Book Review – The Gifts We Keep by Katie Grindeland

Happy Publication Day!! Secrets can wrap a family and bind them in silence or tear them apart where pretense of being okay would be the norm. It takes a child sometimes to see the truth by seeing the pain via her eyes. Addie was brought into this family while her mother was in hospital where … Continue reading Book Review – The Gifts We Keep by Katie Grindeland

Book Review – HER BEST Friend’s Secret by Anna Mansell @bookouture #BookReview #BookBlogger #AmReading

Friendships forged in childhood especially in the teenage years are never forgotten. Even if the meeting takes place 20 years hence, the heart always recognizes the love and draws in together. The same was seen with Emily, Lolly, Amanda, and Jess who met after 20 years with secrets galore between them, yet one look at … Continue reading Book Review – HER BEST Friend’s Secret by Anna Mansell @bookouture #BookReview #BookBlogger #AmReading

Book Review – Secrets of Willow House by Susanne O’Leary @Bookouture #BookReview #BookBlogger #AmReading

Many thanks to Kim Nash and Bookouture for my invitation to the blog Tour I thought reading this book would be like sailing in the calm waters with some waves swaying the boat of my emotions. What I didn't know was the way I would be sucked into the story. Maeve needed a break from … Continue reading Book Review – Secrets of Willow House by Susanne O’Leary @Bookouture #BookReview #BookBlogger #AmReading

Book Review – Deep Harbor by Fern Michaels #BookReview #BookBlogger #AmReading

Happy Publication Day!! I have read quite a few books by this author and I have enjoyed them all. They have tugged my heartstrings in different ways. I downloaded the book due to the cover, it made think of beauty and feelings, and of course, the blurb. The story started with a bang, CJ worked … Continue reading Book Review – Deep Harbor by Fern Michaels #BookReview #BookBlogger #AmReading

Book Review – The Summer of New Beginnings by Lisa Hobman #BookReview #BookBlogger #AmReading

This was more like the summer of sweet beginnings of love and happiness. Zara is in a relationship with Josh and has been told by her boss to cycle down the NC500 in Scotland and come up with an excellent travel article about her experiences. She meets Lachlan thrice, kind of falls for him, and … Continue reading Book Review – The Summer of New Beginnings by Lisa Hobman #BookReview #BookBlogger #AmReading

Book Review – When You’re Gone by Brooke Harris @bookouture #BlogTour #BookReview #BookBlogger

Many thanks to Kim Nash and Bookouture for inviting me to the Blog Tour of this beautiful book by Brooke Harris A beautiful journey filled with family, relationships, pain, friendship, and at the core of it LOVE. Not the love shown in movies, but the kinds that connects the hearts and the souls, the kinds … Continue reading Book Review – When You’re Gone by Brooke Harris @bookouture #BlogTour #BookReview #BookBlogger

Book Review – My Summer of Love and Limoncello by Sue Roberts @bookouture #BookReview #BookBlogger #AmReading

An absolute warm feel good book which is about love and friendship along with a trip to Tuscany, Italy. Maisie leaves her cheater husband, works 2 jobs, wins a trip to Tuscany along with 1000£ as spending money. She takes her 2 best friends Emma and Cheryl, and the three musketeers find themselves enveloped in … Continue reading Book Review – My Summer of Love and Limoncello by Sue Roberts @bookouture #BookReview #BookBlogger #AmReading

Book Review – The Mum Who Got Her Life Back by Fiona Gibson #BookReview #BookBlogger #AmReading

The story was exactly what the title said. Nadia's twins left for college, her ex was busy with shooting his movies and girlfriend, now it was her time to live her life. The empty nest syndrome became her freedom where she met Jack a single father, and life started looking up for her in the … Continue reading Book Review – The Mum Who Got Her Life Back by Fiona Gibson #BookReview #BookBlogger #AmReading

Book Review – Coming Home to Holly Close Farm by Julie Houston

Having heard great things about author Julie Houston and her books, I was very eager to get my hands on this one. The Blurb promised relationships, family, and secrets. The book started off well with Charlie bring thrown out by a woman who turned out to be the wife of her boyfriend. So with 5 … Continue reading Book Review – Coming Home to Holly Close Farm by Julie Houston

Book Review – Rosie’s Travelling Tea Shop by Rebecca Raisin @HQDigitalUK #Bookreview #BookBlogger #AmReading

What do you do when you find someone whose embrace you never want to leave? Right, there you go. YOU READ IT SLOWLY Rebecca Raisin's book had the same effect on me. The story was simple, oft done before, Rosie's husband has an affair, she buys her traveling tea van and wants to get out … Continue reading Book Review – Rosie’s Travelling Tea Shop by Rebecca Raisin @HQDigitalUK #Bookreview #BookBlogger #AmReading

Book Review – Wildflower Heart by Grace Greene #BookReview #BookBlogger #AmReading

This was a book of relationships and loss. Kara lost her mother and then her husband and unborn child. She had support in her father, but he was pragmatic toward her till he retired and bought a house away in the countryside. And she discovered the neglected wildflowers. There was a magic in them which … Continue reading Book Review – Wildflower Heart by Grace Greene #BookReview #BookBlogger #AmReading

Book Review – If Only I could tell you by Hannah Beckerman #BookBlogger #AmReading

It is with a heart laden with sadness and eyes soaked in tears, I write this difficult review. If you ever want to read a book which makes you cry - read this If you ever want to feel deep melancholy - read this If you ever want to feel a mother's love - read … Continue reading Book Review – If Only I could tell you by Hannah Beckerman #BookBlogger #AmReading

Book Review – The Girl in the Corner by Amanda Prowse #BookBlogger #AmReading

This book made me think. I have been the girl in the corner my whole life, less-confident, insecure, fearful. The story kept me awake practically the whole night; deeper introspection has led to the conclusion that I am probably coming into my own trying to do new things, but there are still some things I … Continue reading Book Review – The Girl in the Corner by Amanda Prowse #BookBlogger #AmReading

Book Review – The Christmas Wish by Tilly Tennant

I really wanted to like this book, it was part of my Christmas Reads.. I was well armed with the comfy couch, plumped up cushions, cuppa tea, and my ever faithful kindle. Esme was in a strangely addictive, abusive relationship with Warren. She discovered he was a bigamist or rather a polygamist, went to her … Continue reading Book Review – The Christmas Wish by Tilly Tennant

Book Review – The Little Christmas Teashop of Second Chances by Donna Ashcroft

My review This was a cute book of a woman finding her confidence and inner fire and going for her passion. All Lily wanted was to be a chef and all that was stopping her was her insecurity. The way she saw herself. Till she met Josh and their interactions gave her the confidence to … Continue reading Book Review – The Little Christmas Teashop of Second Chances by Donna Ashcroft

The Runaway Wife by Dee MacDonald

My review What a beautiful adventurous book on self-discovery and finding inner happiness. I loved it from start to finish!! A 66 year old woman Connie, suddenly realizes that she has been taken for granted by her husband and family and just decides to leave it all and run away. She packs her green car … Continue reading The Runaway Wife by Dee MacDonald

The Little Perfume Shop off the Champs Elysees by Rebecca Raisin

My review The story is about two people finding their way back to magic, the magic of perfume making, their love for the ingredients and their confidence. Believe in yourself and love what you do is the theme which underruns this story. Del enters a perfume making contest held by the Leclere Parfumerie and if … Continue reading The Little Perfume Shop off the Champs Elysees by Rebecca Raisin

Curves, Kisses and Chocolate Ice Cream by Sue Watson

My review We eat either to escape some emotional trauma or to fill an emotional need, and that's why it is known as comfort food. And this comfort food is almost always something delicious, something ridiculously fattening, and something which fills the mouth with bursts of flavor and hips with a bigger arse. That is … Continue reading Curves, Kisses and Chocolate Ice Cream by Sue Watson

Where the Sweet Bird Sings by Ella Joy Olsen

My review This story had such a great plot that I was excited enough to leave all work to read this. But alas and very woefully, I have to admit that this book did not hold my attention. It took me 4 days to finish reading.  I tried to like the main character, Emma, I … Continue reading Where the Sweet Bird Sings by Ella Joy Olsen

Everything the Heart Wants by Savannah Page

My review The story goes...  Halley was always sure, from the very beginning, that she never wanted to be a mother. In fact, she made this clear on the first date with Adam itself. But when her husband after 11 years of bliss, suddenly asks her to reconsider about having a baby, they are at … Continue reading Everything the Heart Wants by Savannah Page

A Mother like Mine by Kate Hewitt 

My review  Every daughter needs her mother at any age...  This book brings home the above adage in a beautiful way.  3 strong women; grandmother Mary, mother Laura and daughter Abby. There is an ebb and flow of emotions between all of them especially between Laura and Abby. Laura left Abby, she was driven out, … Continue reading A Mother like Mine by Kate Hewitt 

Since You’ve Been Gone by Anna Mansell 

My review  A story written beautifully in 3 parts depicting life in its entirety, with tragedy, grief, secrets, inner strength and ability to move on  Part 1 : Jan 2012 : introduction to the two main characters Ed and Rachel  Ellie and Ed Moran with newborn Oli live a happy life till Ellie dies in … Continue reading Since You’ve Been Gone by Anna Mansell 

The Last Piece Of My Heart by Paige Toon

My review The problem with giving your heart away to someone is that you never get it back. Long after you've fallen out of love with them, they still own a little piece of you.... These lines resonated so deep within me that it almost felt as if author Paige Toon is describing my story. … Continue reading The Last Piece Of My Heart by Paige Toon