A Year And A Day by Isabelle Broom

Once again the lovely @MichaelJBooks have come up trumps with this wonderfully magical book by @Isabelle_Broom. #AYearAndADay. I am so pleased I saw it over on @NetGalley.

As soon as I saw the cover of this book, I fell in love. It just looks so romantic.

The story made me smile too. Such a warm glow spread through me as I turned each page, I needed to know what these fabulous characters were doing next, what was on offer in Prague, the sights, sounds and smells came to life in the pages. I have never been to Prague but really would love to go and the descriptions in Isabelle’s writing have certainly helped.

This was one of those books I really didn’t want to end. I really look forward to reading more of this authors work in the future. She is most certainly going on my “Must Read” list and I just wish it was the actual book I had been sent to review as I really adore the cover so so much.#LoveIt

I rate this book 5/5

Publication Date 17th November 2017

Description

Three women. Three love stories. One city. For Megan, visiting Prague with her friend Ollie is just business. Nothing more. Because if she admits the truth she might lose everything. For Hope, this trip is a surprise treat from Charlie, her new helped. r. But she’s struggling to enjoy the city when she knows how angry her daughter is. And that it’s all her fault. For Sophie, Prague has always been magical. And now she’s counting down the moments until her boyfriend Robin joins her in the city that holds so many of their memories . . .

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The Holiday Swap by Zara Stoneley

My Thanks must go to @HarperImpulse and @ZaraStoneley who kindly allowed me to review #HolidaySwap from over on @NetGalley 

My favourite Christmas film of all time is The Holiday, so when I read about this book I just knew I had to read it.

I certainly wasn’t disappointed. The characters where lovely and Zara’s writing makes everything seem so real and cosy. This book is a hot chocolate, curled up on the sofa with a snuggly blanket kind of book. Its a fabulous heartwarming what’s going to happen next book. All in all I really and truly drank in this book in one sitting as I could not put it down.

This book will make Christmas feel extra magical 

Publication date 2 September 2016

ISBN 9780008201722

I rate it 5/5

Description

Two women, two very different lives – one perfect solution to a Christmas holiday fraught with potential pitfalls.

The Holiday Swap.

Florence Cortes has the perfect life – an apartment in the trendiest district of Barcelona, a job she loves and a boyfriend who’s whisking her away on a romantic break to Paris to no doubt propose.
Only, he’s planning something far different, and Flo soon realises her life isn’t so perfect after all.

Home loving Daisy Fischer is perfectly happy in her idyllic home in the Cheshire countryside, with an on-off boyfriend who might be slightly dull but is totally dependable. Until he issues an ultimatum, and Daisy suddenly realises that there might be a whole different world out there that she’s missing out on.

Have Flo and Daisy come up with the perfect solution to escape festive heartbreak?
Can a snowbound Christmas in Cheshire – with aristocratic, handsome Hugo as her neighbour, a house full of animals and a leaking roof – help Flo mend her broken heart, and remind her of what she really wants in life?

Can a sunny break in beautiful Barcelona – with the dishy but brooding Javier, a never ending supply of cava, and a sea view to die for – prove to Daisy that playing safe isn’t always the answer?

Love actually does seem to be all around this Christmas – and in the places Flo and Daisy least expect to find it, but where will they be for New Year?

Find Zara here http://www.zarastoneley.com/

Follow Me Home by Jen Benjamin

@WallacePublish have given me the opportunity to review @authorjenbenjam Follow Me Home 

This book really had a good feel about it. Jen mentions lots of great sounding restaurants and bars and other places where the main character hangs out. I wish these places were on my doorstep!

I like Katie ( the main character) she’s kind of cleverly geeky and likeable. The story was fast paced and kept me guessing what would happen until the very end too. 

This book is about love and friendship and a comfy sunshine read, I read it in my garden while sipping iced coffee. Soooo rock n roll.

Description

Katie Kendall has everything going for her. She wrote a bestselling novel and now it’s being made into a film. She should be walking on air but, instead, her life seems to be spiraling out of control. Her roommate (ahem, husband) completely checks out and her life is bombarded by a completely new cast of characters including a famous Hollywood director and a heartthrob who anyone would kill to spend time with! 

All Katie wants is a place where she feels at home but has her success made that impossible? 

I rate this book 5/5
You can purchase this absolutely brilliant book here

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Follow-Me-Home-Jen-Benjamin/dp/1508650438/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1467973539&sr=8-1&keywords=9781508650430
The lovely author Jen Benjamin can be found on facebook https://m.facebook.com/authorjenbenjamin 

and on Twitter @authorjenbenjam

A Little Sugar, A Lot Of Love by Linn B Halton

After seeing the lovely cover for this book I requested it from @ChocLituk, I had a feeling I recognised the cover so popped over to https://www.goodreads.com where I have reviewed books I have read since 2010. Lo and behold, I actually read this book in January this year. I thought I was losing the plot in my old age!

I rate this book 5/5

Description

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 can’t help but feel 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 …

http://www.choc-lit.com

http://linnbhalton.co.uk/

I obviously liked the book, I do love #Christmas books with romance

 Little Sugar, A Lot of Love 

by Linn B. Halton (Goodreads Author) 

4535852Tracey‘s review 

Jan 26, 2016  ·  edit

it was amazing


What can I say … Its a lovely, cosy, romantic, feel good book I couldn’t put down. A very worthy read for all romantics out there

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A Cornish Christmas by Lily Graham

I have just finished reading @Lilywritesbooks upcoming book A Cornish Christmas which @bookouture kindly whizzed over to me through @NetGalley

I have said before how I love reading #Christmas books in the Summer months, the perks of reviewing books 🌞  I send my Thanks for giving me the opportunity to review this little gem

This really was a tearjerker, I had my Kleenex by my side throughout. There was sadness, tragedy, pain but then we had funny moments too with bonkers family members.

This was a lovely, curl up in front of a roaring fire, drinking hot chocolate, kind of book. It made me sad but happy all at the same time. It was so wonderfully written and I fell in love with the cover of this book too. 

Description

When Ivy stumbles across a letter from her mother hidden in an old writing desk, secrets from the past come hurtling into the present. But could her mother’s words help Ivy in her time of need? Ivy is about to discover that the future is full of unexpected surprises and Christmas at Sea Cottage promises to be one to remember. 

I rate this book 5/5
Publication date is 30th September 2016

ISBN 9781786810748

Thank You Once Again http://www.bookouture.com 📚📚📚 and https://lilygraham.net/

I Have a Shiny New Netgalley Badge!!!

I had a nice surprise when I logged onto @NetGalley this morning. I have a colourful new badge to thank me for reviewing 100 books on their fabulous website.

That’s a grand total of 7, yes SEVEN , blingtastic badges from the lovely Netgalley people.

I feel very highly decorated. 📚📚📚📓📓📓📖📖📖💟💟💟

Thank You https://s2.netgalley.com

Christmas at Lilac Cottage by Holly Martin

I’ve just finished reading this book  by @hollymartin00 which I received from @bonnier_publish via @NetGalley at the beginning of August.

I had a feeling of deja vu after a few pages so had a look at my Goodreads  account where I have reviewed the books I have read for years. There I found my review for this very book from 2nd December 2015

 I loved the cover of this book straight away and Holly really does know how to draw you in and get you absorbed in this book. Her descriptions are spot on, her writing superb. All in all a must have feel good book in my opinion.

I rate this book 5/5

Description

While the preparations for the ice sculpting competition and Christmas Eve ball are in full swing, will Penny be able to melt the ice and allow love into her heart? And will this finally be the perfect Christmas she’s been dreaming of?


 Publication date is 20th October 2016

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