Thursday, 6 December 2018


This review is up a little later than it should be, but A Wonderful Night isn't all mistletoe, wine and the sugar plum fairy. It deals with a hard hitting subject mental illness which isn't an easy subject to get right and for the author to come across as sympathetic, not as a plot tool. Jamie Admans does justice to the illness and brings a focus to the illness.
My heart went out to the hero Leo and I found myself crying and feeling his pain, sadness I just wanted to give him a big hug and say that there is someone he can lean on.
Oakbarrow will remind many people of perhaps their own town, where lots of independent shops have closed down, people struggling to make a living or just getting by day to day.
There are so many themes running through the book but all woven seamlessly together but none over the power the other. I did laugh several times at Georgia's antics which could have quite easily blown up in her face.

If there is one book you read this year or even next makes sure It's A Wonderful Night, you won't be disappointed.

One night will change their lives forever…

Georgia Bailey is closing up her little charity shop in Oakbarrow when she gets a mysterious late night call from a stranger, threatening to jump off the town’s bridge.
Something about the man’s voice is faintly familiar but all she can do is stay on the line and, after talking for hours and losing sense of time passing, coax him back from the edge.
The next morning, Georgia walks to work, buys a festive latte from Leo (who she’s had a crush on for months!) at the local coffee shop, and is shocked when she suddenly recognizes the voice from last night…

A heartwarming festive love story that reminds us that even in the darkest of times, hope is always just around the corner!

Jaimie is a 32-year-old English-sounding Welsh girl with an awkward-to-spell name. She lives in South Wales and enjoys writing, gardening, watching horror movies, and drinking tea, although she’s seriously considering marrying her coffee machine. She loves autumn and winter, and singing songs from musicals despite the fact she’s got the voice of a dying hyena. She hates spiders, hot weather, and cheese & onion crisps. She spends far too much time on Twitter and owns too many pairs of boots.
She will never have time to read all the books she wants to read.
She is the author of chick-lit romantic comedies The Chateau of Happily Ever Afters, The Little Wedding Island, It’s a Wonderful Night, and Kismetology, and she has also written young-adult romantic comedies Afterlife Academy, Not Pretty Enough, and North Pole Reform School.

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UK ONLY Giveaway!
It's a Wonderful Night Goodie bag, includes:
*It's a Wonderful Night notebook
*It's a Wonderful Night fridge magnet
*A signed postcard of the cover
*A copy of It's a Wonderful Life on DVD because this is the inspiration behind the story.
*An invisible spine Paris notebook because it's where Georgia wants to go more than anywhere in the world.
*A light-up Christmas tree pen, because who doesn't need a light-up Christmas tree pen at this time of year?!

Thursday, 25 January 2018


Girl Targeted is the first book I have read by Val Collins. This story does have an issue with jumping 

around a little too much, if you can keep up then I believe you will enjoy it.  There are numerous 

suspects for our  heroine Aofie a investigative journalist. A murder at the charity where she works 

part time has her trying to find the killer. 

All the characters from Rachel to Gavin are well crafted and all as utterly flawed as the next.  It was 

nice to read a story set in Ireland as i haven't read that many. It was a fast paced novel and perhaps 

that is why it did jump a little. I read it in one sitting and found myself lost in the novel.

So many false leads in this novel and it will keep you guessing until the end. 

The hubby and mother in law are a strange pair and a number of times i would have loved to lock 

them in a cellar.

Are secrets really worth murdering for?  If you like psychological thrillers then this book is worth a 


Tuesday, 23 January 2018


Discovering the Woodsman is the first book in a trilogy by author N. M. Brott. The language is rather

old fashioned and reads like a 19th Century Novel and yet it does have a certain charm being a fairy

story. Our Tale  starts where we are introduced to Heather the heroine and a description of the

cottage being at the edge of a forest. This reminded me of the Little Red Riding Hood Fairy tale.

Her Best Friend is Princess Malva.

Heather has a great liking for Woodcutters and although as a lady she was destined to be a

nobleman's wife she longed to belong to the woodcutters of her childhood tales.

Meeting Japser in the forest Heather falls in love but he isn't the type of man she should marry. I

don't want to give too much away and ruin the ending for people. It's a fairly pacey novel so and the

pace moves fairly quickly. The story does draw you in and you do want to know how it ended.

If you don't like the old fashioned style of writing then this book probably won't be for you but if you

love a good romance tale and a young girls hopes and dreams then you will enjoy the tale.

I would read the other books in the trilogy and to see what Heather gets up too.

I'd give it 4/5 stars

Tuesday, 3 October 2017


The​ ​Body​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Marsh
                          By ​ Nick​ ​ Louth​      

                                                                    ebook ​ |​ ​ Release​ ​ Date:​  25​ th​  ​September ​ 2017​
                                                                                                           Special ​ launch​ ​ price​ ​ of​ ​ £1.99​       
                                                                                                                     ISBN ​ 9781911591771​ 


An incredible twist to leave you breathless… 
When a woman goes missing, it gets personal for DCI Craig Gillard. But he could never imagine​ what​ happens next.​             
   Criminologist Martin Knight lives a gilded life​ and is a thorn​  in the​​ side of the​ ​  ​police.  But​ then his wife Liz goes missing. There is no good explanation and no sign of Martin… To make things worse, Liz is the ex-girlfriend of DCI Craig Gillard who is ​ ​drawn intothe  investigation. Is it just a missing person or something worse? And​  what​   relevance​  do  the​  events around the shocking Girl F case, so taken up by Knight, have​ to​ do​ with ​the  present?​              
The truth is darker than you could ever have imagined.  
Utterly gripping and full of twists, this ​ ​is a compulsive thriller​  from​ master​ Nick​   Louth for fans​  of​  Robert​ Bryndza,​  Patricia ​​Gubney and Carole​​ Wyer.  

About the Author

Nick Louth is a best-selling​ thriller writer, award-winning​  financial​ journalist​  and​ an​                investment commentator. Best-selling author of Bite which was self-published in 2007 and went on​  to​ become​ ​ the​ UK​ No.1 Kindle best-seller​ ​​for several​ weeks in 2014. ​​Freelance since 1998, he has been a regular contributor ​​to the Financial Times, Investors​​ Chronicle and Money​ ​ Observer, and has published eight other books. Nick Louth is ​​married and lives in Lincolnshire.​     

Martin becomes the prime suspect when his wife Liz a history teacher goes missing. Some people would be happy that the ex has vanished from their lives but for D.C.I Craig Dillard Liz was the love of his life. He will move heaven and earth trying to find her. 
Nick has created a superb crime novel with so many twists and turns. It is atmospheric and you meet the main characters straight away. Some may think it is strange that someone still has feelings for an ex girlfriend but your first real love's are hard to forget. 
All the evidence points to the husband having done away with his wife for some nefarious reason of his own. How much do the missing woman and the child f case have to do with each other coincidence or is there more to it? 
If you are looking for a crime thriller with twists and turns and is in my opinion as good as Ian Rankin's Rebus you have to try Body in the Marsh. 

Monday, 25 September 2017


The Snow Globe Review :-

The Snow Globe is the first novel of Judith Kinghorn's I have read and it won't be the last. Judith has seamlessly woven two love stories together.  As a history nut i couldn't wait to dive into an historical novel. The novel is set during Christmas 1926. The youngest daughter Daisy is looking forward to Christmas, discovering her fathers affair makes her feel she can not enjoy the celebrations especially when she discovers her mother has invited the mistress to be a guest at Eden Hall. If Daisy couldn't look forward to the celebrations before she certainly feels she can't now.

Three young men are all wanting Daisy's attentions and it is down to her to chose one of her suitors or none of them. This book is filled with family drama and the relationships each has with others as well as amongst themselves.

The characters are all well done and i feel a few of the supporting characters could have a novel to themselves. I couldn't find a weak character in the bunch and they all seemed 3d characters which in some novels i have read recently have been cardboard cut outs. But Judith has nailed the characterisation the historical details can not be faulted. I am looking forward to reading other novels that the author  such as Echo of Twilight.

I give the novel 5 out of 5

Book Blurb

A beautiful story of enduring love and heartbreaking choices.

As Christmas 1926 approaches, the Forbes family are preparing to host a celebration at Eden Hall. Eighteen-year-old Daisy is preoccupied by a sense of change in the air. Overnight, her relationship with Stephen Jessop, the housekeeper’s son, has shifted and every encounter seems fraught with tension. Before the festivities are over, Daisy has received a declaration of love, a proposal and a kiss – from three different men. Unable to bear the confusion she flees to London and stays with her elder sister.
By the following summer, Daisy has bowed to the persistence of the man who proposed to her the previous year. When the family reunite for a party at Eden Hall and Stephen is once more in her life, it is clear to Daisy she is committing to the wrong person. Yet she also believes that family secrets mean she has no choice but to follow her head instead of her heart. Will love conquer all, or is Daisy’s fate already written?

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About the Author

Judith Kinghorn is also the author of The Last Summer and The Memory of Lost Senses. She was born in Northumberland, educated in the Lake District, and is a graduate in English and History of Art. She lives in England with her husband and two children.

Judith's social media links.


Twitter  @judithkinghorn

Monday, 12 June 2017

SUN CHARA Italian Millionaire, Runaway Principessa

Blog Tour

9th -15th June 2017

Book Title:

Italian Millionaire, Runaway Principessa

Purchase Links:

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*Available also in paperback

Author: Sun Chara

Genre: sexy, hip ’n fun contemporary romance

Published: 9th June 2017



Tug-a-war between the sexes!

Infamous Italian neurosurgeon, Peter Medeci, has a score to settle with his estranged wife: her reckless bid for independence has nearly destroyed his medical career.

Ellie, desperate to reassert herself as more than his bedroom playmate, flees the ‘fairytale’ for a gig in a Hollywood club until Peter comes looking for her. For her freedom, Ellie must spend the next three weeks being the ‘good doctor’s wife’ in publicand his mistressin private!

What the reviews say:

5.0 out of 5 stars

A Treasure Of A Romance

By Lisa Weaver -Greek Millionaire, Unruly Wife

5 stars Loved it!

By Sissy - Greek Millionaire, Unruly Wife

About the author

Sun Chara, a multi-published, JABBIC winner
for Manhattan Millionaire's Cinderella,writes

sexy, hip 'n fun contemporary romance, high

adventure historical romance, and any genre that

knocks at her imagination. Globetrotting for lore

while keeping tabs on Hollywood leads, she

loves the challenge of creating stories for book

and screen. Designer Frappuccinos with

whipping cream/sprinkles on top make everyday

a celebration! Find out more at:

Coming Soon!in the ‘global millionaires’

Recluse Millionaire, Reluctant Bride

November 2017