The Night You Left By Emma Curtis

The Night You Left By Emma Curtis

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IT ONLY TAKES A MOMENT TO UNRAVEL A PERFECT LIFE . . .

When Grace’s fiancé vanishes without a trace the night after proposing, her life is turned upside down. But has Nick walked out on her, or is he in danger?

As Grace desperately searches for answers, it soon becomes clear that Nick wasn’t the uncomplicated man she thought she knew. And when she uncovers a hidden tragedy from his childhood, she realises an awful truth: that you can run from your past – but your secrets will always catch up with you . . .

My Thoughts:

This is a tense and dark story about Grace and her fiance Nick, he goes missing and Grace doesn’t know why. Was it something she did, or is there more to it than meets the eye. The story pulls you in and makes you not want to come up for breath until you find out all the answers. A very cleverly written story.

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

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kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Night-You-Left-Emma-Curtis-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Night-You-Left-Emma-Curtis

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My Not So Functional Family By Bridie Jabour

My Not So Functional Family By Bridie Jabour

 

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Claudia is getting married in a week. Well, she’s supposed to be.

Arriving back at her childhood home, Claudia is faced with spending the week with her her arguing siblings, dramatic mother, and nuisance aunt. Desperately awaiting the arrival of her best friend Nora for moral support, Claudia starts to question her relationship.

What if her ex-boyfriend was actually The One? And is downloading Tinder just before your wedding really that bad?

Claudia hopes Nora will help her face her insecurities, but she’s hiding secrets of her own. With the big day drawing near, and her family close to falling out, Claudia must decide what she really wants, or doesn’t want . . .

My Thoughts:

I was looking forward to starting this book as I was expecting lots of laughs and amusement but it didn’t really live up to my expectations. There are a few chuckles and a well written story but it just didn’t hold my attention as though I thought it would.

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kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/My-Not-So-Functional-Family-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/My-Not-So-Functional-Family

The Cherry Tree Cafe By Heidi Swain

The Cherry Tree Cafe By Heidi Swain

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Lizzie Dixon‘s life feels as though it’s fallen apart. Instead of the marriage proposal she was hoping for from her boyfriend, she is unceremoniously dumped, and her job is about to go the same way. So, there’s only one option: to go back home to the village she grew up in and to try to start again.

Her best friend Jemma is delighted Lizzie has come back home as she has just bought a little cafe and Lizzie’s sewing skills are just what she needs to help get it ready for the grand opening.

With a new venture and a new home, things are looking much brighter for Lizzie. But can she get over her broken heart, and will an old flame reignite a love from long ago…?

My Thoughts:

If you fancy a light hearted read with a side dish of cakes, this is the book for you. I love the way when Lizzie’s plans go awry and she moves back to her old village that people from the community rally round to help her including her best friend Jemma. I loved the idea of Lizzies new venture and loved seeing how it would all come together. A nice little story that is an easy read.

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kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cherry-Tree-Cafe-Cupcakes-crafting-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cherry-Tree-Cafe-Cupcakes-crafting

Home Truths By Susan Lewis

Home Truths By Susan Lewis

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How far would you go to keep your family safe?

Angie Watts had the perfect ordinary family. A new home. A beloved husband. Three adored children.

But Angie’s happy life is shattered when her son Liam falls in with the wrong crowd. And when her son’s bad choices lead to the murder of her husband, it’s up to Angie to hold what’s left of her family together.

Her son is missing. Her daughter is looking for help in dangerous places. And Angie is fighting just to keep a roof over their heads.

But Angie is a mother. And a mother does anything to protect her children – even when the world is falling apart…

My Thoughts:

I loved this book, it was more than I was ever expecting. This is the story of Angie and her family, when her world gets turned upside down with the cruel death of her husband, is it to do with her wayward son who has got himself caught up with a violent gang. Her life gets more complicated with her finances, her daughter trying to help doesn’t get the best of advice’s from an unknown source. I really felt of Angie and I am sure people will be able to relate to her situation. I hoped things would come right for her in the end.

I received a copy of this book.

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kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Home-Truths-Susan-Lewis-ebook

hardback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Susan-Lewis-Untitled-Book-2/

At Your Door By J. P. Carter

At Your Door By J. P. Carter

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What happens when the past comes back to kill you?

When DCI Anna Tate is called to the gruesome discovery of a dead woman found on Barnes Common, she is plunged into a high‐profile investigation involving a prominent MP. London is baying for blood – but is there more to Holly’s death than at first meets the eye?

Meanwhile, the hunt is on for Anna’s missing daughter Chloe, who vanished ten years ago when her father kidnapped her. The case has been cold for what feels like forever – but a phone call brings a brand new lead…

Can Anna solve the murder case whilst dealing with her own personal demons? Or is someone from the past planning to get in her way?

My Thoughts:

This is book two in the DCI Anna Tate Crime Thriller series and these books just keep getting better and better. There are two stories in this book that run along side each other both involving DCI Anna Tate. I found I was engrossed in this book as it was gripping and well thought out. I look forward to the next book in the series.

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

To buy the first book in the series, here is the link:

In Safe Hands

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Safe-Hands-D-C-I-Anna-thriller

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kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/At-Your-Door-absolutely-gripping-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Your-Door-DCI-Anna-Tate/

A Home from Home By Veronica Henry

A Home from Home By Veronica Henry

 

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Sunshine, cider and family secrets…

Dragonfly Farm has been a home and a haven for generations of Melchiors – arch rivals to the Culbones, the wealthy family who live on the other side of the river. Life there is dictated by the seasons and cider-making, and everyone falls under its spell.

For cousins Tabitha and Georgia, it has always been a home from home. When a tragedy befalls their beloved Great-Uncle Matthew, it seems the place where they’ve always belonged might now belong to them…

But the will reveals that a third of the farm has also been left to a Culbone. Gabriel has no idea why he’s been included, or what his connection to the farm – or the Melchiors – can be.

As the first apples start to fall for the cider harvest, will Dragonfly Farm begin to give up its secrets?

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed reading this book, there is a feud going on between two rivals the Melchiors and the Culbones but secrets are dragged up from the past and can they ever forgive and forget? I liked the dynamics between the characters and was intrigued to see what Gabriel would bring to the table and what connected him to the farm. There is a lot of mystery involved in this story and it makes for a really enjoyable read.

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The Bookshop on the Shore By Jenny Colgan

The Bookshop on the Shore By Jenny Colgan

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Escape to the Scottish Highlands where a tiny bookshop perches on the edge of a loch

Zoe is a single mother, sinking beneath the waves trying to cope by herself in London. Hari, her gorgeous little boy is perfect in every way – except for the fact that he just doesn’t speak, at all. When her landlord raises the rent on her flat, Zoe doesn’t know where to turn.

Then Hari’s aunt suggests Zoe could move to Scotland to help run a bookshop. Going from the lonely city to a small village in the Highlands could be the change Zoe and Hari desperately need.

Faced with an unwelcoming boss, a moody, distant bookseller named Ramsay Urquart, and a band of unruly children, Zoe wonders if she’s made the right decision. But Hari has found his very first real friend, and no one could resist the beauty of the loch glinting in the summer sun. If only Ramsay would just be a little more approachable…

My Thoughts:

I always find with a Jenny Colgan book that they are pure escapism. All her books tackle relatable issues but they are written sensitively and you don’t feel as though you are alone. I loved how this story came together and in a sense to me came alive. I felt as though I wanted to be there in the thick of it to help Zoe out. Jenny Colgan’s books just keep getting better and better.

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kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bookshop-Shore-Jenny-Colgan-ebook

hardback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bookshop-Shore-Jenny-Colgan/