Review: 25 Days ’til Christmas by Poppy Alexander

Posted December 11, 2018 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: 25 Days ’til Christmas by Poppy Alexander

With less than 25 Days ’til Christmas, I think that it is high time that I reviewed this book. This was an incredible read that had me hooked. At first I thought that this was a light, fluffy read. But while it was filled with the magic and expectation of Christmas, there were some deeper threads running throughout. Kate is not a great fan of Christmas, ever since her husband passed away and she is left to raise their young son on her own. This has meant that the last four years of Christmas hasn’t really been celebrated. But this year that is all going to change with a twist on the classic Advent Calendar.  Each day the Calendar will  provide a christmassy event for Kate and her son to do together. Which means some very cute moments. And then there is Daniel, this is the first Christmas without his sister. He has always been a secret fan of Kate. Going past her every Christmas, he has a nickname for her and looks forward to each day  that he gets to see her. This Christmas will he be able to pluck up the courage and actually speak to Kate, or […]

Review:A Winter Beneath the Stars by Jo Thomas

Posted December 6, 2018 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review:A Winter Beneath the Stars by Jo Thomas

I have to be honest when I first started reading this book. I felt a little bit of trepidation. Just because of the silliness of it all. But by the end of page one I was swept away and that was it, I read will into the early hours of the morning. A sign of a cracking book. There are some wondrous moments in this book as we see the relationship between Halley and Bjorn grow, surrounded by some fabulous wildlife and incredible moments.  There was also Lars who provided some light relief throughout. This is Jo Thomas’s first wintery novel and it is clear that a lot of research has gone into this book – from the description of the reindeer to how the Sami herd, to everything else. This created a much more real and atmospheric read that pulled me in. Both Halley and Bjorn are hiding secrets from each other. And while I did guess early on what those secrets were, there were still a couple of reveals that took me by surprise. I really enjoyed reading this book, and I was so sad when it came the end. If fact I kept swiping at my kindle […]

Review: Nightblood by Elly Blake

Posted December 4, 2018 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Nightblood by Elly Blake

I have been so excited to read this book that I actually devoured it in a few hours. Nightblood was actually as predicted and tied up all the loose ends that I had with the story. But it had a couple of tropes typical of ya – an awkward love triangle, an entitled chosen one – however I was still entertained by this fast-paced tale. There was a consistent story that pulled all the threads of the previous books together and wove a compelling, entertaining, action packed story. So this was the final book in the series, yet when I was reading this it felt like the middle of the series. And the ending was such a rush. I felt like the ending was just given to us on a platter because that was what was expected. A lot of the story telling was talking up with romantic tryst and arguing over who was better. And I did spend a lot of the book wishing that they would get on with it. After all with the world ending there is not much time to spare. But despite my moans above this was a cracking book. And no matter what I loved […]

Monthly Round-Up! November 2018

Posted November 30, 2018 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments

Monthly feature, linking everything that has happened in the last month, posted on the last day of said month. Currently reading: Reviews: Blog Tours: Challenges: As per usual I’m participating in the Goodreads Challenge.   Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 825 other subscribers Email Address

Review: Coming Home to Maple Cottage by Holly Martin

Posted November 27, 2018 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Coming Home to Maple Cottage by Holly Martin

So this is another cracker of a book from Holly Martin. Although this has to be probably one of the most touching story by her that I have read. I may have shed a tear or two with this story as the emotion of Isla  and her quest to protect Elliot got the better of me. This was a beautiful story that was warm and touching and beautifully told. I enjoyed the autumnal feeling of this book, with Halloween, pumpkin making and much more featured, This was a treasure of a book to read as the stories of all three couples show the true meaning of friendship, family, love and sticking together. I am sad that these couples have had their stories told, but I am hoping that Holly will tell of the romance of Agnes and her Italian Stallion Stefezzo – that will be a book that would be hilarious and have us constantly in stitches. As I have to be honest Agnes stole the show with her one liners, and determination to embarrass her nephews. Leo and Isla, proved to be a great couple and all I can say is roll on the next Holly Martin book!   […]