Month: August 2014

Review: If You Were Me by Shelia O’Flanagan

Posted August 20, 2014 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: If You Were Me by Shelia O’Flanagan

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.If You Were Me by Sheila O’Flanagan Published by Headline Review on July 3, 2014 Genres: Chick-lit, Contemporary, Fiction, Romance Pages: 464 Format: Arc Source: Publisher Buy on Amazon Goodreads From Sheila O’Flanagan, the Number One bestselling author of Someone Special and Things We Never Say, comes an unputdownable, heart-searching new novel for every woman who still remembers her first love…On a sultry summer evening in Seville, anything can happen… Carlotta O’Keefe is happily engaged, and the wedding plans are coming together. She’s clear about her future path, both personally and in her busy career. Maybe Chris doesn’t make her heart race every time she sees him, but you can’t have that feeling for ever. Can you? Then, on a trip to Seville, Carlotta runs into Luke Evans. Luke broke her heart so long ago she’d almost convinced herself she’d forgotten him. Now, he’s not that boy any more, but an attractive […]

Review: Her by Harriet Lane

Posted August 15, 2014 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Her by Harriet Lane

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Her by Harriet Lane Published by W&N on June 12, 2014 Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, Thriller Pages: 235 Format: E-Arc Source: Netgalley Buy on Amazon Goodreads Two different women; two different worlds. On the face of it, Emma and Nina have very little in common. Isolated and exhausted by early motherhood, Emma finds her confidence is fading fast. Nina is sophisticated and assured, a successful artist who seems to have it all under control, yet when the two women meet, they are irresistibly drawn to each other. As the friendship develops, as Emma gratefully invites Nina into her life, it emerges that someone is playing games–and the stakes could not be higher. What, exactly, does Nina see in Emma? What does she want? And how far will she go in pursuit of it? The narrative of Her is told from the differing perspectives of the two protagonists – Nina and Emma. This lead […]

Review: A Place for Us Part 1 by Harriet Evans

Posted August 13, 2014 by Charlotte in Reviews / 3 Comments
Review: A Place for Us Part 1 by Harriet Evans

I received this book for free from Netgalley, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.A Place For Us Part 1 by Harriet Evans Published by Headline Review on July 31, 2014 Genres: Contemporary, Fiction Pages: 131 Format: E-Arc, Paperback Source: Netgalley, Publisher Buy on Amazon Goodreads The FIRST of four exclusive part-serialisations of a A Place for Us by Harriet Evans – you’ll be desperate to read on … The day Martha Winter decided to tear apart her family began like any other day. So opens A Place for Us by Sunday Times bestselling author Harriet Evans, a book you’ll dive into, featuring a family you’ll fall in love with … and never want to leave. If you devour Rosamund Pilcher and Maeve Binchy and have discovered Jojo Moyes, you’ll be thrilled to add Harriet Evans to your collection of favourite authors. The house has soft, purple wisteria twining around the door. You step inside. The hall is cool after the hot summer’s day. The […]

Pastime Pleasures #13 – Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone by J K Rowling

Posted August 8, 2014 by Charlotte in Pastime Pleasures / 4 Comments
Pastime Pleasures #13 –  Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone by J K Rowling

Welcome to my  feature, Pastime Pleasures, posted every other Friday. Today is the turn of Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone by J K Rowling. Here I will look at books that have given me great pleasure in the past. These are books I can read over and over again. The only rule is that the book must have been published five or more years ago.   Harry Potter is amazing. What else is there to say? There’s magic, ghosts, strange lessons, weird sweets and owls deliver their mail. I’m still patiently waiting for my letter to Hogwarts. After all I could be a late developer, right? Each of the three main characters are relatable. We all have a bit of Hermione, Ron and Harry in us. Hermione starts off as a prim and proper, know-it-all scholar but by the end she is the most loyal of friends. Ron may have little money and spates of jealousy but his abundance of loving family and loyalty more than make up for it. Harry start off as a nobody, becoming a celebrity overnight […]

Review: The Rain by Virginia Bergin

Posted August 6, 2014 by Charlotte in Reviews / 2 Comments
Review: The Rain by Virginia Bergin

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Rain by Virginia Bergin Series: The Rain #1 on 17th July 2014 Genres: Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult Pages: 386 Format: E-Arc Source: Netgalley Buy on Amazon Goodreads It’s in the rain…and just one drop will kill you. They don’t believe it at first. Crowded in Zach’s kitchen, Ruby and the rest of the partygoers laugh at Zach’s parents’ frenzied push to get them all inside as it starts to drizzle. But then the radio comes on with the warning, “It’s in the rain! It’s fatal, it’s contagious, and there’s no cure.” Two weeks later, Ruby is alone. Anyone who’s been touched by rain or washed their hands with tap water is dead. The only drinkable water is quickly running out. Ruby’s only chance for survival is a treacherous hike across the country to find her father-if he’s even still alive. I was so excited by the blurb for this book […]