My Husband The Stranger by Rebecca Done

Special Thanks to @MichaelJBooks for giving me the opportunity to #review @writerbex #MyHusbandTheStranger 

This certainly was an emotional rollercoaster of a love story.  The story had me gripped throughout. I have not read Rebecca’s previous work so had no idea what her writing was like but feel that this lady will go far as she really seems to have researched this touching subject a great deal before putting pen to paper.

I rate this book 5/5


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The Reading Group : January by Della Parker

My Thanks to @QuercusBooks for giving me the opportunity to #review @DellaGalton #TheReadingGroup


The Other Wife by Brooke Powley

Here is my #Book #Review of @amblesideauthor #TheOtherWife

Two ordinary women. One extraordinary choice…

Elisabeth Jones has been placed under arrest for killing Rose Boston. The same Rose Boston that her husband, Rob, once had an affair with. 

To the outside world it seems like a clear cut case. 
But Rose Boston had been suffering from a long, terminal illness – Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). In her darkest hour she asked Libby for help…

As the lines between what is right and wrong become blurred we are left wondering… 

If your friend asked you to help her to die…what would you do? 

This was a powerful book with an emotional storyline which was really well written. I found it very thought provoking. This is the first book I have read by Brooke and I can honestly say that I enjoyed it from beginning to end.

It was an easy read with likeable characters and a few twists and turns thrown into the mix too.

I rate this book 5/5

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This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel

When @headlinepg asked me to review @Laurie_Frankel upcoming book “This Is How It Always Is”, I really couldn’t wait to turn the pages. 

This really is a well written book which really tugs on the heartstrings. You will laugh. You will cry. But all in all you will enjoy a very good book which the author has obviously researched well. This is a story which will stay with you for a very long time. 

A story of modern issues and how they are dealt with in family life. This is a book I shall never forget

I rate this book 5/5


Rosie and Penn always wanted a daughter. Four sons later, they decide to try one last time – and their beautiful little boy Claude is born. Life continues happily for this big, loving family until the day when Claude says that, when he grows up, he wants to be a girl.

As far as Rosie and Penn are concerned, bright, funny and wonderful Claude can be whoever he or she wants. But as problems begin at school and in the community, the family faces a seemingly impossible dilemma: should Claude change, or should they and Claude try to change the world?

Warm, touching and bittersweet, THIS IS HOW IT ALWAYS IS is a novel about families, love and how we choose to define ourselves. It will make you laugh and cry – and see the world differently.

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Publication Date is 9th February 2017

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The 80’s Annual by Sarah Lewis

#BOOK #REVIEW Been a teenager back in the 1980’s and seeing this Annual written by @MyEighties really brought back some fabulous memories for me and I am positive it will for everyone else too. 

I smiled through every page and loved the interviews with bands I had totally forgotten about. 

Who remembers “The Selecter”? I certainly remember dancing around in my friends parents kitchen to “On My Radio” and here we get to know just what they are up to nowadays as well as other interviews with various singers throughout this wonderful pick and mix book of delightfulness of the 80’s.

The layout of this Annual reminds me of my favourite comic “Look-In” its fun, funky and has snippets of all interesting things.

I loved the crosswords & wordsearches too and also looking at the dodgy haircuts in the photographs. There were reminders of TV shows too and also News articles of the time.

I just had to have a go at the pop quiz “Which 80’s Band Are You”?

Turns out I am “Motorhead” That’ll do for me. 

There is even a photo story which made me smile as these were the highlight of my week in magazines like “My Guy”

This is an ideal book for anyone who adores the 1980’s as much as I do.There are so many memories in this book its going to fly off the shelves and make lots of people very happy.

I rate this book 5/5


A full-colour retrospective of the year, with more than a nod to the teenage magazines of the era, The 80’s Annual embodies the excitement felt by the generation who grew up receiving an annual at Christmas. 

Featuring celebrity commentary on 80’s popular culture, 20 Question interviews, Top Tens, with contributions from Bruce Foxton, The Selecter, Johnny Hates Jazz, Musical Youth, Londonbeat, Then Jerico, Phil Fearon, Brother Beyond, Modern Romance, John Parr, Paul Hardcastle, Hazell Dean, Steve Blacknell, Garry Bushell, Matthew Rudd and more. Not forgetting the obligatory cheesy photo story, 80’s fiction, crosswords, puzzles, and quizzes including Lyrically Challenged, Pop Quiz and Which 80’s Group Are You? The 80’s Annual offers the perfect combination of nostalgia and new. A great read for every adult 80’s child.Going back to the 80s has never been so much fun!


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The Charming Predator by Lee Mackenzie

This #TrueStory from @RandomHouseCA which I received from @NetGalley is a truly powerful story. How the author fell in love, was betrayed and lied to.

I kind of got rather bored half way through but carried on regardless. This story came over as if the writer didn’t really care but that could just have been how I was reading it.

I rate this book 3/5


Unbreakable: 50 Goals in 39 Games, Wayne Gretzky and the Story of Hockey’s Greatest Record by Todd Denault & Mike Brophy

When the lovely Canadian Publishers @RandomHouseCA gave me the opportunity to review #Unbreakable a story of #IceHockey, I was over the moon @ToddDenault & @HockeyBroph had put together this book.


Its a really interesting read for all ice hockey fans, young and old. There are some great stories too of players names you are guaranteed to recognise. If you love Ice Hockey this book is for you.

I rate this book 5/5

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