Summer at the Comfort Food Cafe By Debbie Johnson

Summer at the Comfort Food Cafe By Debbie Johnson

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The Comfort Food Cafe is perched on a windswept clifftop at what feels like the edge of the world, serving up the most delicious cream teas; beautifully baked breads, and carefully crafted cupcakes. For tourists and locals alike, the ramshackle cafe overlooking the beach is a beacon of laughter, companionship, and security – a place like no other; a place that offers friendship as a daily special, and where a hearty welcome is always on the menu.

For widowed mum-of-two Laura Walker, the decision to uproot her teenaged children and make the trek from Manchester to Dorset for the summer isn’t one she takes lightly, and it’s certainly not winning her any awards from her kids, Nate and Lizzie. Even her own parents think she’s gone mad.

Her new job at the cafe, and the hilarious people she meets there, give Laura the chance she needs to make new friends; to learn to be herself again, and – just possibly – to learn to love again as well.

For her, the Comfort Food Cafe doesn’t just serve food – it serves a second chance to live her life to the full…

My Thoughts:

You cannot get any more Summery than the front of this book, it has everything you want. Debbie Johnson is a new author to me and I thought I would give a couple of her books a try and I am so glad I did. This one is the perfect Summer read. I love the story line and I felt a warmth towards Laura who makes the decision to uproot her kids and go and work in a Cafe in Dorset. Expect lots of laughs along the way, I love the fact that they go to Dorset as I know it very well. I use to go the down there as a child and now my parents have gone to live down there I get to go there every month or so. I loved all the characters in this book and really didn’t want it to end.

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Summer-at-Comfort-Food-Cafe-ebook

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Why Mummy Drinks By Gill Sims

Why Mummy Drinks By Gill Sims

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It is Mummy’s 39th birthday. She is staring down the barrel of a future of people asking if she wants to come to their advanced yoga classes, and polite book clubs where everyone claims to be tiddly after a glass of Pinot Grigio and says things like ‘Oooh gosh, are you having another glass?’

But Mummy does not want to go quietly into that good night of women with sensible haircuts who ‘live for their children’ and stand in the playground trying to trump each other with their offspring’s extracurricular activities and achievements, and boasting about their latest holidays.

Instead, she clutches a large glass of wine, muttering ‘FML’ over and over again. Until she remembers the gem of an idea she’s had…

My Thoughts:

If you are after a really funny book this is the one for you. I took this book on holiday with me and got some really funny looks for laughing, but I did manage to recommend it to a few women too. This is the first book and the second book why mummy swears is just as hilarious, as I said about why mummy swears you don’t have to be a mum to understand what mummy goes through. I am already looking forward to the next book, this one really cheered me up. Loved it.

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Why-Mummy-Drinks-Sunday-Bestseller-ebook/

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Why-Mummy-Drinks-Sunday-Bestseller

Her Name Was Rose By Claire Allan

Her Name Was Rose By Claire Allan

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Her name was Rose. You watched her die. And her death has created a vacancy.

When Emily lets a stranger step out in front of her, she never imagines that split second will change her life. But after Emily watches a car plough into the young mother – killing her instantly – she finds herself unable to move on.

And then she makes a decision she can never take back.

Because Rose had everything Emily had ever dreamed of. A beautiful, loving family, a great job and a stunning home. And now Rose’s husband misses his wife, and their son needs a mother. Why couldn’t Emily fill that space?

But as Emily is about to discover, no one’s life is perfect … and not everything is as it seems.

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this book. I managed to read it within two days, I would of been quicker but I didn’t want it to end. It is a powerful thriller and it left me guessing till the very end. I love the fact that hidden details emerge through out the story as I feel we really get a good insight into the whole story. This is an author I would read again.

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Her-Name-Was-Rose-psychological-ebook

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And then it happened By Linda Green

And then it happened By Linda Green

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How would you feel if the only man you’d ever loved was taken away from you? And imagine how he’d feel if he hadn’t really been taken away at all – but couldn’t find a way to let you know…

Mel Taylor was thirteen years old when she found Adam. Twenty years on, they are still blissfully in love. She has everything she ever wished for. But Mel’s happiness is spoilt by a secret from their past and a niggling fear that her good fortune can’t last forever.

Despite her husband Adam’s efforts to reassure her that nothing bad is going to happen, Mel can’t shake the feeling that good things can’t last forever. But what she isn’t expecting, is something so terrible that their lives will be changed forever . . .

My Thoughts:

Having not read any of Linda’s books before I looked forward to read something different. I felt like I learnt a great deal about certain things that happen in this book. You will understand what I mean once you are reading it, I don’t want to give anything away. I love how each chapter is split between the wife and the husband. It deals with how Mel copes and also how Adam copes when their lives are changed forever. A really clever storyline and one that was well written.

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

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kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Then-Happened-Unforgettable-Bestselling-Author-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Then-Happened-Linda-Green

The Mum Who’d Had Enough By Fiona Gibson

The Mum Who’d Had Enough By Fiona Gibson

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After sixteen years of marriage, Nate and Sinead Turner have a nice life. They like their jobs, they like their house and they love their son Flynn. Yes, it’s a very nice life.

Or, at least Nate thinks so. Until, one morning, he wakes to find Sinead gone and a note lying on the kitchen table listing all the things he does wrong or doesn’t do at all.

Nate needs to show Sinead he can be a better husband – fast. But as he works through Sinead’s list, his life changes in unexpected ways. And he starts to wonder whether he wants them to go back to normal after all. Could there be more to life than nice?

My Thoughts:

I just want to start if by saying how lovely and vibrant the cover of this book is, the yellow really makes it stand out. Fiona Gibson’s books never fail to make me laugh and this one really did make me chuckle. Some parts of the story I really do feel for Sinead but then other parts I really feel for Nate, marriage is a hard thing but if you work together then it becomes a lot more easier. I like how the chapters were even husband or wife and at the end we get their son’s version. A really warm, witty and funny read.

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

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mum-Whod-Had-Enough-ebook

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mum-Whod-Had-Enough

 

Stalker By Lisa Stone

Stalker By Lisa Stone

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Someone is always watching…

Derek Flint is a loner. He lives with his mother and spends his
evenings watching his clients on the CCTV cameras he has installed inside their homes. He likes their companionship – even if it’s through a screen.

When a series of crimes hits Derek’s neighbourhood, DC Beth Mayes begins to suspect he’s involved. How does he know so much about the victims’ lives? Why won’t he let anyone into his office? And what is his mother hiding in that strange, lonely house?

As the crimes become more violent, Beth must race against the clock to find out who is behind the attacks. Will she uncover the truth in time? And is Derek more dangerous than even she has guessed?

My Thoughts:

I found this book utterly creepy. I didn’t want to read it before bed. But I did enjoy it, the hairs on the back of my neck were raised wanting to know what would happen next. Even though I found it creepy I did really enjoy the storyline, it was quite unique and believable. The characters were very descriptive and imaginable too.

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

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stalker-Lisa-Stone-ebook

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stalker-Lisa-Stone

By The Next Pause By G. Barton-Sinkia

By The Next Pause By G. Barton-Sinkia

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This title will be released on June 20, 2018. 

At seventeen, Pam Allen escapes Jamaica, leaving her infant daughter Simone behind. Years later, after the death of her aunt, Pam is forced to take in the daughter she never wanted.

They live in a run-down apartment complex in North York next to Mike O’Shea – a racist, loudmouth high school dropout who has recently separated from his wife and finds himself raising his eight-year-old son, Nolan, alone.

The two parents try to coexist in a world where they are drowning as single parents until they reluctantly join forces to raise their young children together. When a life-altering mistake forces their children on diverging, tumultuous paths, the make-shift family struggles to find their way back to each other before their whole world crumbles for good.

My Thoughts:

I just want to say please do not be put of by the size of this book it is a big book but the story that unfolds in between these pages are utterly riveting. I couldn’t believe that this is a debut novel as the writing is very descriptive and very well thought out. I loved getting involved in Simone’s life from when she is young to her adult life, it makes for a emotional read. I think what I learnt from this book is that you have to follow your dreams, don’t hold back on what would bring you happiness as you never know what is around the corner. I liked the twist at the end. I didn’t want this book to end but I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Simone’s life. I want to read more of this author.

Thank you to G.Barton-Sinkia for sending me this book.

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Next-Pause-G-Barton-Sinkia-ebook

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Next-Pause-G-Barton-Sinkia