The universe has always worked quite well, thank you very much. However, things can go wrong. Can’t be helped. Anyway, it was only a small glitch. No one even noticed until that woman, Kate Coster, heard her soul speak. Kate had a happy life. She lived on her own, had a job she loved, and hung out with a small circle of friends. She had no idea that something was missing, or rather, someone. The universe knew exactly who was missing. It knew all about Kate Coster’s soulmate, from the past to the present day. Kate was about to get the shock of her life.
This is the story of Kate who is a romance author and she believes she is going crazy as she can hear voices in her head that is her soul talking to her. She decides to give her soul a name and that name is Ivy, it is at that moment that Kate begins to learn lots of things she never knew before now. I liked Kate a lot, I felt as though she is a really good friend and very caring, I think she is instantly likeable, she has been stung in the past by relationships and has just got used to being on her own. I am sure people can relate to this, when Kate does find her soulmate it made my heart warm, such a sweet romance and a very enjoyable read.
I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.
Fall in love on Rockwell Island… Sink your toes into the sandy beaches at the heart of Cape Cod Bay, where family comes first, good friends are around every corner, and true love is waiting beneath the stars.
Trent Rockwell has it all—a thriving legal practice, coownership of the Rockwell Resort, and a big, loving family. And yet his failed marriage to Reese Nicholson has haunted him for ten long years. Now that he has moved back to Cape Cod Bay to help run his family’s resort, he is surrounded by memories of Reese…and he can’t stop longing for the woman he’d always believed was his one true love.
At nineteen, artist Reese Nicholson was swept off her feet by the handsome, charming, and incredibly sensual Trent Rockwell. After a whirlwind courtship, they married and moved to New York City, where they hoped all of their personal and professional dreams would come true. But six months later, Reese returned to Rockwell Island brokenhearted and disillusioned.
For a decade, Trent and Reese carefully kept their distance. But all it takes is one accidental late-night encounter to immediately stir the desires they have both tried to bury deep. Powerless to resist the heat between them, every passionate kiss, loving caress, and heartfelt apology draws them closer together. So close that they can’t help but wonder if the promises they once made to love each other forever are still true…
After reading the first book in the Love on Rockwell Island series, I was so looking forward to catching up with the characters and to see what was going to happen next. It was brilliant, in this story we get to find out about the characters Trent and Reese’s love story I loved it so much as it is so heart warming and managed to read it in a day it was that good. I think the cover looks very really great and I just wanted to dive in.
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Do not miss me, because I will always be with you…I am the air, the moon, the stars. For we are all made of stars, my beloved… Wherever you look, I will be there.
Stella Carey exists in a world of night. Married to a soldier who has returned from Afghanistan injured in body and mind, she leaves the house every evening as Vincent locks himself away, along with the secrets he brought home from the war.
During her nursing shifts, Stella writes letters for her patients to their loved ones – some full of humour, love and practical advice, others steeped in regret or pain – and promises to post these messages after their deaths.
Until one night Stella writes the letter that could give her patient one last chance at redemption, if she delivers it in time…
I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy of this book, so I was really pleased as Rowan is one of my favourite authors. The storyline to this book is a sad one but it makes you appreciate life. It is an emotional book, so I did find myself crying in a few parts, I felt myself drawn to all the characters, they all have a big part in this book and I felt myself drawn to them all. I really liked the way the letters were brought into this story, I think it is such a lovely thing to do. This book has been researched extremely well, I think this book will remind me that I should appreciate my life and what I have as there are people out there that are less fortunate. Such an inspirational book.
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Lanyon Tremayne is the outcast of his small Cornish village of St. Agnes. Susceptible to fits of temper and with a chequered past behind him, he could even be described as an ogre. But nobody knows the painful secret he hides. Olivia Harding has learnt a thing or two about ogres. She’s a professor from Tennessee, specialising in Celtic mythology and has come to St. Agnes to research the legend of a Cornish giant – and to lay rest a couple of painful secrets of her own.
But when Olivia meets the ruggedly handsome Lanyon, her trip to Cornwall looks set to become even more interesting. Will she get through to the man beneath the bad – tempered facade, or is Lanyon fated to be the ‘ogre’of St. Agnes forever?
I hadn’t read any of Angela’s books before but I have to say she doesn’t disappoint so will be looking out for her other books. I love the fact it was set in Cornwall, as I love the place. I found Olivia very interesting and loved Lanyon, I am glad Olivia helps to bring him back to life. I think Angela writes brilliantly and the way she describes Cornwall is beautiful, makes me want to go there. I managed to read this book in a couple of days and will definitely be recommending it.
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?
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.
When 29-year-old Flora Robson reversed her car into Tom’s Audi she had no idea who he was. Only after she started to fall in love with him does she discover the gorgeous blue-eyed Tom is the man who is trying to close down her hairdressing business. It seems that Tom will stop at nothing to get what he wants, but Flora is not giving in to anyone.
Can she win the battle against her multimillionaire enemy or will her feelings for him get in the way? Follow Flora’s hilarious journey of love, hot chocolate and marshmallows, and the man who changes everything.
This book is a feel good book. I haven’t read a really funny book like this for ages, and it was really refreshing.The characters were wonderful, I fell in love with Flora straight away and as for Tom well even though he is the baddie I think all women would admire him but maybe from a distance. I must admit I couldn’t put this book down as I knew with every page that something would make me laugh out loud. Fantastic easy read and Lynda has written it well, will be looking out for more of Lynda Renham’s books.
Emily Case is a lonely woman. No family, few friends, job she hates and is single. Life is one long struggle for her. Then one morning she wakes up two hundred years in the past and her whole world is turned upside down, as she is faced with a new era she knows nothing about. However she soon becomes attached to her new lifestyle and the people in it.
On meeting William Chester, owner of the Westfield estate, Emily quickly falls for him, and believes he feels the same, until she is threatened by a rival of his affections. But when she realises this life is all she’s ever wanted she is torn away from it and back to her life two hundred years into the future.
Not willing to accept the twenty-first-century is where her destiny lies she endeavours to seek out the truth of the life she led in the nineteenth-century.
What will she discover on her journey? Was it reality or all just a dream?
This was a great read from a new author. I loved the plot it was very interesting and captivating. The history side to it was fantastic as Michelle has obviously researched it very well as everything was spot on. I felt I knew the characters my favourite was Sarah as she reminded me of a friend I have. I wasn’t too keen on Catherine though as she was very snobby at some points in the book. This book really came alive for me and I felt like I was there in the book with all the characters around me. I loved this book will definitely be recommending it and look forward to Michelle’s next book.
Widower, Dr David Adams, has recently moved to the village – where no one knows him, ergo there’s no fuel for neighbourhood gossip – to start afresh with his ten year old son, if only he can get to a place where his son wants to speak to him. Angry and withdrawn, Jake blames his dad for the death of his mother, and David doesn’t know how to reach him. Andrea Kelly has too many balls in the air. With three children and a “nuts” mother to care for, her fiancé can’t fathom why she wants to throw something else in the mix and change her career. Surely she already has too much on her plate? Because her plates are skew-whiff and her balls are dropping all over the place, Andrea points out. She needs to make changes. Still her fiancé, who has a hidden agenda, is dead-set against it. When Andrea ‘s house burns mysteriously to the ground and Andrea and her entourage are forced to move in with the enigmatic Dr Adams, however, the village drums soon start beating, fuel aplenty when it turns out someone does know him – the woman carrying his baby.
My Thoughts: This is the second Sheryl Browne book that I have now read, and I will definitely be reading more. Sheryl writes with light heartedness but with a serious perspective. The events that go on throughout the book and the characters are believable. I absolutely love David Adams with his kind and caring ways. Sheryl Browne makes you feel with the characters that you know them already and you feel what they are going through. I managed to read this book in a day and a half, I was so gripped about what was going to happen next. I will certainly be reading more of Sheryl Browne’s books and recommending them to my friends.
Secrets, rivalry, sunshine – Welcome to Mariscombe …
When the run-down Rocks Hotel comes up for auction in Mariscombe, Lisa and her boyfriend George, make a successful bid to escape and live the dream. But their dream quickly becomes a nightmare. Their arch-rival Bruno Thorne, owner of the Mariscombe Hotel, seems intent on sabotage. Meanwhile, local chambermaid Molly is harbouring a secret that will blow the whole village apart. Then an unexpected visitor tuens up on the doorstep. It seems everyone is Mariscombe is sailing a little too close to the rocks….
This book was fantastic from start to finish. This book is a must summer read as it keeps you interested. I love the cover on this book and the blurb on the back made me want to read it straight away. There was quite a few characters in this book but it’s easy to keep up with. Definitely a page turner i managed to read it within a couple of days. I love Veronica Henry’s books they always manage to make me smile and shed a few tears.
In the idyllic seaside town of St Carys in Cornwall, Sophie is working as a photographer and putting the past firmly behind her. When Josh Strachan moves back to St Carys to run the family hotel, he can’t understand why Sophie has zero interest in letting any man into her life. He also can’t understand how he’s been duped into employing Sophie’s impulsive friend Tula, whose crush on him is decidedly unrequited.
St Carys has more than its fair share of characters, including the charming but utterly feckless surfer Riley
Bryant, who has a massive crush on Tula. Riley’s aunt is superstar author Marguerite Marshall. And Marguerite has designs on Josh’s grandfather…. who in turn still adores his glamorous ex-wife, Dot… Just how many secrets can one seaside town hold ? Love has the ability to change people, sometimes for ever. And the consequences are impossible to predict.
I love Jill Mansell’s books, she is one of the authors i will actually buy. The characters always seem well drawn like you know them or could be friends with them. There are quite a few ups and downs in this book and a twist i did’t see coming, this story is definitely not a light read it covers deeper issues, but these are dealt sympathetically and made to feel like an integral part of the story. There are quite a few characters in the story but i came to love them all. Looking forward to Jill Mansell’s next book.