Can I Let You Go? By Cathy Glass

Can I Let You Go? By Cathy Glass

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Can I Let You Go? is the true story of Faye, a wonderful young woman who may never be able to parent her unborn child.

Faye is 24, pregnant, and has learning difficulties as a result of her mother’s alcoholism. Faye is gentle, childlike and vulnerable, and normally lives with her grandparents, both of whom have mobility problems. Cathy and her children welcome Faye into their home and hearts. The care plan is for Faye to stay with Cathy until after the birth when she will return home and the baby will go for adoption. Given that Faye never goes out alone it is something of a mystery how she ever became pregnant and Faye says it’s a secret.

To begin with Faye won’t acknowledge she is pregnant or talk about the changes in her body as she worries it will upset her grandparents, but after her social worker assures her she can talk to Cathy she opens up. However, this leads to Faye realizing just how much she will lose and she changes her mind and says she wants to keep her baby.

Is it possible Faye could learn enough to parent her child? Cathy believes it is, and Faye’s social worker is obliged to give Faye the chance.

My Thoughts:

I received an advanced copy of this book for an honest review. I have read some of Cathy’s previous novels and really enjoyed them. Cathy Glass is a foster carer and has been a carer to more than 150 children. This one focuses on Faye and her story. It is a bit different to Cathy’s previous novels as she normally has to take care of young children but Faye is older. I really felt for Faye at times as some of the things she has to deal with are really sad. I did shed a few tears near the end. Such a beautiful and moving story.

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Watching Edie By Camilla Way

Watching Edie By Camilla Way

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THERE ARE SOME FRIENDS YOU’LL NEVER FORGET…
NO MATTER HOW HARD YOU TRY

BEFORE
Edie is the friend that Heather has always craved. But one night, it goes terrifyingly wrong. And what started as an innocent friendship ends in two lives being destroyed.

AFTER
Sixteen years later, Edie is still rebuilding her life. But Heather isn’t ready to let her forget so easily. It’s no coincidence that she shows up when Edie needs her most.

NOW
Edie or Heather?
Heather or Edie?

Someone has to pay for what happened, but who will it be?

My Thoughts:

Having read other psychological thrillers I was looking forward to reading this one. It is about two friends Edie and Heather. It flits from when they were younger to as they are now, and the horrific events that have lead them to where they both are now. I enjoyed it but it wasn’t that fast paced for me and didn’t keep me on the edge of my seat that I like with psychological thrillers.

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Watching-Edie-unsettling-psychological-thriller

Late Summer in the Vineyard By Jo Thomas

Late Summer in the Vineyard By Jo Thomas

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Emmy Bridges has always looked out for others. Now it’s time to put down roots of her own.

Working for a wine-maker in France is the opportunity of a lifetime for Emmy. Even if she doesn’t know a thing about wine – beyond what’s on offer at the local supermarket.

There’s plenty to get to grips with in the rustic town of Petit Frère. Emmy’s new work friends need more than a little winning over. Then there’s her infuriatingly brash tutor, Isaac, and the enigmatic Madame Beaumont, tucked away in her vineyard of secrets.

But Emmy will soon realise that in life – just as in wine-making – the best things happen when you let go and trust your instincts. Particularly when there’s romance in the air…

My Thoughts:

Another brilliant read once again from Jo Thomas. I was excited to get a copy of this book as I have read Jo’s previous novels (The oyster catcher and the olive branch) and really enjoyed them. The cover looks stunning and so summery. I finished this book in a few days as I just did not want to put it down it was so good.

My heart went out to Emmy at some points in this book but she did make em chuckle a few times. I felt like I was there with her feeling the warmth on my skin and the taste of the delicious grapes. I enjoyed reading about how wine is made before machines came into operation. Such a fascinating  read with a little romance added in. I just needed a lovely chilled glass of wine with it. Perfect.

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Silver Stars – Love, Lies & Limo’s series 2 By Maggie Caldwell

Silver Stars – Love, Lies & Limo’s series 2 By Maggie Caldwell

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While working hard on a career as a fashion designer to the stars, and forging a name for herself, Victoria Davies is content and comfortable with her life – a life that includes her handsome rock star husband and their crazy – yet loveable – children. Having moved on with her life from a troubled relationship, best friend Melanie is safe and secure with marriage and motherhood, and making the most of her creative career.

Despite her best efforts, she struggles with her demons – mostly ex-husband Kevin. When a face from the past resurfaces to tear apart what should be their exciting and happy times, and shake their worlds – it sets in motion a chain of events with disastrous and deadly consequences. Follow the two best friends as they battle to keep the lives they have built for themselves intact, and hold onto those that they love.

My Thoughts:

I was given a copy of this book for an honest review. Having read Deceitful Desires which is the first book I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the second book. I loved the characters in this book, the way the story is set out and how the story unfolds is brilliant. I love the fact that it is all about two best friends and how they cope with certain things in their life. Exciting and emotional this book is a definite read for this year. I look forward to the next book.

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Silver-Stars-Love-Lies-Limos/