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The Girl with a Twirl byM.J. Moon

The Girl with a Twirl byM.J. Moon

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Genre: humour for children aged 9-13

Release Date: 11th May 2015

Brimming with dry humour and a sprinkling of romance, this is the second sparkling novel by M J Moon.

Meet dance mad Mabel Storm, the girl who no boy would ever dance with in a million years – no make that a zillion years!

Mabel has serious boy problems. The problem is she has no boy to dance with and the Search for a Star dance competition is fast approaching. Mabel sets out on a mission to win. But trouble strikes when her hapless parents and owners of Twinkle Toes dance school park her off to crochet obsessed Aunt Mathilda’s place at half-term. Mabel´s chances of finding a boy sink to minus zero…or do they?

Mabel´s luck is about to change…

It turns out that there´s more to batty aunt Mathilda than meets the eye when she gives Mabel a pair of the rarest dance shoes on earth. Things get weirder when a mysterious dancer known only as the Silver Shadow arrives on the scene.

Suddenly, Mabel is transformed from dancing disaster into a dancing diva as the pair wow audiences and judges with their slick moves.

But who is the Silver Shadow and why is he so desperate to dance with Mabel…?

Together, Mabel and the Silver Shadow win the Search for a Star regional finals and unwittingly win the attention of Mabel´s long-time crush and dancing heart-throb, Tino Ravioli, the country´s Latin dancing champion. When her dream comes true and he asks her to dance, Mabel runs off the dancefloor leaving one of her precious shoes behind.

An unexpected chance of romance arrives in true Cinderella style when Tino orders a search of dance schools across the land in order to find his mystery girl.

Mabel has a dilemma:

Does she dance with the secretive Silver Shadow and win the prestigious Search for a Star dancing competition or does she accept Tino´s offer to be his partner and become the envy of every girl in the country?

Find out what happens to dancing disaster area Mabel Storm – the girl with the twirl!

WHAT I SAY
THIS BOOK IS A NICE SHORT READ ONLY 105 PAGES SO GREAT FOR A BED TIME READ
I READ WITH ERIN AGE 6 SHE LOVES HER DANCE CLASSES SO THAT BOOK WAS JUST RIGHT FOR HER
IT DID KEEP HER ATTENTION AND SHE SEEM TO LAUGH A LOT OF THINGS ANY GIRL AGE 9 AND OVER WOULD ENJOY THIS BOOK ( ERIN WAS A BIT YOUNG THE BOOK AIM AT BIT OLDER CHILDREN  THE STORY WAS OK FOR HER TO ENJOY )
IT VERY WELL WRITTEN IT A GREAT STORY THAT SHOW CHILDREN ONE OR TWO LESSONS CAN BE LEARNED

WAS MABEL GOOD AT DANCING ? SHE SEEM A BIT LOST AT TIMES BUT YOU SEE THAT HER CONFIDENCE GROWS AS THE STORY WHEN ON SHE SEEM MORE FORWARD NEAR THE END WHICH I ENJOYED READING

HER PARENTS WERE A BIT MEAN AT TIMES BUT THEY WANTED THE BEST FOR THIER DAUGHTER YOU MAY SEE A BIT OF YOUR SELF IN THEM I DID WE ALL WANT ARE KIDS TO DO FAB AT ALL TIMES
I LIKE THE WAY THE STORY WAS TOLD ERIN SEEM TO ENJOY IT SHE LIKE THE OLD PEOPLE SHE SAID THEY WERE FAB LIKE HER GRANDMA THE FUN THEY HAD WAS NICE TO READ ABOUT BUT ALSO A BIT SAD IN PLACES I THOUGH SHE LOVED THE DANCING SHOES SHE TOLD ME THEY HAD VERY  SPECIAL POWERS THAT MADE HER DANCE SO WELL ERIN LAUGH SAYING SHE HAD A BOY FRIEND TOO
ERIN WANTED TO DANCE AROUND AS I READ SHE SEEM TO ENJOY IT

I LIKE THE CINDERELLA STYLE TO THE STORY ERIN TOLD ME IT WAS LIKE THAT TOO

I THINK ANY GIRL WILL ENJOY THIS FUN BOOK

IT VERY WELL WROTE  WITH A NICE FLOW TO THE STORY  A NICE EASY TO READ BOOK GREAT TO READ TO YOUR CHILD OR FOR THEM TO READ THEM SELF

I WOULD LIKE TO THANK BROOKS COTTAGE TOUR FOR LETTING ME READ AND REVIEW FOR HER AS PART OF ROISE BOOK REVIEW TEAM MEMBER
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The Girl with a Twirl: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00XICCMGC

About M.J. Moon

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In the wake of her previous incarnations as a one-time usherette in a local theatre, soft furnishings exporter, diplomat, professional Salsa instructor, Tarot reader and in the not so dim and distant past, a secondary school teacher of Spanish and business studies, Marion now teaches English in the oddball region of Almeria, Spain.

When she isn´t writing, Marion enjoys hiking in the Andalusian hills, doing Zumba (don´t get the two confused!) and looking after her little family; her beautiful and curious baby Jorge and husband Jorge.

Her first published novel was The Mermaids of Tameis published by Troubador in April 2015. The Girl with a Twirl is her second published novel.

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The Girl with a twirl by M j Moon Tanya review

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The Girl with a twirl by M j Moon
Genre: humour for children aged 9-13

Release Date: 11th May 2015

Brimming with dry humour and a sprinkling of romance, this is the second sparkling novel by M J Moon.

Meet dance mad Mabel Storm, the girl who no boy would ever dance with in a million years – no make that a zillion years!

Mabel has serious boy problems. The problem is she has no boy to dance with and the Search for a Star dance competition is fast approaching. Mabel sets out on a mission to win. But trouble strikes when her hapless parents and owners of Twinkle Toes dance school park her off to crochet obsessed Aunt Mathilda’s place at half-term. Mabel´s chances of finding a boy sink to minus zero…or do they?

Mabel´s luck is about to change…

It turns out that there´s more to batty aunt Mathilda than meets the eye when she gives Mabel a pair of the rarest dance shoes on earth. Things get weirder when a mysterious dancer known only as the Silver Shadow arrives on the scene.

Suddenly, Mabel is transformed from dancing disaster into a dancing diva as the pair wow audiences and judges with their slick moves.

But who is the Silver Shadow and why is he so desperate to dance with Mabel…?

Together, Mabel and the Silver Shadow win the Search for a Star regional finals and unwittingly win the attention of Mabel´s long-time crush and dancing heart-throb, Tino Ravioli, the country´s Latin dancing champion. When her dream comes true and he asks her to dance, Mabel runs off the dancefloor leaving one of her precious shoes behind.

An unexpected chance of romance arrives in true Cinderella style when Tino orders a search of dance schools across the land in order to find his mystery girl.

Mabel has a dilemma:

Does she dance with the secretive Silver Shadow and win the prestigious Search for a Star dancing competition or does she accept Tino´s offer to be his partner and become the envy of every girl in the country?

Find out what happens to dancing disaster area Mabel Storm – the girl with the twirl!

Tanya review

The Girl with a twirl

I think that this book is aimed at children around the age of 10. It is about a young girl, Mabel that aspires to be a great dancer and do better than her parents did when they entered competitions. The only problem is that she is a clumsy dancer and also she struggles to find a decent partner as there are not many boy dancers. Her parents run a dance school “Twinkle Toes Dance School” which is attended by the elderly of the village.

The book has funny aspects and a twist to the story which I was glad to see as it meant that Mabel learnt a lesson and that was great to see. The elderly people in the story were fun and it’s nice to show to children that the elderly do have a life. I was a bit disappointed in her parents and how they were negative towards her in parts but I supposed they just wanted her to achieve her best.

At the beginning of the book Mabel lacks a lot of confidence in herself and seems to have no close friends, or in fact anyone who wants to call her their friend. However her confidence grows with her ability to show that she can dance and this opens the door to friendship. However is it true friendship or is it just the ability to show that they know and can be seen with her?

Obviously when reading this I had to pretend I was a lot younger and try to appreciate the humour intended for children but I was a bit disappointed to read about strange deaths of people in the story which was rather upsetting. My daughter asked why no one was upset when these things happened.

The book is an easy read for a child and also for a parent to read to a child. I hope if you get if for your daughter, as I think it is a girl style book, that they enjoy it.

The Mermaids of Tamesis : : http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00W22PQEY

The Girl with a Twirl: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00XICCMGC

About M.J. Moon

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In the wake of her previous incarnations as a one-time usherette in a local theatre, soft furnishings exporter, diplomat, professional Salsa instructor, Tarot reader and in the not so dim and distant past, a secondary school teacher of Spanish and business studies, Marion now teaches English in the oddball region of Almeria, Spain.

When she isn´t writing, Marion enjoys hiking in the Andalusian hills, doing Zumba (don´t get the two confused!) and looking after her little family; her beautiful and curious baby Jorge and husband Jorge.

Her first published novel was The Mermaids of Tameis published by Troubador in April 2015. The Girl with a Twirl is her second published novel.

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THE LOST CHILD BY ANN TROUP

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THE LOST CHILD BY ANN TROUP
Mandy Miller disappeared from Hallow’s End when she was just 3 years old. She was never found.

Thirty years on, Elaine Ellis is carrying her mother’s ashes back to Hallow’s End to scatter them in the place that she once called home. Elaine has never been there, but it’s the only place Jean talked about while she was growing up – so it seems as good a place as any.

As Elaine settles into her holiday cottage in the peaceful Devonshire village, she gets to know the locals; family she never knew she had, eccentric and old-fashioned gentry, and new friends where she would least expect them. But she is intrigued by the tale of the missing girl that the village still carries at its heart, and which somehow continues to overshadow them all. Little does she know how much more involved in the mystery she will become

WHAT I SAY

I must hope my review does this book justice i can not praise enough

I would recommend you all read this wonderful book is so gripping to read and such a great mystery too

Ann writing style is so easy to follow she so clever at just pulling you into the story and hooking you there her description are so good I could see Hollows End in my head it sounded so creepy and the people that live there seem so odd what did you think ?

The story packed with drama and some very good twists it a was a real page turner for me i just want to know what was going to happen next the twists are so good i really could not put it down

The story revolves around this creepy village 30 years ago Mandy a three year old when missing was she dead ? Now Elaine return with her mum ashes to the village her mum grow up in soon things start to unravel lots of hidden secrets come to light did you guess any ? Some will keep you guessing some were very deep and dark

Brodie was Mandy sister she seem to live in Mandy shadow she had never met her soon she and Elaine become very friendly both seem to have a very tough life as you read you will see the secret being to be uncovered you will be grip by them i was

Ann done a brilliant job of giving up small glues or secret one by one bit by bit this will just hook you some were so shocking to read about

Elaine was a great character she seem very shy and very withdrawn my heart when out to her i felt her mum had a hold over her did you ? What was this hold ?

I like the friendship her and Brodie had both so different to each other but what a great friendship there seem to have

All the characters seem to real to me some were very wried and odd but they all seem to weave into the story line so well you will soon be part of this community

Ann brought a different and difficult subject into the story line i felt she dealt with the metal health issues very well it was told with such care and so wonderful wrote

I enjoy all the different subplot you are left guessing the twist and the end just brilliant i really did enjoy this book I found it so captivating and very thought provoking you will to

I recommend you all read this wonderful book

This book is in my top 10 of this year a brilliant wrote book by a very lovely and talented author Ann i can not praise you enough i loved this book so much it just totally hooked me

You all must read this brilliant book x

Thank for reading my review and thank you to Ann and Jenny for letting me be part of this book tour

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Amazon UK:http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lost-Child-Ann-Troup-…/…/ref=sr_1_2…
Amazon US:http://www.amazon.com/Lost-Child-Ann-Troup-eb…/…/ref=sr_1_1…
Goodreads:https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25269831-the-lost-child…
About Ann

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Ann Troup tells tales and can always make something out of nothing (which means she writes books and can create unique things from stuff other people might not glance twice at). She was once awarded 11 out of 10 for a piece of poetry at school – she now holds that teacher entirely responsible for her inclination to write.
Her writing space is known as ‘the empty nest’, having formerly been her daughters bedroom. She shares this space with ten tons of junk and an elderly Westie, named Rooney, who is her constant companion whether she likes it or not. He likes to contribute to the creative process by going to sleep on top of her paperwork and running away with crucial post-it notes, which have inadvertently become stuck to his fur. She is thinking of renaming him Gremlin.
She lives by the sea in Devon with her husband and said dog. Two children have been known to remember the place that they call home, but mainly when they are in need of a decent roast dinner, it’s Christmas or when only Mum will do. She also has extremely decent stepchildren.
Links:
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Nothing But Trouble Matt Cain

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Nothing But Trouble
Matt Cain
Published as a paperback original by Pan on 16th July 2015
The music business is laid bare in Matt Cain’s stunning second novel. Glamour, intrigue and seething rivalry.
Some stars fall fast. Others fall hard . . . Lola Grant is the hottest pop star in Britain and she’s about to go global. But behind the music, her addiction to bad boys is taking her personal life in a dangerous direction. When it comes to men, Lola just can’t stay away from trouble – and her self-control is pushed to the limit when she meets her handsome new drummer Jake Hunter.
Looking out for Lola is her best friend and manager Harvey Sparks. But Harvey’s fighting his own demons and can only watch from the sidelines as the star he helped create begins to fall. When Lola seeks comfort in a life of wild partying, she meets good-hearted showbiz reporter Freddy Jones, a man who may just be able to offer her a way out.
But as she starts rehearsals for her Trouble tour, Lola finds herself faced with a new threat, one much bigger than anything she’s ever experienced. And unless someone can get through to her before opening night, she’s in danger of losing everything she fought so hard for – in full view of the whole world.
WHAT I SAY
This is the first book by Matt I have read and I did enjoy it another new author on my list to look out for .This is his second novel a great summer read to add to your list of book
It all about love ,lust , friendships and revenge all that making it a very fun sex read it does become a page turner it will grip you as soon as you start to read
I found it a great insight to behind the music business scene I love all the twist and turns lots of secret also come to light making it very interesting to read you will be so involved in the plot
All the characters were fabulous some very over the top but i love that side to them just what  you think a pop star may be but they will become your friends they seem so real to me you can tell Matt enjoyed writing about them you can feel has passion for them all
It will make you see to that life as a pop star may not be as glamorous as you think it is
I enjoyed the way Matt weaves all the plot together so well making it a very fun sex interesting read I had got to see what was happening next .It will make you laugh smile and you make want to shout at them all at times I did I was caught up with all the life’s
I will say I did find the started a bit slow in places but helps with the story it help you to understand the fun characters
You will love this book it so good it brilliantly wrote very easy to read a good storyline
A must read book
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Praise for Matt Cain

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‘Matt Cain’s Shot Through the Heart is a first-class ticket to Tinseltown. A novel full of glitz, sex and secrets, it’s over the top and fabulously good fun. I raced through it.’ Fanny Blake
‘If you like your romance glitzy, topical and funny, you’ll love this.’ Heat
‘A deliciously sexy romp that blows open the scandalous secrets of Hollywood.’ Daily Express
‘Rollicking good fun . . . sexy, funny, I couldn’t put it down.’ Attitude
‘This debut is the shamelessly fabulous story of Hollywood’s biggest star falling for a Brit paparazzo, from someone who knows LA inside out.’ Elle
Matt Cain was born in Bury and brought up in Bolton. He spent ten years making arts and entertainment programmes for ITV before stepping in front of the camera in 2010 to become Channel 4 News’ first Culture Editor. Now a full-time writer, Nothing But Trouble is his second novel. He lives in London.
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THE BROKEN BY TARMA COHEN

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THE BROKEN BY TARMA COHEN
The blurb
‘A work of near genius’ Daily Mail – chiller for fans of GIRL ON THE TRAIN and THE HUSBAND’S SECRET

Best friends tell you everything; about their kitchen renovation; about their little girl’s schooling. How one of them is leaving the other for a younger model.

Best friends don’t tell lies. They don’t take up residence on your couch for weeks. They don’t call lawyers. They don’t make you choose sides.

Best friends don’t keep secrets about their past. They don’t put you in danger.

Best friends don’t always stay best friends.

WHAT I SAY

What can i say about this book it so packed with tension it a roller coasters i was not sure if i liked any of the characters what did you think of them ? I found them a bit scary did you ?

I was not sure of this book at all did i like it ? I got to say i not sure

It about two couples and their young daughters and what happens when they split up this book show you just how easy it is to fall out with people

Tamar got a way of making you unlike her characters she got such a vivid imagination

I found some of the children so annoying it packed with lots of red herring some will surprise you it just shows you the impact a break up can have on people some parts i found very gripping to read i want to see what happened next

I did like the end i did find some parts very predictable but i got to say it did not put me off it it was packed with emotions it a very fast paced read i was not expecting the end very good

I liked the young girls memoir throughout the story it added to the mystery but i did find her a bit creepy did you ?

It very well written it was just not for me i got to say

Who is telling the truth

Please read for your self you may love it

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under my skin by Zoe Markham

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About Zoe

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Zoë writes Young Adult fiction, blending dark twistiness with urban Britishness to produce unique, unsettling tales.
A full-time editor by day, Zoë writes by night, fueledby endless mugs of tea and an increasingly blurred distinction between fantasy & reality.
Zoë lives in the wilds of West Oxfordshire with her husband, son, and the obligatory two cats.

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Her debut novel, Under My Skin, is available now, with two further titles due for release in 2015, hotly followed by two more in 2016!
What if we’re all monsters, on the inside?

Chloe was once a normal girl. Until the night of the car crash that nearly claimed her life. Now Chloe’s mother is dead, her father is a shell of the man he used to be and the secrets that had so carefully kept their family together are falling apart.

A new start is all Chloe and her father can hope for, but when you think you’re no longer human how can you ever start pretending?

A contemporary reworking of a British horror classic, Under My Skin follows seventeen-year-old Chloe into an isolated world of darkness and pain, as she struggles to understand what it really means to be alive.

Set against the familiar backdrop of everyday, normal teenage worries, Chloe’s world has become anything but…
WHAT I SAY
This book may be a YA novel but i loved it .This book it very dark emotional clever and a very compelling read
This story told from chloe’s point of view the tension builds up very slowly as you read it will just hook you your be on edge of your seat it builds up to a brilliant end so very clever you will love it
This is chloe’s journey
What a brilliant complex character she was you will feel for her she like most teenagers she was so stroppy at times she did not get on with her father at times
He was a scientist did he help chloe after the accident that killed her mother you got to read to see why i said that
He seem a bit over protective at times but you will see why as you read
Chloe story was so powerful and very gripping it a very modern twist on frankenstein you got to read it a wonderful story it was hooked
Chloe and her father have a very troubled relationship i did feel it hard to read at times but she loved him so much i did find it a bit slow in places but as the plot revealed so slowly and cleverly you will see why i found it a gripping read it very well written A very gripping read please read for your self you will love it
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Zoë’s website: http://www.zoemarkhamwrites.com

Zoë’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZoeMarkham
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The other side of town BY ELEANOR SMYTHE

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THE OTHER SIDE OF TOWN BY ELEANOR SMYTHE

Maureen and Karina had been friends since childhood. However, due to betrayal and grief their lives have taken on very different paths. The Other Side of Town tells the story of the two families, brought together by tragedy.
Maureen marries John Evans and they soon have their fair share of misfortune. An accident at work impacts on their lives, forcing them to sell their home and move into social housing and a completely different lifestyle. Maureen soon has to find work with a multinational IT company called Millbrooks. Tragedy soon finds them again and their life is consumed with grief while trying to find justice. Amidst all this, Maureen befriends a woman called Judith and although she has a chequered past, Judith brings a sense of humour and friendship into their lives.
Karina marries Rupert Millbrook, whose family span generations and are so influential that the town is named after them. Karina soon discovers that once you marry a Millbrook, you marry the family and its history. Karina soon becomes Managing Director of Millbrook’s IT and Maureen’s boss. However, Karina’s life is not without its own difficulties and she soon finds herself struggling with her teenage children and the issues they bring. Rupert has his own problems. A criminal investigation, lead by Inspector Hennessy who is on a special assignment from London, reveals links between Rupert’s business deals and a known international criminal, Yakov Volkov.
WHAT I SAY
I got to say never judge a book by it cover I sorry to say I hated this cover for some reason I did catch my attention and make me want to read but I did enjoy the story I did find it gripping I bet you do too ?
All the characters seem so real and you will get right inside there minds some of the characters are very deep I enjoy all the background to the characters Eleanor got a great way of writing you will be pulled into there life’s I did think the link was very clever I enjoyed the way the story unfolds very slowly and in depth bit by bit it will hook you
The story told by all the characters points of view which I found it very interesting you will want to know more it packed with lots of twists and turns i found some parts very emotional it will pull on your hearts string you may need a tissue
Eleanor got a very unique writing style you will feel and what the characters feel you right there with them
I very good read
Please read for you self I like to thank brooks cottage book tours for letting me read and review as part of Roise amber book review team

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Eleanor Smythe was born in the east end of London. Raised a family to secondary school level and then went on to obtain a degree in Occupational Therapy. Although she worked in various medical settings her greatest passion in her career was working with clients in the community, where she claims real life takes place.
Recently retired and now living in Portugal Eleanor has more time to pursue her love of writing. She has always been intrigued by the way in which people’s lives have twists and turns and how individuals cope with life’s challenges. Her stories attempt to embrace the emotional turmoils of life, bringing her characters to life by showing humour, tragedy, conflict and betrayal; emotions that many of us face daily.

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Only the brave by Mel Sherratt

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Only the brave by Mel Sherratt
THE BLURB

When one of the notorious Johnson brothers is murdered and a bag of money goes missing, a deadly game of cat and mouse is set in motion.

DS Allie Shenton and her team are called in to catch the killer, but the suspects are double-crossing each other and Allie has little time to untangle the web of lies.

As she delves deeper into the case, things take a personal turn when Allie realises she is being stalked by the very same person who attacked her sister seventeen years ago and left her for dead.

Set over forty-eight tension-filled hours, Only the Brave is the latest gut-churning book from acclaimed author Mel Sherratt.

WHAT I SAY
You could read this as a standalone read this is Mel third book and this one just as gripping as the other two

It very well written packed with lots of action this story told over 48 hour it will keep you guessing it has lots of clues and a few red herrings
I found the story very interesting to read .I like Mel writing style her characters are so believe able I liked most of them did you ?

Allie a fabulous character she was so likeable I did feel she was a bit vulnerable at times did you? She still being stalked by the man that attacked her sister years ago
I did find the stalker point of view very eerily and creepy to read

The characters from the flats we’re brilliant I loved them
The murder of Jordan Johnson was the next case and what a case it was he was the boyfriend of kirstie Ryde as you know from The taunting the dead Allie and the Ryde have history will Allie find the killer ?

I like that we get to hear about Allie personal life it makes her more real I found this book very powerful and the end was so good
Do you think Allie could move on now this book so good you have to keep reading to see what going to happens next is so gripping you can not put it down
It so fast packed and so gritty It will pull you into the plot
Another brilliant book by Mel she a very talented author she get better and better
Please read for you self
Thank to netgalley for letting me read and review

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Liberty Silk by Kate Beaufoy

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Liberty Silk by Kate Beaufoy

TANYA REVIEW I LOVED THIS BOOK TOO ANOTHER GREAT REVIEW BY TANYA THANK YOU FOR DOING THIS FAB POST

This is one of those books that will stick with you for a long time as the language and the story are so descriptive. It certainly makes you appreciate what women had to endure when they are classed as the lower sex from the First World War onwards. The book tells the story of Jessie, a young lady from an affluent London family that finds herself in a difficult situation in France from 1919 onwards. It also tells us about events that happen to her daughter Lisa from 1939 onwards in Hollywood. Later Lisa’s daughter Cat comes into the story. The story alternates between events in Jessie’s and Lisa’s lives and then between Lisa and Cats lives.

The change in the chapters keeps you gripped and although you want to know what happened in that particular era you are also desperate to continue with the story of the other era. I loved how the story went the full circle and led you to understand the characters more. I liked how men played a part in the books and you could see that although part of you wanted to dislike the men Jessie’s life I found myself liking them. I was so glad that they were redeemed in the end and that Gervaise, the artist became such an important person in both Lisa’s and Cat’s life.

I really do not want to go into any detail about the story in the book as it will give too much away. I have had this book sat on my shelf for quite a few months and I am glad that I finally got around to reading it. I recommend that you do too.

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Prodigal Son by Danielle steel

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Prodigal Son by Danielle steel

In a matter of days, Peter McDowell loses everything he has worked so hard for – his wealth, his property, his livelihood as an investment banker. As the stress takes its toll, it causes a rift in his marriage that he cannot repair. Stripped of everything, he has only one place he can retreat: a lakeside cottage he inherited from his parents twenty years ago.

A beloved small-town doctor, a devoted family man and a pillar of his community, Michael McDowell serves others selflessly. Only Peter knows how he manipulated their parents when the boys were young, driving Peter away. At first, Peter dreads seeing Michael again. But to his surpise their reunion is tender and real. Only later, as Peter mulls over his late mother’s journals, does he begin to question what lies beneath Michael’s perfect surface.

In a race for time, Peter throws caution to the wind to find the truth. What he discovers will change their lives, the lives of their children and an entire town for ever.

WHAT I SAY

I got to say i only read about two of Danielle Steel book before and i not sure why this one was just like all her other books that I’ve read, great.

I really enjoy it so much i read in a night i could not put it down i want to see what was going to happen next it just totally captivated me

it is an unusual story about a family it hooked me from the first page to the last one it a great story with a few great twists it all about family,sadness,rejections, danger and love it so well written you just get pull into this wonderful storyline

I enjoyed getting to know the characters they all were very believable i felt for them and the story was so addictive i got to finish before i when to bed I didn’t want it to end I realised who the “villain” was about half way did you guess?

But it did not put me of the story line was just so gripping to read

Peter and Michael were so dramatically different they become bitter enemies they were twins they should have loved and support each other but they did not it seem to as kids one was good and one was bad but which one ?

It a page turner so easy to read I like Danielle writing style it just flows and all the characters come to life as you read i want you all to read it just such a wonderful story of

‘Twin brothers that grow up in the same family, same town that hated each other that are now are reunited after twenty years of silence and blame when the prodigal son returns home .what will happen?

The brothers are reunion but with such shocking revelations ‘ your be hooked just amazing read

A must read book i would recommend you all read

I like to thank Sarah at Transworld-publishers for sending me this wonderful gripping book to read and review

5 dolls ( 5 stars)

About the Author
Danielle Steel is one of the world’s most popular and highly acclaimed authors, with over ninety international bestselling novels in print and more than 600 million copies of her novels sold. She is also the author of His Bright Light, the story of her son Nick Traina’s life and death; A Gift of Hope, a memoir of her work with the homeless; and Pure Joy, about the dogs she and her family have loved.

To discover more about Danielle Steel and her books visit her website at www.daniellesteel.com

You can also connect with Danielle on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DanielleSteelOfficialor on Twitter: @daniellesteel

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