Monday, 17 February 2020

No One Cancels Christmas by Zara Stoneley

No One Cancels ChristmasNo One Cancels Christmas by Zara Stoneley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Typical rom com, schmaltzy with a warm fuzzy feel good factor read. Lots of dilemmas and misinterpreted situations have this moving along nicely in the typical to com manner. Predictable but not boring and a lovely atmospheric Christmas read with all the snow, hot chocolate, baubles and good looking men fans of this genre love.

Lovely Christmas read - five stars as it has everything it needs to make it complete

Friday, 14 February 2020

Suspicious Minds by Gwenda Bond

Suspicious Minds (Stranger Things, #1)Suspicious Minds by Gwenda Bond
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Cleverly written psychological/sci-fi/thriller that brings these genres together in an absorbingly frightening tale.

Set in the summer of 1969 in Indiana, 4 college students enrol on an experimental project primarily because they are short of money and they get paid to do it.

It’s not long before Terry (one of girls) realises there’s something more sinister about the project. Discovering a child is being kept at the lab, Terry sets about finding out the truth with dire consequences.

My first novel in the Stranger Things series which I thoroughly enjoyed. Believable characters and storyline, it’s pacy narrative has the reader speeding along to it’s rather unfinished ending. ‘Darkness on the Edge of Town’ I believe is the sequel which I fully intend to read to clear up the unfinished business of ‘Suspicious Minds’. 5 stars for this one

I would like to thank the publisher for sending this in exchange for an honest review.

Wednesday, 12 February 2020

A Stolen Summer by Allegra Huston

A Stolen SummerA Stolen Summer by Allegra Huston
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Essentially about a woman, who after several years of marriage and one child, finds herself again, with the help of Micajah Burnett the son of an old school friend.

Micajah is 4 years older than Eves own son Allan but he awakes lost passion for life and gives Eve the confidence to break out of her loveless marriage.

Sensitively written, beautiful in parts, we see her blossom when she is with Micajah rediscovering her youthful aspirations when she finally sets herself free. He makes her feel beautiful again and although she does love him she realises that she doesn’t need him or anyone to make her feel complete. Not my usual genre but pleasantly and surprisingly a good holiday read - 4 stars

I would like to thank the publisher for sending this in exchange for an honest review.

Monday, 10 February 2020

The Loving Husband by Christobel Kent

The Loving HusbandThe Loving Husband by Christobel Kent
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Atmospheric psychological thriller that journeys through the effects of love and trust. Fran comes to live in the Fens with her husband and children leaving London and her friends, family and job behind her. She’s entirely reliant on her husband where trust is paramount.

Often left alone with her daughter Emme and Ben the new baby, Fran has placed her life in husband Nathan’s hands, cut off from all she knows.

Tragically one night she discovers him dead on their farm and her life starts to unravel. How well did she know Nathan, who was she married to?

Cleverly woven sub plots come together and the murderer is exposed but not before several red herrings have been discarded. It was a decent story but let down by hollow characters and Frans ‘secret’ being a bit weak - having said that it was an enjoyable read and worth 4 stars

I would like to thank the publisher for sending this in exchange for an honest review.

Saturday, 8 February 2020


I just want to say, I am so sorry, it has been ages since I have posted, I know this. Becoming a new mum has meant I have been trying to adjust to my new life and although I have read books and got reviews I have either been too tired or busy to post. 

I h ave now got many backed up and a free night so I am able to schedule some reviews. :) 

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Welcome to any new followers, I promise I will try to be better ;)