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HUMBUGS AND HEARTSTRINGS BY CATHERINE FERGUSON

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HUMBUGS AND HEARTSTRINGS BY CATHERINE FERGUSON

WHAT I SAY
This book a very heartwarming read i did enjoy it .It will make you laugh the characters are so good and very believable some are so funny as you read it will pull on your heartstrings

It a story about love , friendship and family

Bobbie I really liked she seem a bit short of cash sometimes she was a person that like to or did scrim and save she was saving some cash for her brother Tim he needed a operation they hoped he could go privately

Bobbie did not seem very happy with her life she did not seem to have much of a life outside of work i felt she was stuck in her way a bit

Bobbie was a very close at one time to her boss Carol but she not any more we do get to hear why things were so hard for them they are so funny together they made me laugh so much

Carol could be bossy and mean at times she was a penny pinching person she so watch her money i not sure why she was not shot of money may be that why
Both characters had so much charm and humour they just work so well together

The book very much like a christmas carol . I just wanted them both to become friends again sometime it was a bit predictable but this did not put me off it a very well written book it a fast paced book to read a page turner

i just loved the friendship they had both were so different did they fall out over a man ? What did you think?
The story got a bit of romance in there to the story just keeps you on the edge all the time it a lovely christmas book a very enjoyable read all the characters are wonderful i loved all the humour in the book to it was a bit predictable at times but i enjoy it so much a fab read
4 dolls ( 4 stars)
Thank you netgalley for letting me read and review

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Four Sides to Every Story by Valerie-Anne Baglietto

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Four Sides to Every Story by Valerie-Anne Baglietto

This is the first book that I have read by this author and I loved it. It is such an easy read that allows you to think what if! Can there really be real fairy Godmothers? Can they influence who you love and try to cause a true relationship? This book allows your mind to wander and to think of the lovely fairy tales that you read and loved as a child.

Sawyer Ellis is a widower who is left caring for his two young step children Anthon and 8 year old Alexa. He lives in his past wives childhood home which is known as Fools Castle. He lives there with the second wife of his wives father she is called Veronique. Veronique has not left the castles grounds in many years and this can cause household issues. The set-up of this strange family living in the castle seems very unusual but adds to the interest.

The story starts with Maggy Kemball Renting out her cottage during the summer months to two young ladies. She is not supposed to rent out the house because she actually does not pay any rent on the property due to an old agreement with her and a late owner of the castle. The two ladies were not expecting either of the other to be in the property as well; at least that is what we are led to believe. However Lily, one of the ladies, is a fairy godmother and she has been set the task to get Sophie, the other renter, and Sawyer to fall in love and to live the happily ever after. Of course she is not allowed to relieve her magic powers and finds the task she has been set challenging. That is as much as I am going to say as I don’t want to give the story away.

The characters in the book are lovely and you can help liking them and even though you think why did you do that the story unravels to give the answer. I say I like them for one exception, Johnny, who I cannot bring myself to like as he has his own plans and does not mind who he hurts in the process. Or is he doing what he did so that true love can be found? That is for you to decide.

The book has some lovely twists and makes you think about true love and what you have. I am so pleased that I review books as it encourages me to try new authors and I have now found some great authors in lots of different genres. This is one of them and I will look out for more by Valerie-Anne Baglietto.

THANK YOU TANYA A FAB REVIEW I WANT TO READ NOW X AJ

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TRULY MADLY GREEKLY BY MANDY BAGGOT & GIVEAWAY

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Get your summer off to a steamy start with Mandy Baggot and her sizzling new read, Truly Madly Greekly.

We’ve got an all inclusive tour chock-a-block with reviews, guest posts and a giveaway, as the book scorches a trail across a variety of blogs!
What they say:
Sun, sea and a sexy stranger – a whole lot of fun just got a lot more complicated.Capable, confident and career-driven, Ellen had her dream job and a marriage proposal from boyfriend Ross. Life was good, her future set. Until it wasn’t and everything fell apart…

Whisked off to the beautiful island of Corfu to plan her sister Lacey’s big, fat, Greek wedding, Ellen is hoping some time out will help clear her head and heal her heart. But letting go of her past is not going to be easy.

With Lacey in full on Bridezilla mode, Ellen is soon distracted from her own problems. And when the all-inclusive treats on offer at hotel Blue Vue include one gorgeous, brooding Adonis – Yan – Ellen finds him difficult to resist.

But Ellen isn’t looking for love or lust, or anything involving too much ouzo…or is she?

Fans of Lucy Diamond, Miranda Dickinson and Lindsey Kelk will want to escape to Corfu with Mandy Baggotthis summer.

WHAT I SAY
This book brilliant i can not praise it enough you all got to read the perfect summer book

The cover just caught my attention i love it as you start to read you will be transported into this wonderful sunny and warm island of Corfu you will start to imagine your there with them not here in uk with with the rain like i got now as doing my review

Lacey and Ellen are sisters both so very different
I found Ellen more stress that Lacey Lacey seem to be more carefree happy go lucky kind of girl
Ellen could be uptight she seem to carry the weight of the world around with herself when she did not need to but she was a fab character

Lacey as i said was more carefree just so different she never seem to worry she was so full of confidence she could be a bit over powering at times i found i just wanted Ellen to stand up for herself
The banter was so good between them i loved both of them it makes a great fun read

Lacey is planning her wedding at the Blue Vue hotel in Corfu she and Ellen are there to plan and sort it out
You just know things will not go to plan along come Yan and Sargel two very handsome and sexy guys from the hotel animation team the girls were not expecting to be carry away by this part of handsome men

Yan has a few secrets that come to light
The looks that are going on between him and Ellen are so good this just hooked me into the plot is so good i just need to know what was going to happen next it all about two people helping each other out can they move on from both their pasts and have some fun

All the characters were so wonderful i can not praise this book enough you all must read it so good it packed with fun ,sun ,family ,wedding,love,relationships and trust plus a wonderful collection of character that will just jump out the pages at you you will be there with then all enjoy the fun that going on

The book just got it all a fab summer book lots of fun please read for you self it so brilliant it will just hook you into the story line it so wonderful written the characters seem to jump put the page at you i really enjoy it
I would like to thank candlelit for letting me read and review as part if this tour
5 dolls (5stars)
A MUST READ BOOK

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Author Bio:


Mandy Baggot is a romantic fiction author. In 2012 she won the Innovation in Romantic Fiction award at the UK’s Festival of Romance. Her self-published title, Strings Attached was also short-listed for the Best Author Published Read award.

Also in 2012 she signed with American publishing house, Sapphire Star Publishing, who produced her novels, Taking Charge and romantic suspense, Security.

In June 2013 she signed a two book deal with Harper Collins’ digital first romance imprint, Harper Impulse.

She is a regular contributor to writing blogs and on-line magazine, LoveahappyendingLifestyle

In May 2014 Mandy signed with Kate Nash of the Kate Nash Literary Agency.

Mandy loves mashed potato, white wine, country music, World’s Strongest Man, travel and handbags. She has appeared on ITV1’s Who Dares Sings and auditioned for The X-Factor.

Mandy is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and lives near Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK with her husband, two daughters and cats, Kravitz and Springsteen.

She is an advocate for women in business and belongs to the networking group Women on Wednesdays

Follow Mandy

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WIN a £50 Amazon voucher with Truly Madly Greekly and let Mandy Baggot see where you’ve escaped to this summer.
To take part just upload your photo of the cover of Truly Madly Greekly (paperback or e-reader) on Twitter or Facebook adding ‪#‎TrulyMadlyGreekly‬. Whether you’ve escaped to a tropical haven with the kids or even your own backyard, Mandy would love to see where you’re reading about Ellen and Yan this summer!

PLUS leave a comment on this post and you could be in with a chance of winning a Kindle copy of Excess All Areas!

Giveaway terms and conditions:

Competition runs from 22 May 2015 until 31 August 2015, UK based entries only. One winner will be chosen at random from all the entries. Mandy Baggot and CandleLitAuthor Services reserve the right to amend and/or cancel the giveaway at any time, without prior notification

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Bride Without A Groom by Amy Lynch

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Bride Without A Groom by Amy Lynch

Kelly review

Rebecca Browne met the man of her dreams four years ago, but when Becky already has her wedding dress picked out and her honeymoon booked, she is sorely disappointed when her birthday present a diamond bracelet and not the engagement ring that she was expecting. Becky has her whole wedding planned, but the man of her dreams doesn’t want to commit. But has Becky’s obsession with tying the knot driven Barry away for good.

I was laughing at this book from the word go. My kindle was super-glued to my hand, because I just couldn’t put this book down. Filled with humour and a main character that you will fall in love with, this book is the perfect summer read. I loved everything about this book, from the cover to the very eccentric but loveable main character.

I liked how it jumped between the narrative of Rebecca and Barry. I love books where you get an insight into various characters, and Amy Lynch has done this beautifully in this book. Rebecca was the perfect character to spend a long rainy day with, but she is also perfect for a beach read. A book unlike any I’ve ever read before. My book of 2015 so far. I loved every single page.

5/5 stars

Thank you Kelly a lovely review

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PIECES OF YOU BY ELLA HARPER

PIECES OF YOU BY ELLA HARPER
The perfect marriage.
A devastating secret.
An impossible choice.

Lucy was always sure of one thing – her future with husband and soulmate Luke. But after eight long, heartbreaking years trying to have a baby, that future is crumbling before her eyes.

When a terrible accident puts Luke into a coma, Lucy is forced to reassess everything she thought she wanted.

Then Stella arrives. A woman Lucy’s never met, but with a secret that will change her world forever

WHAT I SAY
Pieces of You is a beautiful and moving read that had me hooked from the first few lines to the last word I couldn’t put it down until I knew what happened so glad i start very early in morning

The book tells the story of Lucy and Luke. They have been together for 8 years, and married for 5. It was clear from the start just how absolutely besotted they are with each other it was so nice to read The one thing missing for them is a much wanted baby. They have been trying for years, but each pregnancy has ended in miscarriage and heartbreak. It was so hard to read at times

Early on in the book we learn that Luke has had a terrible accident and has been left in a coma.Lucy faces more shock and heart ache now

This story follow Lucy and Luke’s story, We meet their best friends Dee and Dan, as well as Luke’s Mum, brother and sister.

I really liked Dee who I felt was very much Lucy’s best friend and would be there for her no matter what just like a friend should be
I struggled to warm to was Patricia that was Luke’s Mum. I found her quite cold and distant towards Lucy despite what she was going through. I want her to be warm and loving I know that as a Mum she must have been so worried and distraught to see her son so ill and she could do nothing to help him but i would i like to see more support for Lucy

Lucy was favourite character It is clear that the last few years have been just awful for her with all the miscarriage misery.My heart when out to her Now Luke has been in an accident and lies in a coma, leaving Lucy not knowing what the future holds. I loved the way she coped with things she just such a strong character I admired her so much

Each chapter follows a different character
This helps me to understand what was going on and how they all felt it was very emotional it deals with some very tough subject so well i packed with a few twists and turns too

This book is so beautifully written it a wonderful story of love, loss, forgiveness and acceptance.This book stay in my head long after they had read it i kept thinking about the story

I was hooked from the start it a page turner you get took on a roller coaster ride you will feel and see all different emotions love ,passion ,anger heartbreak and despair but the main you see is that not matter what life throws at us we should never gave up hope things can and will get better not matter what it a very emotional read very heartbreaking too

I can not praise this book enough you must read it

I not sure why is been on my TBR pile so long you must read it a brilliant book
5 dolls( 5 stars)

About the Author
As a shy teenager, Ella Harper found a way to escape by learning foreign languages, and imagined she might eventually get a glamorous job speaking French. After completing a BA in French and Russian Studies, she found herself following in her father’s footsteps into banking instead, seduced by the excitement and glamour of that world. But after climbing her way to Assistant Vice President, Ella started idly
mapping out the beginnings of a novel on an old laptop. When she realised her characters were more real to her than dividends and corporate actions ever could be, she left her job to become a writer. Eight years later, and Ella has published four hugely popular novels under the name Sasha Wagstaff.

Pieces of You is her first novel as Ella, inspired by a personal loss and fertility issues suffered by friends

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ACQUA MORTA BY ADAM MORTA

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ACQUA MORTA BY ADAM MORTA
Hell is empty and all the devils are here

An electrifying thriller for fans of Harlan Coben and Michael Connelly.

Forced into retirement because of ill-health, Commissario DomenicoMartelli is hired to investigate a disturbing murder.
The case brings him into conflict with his former colleagues and into confrontation with a cruel and elusive killer.
Set in the breathtaking Ligurian countryside, ACQUA MORTA will keep you guessing until the very last page.
WHAT I SAY
This is the first book i have read by Adam it will not be the last it a very good crime book I really did enjoy it

Adam very good with his description I could see some of the British countryside he was describing so well in my mind he paints a very good imagine you picture it all and Italy sounded so lovely i was transported there i can see all the sights in my head i was so there with them
Martelli the main character he was just about to become a retired detective he was looking forward to it or was he ?
He was called to his last murder case or scene the way Adam descried it in a very shocking way it was very detailed a bit too much for me but very good you could see it all in your mind
From that point the plot swaps from Kent to Italy it was a very complex story i enjoy how the two were interwoven it work so will it will hook you
The ending was very dramatic i was on the edge of my seat reading it what did you think?

All the characters worked well together they seem so real to me i had no clue to who the killer were did you?
The paced of the book just right I enjoy all the twists and turns it hold my interest it was so well written it flowed so easy it became a page turn i got to know what was going to happen next
As i said before Adam done a brilliant job of describing the surrounding areas and scenes it plays a bit part in the story he will pull you into the scene you there with them he got a very unique style about him
It a very clever and interesting story i really did enjoy
4 dolls(4 stars )

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I READ AS PART OF ROISE REVIEW TEAM

ACQUA MORTA is 105,000 words. It is available as an ebook or paperback from Amazon.co.uk: http://amzn.to/1E6iWhX and Amazon.com: http://amzn.to/1bw5r3d

ABOUT AUTHOR
ADAM BANE has been a bartender, a factory worker, a labourer, a news anchor, a radio presenter, a voiceover performer, a script editor, a TV producer, a travel writer, a restorer of old houses, and lately the producer and occasional presenter of a programme on BBC World Service radio. He also writes for US magazine Ozy.com. He lives in London with his extraordinary wife and amazing daughter, around whom his tatty satellite orbits. They are currently in the process of moving to the paradise island of Mallorca. He has spent a great deal of time in the town of Loano, on the Italian Riviera – the setting for the Commissario Martelli books.

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Twitter: @MimmoMartelli
Contact: adambane@rocketmail.com
www.amazon.com/author/adambane

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STILL WATER RISING BY STEENE HOLMES

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WHAT I SAY
I really did enjoy this book it was a terrific read i was hooked to find what was going to happen next it all about the aftermath of a elementary school shooting massacre and the effect it had on a the community of Stillwater bay
It such a emotional story of love, grief, loss and friendships
It all about the community trying to pull together it show the us lots of kindness, bravery and healing that the community face it was told so sensitivity but I would of liked to know more about the people that die that day

The main character are Jenn the mum of Bobby that die in the shooting and her best friend Charlotte she was the town major and the wife of the school principal.Their friendship is push to the limit
Both seem to cope so differently
Julie the mum of Gabe the boy that killed 12 people before he shot himself the town seem to turn again her she got to leave
The attitudes,grief,and relaxation were told so sensuality i really felt for them all

The bombshell at the end was brilliant WOW i hope there a follow on i got to check it out i want to hear more
It was a very interesting story of the events and the aftermath it a good i liked all the view points of the events it was a hard topic to write about but it was done so sensitively

3 dolls

About the Author
With a passion for storytelling, Steena Holmes took her dream of being a full-time writer and made it a reality, writing her first novel while working as a receptionist. She won the National Indie Excellence Book Award in 2012 for her bestselling novel Finding Emma. Steena currently lives in Calgary, Alberta, with her husband, three daughters, and two dogs. She likes to celebrate completing each new novel with chocolate.

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HIDDEN BY EMMA KAVANAGH

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HIDDEN BY
EMMA KAVANAGH

HE’S WATCHING

A gunman is stalking the wards of a local hospital. He’s unidentified and dangerous, and has to be located. Urgently.

Police Firearms Officer Aden McCarthy is tasked with tracking him down. Still troubled by the shooting of a schoolboy, Aden is determined to make amends by finding the gunman – before it’s too late.

SHE’S WAITING

To psychologist Imogen, hospital should be a place of healing and safety – both for her, and her young niece who’s been recently admitted. She’s heard about the gunman, but he has little to do with her. Or has he?

As time ticks down, no one knows who the gunman’s next target will be. But he’s there. Hiding in plain sight. Far closer than anyone thinks

WHAT I SAY

This book begins with the end this worked so well it will just hook you it a very dramatic start by going back you get to know the characters so well but i will say at the beginning they just name but soon get into the characters and you get to know them well

The book goes back 6 days and the day of the shooting it does jump a bit but you will get use to this it a very fast paced read it will keep you guessing i will say i did guess wrong did you ?

The scenes are told in so much detail you see and feel it all in your mind it so well written so gripping to read I enjoy the sub plots too

Charlie trying to prove her friend was not drunk when she died this help to add to mysteries that were going on all around you i like we did not know who the gun man was i did like him or was it a her? Them staking the hospital was so chilling to read about it keeps you on the edge of your seat

I liked all the characters they were very believable you will be one of them it so gripping to read about them all you just want to carry on reading to see what going on it a brilliant plot i loved all the twists i like how all the characters were interlink did you guess how ? Sometimes i did get a bit confused but then it just fell into place i did find the gunman so chilling it told very cleverly i really enjoy it a very good book I recommend you all read

Thank you netgalley for letting me read and review

4 dolls (4stars)

About the Author
Emma Kavanagh was born and raised in South Wales. After graduating with a PhD in Psychology from Cardiff University, she spent many years working as a police and military psychologist, training firearms officers, command staff and military personnel throughout the UK and Europe. She lives in South Wales with her husband and young sons.

 

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7 YEARS BAD SEX BY NICKY WELLS

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7 YEARS BAD SEX
BY NICKY WELLS
One wedding. One curse? Disaster ever after…

A seven-years-bad-sex curse? Surely not! Yet something went wrong when rock singer Casey and drummer Alex got married on that beautiful yacht anchored off St Tropez in the south of France. Something went badly wrong. For even on their wedding night, the young couple discovers a complete and somewhat surprising inability to make love. Muddling through their honeymoon with a string of thin excuses for their predicament, the lovers defer finding a solution (and panicking) until the return to their home in London. After all, they married for life and to make rock music, not for the love of sex. Right?

But when they resume life as normal in London, all hell breaks loose. Increasingly frantic in their quest for release, the unhappy newlyweds embark on a string of hilarious and occasionally harmful antics that drives them, their band, and an assortment of random strangers to the brink of despair. But it ain’t over ‘til it’s over or, in this case… it ain’t over ‘til the newlyweds sing.
WHAT I SAY
WHAT CAN I SAY ABOUT THIS BOOK
WELL YOU GOT TO READ IT FANTASTIC TO READ AND SO FUNNY BUT HAS A LOVELY LOVE STORY TOO
I was hooked i got to see what was going to happen next i loved all the humour and the witty ness i was laughing so much it would be a fabulous TV show or film i was so pulled into the story it became a page turner it a very fun light hearted read i loved it
Cassy and Alex were both fab characters they were in a band they seem to have a very happy life with a great sex life till they got married that was
There wedding day was so perfect on the coast of st Tropez on a beautiful yacht what more could they ask for ?
Then night something bad happened or I should say did not happen they could not have sex for some reason what was wrong ?

Why now ?

But what fun they had trying will they find the spark again soon ?

It will make you smile and laugh as this when on for months and months what happened that night?
I really felt for them but it shows you just what love is it not just sex it about spending time together sharing things
My heart when out them they just made me smile at all the anticipation and actions just to have sex
All the characters were great fun they seem so real to me
I loved Nicky writhing style I really can’t put this book down i was hooked to see what could go wrong next a great look at a very different subject to write about it told in a lovely way you got to read it fab
A great summer read

I read this book as part of Brooks Cottage Book Tours I am also part of Rosie Book Review team thank you letting me read

ABOUT NICKY WELLS

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Ultimate rock chick author Nicky Wells writes romance with rock stars—because there’s no better romantic hero than a golden-voiced bad boy with a secret soft heart and a magical stage presence!

Nicky’s books offer glitzy, glamorous romance with rock stars—imagine Bridget Jones ROCKS Notting Hill! If you’ve ever had a crush on any kind of celebrity, you’ll connect with Nicky’s heroes and their leading ladies.

Born in Germany, Nicky moved to the United Kingdom in 1993 and currently lives in Lincoln with her husband and their two boys. Nicky loves listening to rock music, dancing, and eating lobsters. When she’s not writing, she’s a wife, mother, occasional knitter, and ad-hoc radio show presenter. Rock on!

Nicky’s books: Sophie’s Turn | Sophie’s Run | Sophie’s Encore | Spirits of Christmas
| Fallen for Rock | Fairy Tale in New York
7 Years Bad Sex

Join Nicky: Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Romantic Novelists’ Association | Sapphire Star Publishing | Amazon | Goodreads | Pinterest | Google+

Did you know? There’s a single out now by Nicky’s fictional rock band Tuscq come to life! “Love Me Better” is available for download from Amazon, iTunes and many other places.

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The Confectioner’s Tale by , Laura Madeleine

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The Confectioner’s Tale by , Laura Madeleine

A decadent story of love and scandal that sweeps you away to Paris

This book is excellent and so brilliantly written i loved it i would recommend you all read it very romantic and mysterious I enjoyed the dual time lines one in 1909 France and the other now set in 1988 Cambridge they mixed so well together

Petra is doing her PHD but she seems to be struggling she was missing her grandfather so much plus she now got a very well know biographer trying to expose secrets that were hidden from her grandfather past i really enjoy hearing about her grandfather past it so hooked me what a life he had
The story told by each chapter told from Petra point of view then her grandfather side it just told the story so well they both were really interesting to read i was grip by it all i could see it all my mind the description were so good and so well written
Gui was a great character I enjoyed his life story so much his and Jennie love story was so lovely to read about it was all about forbidden love it will just grip you i just couldn’t stop reading i was so glued to the story line
Paris sounded so lovely I wanted to be a the patisserie it sounded so wonderful the description were so well written i could see in all in my head i liked that Petra was trying to find out more about her grandfather I could not wait to see what see find put next it was a page turner full of
Discover
All the characters were so good very believable and real they become my family you got to know them so well i was pulled into the whole wonderful atmosphere of this book
It just so wonderful written I recommend you read
It so good
Thank you netgalley for letting me read and review
About the Author
After a childhood spent acting professionally and training at a theatre school, Laura Madeleine changed her mind, and went to study English Literature at Newnham College, Cambridge. She now writes fiction, as well as recipes, and was formerly the resident cake baker for Domestic Sluttery. She lives in Bristol, but can often be found visiting her family in Devon, eating cheese and getting up to mischief with her sister, fantasy author Lucy Hounsom. You can find her on Twitter @esthercrumpet

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