The Endless Beach By Jenny Colgan

The Endless Beach By Jenny Colgan

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On the quayside next to the Endless Beach sits the Summer Seaside Kitchen. It’s a haven for tourists and locals alike, who all come to eat the freshest local produce on the island and catch up with the gossip. Flora, who runs the cafe, feels safe and content – unless she thinks too hard about her relationship with Joel, her gorgeous but emotionally (and physically) distant boyfriend.

While Flora is in turmoil about her relationship. her best friend Lorna is pining after the local doctor. Saif came to the island as a refugee, having lost all of his family. But he’s about to get some shocking news which will change everything for him.

As cold winter nights shift to long summer days, can Flora find her happy-ever-after with Joel?

My Thoughts:

Doesn’t the cover make you want to dive right in? Well it does for me as I am a huge Jenny Colgan fan. If you haven’t read any of her books I would strongly recommend them with a big mug of tea and a biscuit or two. This story is all about life on Mure it follows on from the seaside kitchen where we first meet all the wonderful residents that live there. The characters make you feel as though your part of the community and shows you that no matter what your going through they will always pull together to help you. The added bonus is when you finish the book and there are some cracking recipes to test out yourself.

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Kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Endless-Beach-Sunday-bestselling-author-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Endless-Beach-Sunday-bestselling-author

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On a Beautiful Day By Lucy Diamond

On a Beautiful Day By Lucy Diamond

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It’s a beautiful day in Manchester and four friends are meeting for a birthday lunch. But then they witness a shocking accident just metres away which acts as a catalyst for each of them.

For Laura, it’s a wake-up call to heed the ticking of her biological clock. Sensible Jo finds herself throwing caution to the wind in a new relationship. Eve, who has been trying to ignore the worrying lump in her breast, feels helpless and out of control. And happy-go-lucky India is drawn to one of the victims of the accident, causing long-buried secrets to rise to the surface.

This is a novel about the startling and unexpected turns life can take. It’s about luck – good and bad – and about finding bravery and resilience when your world is in turmoil. Above all, it’s about friendship, togetherness and hope.

My Thoughts:

This is a book full of emotion and it really makes you think what you are grateful for. The story is about four very brave ladies who all going through real life situations. Two of the women really struck a chord with me as I have been through something similar but not exactly the same and I really felt for Eve as you don’t really think about health scares until you or someone you know has one then it comes flooding back to you. It is an emotional read but one that you just realise how close your friends and family can be.

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

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kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Beautiful-Day-Lucy-Diamond-ebook

hardcover

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Beautiful-Day-Lucy-Diamond

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Beautiful-Day-Lucy-Diamond

The Nowhere Man By Gregg Hurwitz

The Nowhere Man By Gregg Hurwitz

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He was once called Orphan X.

As a boy, Evan Smoak was taken from a children’s home, raised and trained as part of a secret government initiative buried so deep that virtually no one knows it exists. But he broke with the programme, choosing instead to vanish off grid and use his formidable skill set to help those unable to protect themselves.

One day, though, Evan’s luck ran out . . .

Ambushed, drugged, and spirited away, Evan wakes up in a locked room with no idea where he is or who has captured him. As he tries to piece together what’s happened, testing his gilded prison and its highly trained guards for weaknesses, he receives a desperate call for help.

With time running out, he will need to out-think, out-manoeuvre, and out-fight an opponent the likes of whom he’s never encountered to have any chance of escape. He’s got to save himself to protect those whose lives depend on him. Or die trying . . .

My Thoughts:

After reading Orphan X  I was really looking forward to reading the next instalment, I think to learn Evan Smoak’s background you really need to read Orphan X first. The story captivates you and intrigues you. I wanted to see what would be next for Evan and this book really does not disappoint. I did feel as though the ending wasn’t as good as it could of been but I will look forward to the next book.

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kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nowhere-Man-Orphan-Thriller-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nowhere-Man-Orphan-Thriller

Christmas under a Cranberry Sky By Holly Martin

Christmas under a Cranberry Sky By Holly Martin

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Piper Chesterfield lives a glamorous life travelling the world and reviewing the finest hotels. She calls nowhere home, she works alone and that’s how she likes it. For long ago Piper decided that to protect her heart she should lock it away.

So when Piper’s next assignment brings her to the newly opened Stardust Lake Hotel for the festive season, the last person she expects to face is Gabe Whitaker, the man who broke her heart so completely she could never love again.

But Piper isn’t the only one who has been frozen in time by heartbreak. Gabe hasn’t forgotten the golden-eyed girl who disappeared from his world without a trace.

Now fate has reunited them on Juniper Island, can the magic of Christmas heal old wounds? And can this enchanting town be the one place Piper can finally call home?

My Thoughts:

I know it is not Christmas now but I had to read this fabulous festive read, I could not wait to read it until next year. Such a beautiful and perfect setting with lovely warm characters that will get you really into the festive mood. Holly has such descriptive writing it almost makes you feel as though you are there. I liked the sound of Gabe he sounds such a lovely guy and his little girl Wren is such a little sweetheart. I know it is not Christmas but I still enjoyed this lovely read.

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Christmas-Under-Cranberry-Sky-perfect-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Christmas-Under-Cranberry-Holly-Martin

The Keeper of Lost Things By Ruth Hogan

The Keeper of Lost Things By Ruth Hogan

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Meet the ‘Keeper of Lost Things’…
Once a celebrated author of short stories now in his twilight years, Anthony Peardew has spent half his life collecting lost objects, trying to atone for a promise broken many years before.

Realising he is running out of time, he leaves his house and all its lost treasures to his assistant Laura, the one person he can trust to fulfil his legacy and reunite the thousands of objects with their rightful owners.

But the final wishes of the ‘Keeper of Lost Things’ have unforeseen repercussions which trigger a most serendipitous series of encounters…

My Thoughts:

This is a story of two halves, two stories that eventually join together to make an unusual story but one that works. The return of seemingly useless objects who didn’t even know they had lost them, each object provides an intriguing and sometimes heart wrenching story about it’s owner.  I loved all the characters I especially found myself drawn to Laura and also Sunshine she really made me smile. I would highly recommend this book.

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Keeper-Lost-Things-feel-good-novel-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Keeper-Lost-Things-word-mouth

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine By Gail Honeyman

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine By Gail Honeyman

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Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive – but not how to live

Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend.

Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything.

One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world that everyone else seems to take for granted – while searching for the courage to face the dark corners she’s avoided all her life.

Change can be good. Change can be bad. But surely any change is better than… fine?

My Thoughts:

This is a book everybody should read, this is a book to remind you that everyone has their own story. There are times in the book where you laugh out loud but there are also sad times and times to reflect on your own life. I think this book sends out a powerful message to its readers and I reckon it is going to be hard to top such a powerful read.

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kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Eleanor-Oliphant-Completely-Fine-Bestseller-ebook

hardback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Eleanor-Oliphant-Completely-Fine-Bestseller

A Country Christmas By Veronica Henry

A Country Christmas By Veronica Henry

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Homemade mulled wine, freshly baked mince pies and plenty of Christmas cheer…

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, they say. And in the little Cotswolds village of Honeycote, the festive season looks set to bring people more than a few surprises under the tree.

As Lucy Liddiard plans the festive lunch for her nearest and dearest, she has little idea of the dramas about to play out before the crackers are pulled and the corks popped. She knows the family brewery, Honeycote Ales, has seen better days. She knows her husband, Mickey, is an incorrigible flirt. But does she realise how close both are edging towards disaster?

As the nights draw in, garlands deck the halls and the carols ring out, there are secrets and lies, love and lust all waiting to be unwrapped.

Welcome to Honeycote, and a Christmas no one will ever forget…

My Thoughts:

This book was originally published as Honeycote and this is the first book in the three part series. I did find the start of the book overwhelming as there are a lot of characters from the start but once you get to know who everybody is it was fine. It is full of laughter, friends and family time. There is lots going on but it was a really good read.

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Country-Christmas-Veronica-Henry-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Country-Christmas-Veronica-Henry