YA book I’m working on.

June 2016:

I’m still limping. A pipe bursts in the bathroom, flooding the downstairs. As water is dripping out of the bedroom ceiling and I’m standing on one leg trying to catch it with a bucket, I get an email from my editor. They liked the story. BUT. Isn’t there always a but?

This ‘but’ is that they’re not currently publishing anything with a fantasy element (IE: Santa’s elves) so it’s a no. Technically it’s a nice way of saying ‘you’re in your thirties, why are you writing about Santa?’ But it’s not all bad. They like my writing and they ask me if I’ll consider writing something without elves, zombies, ghosts, etc in.

Cue panic. My writing revolves around elves, zombies, and ghosts. I have three finished manuscripts on my computer which contain one or all of the above. My only other fully formed plot idea involves a toy coming to life. (Yes, I am an adult, really.) How on earth am I going to come up with something normal?

A few days later:

I’m lying in the bath thinking about plots. I’m mulling over an image of a crumbling French château that I’ve had in my head for a while now. I’ve tried to fit it into books but it’s never fitted anywhere. Suddenly the idea of two people fighting over an inheritance pops into my head. They’re at the château. They both have an equal right to be there. Things start clicking.

July 2016:

Spend longer writing a synopsis than it would take to write actual book. Agonise over every word and eventually get so annoyed with myself that I hit send, absolutely certain that editor will laugh at ridiculous synopsis and horrible idea. Now made worse by the fact the characters have started talking to me and I really want to tell their story, and now I’ll be devastated for that reason if it’s another no.

August 2016:

It’s a yes! Re-read email from editor approximately 362 times. She likes the idea. She wants to see the first few chapters. Also, synopsis is terrible and needs rewriting. Start frantic research that I’d stopped myself doing before in case I jinxed things.

September 2016:

Get full manuscript request from an agent for a YA book that I haven’t edited. This is terrible. Never do this! In my defence, it was from an open submissions day that I found out about an hour before the open day closed. Only had time to edit first three chapters and write a synopsis. Synopsis was terrible and full of mistakes, god knows why agent requested the full. Unprofessionally beg agent for more time, spend week frantically editing manuscript, working until 5am most nights. Lose weight through not having time for lunch. Send off terrible YA manuscript. Never hear from agent again.

October 2016:

Writing!

November 2016:

Send off first few chapters. Go Christmas shopping. One day a year I don’t check my emails – miss email from editor wanting a chat.

Chat next day instead. They love The Château of Happily Ever Afters and want to tell

their story, and now I’ll be devastated for that reason if it’s another no.

August 2016:

It’s a yes! Re-read email from editor approximately 362 times. She likes the idea. She wants to see the first few chapters. Also, synopsis is terrible and needs rewriting. Start frantic research that I’d stopped myself doing before in case I jinxed things.

September 2016:

Get full manuscript request from an agent for a YA book that I haven’t edited. This is terrible. Never do this! In my defence, it was from an open submissions day that I found out about an hour before the open day closed. Only had time to edit first three chapters and write a synopsis. Synopsis was terrible and full of mistakes, god knows why agent requested the full. Unprofessionally beg agent for more time, spend week frantically editing manuscript, working until 5am most nights. Lose weight through not having time for lunch. Send off terrible YA manuscript. Never hear from agent again.

October 2016:

Writing!

November 2016:

Send off first few chapters. Go Christmas shopping. One day a year I don’t check my emails – miss email from editor wanting a chat.

Chat next day instead. They love The Château of Happily Ever Afters and want to publish it. Cannot believe my ears. Think phone call is a joke. Spend most of it going ‘oh my god’ and ‘really?’ Boil kettle ready for when Ant & Dec/Ashton Kutcher pop out to tell me I’m being Punk’d.

December 2016:

Finish first draft and put it away over Christmas. Deadline to hand it in is on my birthday. Spend last few days of Christmas holidays editing and chopping bits out. Send very long and rambling first draft in at 2am on Jan 3rd. Go to bed and wake up for birthday cake a few hours later!

February 2017:

Revisions! I don’t know why I put an exclamation mark there, revisions do not excite me. Revisions make me feel like the worst writer in the world and wonder how I could inflict such rubbish on my poor editors.

Do revisions. Have now read book 37493 times and hate every single word. Start liking new scenes that I’ve put in and character development that editors suggested. Realise they are bloody good editors and I love them!

April 2017:

Revisions accepted. See cover for first time. Waste three days staring lovingly at it. Get cover reveal date, release date, copy edits. Write posts for blog tour. Realise that in less than a fortnight, The Château of Happily Ever Afters will be on NetGalley for people to read – eeek!

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Bio:

Jaimie is a 32-year-old English-sounding Welsh girl with an awkward-to-spell name. She lives in South Wales and enjoys writing, gardening, watching horror movies, and drinking tea, although she’s seriously considering marrying her coffee machine. She loves autumn and winter, and singing songs from musicals despite the fact she’s got the voice of a dying hyena. She hates spiders, hot weather, and cheese & onion crisps. She spends far too much time on Twitter and owns too many pairs of boots.

She will never have time to read all the books she wants to read.

She is the author of chick-lit romantic comedies The Chateau of Happily Ever Afters and Kismetology, and she has also written young-adult romantic comedies Afterlife Academy, Not Pretty Enough, and North Pole Reform School.

Author links: http://www.jaimieadmans.com http://twitter.com/be_the_spark http://facebook.com/jaimieadmansbooks

The Chateau of Happily Ever Afters: Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06Y69QZGP Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B06Y69QZGP

Will also be available from all other ebook retailers.

Blurb:

Where dreams come true…?

Wendy Clayton stopped believing in fairy tales a long time ago. Instead, she has a ‘nice’ life. Nice job. Nice flat. Absolutely no men. Until her life is turned upside-down when her elderly neighbour, Eulalie, passes away and leaves her the Château of Happily Ever Afters!

But there’s a catch: she must share the sprawling French castle with Eulalie’s long-lost nephew, Julian. And no matter how gorgeous he is, or how easily she finds herself falling head over heels, Wendy needs to find a way to get rid of him…

Because surely happily ever afters don’t happen in real life?

Escape to beautiful France this summer with this uplifting romantic comedy. Perfect for fans of Kat French, Caroline Roberts, and Holly Martin.

Giveaway: Giveaway Photo

French-themed stationery goodie bag.

1 x Paperchase Paris notebook and pen

1 x The Chateau of Happily Ever Afters notebook

1 x little Eiffel Tower model

1 x Eiffel Tower bookmark

1 x The Chateau of Happily Ever Afters magnet

1 x Signed postcard

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Review

Review: The Wild Air by Rebecca Mascull

 

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Blurb

In Edwardian England, aeroplanes are a new, magical invention, while female pilots are rare indeed.

When shy Della Dobbs meets her mother’s aunt, her life changes forever. Great Auntie Betty has come home from Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, across whose windswept dunes the Wright Brothers tested their historic flying machines. Della develops a burning ambition to fly and Betty is determined to help her.

But the Great War is coming and it threatens to destroy everything – and everyone – Della loves.

Uplifting and page-turning, THE WILD AIR is a story about love, loss and following your dreams against all odds.

 

My Review

What an adventure you go on with Della in this book. If you are a lover of historical fiction this book is right up your alley. This book is set in more of the recent past which makes how far we have become from then until now so incredible it blows your mind completly

All Characters I connected to in some way but I did love being taken on this escapade along with Della.

This book is so well researched and I found the part at the end which Rebecca explains how she researched the book  so fascinating. One day I would love to visit the Shuttleworth Collection. I also  loved the fact the novel also features  several real like female pilots. What amazing women!

This is my second Mascull novel I will certainly be looking out for more

 

4 out of 5 stars