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Tanya favourite books of 2015

Tanya favourite books of 2015

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Tanya favourite books of 2015

Sworn secret by Amanda Jennings

What have I done by Amanda prowse

Ivy lane by Cathy Bramley

Four sides to every story by Valerie-Anne baglitto

The little bookshop on the Seine

Doesn’t everyone have a secret by Sue shepherd

Cherry tree cafe by Heidi Swain

Beyond Grace’s rainbow by Carmel Harrington

The memory book by rowan Coleman

Pieces of you by Ella Harper.
Some fabulous books thank you for doing this post for me

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A LITTLE BIT OF SUGAR,A LOT OF LOVE LINN B HALTON


A LITTLE BIT OF SUGAR,A LOT OF LOVE LINN B HALTON

Genre: Chick Lit

Release Date: 15 January 2016

Publisher: Choc Lit

A Little Sugar, A Lot of Love

Life isn’t all love and cupcakes …

Katie has had her fair share of bad luck, but when she finally realises her dream of opening a bakery it seems things can only get better.

But the reality of running a business hits Katie hard and whilst her partner, Steve, tries to help she begins to sense that the situation is driving them further apart. Could Katie be set to lose her relationship and her dream job?

Then, one winter’s day, a man walks into her shop – and, in the space of that moment, the course of Katie’s life is changed.

But nobody finds happiness in the blink of an eye. Sometimes it takes two Christmases, three birthdays and a whole lot of cake to get there …

Previously released as Sweet Occasions by the author. Revised and edited by Choc Lit December 2015.

WHAT I SAY
WOW A MUST READ BOOK YOU WILL LOVE IT

I love this book so much and what a lovely warm cover it makes you want to read straight away and you will not be disappointed this is a wonderful book

The story deals with life issues so well what effect illness can have on a relationship and a lot more issues that we all have to face in are Iife it very true to life now days love ,family ,business, kids and ex’s every day issues most of us deal with

Katie is a lovely character she’s so warm she makes the most wonderful cakes they look amazing they sound amazing i could picture them in my head as i was reading

At the moment in time her business is struggling can she pull it around i hope so but she cannot seem to see where her life is going or what she wants in her life her life is tough right now
Should she be with Steve?
What should she do with her life?
Can Adam be part of it ?
Can she pull the business round ?

The romantic tension builds up very slowly in the story you need to read to see what I going on about
I did not like Steve much did you ? He seem to want to control Katie
what did you think of him?

Adam was a brilliant character he seems to pop into the shop quite a bit one day he came in for his first cake they just seem to click I enjoy reading about their friendship did they fall in love ?
He is divorced with a lovely daughter how many times can a guy buy a cake in a year it makes a lovely story that makes you want to smile and cry you’ll be pulled into the story it will make you smile so much

I felt for both of them you will just want them both to be happy i was so pulled into their story It makes it a most read books

Each chapter is each character take on things so you get right inside they heads you feel you know them so well by the end they will be like family it very easy to read Linn writes with a lot of love for her characters they shine
It a lovely warm winter tale nice to read at night with your hot chocolate
I read as part of Roise Book Review Team member for Brooks cottage tours Thank you letting me part of this tour

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ABOUT LINN B HALTON

“I’m a hopeless romantic, self-confessed chocaholic, and lover of coffee. For me, life is about family, friends, and writing. Oh, and the occasional glass of White Grenache…”

An Amazon UK Top 100 best-selling author with A Cottage in the Country in November 2015, Linn’s novels have been short-listed in the UK’s Festival of Romance and the eFestival of Words Book Awards. Linn won the 2013 UK Festival of Romance: Innovation in Romantic Fiction award. Linn writes chick lit, women’s contemporary fiction and psychic romance for Choc Lit, Harper Impulse and Endeavour Press.

Website/blog: http://linnbhalton.co.uk/


Twitter: @LinnBHalton FB: Linn B Halton Author
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/LittleSugarLotOfLove

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1st Prize – £25 Amazon Voucher

2nd Prize – Cupcake themed Swag Bag

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Firsts by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

Suzanne review of this book

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Firsts by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn
Mercedes doesn’t live in a happy home. The relationship with her mother isn’t what she wants it to be in any way. Mercedes is intelligent and wants to go to MIT. She’s good at more than science, she’s also good at sex. She tutors guys so they can make the first time memorable for their girlfriends.

Meanwhile she’s also meeting someone she actually likes, but she doesn’t want him to get too close. She’s keeping too many secrets and they might come out… Firsts has an original topic, which is something I liked.

I also liked that the main character has various layers. She’s really smart and gets good grades, but emotionally things aren’t so great for her. She started tutoring the guys because she wanted to do something good. I think it’s an interesting topic for a book.

It’s something I definitely liked about this story.

There’s a lot Mercedes still has to learn and I felt bad for her because of the lack of emotion at home. She’s craving something she doesn’t get and when someone shows it to her she doesn’t know what to do with it. I think that’s a good subject for a book. The only thing that didn’t really work for me was that the story didn’t come to life for me so well. I missed a certain spark.

There’s a lot of drama, but some things could have been a bit less cliche. The writing is good though and I think a lot of people will love this book.

THANK YOU TO SUZANNE FOR DOING THIS REVIEW FOR ME

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The little kiosk by the Sea by Jennifer Bohnet

 

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The little kiosk by the Sea by Jennifer Bohnet
One summer they’ll never forget…

Meet Sabine, desperately fighting to save her little kiosk from closure whilst turning down her friend Owen’s proposals, time and time again.

Cue Harriet, returning to Dartmouth after thirty years, haunted by the scandal that drove her away and shocked by a legacy that threatens her relationship with her journalist daughter.

Enter Rachel, the mysterious newcomer who has an unexpected chemistry with a local widower, and who sets in motion a chain of events she could never have predicted…

One thing’s for sure, as the autumn tide turns, there’ll be more than one secret laid bare!
WHAT I SAY
This book it’s a real nice read any time of the year but I say it would be special good for the summer by the pool
It is that set in Dartmouth my aunt lived there so I love to hear about the places I knew I remember a few of them
All the characters seem very real down-to-earth people I could relate to them so easily the stories full of secrets and lies it has lots of twists and turns which will keep you glued I enjoyed how each character has their own story to tell it seem to work so well together
They all seem so strong I liked them all each character plays a very interesting part in the plot
It got a bit of mystery too all the family secrets where told little by little your be pulled into their life’s to the characters seem to connect in different ways
Sabine was my favourite character she was very warm and a lovely lady
All the characters came to life as you read the problems from the past and present could they all be sorted out your have to read to see all the stories woven in so well it was a great introduction to all the characters I think they will be more books to follow on I hope it very well written the writing style is very easy to read your be pull into this wonderful plot
Another great book
Thank you netgalley for letting me read and review
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The Bones of You by Debbie Howells

 

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The Bones of You by Debbie Howells

The Bones of You is a gripping psychological thriller from author Debbie Howells; a story of full of dark secrets, obsession and suspense.

I have a gardener’s inherent belief in the natural order of things. Soft-petalled flowers that go to seed. The resolute passage of the seasons. Swallows that fly thousands of miles to follow the eternal summer.

Children who don’t die before their parents.

A community in shock

When eighteen-year-old Rosie Anderson disappears, the idyllic village where she lived will never be the same again. Local gardener Kate is struck with guilt. She’d come to know Rosie well, and thought she understood her – perhaps better even than Rosie’s own mother.

A family torn apart

Rosie was beautiful, kind and gentle. She came from a loving family and she had her whole life ahead of her. Who could possibly want to harm her? And why?

A keeper of secrets

Kate is convinced the police are missing something. She’s certain that someone in the village knows more than they’re letting on. As the investigation deepens, so does Kate’s obsession with solving the mystery of what happened to Rosie.

WHAT I SAY
WOW what a fabulous book
I really enjoyed this book
I was hooked from the very first few words to the last page is a real page turner a great phychological thriller it was just so gripping to read your so pulled into the plot

it is told in a very clever way Roise the murdered young girl it her point of view and her family and friends It told in different time frame the story packed with twist and turns its just a brilliant told tale I was so shocked by the end
it was packed with action twist and turns
and you get a few clue the family life I liked how Debbie tell you the truth it was so gripping
You get to hear all the secret they kept coming to life they were so good the tension builds up so slowly you feel for all the families and friends emotions confusion and losses my heart when out to them
I love Rosie flash back her life was not so good it makes you think what goes on behind closed doors it a very thought provoking read
it will make you think I was on the edge of my seat as I was reading this book it is just a brilliant book by a very talented author

I like to thank you net gallery for letting me read and review
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THIS WEEK ‪#‎Ajscoolcoverchallenge who going to join me ?

 

THIS WEEK ‪#‎Ajscoolcoverchallenge‬
who going to join me ?

BOOKS WITH BLUE OR WHITE
ON COVER

#Ajscoolcoverchallenge Join me and read books that are Christmas books from 10th of JANUARY till 16th JANUARY

If tweeting, please use the hashtag and on any post we do #Ajscoolcoverchallenge so we can keep track and we all can see what we are reading
Enjoy reading this week Aj’s cool cover challenge thanks for taking part .
THIS WEEK WE ARE READING ANY BOOKS WITH WHITE OR BLUE ON COVER

Who would like to join just a bit of fun you can read just one book or read all week
THANKS FOR TAKING PART
Hope you all have a good week x

BOOK QUOTE OF WEEK

 

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JANUARY BOOK CLUB BOOK WHO IN ?

 

JANUARY BOOK CLUB BOOK WHO IN ?

DON’T BE AFRAID BY DANIELA SACERDOTI

Now on amazon INTRODUCTORY OFFER PRICE 50p

From the No. 1 bestselling author of Watch Over Me, Take Me Home and Set Me Free, Daniela Sacerdoti returns to Glen Avich for her fourth book set in the magical and atmospheric Scottish Highlands.

When you’ve forgotten how to live, help can arrive in mysterious ways…

Successful artist Isabel Ramsay has never come to terms with the tragic death of her mother. Haunted by what happened, Isabel finds her own life spiralling out of control until, one winter’s day, she gives up, unable to bear the pain of living any longer. Yet somehow she wakes up, remembering a vision of a mysterious woman who has saved her. But alone in a locked house, surely that’s impossible?

With her family and friends worried out of their minds, her husband Angus finds a companion to watch over Isabel while he’s away from home. Warm, wise Clara can connect with Isabel in a way no one else can, helping her face up to her painful past, rediscover her passion for art and become brave enough to live her life again. But there’s a mystery surrounding Clara: who is she, and why does Isabel feel she’s known her all her life?

Don’t Be Afraid is a beautiful, life-affirming story of how even the most difficult struggles can be overcome and how help can arrive in mysterious ways.

PRAISE FOR DANIELA SACERDOTI’S GLEN AVICH SERIES

‘The author, in her first novel, Watch Over Me, achieves what more experienced novelists always hope to. In Glen Avich she creates a world you wish you didn’t have to leave.’
THE SCOTS MAGAZINE on Watch Over Me

‘The contemporary romance is beautifully balanced with elements of mystery and endearing characters that both break and capture the heart. A stunning talent, Sacerdoti writes beautiful fiction that feeds the soul.’
SHARI LOW, DAILY RECORD on Take Me Home

‘An absolute joy to read, the story is engaging, the characters are believable and the writing is lovely… is definitely a book to add to the summer reading list, and one that you won’t be able to put down.’
THE PRESS AND JOURNAL on Set Me Free

About the Author

Daniela Sacerdoti is the bestselling author of the Glen Avich series of novels (Watch Over Me, Take Me Home and Set Me Free) and the Young Adult Sarah Midnight Trilogy. She was born and raised in Italy, before moving to Scotland for more than ten years. Daniela holds a degree in Classics from the University of Turin and has taught Italian, Latin and Greek. Her great uncle was the renowned Italian writer Carlo Levi. She has recently moved to Northern Italy with her family.
Amazon link

https://www.amazon.co.uk/…/ref=cm_sw_r_other_awd_uj7JwbY56S…

I post my review in first two weeks of Feb
Anyone can join me a read this book it sounds fab
Who in ?

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