The Memories of Us By Vanessa Carnevale

The Memories of Us By Vanessa Carnevale



This title will be released on July 12, 2018.

One moment can change your life

When Gracie Ashcroft wakes after a crash with severe amnesia, she must choose whether to live a life through other people’s memories or to start a new life all her own.

Discovering her late mother left her an old flower farm, Gracie leaves her fiancé, best friend and the home full of forgotten memories behind, hoping to learn who she is now.

Torn between wishing she could remember and afraid of losing what she now has, Gracie starts to wonder: if you had your time over, would you live the same life twice?

My Thoughts:

Reading the blurb of this book I was interested to see how this book would pan out and I when I finished it I was surprised by the ending, it was a really good read where it makes you think about if you had a second chance would you live you live the same. I really felt for Gracie and found myself hoping for the best for her. I love gardening and planting and it was really interesting reading about Summerhill, I could almost smell those wonderful flowers. I did pick up some tips along the way too. A perfect holiday read.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review. I also received a beautifully made wooden book box with some lavender oil, lavender bath bomb and some seeds. Thanks to Sabah Khan at Harper Collins for sending them to me.

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The Beachside Flower Stall By Karen Clarke

The Beachside Flower Stall By Karen Clarke

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Carrie Dashwood fled Dorset ten years ago when her best friend Megan stole her love, local heart-throb Tom. Now she’s back to help run her aunt Ruby’s flower stall in idyllic Shipley.

Trying to persuade herself that her feelings for Tom are in the past, Carrie plans to avoid him and Megan completely. But it’s not to be, because Ruby’s Blooms are arranging the flowers for Megan and Tom’s wedding.

Soon Carrie’s crawling under the stall to hide and accidentally inventing an imaginary boyfriend… But with the stall’s finances in jeopardy and Ruby needing her niece more than ever, Carrie has to keep her emotions in check.

With bouquets to arrange, family secrets to uncover, and Tom unavoidably a part of her life again, can Carrie keep her cool, save the stall, and find her very own happy ever after?

My Thoughts:

I was happy to receive an advanced reading copy of this book as I really had enjoyed Karen’s previous novel The Beachside Sweet shop. The cover looks so pretty and inviting and I couldn’t wait to get stuck in. I loved the story and I liked it that it kept on referring back to the sweet shop as the flower stall is in the same town square as the sweet shop. I love the fact that it is a romantic comedy as you certainly get the romance and there is quite a few laughs to be had reading this book. I particularly found myself warming to Carrie as she reminded me a bit of myself in certain ways. I cannot wait for the next book, I am sure it is going to be as good as this one.

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The Little Flower Shop by the Sea By Ali Mc Namara

The Little Flower Shop by the Sea By Ali Mc Namara

This title will be released on July 30, 2015.

The blossom is out in the little Cornish harbour town of St Felix

But Poppy Carmichael’s spirits aren’t lifted by the pretty West Country spring. Inheriting her grandmother’s flower shop has forced her to return to Cornwall, a place that holds too many memories.

Poppy is determined to do her best for the sake of her adored grandmother, but she struggles with the responsibility of the more-shabby-than-chic shop. And with the added complication of Jake, the gruff but gorgeous local flower grower, Poppy is very tempted to run away…

The pretty little town has a few surprises in store for Poppy. With new friends to help her and romance blooming, it’s time for Poppy to open her heart to St Felix and to the special magic of a little flower shop by the sea!

My Thoughts:

I haven’t read many of Ali’s books before but this one was a nice easy read perfect to take on holiday. The story was a nice little one maybe predictable but all the same very enjoyable. I liked reading about what all the different flowers mean it was very interesting. I thought Poppy the main character seemed lovely and I think her and Jake suited each other very well. It would be nice to have a follow up to see what happens in the future. The story is set in Cornwall which is just a lovely place, an enjoyable read.

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