The May Queen by Helen Irene Young

#BookReviewer ..I adored the cover of #TheMayQueen by @helenireneyoung which @crookedcatbooks kindly sent over to me via @NetGalley.

The story reminded me very much of a wartime TV drama. Sitting by the coal fire as a child watching one with my parents. It was a heartwarming family saga. There was love and heartache and tears and joy. I actually enjoyed this very pleasant read.

I rate this book 5/5


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A tale of one girl’s search for love and belonging, The May Queen is a debut novel that goes to the heart of what family means and finding your place in it.

‘She lapped in spirals beneath the sheen, feeling the tug of water rush against all of her. When she next surfaced, she couldn’t remember what it was to be on land. Seeing her clothing on the bank as things belonging to another…’

It all began beside the mill pond. Honest, fair and eager to please, fifteen-year-old May has a secret, and not of her own making. She wears it like an invisible badge, sewn to her skin, as though Ma stitched it there herself. It rubs only when she thinks of Sophie, Pa or the other name that’s hidden there; that no one knows about.

Caught in an inevitable net of change, May joins the Wrens, leaving her Cotswolds home for war-torn London and the Blitz. As a dispatch rider, she navigates the city by day and night, surviving love and loss throughout a blackout of remembered streets and wrong turns.

Night after night, the bombs drop and, like those around her, she takes cover in the shadows when they do. But May is waiting for a greater shadow to lift, one which will see the past explode into the present.

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Secrets We Keep …a bittersweet story of love, loss and life by Faith Hogan

#BookReview I absolutely adored this book by @GerHogan. I received it from @Aria_Fiction as I’m a #AriaAddict. The cover caught my eye straight away, I adored the freshness of it.The story had  me hooked from the very beginning, it had likeable characters and was such an easy read full of secrets and intrigue.”Secrets We Keep” is really well written and I really love the way Faith is  such an accurate writer, with a keen eye for detail. This is a great book to curl up by the fireside with.

I rate this book 5/5

Publication Date is 1st February 2017

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Brake Failure by Alison Brodie is OUT TODAY!!!

 #BookBlogger #newrelease 🍸🍸 Happy Publication Day to @alisonbrodie2 #BrakeFailure is available NOW and for 5 DAYS ONLY it is just 99p from Amazon. I have added the links at the bottom of the page so you can quickly purchase this fabulously funny book. 

This book was such a funny enjoyable read which had me giggling a lot.

There is romance and suspense with a very brave lady in the mix too. Its all happening in this quick witted, dramatic and very entertaining book.

 Everyone needs to buy this book… its blooming brilliant!!!

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My Sweet Revenge by Jane Fallon

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 My Thanks must go to @MichaelJBooks @JaneFallon & @Netgalley for giving me the opportunity to read this book before it hits the shelves, I feel honoured..📚📚📚

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