Month: August 2016

Review: The Missing Wife by Sheila O’Flanagan

Posted August 16, 2016 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: The Missing Wife by Sheila O’Flanagan

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.The Missing Wife by Sheila O’Flanagan Published by Headline Review on June 16, 2016 Genres: Chick-lit, Contemporary, Fiction Pages: 480 Format: E-Arc, Hardback Source: Netgalley, Publisher Buy on Amazon Goodreads When Imogen Naughton vanishes, everyone who knows her is shocked. She has a perfect marriage. Her handsome husband treats her like a princess. She’s always said how lucky she is. So why has she left? And how will she survive without Vince? What goes on behind closed doors is often a surprise, and Imogen surprises herself by taking the leap she knows she must. But as she beings her journey to find the woman she once was, Imogen’s past is right behind her… Will it catch up with her? And will she be ready to face it if it does? The Missing Wife is a heart-warming, smile on your face type of book. Like always I enjoyed this new Shelia O’Flanagan […]

Review: The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan

Posted August 11, 2016 by Charlotte in Reviews / 2 Comments
Review: The Farm at the Edge of the World by  Sarah Vaughan

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.The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan Published by Hodder & Stoughton on June 30, 2016 Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, Historical Pages: 321 Format: Arc Source: Publisher Buy on Amazon Goodreads 1939, and Will and Alice are evacuated to a granite farm in north Cornwall, perched on a windswept cliff. There they meet the farmer’s daughter, Maggie, and against fields of shimmering barley and a sky that stretches forever, enjoy a childhood largely protected from the ravages of war. But in the sweltering summer of 1943 something happens that will have tragic consequences. A small lie escalates. Over 70 years on Alice is determined to atone for her behaviour – but has she left it too late? 2014, and Maggie’s granddaughter Lucy flees to the childhood home she couldn’t wait to leave thirteen years earlier, marriage over; career apparently ended thanks to one terrible mistake. Can she rebuild herself […]

Monthly Round-up! July 2016

Posted August 9, 2016 by Charlotte in Monthly Round-up! / 0 Comments
Monthly Round-up! July 2016

Monthly Round-up, linking everything that has happened in the last month, posted on the last day of said month. This Round-up July 2016. Currently reading: Reviews:   Blog Tours:   Bookish Gossip:   Challenges: A new year and a new challenge. This year I am participating in the movie musical challenge hosted by Bookish Whimsy. This month I have watch Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and it should be up already. As per usual I’m participating in the Goodreads Challenge. I’ve pledged to read 100 books! And so far have managed to read 55 books. I’m 5 behind but I just have to remember to keep swimming. So what do you think of my round-up July 2016? What have you read this month? Let me know in the comments below!   Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Email Address Subscribe Join 910 other subscribers

Review: The Last Days of Jack Sparks by Jason Arnopp

Posted August 4, 2016 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: The Last Days of Jack Sparks by Jason Arnopp

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.The Last Days of Jack Sparks by Jason Arnopp Published by Orbit on March 3, 2016 Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Paranormal, Thriller Pages: 336 Format: Paperback Source: Publisher Buy on Amazon Goodreads Jack Sparks died while writing this book. It was no secret that journalist Jack Sparks had been researching the occult for his new book. No stranger to controversy, he’d already triggered a furious Twitter storm by mocking an exorcism he witnessed. Then there was that video: forty seconds of chilling footage that Jack repeatedly claimed was not of his making, yet was posted from his own YouTube account. Nobody knew what happened to Jack in the days that followed – until now. The Last Days of Jack Sparks is a dangerously addictive book, where the supernatural will scare you to death and Jack’s humour give you some light relief. This was an fun book for me but I couldn’t […]

Movie Musical Challenge – Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Posted August 2, 2016 by Charlotte in Movie Musical Challenge! / 5 Comments
Movie Musical Challenge – Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

For this Movie Musical Challenge I’ve made a list of 15 musicals that I haven’t yet seen and probably ought to have. The challenge is throughout the year and once watched I’ll put my thoughts up on the blog. Today is the turn of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.   So the fifth movie for the challenge is the gorgeous Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954), starring Howard Keel and Jane Powell.  This was a fantastic film to watch and from the start my feet were tapping and I just wanted to sing along. I loved all the music, but my favourite include: Bless Your Beautiful Hide; Sobbin’ Women; June Bride and Spring, Spring, Spring. But it is not just the music that make this film so good. It is also the dancing. The Barn Raising scene in particular is spectacular as the brothers dance and do acrobatics and balancing acts in an attempt to win over the girls. When listening to the actual lyrics of the songs they are quite inappropriate. But it doesn’t really matter as you will feel inspired and want to sing along. An infectious, show-stopper of a film […]