Emotional · Medical · suspense

*BLOG TOUR* The Heart Warriors Mother – Marilyn Cohen De Villiers ★★★★

Blurb; Kerry-Anne Aarons is over the moon. She and her husband, Imran Patel, are about to become the parents of a baby daughter, and give their son, Leo, an adored little sister. It wasn’t planned, but Kerry knows that Lily’s arrival will complete the perfect little family she has always wanted. She, Imran and their two children are going to live happily ever after…
Then life intervenes.
Lily is born with a serious congenital heart defect and Kerry’s battle to save her daughter commences. It’s a battle that takes her from the operating theatres and Intensive Care Units of local hospitals to the High Court of South Africa. It’s a battle that strains her relationships with her friends, her parents, and – ultimately – her husband. It’s a battle she is determined to win.
But how much will Kerry have to sacrifice to give Lily the future she deserves?

My Review; Oh wow. Where do I even start reviewing this one? From the first few pages I knew I was in for a heart breaking read, a rollercoaster of emotions throughout. Based on a true story meet Lily a precious baby girl born with a heart defect and this is her and her families story. Constantly in and out of ICU and hospital, surgeries and illnesses. This little girl and her family have not had it easy at all. She’s a little fighter, a miracle thats for sure. It’s very emotional to read I’m lucky I’ve never been in that position with my own children but I don’t know how they got through it all and coped. It contains alot of medical talk so I actually learnt a lot while reading it too. Alot of up and downs. A lot of hope. Prayers. But wow. A story that will be impossible to forget, one that needed to be told to the world. Highly recommend. A well deserved four stars.

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mystery · suspense · thriller

*BLOG TOUR* My Little Brother – Diane Saxon ★★★★

Blurb; Two siblings, both missing for 20 years turn up within one day of each other. One dead. One alive.
It was an ordinary school day, the day I lost my little brother.
One moment he was on the roundabout and then was gone. Gone. Missing.
They all blamed me. I was in charge. Even though I was only ten years old.
They sent me away. The hurt, the shame, the questions. The not knowing.
I tried to move on.

It’s been nineteen years in exile and now somebody wants me back.
Someone with a dark secret. They hold the keys, they know the truth.
So, I need to return to the Welsh village of my childhood to find out who, because I have a secret, too…

I did something bad.

My review; I have loved previous books by this author so ofcourse I had to read this one and I am so glad I did. I really enjoyed it and loved it. It had me hooked from the first page till the last. Constantly kept me guessing and I never figured it out. What really happened to Lloyd? 20 years ago Caryns brother just vanished. Disappeared. While she was incharge of him aged 10. The story is told 20 years later when Caryn returns to her home town after receiving a note that someone has news about Lloyd. Will she be welcomed home? Accepted back into the family? Will she find out what really happened 20 years ago? It won’t be easy with someone trying to stop her. Gripping. Thrilling. Mysterious. Highly recommend. A well deserved four stars from me.

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Children's · Comedy

The Shop Of Impossible Ice Creams – Shane Hegarty ★★★★

Blurb; Welcome to the Shop of Impossible Ice Creams! Step inside to discover a delicious world of magical adventure, from bestselling author Shane Hegarty. First in a comic, heart-warming illustrated series, for 7+ fans of The Nothing to See Here Hotel and Charlie Changes into a Chicken.

Limpet’s mum is opening an ice-cream shop, full of her favourite new flavours: mushroom and tuna ice cream, anyone? Roast parsnip and gravy?

Limpet’s not sure about this. He likes a nice, safe life. His favourite ice-cream flavour is vanilla.

But when wicked Mr Fluffy arrives with his Mega Emporium of Amazing and Spectacular Ice Creams, Limpet knows he’s got to fight back. And there are magic ingredients on his doorstep which can solve all his worries, if only he can get the recipe just right …

Illustrated throughout with fabulous black and white illustrations by Jeff Crowther and written by the bestselling author of Boot, this story will make you fall in love with reading.

My Review; A short, funny & easy children’s read. Beautifully illustrated throughout. Meet Limpet who has moved to a new town and with it comes a new ice cream business for his family (mum) but with a twist. Different icecream. Fish icecream? Spaghetti icecream? This place will have it. But they’ve got competition from another ice cream business. Will he fit in? Make friends? Will the ice cream shop flop and fail or succeed? Parts had me giggling away. A brilliant story for kids. I highly recommend it. A well deserved four stars from me.

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