Month: December 2016

Review: Bella’s Christmas Bake Off by Sue Watson

Posted December 21, 2016 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Bella’s Christmas Bake Off by Sue Watson

Bella’s Christmas Bake Off by Sue Watson Published by Bookouture on October 22, 2015 Genres: Chick-lit, Christmas, Fiction, Romance Pages: 314 Format: E-Arc Source: Netgalley Buy on Amazon Goodreads Two best friends. One big lie. The best bake off EVER. Bella Bradley is the queen of television baking – a national treasure. Her Christmas specials have been topping the ratings for years and her marriage to Peter ‘Silver Fox’ Bradley is the stuff of Hello magazine specials. But this year things are going to be different. For Amy Lane, Bella’s best friend from school, life hasn’t held quite the same sparkle. And when Amy’s husband walks out three weeks from Christmas, it seems their lives are further apart than ever. Amy has watched Bella’s rise to fame fondly, despite the fact Bella was always a terrible cook. But when she realises that Bella’s latest Christmas book is made up entirely of Amy’s mother’s recipes, the gloves are off… After winning a competition to appear on Bella’s TV show, Amy is going to make sure that for Bella and her viewers, […]

Review: All I Want For Christmas by Jenny Hale

Posted December 20, 2016 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: All I Want For Christmas by Jenny Hale

All I Want for Christmas by Jenny Hale Published by Bookouture on October 6, 2016 Genres: Chick-lit, Christmas, Fiction, Romance Pages: 268 Format: E-Arc Source: Netgalley Buy on Amazon Goodreads All I Want for Christmas is a big, cozy Christmas story about the importance of family, the strength of childhood friendships, and learning to trust your heart. Fans of Carole Matthews, Susan Wiggs and Susan Mallery – and anyone who likes the glow of Christmas lights and the rustle of wrapping paper – will fall in love with this feel-good Christmas treat. Christmas comes once a year . . . But true love comes once in a lifetime. Snowflakes are falling, there’s carol singing on every corner, and Leah Evans is preparing for a family Christmas at her grandmother’s majestic plantation house in Virginia. It won’t be the same now that her beloved Nan is gone, but when Leah discovers she has inherited the mansion, she knows she can give her daughter Sadie the childhood of her dreams. But there’s a catch. Leah must split the house with a man […]

Movie Musical Challenge – Chicago

Posted December 19, 2016 by Charlotte in Movie Musical Challenge! / 2 Comments
Movie Musical Challenge – Chicago

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 its the turn of Chicago. So the twelfth movie for the challenge is Chicago (2002), starring stars Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renée Zellweger and Richard Gere. Despite never watching this film before I know the songs extremely well. I have the film soundtrack on my Ipod and regularly play the album from beginning to end because the songs are easy to sing along to and even without speak you still get a sense of the story. I honestly love ever song in this show but I guess the classic/favourite include: ‘All that Jazz’, ‘Cell Block Tango’ and ‘Razzle Dazzle’, but all the songs are incredibly catchy so each to their own. This is an energetic and enthusiastic musical that will get your feet stomping and leave you dazzled with the spectacle. Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications […]

Review: The Christmas Cake Cafe by Sue Watson

Posted December 16, 2016 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: The Christmas Cake Cafe by Sue Watson

The Christmas Cake Cafe by Sue Watson Published by Bookouture on October 14, 2016 Genres: Chick-lit, Christmas, Contemporary, Fiction, Romance Pages: 258 Format: E-Arc Source: Netgalley Buy on Amazon Goodreads Heart-warming and hilarious, a story that will make you laugh, cry and bring a smile to your face. Get ready for another deliciously amazing Christmas treat from Sue Watson…. As the Prosecco chills and Bing Crosby croons, Jen Barker just knows that her long-term boyfriend is about to propose. But instead of a diamond ring nestled in her champagne flute, Jen finds cold flat rejection. Her once perfect life and dreams of a husband and family seem even further from reach. A working holiday to the Swiss Alps with her younger sister Jody might not be the Christmas Jen had it mind, but it offers her the chance to recharge her batteries and recover from heartbreak. When Jen meets handsome ski instructor Jon Zutter her hopes for a happy-ever-after seem within her grasp again. Jon is kind and gorgeous and as they bond over Sachetorte at the picturesque Cake CafE, […]

Review: Bodyguard by Jessica Linden

Posted December 15, 2016 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Bodyguard by Jessica Linden

Bodyguard by Jessica Linden, James Patterson Published by BookShots on November 1, 2016 Pages: 160 Format: Paperback Source: Publisher Buy on Amazon Goodreads James Patterson’s BookShots. Short, fast-paced, high-impact entertainment.The Most Eligible Bachelor on Capitol Hill has met his match. Abbie Whitmore is good at her job. She knows how to protect people, and she’s always right – until Congressman Jonathan Lassiter comes along. The presidential hopeful refuses to believe that his politics have put him in danger, yet Abbie’s determined to keep him safe. But how can she protect him while she’s guarding her heart?  I really enjoyed Bodyguard, I thought that the action scenes merged nicely with the romance and there were equal amounts of both. I loved that it was Abbie who was in charge of security, she was fierce and took no prisoners. While Johnathon was a well-meaning politician.  Both had amazing chemistry. And passion. With a touch of humour as well, this was the perfect mix. I’m honestly loved that in Bodyguard, there was suspense, action and romance, everything was packed into this short book and it […]