The Worst Case Scenario Cookery Club by Chrissie Manby

I had a wonderful delivery from @HodderPublicity & @bookbridgr through my door in the shape of @chrissiemanby new book The Worst Case Scenario Cookery Club.

In the quaint seaside town of Newbay, a beginner’s cookery course is starting. And three very different students have signed up . . .

Liz‘s husband has left her for a twenty-something clean-eating blogger, and she’s determined to show the world – and her daughter – she’s just as capable in the kitchen. John, newly widowed after fifty years of marriage, can’t live on sympathy lasagnes forever. To thirty-year-old workaholic Bella, the course is a welcome escape from her high-pressure job. Their only common ground: between them, they can barely boil an egg!

Enter talented chef Alex, who is determined to introduce his pupils to the comforts of cuisine. As Liz, John and Bella encounter various disasters in the kitchen, the unlikely trio soon form a fast friendship. Their culinary skills might be catastrophic – but could the cookery club have given them a recipe for happiness?

This was a joy to read from start to finish, each character had their own story to tell and had me smiling each time I turned a page. There are even recipes to follow which is an added bonus in my eyes.

I have always adored Chrissie’s work, she always makes a dark day bright. This book as with all of her work, should be on NHS Prescription as I am positive it will help many people feel better.

I rate this book 5/5

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http://chrissiemanby.com/

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Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

#BookBlogger ๐Ÿ“• Firstly I must thank @HarperCollinsUK @HarperFiction @NetGalley and of course @GailHoneyman

When I first saw the cover and title of this book I was intrigued. I wondered what on earth I would find between the pages.

Wow! A debut writer with a book that had me laughing yet cringing too.

The main character is fantastic we learn so much about her. It really is such a lovely story of why this lady ” Says it how it is” . She comes over as obnoxious but i recommend everyone read this heartwarming story which I guarantee you will love.

I give this book 5*

DESCRIPTION

Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive โ€“ but not how to live Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life.

She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend.

Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself.

Now she must learn how to navigate the world that everyone else seems to take for granted โ€“ while searching for the courage to face the dark corners sheโ€™s avoided all her life. Change can be good. Change can be bad. But surely any change is better thanโ€ฆ fine?

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The Lemon Tree Cafรฉ by Cathy Bramley

As a #BookBlogger I was so excited when I saw the delicious cover of @CathyBramley soon to be published novel “The Lemon Tree Cafรฉ” over on @NetGalley , so my Thanks to @TransworldBooks for emailing me a copy over pre launch to read.

 

This book had me giggling and smiling throughout it had a feelgood factor with the added bonus of Italian food making the reader want more.

The characters were likeable and the storyline well written. I loved the intrigue and the not knowing what would actually happen next. You really had no clue as to just what was round the corner.

I felt quite sad when I turned the final page but I also felt content that this wonderful book had been in my hands and that other readers are guaranteed to enjoy more of Cathy Bramley’s work just as I have.

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Description

The Lemon Tree Cafe was originally published as a four-part serial. This is the complete story in one package.

When Rosie Featherstone finds herself unexpectedly jobless, the offer to help her beloved Italian grandmother out at the Lemon Tree Cafe โ€“ a little slice of Italy nestled in the rolling hills of Derbyshire โ€“ feels like the perfect way to keep busy. Surrounded by the rich scent of espresso, delicious biscotti and juicy village gossip, Rosie soon finds herself falling for her new way of life. But she is haunted by a terrible secret, one that even the appearance of a handsome new face can’t quite help her move on from.

Then disaster looms and the cafeโ€™s fortunes are threatened . . . and Rosie discovers that her nonna has been hiding a dark past of her own. With surprises, betrayal and more than one secret brewing, can she find a way to save the Lemon Tree Cafe and help both herself and Nonna achieve the happy endings they deserve?

Publication Date is 24th August 2017

http://www.cathybramley.co.uk/

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The Big Little Festival by Kellie Hailes

My Thanks once again must go to @HQDigitalUK who kindly gave me this fabulous book to review via @NetGalley by @KellieHailes. 


As a #BookBlogger I adored the cover of this summer read and the content most certainly did not disappoint either.

The characters were likeable and the storyline had that wonderful romantic feel which wasn’t too heavy or slushy. I loved reading about the village and the people in it, there were some wonderful entertaining moments. 

This book made me smile, books should always make you smile

Publication Date is 19th July 2017

I rate it 5/5

Description

With only weeks until the little Devon village of Rabbitโ€™s Leap holds its first ever festival, Jody McArthur is desperate. She โ€“ more than anyone โ€“ wants to raise the funds to rebuild the local swimming pool and when she fell pregnant with her twin boys, it was the village who was there to support her. So, to stop disaster in its tracks, she brings in bigshot London events manager Christian Middlemore to make The Big Little Festival the huge success everyone deserves.

But Jody is totally unprepared for the impact reserved-but-gorgeous Christian has on Rabbitโ€™s Leap โ€“ and her heart! Except Jody has avoided relationships for so long, and anyway, sheโ€™s sure romance between a country-born-and-bred single mum and a career-focused city boy would be impossible โ€“ wouldnโ€™t it?

As tensions rise along with the home baked scones and miles and miles of bunting, Jody is about to find out!

The second book set in the picture-perfect Rabbitโ€™s Leap, this little village is where love blooms!

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Killer Affair by Rebecca Chance

As a #BookBlogger, a lovely surprise popping through my post box in the shape of a #Book from @panmacmillan can make a lady screech with delight, #KillerAffair by @MsRebeccaChance, did just that for me.

The cover is so sparkling yet made me want to open up the pages quickly to find out exactly what was going on.

What can I say but WOW!! This is such a well written book of revenge, jealousy, sex, betrayal, laughter, it has it all and I could imagine laying on a beach reading this book. 

I did think that some of the characters in the book reminded me of certain celebrities so while I read I saw their faces. This is one of those books you really cannot put down, so ideal to takeaway with you.

I rate this book 5/5


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DESCRIPTION

A shocking betrayal deserves a wicked revenge . . .

Stunning, charismatic Lexy Oโ€™Brien is the reigning queen of British reality TV. Her life in front of the camera is planned and manipulated as successfully as any military assault.

But success breeds jealousy. When youโ€™re on top, the only way is down and thereโ€™s always someone standing by to give you a shove . . .

Dowdy Caroline Evans, a part-time blogger and writer of erotic fiction, is brought in to chronicle Lexyโ€™s life. Being taken under Lexyโ€™s wing is a dream come true for Caroline. But sampling the starโ€™s lifestyle is like tasting the most addictive of drugs, and itโ€™s not long before she is craving what she canโ€™t possibly have โ€“ or can she?

And as Caroline and Lexyโ€™s lives and loves become increasingly entwined, itโ€™s only a matter of time before the hidden rivalry becomes a powder keg waiting to explode . . .

http://www.rebeccachanceauthor.com/

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The Honey Farm On The Hill by Jo Thomas

As a #BookBlogger I must thank @headlinepg @NetGalley and of course @jo_thomas01 for putting pen to paper for this wonderful read.

Description

Jo Thomas’s irresistible novel transports you straight to the mountains of Crete. A gorgeous, sun-filled new read from the author of THE OYSTER CATCHER, THE OLIVE BRANCH, and LATE SUMMER IN THE VINEYARD.

We never forget the one who got away.

Eighteen years ago Nell fell in love in the mountains of Crete and life changed for ever. Nell’s daughter, Demi, has never met her dad. Nell never saw him again.

When she gets the chance to return to the hilltop town of Vounoplagia – where everything began – Nell can’t resist the urge to go back and find him.

Working on a honey farm perched high up in the hills, there’s plenty to keep her busy. And she will quickly realise the town harbours just as many secrets as she does.

But if Nell’s favourite romantic films are right, there’s a happy ending in store for each of us. All she has to do is seek out the magic of the mountains…

Jo Thomas takes you there.


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From start to finish this book had me hooked, I’ve loved all of Jo’s work and this did not disappoint. I have never been to Crete but feel now that I need to visit, the descriptions are wonderful. 

The characters so likeable and the fact that we learn all about bees and honey is a truly unique and special storyline to read about in a book. The romance and gorgeous food really topped off this  perfect summer read for me. 

I rate this book 5/5


Publication Date 24th August 2017


http://jothomasauthor.com/


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Isolation Junction by Jennifer Gilmour

#BookBlogger ๐Ÿ“š  I knew I had to read and #review @JenLGilmour book “Isolation Junction” as soon as I heard about it as it is a subject so close to my heart, yet something only those very close to me know exactly the true impact it has had on me. 

This truly had me in tears. It is a well written account and I really do applaud Jennifer for writing about such a “behind closed doors” subject. People do not realise that Domestic Abuse is not just Physical abuse but Mental Abuse too. Even typing out this review, I am crying. 

People need to read this book so they know the kind of torment that others are going through, yet are either too scared or just “can’t get out” of the relationship. And to know that there is light at the end of the tunnel and that help is out there.

I rate this book 5/5

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Jennifer recently made a television appearance too, here she is chatting about this wonderful book and all of the hard work that went into it.

Description

Rose is the mother of two young children, and finds herself living a robotic life with an abusive and controlling husband. While she struggles to maintain a calm front for the sake of her children, inside Rose is dying and trapped in โ€˜Isolation Junctionโ€™. 

She runs an online business from home, because Darren wonโ€™t let her work outside the house. Through this, she meets other mums and finds courage to attend networking events, while Darren is at work, to promote her business. 

Itโ€™s at one of these events that Rose meets Tim, a sympathetic, dark-haired stranger who unwittingly becomes an important part of her survival. 

After years of emotional abuse, of doubting her future and losing all self-confidence, Rose takes a stand. Finding herself distraught, alone and helpless, Rose wonders how sheโ€™ll ever escape with her sanity and her children. With 100 reasons to leave and 1,000 reasons she canโ€™t, will she be able to do it? 

Will Tim help her? Will Rose find peace and the happiness she deserves? Can Rose break free from this spiralling life she so desperately wants to change? 

http://jennifergilmour.com/

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