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The Revolt by Clara Dupont

Thursday, August 13, 2020 MysteryFiction

About The Book

Richard Lionheart tells the story of his mother, Eleanor of Aquitaine. In 1173, she and three of her sons instigate a rebellion to overthrow the English king, her husband Henry Plantagenet. What prompts this revolt? How does a great queen persuade her children to rise up against their father? And how does a son cope with this crushing conflict of loyalties?
Replete with poetry and cruelty, this story takes us to the heart of the relationship between a mother and her favourite son – two individuals sustained by literature, unspoken love, honour and terrible violence.


My Thoughts

This is not the book I use to read, is totally out of my comfort zone, a historical story told in first person and told like a biography! But you know what? I loved it!
This is the story of Eleanor...

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The One That Got Away by Egan Hughes

Thursday, August 6, 2020 ThrillerFiction

About The Book

Mia thinks she has escaped her controlling ex-husband, Rob. She’s found herself a new home, a new boyfriend and a new life.
But when the police arrive to tell her that Rob has been found dead on his boat, things quickly fall apart. Mia is terrified she’ll be suspected, however the police are keeping all options open. They know Mia had reason to hate her ex-husband, but she’s not the only one. Plenty of people wanted Rob Creavy dead, not least his new wife, Rachel.
What they don’t know is that Mia has a secret, one she’s desperate to protect.
But someone else knows. Someone with very dark secrets of their own . . .


My Thoughts

This is a gripping and addictive read, dark and bitter, a read that I will not forget.
I always know that books with an abusive husband touc...

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Discovery Globe by Leon Gray

Friday, July 31, 2020 Children's

I know that each child has their own needs and hobbies, sadly mine is only 4 and is totally obsessed with countries and flags (as I am sure you are aware if you follow me). That’s why we are always looking for toys with flags/countries for my little one to learn in a funny way, I can say that he recognises more flags than me and knows where to locate them in the map!
That’s why when I saw the book/toy Discovery Globe by Walker I thought it would be an amazing present for him and I think for any kid who loves to learn in a funny way! Because this is quite a complete set, there’s a book and a globe to assemble.

I’ll start talking about the globe, it’s quite easy to assemble (if the child is young, you’ll have to help them)...

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Lost by Leona Deakin – Blog Tour

Thursday, July 9, 2020 MysteryFiction  No comments

About The Book

Lost by Leona Deakin There is an explosion at a military ball. The casualties are rushed to hospital in eight ambulances, but only seven vehicles arrive. Captain Harry Peterson is missing.
His girlfriend calls upon her old friend Dr Augusta Bloom, who rushes to support the investigation. But no one can work out what connects the bomb and the disappearance. When Harry is eventually discovered three days later, they hope he holds the answers to their questions.
But he can’t remember a single thing.


My Thoughts

Can you imagine that after a bombing you can’t find your loved ones? You saw them alive before the ambulance arrived but then they disappeared!
This is the perfect case for Dr Augusta Bloom, she is fearless and persistent and nothing will stop her to discover what r...

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The Bone Jar by SW Kane

Friday, July 3, 2020 MysteryFiction  No comments

About the Book, “The Bone Jar” by SW Kane, Two murders. An abandoned asylum.

The Bone Jar by SW Kane, Two murders. An abandoned asylum. Will a mysterious former patient help untangle the dark truth?

The body of an elderly woman has been found in the grounds of a derelict asylum on the banks of the Thames. As Detective Lew Kirby and his partner begin their
investigation, another body is discovered in the river nearby. Gradually, the secrets of Blackwater Asylum begin to reveal themselves; there are rumours of secret rooms, unspeakable psychological experimentation and a dark force that haunts the ruins. Urban explorer Connie Darke has her own interest in the asylum; it’s where her sister died in a freak accident and she’s determined to help Kirby expose its grisly past...

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The Little Teashop in Tokyo by Julie Caplin

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 Novel  No comments

The Little Teashop in Tokyo by Julie Caplin

About The Book

The Little Teashop in Tokyo by Julie Caplin – Blog TourThe Little Teashop in Tokyo by Julie Caplin.  For travel blogger Fiona, Japan has always been top of her bucket list so when she wins an all-expenses paid trip, it looks like her dreams are coming true.  Until she arrives in vibrant, bustling Tokyo and comes face-to-face with the man who broke her heart ten years ago, gorgeous photographer Gabe. Fiona can’t help but remember the heartache of their last meeting but amidst the temples and clouds of soft pink cherry blossoms, can Fiona and Gabe start to see life–and each other–differently?


My Thoughts

If you had planned a trip to Tokyo (like me) and due to the pandemic we are living it has been cancelled, this is the book you’ll love to read! There are so many famous landsc...

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The Lies I Tell by Joel Hames

Thursday, June 11, 2020 Thriller  No comments

About the Book

The Lies I Tell by Joel Hames  Meet Polly, Meet Emily, Meet Belinda,  They’re all me. My name is Lisa and I’m an identity thief. If I’m not inside your system stealing your money, I’ve probably already stolen it. I’m your friend. I’m a thief. I’m gone.
I’m in control.
Only now, the tables have been turned. I’m in danger. My son is in danger. And I don’t know where that danger’s coming from.
Any friend.
Any enemy.
Any stranger.
Anyone from the past I’ve been trying to outrun for years.
NOBODY CAN BE TRUSTED.


My Thoughts

The Lies I Tell by Joel Hames, Are you who you say you are? In a moment when identity theft is something usual, who could validate that you are who you are saying? There’s one movie that I loved when I was young called “The Net” wher...

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Straight Down A Crooked Lane

Thursday, July 11, 2019 Christian  No comments

‘Straight Down A Crooked Lane’ another book by Francena Arnold.

Mary Jo Hallett  who is seventeen is asked at the last minute to be a bridesmaid, for an old friend, that she  had a spat with a couple of

years ago.  When she gets to the rehearsal she meets a friend who was Twenty years old by the name of Jack Freeman.  They spend time together when they are not needed for the wedding.  After the wedding Jack goes back to the base.  They write letters back and forth and after a few letters he ask’s  her to marry him.  He comes back for a couple of weeks where his mother, (Chris) pay’s for the flight home.  He made his case in front of her father who immediately rejected his request with a flat ‘No’ and they turned and walked out of the room.  But the argument wasn’t over...

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