Unravelling Oliver By Liz Nugent

Unravelling Oliver By Liz Nugent

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Oliver Ryan is a handsome and charismatic success story. He lives in the suburbs with his wife, Alice, who illustrates his award-winning children’s books and gives him her unstinting devotion. Their life together is one of enviable privilege and ease – enviable until, one evening after supper, Oliver attacks Alice and beats her into a coma.

In the aftermath, as everyone tries to make sense of his astonishing act of savagery, Oliver tells his story. So do those whose paths he has crossed over five decades. What unfolds is a story of shame, envy, breath-taking deception and masterful manipulation.

Only Oliver knows the lengths to which he has had to go to get the life to which he felt entitled. But even he is in for a shock when the past catches up with him.

My Thoughts:

I have read a  few of Liz’s books now and I have thoroughly enjoyed them, this one I didn’t enjoy as much. There were a few things that were good like it was fast paced and well written but it kept on going back to the past and it was hard to keep up and to remember who is who and what their part in the story was. It is a short read though.

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Unravelling-Oliver-Liz-Nugent-ebook/

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Unravelling-Oliver-Liz-Nugent

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One Perfect Summer By Paige Toon

One Perfect Summer By Paige Toon

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A Dorset summer, a chance meeting, and Joe and Alice, both 18, fall into step as if they have known each other forever. But their idyll is shattered as quickly as it began. Joe leaves without warning; Alice heads off to Cambridge University and slowly picks up the pieces of her broken heart.

Years later, when she catches the attention of gorgeous, gifted, rich boy Lukas, Alice is carried along by his charm, swept up in his ambitious plans for a future together.

Until news of Joe reaches her once more, but he’s out of reach in a way that Alice could never have imagined. Life has moved on, the divide between them is now so great. Surely it is far too late to relive those perfect summer days of long ago?

My Thoughts:

Reading this reminded me of childhood where we use to go down to Dorset for our holidays. I like the fact that some of the places I grew up going to where in this book like Corfe Castle and the beaches. I was a bit too young to have a holiday romance but I remember having a crush on my neighbour’s son. It bought back some nice memories. Reading this book now I am actually in Dorset as I am having a mini break away and am staying with my mum and dad. Paige Toon is a brilliant author, she writes books that you can just pick up and put down, but then I never want to put down so I always read her books within a day.

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/One-Perfect-Summer-Paige-Toon

 

The Beauty of the End By Debbie Howells

The Beauty of the End By Debbie Howells

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I was fourteen when I fell in love with a goddess . . .

A love he’d never forget

Ex-lawyer Noah has never forgotten his first love. When, years later, he hears that she’s suspected of murder, he knows with certainty that she’s innocent. With April on life-support and the evidence pointing towards her guilt, he’s compelled to help her. But he’s also unprepared as he’s forced to confront what happened between them all those years ago.

A secret she would never reveal

April Moon had loved Noah. She never wanted to hurt him. But there was something – and someone – dark in her life which made happiness together impossible.

A family she could never forgive

Ella is a troubled teenager with her own secrets to tell. But no one will listen. What Ella knows holds the key to finding the killer. But as Noah, April and Ella’s stories converge, shocking revelations come to the surface. The truth is obvious. Or so everyone believes . .

My Thoughts:

I have read Debbie Howells first book ‘The Bones of You’ and really enjoyed it so I was really looking forward to her second book. The story grabbed me from  the start and the whole way through the book I felt gripped, I managed to read it within a day and a half. I didn’t find it as fast paced as Debbie’s first book but I think it was very well plotted and had some really good descriptions. I couldn’t of guessed what was going to happen which is a must for me and there are twists and turns that will leave you saying oh my god!

If you would like to purchase this book, please click on the link below:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Beauty-End-Debbie-Howells

One Hot Summer By Kat French

One Hot Summer By Kat French

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This title will be released on June 2, 2016.

Being married to a celebrity isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, especially when that celebrity has a very public affair with his co-star…

Alice McBride is determined that the one thing she won’t lose in her marriage breakup is Borne Manor, her beloved home, but she gets more than she bargained for when she rents it out for the summer and a sexy cowboy comes to stay.

Country music star Robinson Duff has had his own share of heartbreak and needs somewhere quiet to hide out for the summer. Neither Alice nor Robinson are in any position for romance; the timing is terrible and they’re both rebounding like out of control frisbees.

Can a holiday romance help mend their broken hearts. Or will it just make things even worse when the long hot summer comes to its inevitable end?

My Thoughts:

I want to say a big thank you to the team at Avon for sending me an advanced copy of this book, as well as that they sent me a lovely note to wish me a speedy recovery from a recent operation I have had. It was a lovely thought so thank you. I really enjoyed this book. It was a nice easy read with a very hot cowboy. I loved how the scene was set in a big country house called Borne Manor, I would love to live somewhere like that. There is lots of naughtiness in this book but it is done well. The ending did not disappoint either. A few chuckle moments in a very enjoyable read.

If you would like to pre-order your copy of this book, please click on the link below:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/One-Hot-Summer-laugh-out-loud-story

The Farm at the Edge of the World By Sarah Vaughan

The Farm at the Edge of the World By Sarah Vaughan

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This title will be released on June 30, 2016.

1939, and Will and Alice are evacuated to a granite farm in north Cornwall, perched on a windswept cliff. There they meet the farmer’s daughter, Maggie, and against fields of shimmering barley and a sky that stretches forever, enjoy a childhood largely protected from the ravages of war.

But in the sweltering summer of 1943 something happens that will have tragic consequences. A small lie escalates. Over 70 years on Alice is determined to atone for her behaviour – but has she left it too late?

2014, and Maggie’s granddaughter Lucy flees to the childhood home she couldn’t wait to leave thirteen years earlier, marriage over; career apparently ended thanks to one terrible mistake. Can she rebuild herself and the family farm? And can she help her grandmother, plagued by a secret, to find some lasting peace?

My Thoughts:

I feel very grateful to Sarah for sending me an advanced copy of her new book. After reading Sarah’s previous book the art of baking blind, I couldn’t wait to see what was in store for her next book. I couldn’t wait to get stuck in and I literally enjoyed every single minute that I was reading this book. I loved the story and the fact that it is set on a farm well that is my ideal setting. I am a big fan of animals and I use to work on a farm so the story brought back all my memories which was nice. The story goes from past to present which sometimes can become confusing but I didn’t find it at all. I enjoyed reading about 1943 and the way certain things were. An emotional story but you will be able to see light at the end of the tunnel. This is a book you do not want to miss out on reading.

If you would like to pre order this book, please click on the link below:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Farm-at-Edge-World

Secrets of the Pomegranate by Barbara Lamplugh

Secrets of the Pomegranate by Barbara Lamplugh

Secrets are dangerous; lies can rebound. And when discovery 
threatens to overturn your whole life…

“The author’s love for and familiarity with Granada and life in Spain shine through on every page” – Jill Foulston, author of ‘La Vita E’ Bella’

Passionate, free-spirited Deborah has finally found peace and 
a fulfilling relationship in her adopted city of Granada – but when 
she is seriously injured in the Madrid train bombings of 2004, it is 
her sister Alice who is forced to face the consequences of a deception they have maintained for ten years.

At Deborah’s home in Granada, Alice waits, ever more fearful. Will her sister live or die? And how long should she stay when each day brings the risk of what she most dreads, a confrontation with Deborah’s Moroccan ex-lover, Hassan? At stake is all she holds dear…

My Thoughts:

Can I just say how beautiful and intriguing the cover of this book is. This is Barbara’s first published novel which is set in Granada. The story is very well written, and well thought out, I couldn’t put it down. It was very well paced but with enough anticipation to keep you hooked. The characters were interesting and I loved all the descriptions about Grenada I just wish I was there reading this book it would be spectacular. I really enjoyed the story.

If you would like to purchase this book, please click on the link below:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Secrets-Pomegranate-Barbara-Lamplugh-ebook

I Miss Mummy By Cathy Glass

I Miss Mummy By Cathy Glass

 

Alice, aged four, is snatched by her mother the day she is due to arrive at Cathy’s house. Drug-dependent and mentally ill, but desperate to keep hold of her daughter, Alice’s mother snatches her from her parents’ house and disappears.

Cathy spends three anxious days worrying about her whereabouts before Alice is found safe, but traumatised. Alice is like a little doll, so young and vulnerable, and she immediately finds her place in the heart of Cathy’s family. She talks openly about her mummy, who she dearly loves, and how happy she was living with her maternal grandparents before she was put into care. Alice has clearly been very well looked after and Cathy can’t understand why she couldn’t stay with her grandparents.

It emerges that Alice’s grandparents are considered too old (they are in their early sixties) and that the plan is that Alice will stay with Cathy for a month before moving to live with her father and his new wife. The grandparents are distraught – Alice has never known her father, and her grandparents claim he is a violent drug dealer.

Desperate to help Alice find the happy home she deserves, Cathy’s parenting skills are tested in many new ways. Finally questions are asked about Alice’s father suitability, and his true colours begin to emerge.

My Thoughts:

I was given this book by a good friend of mine, having never read any books by this author. Cathy Glass is an inspiration and she does write in the most amazing and dictating way. Poor little Alice does go through so much at the tender age of four. Such a lovely lady is Cathy, what a wonderful thing to do being a foster carer. Lovely written ending. Will be reading more of Cathy Glass’s books.

If you would like to purchase this book, please click on the link below:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Miss-Mummy-story-frightened-desperate

If you would like to read more about the other books Cathy Glass has written, please click on the link below:

http://www.cathyglass.co.uk/