A Wish for Jinnie (Cranley Wishes Book 1) by Audrey Davis #RomCom meets #Fantasy @audbyname #TuesdayBookBlog

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Published: June 2020 by Tanzanite Books

Category: Romantic Comedy, Fantasy

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Do you ever feel that life has got it in for you? Jinnie Cooper certainly does.

Unlucky in love, broke and exiled to a sleepy Scottish village, she really needs to shake things up.

When she gains possession of a battered old lamp, Jinnie’s world changes in ways she could never have imagined. With her affections divided between two men, can her unlikely housemate help – or hinder – the path to happiness?

After being dumped by her fickle fiancé Jinnie Cooper has relocated to the small village of Cranley. She needs to start over and the first priority is finding a job. The employment opportunities don’t look too promising initially but thanks to a heads up from local cafe owner, Jo, Jinnie secures a part time job in the village antique shop owned by the handsome Sam.

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#ThrowbackThursday ~ The Man With No Face by Peter May #Political #Thriller

Welcome to Throwback Thursday. I’m linking up with Davida at TCL’s Throwback Thursday Link Party

The Man with No Face was re-published in January 2019. Originally written in 1981 the story is set in the winter of 1979 and is a story of its time. 

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The Man with No Face encompasses the culture, attitudes and politics of the era and highlights the lack of technology which makes information sharing a lengthier process. We take mobile phones and the internet so much for granted, it’s an interesting reminder of how things were accomplished back in the day. Peter May has painted an atmospheric picture with well defined characters and a dark thread running through the narrative.

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#GuestPost from Laura Briggs #Author of A little Hotel in Cornwall @PaperDollWrites #Giveaway #Romance @rararesources

I’m delighted to join the 1 Day Blog Blitz for A little Hotel in Cornwall, courtesy of Rachel’s Random Resources, with a guest post from the author, Laura Briggs.

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Over to Laura and her Top Reasons to Binge Read A Little Hotel in Cornwall

Thank you to Cathy for letting me share with her lovely readers about the books in my series A LITTLE HOTEL IN CORNWALL. I’m pretty excited to share that all eight of its novellas are finally available in one handy digital volume. Because, if you’re like me, you probably like to binge your entertainment now and then, and it’s just easier to have a book bundle on hand for those moments, right? And with the series anthology freshly debuted, I thought it might be fitting to share the reasons why readers agree Maisie’s Cornish adventures are definitely best read back to back to….well, you get the idea!

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The Match (Wilde #2) by Harlan Coben #CrimeFiction #Thriller #TuesdayBookBlog

59602854._SY475_Author: Harlan Coben

Performed by Steven Weber

Published: Penguin Audio, released on Audible March 2022

Category: Crime, Thriller, 

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Wilde has grown up knowing nothing of his family, and even less about his own identity. All he knows is that, as a young child, he was found living a feral existence in the Ramapo mountains of New Jersey.

He became known simply as Wilde, the boy from the woods.

After spending some largely unproductive time in Costa Rica, Wilde has returned to his home in the Ramapo mountains. He had previously, albeit reluctantly, sent off a DNA sample, not expecting much and if by any chance there was a match he could always ignore it. He did get one notification — someone described as a second cousin with the initials PB. But before he had decided whether or not to respond he’d left for Costa Rica.

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Break From Nuala (The Inspector de Silva Mysteries #11) by @harrietsteel1 #CosyMystery #BookReview for #RBRT #FridayReads

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Published: March 2022

Category: Cosy Mystery

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It is autumn 1940, and Inspector de Silva and his wife Jane are looking forward to a well-earned holiday. But their hopes of a relaxing break in the picturesque city of Galle beside the Indian Ocean are dashed when death, mysterious illnesses, and a missing guest cast a gloomy shadow.

Ceylon hasn’t yet been affected by the war in Europe and Inspector Shanti de Silva and his wife, Jane are taking a short holiday at the luxuriously appointed Cinnamon Lodge in the coastal town of Galle. As always when they were away from Nuala, de Silva was a little concerned how people would view a Ceylonese man and a British woman as a married couple but any worries were soon laid to rest.

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#ThrowbackThursday ~ Ella Maud ~ The story of an unsolved #truecrime by Nicholas Nicastro #HistoricalFiction

Throwback Thursday this week tells the story of Ella Maud Cropsey, or Nell as she is more commonly known, and her family who live in a small community in North Carolina. Set around the turn of the 20th century, the story is a fictionalised account of her murder, based on the known facts.

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My Thoughts

Nell was feted as a beauty, sometimes a contrary young woman but one who knew her own mind. She was high-spirited, hated the restrictions the ladies of the time were subjected to and planned to attend university. Jim Wilcox had been courting Nell for over three years and was the last person to see her before she disappeared. I say disappeared because it seemed unclear initially to most people what had happened to Nell. Her body was discovered in the river that ran past the family home thirty-six days later, without the expected indications of being in water for that amount of time. An autopsy confirmed Nell did not drown but died from a blow to the head. So where had Nell been before she went into the water? And who put her there?

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Bloomsbury Girls by Natalie Jenner ~ Historical Fiction @NatalieMJenner @StMartinsPress #BloomsburyGirls #HistoricalFiction @Austenprose #TuesdayBookBlog

I’m delighted to be joining the blog tour and sharing my review for Bloomsbury Girls, courtesy of Laurel Ann Nattress at Austenprose PR. 

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My Thoughts

Bloomsbury Girls continues the story of Evie Stone, who was initially introduced in The Jane Austen Society. However, Bloomsbury Girls works perfectly well as a stand alone. Enough of Evie’s backstory, along with mentions of events and appearances from several characters from the previous book, occur throughout the narrative, bringing the reader more or less up to date.

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