Why Mummy Doesn’t Give A ……! By Gill Sims

Why Mummy Doesn’t Give A ……! By Gill Sims

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Mummy dreams of a quirky rural cottage with roses around the door and chatty chickens in the garden. Life, as ever, is not going quite as she planned. Paxo, Oxo and Bisto turn out to be highly rambunctious, rather than merely chatty, and the roses have jaggy thorns.

Her precious moppets are now giant teenagers, and instead of wittering at her about who would win in a fight – a dragon badger or a ninja horse – they are Snapchatting the night away, stropping around the tiny cottage and communicating mainly in grunts – except when they are demanding Ellen provides taxi services in the small hours.

And there is never, but never, any milk in the house. At least the one thing they can all agree on is that rescued Barry the Wolfdog may indeed be The Ugliest Dog in the World, but he is also the loveliest.

My Thoughts:

After having read the other two books before this, I couldn’t wait to dive straight back in and see how Ellen was getting on. These books are not just for mums to read, and they really are laugh out loud stories. You couldn’t make them up if you tried. These books are highly addictive and I am already looking 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/Why-Mummy-Doesnt-Give-Bestselling-ebook

hardback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Why-Mummy-Doesnt-Give-Bestselling/

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Secrets and Seashells at Rainbow Bay By Ali McNamara

Secrets and Seashells at Rainbow Bay By Ali McNamara

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Amelia is a single mother, doing her very best to look after her young son, Charlie – but money is tight and times are tough. When she first hears that she is the last descendent of the Chesterford family and that she has inherited a Real-Life Castle by the sea, Amelia can’t quite believe her ears. But it’s true!

She soon finds that owning a castle isn’t quite the ticket to sorting out her money problems that she’d first hoped: she can’t sell, because the terms of the ancient bequest state that any Chesterford who inherits the castle, must live there and work towards the upkeep and maintenance of the family home. So ever-practical Amelia decides to uproot her little family and move to this magnificent castle by the sea.

Living in a castle on the beautiful Northumberland coast is fun at first, but organising the day-to-day running is a lot more complicated than Amelia first imagined. Luckily she has help from the small band of eccentric and unconventional staff that are already employed there – and a mysterious unseen hand that often gives her a push in the right direction just when she needs it most. It’s only when she meets Tom, a furniture restorer who comes to the castle to help repair some antique furniture, that Amelia realises she might get the fairy-tale ending that she and Charlie truly deserve…

My Thoughts:

I love the design on the cover it feels really summery. I loved the storyline as it is a little unusual. There are some truly spectacular characters too and some ghosts. I love how everyone pulls together and gets involved. I really felt connected to Amelia and I wished her happiness and success. Ali McNamara’s books just keep getting better and better.

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

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Secrets-Seashells-at-Rainbow-Bay-ebook/

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Secrets-Seashells-at-Rainbow-Bay

Maker of Footprints BY Sheila Turner Johnston

Maker of Footprints BY Sheila Turner Johnston

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Meeting him was easy. It was knowing him that burned bone.

Paul Shepherd is dangerous. He crashes into Jenna s life like an asteroid into an ocean. Willful and exhausting, he stirs feelings that make her confront all that has kept her safe and bored. Relentless and determined, he needs Jenna with a desperation she does not understand. Jenna discovers that, although she can try to hide from Paul, there is nowhere to hide from herself.

But he is married…

What do you do when you discover you are not the person you thought you were?

My Thoughts:

I was intrigued by this book, the cover is very unique and it made me want to know what the book was all about. The characters are all well written and relatable, this is a story that will draw you in from the beginning and wont let you surface until the very end. I wanted to find out the ending but then I didn’t as I knew the book would be finished.

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

Get your copy here:

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Maker-Footprints-Sheila-Turner-Johnston

 

If You Could Go Anywhere By Paige Toon

If You Could Go Anywhere By Paige Toon

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HOW DO YOU FIND WHERE YOU’RE GOING, IF YOU DON’T KNOW WHERE YOU’RE FROM . . . 

Angie has always wanted to travel. But at twenty-seven, she has barely stepped outside the small mining town where she was born. Instead, she discovers the world through stories told to her by passing travellers, dreaming that one day she’ll see it all for herself.

When her grandmother passes away, leaving Angie with no remaining family, she is ready to start her own adventures. Then she finds a letter revealing the address of the father she never knew, and realises instantly where her journey must begin: Italy.

As Angie sets out to find the truth – about her family, her past and who she really is – will mysterious and reckless Italian Alessandro help guide the way?

My Thoughts:

I can never resist a book written by the wonderful Paige Toon. Her books are always so full of life and brilliant characters. Angie is the main character in this book, she doesn’t have any family left in the UK so decides to travel to Italy to see if she can connect with her father who she doesn’t know. It’s a lovely story, I felt as though I was learning about Italy too which seems a wonderful place where I would love to go. Add a little bit of romance, good food, good wine and family and it is the perfect mix for a brilliant story.

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/If-You-Could-Go-Anywhere-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/If-You-Could-Go-Anywhere

Forget Me Not By Claire Allan

Forget Me Not By Claire Allan

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 disappeared on a Tuesday afternoon. I was there one minute and the next I was gone. They’ve never found my body…

It’s six in the morning during the hottest summer on record when Elizabeth O’Loughlin, out walking her dog, comes across Clare, a victim of a horrific knife attack, clinging onto life at the side of the road.

Clare dies minutes later, but not before whispering her haunting last words to Elizabeth.

When it becomes clear that Clare’s killer has more than one murder on his mind, Elizabeth has to take drastic action or face losing everything.

But what if she can’t stop a killer determined never to be forgotten?

My Thoughts:

Claire Allan is a fantastic author who keeps you on the edge of your seat through out all of her books. This story was brilliant in the way there are twists and turns at every possible time. You can’t stop reading as the chapters leave you wanting more. The chapters alternate between the two main characters and it is interesting to see how they grow as a person. Another fantastic read, look forward to the next one.

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

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Forget-Me-Not-Claire-Allan-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Forget-Me-Not-Claire-Allan