Animal Ark Book Set 1 – 10 By Lucy Daniels

Animal Ark Book Set 1 – 10 By Lucy Daniels

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I have previously read Summer at Hope Meadows which is the follow on from all of these brilliant books. These are my childhood classics that I was very lucky to be able to purchase. There are over 60 of these books and when I was younger I did actually read them all. I have only purchased the first ten and read them from cover to cover.

Mandy is an animal lover and her parents own a vets practise so Mandy helps them out and with her best friend James who is also an animal lover it is a match made in heaven. I loved seeing what they use to get up to. Each book is a different story, I don’t think I have a favourite I just love them all. I was excited to see Lucy Daniel had a new book out recently called Summer at Hope Meadows where we catch up with Mandy and best friend James and see what they are getting up to. There are also some familiar faces from the old classics.

There are nice short reads with a few pictures too. Hopefully when I have children in the future I will be able to read these to them.

These books are not really available as they are quite old, if you did want to see if you could purchase them the best bet would be to try ebay.

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Curves, Kisses and Chocolate Ice cream By Sue Watson

Curves, Kisses and Chocolate Ice cream By Sue Watson

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Dani’s on a mission to get her life back on track by the end of the summer. Running, rowing, aerobics and more, but perhaps all she needs are sweet treats and a second chance?

Ten years ago, Dani fled Appledore with a broken-heart and a suitcase full of shattered dreams. Only now is she brave enough to put her past behind her and return for a summer selling homemade ice cream and getting fit by doing sit-ups by the sea.

But the new-look cafe is filled with old memories of Jude, her teenage sweetheart-turned-sour. She thinks of him every time she swirls warm sauce onto a ‘chocolate-bockaglory’ and even with the help of Chris, her gorgeous personal trainer, the urge to break her diet is everywhere she turns.

When Jude makes an appearance at the cafe on the eve of Dani’s birthday party, history threatens to repeat itself. Is Dani strong enough to say no? And is the love she’s been longing for much closer than she thinks?

My Thoughts:

This is the first book I have read by Sue Watson and it won’t be the last. Dani is the main character in this book and I think there are a women that would be able to relate to her. Like Dani I think you have to find something that truly makes you happy and go for it and not do it for other people. Do it for yourself. There are a few giggles in here too and also some very delicious sounding ice cream.

Get your copy here:

Kindle edition:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Curves-Kisses-Chocolate-Ice-Cream-perfect-ebook/

Paperback:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Curves-Kisses-Chocolate-Ice-Cream

The Darkness Within By Cathy Glass writing as Lisa Stone

The Darkness Within By Cathy Glass writing as Lisa Stone

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You know your son better than anyone. Don’t you?

When critically ill Jacob Wilson is given a life-saving heart transplant, his parents are relieved that their loving son has been saved.

However, before long, his family are forced to accept that something has changed in Jacob. Their once loving son is slowly being replaced by a violent man whose mood swings leave them terrified – but is it their fault?

Jacob’s girlfriend, Rosie, is convinced the man she loves is suffering from stress. But when his moods turn on her, she begins to doubt herself – and she can only hide the bruises for so long.

When a terrible crime is committed, Jacob’s family are forced to confront their darkest fears. Has the boy they raised become a monster? Or is someone else to blame?

My Thoughts:

What a powerful novel. I have read all of most of Cathy Glass’s books and here she is writing under a new name Lisa Stone. I love the fact she has branched into crime thriller and I think she has done it really well. I was hooked and couldn’t put the book down. It was really interesting reading about cellular memory and how people can experience different personality changes after a transplant. I hope to read more crime thrillers from the author in the future.

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

Get your copy here:

Kindle edition:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Darkness-Within-heart-pounding-thriller-reeling-ebook

Paperback:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Darkness-Within-Lisa-Stone

Summer at Rose Island ( White Cliff Bay 3) By Holly Martin

Summer at Rose Island ( White Cliff Bay 3) By Holly Martin

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Darcy Davenport is ready for a fresh start. Determined to leave a string of disastrous jobs and relationships behind her, she can’t wait to explore White Cliff Bay and meet the locals.
As Darcy begins to swim daily in the crystal clear waters, she discovers the charming Rose Island lighthouse. But it’s not just the beautiful building that she finds so intriguing . . .

Riley Eddison doesn’t want change. Desperate to escape the memories of his tragic past, he lives a life of solitude in the lighthouse. Yet he can’t help but notice the gorgeous woman swimming every day.

Darcy is drawn to the mysterious and sexy Riley, but when it seems the town is trying to demolish his home, she soon finds herself having to pick sides.

She’s fallen in love with White Cliff Bay. But is that all Darcy’s fallen for?

My Thoughts:

The paperback cover of this book is absolutely stunning and so summery. It makes you want to escape and go on holiday somewhere warm. I have read one of Holly’s books before and after reading this one I will be reading more. This is a perfect read as it made me laugh, there were some interesting facts about sharks and the ending was so beautiful it made me have a tear in my eye. I really felt as though I connected with Holly and Riley reminded me a bit of my own husband. I loved when Darcy was making Riley try British food that was quite funny as he was not sure on some things. I loved this book. I will certainly be recommending it to friends and family.

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

Get your copy here:

Kindle edition:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Summer-Rose-Island-perfect-romance-ebook/

Paperback:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Summer-Rose-Island-White-Cliff

Split Decision By Carmen Capuano

Split Decision By Carmen Capuano

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How was Natalie to know that the decision she was about to make between two potential dates, would forever be a pivotal point in her life? That it would mark the time where childhood innocence ended?

How could she even imagine that the wrong decision would send her life spiralling into the stuff of nightmares from where she might not come out alive?

Life takes a cruel twist of fate when Natalie, a completely average [almost] 16 year old, is forced to make a split-second decision… a decision that will change her future and forever alter her perception of trust, love and the realities of life.

My Thoughts:

This is the second book I have read by Carmen and this one is about Natalie and how she has to make a split decision that could be an important point in her life. Written well and I wanted to see if Natalie made the right or wrong decision. The conversations were true to form.

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

Kindle Edition:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Split-Decision-Carmen-Capuano-ebook

Paperback:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Split-Decision-Carmen-Capuano

Elephant and Pinky Moon By Lilac Mills

Elephant and Pinky Moon By Lilac Mills

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Twenty-eight-year-old Nina lives a quiet, unassuming life, happy (ish) with her job, maybe not quite as happy with her non-existent love-life (but no one can have everything, right?) and content to trundle along with her nice, predictable daily routine.

That is, until Nina is persuaded to accompany her octogenarian grandmother on a beach holiday to Turkey. Nina envisages sedate walks along the promenade, afternoon naps by the pool, and bingo in the evening.

What she actually gets is too much vodka, adult games of “pin the tail on the donkey” and dancing on a bar whilst flaunting her knickers – and that’s just her gran!

My Thoughts:

After reading Lilac’s previous novel Under the cherry tree I was so excited about being asked to read and review her next book. This one was so funny, I got funny looks whilst reading this one on the bus. Nina is the main character but I have to say her gran is absolutely hilarious. Nina takes her gran on holiday with her and some of the things they get up to… so funny. Lilac Mills is certainly an author I want to read more of in the future.

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

Pre-order your copy here:

UK version:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Elephant-Pinky-Moon-perfect-beach-ebook

U. S. version:

https://www.amazon.com/Elephant-Pinky-Moon-perfect-beach-ebook

Ascension By Carmen Capuano

Ascension By Carmen Capuano

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I am blessed–or cursed–with the ability to see the colour of peoples’ souls, something I dare not reveal. Keeping my secret hidden has kept me safe. Until now.
Now I am afraid that I can no longer hide from the evil in our society.

Our laws are intended–or so I have always believed–to protect us from sinfulness and chaos. But my friend, Sarah, is pregnant and unmarried.

Her child will be taken from her at birth and she will be forced into a life of shame. Time is slipping away. I must discover where the father of her child is and why he’s disappeared. But will the answers I find save, or destroy our society? Will they save, or destroy Sarah?

I’m torn between doing the right thing and the wrong thing. The trouble is that I don’t know which is which.
I settle for the truth. It’s all I have.

My Thoughts:

Carmen is a new author to me. I think she has writes really well with good descriptions. This was a hard story line to write about but I think she has done it really well. I wanted to find out what happened to Sarah who is pregnant and her baby once it is born will be taken away from her and she will have to live her life in shame. There were quite a few things worrying me as in what what would happen to Sarah and also her baby but the ending ties everything up neatly.

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

Get your copy here:

Kindle Edition:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ascension-Carmen-Capuano-ebook