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