Innocent By Cathy Glass

Innocent By Cathy Glass

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Innocent is the shocking true story of little Molly and Kit, siblings, aged 3 years and 18 months, who are brought into care as an emergency after suffering non-accidental injuries.

Aneta and Filip, the children’s parents, are distraught when their children are taken into care. Aneta maintains she is innocent of harming them, while Filip appears bewildered and out of his depth. It’s true the family has never come to the attention of the social services before and little Kit and Molly appear to have been well looked after, but Kit has a broken arm and bruises on his face. Could it be they were a result of a genuine accident as Aneta is claiming?

Both children become sick with a mysterious illness while, experienced foster carer, Cathy, is looking after them. Very worried, she asks for more hospital tests to be done. They’ve already had a lot. When Cathy’s daughter, Lucy, becomes ill too she believes she has found the cause of Kit and Molly’s illness and the parents aren’t to blame. However, nothing could be further from the truth and what comes to light is far more sinister and shocking.

My Thoughts:

I get really excited when a new Cathy Glass book comes out. Cathy Glass is a foster carer and the stories she writes are all real life stories. This story is about two very young children called Molly and Kit. It is quite a hard hitting story and bought me to tears a few times. What we discover is truly shocking and unimaginable but thankfully with Cathy’s love and attention we start to see the children thrive. The last chapter had me in tears till the end. I couldn’t believe it. If you haven’t read one of Cathy Glass books before I would say try one as you will never look back.

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

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Innocent-Story-Siblings-Struggling-Survive-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Innocent-Story-Siblings-Struggling-Survive

Hollow Kingdom By Kira Jane Buxton

Hollow Kingdom By Kira Jane Buxton

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S.T. is a domesticated crow. He is a bird of simple pleasures: hanging out with his owner Big Jim, trading insults with Seattle’s wild crows (those idiots) and enjoying the finest food humankind has to offer: Cheetos.

But when Big Jim’s eyeball falls out of his head, S.T. starts to feel like something isn’t right. His most tried-and-true remedies – from beak-delivered beer to the slobbering affection of the loyal, but dim-witted, dog Dennis – fail to cure his owner.

S.T. is left with no choice but to venture out into a frightening new world, where he discovers that the neighbours are devouring each other, and the local wildlife is abuzz with rumours of dangerous new predators roaming Seattle…

Humanity’s extinction has arrived, and the only one determined to save it is a foul-mouthed crow.

My Thoughts:

After wanting to read something a bit different, I decided to give this book a go. It is all about a domesticated crow who is a big fan of Cheetos and he goes on an adventure with his brother Dennis who is a dog. They get up to all kind of mischief. There are parts that are amusing. It is a slightly weird story which I am sure people will love. For me it just didn’t hold my attention enough.

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

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hollow-Kingdom-time-worlds-unlikely-ebook

Hardback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hollow-Kingdom-time-worlds-unlikely

 

Summer at Skylark Farm By Heidi Swain

Summer at Skylark Farm By Heidi Swain

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Amber
 is a city girl at heart. So when her boyfriend Jake suggests they move to the countryside to help out at his family farm, she doesn’t quite know how to react. But work has been hectic and she needs a break so she decides to grasp the opportunity and make the best of it.

Dreaming of organic orchards, paddling in streams and frolicking in fields, Amber packs up her things and moves to Skylark Farm. But life is not quite how she imagined – it’s cold and dirty and the farm buildings are dilapidated and crumbling.

But Amber is determined to make the best of it and throws herself into farm life. But can she really fit in here? And can she and Jake stay together when they are so different?

My Thoughts:

I loved how Heidi bought this story to life, it is a feel good read that I think everyone will love. This book follows on from Heidi’s previous novel The Cherry Tree Cafe but it can be read as a standalone. I loved the characters especially the animal kind. Patricia the chicken was my favourite for sure. Lovely story which truly made me smile.

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Summer-Skylark-Farm-perfect-country-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Summer-Skylark-Farm-Heidi-Swain

The Day we meet again By Miranda Dickenson

The Day we meet again By Miranda Dickenson

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‘We’ll meet again at St Pancras station, a year from today. If we’re meant to be together, we’ll both be there. If we’re not, it was never meant to be . . .’

Phoebe and Sam meet by chance at St Pancras station. Heading in opposite directions, both seeking their own adventures, meeting the love of their lives wasn’t part of the plan. So they make a promise: to meet again in the same place in twelve months’ time if they still want to be together.

But is life ever as simple as that?

My Thoughts:

I loved the idea of this story and it certainly held my attention. When I wasn’t reading it I was thinking about the two main characters Phoebe and Sam. I really liked both of them and couldn’t wait to find out if they would meet again. We follow each of them through their twelve months apart and feel their pain as they are away from each other. Will they both be there at the end or will something happen? I really enjoyed this book.

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

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Day-Meet-Again-emotional-bestseller-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Day-We-Meet-Again/

 

Lies, Lies, Lies By Adele Parks

Lies, Lies, Lies By Adele Parks

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Daisy and Simon’s marriage is great, isn’t it?

After years together, the arrival of longed-for daughter Millie sealed everything in place. A happy little family of three.

And so what if Simon drinks a bit too much sometimes – Daisy’s used to it, she knows he’s letting off steam. Until one night at a party things spiral horribly out of control. And that happy little family of three will never be the same again.

My Thoughts:

Twisty and gripping read that almost becomes magnetic to the reader, who is telling lies or is it everyone? There is a mixture of suspense, relatable issues, alcoholism and lots of lies. The last chapter left me speechless.

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

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lies-gripping-domestic-thriller-bestseller-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lies-gripping-domestic-thriller-bestseller

The Big Five-0 By Jane Wenham-Jones

The Big Five-0 By Jane Wenham-Jones

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They’re planning a party the seaside town of Broadstairs will never forget, but these four 49 year olds have far more on their minds than canapés and balloons for their half-century…
Empty-nester Charlotte’s in a lather over what her husband might be up to
Single mother Roz lives in fear that her teenage daughter will discover how she pays the bills
Tough Business woman Fay crows about her no-strings toy boy but hides the real story behind her divorce
Singleton Sherie’s cat is the only male in her life who ever stays around. Or is he?

They’re all keeping secrets but as the big birthday looms, the beans are about to spill. As the shocks come out, one of them is going to need her friends more than ever…

My Thoughts:

When four friends are about to hit fifty, what do they do but to have a huge joint party. We see each friend tell her story there is more than meets the eye with each lady. There are sensitive and relatable issues that are dealt with very well. Expect some tears and some laughs as we see how friends can really come together in times of need.

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

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Big-Five-Jane-Wenham-Jones-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Big-Five-Jane-Wenham-Jones

Postscript:The sequel to PS, I Love You By Cecelia Ahern

Postscript:The sequel to PS, I Love You By Cecelia Ahern

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It’s been seven years since Holly Kennedy’s husband died – six since she read his final letter, urging Holly to find the courage to forge a new life.

She’s proud of all the ways in which she has grown and evolved. But when a group inspired by Gerry’s letters, calling themselves the PS, I Love You Club, approaches Holly asking for help, she finds herself drawn back into a world that she worked so hard to leave behind.

Reluctantly, Holly beings a relationship with the club, even as their friendship threatens to destroy the peace she believes she has achieved. As each of these people calls upon Holly to help them leave something meaningful behind for their loved ones, Holly will embark on a remarkable journey – one that will challenge her to ask whether embracing the future means betraying the past, and what it means to love someone forever…

My Thoughts:

I remember reading PS, I love you a while back and finding it a heartbreaking read, this one is an emotional story too but one with an uplifting background. I think people will be able to relate to Holly and her friends stories. I found Holly to be very inspiring and I really liked what she did for not just the club but for the people that became her friends and their families. Such a beautiful and inspiring story, one that will stay with me forever.

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

Thank you to lovereading for sending me the book.

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