Christmas · Comedy · romance

*BLOG TOUR* The Ticklemore Christmas Toy Shop – Liz Davies ★★★★★

Blurb; You’re never too old to fall in love…

There is a disturbance in the force and octogenarian Hattie Jenkins can feel it in her water. Still active and spritely, she guesses that the miserable-looking gentleman sitting morosely in the café where she works, might be the reason.

Widowed Alfred Miller has recently moved in with his daughter because she is worried that he’s becoming too frail and forgetful to look after himself. And he’s not in the least bit happy about it, especially since his home is soon be cleared and sold.

But when he enlists Hattie’s help to save some of his precious belongings, he doesn’t realise that Hattie’s mission is to save more than a few sticks of furniture. She’s on a mission to save him, too.

My Review; Happy Publication Day. This is one I would urge you all to add to your upcoming Christmas piles. Well worth it and you won’t regret it. It’s bloody brilliant and here’s why…

The two main characters Hattie and Alfred and both OAPS, both widows and both lonely. They come together in the most unlikely of ways and both their lives change over toys! But not just any toys… These are beautiful, rare and handmade olden toys. I instantly fell in love with both of them. I really did. I just wanted to cuddle them both.

It’s a romantic comedy with Christmas thrown in making it a perfect read. It’s bound to make you smile and giggle in parts. It’s a real uplifting read. I enjoyed every minute of it. I loved it all especially the ending. It’s a story about friendships, love and the community coming together. Amazing. Just cause you’re old that doesn’t mean life has to stop…

I cannot recommend this book enough. A well deserved five stars from me. Highly recommend. May even end up in my top 20 reads of the year.

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chick-lit · Comedy · romance

*BLOG TOUR* Cynthia Smart’s Midwife Crisis – Liz Davies ★★★★

Blurb; Midlife crisis? What midlife crisis?

At forty-four, Cynthia Smart is exactly where she wants to be. Almost.

In a couple of years, she’ll be the CEO of the company she’s spent most of her adult life working in. For now, though, she’s still busy shimmying up the greasy pole of corporate business. She’s single, carefree, and independent, and nothing can stop her getting what she wants and deserves.

Until she discovers she’s pregnant.

Determined to have her cake and eat it, she’s convinced that having a baby will make little difference to her life, and that she will be one of those women who can hold down an incredibly demanding job and also be a perfect mother.

But as her pregnancy progresses and her life slowly falls apart, she has the sneaking suspicion that Max Oakland, the new guy on the block, is out to steal her dream job. That she’s terribly attracted to him doesn’t help, nor does the fact that he’s devilishly handsome, appears to be a really nice fella, and is good in a crisis.

When she gradually comes to realise that something has got to give, what she doesn’t want it to be is her heart.

My Review; This book had me laughing out loud in parts, light hearted. Feel good. Heart warming. Uplifting. Beautiful.

This is a romance with a twist. Main character Cynthia is dealing with an unexpected pregnancy, she never thought she would have a child. She thought she was past her time. She is/was a very career driven woman aiming to climb up the career ladder. She has plenty of decisions to make. She’s torn between going it alone and not.

Cue Max entering her story as a work colleague. Dun dun dun… He is about to turn her world upside down. But surely she can’t when she’s pregnant with someone elses child… WELL. Lets just say this book raised my expectations of men way too high! Not possible.

The whole story is beautiful and the happy ending made this book for me. Perfection. I really enjoyed reading it. A lovely light hearted read. A well deserved four stars. Highly recommend.

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