Month: April 2017

Monthly Round-Up! April 2017

Posted April 30, 2017 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Monthly Round-Up! April 2017

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. For Movie Musical Challenge I watched: Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 784 other subscribers Email Address

Review: The Mills & Boon Modern Girl’s Guide to Turning into Your Mother by Ada Adverse

Posted April 28, 2017 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: The Mills & Boon Modern Girl’s Guide to Turning into Your Mother by Ada Adverse

Okay doke, this is going to probably be the shortest review I’ve ever done. I’ve been delaying this review for ages now because I’ve been saving this book as a birthday present and I didn’t want anyone to know that I had this book. Or spoilers would occur. I loved this A-Z listing of hilarious and over the top parenting guide. Every page was neatly defined in the vintage pictures. Both words and images managed to define the amusing side of motherhood perfectly. This is a quick easy read that you can dip into as the mood takes you. Every page had something to laugh at, something to make me smile. This would be the perfect gift for anyone, any time in the year. Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 784 other subscribers Email Address

Review: You’re the One That I Want by Giovanna Fletcher

Posted April 25, 2017 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: You’re the One That I Want by Giovanna Fletcher

You’re the One That I Want is the first book by Giovanna Fletcher that I have read. And what a joy it was to read. Maddy, is almost torn in deciding which of her best friends – Rob or Ben – is the one she should end up with. And while this may seem like an awkward love triangle situation, it is anything but. Maddy’s indecisiveness does bother me. I can understand her being torn and and not wanting to ruin a friendship group. But come on! A decision has to be made. And by not being clear about who she wants. I feel that Maddy let Ben down so badly through out his life because he always had some hope. I love how all three points of views are are written. Robert’s point of view is from his wedding speech. But the story is mainly told from Ben and Maddy’s point of view. From when they were small nine year olds, right up to the present. Each person has a distinct understanding and lets us see both sides to the story. I did want Rob’s point of view a bit more. I was left wondering if he ever had an inkling about certain […]

Review: Then. Now. Always. by Isabelle Broome

Posted April 21, 2017 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Then. Now. Always. by Isabelle Broome

This was utter perfection. I was whisked away to an idyllic and secret part of Spain. By the time I had finished this book I was ready to pack my bags and go off on an adventure. It was an awful pity that I had work the next day… I could visualise every part of this journey, the descriptions left me dreaming of a holiday. To be honest it just wasn’t Spain that was sizzling. The romance was pretty hot as well. A fit Greek man? Yes please. I could see why Hannah had fallen for him. I loved the bickering between Hannah and Nancy. They may be sisters, but their relationship is not easy,  I loved the tension in the beginning. And it was the fact that they were forced together that made them learn to trust one another. Nancy certainly added plenty of drama to the story. Especially as I wasn’t entirely sure why Nancy was there. Or more precisely, why she decided to visit Hannah. This felt completely different to A Year and a Day despite shouting about a beautiful destination and showing off the magic a different place can have. I can say without a doubt that Isabelle Broome is one of […]

Review: A Dog Like Lloyd by Jacqueline Sheehan

Posted April 20, 2017 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: A Dog Like Lloyd by Jacqueline Sheehan

This is a story about grief and what it does to us and how (human or dog), how we can just keep going and get through each day time and time again. So far so simple. The story could have ended here. Instead there is so much more packed in this book. Without spoiling it too much for those who are yet to read, there is a little mystery to be solved. A damsel to be rescued and a story to be unravelled. I did enjoy this story but I had a hard time connecting with the characters and the story being told. I felt like I was reading the book from a far rather than being in the centre of the story. But I loved the relationship between Lloyd and Roxanne – I thought it was touching and so moving seeing them become so reliant on one another. Lloyd’s role in this book was the best thing ever.  This is a captivating and realistic tale of grief and coming together. Dog lovers will fall in love with this book each and every time they read it. Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and […]