Bestsellers · chick-lit · crime · mystery · romance · Short Stories

A Fresh Start; Ten gripping stories from ten bestselling authors. ★★★★

Blurb; From wronged wives to nosy neighbours, from distant dads to new-found family, from secrets to lies, fresh starts to false endings – and everything in between…

A collection of brilliant short stories from the best writers around.

This collections contains original stories from Fanny Blake, Louise Candlish, Mike Gayle, Mari Hannah, Sophie Kinsella, Jojo Moyes, Adele Parks, Ian Rankin, Mahsuda Snaith and Keith Stuart.

My Review; So this is another quickread but with ten short stories inside all with the theme of a fresh start a range of genres include… Chick-lit, romance, crime, thriller. A brilliant mix and all around 10 pages long. Now I’m not going to review them all but I will pop the ten short stories below, you may know some of the authors already. Highly recommend. A well deserved four stars. The ten stories included are;

Lock up & Leave by Louise Candlish.

The Estate by Mahsuda Snaith.

The Accidental Date by Keith Stuart.

Let No One In by Mari Hannah.

The Makeover by Jojo Moyes.

Sisters by Fanny Blake.

A Quiet Road by Adele Parks.

You & Me by Mike Gayle.

Decluttering by Sophie Kinsella.

Easy Street by Ian Rankin.

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Adventure · chick-lit

Looking For Captain Poldark – Rowan Coleman ★★★★

Blurb; How far would you go to find the perfect hero?

Four strangers, united by their shared love of POLDARK, come together on a trip to Cornwall in search of their hero…

Lisa has sworn off love and relationships after a really bad experience, but lately she’s been tempted to take a chance on a more exciting life. First she meets other fans of the TV show Poldark online. Then she proposes a very special road trip to Cornwall, in search of where their favourite show is being filmed.

But can four strangers find friendship, as well as a certain sexy hunk on their trip south?

My Review; Now I must admit I’ve never watched or read Poldark but I have heard about it. This was a lovely read where four strangers come together over their love of Poldark and decide to go on a journey to find him. 4 totally different people. 4 strangers. Each have their own secrets, worries and problems.

Along the way the secrets emerge, there bonds grow and they become the most unlikely group of friends with some drama and heroism needed along the way. Pushing themselves out of their comfort zones for each other. A beautiful ending and beautiful friendships made. It was nice to escape on their adventure with them.

A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend.

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chick-lit · romance · Short Stories

The Little Dreams of Lara Cliffe – Milly Johnson ★★★★

Blurb; It only takes one small step to change your life!

Lara Cliffe and her three friends are off on a mini break for her hen party. It’s three weeks before her wedding to ’Steady Freddie’, one of the kindest men on the planet. But something is worrying Lara. Her friends say it’s wedding jitters, but she isn’t so sure. Fifteen years ago the love of her life, Danny Belfont, walked out on her three weeks before their wedding and she has never been able to fully get him out of her heart.

Then, on the overnight ferry, Lara finds out that Danny is playing in the onboard band and he spots her in the crowd. Will she meet him the next night to talk?

As the wonderful city of Amsterdam works its magic on Lara, she tries to sort out her thoughts. And if fate has brought Lara and Danny back together … is it really for love or for something quite different?

My Review; Another quick read to help with my concentration lately. I’ve always been a fan of Millys writing and this was perfect. Short. Easy to read. Perfect chick-lit.

The story is about a group of women all enjoying Laras hen party with a break away. The perfect group of friends. However, Lara has an uneasy feeling about it all. Aboard the ship she sees someone familiar an ex, Danny. Their eyes meet and she doesn’t know what to feel or think. They soon get chatting again. Will Lara and Danny rekindle that relationship? Or will she walk away back to her new life and future marriage?

The perfect ending. Uplifting. Happy. Full of joy. This book certainly put a smile on my face. Highly recommend. A well deserved four stars from me. These quick reads are perfect for me right now and hopefully will help me back to the bigger books soon.

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