Month: December 2017

Monthly Round-Up! October – December 2017

Posted December 30, 2017 by Charlotte in Monthly Round-up! / 0 Comments
Monthly Round-Up! October – December 2017

Monthly feature, linking everything that has happened in the last month, posted on the last day of said month. Round-up October – December 2017. Currently reading: Reviews:   Blog Tours:   Random Thoughts:   Through the Letterbox:   Challenges: As per usual I’m participating in the Goodreads Challenge. So what do you think of my Round-up October – December 2017? 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. Join 910 other subscribers Email Address Subscribe

Review: Snowflakes Iced Cakes and Second Chances by Sue Watson

Posted December 29, 2017 by Charlotte in Reviews / 2 Comments
Review: Snowflakes Iced Cakes and Second Chances by Sue Watson

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.Snowflakes, Iced Cakes and Second Chances by Sue Watson Published by Bookouture on October 12th 2017 Genres: Chick-lit, Christmas, Fiction Pages: 301 Format: E-Arc Source: Netgalley Buy on Amazon Goodreads Escape to Devon for blustery walks along the beach, hot chocolate with extra marshmallows and proof that miracles really do happen, especially at Christmas. A year after she separated from her husband, Gianni, on Christmas Day, Chloe’s heart is still in pieces as she unpacks the decorations for her first ever festive holiday alone. That is, until the phone rings… It seems Gianni’s new seaside restaurant is in trouble and Chloe must go to Appledore to save the business – and him. Equally famous for his experimental culinary extravaganzas and his explosive temper, Gianni has been really stirring up a sensation with the locals – and not in a good way! As pans fly and the temperature in the kitchen rises, Chloe’s […]

Review: The Hygge Holiday by Rosie Blake

Posted December 20, 2017 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: The Hygge Holiday by Rosie Blake

The Hygge Holiday by Rosie Blake Published by Sphere on September 21st 2017 Genres: Chick-lit, Contemporary, Fiction, Romance Pages: 336 Format: E-Arc Source: Netgalley Buy on Amazon Goodreads The perfect recipe for hygge this autumn: make a hot chocolate, draw the curtains, snuggle under a blanket and read your way to happiness!It’s autumn in Yulethorpe and everyone is gloomy. It’s cold, drizzly and the skies are permagrey. The last shop on the high street – an adorable little toy shop – has just shut its doors. Everything is going wrong for Yulethorpe this autumn. Until Clara Kristensen arrives. Clara is on holiday but she can see the potential in the pretty town, so she rolls up her sleeves and sets to work. Things are looking up until Joe comes to Yulethorpe to find out exactly what is going on with his mother’s shop. Joe is Very Busy and Important in the City and very sure that Clara is up to no good. Surely no one would work this hard just for the fun of it? Can a man who answers […]

Through the Letterbox: Fairyloot Ladies that Slay Unboxing

Posted December 18, 2017 by Charlotte in Through the Letterbox / 0 Comments
Through the Letterbox: Fairyloot Ladies that Slay Unboxing

Welcome to Through the Letterbox. So I think that it is fair to say now that I am a huge fan of  FairyLoot and this months theme is the awesomely titled Ladies that Slay. This is a monthly subscription YA book box based in the UK. the box: In each box you can expect: One recently published Young Adult book, 4-6 goodies often related to the book, promotional items such as posters, bookmarks and a signed bookplate (whenever possible),  a unique hashtag that links you up with one other person receiving a box. The box is £26 plus shipping at £3.95 (if UK based) bringing it to a grand total of £29.95. I wish that the shipping is including in the price because it is like a hidden extra. But I do think that this box is well worth the price. So this book is apparently perfect for those that love and celebrate “our favourite leading ladies in YA! You’ll find items themed on Hermione Granger, Katniss Everdeen, Blue Sargent and more. Even if you don’t know these characters, you are sure to […]

Blog Tour/ Guest Post: ‘A Sense of Place’ by Anna Bell, author of It Started with a Tweet

Posted December 14, 2017 by Charlotte in Blog Tour, Guest Post / 0 Comments
Blog Tour/ Guest Post: ‘A Sense of Place’ by Anna Bell, author of It Started with a Tweet

Today I am delighted to introduce Anna Bell, author of It Started with a Tweet to the blog. As part of the blog tour, Anna is going to talk about how she gets down to the sense of place that is crucial for a book setting. A Sense of Place: When writing a novel, choosing where it’s set can be a crucial decision as often it can have a big impact on the plot. In some cases the location can be so integral to the story that it’s almost like one of the characters – think of Wuthering Heights and it’s setting on the Yorkshire Moors or imagine Bridget Jones not being set in London. I usually set my novels in unremarkable suburban locations with the intention of showing how my story could happen to anyone. Yet right from the beginning with my latest novel, It Started With a Tweet, I knew that the setting would play a key role in the story. The concept of the novel was that the main character Daisy was forced to do a digital […]