A Village Affair by Julie Houston ~ Contemporary #Romantic #Fiction reviewed for #RBRT @JulieHouston2 #FridayReads

Author: Julie Houston

Published: November 2018 by Aria

Category: Contemporary Fiction, Family Drama, Romance, Book Review

Cassie Beresford has recently landed her dream job as deputy head at her local, idyllic village primary school, Little Acorns. So, the last thing she needs is her husband of twenty years being ‘outed’ at a village charity auction – he has been having an affair with one of her closest friends.

Cassie Beresford’s life was pretty perfect—a handsome, loving husband, two great kids, a beautiful home and she was about to realise her professional dream of the deputy head position at Little Acorns primary school.

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Christmas Miracles at the Little Log Cabin by Helen J Rolfe #Romance @HJRolfe @rararesources #BlogTour #TuesdayBookBlog

I’m delighted to be joining the blog tour for Christmas Miracles at the Little Log Cabin, courtesy of Rachel’s Random Resources.

My Review

I hadn’t realised this was part of a series — it seems to be becoming a habit lately. Apart from feeling at a slight disadvantage when the characters make an appearance initially, it works well as a standalone. There are snippets here and there which fill in some of the background. Christmas Miracles at the Little Log Cabin is told in alternating chapters from the third person perspectives of Holly and Mitch.

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A Merciful Secret (Mercy Kilpatrick Book 3) by @KendraElliot #CrimeFiction set in Oregon #Suspense #FridayReads

Author: Kendra Elliot

Published: January 2018 by Montlake Romance

Category: Crime, Thriller, Mystery, Romance, Book Review

Raised off the grid by survivalists, Mercy Kilpatrick believed in no greater safeguard than the backwoods of Oregon. Unforgiven by her father for abandoning the fold for the FBI, Mercy still holds to her past convictions. They’re in her blood. They’re her secrets—as guarded as her private survival retreat hidden away in the foothills.

Mercy Kilpatrick is returning from her hideaway retreat in the woods when a young girl, covered in blood, runs out in front of her car.

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A Lion Is Not Just For Christmas (Norfolk Mysteries Novella Book 2) by @henrigyland #Mystery @rararesources #BlogTour #FridayReads

Im delighted to be joining the blog tour for A Lion Is Not Just for Christmas, courtesy of Rachels Random Resources

My Review

I was intrigued by the title (Christmas and a lion don’t usually go together) and, although it’s the second book in a series, it can definitely be read as a standalone.

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#ThrowbackThursday ~ The Dirigible King’s Daughter by Alys West ~ A #Steampunk Romance @AlysWestYork

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.

This week I’m revisiting The Dirigible King’s Daughter, a steampunk romance published in 2016.

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One Magical Christmas by Berni Stevens ~ A fun #Christmas Romance #BookReview @Berni_Stevens1 @ChocLituk

Author: Berni Stevens

Performed by Karen Cass

Released: October 2018 and published by Soundings

Category: Audiobook, Christmas Romance, Book Review

Christmas magic doesn’t really exist – does it? 

When Annie Berry collides with Nik Knoll in a car park on the day of her sister’s wedding, it feels like all of Nik’s Christmases have come at once. Annie seems like just the sort of woman he’d like to get to know, and the chance nature of their encounter is almost like, well … Christmas magic.

Veterinary nurse Annie Berry has found the perfect dress for her younger sister’s wedding. Never mind that it was barely affordable, it was midnight blue, sophisticated and gorgeous.

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#ThrowbackThursday ~ Shadows In Time ~ A #Highland time travel #romance novella by @AnnGimpel

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.

I’ve chosen a Scottish time travel romance for this week’s Throwback Thursday, which I read in 2015.

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A Miracle on Hope Street: The most inspiring and heartwarming Christmas romance of 2018! by @emmalou13 #NetGalley #AMiracleonHopeStreet

Author: Emma Heatherington

Published: September 2018 by HarperImpulse

Category: Christmas, Romance, Contemporary Fiction, Book Review

Can a single act of kindness change a life forever?

To many people Ruth Ryans has everything: the perfect job, a home to die for and a loving family. But it’s all lies. As Christmas approaches, Ruth feels lonelier than ever.

Ruth Ryans’ public persona is that of a well known and loved agony aunt who writes a weekly column for the city’s biggest newspaper. In private she’s totally different, leaving her celebrity image at the door to her lonely, sad existence.

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Dreaming of Christmas by T.A. Williams ~ Christmas Romance @TAWilliamsBooks #NetGalley #DreamingofChristmas

Author: T.A. Williams

Published: August 2018 by Canelo Escape

Category: Festive Romance, Contemporary, Fiction, Book Review

It’s the dream Christmas: snow, mountains… and, er, an ex-boyfriend. But can Zoe still find love in the Alps?

Dumped on Christmas Eve by her long-term boyfriend, it’s been a rough year for Zoe Lumsley. But then she gets an invitation she can’t refuse: an all expenses paid skiing holiday with old university friends.

Zoë Lumsley had barely stepped into her flat after a few days spent with her parents when the phone rang.

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#BookReview ~ Take Me, I’m Yours by Lizzie Lamb ‘A Wisconsin Love Story’ @rararesources @lizzie_lamb #FridayReads

Im delighted to be joining the blog tour for Lizzie Lambs new book Take Me, Im Yours, courtesy of Rachels Random Resources.

My Review

A long standing family feud between the Buchanans and the MacFarlanes is threatening to destroy India Buchanan’s plans to restore her great aunt’s house to it’s former glory and run a tasteful guest house.

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