Category: Reviews

Blog Tour/ Review: A Season of Hopes and Dreams by Lynsey James

Posted October 20, 2017 by Charlotte in Blog Tour, Reviews / 0 Comments
Blog Tour/ Review: A Season of Hopes and Dreams by Lynsey James

This is my first book from Lynsey James and it certainly will not be my last. This was a warm, funny and inspirational read that made me want to turn the page over and over again. While the bulk of the book was a serious and thought provoking topic, the story was told in a sensitive way. One that managed to be uplifting and heartwarming. Cleo was such an inspirational character. She managed to overcome so many obstacles and achieve so many goals despite everything. I loved that this was told through the idea of a bucket list. And I was cheering each and ever time a goal was ticked off. This book is definitely one that I will put in my happy place, as I sit down, unwind and enjoy a great book with a cup of tea.  A Season of Hopes and Dreams is the perfect way to start the weekend.   Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 777 other subscribers Email Address

Blog Tour / Review: How Not To Be A Bride by Portia Macintosh

Posted October 17, 2017 by Charlotte in Blog Tour, Reviews / 0 Comments

This was such a fun, humorous read, that was impossible to put down. It was such a fun easy read that I devoured the book on a train ride! Mia and Leo are completely in love, however their relationship is not the smoothest of ones. There are other things influencing their relationship, like their house, Mia’s irregular income and interfering parents.  This creates lots of laugh out moments and hilarious situations that will bring a smile to your face. Serious question though: why do you get married? And is the party the most important thing when getting married? This was my first book by Portia Macintosh and I loved every moment. I cannot wait to read her next book. If you are yet to read the wonderful Portia Macintosh, then I really recommend starting with this book. A fun, flirty read that is entertaining read from start to finish.     Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 777 other subscribers Email Address

Diary of a #Cheltlitfest Volunteer Days 1-2

Posted October 9, 2017 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Diary of a #Cheltlitfest Volunteer Days 1-2

Friday 6th October So I had a gentle start to the day by not starting until 3.45pm. Meaning that after all the heavy lifting I could have a bit of a lie in.  And we got to wonder around and enjoy the site. I also went  to see Andrew Marr, who was talking about painting and how his painting style has change since his stroke. And a new way to look at art. I have to be honest his art wasn’t really my cup of tea, but others may disagree   After that I was on duty welcoming people into the Forum. First up was Miranda Hart with her new  book ‘The Girl With The Lost Smile’  who was really funny and lovely.  However I have to be honest, the chair took over the chat, she needed to ask more questions and be a bit more silent. Then we had some political talk which was interesting but I have no idea what thy were going on about. This was followed by Andy Hamilton who was so funny. Saturday 7th October So I was back in the forum for the morning. There were two political events in the morning that I didn’t sit […]

Blog Tour/ Review: Christmas at Mistletoe Cove by Holly Martin

Posted September 27, 2017 by Charlotte in Blog Tour, Reviews / 0 Comments
Blog Tour/ Review: Christmas at Mistletoe Cove by Holly Martin

So Holly Martin is always the perfect way to start the Christmas season. And with the night’s drawing in this is the perfect book to read with a glass of mulled wine and a roaring fire. I loved the fairy tale elements of the book with the wishing well. Whether you choose to believe or not this adds a lovely bit of magical sparkle to the story. And it provides for some of the most important points in the book. And creates a bit of tension… Dougie is the perfect book boyfriend as he tried to tick everything off Eden’s romantic wish-list.  But Eden seems resistant to his charms and Dougie must pull out all the stops to prove his love for her. He even manages to get a unicorn. I told you magic was involved. Christmas at Mistletoe Cove is filled with old-fashioned wooing, Christmas cheer and more than a few hot scenes. This is a book filled with a great friendship, witty moments and good feelings. This is one book that was hard to put down and it made me more excited for Christmas than ever before. I also loved that we got to see how the others […]

Review: Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch

Posted September 21, 2017 by Charlotte in Reviews / 2 Comments
Review: Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch

Italy, Gelato and Love? Yes please. Love & Gelato delivers on this with and more. The descriptions, setting and every this book was so idyllic. We start with Lina’s mother passing away and Lina moving to Italy to go and live with her father. I cannot amaze a more difficult and sad situation. Leaving behind everyone you have ever known and loved. But her mum wants Lina to fall in love with Florence as much as she did. So she sends Lina her diary from when she was at the Art School in Florence studying Photography. From this Lina discovers the secrets of Florence and falls in love with the city at same pace as her mother. There is also a huge a twist in the story, one that I was not expecting. However once I guessed the twist it was quite obvious. And frustratingly it took a a while for the reveal to be spelt out and stated. I don’t mind a clueless character but please do not drag it out. This would have been a five star read if this section of the book had been short and sweet. The setting is gorgeous and I loved Lina, Ren, Howard and […]