Then. Now. Always By Isabelle Broom

Then. Now. Always By Isabelle Broom

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Hannah Hodges can’t believe her luck when she’s offered a trip to sunny Spain with her best friend and dreamy boss . . . but what’s the catch?

‘Fresh, fun and full of sexual tension… a perfect spring read’ Heat

Twenty-eight year old Hannah is ready for an adventure. She and her colleagues are in Spain for a month to film a documentary, and it’s a dream come true. Not least because Hannah will get to spend long summer days with Theo, her boss (and gorgeous crush). It couldn’t be a more perfect setting to fall in love…

If only Tom (Hannah’s best friend and cameramen) and Claudette (the presenter) would stop getting in the way…

Then things become even more complicated when Nancy, Hannah’s half-sister arrives. What on earth is she doing here?

For just once in her life, can’t Hannah have one perfect summer, free of any drama?

My Thoughts:

I won this book in a competition and couldn’t wait to start reading it. Isabelle is a new author to me and I really can’t work out why I have never read any of her books before as this one was fantastic. I will definitely be looking out for her other books to read. The cover looks really stunning and I think it is the perfect beach read. It sounded like such a beautiful place that it almost makes me want to pack up my bags and go. A perfect read to escape to.

Get your copy here:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Then-Now-Always-Isabelle-Broom

For more about Isabelle and her books, click on the link below:

https://www.penguin.co.uk/authors/isabelle-broom/126001/

I know my name By C. J. Cooke

I know my name By C. J. Cooke

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This title will be released on June 15, 2017.

…But what if that’s the only thing you can remember?

Komméno Island, Greece: I don’t know where I am, who I am. Help me.

A woman is washed up on a remote Greek island with no recollection of who she is or how she got there.

Potter’s Lane, Twickenham, London: Eloïse Shelley is officially missing.

Lochlan’s wife has vanished into thin air, leaving their toddler and twelve-week-old baby alone. Her money, car and passport are all in the house, with no signs of foul play. Every clue the police turn up means someone has told a lie…

Does a husband ever truly know his wife? Or a wife know her husband? Why is Eloïse missing? Why did she forget?

The truth is found in these pages…

My Thoughts:

I received a advanced reading copy of this book or an honest review. After reading the blurb for this book I was intrigued about how the story would unfold. I loved it, it keeps you guessing till the end, I was imagining all different kind of scenario’s but was not expecting the one that came about. I found the writing very descriptive and bold. There are sensitive issues which the author has written really well. I would definitely like to read more of this author’s books.

Pre-order your copy here:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Know-My-Name-C-J-Cooke/

The Woman at Number 24 By Juliet Ashton

The Woman at Number 24 By Juliet Ashton

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When your marriage falls apart, the last place you’d want your husband to move to is downstairs. Unfortunately for Sarah, up in the eaves at number 24, her ex-husband now lives one floor beneath her with his new wife. Their happiness floats up through the floorboards, taunting her.

A child psychologist, Sarah has picked up great sadness from the little girl, Una, who lives with her careworn mother three floors below, but is Sarah emotionally equipped to reach out?

The Spring brings a new couple to the house. Jane and Tom‘s zest for life revives the flagging spirits, and Sarah can’t deny the instant attraction to handsome Tom. Having seen at first hand what infidelity does to people, she’ll never act on it … but the air fizzes with potential.

The sunshine doesn’t reach every corner of number 24, however. Elderly Mavis, tucked away in the basement, has kept the world at bay for decades. She’s about to find out that she can’t hide forever.

My Thoughts:

I won this book in a competition, I was glad I won as this book looked really good even though I had not heard of the author before. I like the fact it is set in a house where multiple residents live. I loved getting to know each and everyone of the residents and hearing about their lives. I loved the way how Sarah is with little Una and how she helps her uncover her voice. Brilliantly told, was sad to come to the end.

Get your copy here:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Woman-at-Number-24

Seven Days of You By Cecilia Vinesse

Seven Days of You By Cecilia Vinesse

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It’s Sophia’s last week in Tokyo, and she’s going to make it count…

Sophia has spent her life ping-ponging between different countries and schools, so, in theory, saying goodbye should be easy. But now she’s leaving Tokyo – the place that finally felt like home. The only way she can get through this is to make her final week perfect.

Then Jamie Foster-Collins shows up, just in time to ruin everything. Jamie and Sophia used to be friends . . . and his return stirs up feelings she thought she’d forgotten.

Suddenly, hours and minutes become meaningless. Only time spent together, exploring the hidden streets of the city they love, is real.

My Thoughts:

I won this book in a competition. The story drew me in from the first chapter and hooked me straight away. I needed a book that I didn’t have to concentrate on and this book was perfect. It was interesting to find out about Japan as I don’t know much about the country. I learnt all about their culture and food. This is a young adult book.

Get your copy here:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Seven-Days-You-Cecilia-Vinesse/

Breaking Norms By Mita Balani

Breaking Norms By Mita Balani

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What if you fall in love and your family thinks you are crazy? Sonia too gets in a similar situation.

Sonia, a submissive and people-pleasing girl falls in love with the chirpy girl Esha. Their common passion for painting brings them closer. Sonia realizes that no one in her family will accept her relationship with Esha.

But her heart and emotional state are beyond the control of her own mind. At first, they keep their relationship on the hush. Unfortunately, their secret comes out in an ugly way and havoc breaks loose.

Will Sonia stand up for herself and withstand the pressure of not following the cultural norms? Are they destined to meet? Can Sonia and Esha live happily ever after?

My Thoughts:

I was given a advanced copy of this book to read and review and was asked to give an honest review. The cover looks so pretty and inviting. I found this a interesting read about a lesbian love affair in India. I felt like I was taken on a journey through out the book and I especially loved the food talk. The author’s message is a bold one but done sensitively as she says you all deserve a chance and embrace it. I look forward to more from Mita Balani.

Get your copy here:

UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/BREAKING-NORMS-Story-Agony-Tolerance-ebook

USA: https://www.amazon.com/Breaking-Norms-Mita-Balani

Island of Secrets By Patricia Wilson

Island of Secrets By Patricia Wilson

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‘The story started at dawn on the fourteenth of September, 1943 . . .’

All her life, London-born Angelika has been intrigued by her mother’s secret past. Now planning her wedding, she feels she must visit the remote Crete village her mother grew up in.

Angie’s estranged elderly grandmother, Maria, is dying. She welcomes Angie with open arms – it’s time to unburden herself, and tell the story she’ll otherwise take to her grave.

It’s the story of the Nazi occupation of Crete during the Second World War, of horror, of courage and of the lengths to which a mother will go to protect her children. And it’s the story of bitter secrets that broke a family apart, and of three enchanting women who come together to heal wounds that have damaged two generations.

My Thoughts:

I couldn’t believe that this was a debut novel, the writing is very descriptive and it almost feels like you are there in the thick of it, I loved it.  Maria’s story is heart breaking and I was in tears it was sad but then it is uplifting too. All the villagers that are described in the book bring some humour and also some lovely friendly warmth. I loved how the book was set out too.

Get your copy here:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Island-Secrets-Patricia-Wilson-x

The Woman Who Met Her Match By Fiona Gibson

The Woman Who Met Her Match By Fiona Gibson

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What if your first love came back on the scene . . . 30 years later?

After yet another disaster, Lorrie is calling time on online dating. She might be single in her forties, but she’s got a good job, wonderful children and she’s happy. This, Lorrie decides, is going to have to be enough.

That is, until she receives a very unexpected request from France. Antoine Rousseau, who had once turned a lonely French exchange trip into a summer of romance, wants to see her – after thirty years.

But Lorrie is a responsible woman. She can’t exactly run off to Nice with the man who broke her teenage heart . . . can she?

My Thoughts:

I was lucky enough to receive an advanced copy of this book. I really enjoy Fiona’s books and I find people can relate to her books. The dating scenario’s that Lorrie goes through did make me chuckle, there is humour and sadness of a life on your own which Fiona has written really well. I liked Stu from start to end and he really seemed lovely. I am glad Lorrie got her happy ending as she really deserved it.

Get your copy here:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Books/Woman-Who-Met-Her-Match/