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Review: The Beachside Christmas by Karen Clarke

Posted December 7, 2017 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: The Beachside Christmas by Karen Clarke

This was such a fun read, and it was only at the end that I realised that it is part of a series. I never felt like I had missed any crucial information. But obviously I would have got to have known some of the secondary characters better if I had been fully aware of the facts. I love that this was set around a Christmas Lights competition. Only at Christmas can you have something so ridiculous and so good. I loved the friendly competition and macho antics everyone had. And Doris Day was hilarious. She was the perfect village gossip.  Although my favourite has to be Marmite the Cat – he has such an attitude that it is hard not to fall in love with him. I giggled to myself though the entirety of this book as Ollie – a posh reality star – tries to make the people of Shipley love him – he has his work cut out and he is a bit confused about why things are not going his way. The one thing that I really did not like in this book was the romantic element. I did feel like it was a bit forced […]

Review: Christmas at Hope Cottage by Lily Graham

Posted December 5, 2017 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Christmas at Hope Cottage by Lily Graham

Okay, so I have to be honest. When I first started reading this book, I did pull a face. I mean it is set in the present and there was this magical idea that recipes can help people. But not make someone better, more help them in a difficult situation or help mend a marriage. For some reason I was not buying into the recipe stuff. But I continued because I really liked Emma and I wanted to see how she would do. It also helps that she was a bit sceptical like me. I loved how she reacted around her family. Lets be honest her aunts and grandmother were a bit bonkers but they had the best of intentions. And lets not forget the sexy lodger….. will he be a better fit for Emma than childhood sweetheart Jack Allen? Well you will have to read to find out! Filled with lots of eccentric and whimsical moments this is a book that tells the story of baking, romance, wishes, feuds and togetherness. Filled with some pretty crazy people this is a book that will add some sparkle into your festive reads. This is a magical read with lots of festive […]

Review: 36 Questions That Changed My Mind About You by Vicki Grant

Posted December 1, 2017 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: 36 Questions That Changed My Mind About You by Vicki Grant

This is a cute little read, despite its long long title. To be honest the title makes it appear that this is more a physiological book rather than a romance with physiological basis for falling in love. Hildy and Phil have never met before they are thrown together in an experiment to see if 36 questions can make you fall in love. At first Phil is not interested in the questions, he just wants his 40 bucks. But as soon as Hildy storms out meaning he cant get his money., he becomes more invested and starts answering properly. Slowly they both develop chemistry and as they talk to each over, over text, email and finally face to face they reveal  some of they biggest secrets. I liked it when they were finally honest with each other. But it did take a long time to get to that point. Mainly because there was a lot of will they, won’t they. And dialogue before one of they would get offended and the other would fret. I wanted a bit more action and reaction to make this the perfect read. However, I did enjoy the story and once I started reading I couldn’t […]

Review: The Place We Met by Isabelle Broom

Posted November 29, 2017 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: The Place We Met by Isabelle Broom

So to briefly sum up, this is another captivating read by Isabella Broom. The Place We Met manages to sweep the reader of their feet and land them in a tale that is both heartbreaking and heartwarming, while also being delicious enough to curl with a hot chocolate. The Place We Met is a tale of two women – Taggie who is determined to forget about the past and focus on her skills on organising big events. And Lucy who just wants the perfect relationship with her boyfriend. Both women are led to Lake Como – a place that holds special meaning from their childhoods. This book is pretty close to perfect, especially as the setting is so idyllic (Italy is one of my favourite places to visit). And we are set in Christmas time, which means Snow and fun Chrissmassy things which makes me very happy. But for all the light and funny moments in this tale, there is a lot of dark moments. And my heart nearly broke at the end. When everything was revealed. The Place We Met shows the art of deception. Because how the book started to how it ended, I really was not expecting that. This is a […]

Blog Tour: Review and Extract of Meet Me Under the Mistletoe by Carla Burgess

Posted November 27, 2017 by Charlotte in Blog Tour, Reviews / 0 Comments
Blog Tour: Review and Extract of Meet Me Under the Mistletoe by Carla Burgess

Review: This is a gorgeous read, that is perfect with a good cup of tea and a blanket to wile away a winter evening. Honestly this is a page turner from start to finish. Rachel owns a florist shop and has always lived in Chester, she has just got out of  a bad relationship. Antony is a stranger, a detective who is a bit shifty about his latest case and he is more certainly not looking for romance.  Or at least a relationship. Let me assure that fireworks are going to fly. Carla Burgass manages to capture the feelings of meeting someone new and falling in with some one new perfectly. Those initial meetings and cosy scenes were delicious to witness. And Rachel and Antony manged to give off a warm, fuzzy butterfly feeling. Meet Me Under the Mistletoe was an easy book to dive into and fall in love with. With some swoonsome scenes and a great story this was one book that was extremely hard to put down.  The wintery scenes were perfect, and the Christmassy vibes were delightful. There is some humorous dialogue, lovable characters and delightful surprises as Meet Me Under the Mistletoe is an adorable story that will manage […]