Children's · Short Stories

*BLOG TOUR* Hector’s Perfect Cake – Lily Clarke ★★★★★

Blurb; Hector is baking a cake for his Granny and he’s determined that it’s going to be perfect.

But when he discovers that the peanut butter jar is empty, Hector decides that he must head out to find some more, or else his perfect cake will be ruined.

As time begins to run out, Hector’s luck begins to run out too.

He may have to accept that sometimes, perfection just isn’t possible…

Charlotte’s (5) thoughts;

I liked the huge cake.

I liked the pictures (illustrations).

I liked the end of the story.

I would give it 100 stars.

It’s funny cause he’s chasing around for peanut butter.

I liked the SMASH!

It’s a good story and I enjoyed it a nrw favourite. I’m going to take it into school so all my class can read it together.

My thoughts as a parent;

Charlotte was made up to get her own signed book through the post and wanted to read it straight away. Ofcourse her younger brother Noah (2) joined us aswell. It’s a great, short story and illustrated beautifully. Kept us wondering if he ever did get the peanut butter. Kept the kids busy and quiet! I’m sure this will be a new favourite in our house as we all love chocolate cake here.

It also teachers a lesson that I don’t think Charlotte understood… It’s okay for things not be perfect! They’re still loved and appreciated just as much. With thanks to the author and Rachel for the book! We would recommend to all kiddies. We gave it five stars as a 100 wouldn’t fit.

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suspense · thriller

*BLOG TOUR* The Stranger In My Bed – Karen King ★★★★

Blurb; ‘We have a patient who has been involved in a serious accident. We believe he’s your husband.’

When Freya first met Phil, she thought he was the man of her dreams. He bought her roses every week, booked surprise trips to sun-soaked destinations, and showed her affection like she’d never experienced before. But over time the dream had become a violent nightmare. And now Freya is packing her bags, knowing it’s time she escaped their increasingly broken marriage.

But then Freya gets a visit from the police. Phil’s been in a horrific car crash and – as he comes around – it becomes clear that remembers nothing since their blissful honeymoon two years before, back when their relationship was perfect. All he wants is to be happily married again.

Freya knows giving him another chance could be dangerous. But now he’s the one who needs her, it’s a chance to turn the tables, and to change the outcome of their relationship once and for all. After all, he will only know what she chooses to tell him…

But what really happened during those two years of marriage? And as they start over again, who is safe? And whose life is in danger?

My Review; I had to read this one, just for the cover alone and the blurb it sounded too good to miss and I was right. A brilliant read. Gripping devoured it in two days. I didn’t want to put it down. A book that made me think what would I do if I was Freya? It’s a tough one. Why those two forgotton years come back?

Brilliantly written, fast paced, intriguing and real page turner. A story about a marriage but not a happy one, amnesia and two lost years. Kept me guessing if the tides would turn or not. I was hooked up to the last page. A really good read. I enjoyed it. A new author to me aswell. Highly recommend. A well deserved four stars.

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crime · suspense · thriller

*BLOG TOUR* The Introvert Bears Filthy Witness – Michael Paul Michaud ★★★★

Blurb; Newly estranged from Donna, The Introvert is selected as one of twelve jurors on a notorious murder trial, forcing him to navigate a litany of uncomfortable social interactions, this time with no avenue of escape. Equal parts harrowing and hilarious, The Introvert Bears Filthy Witness is the third entry in the life of one very anti-social and unexpected anti-hero.

My Review; This is book three in The Introvert series all shortish stories around 200 pages I have enjoyed the full series so far. Different, unique. The main character is definitely one you can’t forget. He’s funny, clever and has a secret dark side. Another story I really enjoyed.

In this story the Introvert finds himself on dury duty and soon clashes with another juror but it’s him we are talking about here and there’s more to the story that just him doing his jury duty and the trial. A very clever, cunning and planned out ending which I didn’t expect but realise I wanted. I would recommend this little series and am I already looking forward to the next one. There’s just something about his character which I love. Wierd I know. But he’s interesting, different. A great read! Easily devoured.

A well deserved four stars from me.

* Publishing date of the 9th of January 2021. Sadly it’s still not available to pre-order *