Category: Blog Tour

Review / Blog Tour: Leopard at the Door by Jennifer McVeigh

Posted June 5, 2017 by Charlotte in Blog Tour, Reviews / 0 Comments
Review / Blog Tour: Leopard at the Door by Jennifer McVeigh

1950s colonial Kenya made for an atmospheric setting  for Leopard at the Door, as Rachel returns home to place that is not the same as she once remembered. Jennifer’s writing about Kenya is beautifully moving and wonderfully descriptive. I honestly felt like I was standing next to Rachel. At times Rachel is frustratingly and infuriatingly naive. It is obvious that she has lived a sheltered life and while it has protected her from some things it has left her exposed to others. She also has a huge secret from her childhood. One that could impact those around her. But she is afraid of revealing what she knows and worries about what will happen. One thing that I really didn’t like the idea of Rachel’s love interest, the fact that that person had played a significant role in her childhood did make me negative to the idea, rather than endear me. I liked the idea that he protected Rachel, especially from Steven. A man who was creepy and basically a disgusting human being. His moral compass just didn’t seem to exist. I wish that her father had done more to keep her in England and once she returned home to protect her. In m […]

Review / Blog Tour: All the Good Things by Clare Fisher

Posted June 3, 2017 by Charlotte in Blog Tour, Reviews / 0 Comments
Review / Blog Tour: All the Good Things by Clare Fisher

Sometimes we can’t help but think of the bad. The overwhelming sense of what has gone wrong and what we could have done better. It overtakes our life. Sometimes we cannot see right for doing wrong. Sometimes we can’t look past the bad to find the good. This is what All the Good Things is about. Sometimes we just have to start small to find the good – like making a list of all the good things. It can be surprising sometimes how such a small thing can play such a big part in your life. Little things are often the biggest things in life. This is a highly emotional read that will pull on our heart. While in prison Beth is asked by her councillor to make a list of the good things in life. Through this list we get a sense of Beth’s life and what has led to this moment. Beth talks about her past in a simple and pragmatic way. Through her telling you get a sense that she never saw anything about her life as not normal. I loved the portrayal of Beth, of her life. She writes expressively and vividly and allows us into her life […]

Review The Vets at Hope Green by Sheila Norton

Posted May 29, 2017 by Charlotte in Blog Tour, Reviews / 0 Comments
Review The Vets at Hope Green by Sheila Norton

This is the first time in ages that I have read a book in one sitting, in one day. Yes it probably helped that while reading this book, I had a day off from work, and it was sunny. Also it was hot that all I could do was read. We learn early on that Sam is pregnant and she has some life changing decisions to make. On the spur of the moment she hands in her notice as receptionist at an inner city posh vets for a life in the country, living in her Nan’s spare bedroom. I loved Sam’s determination to follow her dreams and get to where she wants. She has ambition and strength. And despite her situation she refuses to give in. I loved how calm Sam was in situations and how she always sees the best in everyone – even her grumpy boss Joe. I also really loved the misunderstandings that happened throughout the book. They caused for some amusing situations and even more amusing conversations. There is poor David, always hopeful that Sam will fall for him and always getting himself into a bit of a mess in life. There is Joe who is […]

Guest Post: 6 Secrets Behind Wishbones by author Virginia Macgregor of Wishbones

Posted May 17, 2017 by Charlotte in Blog Tour, Guest Post / 0 Comments
Guest Post: 6 Secrets Behind Wishbones by author Virginia Macgregor of Wishbones

Today I am delighted to be part of the Blog Tour for Wishbones by Virginia Macgregor. This is a book, an author who has been on my to read list for ages. I’ve not yet been able to read this book but when I do I know it is going to be epic.  Don’t forget to visit other blog stops along the tour for other great content. Below Virginia shares some of the 6 secrets behind the creation of Wishbones. Six Secrets: A few years ago I went on holiday to Austria with my husband and we visited a farm with some baby goats. I fell in love with their gorgeous quirkiness and immediately wanted to take one home. Sadly, British Airways doesn’t allow for the transportation of pet goats, so I did the next best thing: I wrote one into a novel. Which is how Houdini, the mischievous goat, was born. A while back I read a really sad newspaper article about a woman who was so severely obese that, when she died, she had to be lifted out of her house through her bedroom window by a crane. It triggered an image for me of Feather’s mum and so beginning of […]

Review: Catch Me if You Cannes by Lisa Dickenson

Posted May 11, 2017 by Charlotte in Blog Tour, Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Catch Me if You Cannes by Lisa Dickenson

I knew from the very first page, the very first line that I was in for a treat. A few pages in and I was in stitches. Honestly this book is hilarious. Every page throws something new and some amusing story. Jess was a lovable vibrant character whose sunny nature makes up for Bryony’s grumpy days. Both are in harmony with one another and both knows instantly what the other is feeling or need. Theirs is a true friendship, that you instantly warm to and connect with.  And Leo and Harvey was so cute. I love how a little white lie can build and build leading to some awkward situations, an expensive bill and the need to add another little white lie. After all if you’ve started how can you possibly stop? After all there is the beautiful sea views, sunny weather and a little bit of romance. This was a fun, hilarious read, that is perfect for whatever your mood. Like always, Lisa Dickenson delivers. And if I’m being honest I think this is the best one yet. If you are after a summery read then look no further. Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new […]