chick-lit · Comedy · romance

*BLOG TOUR* Twice in a Lifetime -Helga Jensen ★★★★

Blurb; Amelia might have met The One. But is she twenty years too late?

After her husband left her out of the blue, the only relationship 48-year-old Amelia Simpson has enjoyed recently is with Nutella and Pinot Grigio. While her 8-year-old twin boys, Jasper and Rupert, keep her busy, Amelia dreams of a life more than washing muddy rugby kits and weekly chats with best friends Sian and Jamie.

Amelia needs some magic back in her life – but magic seems in short supply in her small Welsh town. So when she finds the phone number that was given to her twenty years ago by a handsome stranger in New York, Amelia wonders whether he might be The One That Got Away. But when Sian takes matters into her own hands, launching a worldwide hunt to find the handsome stranger Amelia met outside Tiffany’s two decades ago, Amelia finds herself on a flight to the Big Apple to reconnect with her ‘Perfect Patrick’. But as the two explore the sights of NYC, has Amelia reconnected with The One? Or will she discover that the sparkle she was missing is actually closer to home?

My Review; What a brilliant read. Starts off with Amelia being cheated on and a divorce. She has twins boys. Middle aged. Works in a bookshop. She trys online dating. That doesn’t work. But then she finds herself reminiscing about the past specifically a man from her past.. but surely its too late to go back there after all these years?

I loved every page. Devoured it. Had me laughing out loud in parts. A funny and uplifting romance. A new start. A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend. A perfect chick-lit/romance read. Really enjoyed it.

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Adventure · chick-lit · romance

*BLOG TOUR* Happy Dreams at Mermaid Cove – Marie Laval ★★★★

Blurb; From the big city to a little yellow mobile library on the Isle of Skye …
When Jenna Palmer agrees to the new position of mobile librarian on the tiny Arrandale peninsular of the Isle of Skye, she knows she’s signing up for difficult working conditions and mediocre wages. But Jenna needs to get away, and a little yellow mobile library called Buttercup could be her escape to happier dreams …
However, whilst Jenna can get to grips with foggy island roads, local mermaid legends and even big purple monsters, she never expected to have to contend with a boss as grumpy as Daniel McGregor, or a young book lover as enthusiastic as his niece, Katrina.
Arrandale might represent Jenna’s safe port in a storm, but could she and Buttercup also become a beacon of hope to Daniel, Katrina and the entire island community?

My Review; Happy Publication Day! This is a pure escapism of a read. A holiday for the mind. It starts off with a storm and accident but surely things get better from there right? Onwards and upwards… Jenna is running the new mobile library and this setting was pure heaven filled with new books, dvds and a whole new design she is serious and ready to go.

A beautiful, uplifting and happy story. This is just what I needed. Perfection. I throughally enjoyed it. I fell in love with Jennas character, the setting and Buttercup. I want my own Buttercup, now that’s the dream. A story full of myths, legends, new friendships and a new start. Loved it all. Devoured it.

This is the first book I have read by this author and I will be looking into the authors back log after this beauty. Highly recommend. A well deserved four stars from me.

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Emotional · romance

*BLOG TOUR* This is how we are human – Louise Beech ★★★★★

Blurb; When the mother of an autistic young man hires a call girl to make him happy, three lives collide in unexpected and moving ways … changing everything. A devastatingly beautiful, rich and thought-provoking novel that will warm your heart.

My Review; This is my absolute favourite book of Louise’s yet! Stunning. Perfection. Beautiful. Emotional. I bloody loved it all. I will shout about this book for a long time. It’s a must read and a must buy. It has gone straight into my top reads of the year.

It’s beautifully and brilliantly written. I devoured it. The chapters are short. I fell in love with Sebastians character, he is just so freaking adorable. We get to see his world in this story. We get to see how he is treated by others, his feelings and his thoughts. He’s a clever chap. It’s a thought provoking story but also one where we see him change and grow.

You can tell the author has put a lot of time, thought and research into this book, by basing it on a true story she had to get it right. Absolutely stunning. Cannot recommend it enough. A well deserved five stars and more. Buy it you will not regret this one. A story that will remain in my heart forever.

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