An Almost Perfect Holiday By Lucy Diamond

An Almost Perfect Holiday By Lucy Diamond

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The holidays are here, and down in Cornwall Lorna’s cottages are fully booked. The sun loungers are lined up beside the swimming pool, the sky is blue and a new set of arrivals are on their way . . .

Em’s planned the perfect break with her teenagers plus her new boyfriend, George . . . but now his difficult six-year-old is coming too. Will their romance survive the realities of parenthood?

Maggie’s hoping a seaside holiday will bring her and her daughter closer together, but when her ex makes a surprise reappearance, it changes everything. Can she trust the man who broke her heart?

Olivia has escaped the domestic grind, only for the past to catch up with her. Maybe the time has come to confess all – if she can find the courage . . .

Meanwhile, the teenagers are running wild and love is in the air. With friendship, heartache and secrets in the mix, will this holiday turn out to be a scorcher – or simply too hot to handle?

My Thoughts:

I fell in love with this book straight away, there is just something about Lucy Diamonds books that are like pure escapism. The book is centred around three families who all have their ups and downs. We see how they get to know each other when times are tough. The book deals with relatable issues with a sensitivity which Lucy has got spot on. I am now eagerly awaiting her next book.

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

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Almost-Perfect-Holiday-Lucy-Diamond-ebook/

hardcover

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Almost-Perfect-Holiday-Lucy-Diamond

The Last Thing She Told Me By Linda Green

The Last Thing She Told Me By Linda Green

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Even the deepest buried secrets can find their way to the surface…

Moments before she dies, Nicola’s grandmother Betty whispers to her that there are babies at the bottom of the garden.

Nicola’s mother claims she was talking nonsense. However, when Nicola’s daughter finds a bone while playing in Betty’s garden, it’s clear that something sinister has taken place.

But will unearthing painful family secrets end up tearing Nicola’s family apart?

My Thoughts:

Linda Green has done it again with this emotional rollercoaster of a book. This is such a moving story involving Nicola looking after her grandmother Betty. It shows how a family can be ripped apart by a devastating admission one that happened a long time ago in the past. Even though it is a sad story it is a very descriptive story which makes the reader take it in.

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

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Last-Thing-She-Told-Bestselling-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Last-Thing-She-Told-Bestselling/

You, Me, Everything By Catherine Issac

You, Me, Everything By Catherine Issac

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Jess and her ten-year-old son William set off to spend the summer at Château de Roussignol, deep in the rich, sunlit hills of the Dordogne. There, Jess’s ex-boyfriend and William’s father, Adam, runs a beautiful hotel in a restored castle.

Jess is bowled over by what Adam has accomplished, but she’s in France for a much more urgent reason: to make Adam connect with his own son. Jess can’t allow Adam to let their son down because she is tormented by a secret of her own, one that nobody – especially William – must discover.

By turns life-affirming, heart-wrenching and joyful, You Me Everything is a novel about one woman’s fierce determination to grab hold of the family she has and never let go, and a romantic story as heady as a crisp Sancerre on a summer day.

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

My Thoughts:

This is going to be a big Summer hit. It has everything you could want to make it perfect, great characters, a bit of a tear jerker and the beautiful descriptive writing so much so you can feel the warmth of the French sun on your back. It is such a special book and I think I will cherish it forever. I think what I learnt from it is that we will definitely go to the ends of earth to help the ones we love. I read it in a few days and now I want to read it again.

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/You-Me-Everything-Catherine-Isaac-ebook

Hardback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/You-Me-Everything-Catherine-Isaac

 

Letting You Go By Anouska Knight

Letting You Go By Anouska Knight

What if a tragedy occurred and you only had yourself to blame? How do you move on from the past?

Alex Foster lives a quiet life, avoiding the home she hasn’t visited in eight years. Then her sister Jaime calls. Their mother is sick, and Alex must return. Suddenly she’s plunged back into the past she’s been trying to escape.

Returning to her hometown, memories of the tragic accident that has haunted her and her family are impossible to ignore. Alex still blames herself for what happened to her brother and it’s soon clear that her father holds her responsible too. As Alex struggles to cope, can she ever escape the ghosts of the past?

My Thoughts:

I was lucky enough to get a signed copy of this book by Anouska Knight. I will certainly be keeping my eye out in the future for books by her as this one was so powerful, I was hooked. This is a story about a family, an unfortunate accident which has devastating consequences happen and you see how all the family learn to cope and live with it and themselves. The characters were very well drawn and believable, I just got so sucked into their world that I did not want to stop reading. Superbly written by a very lovely author.

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

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Letting-You-Go-Anouska-Knight

 

Follow Me Follow You By Laura E James

Follow Me Follow You By Laura E James

You save me and I’ll save you.

Victoria Noble has pulled the plug on romance. As director of the number one social networking site, EweSpeak, and single mother to four-year-old Seth, she wrestles with the work-life balance. Enter Chris Frampton, Hollywood action hero and Victoria’s first love. His return from LA has sparked a powder keg of media attention, and with secrets threatening to fuel the fire, he’s desperate to escape. But finding a way forward is never simple. Although his connection with Victoria has lasted the test of time, has he been adrift too long to know how to move on? with the risk of them breaking, will either follow their heart?

My Thoughts:

This book is all about relationships, love and families. It digs deep into the minds and hearts of all the characters in this book. The sub-plots that are brilliantly woven into this story are brilliantly written and I found them very moving. The idea of EweSpeak and the Bleats had me in stitches, what a fantastic idea. Very interesting story one i would definitely recommend.