#BookReview + #Giveaway ~ The Faerie Tree by @JaneCable ~ Contemporary #RomanticFiction #MiniBlogBlitz @rararesources

Welcome to the first day of the mini blog blitz for The Faerie Tree by Jane Cable, courtesy of Rachel’s Random Resources. Many thanks to Jane for my copy of the book.

My Thoughts

It will be Izzie and her daughter Claire’s first Christmas without husband and father, Connor. They’ve just left the probate office and the town is busy with Christmas shoppers. With her sights set on the coffee shop Claire accidentally bumps into a homeless man on the street. She is confused. Does she know this man? Somehow she thinks she does recognise him.

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#ThrowbackThursday ~ The Other Side by @TerryTyler4 …turn a different corner… #ContemporaryFiction

My Throwback Thursday choice for this week is The Other Side, which I enjoyed very much and reviewed in 2014.

Renee at It’s Book Talk began this meme as a way to share old favourites, as well as books that have been waiting on the ‘to be read’ pile for however long, and are finally getting an airing.

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Clover Cottage by @ChristieJBarlow ~ Contemporary #RomanticFiction @OneMoreChapter_ #NetGalley

Author: Christie Barlow

Expected Publication: March 20th by One More Chapter

Category: Contemporary Fiction, Romance, Book Review

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Love Heart Lane – where friends are there for you no matter what.

When Vet Rory Scott inherits ramshackle Clover Cottage in the quaint village of Heartcross, Allie MacDonald just knows this is their happy ever after. A place to call home with the man she loves – it’s her dream come true!

Until Rory drops a bombshell. He loves Allie but he has dreams of his own to follow – to live and work in Africa. Clover Cottage will have to wait just a little longer…

Clover Cottage is the third book in the Love Heart Lane series. It could be read as a stand alone, but much of the backstories and dynamics of the regular characters would be missed.

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Mini #BookReviews ~ The Jackman and Evans Series by #JoyEllis, narrated by #RichardArmitage #CrimeFiction #FridayReads

I’ve been binge listening to this series and somehow missed book one but it didn’t really matter with regard to getting to know the characters and their backstories. Detective Inspector Rowan Jackman leads the team. He’s a private person from an affluent background, well respected and liked, and is good at motivating his team. His passion is horses. Detective Sergeant Marie Evans is a widow who lost her husband in a motorbike accident. She’s able to assess situations and people with accuracy and is nicknamed Super Mario by her colleagues. Marie’s passion is motorbikes.

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#BookReview + #Giveaway ~ A Springtime To Remember by @LucyColemanauth #Romance @rararesources #TuesdayBookBlog

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for A Springtime To Remember, courtesy of Rachel’s Random Resources.

My Thoughts

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New Beginnings at Wynter House by @emilyharvalewriter (Wyntersleap Series) #BookReview #ContemporaryFiction @rararesources

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for New Beginnings at Wynter House, courtesy of Rachel’s Random Resources.

My Thoughts

New Beginnings at Wynter House picks up where Christmas at Wynter House left off. The village residents, plus Neva and her family are still staying at the big house due to the floods but the water is receding and things are moving along at a steady pace with everyone getting ready to return to their daily lives.

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Love, Look Away by @LisetteBrodey ~ Sage Gordon has had it with love #RomanticComedy #BookReview for #RBRT

Author: Lisette Brodey

Kindle Edition

Category: Contemporary Fiction, Romantic Comedy, Book Review

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Twenty-nine-year-old Sage Gordon has had it with love. When she’s not busy running her metaphysical gift shop in the old-money town of Swansea, New York, she’s content with the company of her dog and two cats.

Impressively named Godiva Genevieve Jones entered Sage Gordon’s life, and gift shop, at exactly the right time. The fact that Godiva managed to get rid of an angry customer and step into a very recent job opening worked just fine for Sage. Godiva was perfect for the store, calm and professional, totally unlike her predecessor.

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The Last Sister by @KendraElliot ~ Deadly Secrets in Rural Oregon #LastSisterBlogTour #NetGalley #Suspense

Author: Kendra Elliot

Published: January 2020 by Montlake

Category: Suspense, Romance, Book Review

Twenty years ago Emily Mills’s father was murdered, and she found his body hanging in the backyard. Her younger sister, Madison, claims she was asleep in her room. Her older sister, Tara, claims she was out with friends. The tragedy drove their mother to suicide and Tara to leave town forever. The killer was caught. The case closed.

Ever since, Emily and Madison have tried to forget what happened that night—until an eerily similar murder brings it all back. It also brings FBI special agent Zander Wells to the Oregon logging town. As eager as he is to solve the brutal double slaying, he is just as intrigued with the mystery of Emily’s and her sisters’ past.

When more blood is shed, Zander suspects there’s a secret buried in this town no one wants unearthed. Is it something Emily and Madison don’t know? Or aren’t telling? And Tara? Maybe Emily can’t bear to find her. Because when Tara disappeared, she took a secret of her own with her.

A small town in Oregon is about to give up its dark and deadly secrets.

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#GuestPost + #Giveaway ~ A Degree of Uncertainty by @NicolaKSmith #ContemporaryFiction @rararesources

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for A Degree of Uncertainty, courtesy of Rachel’s Random Resources.

I have a giveaway and a guest post to share explaining how inanimate objects helped author Nicola K Smith portray her key protagonist, the dastardly Dawn Goldberg. Over to you, Nicola…

One of the key protagonists in A Degree of Uncertainty is Dawn Goldberg, the ruthlessly ambitious Vice Chancellor of Cornwall’s Poltowan University, who is set on expanding the institution regardless of the impact on local residents. She is a complex character with few confidantes – apart from a statue and a photograph…. 

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The Garden On Sparrow Street by Tilly Tennant ~ Contemporary Festive #Romance @TillyTenWriter @bookouture #FridayReads

Author: Tilly Tennant

Published: October 2019 by Bookouture

Category: Contemporary Fiction, Festive, Romance, Book Review

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As the cold winter nights draw in, escape to the sleepy town of Wrenwick, where the streets sparkle with snow and a lonely young widow is about to find that true love really can strike twice… 

As Christmas cheer fills Sparrow Street with excitement, grieving widow Nina is having a hard time. December is always a difficult month to face without her beloved husband Gray, the days feel long and bleak, and to cap it all, she’s just lost her job. 

Nina and her good friend Robyn, both work in the local hospice’s charity shop in Wrenwick. Both their husbands were cared for there until they lost their battle with Motor Neurone Disease. Working at the shop, and her friendship with Robyn, have been Nina’s lifeline since Gray passed away, but now the shop is about to close down due to an increase in rent. Without the support and help offered by the hospice in the form of voluntary work, Nina didn’t know how she would have coped. She would probably never have met Robyn either so she had much to thank the hospice for.

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