The snow has just stopped here so hopefully that is the end of it, what strange weather we are having as on Friday it was 14 degrees and sunny then the weekend we have had -1 and snow. We all want spring to come now so sort yourself out weather.

At least it gives you a good excuse to stay in and read which I have been doing all week, I think I have read about six books this week, I know my total for the year is up to 19 so that’s pretty good and on track.

I have been working towards creating a newsletter and finalising signed books for giveaways so it’s all on track. Having problems connecting my camera to the wi-fi so am looking for a camera expert to help me sort that out.

It feels like so long ago that I was away in my camper, I cannot wait for the warmer weather so I can drive away and explore new places.

Have a good week everyone.

I am just about to start reading this book, I have been waiting ages in fact since I saw the film about the first book. I wonder if they are going to make another film as a follow on?





Just the title and cover made me want to read this story which was free on Amazon. I started to read this today and have just finished it as once you start this you cannot stop. It is probably the most emotional story I have ever read.

It is hard to believe that this could have even happened but the American court system was not the best years ago. Thank goodness things have changed now and one would hope that nothing like this could happen.

For a father to abuse their own daughter is unthinkable but that is what happens here, as soon as she realises what is happening she thinks the courts will protect them and keep her father away from her…..But they don’t!

For a mother to take her child and run away to keep her safe is a truly wonderful person but the heartache and loss of home and family makes the decision a bit easier to come home. After traveling and living in many different states they come to the end of the road as the FBI are close on their tales and Ben is arrested.

The love from this mother shines out all through this book, even at the beginning when she was young and naive she still loved unconditionally.

The next part of this story is what happens after they give themselves up, I cannot wait to read it. Definitely in my top 3 books of the year.




Highly amusing short story that we probably could all relate to about sending the wrong text message to the wrong person. It can have awful results but this is not helped by a death and controlling men.

At least she comes to her senses and all is ok by the end. Entertaining for a snowy afternoon.


A short story that has a lot going on to keep you entertained, you can just about work out what is going on very early in the story but it does not take away the fun in reading it. For Simon to lose his sister and to then find out she was leading a double life comes as a huge shock but there is worse to come and that is the best bit at the end.

Another good story by Morgen.


This was a very different idea but it worked really well and kept you guessing trying to work out what was truth or a lie. A few characters and I would have preferred a book so I could go back and look to see who was who as I did get a bit confused towards the end but I am sure that is just me, I have the memory of an ant, no lie. You can see the doubts beginning to surface but it takes until nearly the end to put it all in place and there are some shocks in there. Will Susan discover the truth and who is trying to scare her away? Is she trusting the right people or just falling into what ever they want, who ever they are? I read this very quick as it kept me engrossed trying to work it all out. Good 5 stars from myself and one to recommend.


Another brilliant detective story that drags you in so you have to keep reading. I think this will be a great series as all the characters work well together, also there is an underlying issue that will follow on to the next book. A race against time to save a young girl but will they find her in time? A bit of a surprise at the end will make this a great read, well done Rachel I loved this story and will look forward to the next one.




We celebrated Mother’s Day Saturday evening as Kara took Jodie and myself out for dinner, that’s two dinners she has treated me to this week, thank you Kara x


As usual the food was nice but so much of it so we couldn’t finish it all. We both received a free prosecco and our desserts were free so it was well worth it. I had the scampi, Jodie had chicken skewers with lemon and garlic sauce then Kara had the cumberland sausage which was well done but she still ate it.

It was a hard choice with the desserts as they are all really nice on their menu at the moment. So I had the ice cream and Jodie had the mousse sponge.

Jodie amazes me with any presents she buys me as they are so unusual, in fact some I have never seen before, she excelled this time. It was an adult painting by numbers and the picture is the Eiffel Tower in Paris so it will look so good on my bedroom wall.

I was a bit spoilt as I also got a poster with 100 books and you scratch off the ones you have read, it is the same as the countries one she got me where you scratch off the places you have been. They will look so good on the wall together.


Jodie works in a primary school so when ever she makes things with the children the one that she makes to show them she always gives to me, it’s so sweet, like she is still at school bringing home her artistic efforts.

The candle smells gorgeous I have it on as I am writing this post and I love the lip scrub.

So that was my weekend, I didn’t do anything Sunday apart from read a book, I felt really tired all day and just thought it was because I had done too much in the week but today I have a cold and a husky voice so it is a pj day. The weather is so changeable at the moment, yesterday it was sunny so I turned the heating down then today it has been raining all day and a bit chilly so the heating went back up a bit.

How was your weekend?