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The chic boutique on Barker Street by Rachel Dove


The chic boutique on Barker Street by Rachel Dove

Genre: romantic fiction

Release Date: 21st April 2016

Publisher: Mills & Boon

The perfect escape to the country…
Recently single and tired of the London rat race Amanda is determined to make her dreams of setting up an idyllic countryside boutique come true, and the picturesque village of Westfield is the perfect place to
make a fresh start.
Local vet Ben is the golden boy of Westfield, especially to resident gossip Agatha Mayweather, who is determined to help Ben get his life back together after his wife left.
When a chance encounter outside the ‘chic boutique’ sets sparks flying between Amanda and Ben, Agatha is itching to set them up. But are Amanda and Ben really ready for romance?
The Chic Boutique on Baker Street is the debut novel from Rachel Dove, winner of The Prima Flirty Fiction Competition. You won’t be able to resist this heart-warming romantic story set in an idyllic Yorkshire village, full of lovable characters and laugh-out-loud moments…as Amanda finds her way to a second chance at life and love. This is the reading escape you’ve been looking for!
Wow what a lovely warm book I really liked this book a brilliant debut
I loved the sound of the village and the friendly warm community . I wanted to live there the description were so clear I could picture it in my mind . The characters were brilliant you could relate to them all very warm and friendly I like them all some make me laugh so much .A wonderful warm community spirt .

Amanda move to this quiet village for a new life why ? You will have to read to see why?
I like the way you are dip fed her past by bringing in characters from it a very nice way to do it .
Ben was the local vet I love his character he was just a lovely gentle guy I like how he and Amanda met it was not the best way to met but you could feel the chemistry between them .you get to know more about there past as the story moves along
I enjoyed the community all helping them out pointing them in the to right direction trying to help with a bit of match making it will make you smile and laugh .
This story packed with love ,fun,pets,romance,humour and lovely warm characters it a boy mets girl book .
what more could you want it a wonderful story I hope there will be more to follow on as it a lovely warm village full of great places and characters you will be glue to the plot
It very easy to read your pulled into the plot straight away you will be rooting for Amanda and Ben
A lovely book
Thank you netgalley for letting me read and review and brooks tours for letting me be in the book tour





Rachel Louise Dove is a mum of two from Yorkshire. She has always loved writing and has a had previous success as a self-published author. Rachel is the winner of the Mills & Boon Flirty Fiction competition.

Her first novel, Crossing Life Lines is out now in Kindle and paperback format.


Twitter – @WriterDove









My grandmother sends her regards & apologise by Fredrik Backman


My grandmother sends her regards
&apologise by Fredrik Backman

What people are saying
There are clear themes here, nominally: the importance of stories; the honesty of children; and the obtuseness of most adults, putting him firmly in league with the likes of Roald Dahl and Neil Gaiman. A touching, sometimes funny, often wise portrait of grief. ( Kirkus)

The author’s lightness of touch is definitely a contributor towards the novel’s success. (It’s already a best seller in his native country.) Fredrik conveys much in a few words . . . However a special warning to the ladies summed up in three words: wear waterproof mascara! I read the last few chapters verging between heart-glowing smiles and heart-wrenching sobs. I’ll be ready for it the next few times I read it though and, indeed, the times after that. ( The Bookbag)

Told with the same comic accuracy and beating heart as [OVE] . . . It is a story about life and death and one of the most important human rights: the right to be different. ( Laura’s Little Book Blog)

A highly compelling read and it was easy to lose myself in the story ( Off the Shelf blog)

A highly compelling read and it was easy to lose myself in the story ( Off the Shelf Blog)

What I say

The hilarious, heart-breaking novel by the author of the international bestseller A MAN CALLED OVE.
What a lovely heartfelt book I was laughing as I was reading it .
Elsa and her grandmother were brilliant characters i love all there antics they will have you smiling and laughing out loud the humour very good .
The grandmother tells Elsa story but I got to say I did think grandmother was a bit batty what did you think?
I was not to keen on the fantasy world or I should say Kingdoms she made up but it was nice to read about.
I was sad when grandmother die but I enjoyed her letter to everyone it a very interesting read
Elisa was a bit different but she was a lovely girl I did like her I found her very sweet .
I like her part in delivering her grandmother letters did she have fun doing it ?
I felt it help her to blond with her neighbours and become part of the community in also gave you a great insight to her grandmothers life how she lived it and why as you read your pulled into her fantasy world
I like the mix of characters they bring lot to the story.
I felt this was very different to other books I read but I did like it
The writting style is very different and unique it a lovely warm book to read I did take me a few chapters to get into the story but I did enjoy it so much

About the Author

Fredrik Backman is a Swedish blogger, columnist and author. His debut novel A MAN CALLED OVE was a number 1 bestseller across Scandinavia, has sold over one million copies worldwide, was a Richard & Judy summer read in the UK and an instant New York Times paperback bestseller, and has been made into an acclaimed film. Fredrik’s subsequent novels, MY GRANDMOTHER SENDS HER REGARDS AND APOLOGISES and BRITT-MARIE WAS HERE, also went straight to number 1 in Sweden on publication .

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Welcome Tamara Kotton to my blog & how to use white pencils

Welcome Tamara Kotton to my blog here a bit about herself and how to use your white pencils



Tamara is going to be a guess reviewer doing review for us
This post is about why Tamara loves to colour and her you tube video about how to use your white pencils
Coloring to me is an emotional therapy to me, why??? Well, see I have suffered for years with bipolar, SEVER PTSD, & chronic migraines on a daily basis, but as they say, you still have to live another day & make the day the best of it.
I have a lot of hobbies to keep busy, but the ones I adore the most is coloring. I have yet to find a book, I don’t love. I have close to 50 new adult coloring books, the Prisma colored pencils, Prisma art markers, a few Copics, most pf the Spectrum Noir art markers, Sharpies, Bic, Permante markers, Tombrows, Derwent colored pencils, crayola colored pencils, Araina’s vivid art colored pencils, Crazy Art colored pencils, Crayola markers, some gel pens, Just the fine tip metallic colored pencils, Stedlars colored fine tip markers, the cheap colored pencils from Dollar Tree, Big Lots, Target, I try them all, as I adore all mediums.
I want to try Faber Castells, & Lyrica’s too, & watercolors too. I see so much better colorings all over fb, pintrest, google, yahoo. And since I started coloring, I have noticed a lot of things in the shading of things, the layers, how colors are blending, its just getting it on paper I’m still learning.
Since I started coloring last summer, I have noticed a huge change in myself for the better, even my husband & therapist said I’m a lot happier & has seen a better me. I even started coloring before my therapist suggest it for me.
My sister&law & I are trying to get a local group on fb together for those t hat live in Kansas & Missouri, & for a local meet & greet too.
I have seen coloring help so many people. Its calming, soothing, de stressing, & its helping people focus on something they love, instead of whats all going on around you at once.
When, I’m out shopping or looking at coloring supplies, I always strike up a conversation with them, invite them to my fb group for those that are local, & even help find a good book for them, I have been told at a lot of the local crafts stores, they need to hire me as a guide to all the coloring books. LOL (Id do that for if I got paid in new coloring books or art supplies).
Coloring has taking me away from my problems with PTSD, & brought me more happiness then I thought I can feel again
There’s a lot of people who will tell you suffering from mental health issues isn’t easy, even with meds, until coloring came for us adults, in a HUGE way, now we have something to look forwards to other then, sadness, or mixed emotions of how you feel.
I’m by no means saying I’m a great colorist but I’m learning as I go, & I have the most fun at it too.
Thanks for giving me the wonderful opportunity to talk on your bog about coloring, & why I color, & the peace it brings me, & I hope others too as well.
~ Always~

Tamara Kotton

What a lovely heartfelt post thank you so much. Tamara going to doing review for us .


How to use your white pencils I found this on you tube as myself and many other do not use they white pencils is very good to see how to make the most of them

Do you use your white pencil much ?


I cover some of the many ways to make use of the white colored pencil! My favorite is the white luminance colored pencil. Adult coloring book…



Aj book review club's photo.


The stunning YA debut from internationally bestselling author Cecelia Ahern.

Celestine North lives a perfect life. She’s a model daughter and sister, she’s well-liked by her classmates and teachers, and she’s dating the impossibly charming Art Crevan.

But then Celestine encounters a situation in which she makes an instinctive decision. She breaks a rule and now faces life-changing repercussions. She could be imprisoned. She could be branded. She could be found FLAWED.

In this stunning novel, bestselling author Cecelia Ahern depicts a society in which perfection is paramount and mistakes are punished. And where one young woman decides to take a stand that could cost her everything.

The book is a YA novel
I was so happy when I saw on netgalley to review as I like Cecelia other books so much .
I found this one a bit slow at the start I was struggling with it but then I was hooked I did find it a very thought-provoking book I hope this is the first in a series as I want it to follow on as the story was left very open but what a very clever end it left you wanting to read then next book .
One mistake and your marked for life .
I found it very hard to read the prison scene are very hard hitting the marking was told so well you felt for them all .The banding was so wrong I felt it very horrific to read about but so gripping to .
I felt for Celestine what a brave girl she was she had to stand up to what she believe in she was so strong her characters was very good I did like her .Did being a flawed make her a out cast ?
I felt the plot was very well written the descriptions were very good you could relate to them and feel for them all .I felt this book was the ground work
for the next book I did like this book in the end I was pulled into the plot I got to carry on reading to see what was going to happen next I did not get the rules did you ?
The family were very believable I wanted to shout at them many times as I was reading I got to say it a book you got to read for yourself as I was not sure about it but it did make me think a very good read just not one I tell you all to rush out of get but I know other loved it
Thank you netgalley for letting me read and review
3 dolls (3 stars )


Diabetes Coloring Journal – Manage Your Blood Sugar While You Color


Diabetes Coloring Journal – Manage Your Blood Sugar While You Color (Volume 1)

About the Author

Anne Manera is an illustrator, designer and author of coloring books and children’s books.Her coloring books are inspired by her paintings. Anne also runs a facebook coloring group Just Color! with Anne Manera. When she is not illustrating coloring books or hanging out with her dogs, Manera is available for painting commissions. Visit her website – www.annemanera.com

Facebook Page – www.facebook.com/artbyannemaneracoloringbooks/ Join her Facebook Coloring Group – www.facebook.com/groups/juscolorgroup

SPECIAL LOW INTRODUCTORY PRICE ! Every diabetic has the dreaded tracking journal they must maintain. Why make it a drab experience when it can actually be fun ! This one of a kind Diabetes Coloring Journal will help you track your blood sugar levels, keep a daily food diary and record daily medications all while enjoying a most loved hobby – COLORING ! Illustrated by coloring book artist Anne Manera, this journal will encourage young and old to pay closer attention to their diabetes. It is filled with everything you will possibly need for 90 days of journaling, with the added joy of coloring . Filled with the tools you need to : – Start your journal at your own date! – Track medications – Record blood glucose levels – Track blood pressure – Track your meals with the easy to use Daily Food Journal – Convenient & handy 6″ x 9″ size, small enough to carry with you, yet provides ample amount of space to track your needs – Cover art by artist Anne Manera – bright & cheery not like other drab tracking journals -PLUS the added bonus of having 16 coloring pages by Anne at your fingertips to encourage you to keep vital records For you or a loved one of any age, you will never want to use another journal again.

I met Anne on my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/1587335384923397 please join if you like to craft or colour
Anne has done this wonderful book it just what all diabetic need .
Type 1 and Type 2 could use this book
I love the idea of colouring a picture on some of the pages they are at the bottom of the page and a nice size I use my pencil and gel pens to colour I would say you could any form of crayons or pens to colour it .I will say it would be fab for young adult or children because as a kid I hated to do my bloods this may have made me want to do I could sit and colour in
I been diabetic 42 years so it part of my life and I like this book as I love to draw and colour so I think any age would like it .
It a great book to track your bloods it has very good space to do this you got breakfast, lunch; dinner, bed and other so 5 spaces each day. On the next page you can add your medication to track I used for my insulin dose great to use with calories counting too I do feel this is a really useful book
You get 90 days from each book then you can get the other books as Anna done to follow on with different images to colour .
I like this book it be fab as you could tell children that they colouring to saw the doctors who check how they are doing a the clinics
I think this book brilliant I recommend to you all
Thank you Anna for letting me review
What do you think?
Do you like the idea?




Here are the amazon link UK and amazon .com

Amazon uk link


Amazon USA link


Anne Manera coloring books for adults & kids

who going to join me ? THIS WEEK ‪#‎Ajscoolcoverchallenge

THIS WEEK ‪#‎Ajscoolcoverchallenge‬
who going to join me ?

#Ajscoolcoverchallenge Join me and read books that are Christmas books from 3
of APRIL till 10TH APRIL
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 .

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


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Art of Coloring Disney villains out August

Art of Coloring Disney villains out August

I pre order this I can not wait It out it out August 16
Book length is 128
publisher Disney Editions


Art of Coloring: Disney Villains: 100 Images to Inspire Creativity and Relaxation (Art Therapy) https://www.amazon.co.uk/…/ref=cm_sw_r_other_awd_o-T.wbC6HN…

Also out on amazon .com .

Do you have any disney colouring books?
I got a Princess one if your in UK check out THE WORKS I got both of these yesterday for £7Art of Coloring Disney villains out August.50 the princess one was £10.00 in other shows

What your favourite book ?

check out free images too I got this one to colour

I like to invite you to my Facebook group please have a look do you enjoy crafts or colouring

thank you for reading AJ