The Afterlife of Walter Augustus By Hannah Lynn

The Afterlife of Walter Augustus By Hannah Lynn

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Walter Augustus is dead. His current state of existence has become a monotony of sweet tea and lonely strolls and after decades stuck in the Interim — a posthumous waiting room for those still remembered on Earth — he is ready to move on.

Only when he is forgotten by every living person will he be able to pass over and join his family in the next stage of the afterlife. At last the end is tantalizingly close, but bad luck and a few rash decisions may see him trapped in the Interim for all eternity.

Letty Ferguson is not dead. Letty Ferguson is a middle-aged shoe saleswoman who leads a pleasant and wholly unextraordinary life, barring the secret fortune she seems unable to tell her husband about. However, when she takes possession of an unassuming poetry anthology, life takes on a rather more extraordinary dimension.

My Thoughts:

This is a bit different to my usual reads but sometimes you need to break the habit once in a while and mix it up a bit. I am glad I did with this heart warming and very cleverly written story. It is an emotional read but there are parts that are uplifting. I felt as though I knew the characters and fell in love with them.

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

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Afterlife-Walter-Augustus-Hannah-Lynn-ebook

 

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Sunshine at the Comfort Food Cafe By Debbie Johnson

Sunshine at the Comfort Food Cafe By Debbie Johnson

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My name is Willow Longville. I live in a village called Budbury on the stunning Dorset coast with my mum Lynnie, who sometimes forgets who I am. I’m a waitress at the Comfort Food Café, which is really so much more than a café … it’s my home.

For Willow, the ramshackle café overlooking the beach, together with its warm-hearted community, offers friendship as a daily special and always has a hearty welcome on the
menu. But when a handsome stranger blows in on a warm spring breeze, Willow soon realises that her quiet country life will be changed forever.

My Thoughts:

This is the latest book in the Comfort Food Cafe series, so we catch up on all the lovely characters. This story we focus on Willow who has to care for her mum who has a Alzheimers. I  really warmed to Willow and thought that she was amazing, that she looks after her mum and works two jobs. She is an inspiration. Another great read from a lovely author.

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sunshine-Comfort-Food-Cafe-heartwarming-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sunshine-Comfort-Food-Cafe-heartwarming

 

Watching You By Lisa Jewell

Watching You By Lisa Jewell

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You’re back home after four years working abroad, new husband in tow.

You’re keen to find a place of your own. But for now you’re crashing in your big brother’s spare room.

That’s when you meet the man next door.

He’s the head teacher at the local school. Twice your age. Extraordinarily attractive. You find yourself watching him.

All the time.

But you never dreamed that your innocent crush might become a deadly obsession.

Or that someone is watching you.

My Thoughts:

Wow! I was blown away by this story. I have read Lisa’s previous novel Then she was gone and enjoyed that one but this was even more brilliant. I was hooked from the first chapter and I didn’t want to stop reading. The story line is really well thought through and it leaves you wanting more. If there is one book to read this summer, this is got to be a must. You will not regret it.

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

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Watching-You-Brilliant-psychological-author-ebook

Hardcover

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Watching-You-Brilliant-psychological-author

 

The Wives By Lauren WeisBerger

The Wives By Lauren WeisBerger

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He set her up. They’ll bring him down.

Emily Charlton does not do the suburbs. A successful stylist and image consultant to Hollywood stars, she cut her teeth as assistant to legendary fashion editor Miranda Priestly in New York. But with Snapchatting millennials stealing her clients, Emily needs to get back in the game – and fast.

She holes up at the home of her oldest friend Miriam in the upscale suburb of Greenwich. And when Miriam’s friend, model Karolina Hartwell, is publicly dumped by her husband Graham, a senator with presidential ambitions, Emily scents the client of a lifetime.

It’s not just Karolina’s reputation that’s ruined. It’s her family. And Miriam and Emily are determined he won’t get away with it. First they’ll get Karolina’s son back. Then they’ll help her get her own back. Because the wives are mad as hell . . .

My Thoughts:

I thought I would enjoy this book more than I did. There were a few plot lines that didn’t really go anywhere, it was like there was too many characters for the storyline to play out well. I felt as though the storyline was predictable too. It makes for an easy beach read.

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

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wives-Emily-Charlton-Devil-Wears-ebook

Hardcover

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wives-Emily-Charlton-Devil-Wears

A Summer Scandal By Kat French

A Summer Scandal By Kat French

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Summer has never been so scandalous…

When Violet moves to Swallow Beach, she inherits a small Victorian pier with an empty arcade perched on the end of it, and falls in love immediately. She wants nothing more than to rejuvenate it and make it grand again – but how?

When she meets hunky Calvin, inspiration strikes. What if she turned the arcade into an adult-themed arcade full of artisan shops?

Not everyone in the town is happy with the idea, but Violet loves her arcade and business begins to boom. But as tensions worsen and the heat between her and Calvin begins to grow, life at Swallow Beach becomes tricky. Is it worth staying to ride out the storm? And can Violet find her own happy ending before the swallows fly south for the winter?

My Thoughts:

This is the perfect summer read, the cover is so vibrant you just want to dive right in. It is full of wonderful characters with some that may get your pulses racing. I loved the storyline and what Violet plans to do with it is hilarious especially when the Mayoress finds out too. A funny, warm and witty read that will perfect in everyone’s beach bag this Summer. I loved it.

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

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Summer-Scandal-Kat-French-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Summer-Scandal-Kat-French

The Wish By Alex Brown

The Wish By Alex Brown

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Sam Morgan knows he messed up with his wife Chrissie and daughter Holly – he wasn’t there when they needed him most, but now he’ll do anything to put his family back together again. Until then, he’s back living in the picture-postcard village of Tindledale.

Jude Darling is coming home for good this time. She’s taking over the antique shop in Tindledale, the place where she grew up and she’s going to make sure she’s there for her friend, Chrissie, and Goddaughter, Holly. They certainly need her right now.

As for Holly, there’s only one thing she wants and it’s not the sort of thing you can buy in a shop. She might be thirteen years old, but Holly still believes in wishes, and perhaps if she wishes hard enough, this one might come true…

My Thoughts:

I loved this story and the characters as I felt they really came alive. It is a heartwarming story about love and how sometimes families can be difficult. I haven’t read many of Alex’s books but I really want to start as this one was a cracker. I loved it very much and want to find out more about all these lovely characters.

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wish-most-heart-warming-feel-good-read-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wish-Alex-Brown

Unravelling Oliver By Liz Nugent

Unravelling Oliver By Liz Nugent

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Oliver Ryan is a handsome and charismatic success story. He lives in the suburbs with his wife, Alice, who illustrates his award-winning children’s books and gives him her unstinting devotion. Their life together is one of enviable privilege and ease – enviable until, one evening after supper, Oliver attacks Alice and beats her into a coma.

In the aftermath, as everyone tries to make sense of his astonishing act of savagery, Oliver tells his story. So do those whose paths he has crossed over five decades. What unfolds is a story of shame, envy, breath-taking deception and masterful manipulation.

Only Oliver knows the lengths to which he has had to go to get the life to which he felt entitled. But even he is in for a shock when the past catches up with him.

My Thoughts:

I have read a  few of Liz’s books now and I have thoroughly enjoyed them, this one I didn’t enjoy as much. There were a few things that were good like it was fast paced and well written but it kept on going back to the past and it was hard to keep up and to remember who is who and what their part in the story was. It is a short read though.

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Unravelling-Oliver-Liz-Nugent-ebook/

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Unravelling-Oliver-Liz-Nugent