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A PART OF ME AND YOU by Emma Heatherington, cover reveal
This sounds a great read
Publisher: HarperImpulse out 9th Feb
On my list to read

always think you have more time…

Juliette always thought she’d have more time. But as her fortieth birthday approaches she is dealt the deadliest of blows – she has just weeks to live. As the terrible news sinks in, Juliette’s only concern is for her fifteen-year-old daughter, Rosie. Who will take care of her precious child? Who will love her daughter with the same fierce love? The answer lies in a secret Juliette hoped never to reveal…

Devastated at the loss of her own baby daughter, Shelley is barely managing to survive. Consumed by her grief, she has pushed everyone away – including the man who loves her the most. With her once happy marriage now in tatters, Shelley has nothing left to live for.

But as the lives of these two women collide, could Juliette’s secret be the key to solving Shelley’s heartache? And could Juliette’s death give Shelley one final chance to live again…


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THIS WEEK #Ajscoolcoverchallenge who going to join me?

THIS WEEK #Ajscoolcoverchallenge
who going to join me ?

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#‎Ajscoolcoverchallenge‬ Join me and read books that are A SUMMER THEME

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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Hi all I took a bit of time off but I back now I be doing my reviews again next week



Merry Christmas 

What a year sorry I not been around much this year i will be back in new year both my opp when ok I can not get back to doing my blog I missed you all 

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**Take a trip to the Yorkshire village of Burley Bridge, where a very special little cookbook shop is about to open its doors…**

In the beginning…

Kitty Cartwright has always solved her problems in the kitchen. Her cookbooks are her life, and there isn’t an issue that ‘Cooking with Aspic’ can’t fix. Her only wish is that she had a book entitled ‘Rustling Up Dinner When Your Husband Has Left You’.

Forty years later…

On Rosemary Lane, Della Cartwright plans to open a very special little bookshop. Not knowing what to do with the hundreds of cookbooks her mother left her, she now wants to share their recipes with the world – and no amount of aspic will stand in her way.

But with her family convinced it’s a hare-brained scheme, Della starts to wonder if she’s made a terrible decision. One thing’s for sure: she’s about to find out…

Lose yourself in Della’s world of food, family and friends. The perfect read for fans of Trisha Ashley and Carole Matthews.

This is the first book by Ellen I have read I will now look out for more of her books. You will be pulled into the story from the first few pages to the last one you will want the story to carry one I did I can not wait for the next two book later this year.
I found this more about the characters than the bookshop that more the backdrop I say a great introduction to it .
Kitty love her cookbooks when she died her daughter Della wanted the books they were very special to her but her family think she mad for wanted them .
Della character was lovely very warm kind and caring lady as the story moves on she seem to grown into a very strong lady that knows to follow her mind and dream but a what cost ?
My heart when out to her at so many times I really felt for her I think you will too.
I know I did not like Mike from the start did you?
I found I was hooked on the story very easy to read it flows so effortlessly I like Ellen writing style it just hooks you
It a lovely warm book a great introduction to the other books to follow
I like to thank Avon for sending me this fabulous book to read I recommend you all take a look at it


Ellen Berry is an author and magazine journalist. Originally from rural West Yorkshire, she has three teenage children and lives with her husband and their daughter in Glasgow. When she’s not writing, she loves to cook and browse her vast collection of cookbooks, which is how the idea for this story came about. However, she remains the world’s worst baker but tends to blame her failures on ‘the oven’.

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Sorry not been around much

Hi all sorry I not been around much I had a few problems with my hands I could not hold my books , write ect had three opp now but still not 100./. But I can hold my books I going start my blog again later as I miss you all would you like a #Ajscoolcoverchallenge  this week ?

Ok let pick any book for this week who  in ?


B side by Elle Field

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B side by Elle Field

“What do I honestly know about the music industry? I’m just another idiot with a dream who is naive enough to hope that I might be the next big star.”

Etta Millhouse has always had big musical ambitions to match her big voice, but she’s also got three very big problems – the addiction she won’t admit to, her godmother’s illness that she can no longer ignore, and her godmother’s useless business partner (who she wishes she could ignore).

Keeping an eye on Arielle’s poor business decisions is the last thing Etta wants to do when she’s offered the chance to record a demo with a top producer. But, a promise is a promise, even if it has her reaching for another pick-me-up… And then another. And then one more.

When the secret she must keep for her godmother, Felicity, sends her drug habit spiralling out of control, can Etta battle her demons in time and make her dream happen? Or, will her music career be over before it’s even begun?

B-Side sits between Lost (out now) and Found (out August 2016) in the Arielle Lockley series – read Etta’s version of events in this gritty spin-off.

What I say
What can I say I loved this book but I will say your best to read the other two books first as I feel you will know the backgrounds and characters more and how they relationship seem to work you feel more a eases with the characters that way. It could be read as a standalone read but ì feel it make more sense to read other first
I was so caught with the story from just the first few pages to the last one
Elle writing style just pull you into her story so effortlessly I felt this book was a bit deeper than her other books but it still a very well written book this story more about Etta she want to be a singer and now has the chance to do that . I was so pulled into her character but I feel she a character your love or hate or both sometimes which show you just good Elle writing is
She did have a addiction could she stop it did she want to she seem to be living her dream to be a  pop star with that  life style or was she ?
Felicity is ill she was Arielle business partner but Etta hates her so much you just know that going to be fun to read .Felicity is Etta grandmother that is how her  character is brought into the story
As I said this story a bit deeper than the others but I still enjoying reading it you get to know the characters you can not wait for the next part it a wonderful series you left wanting more

Thank to Elle for letting me be part of this tour



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.


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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

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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…