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
Laurie Frankel’s THIS IS HOW IT ALWAYS IS is a warm, touching and bittersweet novel about a family that’s just like any other – until it’s not.
Telling our stories and secrets is hard and scary.
And sometimes dangerous. But we must do it anyway
because that’s how life gets better for everyone.
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.
Publication Date is 9th February 2017
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My Thanks must go to @orionbooks @katelordbrown and @NetGalley for giving me a sneaky peak and allowing me to review this great book.
As soon as I saw the cover of this book it drew me in, it looks so summery and inviting with the added bonus of a gorgeous gateaux too!!
The content most certainly didn’t disappoint either. I adore books that have anything to do with cooking and baking. This book had both including a bit of Irish romance, competitiveness and a lovely castle too. I really felt the warmth of this book, and not just in the kitchen. Its a great read that will really make you happy on your sun lounger.
I rate this book 10/10 🌻🌻🌻
Every summer, in a rambling castle in Kenmare, south west Ireland, the TV crews descend to film the nation’s favourite cookery competition. For Diana, a celebrated TV chef, it’s a way to keep her castle running. But this summer, it will be different. There’s a lot more at stake than the perfect muffin. Bea, the cupcake queen, is determined to remind everyone why she deserves her own TV show, at whatever cost. Connor, the bad boy of the restaurant world, is determined to put his lurid past behind him and turn over a new leaf. And food blogger Darcy finds that returning home to the castle means stirring up some long-buried feelings for someone she’d never quite forgotten.
Special Thanks must go to @Aria_Fiction @sharilow and @NetGalley for allowing me to review this wonderful book.
This really was a lovely book to read, heartwarming and a really enjoyable story. It had everything friendship, tears, laughter.
But believe me, you will not want to put it down.
Waterproof mascara on the commute a must!!
I shall defiantly give this book 10/10
Unwind, laugh, cry … but feel uplifted with this bittersweet love story. Perfect for the fans of Jo-Jo Moyes and Marian Keyes.
So what would you do if your husband slept with another woman?
Colm strolled into my life fifteen years ago. If there’s ever such a thing as love at first sight, that was it for us both.
A few weeks later we married, celebrating with those who cared, ignoring the raised eyebrows of the cynics.
We knew better. This was going to be forever. The dream come true. The happy ever after.
Until it wasn’t.
Because a couple of months ago everything changed. We discovered a devastating truth, one that blew away our future and forced us to revisit our past, to test the bonds that were perhaps more fragile than they seemed.
So now I ask you again, what would you do if your husband slept with another woman?
Because this is what I did.
And this is the Story of Our Life… Praise for Shari Low:
‘Shari Low writes with humour and skill about the complicated subtleties of adult relationships’ Dorothy Koomson.
‘Great fun from start to finish’ Jenny Colgan.
‘There are only two words for Shari Low: utterly hilarious. I laughed like a drain’ Carmen Reid.
‘One of the funniest books I’ve ever read!’ Marisa Mackle.
Again my Thanks to @HarperCollinsUK @AvonBooksUK @NetGalley and @FionaGibson
I fell in love with the cover of this book straight away and the title made me melt.
Opening it up to discover its also set in Yorkshire and I am a ‘Yorkshire Lass’ was a bonus too.
It was a lovely story, nothing sloppy. It made me sad it made me smile. This was all in all a glass of juice in the garden book, well for me anyway xx
I give this book 10/10 💓💓💓.
Take a trip to the Yorkshire village of Burley Bridge, where a very special little cookbook shop has just opened its doors…
IN THE BEGINNING…
Kitty Cartwright has always solved her problems in the kitchen. Her cookbooks are her life, and there isn’t an issue that ‘Cooking with Aspic’ can’t fix. Her only wish is that she had a book entitled ‘Rustling Up Dinner When Your Husband Has Left You’.
FORTY YEARS LATER…
On Rosemary Lane, Della Cartwright plans to open a very special little bookshop. Not knowing what to do with the hundreds of cookbooks her mother left her, she now wants to share their recipes with the world – and no amount of aspic will stand in her way.
But with her family convinced it’s a hare-brained scheme, Della starts to wonder if she’s made a terrible decision. One thing’s for sure: she’s about to find out…
Lose yourself in Della’s world of food, family and friends. The perfect read for fans of Trisha Ashley and Carole Matthews.