Love Heart Lane by Christie Barlow @ChristieJBarlow @HarperImpulse #LoveHeartLane #review

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Welcome to Love Heart Lane…

When Flick Simons returns to the small village of Heartcross she only expected to stay for a few days. The white-washed cottages of Love Heart Lane might be her home, but the place holds too many painful memories, and of one man in particular – Fergus Campbell.

When a winter storm sweeps in, the only bridge connecting the village to the main land is swept away! As the villagers pull together, Flick finds herself welcomed back by the friends she once left behind. And as the snow begins to melt, maybe there is a chance that Fergus’s heart will thaw too…

My Thoughts – I loved it!

Every Christie Barlow book I read I always say it’s my favourite. And I’m saying it again.

I truly loved this story. I completely fell in love with the characters and the location, all so fabulously described that I felt like I was there and living in the pages! I want to go eat cake at the tea-shop. It’s got everything you could want from a book, community spirit, all pulling together in a crisis, family, love and loss.

I absolutely loved it.

It was an emotional read too. I’m really sad that I’ve finished it, I just wanted to keep reading. Fortunately this is book one so there will be more stories from Heartcross, and I can’t wait to catch up with the locals.

All my reviews are quite short and concise as I’m here to show off the book rather than my own writing ability.

Thanks to HarperImpulse and NetGalley for the review copy in which I give my honest opinion.

Publication date:- 11th January 2019

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A Very Merry Christmas and Beneath The Bay Bridge, both lovely as you would expect from Holly. A perfect length to read on a lunch break.

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Keeping You: A Cheshire Love Story by Mollie Blake #review @MollieBlake0 @BlackOpalBooks #adult #hot #romance #suspense

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Keeping You: A Cheshire Love Story (Cheshire Love Stories Book 3) by Mollie Blake

My Thoughts

It’s the first book I’ve read by this author. I met Mollie Blake at an author/blogger event in September and had a copy of this book from her.

I absolutely loved it and it’s definitely my kind of thing!

It’s ‘book 3’ in a series of Cheshire Love Stories, but they can be read as a stand-alone. I will be seeking out the others in this series, I like it when characters pop up in other books without having to be read in a particular order.

Well, what can I say……this story is highly addictive and very sexy!

I usually read chick-lit and crime drama but I do love an erotic book.

It has a really good storyline and isn’t just about the sex…of which there is some hot stuff! *fans self*. I loved the characters of Lawrence and Suzy, and their connection. I was bowled over by The Sway, a beautiful house in the Cheshire countryside. Some of the goings on in the gym were a bit more that sweaty.

I thoroughly recommend it, it’s beautifully written.

All my reviews are quite short and concise as I’m here to show off the book rather than my own writing ability.

Publication date 3rd February 2018

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His past haunts him. Revenge drives him. Can her love save him?

After a chance meeting in a bookshop, young Suzy Harper is engaged by multi-multimillionaire, Lawrence Bane, to work on translating a French document. They embark on an intense relationship, but he is surrounded by mystery and shame as demons from his past threaten to destroy everything he has worked for, including her love for him.

This exciting erotic romantic thriller traces the increasingly intense and tender relationship between the inexperienced Suzy and her wealthy, troubled lover, Lawrence. There are two obsessions in Lawrence’s life—his passion for Suzy and his drive for revenge against the gangland boss who murdered his best friend.

Will Suzy be strong enough to accept Lawrence for the man he is? Will Lawrence trust the woman he loves enough to reveal his darkest secrets to her? Will their love survive the challenges that lie ahead?

About the author

Mollie Blake is a happily married mum living in Cheshire in the heart of England, UK.
Having left her life as finance director to look after her son, Mollie has gone on to develop a passion for writing romance laced with danger and spiced with steamy scenes.

She is a creative and explorative writer, and has a strong desire to make her readers eager to meet her characters and unravel plots to discover their secrets.

With a love of romance, an enjoyment of the thrill of danger, and an intense desire for scenes of passion and sensuality, Mollie has written five books so far in her series “A Cheshire Love Story”, all under contract with her American publisher Black Opal Books.

Mollie loves to hear from readers and lovers of romance and you can contact her at her

Last Lullaby by Carol Wyer @carolewyer @bookouture #bookreview #blogblitz #LastLullaby #LastLullabyDetectiveNatalieWardBook2 #NetGalley

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Blog Tour 7th December 2018

Today it’s my stop on the blog tour for Carol Wyer’s new release, Last Lullaby. Thanks to Kim Nash at Bookouture for inviting me, I’m delighted to be part of it.

Also check out my fellow bloggers on today’s stop.

My Thoughts

As I always say, I love Carol Wyer’s dark side!

I’m a big fan of this author, and I can see how much she’s grown into the crime novels with each new book. They just keep getting better and better.

This is one very clever story.

As each suspect is revealed the author goes into detail about their lives and movements on the night of the murder. This gives you as the reader lots to think about and draw your own conclusions and suspicions. When an almost identical murder takes place, the team try to find any details that may link the two, and there are many things to link. There are people known to both victims. Interviewing the suspects is extremely frustrating for Natalie, are they telling the truth or covering it up?

Can Natalie and her team uncover the truth before another life is lost?

A real web of loose ends is what Natalie and her team are dealing with, and deal with it they most certainly do. With some fantastic detective work they find those missing links and wham bam thank you mam, there we have it, our murderer.  I can’t say anything more about the plot without giving any spoilers.

Getting to know the new team is great. Finding out who gets along with who, little secrets between team members. We find out more about their home life too, and how work impacts upon it. The end of the book leaves me gasping for more.

A good time to start reading Carol Wyer’s books if you haven’t already, starting with The Birthday.

Well-paced and great writing. Extremely tense and a pleasure to read.

I look forward to the next one!

All my reviews are quite short and concise as I’m here to show off the book rather than my own writing ability.

Thanks to Carol Wyer, Bookouture, and NetGalley for the review copy in which I give my honest opinion.

Publication date 7th December 2018

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(Detective Natalie Ward Book 2)

Charlotte’s baby is safe. But is she?

When the body of mother Charlotte Brannon is discovered by her husband Adam, in their bedroom, Detective Natalie Ward is first on the scene. The killer has left a chilling calling card: The word ‘Why?’ written on the wall in blood.

As Natalie begins to delve deeper into the couple’s lives, she discovers that Adam has a dark past he’s been hiding and she’s sure that the Brannon’s teenage babysitter Inge has secrets of her own.

Then another mother is murdered on her doorstep in front of her young son, the word ‘why’ scrawled on the wall next to her. 

All the key suspects have alibis and with her own marriage hanging by a thread, Natalie is struggling to stay focused on cracking her toughest case yet.

When a young woman and her baby disappear, a member of Natalie’s own team is put in terrible danger. Can Natalie stop this twisted serial killer and save one of her own before more families are torn apart forever?

Gripping, fast-paced and nail-bitingly tense, this book will send shivers down your spine. Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott and Karin Slaughter.

Meet the Author  Carol author pic Sept 2018

Carol E. Wyer, who also writes as Carol Wyer, is an award-winning author and stand up comedian who writes feel-good comedies and gripping thrillers.
Her book, Grumpy Old Menopause won The People’s Book Prize Award for non-fiction 2015.
The DI Robyn Carter series has earned her acclaim as a crime writer and the first book in the series, Little Girl Lost, shot to the #2 best-selling spot on Kindle #9 best-selling audiobook on Audible, and was also a USA Today top 150 best-seller.
Carol has been interviewed on numerous radio shows discussing ”Irritable Male Syndrome’ and ‘Ageing Disgracefully’ and on BBC Breakfast television. She has had articles published in national magazines ‘Woman’s Weekly’ featured in ‘Take A Break’, ‘Choice’, ‘Yours’ and ‘Woman’s Own’ magazines and the Huffington Post.

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I Wanted to Tell You by Anna Mansell @AnnaMansell @bookouture #bookreview #blogblitz #lovedit

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Blog Blitz 29th November 2018

Today it’s my stop on the blog tour for I Wanted to Tell You by Anna Mansell. Thanks to Kim Nash at Bookouture for inviting me to take part. I’m delighted to be part of it.

My Thoughts – A whopping 5 stars!

I’ve loved Anna Mansell’s previous books, but this is a cut above.

So beautifully written and some serious topics tackled perfectly by the author. I feel it was a perfect time for me to read it. It shouted out to me as I turned the pages, enveloping me in the story, which at times seemed like it was talking about me or people I know. I was so sad to finish it, but so happy too.

I don’t want to give anything away and waffle on for the sake of it, but please read this book. It is wonderful with great characters and written from the heart.

All my reviews are quite short and concise as I’m here to show off the book rather than my own writing ability.

Thanks to Bookouture and NetGalley for the review copy in which I give my honest opinion.

Publication date 29th November 2018

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About the book

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‘My love, sometimes I think that if I’d found a way to talk, we’d be together now…’

Helen had thought she was happy. But then her husband Alex announces he’s leaving, and her life falls apart. All she ever wanted was for their love to last a lifetime. But now he’s gone and she doesn’t even know what she’s done wrong.

Then, as her courage is faltering, Helen happens upon a bundle of unsent love letters, tied with a red ribbon, and signed only ‘the love you wished I could be’. And – even as the letters start to help Helen make sense of her own life – it becomes clear that someone has been keeping some heartbreaking secrets.

But who do the letters belong to? Can the sender ever be reunited with the one they love, or is it too late? And when Helen finds out the truth about Alex, can she find it in her heart to forgive him, or will he never be the love she wished for?

An emotional, unmissable read, exploring the devastation of loss, the power of love to heal, and the truths that bind us all together. Perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes, Diane Chamberlain and Daniela Sacerdoti.

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Anna had a brush with ‘fame’ as a magician’s assistant back in 1977. She later decided that being sawn in half by her magical performing father, at barely 6 months old, was too submissive a role. She vowed to channel the trauma in to something much more pro-actively creative. Having failed at acting, singing and professional murder mystery parties (she was ALWAYs the one to die!), she fell to something much more solitary: writing. How To Mend a Broken Heart was her first novel and her life was not on the line in order to write that or her second: The Lost Wife. Anna lives on a dairy farm in Cornwall with her two children, her husband, and her ex-racing greyhound, Olive Dog.


One New York Christmas by @mandybaggot @EburyPublishing #christmas #NewYork #bookreview #5* #OneNewYorkChristmas

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Will this Christmas romance be just for the holidays?

A fun, festive romantic comedy to curl up with this winter. If you love Josie Silver’s One Day in December, you’ll love Mandy Baggot’s heart-warming festive romance.

Lara Weeks is heading to New York with best friend Susie for the Christmas trip of a lifetime.

A festive break in the snowy Big Apple visiting the tourist hotspots, not to mention the shopping, seems like the perfect way for Lara to get over her ex-boyfriend. Or maybe make him so jealous he begs for a second chance.

Enlisting the help of gorgeous actor, Seth Hunt, doesn’t quite go to plan, but there’s something about him that has Lara wishing for a different kind of happy ever after

My Review – I absolutely loved it!!

Mandy, you’ve done it again! I think it may be my favourite Mandy Baggot Christmas book ever!

Mandy’s books always have this effect on me, so well described that I feel I’m there. Seeing the sights, eating the food, feeling the emotions. They always give me a giggle too.

I loved the main characters of Lara and Seth. At first Lara keeps thinking about her ex-boyfriend, but there’s no denying the chemistry with Seth. He may seem out of reach for her, I mean he’s the star of her favourite TV show, but he really is an ordinary guy. He’s just a jobbing actor after his next role. There are some hilarious scenes as Seth’s ‘agent’ sets him up with some events that are supposed to promote him. The zoo and the ‘winter wonderland’ are classic examples.

The supporting roles of Susie and her boyfriend David, Seth’s parents and Lara’s family back home in rural England blended in beautifully to create such a lovely story.

Lara and Seth make every moment count while they spend some wonderful days together in New York. They discover the importance of being true to themselves, and truly learn how to follow their hearts.

It’s an amazing book and I will keep it in my heart.

All my reviews are quite short and concise as I’m here to show off the book rather than my own writing ability.

Thanks to Mandy Baggot, Penguin Random House UK, Ebury Publishing and NetGalley for the early review copy in which I give my honest opinion.

Publication Date 15th November 2018

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The Christmas Wish by Tilly Tennant @TillyTenWriter @bookouture #bookreview #blogtour #Blogblitz #TheChristmasWish

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Blog Tour 28th October 2018

Today it’s my stop on the blog tour for Tilly Tennant’s new release, The Christmas Wish. I’m delighted to be part of it. Thanks to Noelle Holten at Bookouture for inviting me to take part.

Check out my fellow bloggers on today’s stop, and all the other reviews on the hashtag #TheChristmasWish

My Review – 5 stars

A truly gorgeous Lapland delight.

It was so sad when Matilda, Esme’s grandma died. She’d been spending some time with her in the Peak District after splitting with her boyfriend Warren. In the days running up to her death they’d been having such fun, baking, shopping, chatting. In fact on a shopping trip for Christmas gifts Matilda had bought a trip to Lapland for the two of them, Esme didn’t find out about this until after Matilda had died.

Esme braves it and decides to go on the trip alone. There is a Facebook group for people going on the trip and she sees that a few solo travellers are also going. Four of them meet at the airport and friendships are formed before they’ve even left England. The author’s characterisation is fab, I feel like I know and care for these people, apart from Warren!

I loved the trips out that the group went on, the snowmobiles and chasing the Northern Lights were such fun.

Tilly Tennant’s description of the beautiful Lapland resort made me feel like I was there. Beautifully written, another place this author has made me want to visit.

Even though it was set in December, it wasn’t overly Christmassy and you could read it any time of the year and enjoy it.

I thoroughly recommend this book, in fact all the books by Tilly Tennant are just so lovely. With both happy moments and sad moments it’s the perfect heart-warming story.

All my reviews are quite short and concise as I’m here to show off the book rather than my own writing ability.

Thanks to Bookouture and NetGalley for the review copy in which I give my honest opinion.

Publication date 22nd October 2018

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Lose yourself in this beautiful romantic comedy set in a land of sleigh rides, sparkling starry skies and gingerbread cottages. Perfect for fans of Karen Swan, Katie Fforde and Jill Mansell.

Christmas is coming but it doesn’t feel that way for Esme Greenwood. Recently jilted by her cheating fiancee Warren, she’s had enough of London life and escapes to Thimble Cottage in the Peak District, home of her beloved grandmother Matilda.

While Esme mourns for the wedding she’ll never have, Matilda puts her granddaughter back together again with comforting words and generous helpings of fruitcake and together, they plan the trip of a lifetime, to Lapland to see the northern lights, somewhere Matilda has always dreamt of going.

But tragedy strikes and when Matilda dies, Esme screws up the courage to go on the trip on her own to honour her beloved grandmother’s wishes. At the airport she meets a motley crew of characters including Zach, a handsome, brooding, out-of- work actor and together they set off for an adventure.

Beneath the indigo skies of Lapland, Esme and Zach grow closer. But when Esme is bombarded by messages from Warren promising he’s changed and she discovers that Zach is hiding something very significant – will her head be turned? And when a trip to the northern lights reveals the full extent of Zach’s own secret past, is there any hope that Esme will get the happy ending that her grandmother wished for her?


Meet the Author

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Tilly Tennant was born in Dorset, the oldest of four children, but now lives in Staffordshire with a family of her own. After years of dismal and disastrous jobs, including paper plate stacking, shop girl, newspaper promotions and waitressing (she never could carry a bowl of soup without spilling a bit), she decided to indulge her passion for the written word by embarking on a degree in English and creative writing. She wrote a novel in 2007 during her first summer break at university and has not stopped writing since. She also works as a freelance fiction editor, and considers herself very lucky that this enables her to read many wonderful books before the rest of the world gets them.

Hopelessly Devoted to Holden Finn was her debut novel; published in 2014 it was an Amazon bestseller in both the UK and Australia. In 2016 she signed to the hugely successful Bookouture and is currently working on her tenth Tilly Tennant novel. She also writes as Sharon Sant, where she explores the darker side of life, and Poppy Galbraith, where things get a little crazier. Find out more about Tilly and how to join her mailing list for news and exclusives at

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