BOOK REVIEW : The Cornish Cream Tea Bus by @CressMcLaughlin!

Good Morning Everyone… and Happy Bank Holiday Monday 😀 I am in such a good mood today and it’s partly because of this book! The first book I read to get me back in to reading was heavy on suicide and after that I tired reading another Crime but I couldn’t do it… I knew which book I needed to turn to… this one and I am soooo happy I did! It’s so uplifting and easy to read and I loved it SOOO much so enjoy my review 😀

The Cover

The Blurb

Next stop, Cornwall! Hop on The Cornish Cream Tea Bus for a delicious, romantic adventure…

Baking fanatic, Charlie Quilter, inherits a vintage bus in her late uncle’s will and is keen to give it a new lease of life. Charlie thinks it will be the perfect mobile café for afternoon tea, so she heads to the picturesque Cornish village of Porthgolow, hoping for a new start. However, Daniel Harper, the owner of the posh spa up on the hill isn’t very pleased that her bus is parked outside his lovely hotel. Has Charlie’s Cornish dream developed a soggy bottom? Or can she convince Daniel that her bus could take them somewhere wonderful?

My Review

So when I started reading this I didn’t actually realise it was part of a series….. I was only a few chapters in when I got an e-Mail about taking part in the blog tour for ‘The Cornish Cream Tea Bus’ and quickly realised it must be part of a series… anyway even just a few chapters in I didn’t hesitate to sign up to the blog tour… and then I done my research! The Cornish Cream Tea Bus is book number 1 then there is ‘The Cornish Cream Tea Summer’ book number 2, ‘The Cornish Cream Tea Christmas’ book number 3 and then the one I am on the blog tour for ‘The Cornish Cream Tea Wedding’…. and I’m so excited about all of them!

I actually ordered book number 2 when I was not even all the way through book 1 because I was enjoying so much and didn’t want it to finish! Anyway I ordered it yesterday and it’s coming today and I cannot wait!!

There is so much I loved about this book… from the BEAUTIFUL vintage, colourful, seaside front cover… to the stunning scenery, the AMAZING bunch of characters…. to the brilliant plot… the love story… if I’m honest just ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING!

I became so addicted to this book, I really didn’t want to put it down, I liked Charlie so much and really wanted to see her succeed, all of her new and existing friends are just soo lovely, the idea of Gertie the bus is just so current and exciting and just so great to watch the journey unfold!

It’s a heartwarming book, that’s just good for the soul, it really picked up my mood, was lovely to read in the garden on a beautiful sunny day yesterday, it took me to the beautiful sunny Cornwall and just filled me with happiness!

I can’t wait to see what happens in Cornwall in the next few books… I’ll be eagerly waiting in for my parcel today and for that reason it has to be 5 ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ … it’s a new favourite and a series I will be recommending to EVERYONE!

Thank you Cressida for reigniting my love for reading… for picking up my mood and for creating something truely beautiful that I could just sit back and enjoy and relax and forget about life a little 😀

Purchase Link

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cornish-Cream-Tea-Bus/dp/0008332185/ref=nodl_

Thank you so much for reading my review I hope this inspires a few of you to pick this book up and read it I can assure you it will make you laugh and smile and relax 😀

See you back here again soon, I hope you all have a LOVELY bank holiday Monday!

Lynne – The Book Reviewing Mum

BOOK REVIEW : Two Wrongs by Mel McGrath @HQStories

Hey Everyone long time no see… I should probably explain myself but then I’m sure most of you will understand where I am coming from!

We all know how hard the past year has been, lock down has been tough… I picked up reading, book reviewing and blog tours when I was on Maternity leave and in the pandemic! It kept my mind busy on long lonely day with the kids…. then last June was my time to return! I totally underestimated how hard it would be working, while bringing up 2 young boys… and had too many commitments which I put pressure on myself to fulfill… and from that I lost my love for reading… it became something I had to do at pace… not because I wanted to… ENTIRELY my fault!

Anyway I dropped out of a few blog tours and stopped reading COMPLETELY for months! I haven’t been in the right head space and work has been busy!

I now start a new job next week… still in the NHS so inevitably still busy but I’m trying to read again but in my own time at my own pace!

So here we go… first review in forever… only brief because again I put so much pressure on myself to write these insanely long and in-depth reviews when really… any review… no matter the length is helpful!

So here it is … the first book I have read and completed in MONTHS!

COVER:

BLURB:

One girl jumped.

And then another followed…

In the city of Bristol, young women are dying in mysterious circumstances. The deaths look like suicides – but are they something more sinister?

Honor is terrified that her daughter might be next. But as she looks for clues as to what really happened to the girls, she stumbles upon a link to a dark secret in her own past – one that she’s kept from her daughter.

Now Honor has the chance to avenge her child for the terrible events of years ago. But how far will she go to protect her daughter and right the wrongs done to her family?

My Review:

I really enjoyed this book… it’s not one of my all time favourites… but it is gripping !

I found the characters REALLY strong… I’ve never hated any character in any book as much as I hate Cullen… and I really felt for Nevis and Honor! Honor is a doting mother trying to protect her daughter for the horrible truth… and Nevis is … well if I’m honest to me she comes across very autistic, her behaviours, how she reads people… her social issues, her INSANE intelligence but I really enjoyed that about her! It was a nice change to read about a character like her but I felt so bad for her and really couldn’t tell what her future would be!

I’d say the strong wasn’t the fastest paced but everything in it contributed well and should be in the story… Although I wasn’t ever desperately wanting to pick the book up each time (until the end) I did keep thinking about it in between and where it would go!

Do not be mistaken this book is based around some really tough issues… suicide and rape, it’s heavily around suicide which is tough at times but a very real scenario but I never knew suicide contagion was a thing!

The ending was AMAZINGLY paced and was a brilliant way of rounding up the story… it ended exactly how I wanted it to and therefore I want to give this book 4 ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️!

A gripping, SHOCKING, hard hitting and twisted novel!

Purchase Link:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Two-Wrongs-Mel-McGrath/dp/0008336830/ref=nodl_

So that’s it’s from me a short sharp review!

On to the next book… can’t say how long it will be before I get a review up but there will be one up soon 😀

It’s good to be back!

Lynne – The Book Reviewing Mum

BLOG TOUR REVIEW: From Highlights to Lowlifes Alyson Chattoe and Jilly Clarkby @thewritinghall@lovebooksgroup #lovebookstours

Good Afternoon Everyone ! Last day of the weekend, how have you spent it? I’ve already been for a run today and the shops and had a nice relaxing bath and then I had to finish this book 😀 starting to quieten down on my blog tours now which is good as I really need the time with life being so busy now a days! Anyway I hope you enjoy this post 😀

The Cover

The Blurb

What had seemed the answer to Tilly’s problems had now turned into her worst nightmare. A happily married mother-of-three, Tilly was not the stereotypical criminal – in fact, she’d barely warrant a second glance if passed in the street.

“No one will stop you, Tilly. You’re Mrs. Average. Why would any­one suspect you?”

She’d only wanted to protect her family. If your whole life was under threat, would you make the same decision?

Based on actual events and real-life diary entries, Tilly’s story shows how quickly life can turn…

My Review

This is such an amazing and honest book! This is obviously based on real events so as you go through reading it you just get completely drawn in! This is completely thought provoking, especially for me as my hubby works to stop people trafficking drugs etc so he has some real strong opinions which we tend to share but this is definitely an eye opener!

I really felt for Tilly, one bad choice and the hell she had to experience after it, the remorse she feels, it is hard hitting and so honest!

The things she witnessed in prison are truely shocking, I cannot believe it, completely heartbreaking!

This is a short read and can be enjoyed in one sitting if you had the time, it’s totally gripping, sad in a way, eye opening and thought provoking and a real insight in to life in prison and the consequences of committing just 1 crime!

It’s a 4 ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ from me!

About the Authors

Jilly and Alyson are neighbours and good friends, and they’re based in West Yorkshire. Both are dog-lovers and ‘From Highlights to Lowlifes’ was largely created during their daily walks, based on Jilly’s experiences.

As an advocate of rehabilitation and bringing to light the UK justice system’s flaws, Jilly gives talks at schools, universities and various groups across the UK.

Purchase Link

https://www.hallgoodbooks.com/product-page/from-highlights-to-lowlifes

So I hope you enjoyed this short but to the point post it’s time to mame a start on the roast now and help my son with his homework 😀

I hope you all have a great week and see you back here soon!

Lynne – The Book Reviewing Mum

BLOG TOUR REVIEW: A Taste of His Own Medicine by Linda Fawke @LindaFawke @rararesources

Good afternoon everyone I told you I would be back later today and I’ve got a review for a book completely different to the one I posted earlier! Hope you are all having a nice relaxing weekend ready to sit back and read another post!

The Cover

The Blurb

How long can the desire for revenge last?

Kate Shaw, a successful pharmacist, goes to a thirty-year reunion at her old university and uses the weekend to settle some old scores. Her main target is her ex-lover, Jonathan. She decides to scar him for life as he scarred her. Her bizarre plan works but he shocks her with his strange, unwanted reaction.

What is the unexpected link between Jonathan and Kate’s husband?

What is the significance of the ‘Love Bite’ photograph?

What hold does Jonathan have over Kate?

Revenge is never simple.

A darkly humorous story of love, lust, loss and vengeance.

My Review

So this was a little different to what I’ve been reading recently! Quite detailed aswell! Now I don’t need to talk about the plot because I think the Author has covered it PERFECTLY in the blurb without giving anything away!

This book is definitely a good read, it’s got some amazing twists and the general idea of the story is a fab one! It’s easy to read and very eye opening!

At points it’s dark, evil, shocking, and even funny which is a real variety for 1 book but I really enjoyed that about it!

The only thing that held me back about it were that so many of the characters were so dark and at times for me it was a little too detailed.. but that’s just my personal opinion!

Overall it had an amazing cliff hanger at the end, some crazy twists, and I enjoyed following a story with a slightly older generation than myself with a different storyline! So I’d like to give it 3.5 ⭐️!

About the Author

Linda Fawke is an arts person who studied science but always wanted to write. Now retired, she indulges this passion, writing fiction and non-fiction, even occasional poetry, preferably late at night. She has now written two novels, ‘A Taste of his own Medicine’ and its sequel, ‘A Prescription for Madness’ using her background in pharmacy as the setting of both. These are easy books to read, suitable for Book Club discussions. ‘ A Prescription for Madness’ is more serious than the first book, dealing with such issues as pregnancy in later life and Down’s Syndrome.

She has been a winner of the Daily Telegraph ‘Just Back’ travel-writing competition and has published in various magazines including ‘Mslexia’, ‘Litro’ online, ‘Scribble’, ‘The Oldie’, ‘Berkshire Life’ and ‘Living France’. She was a finalist in the ‘Hysteria’ short story competition.

Linda blogs at http://www.linimeant.wordpress.com where her ‘Random Writings’ include a range of topics from travel to ‘Things that pop into my head’.

How to contact the Author

Twitter: @LindaFawke

Facebook: Linda Fawke

Purchase Links

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Taste-his-own-Medicine-ebook/dp/B01N2NYZVN/

US – https://www.amazon.com/Taste-his-own-Medicine-ebook/dp/B01N2NYZVN/

I really hope this sounds like something that some of you will enjoy! If so head over to Rachel’s page (link at the top) to see what the other bloggers have to say 😀

Thank you to the author and Rachel for letting me take part for providing me with a copy of this book in return for my honest review 🙂

I hope you all enjoy the rest of your day 🙂

Lynne – The Book Reviewing Mum

BLOG TOUR REVIEW : Hector’s Perfect Cake by Lily Clarke @lilyclarkex @rararesources

Good Morning Everyone and happy Saturday 😀 I’m absolutely so thrilled to be taking part in this blog tour for this children’s book which me and my eldest (almost 4) really enjoyed 😀 I hope you all love the sound of it to!

The Cover

The 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…

My Review

Poor little Hector did not have much luck in this story, everything seemed to go wrong for him but I loved the lesson this teaches children!

He has an absolutely great bunch of friends and I was routing for him for it to all go well! I love that it’s ok for things to be perfectly imperfect as I’m such a perfectionist and I don’t want the boys to feel the same way!

I think this author is so talented, all the illustrations are by her to and they are just STUNNING! So bright and beautiful and just eye catching!

This is perfect for my age son as the sentences are short and keeps his attention but also will be good for when he starts learning to read to!

Overall a really lovely short children’s story with beautiful illustrations! Easily a 5 ⭐️ from us 😀

About the Author

Lily Clarke is the author and illustrator of Hector’s Perfect Cake.
She studied Physics at the University of York and now works as an innovation consultant in Cambridge. When she doesn’thave her nose in a book, she runs a small business called Lily in Space Designs, where she sells a range of illustrated products inspired by books and nature. Her favourite animals are badgers, birds and bats, (although she also loves animals that don’t begin with the letter B!).
Hector’s Perfect Cake is Lily’s first book, inspired by her own experiences of dealing with perfectionism.

How to Contact the Author

Twitter – @lilyclarkex

Instagram – @lilyinspacedesigns

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/lilyclarkeillustrator

Purchase Link

Website: www.hectors-perfect-cake.com

Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/855146551/pre-order-hectors-perfect-cake-childrens?ref=shop_home_active_3&crt=1

Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hectors-Perfect-Cake-Lily-Clarke-ebook/dp/B08LSDLZH5/r

Tour

So I hope you all adored this little book! Definitely one to add to your collection of little life lessons! It’s one I’ll be using over and over again with the boys!

Thank you to the author for providing me with a copy in return for my honest review and to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for giving me this opportunity!

I’ll see you a little later with another review 😀

Lynne – The Book Reviewing Mum

BLOG TOUR REVIEW: Unwrapping the Best Man by Rachael Stewart @rach_b52 @rararesources #blogtour

HHHEEEYYYYY everyone 😀 I hope your week is going well 😀 mine is completely tiring!!! But here I am with another AMAZING book of Rachel’s! I absolutely LOVED my first experience of this authors writing so when I saw this come up I just couldn’t miss out 😀

The Cover

The Blurb

On the first night of Christmas, her sexy crush finally gave to her—an unbelievably hot night! Now she’s ready for nights two, three and four… Unwrap the steamy sequel to Getting Dirty by Rachael Stewart.

I’ve lusted after brawny, gorgeously rough Jackson Black for six lust-fueled, unrequited years. But Jackson has rules, and the big one is “no getting involved with clients” of his elite London sex club. Including me. But our best friends are getting married, and for one deliciously hot night, the maid of honor and best man agree…what happens in the Scottish Highlands, stays in the Scottish Highlands.

It was everything I wanted and more…until the complete jerk disappears during the night.

Now it’s Christmas, and I have a plan to prove to Jackson Black just how much I don’t care, that he doesn’t turn me on like a Christmas tree. Only Operation: Naughty Elf is backfiring big-time. That aching need for his touch is stronger than ever. It’s painfully clear that I want more than just a fling from the untouchable Jackson Black.

I have one chance to unwrap the best man. But is this sexy, guarded grinch about to steal my heart…or break it?

My Review

She’s only gone and done it again… another AMAZING, raunchy, sensual yet romantic story with seriousness to it all in one book! This was definitely not a disappointment at all!! Now I did have the book to read that comes before this one, however life has kind of taken over recently and I just have not had the time to read it first, however reading it as a stand-alone was easy enough, but having another taste for Rachaels writing I just cannot wait to get back and read the other!

That being said this has easily become my favourite Christmas book of this year round, same as how the Holidate has become my favourite Christmas film of the year on Netflix!

Another natural relationship builds in this story but completely different to the last one that I read, Caitlin and Jackson are both such strong characters and their agreed one night stand throws everything up in the air and effects them both in different ways! They end up spending months not speaking at all!

The passion between them is undeniable, and again in this book the passion feels real like it’s being written while being experienced, it’s not too much it’s just right and I loved every moment of it! It’s definitely a page turner and a quick read if like me, you couldn’t put it down!

Definitely a raunchy, fun and full of banter twist on a Christmas novel! One I think worked perfectly and should not be missed! I still love Rachaels writing and I’m so excited for the future 😀 easy peasy 5 ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ from me 😀

About the Author

Rachael Stewart adores conjuring up stories for the readers of Harlequin Mills & Boon and Deep Desires Press, with tales varying from the heartwarmingly romantic to the wildly erotic.

She’s been writing since she could put pen to paper as the stacks of scrawled on A4 sheets in her loft will attest to, and the lovingly bound short stories that her father would run off at work and proudly share out with his colleagues. Thinking it was a pipe dream to be published one day, she pursued a sensible career in business but she was really play-acting, achieving the appropriate degree and spending many years in the corporate world where she never truly belonged. Always happiest when she was sat at her laptop in the quiet hours tapping out a story or two. And so here she is, a published author, her full-time pleasure, a dream come true.

A Welsh lass at heart, she now lives in Yorkshire with her husband and three children, and if she’s not glued to her laptop, she’s wrapped up in them or enjoying the great outdoors seeking out inspiration.

How to Contact the Author

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/rachaelstewartauthor/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/rach_b52

Website – https://rachaelstewartauthor.com/

Purchase Link

http://mybook.to/unwrappingthebestman

Giveaway

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Sooo an amazing book, a chance to win… what more could we ask for! Don’t hang about get an entry in now 😀

Thank you to both Rachael and Rachel for this opportunity, to support this amazing author and give my honest review 😀

Have a great day all

Lynne – The Book Reviewing Mum

BLOG TOUR REVIEW: Akea – His Mothers Son (Akea, #2)

Good Morning Everyone, hope you are all keeping well and safe! Today I have this little gem, something so different to what I’ve been reading recently and one that I hope you all enjoy 🙂

The Cover

The Blurb

Akea is no ordinary husky and taking her place as Wolf Queen was just the first step in the journey set out for her by the Great Wolf. Akea’s world turns upside down when humans raid their home, scattering the pack and capturing her hybrid son. Salvador struggles to adjust to a life in captivity quickly realising not everyone approves of his mother’s rise to Wolf Queen. When the Great Wolf sends him warning dreams, Salvador discovers his true purpose for being there.

“Ms Jade perfectly captures the atmosphere of life as part of the wolfpack and its many challenges. Her stories remind me of Jack London’s Call of the Wild, and with ‘His Mother’s Son’ she proves she not only has a knack for creating realistic and powerful characters, but a talent for describing the wild settings they inhabit with a natural confidence that is quite charming.” Colin Garrow (author)

My Review

Firstly let me mention that this book is only 94 pages long so for an adult an easy read in one sitting, and for children it is short enough to hold their attention span over a few sittings dependant on their age, older could definitely get consumed and read in one sitting to!

This is also the second book in this series and I haven’t actually read the first, however that didn’t take away from the story at all for me, I felt I picked it up pretty fast, BUT I did really enjoy it to the point where I would like to go back and read the first!

This story is soo beautifully written, the detail in pack life and their world is just amazing!

Akea has such a hard time in this book, she’s worrying about other wolf packs coming in to their world and what that will mean, but not only that her son Salvador is taken to live in Captivity and all she wants to do is save him!

It is very honest about the real issues and dangers that wolves and their packs face everyday and I find that very educational for children written in the way that it is!

Even though there are times in this book where it is very honest about real life dangers and realistic it’s also incredibly lovely, and heartwarming and a incredibly well thought out book!

I THOROUGHLY enjoyed this short read, I think it’s an excellent choice for children and it will definitely be one I keep hold of for my boys for when they are older!

4.5 ⭐️ from me 😀

About the Author

Elizabeth Jade was born in 1998 in Northallerton, North Yorkshire, England, but moved with her family to Wellington in Somerset when she was very young. Her early schooling did not go smoothly, and as a result, she was home-schooled from the age of seven. Her parents soon learned she had a unique slant on life and quickly abandoned attempts to follow the national curriculum in favour of child-led learning.

Elizabeth stumbled into writing at the age of fourteen when she began to suffer from anxiety and depression and quickly found her story ideas pouring out faster than she could get them onto paper. It wasn’t until the age of eighteen that she realised her struggles in school had been due to AspergersSyndrome (an autistic spectrum disorder).

As an enthusiastic animal lover, Elizabeth volunteered first at the Conquest Riding Centre for the Disabled and then at St Giles Animal Rescue before moving on to the Cats Protection Homing and Information Centre. Her gifted way with the cats quickly earned her the title of ‘Cat Whisperer’ from the staff. Since she had always possessed such a way with animals, it was only natural for her story ideas to revolve around them.

Elizabeth’s personal experience as a young author with the challenges of autism, depression and anxiety, along with her writing theme of acceptance and overcoming obstacles, have led to her having a junior school class named after her.

How to Contact the Author

Book Trailer – https://youtu.be/GBR5Qmk61yk

Website – https://www.elizabethjade.org

Blog – https://elizabethjade.org/blog/

Goodreads Author Profile – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6540986.Elizabeth_Jade

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/AkeaWolfStories

Twitter – https://www.twitter.com/AkeaWolfStories

Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.co.uk/AkeaWolfStories

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/akeawolfstories.author/

Purchase Links

Amazon UK – https://amzn.to/2rOipYk

Amazon US – https://amzn.to/2Rm43sO

Tour

So I hope you all really enjoyed that! I’ve got a few posts for you this week! But they may be short due to time and wanting to dedicate my time to actually getting them all read on time !

Thank you to the Author for my copy of this book in return for my honest review and as always to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for such a wide variety of genres to get involved with 🙂

I hope you all enjoy your Tuesday… Christmas is coming!!!

Lynne – The Book Reviewing Mum

BLOG TOUR REVIEW: The Twins by J.S Lark @JaneLark @rararesources #blogtour

Hey Everyone! It’s been a while! I hope you can all understand I’ve been trying to slow down for a while now, I was struggling to keep up with my tours and I’m dwindling them down over the end of this year, after I have fulfilled all my tours I will only be doing the odd few, and then reviewing the books I read in my own time without the pressure 😀

Sooo today I am on the tour for J.S Larks ‘The Twins’ and I hope you all enjoy it 😀

The Cover

The Blurb

If you liked Blood Orange you will love this!

From the moment they are born, twins Susan and Sarah are inseparable. Through good and bad, the girls will always be together…forever.

Until they meet Jonny.

Older, charming and handsome, Jonny offers the girls the much-needed love and attention they crave. But he can only choose one and for the first time in their lives the girls find themselves split apart – the invisible thread that binds them severed.

Set-free from her twin, Sarah builds a new life for herself, marries, has a daughter. But Susan’s life spirals further and further out of control.

And now Susan is back. And she’s determined to reclaim everything she feels Sarah has taken from her.

Her home, her husband…her life?

My Review

Ohh wow … so this is about 2 completely identical twin sisters… both after the same guy but only one gets him… where does that lead the future?

We switch between the past and present and the twins past include some pretty horrific events! The present sees one of the twins come back in to the others life but which one is evil?

This book is completely twisted, shocking and gripping! I didn’t want to put it down even when I had to! Even though some of the twists were predictable to me it didn’t take away from them at all because they were just sooo good!

I definitely feel this book could be a little confusing for some with the past and present and identical twins with similar names but for me it didn’t because I took it slow!

I would definitely recommend this crazy psychological thriller to others and that’s why I’m giving it 4.5 ⭐️ !

About the Author

Jane is a coffee, chocolate and red wine lover, and a late-night writer of compelling, passionate, and emotionally charged fiction.

Jane’s books may contain love, hate, violence, death, passion, a little swearing, and an ending you are never going to forget.

How to Contact the Author

Website: www.janelark.co.uk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JS-Lark-2288653328057315

Twitter: @JaneLark

Instagram: @Jane.Lark

BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/j-s-lark

Sign up for Jane’s New Letter: https://www.janelark.co.uk/contact

Purchase Links

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Twins-J-S-Lark-ebook/dp/B07Z5K6TPB

US – https://www.amazon.com/Twins-J-S-Lark-ebook/dp/B07Z5K6TPB

Tour

I hope the sound of this captured you as quickly as it did me! If you enjoyed my review definitely head over to the other bloggers to see what they have to say 😀

Thank you to the author for providing me with a copy to review and to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for giving me this opportunity!

Have a Great Friday Everyone!

Lynne – The Book Reviewing Mum

BLOG TOUR REVIEW: Christmas at the Cornish Confetti Agency by Daisy James @daisyjamesbooks @rararesources

Good Morning Everyone, here we are in November already so getting closer to Christmas every single day! So what better way to keep getting ourselves in the Christmas spirit than with Christmas stories! Today I’m reviewing ‘Christmas at the Cornish Confetti Agency’ by Daisy James! enjoy! Xx

The Cover

The Blurb

It’s Christmas at The Cornish Confetti Agency!

When Lexie Harrington is asked to choreograph Phoebe and Sam’s Christmas-themed wedding, she can’t wait to create the perfect winter wonderland – elegantly dressed fir trees, glossy garlands of holly and mistletoe, baskets of yule logs and pine cones, and the mouth-watering fragrance of gingerbread, cinnamon sticks and warm mulled wine floating through the air.

With handsome wedding columnist-cum-fledgling scriptwriter Theo Barker at her side, she’s confident that she can create the perfect festive ambience the bride and groom have been dreaming of since their engagement in the Swiss Alps; no rampant hosepipes, no mechanical mice, no confetti-filled hairdryers.

But this is The Cornish Confetti Agency, and the words ‘plain-sailing’ and ‘hassle-free’ do not feature in the promotional brochure. So, when a much-loved portrait of the groom’s father is adorned with pirate eye-patches and black plastic moustaches, and his expensive cologne is switched for toilet cleaner, Lexie and Theo must once again don their metaphorical deerstalkers and unravel the mystery before the wedding dissolves into Christmas-themed chaos and calamity.

A perfect Christmas wedding?
Is there such a thing for The Cornish Confetti Agency?

A glittery, feel-good story perfect for the festive season, and the third book in The Cornish Confetti Agency series.

My Review

This book is absolutely amazing so I’m just going to rate it 5 ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ straight away!

It’s the perfect Christmas read filled with tonnes of Christmas spirit and activities! Not only that it has my other favourite things in… WEDDINGS!

I absolutely LOVED just how filled with romance this book is because that’s just perfect for a Christmas book, it had the most beautiful places and I really enjoyed all the characters!

I found myself completely consumed by this book I didn’t want to put it down as it just made me so happy!

The writing is just perfect and a style I found easy to read and really enjoyed and I would definitely keep reading more from this author!

A festive pack, romance filled, funny, heartwarming, christmassy book! One definitely not to be missed 😀

About the Author

Daisy James loves writing stories with strong heroines and swift-flowing plotlines. She especially likes to create sunshine-filled settings in exotic locations – the Caribbean, Tuscany, Cornwall, Provence – so she can spend her time envisioning her characters enjoying the fabulous scenery and sampling the local food and drink.

When not scribbling away in her peppermint-and-green summerhouse (garden shed), she spends her time sifting flour and sprinkling sugar and edible glitter. She loves gossiping with friends over a glass of something fizzy or indulging in a spot of afternoon tea – china plates and teacups are a must.

How to Contact the Author

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/daisyjamesbooks

Twitter – https://twitter.com/daisyjamesbooks

Instagram – @daisyjamesbooks

Purchase Links

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0892GV962

US – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0892GV962

Tour

There we go, what did you think? If it’s something you love the sound of please head over to the other bloggers to see what they had to say they are all amazing bloggers!

Thank you to the author and Rachel for accepting to me on to this tour and for my copy of this book to review !

I hope you all have a wonderful day and I will see you back here soon!

Lynne – The Book Reviewing Mum

BLOG TOUR REVIEW: Whispers from the Dead of Night by Lee Allen @Lee_Allen @lovebooksgroup #lovebookstours

It’s me again 😀 and up next today is a book called Whispers from the dead of night by lee Allen! Something different to the extract I just posted so something for a different audience this time 😀 Enjoy!

The Cover

The Blurb

Are you sitting comfortably, the fire crackling, a mug of cocoa in hand? Then let us begin…

A journey through fog and darkness, destination unknown…

A sexual obsession spiralling out of control…

A forbidden love…

A killer who preys on the lonely…

An investigation into a haunted monastery…

A visitation on Christmas Eve with diabolical intentions…

A night-time escape through the forest…

Seven tales of mystery and the supernatural for a winter’s evening.

My Review

Just a quick review from me for this one as life is crazy busy right now but this book definitely still deserves a review!

I thoroughly enjoyed this book made up of 7 short stories of the horror/mystery genre! All are full of suspense and very interesting! I felt like I couldn’t put this book down until I’d got to the end of each one of the stories.

I loved how each story was completely different from the next it brought all different types of horror and I found all of the stories a really good pace with some awesome suprises!

I feel like the author has really researched horror well and created something chilling and scary and I really did enjoy the writing!

I’d really like to give this book 4 ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ for being chilling, well paced, exciting and with great variety!

About the Author

Born in South Wales, Lee Allen was writing from a young age, developing his fascination with mystery, thrillers and the supernatural.

His debut novel, Those Crimes of Passion, a crime thriller, was published in 2012. He followed this with the novella Alone, a supernatural mystery, in 2014; and a second novella, The Jack O’Lantern Men, a horror chiller, in 2015.

His short story collection, Whispers from the Dead of Night, a hybrid of horror and multiple sub-genres, was published in early 2020, preceded by downloads of two of the stories: A Deathly Shade of Pale, at Hallowe’en 2019; and ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, at Christmas 2019.

He is currently working on several future projects, including his second full-length novel.

Purchase Link

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Whispers-Dead-Night-Lee-Allen-ebook/dp/B07ZS3QK8D

Tour

So if you loved the sound of it please follow Love Books Tour so that you can follow the other bloggers on the tour to see what they have to say!

Anyway it’s time to leave you all to get on with your day 😀

Have a lovey Sunday all! I’ll be tackling the shops to get my weeks shop’

Lynne – The Book Reviewing Mum