A Ration Book Christmas By Jean Fullerton

A Ration Book Christmas By Jean Fullerton

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In the darkest days of the Blitz, Christmas is more important than ever.

With Christmas approaching, the Brogan family of London’s East End are braving the horrors of the Blitz. With the men away fighting for King and Country and the ever-present dangers of the German Luftwaffe’s nightly reign of death and destruction, the family must do all they can to keep a stiff upper lip.

For Jo, the youngest of the Brogan sisters, the perils of war also offer a new-found freedom. Jo falls in love with Tommy, a man known for his dangerous reputation as much as his charm. But as the falling bombs devastate their neighbourhood and rationing begins to bite, will the Brogans manage to pull together a traditional family Christmas? And will Jo find the love and security she seeks in a time of such grave peril?

My Thoughts:

Jean Fullerton’s books never fail to disappoint and I was glad when I got to read this one, it’s a cracker. I loved reading about back in the day when the Blitz was on and how each person from the family coped. A really interesting and knowledgeable book. I loved it.

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

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ration-Book-Christmas-heart-warming-classic-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ration-Book-Christmas-East-End

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The Christmas Sisters By Sarah Morgan

The Christmas Sisters By Sarah Morgan

 

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It’s not what’s under the Christmas tree, but who’s around it that matters most.

All Suzanne McBride wants for Christmas is her three daughters happy and at home. But when sisters Posy, Hannah and Beth return to their family home in the Scottish Highlands, old tensions and buried secrets start bubbling to the surface.

Suzanne is determined to create the perfect family Christmas, but the McBrides must all face the past and address some home truths before they can celebrate together . . .

My Thoughts:

I am a big fan of Sarah’s books and was excited to receive this one. Sarah’s books are so easy to get into and it is a perfect feel good read with a snowy setting. All the characters are likeable and have their own problems which can be relate able to the reader. The setting was fantastic, I really enjoyed reading this story.

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

Kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Christmas-Sisters-Sarah-Morgan-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Christmas-Sisters-Sarah-Morgan

A Gift from the Comfort Food Cafe By Debbie Johnson

A Gift from the Comfort Food Cafe By Debbie Johnson

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Christmas has never been Katie Seddon’s favourite time of year. Whilst everyone else shares memories of families coming together and festive number ones, the soundtrack to Katie’s childhood wasn’t quite so merry.

But since she moved to the village of Budbury on the gorgeous Dorset coast, Katie and her baby son have found a new family. A family who have been brought together by life’s unexpected roads and the healing magic of a slice of cake and a cupful of kindess at the Comfort Food Café.

This year, Katie’s new friends are determined to give her a Christmas to remember, and with a gorgeous newcomer in town, Katie’s Christmas wish for a happy home for her son might just come true.

My Thoughts:

There are a few books in the Comfort Food Cafe series but they can be read as a standalone. I have read a couple of them and always get excited to return to Budbury. The fact that the books are set in Dorset is a big bonus for me as I grew up going on holiday there and will visit whenever I can. I love the warmth that the story gives off and you truly feel part of the family. This story has a different person for each chapter and you really feel close to the family and friends adding to that lots of tasty food and romance. You are in for a real treat with this book.

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

Thank you to lovereading for sending me a copy of this book.

https://www.lovereading.co.uk/

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gift-Comfort-Food-Café-heartwarming-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gift-Comfort-Food-Café-Cafe

 

Missing Him: A real love story By L. Penn

Missing Him: A real love story By L. Penn

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In therapy, Emery Pearson struggles to explain her flawed character and difficult past to Doctor Susan James.

But in order to secure her release, she must prove she is no longer a threat to anyone she could possibly fall in love with….

Ever again.

My Thoughts:

I love the fact that straight from the word go, this story is powerful, we as readers get to read about flashbacks that Emery is having and about how her life has changed. There are an interesting bunch of characters and many emotional and intriguing things along the way with family and friends. The ending left me in tears. A thought provoking read.

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

Check out L. Penn’s website: http://anovel.wixsite.com/strongwords/missing-him

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Missing-Him-real-love-story-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Missing-Him-real-love-story

A Christmas Date By Camilla Isley (Book 3)

A Christmas Date By Camilla Isley (Book 3)

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No one wants to be single at the holidays. 

Even Little Miss Grinch, Nikki, a successful and independent woman, must face her bachelorette status at the most horrible time of the year. December is her personal version of holly-jolly hell: a merry torture made of couples kissing at every corner, forced vacation days, and an inescapable family reunion. And when her baby sister announces she’s engaged—to Paul, the man Nikki is secretly in love with—and that he’s spending the holidays with them, Christmas starts looking bluer than ever.

Nikki can’t possibly survive an entire week trapped home as the family’s spinster. But she has no time to meet men or to try the newest dating app, she’s too busy working as a video producer for an advertising agency. So what’s a girl to do? Nikki has the perfect solution: to hire a fake boyfriend.

Luckily, her job gives her access to an endless catalog of gorgeous actors to choose from. But Nikki will soon discover that keeping business and pleasure from mixing isn’t so easy, and that she might not be immune to a little mistletoe magic. Especially not when she picked out the perfect man as her Christmas date..

My Thoughts:

This is book 3 in the series and it can be read as a standalone. This was a little cracker of a Christmas read. I loved the idea of this story and it certainly didn’t disappoint. Nikki isn’t a fan of Christmas time and has to spend it at home with her family so decided to hire a fake boyfriend, you just know it is going to be funny. Expect laughs, romance and a sprinkling of Christmas spirit.

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

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Christmas-Date-Festive-Holidays-Romantic-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Christmas-Date-Festive-Holidays-Romantic

I Have Never By Camilla Isley (Book 2)

I Have Never By Camilla Isley (Book 2)

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Twenty-nine-year-old Blair Walker is a girl with a plan, or more a girl with a list. A list of dos and don’ts to live the perfect life, land a dream career, and marry Mr. Right.

But when Blair loses her job and gets dumped by her boyfriend all in one day, she starts to wonder if she’s had it all wrong. And what better way to find out than experience everything the list forbade?

  • Never Lie
  • Never Pick a Fight
  • Never Make a Scene
  • Never Make the First Move
  • Never Make Impulse Decisions
  • Never Mix Business and Pleasure…

With hilarious consequences, Blair will discover some items are trickier to tick off than she’d thought…

My Thoughts:

After reading the first book in this series I couldn’t wait to read this one. I enjoyed this one even more as there are more laughs along the way. This book can be read as a standalone but I honestly can say you will want to read them all. I found the story line very imaginative and exciting. It definitely cheered me up.

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

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Have-Never-Laugh-Romantic-Comedy-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Have-Never-Laugh-Romantic-Comedy

Love Connection By Camilla Isley (Book 1)

Love Connection By Camilla Isley (Book 1)

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Have you ever wondered what might have been?
Gemma is at the airport, staring at two plane tickets to two different cities. Two different weddings. Two different futures. She’s at a crossroads.

Be maid of honor at her best friend’s wedding or crash her ex’s?

Gemma’s decision, unknown to her, hinges on a delayed flight and a chance meeting. Now her life is about to go down two parallel tracks–will Gemma fly toward a life with her first love or a future with a man she’s not even met yet?

In concurrent storylines, Gemma lives out the consequences of each journey. Different stories unravel with unpredictable outcomes for Gemma and her loved ones.

My Thoughts:

This is the first book in the series, they can all be read as a standalone though. I found Camilla has a way that she manages to connect with her readers and her writing is really thought out. In this story we meet Gemma and the chapters switch from her going to her best mate and also her going to her ex. I loved getting to know the characters and look forward to the next instalment.

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

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Love-Connection-Romantic-Comedy-First-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Love-Connection-Romantic-Comedy-First/