Those lovely people @bookouture came up trump’s again for me as a #BookReviewer #BookBlogger over on @NetGalley. They accepted me for @TillyTenWriter #Christmas book “A Very Vintage Christmas.
I am really glad @bookouture are out there as they seem to have lots of my kind of writer working with them and Tilly is one of them. I have read a lot of her work and have always really enjoyed it. I adore the cover of this book, it reminds me of my childhood back in the 70s, traditional colours with no pink and purple baubles.
The storyline had me smiling throughout. it was a comfortable read, no nasties. i adored the quirkiness of it and the characters. While reading it, it made me feel all warm inside. I could imagine a warm fire and hot chocolate.
This really is another Tilly Treasure and one that will stay with me for some time.
i rate this book 5/5
The fairy lights are up and shoppers are flooding the snowy seaside promenade. It’s going to be a busy month at Forget-Me-Not Vintage, a magical shop with a warm heart where every item has a story to be told.
With bright red hair and an infectious smile, Dodie is a hopeless romantic and absolutely one of a kind, just like the pieces in her shop.
When Dodie finds a love letter in the pocket of an old woollen coat, she makes it her mission to deliver it to its rightful owner. Following the address, she manages to persuade the handsome but reluctant new tenant, Edward, to help her with her search.
As the story of the letter unfolds, Dodie is there, as always, to pick up the pieces and make things right. But who will be there for her when her own love story needs a helping hand?
Is it too much to dream of a happy ending like the ones in the black and white movies she adores?
I love @ChocLituk, there, I’ve said it. And this book by @MsAlisonMay really is a must for all fans of #Christmas #Love and a blooming good old fashioned read.
I loved this book, its actually three books in one. We get Holly’s Christmas Kiss….Cora’s Christmas Kiss and Jessica’s Christmas Kiss all of which are individual Christmas stories. Each story will get you in the festive spirit I can guarantee it, so get in the loft, grab your tree and decorate it.Who cares that its only October.
Publication Day is November 4th 2016
I rate this book 5/5
Three girls, three kisses, three gorgeous Christmas stories …
Holly hates Christmas with a passion and can’t wait to escape it – but then the flight to her once-in-a-lifetime holiday destination is cancelled …
Cora has had the year from hell, and faces a bleak Christmas working in Golding’s department store – in the most unflattering reindeer costume imaginable …
Jessica is in denial after her husband’s betrayal, and can’t help but think back to when her life still seemed so full of hope and promise …Three years from hell, three sets of broken dreams, three girls in desperate need of Christmas spirit.
Is the perfect Christmas kiss all it takes?
Includes Holly’s Christmas Kiss, Cora’s Christmas Kiss and Jessica’s Christmas Kiss.
Cora’s Christmas Kiss was a 2016 Finalist for the Rose Award from the Romantic Novelists’ Association.
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When I saw this #book by @jennycolgan on @NetGalley and @LittleBrownUK said YES, I was over the moon to be able to read and #review it.
I’ve always loved Jenny’s work and this is another belted. I adore the cover, and having read the other Little Beach Street Bakery titles, it was wonderful catching up with what seemed like old friends too in the well written characters.
Its another great, heartwarming read with the added bonus of some wonderful mouthwatering recipes at the back of the book.
Jenny never fails to put a glow in my heart 💖💖💖
It’s Christmas in the Cornish coastal village of Mount Polbearne – a time for family, friends and feasting. When Polly’s not creating delicious treats in the Little Beach Street bakery, she’s cuddled up with her gorgeous boyfriend, Huckle. But when a storm cuts the village off from the mainland, can the villagers work together to save Christmas for everybody?
I rate this book 5/5
Publication Date is 20th October 2016
Jenny’s Website http://www.jennycolgan.com/
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Those lovely people over at @AvonBooksUK gave me the opportunity to #review @PhillipaAshley book from over on @NetGalley. I wasn’t disappointed
This was an absolute joy of a book to read, although I fear my waistline may well suffer. I felt my visit to this gorgeous café in my favourite part of the world, meeting these lovely characters just made me want to jump into the pages and join in the festivities and chomp on mince pies and clotted cream for ever more.
Phillipa’s writing really gets you in the Christmas spirit.
I rate this book 5/5
The festive, feel-good follow-up to Summer at the Cornish Cafe.
Christmas will be slightly less turbulent than summer, won’t it? Demi certainly hopes so.
She and Cal are keeping their fledgling relationship under wraps for now. But then Kit Bannen, a hunky, blond – and somewhat mysterious – writer arrives at Kilhallon Resort, and not everyone is charmed. Cal is sure that Kit is hiding something. But is he the only one guarding a secret?
Demi is busy baking festive treats for the newly opened Demelza’s cafe, but when Cal’s ex Isla arrives to shoot scenes for her new drama, Demi can’t help but worry that things aren’t quite over between them. Kit flirts with both women, fuelling Cal’s suspicions that Kit has hidden motives for staying on at Kilhallon. Then Cal has to go to London, leaving Demi and Kit to decorate the cafe for Christmas . . . all by themselves.
A storm is brewing in more ways than one. As surprises unfold and truths are uncovered, can Demi and Cal finally open up to each other about their feelings?
This second novel in the bestselling Cornish Cafe series is the perfect book to curl up with this Christmas.
Phillipa’s Website http://www.phillipa-ashley.com
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Those lovely people over at @AvonBooksUK and the great @NetGalley gave me a preview copy of @osborne_bella Willow Cottage part 2 (Christmas Cheer) and it certainly has just that. It is a lovely heartwarming book which was a pleasure to read.You can easily curl up by the fire with this book and get lost in Willow Cottage and all of the characters in the book.
I rate this book 5/5
Publication date is 20th October 2016
A cosy and heartwarming seasonal romance, perfect for fans of Trisha Ashley.
Beth is running away. With her young son Leo to protect, Willow Cottage is the lifeline she so desperately needs. Overlooking the village green in a beautiful Cotswolds idyll, Beth sees a warm, caring and safe place for little Leo.
When she finally uncovers the cottage from underneath the boughs of a weeping willow tree, Beth realises this is far more of a project than she bargained for and the locals are more than a little eccentric! A chance encounter with gruff Jack, who appears to be the only male in the village under thirty, leaves the two of them at odds but it’s not long before Beth realises that Jack has hidden talents that could help her repair more than just Willow Cottage.
Over the course of four seasons, Beth realises that broken hearts can be mended, and sometimes love can be right under your nose…
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Bella’s Website http://www.bellaosborne.com/
Once again I must thank @bookouture and @NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to review @hollymartin00 2nd book in the series “A Town Called Christmas”
I adored my first visit to Juniper Island ( here is my review of book one http://wp.me/p7gcnx-7f ) and hoped I would get a chance to visit again and here we are again with lots of love,laughter, drama and Christmas spirit.
This book has the feel good family Christmas I have craved since losing my parents 20 years ago
Its great catching up with characters from the first book, and seeing what they’ve been getting up to.
This really is a funfilled enjoyable Christmas Baubleicious read which should be on everyone’s #Christmas #Bookmas list
I rate this book 5/5
(This is Book 2 in the A Town Called Christmas series)
Step inside a beautiful winter wonderland where love, laughter and cosy nights by the fire will make this Christmas one to remember.
Neve Whitaker loves managing the Stardust Lake hotel. She gets to work alongside her wonderful family and she’s spending Christmas on the most enchanting, snow-covered island in Scotland. So why is her heart so heavy this festive season?
It might have something to do with the gorgeous actor Oakley Rey, the man she finished with before he left for California and the man she loves more than anything. With Oakley’s career in Hollywood soaring, Neve is convinced she’d only hold him back. She had to end it with him – at least that’s what she keeps telling herself.
But now she has a secret she’s struggling to keep, and when Oakley arrives on Juniper Island determined to win her back, Neve is thrown off balance. Will Neve’s fear of having her heart broken again push Oakley away for good, or is it time for her to take a leap of faith?
Get swept away by this deliciously sweet and heartwarming tale, and spend an unforgettable Christmas on Juniper Island.
Publication Date 19th October 2016
Holly’s Website http://viewauthor.at/HollyMartin
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The wonderful @bookouture gave me the opportunity to #review @suewatsonwriter upcoming #book from over on @NetGalley.
This was yet another of Sue’s books which I absolutely adored. It had me choking on my hot chocolate on more than one occasion with laughter. It also had me reaching for the tissues too. This is an all round feel good cosy heartwarming book which I was sad to see come to an end.
I rate this book 5/5
Heart-warming and hilarious, a story that will make you laugh, cry and bring a smile to your face. Get ready for another deliciously amazing Christmas treat from Sue Watson….
As the Prosecco chills and Bing Crosby croons, Jen Barker just knows that her long-term boyfriend is about to propose. But instead of a diamond ring nestled in her champagne flute, Jen finds cold flat rejection. Her once perfect life and dreams of a husband and family seem even further from reach.
A working holiday to the Swiss Alps with her younger sister Jody might not be the Christmas Jen had it mind, but it offers her the chance to recharge her batteries and recover from heartbreak.
When Jen meets handsome ski instructor Jon Zutter her hopes for a happy-ever-after seem within her grasp again. Jon is kind and gorgeous and as they bond over Sachetorte at the picturesque Cake Café, Jen thinks he might just be her perfect man. But a relationship with him comes with a catch – and there are some things even cake can’t fix.
As the snow falls and Christmas approaches, could this be the place that restores Jen Barker’s faith in love?
Publication Date 14th October 2016
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Sue’s Website http://www.suewatsonbooks.com/