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SURPRISE ME BY SOPHIE KINSELLA – BOOK REVIEW

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This was a lovely surprise as I won it from the Goodreads giveaways that they have all the time. I like this author and have read many of her books in the shopaholic series but this one beats those. This is full of love and warmth and I am sure many women will connect with Sylvie and her life.

Sylvie and Dan think they know each other so well that the marriage will get boring so a few ‘surprises’ are attempted with them not going to plan. Then there comes a time when Sylvie thinks she does not know her husband at all! From thinking he is having an affair, to her mother becoming very odd and no one wanting to know how she is feeling it all becomes too much for Sylvie. What should she do?

This will keep you up at night it is so good. I would like to thank Goodreads for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book for them.

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ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE BY GAIL HONEYMAN – BOOK REVIEW

I wish to thank Netgalley for sending me this book to review. I thought it was a bit slow at the start but so pleased I kept on reading as it got better and better. Eleanor is a very quiet, stuck in a routine kind of girl but everything changes after she meets Raymond but will she recover from so much hurt, change and coming to terms with her past. Very well written and an unusual story so I can see why it has become so popular.

HIDING BY JENNY MORTON POTTS – BOOK REVIEW

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A young boy in America and a girl in Scotland, what is the connection? This has you turning the pages quicker than normal. Why is Rebecca’s brother telling her things and having private school paid for him when she is with her grandparents hidden away in Scotland. Killing, comes easy to some but how far will he go and will Rebecca survive. I really enjoyed reading this it certainly is a good thriller.

A troubled boy in America who loves his Dad, doing well in school and then it all changes and his Dad has gone to prison. Going to live with his aunt is made even worse as she is only doing it for the money often locking the door so he can’t get in. He wants revenge so when he gets the chance there is no more nasty aunt. How far will he go to protect the one he loved?

Subtle and intriguing makes this thriller one not to miss, I really enjoyed it and was not sure what to expect at some points. A worthy 5 stars and get it on your to read list.

HIDING BY JENNY MORTON POTTS – BOOK REVIEW

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A young boy in America and a girl in Scotland, what is the connection? This has you turning the pages quicker than normal. Why is Rebecca’s brother telling her things and having private school paid for him when she is with her grandparents hidden away in Scotland. Killing, comes easy to some but how far will he go and will Rebecca survive. I really enjoyed reading this it certainly is a good thriller.

A troubled boy in America who loves his Dad, doing well in school and then it all changes and his Dad has gone to prison. Going to live with his aunt is made even worse as she is only doing it for the money often locking the door so he can’t get in. He wants revenge so when he gets the chance there is no more nasty aunt. How far will he go to protect the one he loved?

Subtle and intriguing makes this thriller one not to miss, I really enjoyed it and was not sure what to expect at some points. A worthy 5 stars and get it on your to read list.

BIRTH STONE BY KATE KELLEY – BOOK REVIEW

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Not my usual type of story but even so I really enjoyed it, I have really got into my reading this year and I think it is because all the books have been good.

The plot is about a woman who only see’s her brother once a year as he works for the king, then he goes missing so the king sends for Lyra.

They set of on a mystery looking for her brother and the king’s sister. Lyra develops her magic  capabilities to help them on their voyage.

Action all the way through with some good characters and well written.

PROSECCO AND PROMISES BY A.L.MICHAEL – BOOK REVIEW

PUBLISHED TODAY 12th FEBRUARY

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Landing in Italy to be reunited with her dead mothers family was the last thing Mia wanted to do but she had to obey her father and as it was his last wish she didn’t really have a choice. Hurting and feeling so sad she spends her time cleaning and categorising the contents of an old shop, this makes her feel useful and it was good to use some of her training as an archeologist. The owner handsome Salvatore spends more time with her, then taking her on a beautiful day trip to Naples. Mia likes him but she knows she will leave as soon as she gets the call from her stepmother telling her to come home so the two of them can bury her father, so there was no point getting attached to Salvatore but a casual fling would help pass the time. What she didn’t count on was that his feelings were not at all casual.

Finding herself and her relationships with everybody was hard, she was on a journey of self discovery but will she like what she finds out about herself?

This is a story written from the heart that spans countries and ideas, will Mia find the answers to her life and where she goes from here?

I really liked this and it was brilliant to read a well written love story with a difference as nothing is easy in love. The setting in Italy sounded gorgeous and you could just picture the view from the descriptions written here.

I like this author A.L.Michael so will be looking out for the next book.

FEBRUARY 2018

DRY JANUARY

I have to say I found this very easy mainly because I didn’t go out socialising, in fact I only left the flat about four times as this vertigo keeps making me fall over. I did have one fail though with a glass of Prosecco but that was just because I was round my son’s house exchanging christmas presents at the beginning of the month. So I figure that should come under December though LOL.

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How about this for all of us on a diet, I have not tasted them but if you have then let us know what you think.

My plans for the month include reading these books:

Doing review posts for a lovely bottle of wine I received.

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I am also having some hypnotherapy today as he wants some exposure in our area, so that should be interesting.

I will also be doing some writing and more promoting of my blog.  I do have the lunch to celebrate Jackies 70th which I am sure will be a fun afternoon.

What have you got planned for february?