Wilde Like Me By Louise Pentland

Wilde Like Me By Louise Pentland

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This title will be released on June 29, 2017.

You’ll never forget the day you meet Robin Wilde!

Robin Wilde is an awesome single mum. She’s great at her job. Her best friend Lacey and bonkers Auntie Kath love her and little Lyla Blue to the moon and back. From the outside, everything looks just fine.

But behind the mask she carefully applies every day, things sometimes feel . . . grey. And lonely.

After 4 years (and 2 months and 24 days!) of single-mum-dom, it’s time for Robin Wilde to Change. Her. Life!

A little courage, creativity and help from the wonderful women around her go a long way. And Robin is about to embark on quite an adventure . . .

My Thoughts:

I was intrigued to meet Robin Wilde who is the main character in this story with her cute daughter Lyla Blue, a single mum who is a makeup artist and wants to change her life, some aspects I did feel sorry for her but there were some parts I just had to snigger at. I personally thought it would of been more funny but I did enjoy it. Some of the stuff Robin’s daughter Lyla comes out with though is pretty cute and you would expect that from a little one, she is rather inquisitive though.

I was given a advanced reading copy of this book for an honest review.

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Summer at Hope Meadows By Lucy Daniels

Summer at Hope Meadows By Lucy Daniels

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Newly qualified vet Mandy Hope is leaving Leeds – and her boyfriend Simon – to return to the Yorkshire village she grew up in, where she’ll help out with animals of all shapes and sizes in her parents’ surgery.

But it’s not all plain sailing: Mandy clashes with gruff local Jimmy Marsh, and some of the villagers won’t accept a new vet. Meanwhile, Simon is determined that Mandy will rejoin him back in the city.

When tragedy strikes for her best friend James Hunter, and some neglected animals are discovered on a nearby farm, Mandy must prove herself. When it comes to being there for her friends – and protecting animals in need – she’s prepared to do whatever it takes…

This gorgeous and heartwarming novel, based on the globally bestselling Animal Ark series.

My Thoughts:

I was so excited when I saw that Lucy Daniels had a new book out, I grew up reading her young children books that were a series called Animal Ark. I loved them and have recently purchased a set of them to re-read again. This story brings us up to date with Mandy and what is happening in her life now. I love the fact when she comes back to Welford that she meets people she recognises when she was growing up. Her best friend James Hunter is back too and when he has a tragedy in his life Mandy is there to look after him. As for all the animals well, there are some really cute ones, I would love to be there and help Mandy, she has a lovely job and I can’t wait to see what she gets up to next. I am so looking forward to the next book which is not out till November.

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Kindle edition:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Summer-Hope-Meadows-perfect-escapist-ebook

Paperback:

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The Honey Farm on the Hill By Jo Thomas

The Honey Farm on the Hill By Jo Thomas

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This title will be released on August 24, 2017.

We never forget the one who got away.

Eighteen years ago Nell fell in love in the mountains of Crete and life changed for ever. Nell’s daughter, Demi, has never met her dad. Nell never saw him again.

When she gets the chance to return to the hilltop town of Vounoplagia – where everything began – Nell can’t resist the urge to go back and find him.

Working on a honey farm perched high up in the hills, there’s plenty to keep her busy. And she will quickly realise the town harbours just as many secrets as she does.

But if Nell’s favourite romantic films are right, there’s a happy ending in store for each of us. All she has to do is seek out the magic of the mountains…

My Thoughts:

I am a big fan of Jo Thomas and her books. I couldn’t wait to delve in to one of her wonderful stories again. As with it being so hot in the UK at the moment, I kind of felt as though I was in Crete experiencing some of the temperatures that Nell was experiencing in the book. There are some wonderful characters in the story especially the family that Nell goes to stay with. I enjoyed reading about the bees and how a factory to make honey is put together, I am not a big fan of honey but still enjoyed the book nether the less.

I was given this book for an honest review.

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Honey-Farm-Hill-Jo-Thomas-ebook

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A Storm of Strawberries By Jo Cotterill

A Storm of Strawberries By Jo Cotterill

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This title will be released on June 29, 2017.

Darby loves summer on her family’s strawberry farm – but is the weather about to turn?

Darby’s favourite things are listening to music – preferably The Beatles – picking strawberries on the farm and spending time with her big sister. She is looking forward to doing all three over the long weekend, but when Kaydee has a friend to stay and the sunshine disappears, everything gets turned on its head.

When the storm clears, will Darby find everything is back to normal, and what is ‘normal’ anyway?

My Thoughts:

The cover of this book reminded me of growing up and going in the summer to pick strawberries. I found this a nice easy read but one that also tackles a few sensitive issues. I like the fact that it centres around Darby who is twelve years old, she is a lovely young lady who has down’s syndrome. I found I could relate to what she was saying as my cousin has down syndrome and I use to look after him when he was little and I know the struggles he use to have to put up with. I saw at first hand how people treat people with downs syndrome and people can be very nasty, at the end of the day they are just normal people and shouldn’t be judged differently. Everyone is equal. A short read but one I enjoyed very much. I liked hearing Darby remembering stories of her growing up.

I was given a copy of this book for an honest review.

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Last Seen By Lucy Clarke

Last Seen By Lucy Clarke

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Seven years ago, two boys went missing at sea – and only one was brought to shore. The Sandbank, a remote stretch of coast dotted with beach huts, was scarred forever.

Sarah’s son survived, but on the anniversary of the accident, he disappears without trace. As new secrets begin to surface, The Sandbank hums with tension and unanswered questions. Sarah’s search grows more desperate and she starts to mistrust everyone she knows – and she’s right to.

Someone saw everything on that fateful day seven years ago. And they’ll do anything to keep the truth buried.

My Thoughts:

I have loved Lucy’s previous novels and couldn’t wait to get started on this one. I love the fact that Lucy’s books are always based around the beach or the sea. I know she writes from a beach hut and when I am reading one of her books I can imagine her writing in her beach hut. It is a lovely feeling. This story gripped me from the first chapter, there are lots of twists and turns and I felt like I stopped breathing a few times as I didn’t see what was going to happen. Superbly written.

Thank you Harper Collins for sending me an advanced copy for an honest review.

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The Night Visitor By Lucy Atkins

The Night Visitor By Lucy Atkins

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Professor Olivia Sweetman has worked hard to achieve the life she loves, with a high-flying career as a TV presenter and historian, three children and a talented husband. But as she stands before a crowd at the launch of her new bestseller she can barely pretend to smile. Her life has spiralled into deceit and if the truth comes out, she will lose everything.

Only one person knows what Olivia has done. Vivian Tester is the socially awkward sixty-year-old housekeeper of a Sussex manor who found the Victorian diary on which Olivia’s book is based. She has now become Olivia’s unofficial research assistant. And Vivian has secrets of her own.

As events move between London, Sussex and the idyllic South of France, the relationship between these two women grows more entangled and complex. Then a bizarre act of violence changes everything.

My Thoughts:

As Lucy Atkins is a new author to me I did wonder what her writing would be like and if I would enjoy it. I am happy to say I did. Each chapter is either Vivian or Olivia who are the two main characters I found them both compelling, they both appear to have nothing in common but then their lives are entwined. I found this story quite unusual, very gripping and a little creepy, one that you do not want to put down.

I received a copy of this book for an honest review. Thank you to the publisher.

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Ebook:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Night-Visitor-Lucy-Atkins-ebook

Hardback:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Night-Visitor-Lucy-Atkins

The Last piece of my Heart By Paige Toon

The Last piece of my Heart By Paige Toon

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When life feels like a puzzle, sometimes it’s the small pieces that make up the bigger picture… Join Bridget on a journey to put her world back together.

A successful travel journalist, Bridget has ambitions to turn her quirky relationship blog about the missing pieces of her heart into a book. But after a spate of rejections from publishers, she accepts an alternative proposition.

Nicole Dupré died leaving behind a bestselling novel and an incomplete sequel. Tasked with finishing the book, Bridget is thankful to have her foot in the publishing door, even if it means relocating to Cornwall for the summer and answering to Nicole’s grieving husband, Charlie

My Thoughts:

I loved this book, anything that is written by Paige Toon is utterly moving and beautifully written. You know what you are going to get and you get it. I laughed, I cried and I was hooked from the first chapter. I loved little April, she is such a sweetheart with some of the things that she does. I really look forward to the next book.

I was given a copy of this book for an honest review.

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Paperback:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Last-Piece-My-Heart

Kindle:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Last-Piece-My-Heart-ebook