Medical · romance · suspense

*BLOG TOUR* Glasshouse – Morwenna Blackwood ★★★★

Blurb; They’re doctors. But can you trust them?

Delve into the dark world of psychiatric institutions where doctors and residents play a dangerous game where no one is infallible!

My Review; The opening to this story had me hooked I needed to know what was going on, why etc.. Now this was a different read for me not something I read regularly. I read this as a Standalone I did not read the previous book and it worked well for me but maybe I did miss something? I will never know unless I go back and read the first book.

Within this story are alot of troubled, struggling and mentally ill characters but it’s written in a way that you care for them. I found I had to concentrate while reading this story or I would miss something important. Does include a miscarriage. It’s a twisty, turny book. Kept me on edge. Never knew what was going to happen next. It did get a little confusing and dark towards the end. But it’s a brilliant story and I enjoyed it all. The author has written this story cleverly and brilliantly! Instead of chapters it is told through each of the characters. Highly recommend. A well deserved four stars from me.

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Apologies I could not find a US link for this book.

contemporary · Medical · Non-Fiction · Short Stories

Dear Nhs; 100 Stories to say Thank You Edited by Adam Kay ★★★★★

Blurb; Created and edited by Adam Kay (author of multi-million best seller ‘This is Going to Hurt’), ‘DEAR NHS’ features household names telling their personal stories of the health service. Contributors include Joanna Lumley, Naomie Harris, Kate Tempest, Lee Child, Tanni Grey Thomson, Bill Bryson, Trevor McDonald, Jack Whitehall, Michael Palin, Stanley Tucci and many, many more.

All profits from this book will go to NHS Charities Together to fund vital research and projects and the Lullaby Trust which supports parents bereaved of babies and young children.

The NHS is our single greatest achievement as a country. No matter who you are, no matter what your health needs are and no matter how much money you have, the NHS is there for you. In ‘DEAR NHS’, 100 inspirational people come together to share their stories of how the National Health Service has been there for them and changed their lives in the process. By turns deeply moving, hilarious, hopeful and impassioned, these stories together become a love letter to the NHS and the 1.4 million people who go above and beyond the call of duty every single day – selflessly, generously, putting others before themselves, never more so than now.

They are all heroes, and this book is our way of saying thank you.

This audiobook features readings by: Mary Beard, Bill Bryson, Lee Child, Richard Coles, Tanni Grey-Thompson, Mark Haddon, Naomie Harris, Si King, Joanna Lumley, Alexander McCall Smith, Trevor McDonald, Michael Palin, Kate Tempest, Stanley Tucci, K.T. Tunstall, Jack Whitehall, Jacqueline Wilson, Benjamin Zephaniah and many more.

A minimum of £1.61 from the sale of each book will be paid to NHS Charities Together and £0.08 will be paid to the Lullaby Trust.

My Review; This was amazing and it raises money for the NHS too so double win. It is a new release to tie in with the pandemic we have all and are currently experiencing. Inside contains 100 short stories from our favourite authors, celebs, musicians, chefs and comedians. These range from hilarious out of this world stories, heart breaking stories, deaths, births and honest everyday stories. We get a full range and all contain a thank you message within. There are also some beautiful poems within too. It really is a beautiful read put together by Adam Kay.

The thing that stood out to me and was mentioned a lot of time in this book is the amazement of the NHS staff and how it is all free. Just makes you go wow doesn’t it? The heart of the UK. The NHS. Highly recommend. A well deserved five stars from me I’d give more if I could and a huge thank you to everyone working in our NHS. Keep going soldiers.

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chick-lit · Medical · romance

*BLOG TOUR* Life Lessons – J.E. Rowney ★★★★

Blurb; Life Lessons is a new adult chick-lit medical drama, with splashes of clean romance.
Expect an unputdownable emotional page-turner that will take you deep into the life lessons of a student midwife.

Violet wants to be a midwife, but she has struggled with anxiety throughout her teenage years.

With her best friend Zoe at her side, she gets a place at University and starts training for her dream job.

Can she overcome her fears and find the self-confidence to make it through her first year?

Will Zoe’s romance with their housemate spell dating disaster?

My Review; What a beautiful story. Life lessons is book one in the lessons of a student midwife series. The story focuses on Violet and her bestie Zoe, both heading off to University. Violet to become a midwife… Violet struggles with her anxiety and we see that throughout this story and how she overcomes her anxiety.

A lot of research and time has been put into this story. As a mother reading it it brought back both of my childrens births and the lovely midwife who was training, she did a brilliant job. There’s a lot to learn it’s not an easy job. But very rewarding. An interesting story, insightful. Amazing. I can’t wait to see what happens to Violet in her second year of University.

By her side the whole time is her bestie Zoe who is studying at the same Uni but a different course. They live in the same house share. There’s more of a romance story with Zoe in this book though. A brilliant read. One I won’t forget in a rush. A beautiful ending. A well deserved four stars. Highly recommend.

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