The Unravelling of Maria by F J Curlew #BookReview #BlogTour #IndieAuthor #4.5*

Lovers separated by the Iron Curtain.Two women whose paths should never have crossed.A remarkable journey that changes all of their lives. Maria’s history is a lie.Washed up on the shores of Sweden in 1944, with no memory, she was forced to create her own.Nearly half a century later she still has no idea of her true identity. Jaak is fighting for Estonia’s independence refusing to … Continue reading The Unravelling of Maria by F J Curlew #BookReview #BlogTour #IndieAuthor #4.5*

War in the Valleys by Francesca Capaldi #BookReview #Valleys2 #BlogTour #Hera #BookOnTheBrightSide #5*

WW1 marches on, but 1916. Young mother, Violet Jones, lives a tough life in the Rhymney Valley, caring for 4-year-old Clarice and baby Benjy on her own while soldier husband Charlie fights on the Front Line. But when tragedy strikes, Violet’s life becomes even harder.While they may be far from the battlefields, the effects of WW1 take their toll on the small mining community of Dorcalon, with food … Continue reading War in the Valleys by Francesca Capaldi #BookReview #Valleys2 #BlogTour #Hera #BookOnTheBrightSide #5*

Moonlight Over Studland Bay by Della Galton #BookReview #BlogTour #BoldwoodBooks #RachelsRandomResources #NetGalley #4*

Animal loving Samantha Jones is on a mission to ‘live the dream’. When best friend Abby has a beautiful baby boy Sam’s priorities change and she realises she wants more from her life. Uninspired with her dull day job Sam plans to expand Purbeck Pooches, her seaside pet sitting business into a full-time career and embarks on a mission to find her perfect man. Sam … Continue reading Moonlight Over Studland Bay by Della Galton #BookReview #BlogTour #BoldwoodBooks #RachelsRandomResources #NetGalley #4*

A Little Christmas Hope by Kathryn Freeman #BookReview #ChristmasWishes3 #BlogTour #OneMoreChapter #RachelsRandomResources #5*

Newly promoted head teacher Anna Dalton needs a Christmas miracle – and fast! After years of sitting through excruciatingly dull Christmas productions, complete with crying children and sleeping parents, she’s determined Riddlescomb Primary School will put on a Nativity to remember.  Enter bad boy actor Dan Ramsey, recently axed from the lead role in a TV drama and in desperate need of cleaning up his … Continue reading A Little Christmas Hope by Kathryn Freeman #BookReview #ChristmasWishes3 #BlogTour #OneMoreChapter #RachelsRandomResources #5*

A Blackpool Christmas by Maggie Mason #BookReview #SandgroniansTrilogy3 #BlogTour #Sphere #Little,BrownBookGroup #4.5*

THE WAR IS OVER, BUT WILL CHRISTMAS BE ENOUGH TO BRING THEM TOGETHER? The brand new novel by bestselling author Mary Wood, writing as Maggie Mason CHRISTMAS, 1918. The war may be over, but for newly reunited sisters Babs and Beth, peace has yet to find them. Having been taken from their mother at a young age and then separated themselves for twelve years, their … Continue reading A Blackpool Christmas by Maggie Mason #BookReview #SandgroniansTrilogy3 #BlogTour #Sphere #Little,BrownBookGroup #4.5*

Harper’s Heroes by Rosie Clarke #BookReview #HarpersEmporium4 #BlogTour #BoldwoodBooks #RachelsRandomResources #NetGalley #4*

From the bestselling author of the Welcome to Harpers Emporium and The Mulberry Lane Series.The Harpers Girls come face to face with the harsh reality of the cruelty of war. Oxford Street, London 1915 Sally Harper quietly battles to keep Harpers afloat in the difficult days of the war, whilst husband Ben is working all hours for the War Office. Beth Burrow is fighting concern … Continue reading Harper’s Heroes by Rosie Clarke #BookReview #HarpersEmporium4 #BlogTour #BoldwoodBooks #RachelsRandomResources #NetGalley #4*

Murder at the Gorge by Frances Evesham #BookReview #BlogTour #BoldwoodBooks #TheExhamOnSeaMurderMysteries7 #RachelsRandomResources #NetGalley #4.5*

A joke? A prank? Or something more sinister? When the Exham-on-Sea residents are targeted by anonymous emails containing apparently harmless nursery rhymes, no one knows whether to laugh or shudder until an unexplained death touches the town. Libby Forest, baker, chocolatier and Exham’s very own resident private investigator, alongside her partner Max Ramshore, set out to solve the puzzle before more people die. But when … Continue reading Murder at the Gorge by Frances Evesham #BookReview #BlogTour #BoldwoodBooks #TheExhamOnSeaMurderMysteries7 #RachelsRandomResources #NetGalley #4.5*

Painting Bananas by Amanda Paull #BookReview #CherryDene2 #BlogTour #IndieAuthor #RachelsRandomResources #5*

Painting Bananas is all about love, dreams, and taking stock. Two happy couples, one person from each on the verge of change. But as paths cross and plans unfold, will their spouses reveal their true colours? Alison struggles with insomnia. She also hates her job and fantasizes about throttling her irritating oaf-of-a boss. Thankfully, her lifelong plan to return to university will soon be realized. After … Continue reading Painting Bananas by Amanda Paull #BookReview #CherryDene2 #BlogTour #IndieAuthor #RachelsRandomResources #5*

The Spy Who Inspired Me by Stephen Clarke #BookReview #BlogTour #pAf #HelenRichardsonPR #4.5*

For legal reasons, this novel does not mention J*mes B*nd. Which is a shame, because it is a comedy spy story based on the idea that I*n Fl*ming’s famously macho secret agent might have been inspired by a woman …  It is April 1944, and chic armchair naval officer Ian Lemming is accidentally beached in Nazi-occupied Normandy. With no access to a razor or clean … Continue reading The Spy Who Inspired Me by Stephen Clarke #BookReview #BlogTour #pAf #HelenRichardsonPR #4.5*

A Body in Seaview Grange by Dee MacDonald #BookReview #KatePalmer2 #BlogTour #Bookouture #BookOnTheBrightSide #NetGalley #5*

Practice nurse Kate Palmer is ready for some peace and quiet in her little Cornish village, but there’s soon to be a murder on her doorstep… Kate’s retirement in Cornwall hasn’t quite gone as planned – Lavender Cottage is in need of substantial repairs and her sister Angie’s fondness for gin does rather stretch the purse-strings. So when Kate is asked to do some nursing at the … Continue reading A Body in Seaview Grange by Dee MacDonald #BookReview #KatePalmer2 #BlogTour #Bookouture #BookOnTheBrightSide #NetGalley #5*