By The Next Pause By G. Barton-Sinkia

By The Next Pause By G. Barton-Sinkia

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This title will be released on June 20, 2018. 

At seventeen, Pam Allen escapes Jamaica, leaving her infant daughter Simone behind. Years later, after the death of her aunt, Pam is forced to take in the daughter she never wanted.

They live in a run-down apartment complex in North York next to Mike O’Shea – a racist, loudmouth high school dropout who has recently separated from his wife and finds himself raising his eight-year-old son, Nolan, alone.

The two parents try to coexist in a world where they are drowning as single parents until they reluctantly join forces to raise their young children together. When a life-altering mistake forces their children on diverging, tumultuous paths, the make-shift family struggles to find their way back to each other before their whole world crumbles for good.

My Thoughts:

I just want to say please do not be put of by the size of this book it is a big book but the story that unfolds in between these pages are utterly riveting. I couldn’t believe that this is a debut novel as the writing is very descriptive and very well thought out. I loved getting involved in Simone’s life from when she is young to her adult life, it makes for a emotional read. I think what I learnt from this book is that you have to follow your dreams, don’t hold back on what would bring you happiness as you never know what is around the corner. I liked the twist at the end. I didn’t want this book to end but I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Simone’s life. I want to read more of this author.

Thank you to G.Barton-Sinkia for sending me this book.

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kindle edition:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Next-Pause-G-Barton-Sinkia-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Next-Pause-G-Barton-Sinkia

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How To Keep A Secret By Sarah Morgan

How To Keep A Secret By Sarah Morgan

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This summer one family will discover that together, they can do anything.

Three generations of Stewart women, all with secrets to keep…

Matriarch Nancy knows she hasn’t been the best mother but how can she ever tell her daughters the reason why? Lauren and Jenna are as close as two sisters can be and they made a pact years ago to keep a devastating secret from their mother – but is it time to come clean? Lauren’s teenage daughter Mackenzie masks her own pain by keeping her mother at a distance. Her mother, aunt and grandmother keep trying to reach her but will it take a stranger to show her the true meaning of family?

When life changes in an instant, the Stewart women are thrown together for a summer and suddenly they must relearn how to be a family. And whilst unravelling their secrets might be their biggest challenge, it could also be their finest moment . . .

My Thoughts:

This is one perfect Summer read, it is full of emotions and deals with issues that real people have and would understand. This story pulled me in and I didn’t want to let go. I loved all the interesting characters and where the story went. Everyone rallies round to help their family when life becomes tough and it reminded me of my family and how close we are. Looking forward to the next book as always.

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

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kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Keep-Secret-feel-good-bestseller-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Keep-Secret-feel-good-bestseller

Daisy’s Vintage Cornish Camper Van By Ali McNamara

Daisy’s Vintage Cornish Camper Van By Ali McNamara

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Welcome to the gorgeous Cornish town of St Felix, where there’s magic in the air…

When Ana inherits a broken-down camper van from her best friend, she takes the chance for a quick trip to Cornwall – some sea air and fish and chips on the beach is just the tonic she needs.

But St Felix has bigger plans for Ana. She discovers a series of unsent postcards, dating back to the 1950s, hidden in the upholstery of the van. Ana knows that it’s a sign: she’ll make sure that the messages reach the person that they were meant for. And as the broken-down van is restored to gleaming health, so Ana begins to find her way back to happiness.

My Thoughts:

The paperback cover of this book is lovely, its really eye catching and I love the way different things on it are embossed. I loved the idea of the plot and it really took hold of me, hoping that Ana and Noah would find out what they were looking for. It has an interesting ending which puts a spin on things but it works well. Another author I will definitely have to read more of.

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

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kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Daisys-Vintage-Cornish-Camper-Van-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Daisys-Vintage-Cornish-Camper-Van

 

 

Tubing By K.A.McKeagney

Tubing By K.A.McKeagney

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Polly, 28, lives in London with her ‘perfect-on-paper’ boyfriend. She works a dead end job on a free London paper… life as she knows it is dull. But her banal existence is turned upside down late one drunken night on her way home, after a chance encounter with a man on a packed tube train. The chemistry between them is electric and on impulse, they kiss, giving in to their carnal desires. But it’s over in an instant, and Polly is left shell-shocked as he walks away without even telling her his name.

Now obsessed with this beautiful stranger, Polly begins a frantic online search, and finally discovers more about tubing , an underground phenomenon in which total strangers set up illicit, silent, sexual meetings on busy commuter tube trains. In the process, she manages to track him down and he slowly lures her into his murky world, setting up encounters with different men via Twitter.

At first she thinks she can keep it separate from the rest of her life, but things soon spiral out of control.

By chance she spots him on a packed tube train with a young, pretty blonde. Seething with jealousy, she watches them together. But something isn’t right and a horrific turn of events make Polly realise not only how foolish she has been, but how much danger she is in…

Can she get out before it s too late?

My Thoughts:

I was intrigued when I heard about this book so much so that I thought I would give it a go. It is a interesting storyline that is pretty intense in a erotic way. Fans of erotic fiction will like this one. There are lots of different surprises along the way, I have not read anything like this before and I am not sure I ever will. I wonder if this really goes on underground?

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

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Paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tubing-K-McKeagney

The Memories of Us By Vanessa Carnevale

The Memories of Us By Vanessa Carnevale

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This title will be released on July 12, 2018.

One moment can change your life

When Gracie Ashcroft wakes after a crash with severe amnesia, she must choose whether to live a life through other people’s memories or to start a new life all her own.

Discovering her late mother left her an old flower farm, Gracie leaves her fiancé, best friend and the home full of forgotten memories behind, hoping to learn who she is now.

Torn between wishing she could remember and afraid of losing what she now has, Gracie starts to wonder: if you had your time over, would you live the same life twice?

My Thoughts:

Reading the blurb of this book I was interested to see how this book would pan out and I when I finished it I was surprised by the ending, it was a really good read where it makes you think about if you had a second chance would you live you live the same. I really felt for Gracie and found myself hoping for the best for her. I love gardening and planting and it was really interesting reading about Summerhill, I could almost smell those wonderful flowers. I did pick up some tips along the way too. A perfect holiday read.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review. I also received a beautifully made wooden book box with some lavender oil, lavender bath bomb and some seeds. Thanks to Sabah Khan at Harper Collins for sending them to me.

Pre- order your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Memories-Us-feel-good-romance-holidays-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Memories-Us-Vanessa-Carnevale

Why Mummy Swears By Gill Sims

Why Mummy Swears By Gill Sims

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This title will be released on July 12, 2018. 

Why Mummy Swears is the much anticipated new novel from Gill Sims, author of the hilarious Why Mummy Drinks and online sensation Peter and Jane.

It’s every parents’ nightmare – the start of the school holidays – and instead of sitting in the sun, reading a book over a cold, crisp glass of Pinot Grigio, Mummy has two bored moppets to attend to. After frantically booking sports camps, child minder slots, not to mention time off work, Mummy is exhausted. But this is only the beginning…

After being dragged to join the school’s PTA in the new term by an annoyingly kind-spirited neighbour, Mummy is stuck with organising the Christmas Fayre and pleasing all the overly disapproving parents. In combination with getting to know her father’s surprise new glamorous (and much younger) wife, and being forced to spend more time with her narcissistic mother, life isn’t cutting her much of a break. What more could possibly happen?

My Thoughts:

This is a seriously laugh out loud a minute book. It had me in stitches, even if your not a mum you are sure to relate like I did. I am yet to read why mummy drinks but I certainly want to read it. I love the relationship that mummy has with her husband, my husband is certainly nowhere near as bad as this one was but there are certain traits that seem familiar. A really funny book that will have you in stitches.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review. I also received a swear jar. I think my husband would put it to better use than me. hehe!!

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kindle edition:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Why-Mummy-Swears-Gill-Sims-ebook/

Hardback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Why-Mummy-Swears-Gill-Sims

 

Let Me Lie By Clare Mackintosh

Let Me Lie By Clare Mackintosh

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The police say it was suicide.
Anna says it was murder.
They’re both wrong.

One year ago, Caroline Johnson chose to end her life brutally: a shocking suicide planned to match that of her husband just months before. Their daughter, Anna, has struggled to come to terms with their loss ever since.
Now with a young baby of her own, Anna misses her mother more than ever and starts to ask questions about her parents’ deaths. But by digging up the past, is she putting her future in danger? Sometimes it’s safer to let things lie . . .

My Thoughts:

If you want a brilliant psychological thriller that has twists and turns at every corner, then this is the book for you. I found I didn’t want to put it down yet I didn’t want it to end. I love it when a book captures you and you can’t think about anything else.It feels as though Clare might of left it open for another book. Each chapter is a different person’s perspective. Its a brilliant read.

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Let-Me-Lie-Number-Bestseller-ebook

Hardback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Let-Me-Lie-Number-Bestseller