The Picture House By the Sea By Holly Hepburn

The Picture House By the Sea By Holly Hepburn

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The picture house by the sea is the Palace at Polwhipple – a lovely art deco cinema, nestled in front of azure Cornish seas. But it is long past its heyday now, and its only saving grace is Ferrelli’s, the family run ice-cream concession in the foyer, which is widely known as the best ice-cream for miles.

So when Ferdie, the owner of Ferelli’s, breaks his leg, his granddaughter Gina drops everything to come and help out. But when she arrives she is dismayed by the state of the cinema, which she remembers fondly from summer holidays when she was little, and she is determined to give it the makeover it deserves.

Along with local renovation expert Ben, she sets about reviving the Palace to its former glory.
But the cinema needs more than a lick of paint. Its very future is  under threat from a developer with greed in his eyes. Can Gina save the place before it is too late?

My Thoughts:

The picture house by the sea is a wonderful read, I love the concept of the book and how Gina comes to help out her grandfather’s business. The idea of inventing ice cream flavours to go with the films is pure genius and I loved reading about the ice cream side of it. There is plenty of drama and romance that will have you swept of your feet.

This was originally published as four separate novella’s in e- book format.

Get your copy here:

kindle edition:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Picture-House-Sea-Holly-Hepburn-ebook

paperback:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Picture-House-Sea-Holly-Hepburn

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And a Sixpence for Luck By Lilac Mills

And a Sixpence for Luck By Lilac Mills

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This title will be released on 29th September

Daisy Jones has hit rock bottom. Or so she believes.

A cheating boyfriend, trouble at work, having to move back in with her mother, and being forced to compare her brother’s loved-up, newly-wed status and brand-new shiny house with her own dire lack of prospects, isn’t what she imagined her life was going to be like at thirty.

To top it all off, Christmas is just around the corner!Daisy, bless her, thinks things can’t possibly get any worse, but when her ancient great-grandmother persuades her to plant a silver sixpence in the Christmas pud for luck, Daisy is about to discover that they most definitely can.

My Thoughts:

You may think it is too early for a Christmas read but think not. It is not too long now till Christmas so what better way to get started than to start reading a festive book. I am a big fan of Lilac Mills and I think everyone should read her books. This read made me want to curl up and forget my daily woes. I loved Daisy, I could definitely see myself in her and I loved her great grandmother and her traditions. It made me start thinking about Christmas and my family. A lovely read.

I received a advanced copy of this book for an honest review.

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Kindle edition:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sixpence-Luck-Lilac-Mills-ebook/

The Girls By Lisa Jewell

The Girls By Lisa Jewell

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You live on a picturesque communal garden square, an oasis in urban London where your children run free, in and out of other people’s houses.

You’ve known your neighbours for years and you trust them. Implicitly.

You think your children are safe.

But are they really?

Midsummer night: a thirteen-year-old girl is found unconscious in a dark corner of the garden square. What really happened to her? And who is responsible?

My Thoughts:

I am a bit obsessed at the moment reading all of Lisa Jewell’s books, after her latest book Then She Was Gone was released I wanted more from this incredible author and I certainly got it with her other books. The storyline was like no other which kept me turning the pages even though I should of been asleep. Lisa has a way where every chapter your about to finish on leaves something so you just want to read on and find out what is going to happen next. Looking forward to reading more of Lisa’s books.

Get your copy here:

Kindle edition:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Girls-Lisa-Jewell-ebook

Paperback:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Girls-Lisa-Jewell

The Third Wife By Lisa Jewell

The Third Wife By Lisa Jewell

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You think you have the perfect life.

You’re successful. Attractive. Well liked.

And you’ve just got married for the third time.

But that’s OK because everyone’s happy. Your children are happy. You’re happy.

And so is your new wife…

London, 3am: a tragic accident, and Adrian’s life starts to fall apart.

Because everyone has secrets and secrets have consequences.

Some of which can be devastating.

My Thoughts:

Wow! what a powerful read. I was hooked, it only took me a day and a half to read this book it was brilliant. It kept me guessing till near the end. But what an ending. There are some intriguing characters in the book that caught my attention, you suspect everyone but who was it really? A book I would highly recommend.

Get your copy here:

Kindle edition:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Third-Wife-Lisa-Jewell-ebook

Paperback:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Third-Wife-Lisa-Jewell

The Hating Game By Sally Thorne

The Hating Game By Sally Thorne

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Lucy Hutton, baker-of-cakes, exemplary assistant and professional ‘nice girl’, is waging war. She’s got the whole office on her side – except for tall, dark and charmless Joshua Templeman. He’s been nothing but hostile since the moment they met and now it feels like nothing matters as much as taking him down.

Trapped together under the fluorescent lights, they become entrenched in an addictive rivalry. There’s the Staring Game, The Mirror Game, The HR Game. Lucy can’t let Joshua beat her at anything, especially when a huge promotion comes up for grabs.

Finally she’s going to destroy the man she can’t seem to get out of her office, the man she hates, the man who’s taking up far too much space in her head. If Lucy wins, she’ll be Joshua’s boss. If she loses, she’ll resign. The race is on – but the real games have only just begun . . .

My Thoughts:

I found this book quite cheesy, I was expecting alot more laughs than I thought I would. I liked the whole concept of the book as it was a bit quirky but I just didn’t really connect with the characters at all. I just feel as though I wanted a bit more.

I received a copy of this book for an honest review.

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Kindle edition:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hating-Game-funniest-romcom-youll-ebook

Paperback:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hating-Game-funniest-romcom-youll

The Bed and Breakfast on the Beach By Kat French

The Bed and Breakfast on the Beach By Kat French

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A Greek island solves all life’s problems…doesn’t it?

Winnie, Stella and Frankie have been best friends forever.

When their lives unexpectedly unravel, they spontaneously decide to buy a gorgeous B&B on a remote Greek island. Drenched in hot sun, Villa Valentina is the perfect escape from reality. But when Winnie meets Jesse, their brooding neighbour, she finds that Greece is full of its own complications – not least how attractive he is…

Meanwhile, Frankie and Stella are discovering that Villa Valentina has its own secrets – starting with the large supply of gin in the cellar and the arrival of a famous rock band. A band with one very good-looking member who just might distract Frankie from thoughts of her husband…

My Thoughts:

I wanted a nice summery read as the Summer has now gone. This book cheered me up no end. It was warm, summery, some romance and a whole lot of loving. The story centres around Winnie, Stella and Frankie and you get to find out their stories. It was light hearted and included everything you would want in a beach read.

Get your copy here:

Kindle edition:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bed-Breakfast-Beach-perfect-summer-ebook

Paperback:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bed-Breakfast-Beach-summer-sizzler

Summer at the Dog and Duck By Jill Steeples

Summer at the Dog and Duck By Jill Steeples

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Ellie Browne has found happiness running The Dog and Duck pub in the idyllic village of Little Leyton, and her blossoming romance with tall, handsome property developer, Max Golding, is going swimmingly. With her new best friend, Digby, the black Labrador at her side, life just couldn’t be sweeter.

But their peace is shattered when Max‘s younger sister, Katy, turns up unannounced with a whole heap of attitude. And Max‘s loyalties are stretched further when his glamorous ex, Sasha, re-appears with her own burgeoning secret.

With the master of the manor preoccupied with the demands of his ‘other women’, Ellie‘s forced to consider if she has any role to play in Max‘s life or in the village of Little Leyton.

Can Ellie get her life and relationship back on track in time for the summer charity ball at Braithwaite Manor?

My Thoughts:

This was my kind of read. I loved all the characters and how they interacted with each other. I fell in love with Digby who is a gorgeous black Labrador. There are a few funny moments, I haven’t read any of Jill’s books before and I knew this was a follow on but I really enjoyed it. I could imagine myself there in the thick of it and I could imagine myself giving lots of cuddles to Digby the dog.

I received a copy of this book for an honest review.

Get your copy here:

Kindle edition:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Summer-Dog-Duck-perfect-summer-ebook

Paperback:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/SUMMER-DOG-DUCK-Dog-Duck/