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

 

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Tall Oaks By Chris Whitaker

Tall Oaks By Chris Whitaker

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When three-year-old Harry goes missing, the whole of America turns its attention to one small town.

Everyone is eager to help. Everyone is a suspect.

Desperate mother Jess, whose grief is driving her to extreme measures.

Newcomer Jared, with an easy charm and a string of broken hearts in his wake.

Photographer Jerry, who’s determined to break away from his controlling mother once and for all.

And, investigating them all, a police chief with a hidden obsession of his own . . .

My Thoughts:

I received a copy of this book for an honest review. This is a debut novel by the author Chris Whitaker.It is about a little boy called Harry that goes missing from a small town and who could be guilty. There are quite a few people’s stories in this book that are either affected by it or connected to it. I liked the storyline as it kept me hooked. I did unfortunately guess who had taken him from early on in the book which kind of ruined it for me. I did however finish it and it did make a good story. I would like to read more by Chris Whitaker.

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

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tall-Oaks-gripping-small-wrong/

Sweet Temptation By Lucy Diamond

Sweet Temptation By Lucy Diamond

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Maddie’s getting it from all sides. Her bitchy new boss at the radio station humiliates her live on air about her figure, her glamour-puss mum keeps dropping not-so-subtle hints that Maddie should lose weight and her kids are embarrassed to be seen with her after the disastrous Mums’ race at their school sports day. Something’s got to change . . .

Maddie joins the local weight-watching group expecting more humiliation but instead finds two unlikely allies – bitter divorcee Lauren who, despite running a dating agency, has signed off romance for ever and shy Jess, the beautician, who’s desperate to fit into a size ten wedding dress for her Big Day.

My Thoughts:

I love all of Lucy Diamond’s books especially this one. I really felt for Maddie in the story I could see where she was coming from but I could understand that she wants to change.  The fact she has two new friends to help her along the way is so lovely. I absolutely loved this book.

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

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sweet-Temptation-Lucy-Diamond

The Day I Lost You By Fionnuala Kearney

The Day I Lost You By Fionnuala Kearney

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This title will be released on September 22, 2016.

THE DAY I LOST YOU WAS THE DAY I DISCOVERED I NEVER REALLY KNEW YOU

When Jess’s daughter, Anna, is reported lost in an avalanche, everything changes.

Jess’s first instinct is to protect Rose, Anna’s five-year-old daughter. But then she starts to uncover Anna’s other life – unearthing a secret that alters their whole world irrevocably . . .

THE DAY I LOST YOU WAS THE DAY YOU TORE OUR FAMILY APART.

My Thoughts:

Wow! what a page turner, I started to think as I was getting into this book that I knew what was coming and then bam!! something else happens instead that I least expected. The story is an emotional roller coaster where each chapter is spoken from Jess’ s side or Theo the local doctor’s side but also added to that is the blog that Jess’s daughter Anna wrote before she died. I wont tell you anymore as I don’t want to spoil it. I didn’t want to get off this roller coaster as I felt so involved with the characters. This is one book I will remember for a long time. Thank you to lovereading for sending me an advanced copy of this book.

If you would like to have a look at lovereading’s website, please click on the link below:

http://www.lovereading.co.uk/

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

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Day-I-Lost-You/

Summer Moved On By Jo Lambert

Summer Moved On By Jo Lambert

After a long-buried secret tears her family apart, Jess Hayden moves to the South Devon village of Lynbrook to live with her uncle. Rufus owns the village pub, The Black Bull, and having visited before, Jess knows the villagers well…especially one of them.

Talún Hansen has a reputation, making him the kind of man no decent girl should get involved with. Jess, however, has been under his spell from the moment they first met. Although they always seem to bring out the worst in each other, there is no denying the attraction that simmers between them – an attraction Jess knows she needs to keep under control after repeated warnings from her uncle.

As she settles into village life she begins to learn more about this wild, dark-haired gypsy with the compelling eyes, and realises their lives hold many similarities. Despite her uncle’s warnings, she begins to spend time with him. For Jess, the coming summer holds passion; for Talún the hope that he has at last found someone who truly cares for him.

But as autumn approaches, a dark shadow from Jess’s past returns, bringing far-reaching and unwanted changes for both of them.

My Thoughts:

I loved this story so much, for me it had everything you could want from a brilliantly written story. I loved all the characters, especially Jess as I could see myself in her a little bit. There is really good descriptions in this story which made it come to life more. This is a story with lots of emotions and dark secrets, it is truly captivating.

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

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Summer-Moved-Jo-Lambert-ebook

Walking in the Rain: Drumbeats book 2 By Julia Ibbotson

Walking in the Rain: Drumbeats book 2 By Julia Ibbotson

 

 

Jess happily marries the love of her life She wants to feel safe, secure and loved. But gradually it becomes clear that her beloved husband is not the man she thought him to be. She survived civil war and injury in Africa, but can she now survive the biggest challenge of her life?

 

My Thoughts:

This is the second novel in the Drumbeats trilogy, I would thoroughly recommend Drumbeats which is the first novel. This book was just as good. I really look forward to the last book. This book is all about Jess who marries her man and gradually finds out he is not all he is cracked up to be. Julia writes with a lot of description which I really like. The little details Julia gives with her writing are good too. Very enjoyable story.

If you would like to purchase Julia’s book, please click on the link below:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Walking-Rain-worst-nightmare-Drumbeats-ebook

Drumbeats By Julia Ibbotson

Drumbeats By Julia Ibbotson

Drumbeats is the first novel in a trilogy and follows 18 year old English student Jess through her gap year in West Africa. It’s a rite of passage novel set in the mid- 1960s when Jess flees her stifling home background for freedom to become a volunteer teacher and nurse in the Ghanaian bush. Apprehensively, she leaves her first real romantic love behind in the UK, but will she be able to sustain the bond while she is away? With the idealism of youth, she hopes to find out who she really is, and do some good in the world, but little does she realize what, in reality, she will find that year: joys, horrors, tragedy. She must find her way on her own and learn what fate has in store for her, as she becomes embroiled in the poverty and turmoil of a small war-torn African nation under a controversial dictatorship. Jess must face the dangers of both civil war and unexpected romance. Can she escape her past or will it always haunt her?

My Thoughts:

 The cover just stood out for me as it is so vibrant and made me feel happy. I found myself warming to the characters straight away and I found myself really liking Jess, as she goes on her journey about becoming her own person. I think Julia has written about the political events superbly, I don’t know if she has been over there before but everything about Ghana was described really well. The story ended on a cliffhanger which left me disappointed but I know that the sequel is out next year so I am happy. Truly heart warming story and one that will stay in my mind.