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

On a Beautiful Day By Lucy Diamond

On a Beautiful Day By Lucy Diamond

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It’s a beautiful day in Manchester and four friends are meeting for a birthday lunch. But then they witness a shocking accident just metres away which acts as a catalyst for each of them.

For Laura, it’s a wake-up call to heed the ticking of her biological clock. Sensible Jo finds herself throwing caution to the wind in a new relationship. Eve, who has been trying to ignore the worrying lump in her breast, feels helpless and out of control. And happy-go-lucky India is drawn to one of the victims of the accident, causing long-buried secrets to rise to the surface.

This is a novel about the startling and unexpected turns life can take. It’s about luck – good and bad – and about finding bravery and resilience when your world is in turmoil. Above all, it’s about friendship, togetherness and hope.

My Thoughts:

This is a book full of emotion and it really makes you think what you are grateful for. The story is about four very brave ladies who all going through real life situations. Two of the women really struck a chord with me as I have been through something similar but not exactly the same and I really felt for Eve as you don’t really think about health scares until you or someone you know has one then it comes flooding back to you. It is an emotional read but one that you just realise how close your friends and family can be.

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

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Beautiful-Day-Lucy-Diamond-ebook

hardcover

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Beautiful-Day-Lucy-Diamond

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Beautiful-Day-Lucy-Diamond

The House of New Beginnings By Lucy Diamond

The House of New Beginnings By Lucy Diamond

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Number 11, Dukes Square, looks just like the other houses on the Brighton seafront: a Regency terrace with elegant sash windows, a winding staircase, and post piled up in the hall for its tenants. It might be part of the city’s history, but it’s also a place of brand new beginnings.

Georgie has followed her childhood sweetheart to Brighton but is determined to carve out a career for herself in journalism. Throwing herself into the city’s delights is fun and exciting, but before she knows it, she’s sliding into all kinds of trouble . . .

Charlotte’s in the city for a new start, hoping to keep her head down and somehow get over the heartbreaking loss she’s suffered in the past. But Margot, the stylish old lady on the top floor, has other ideas. Like it or not, Charlotte must confront the outside world, and the possibilities it still holds.

A terrible revelation sent Rosa running from London to start again as a sous chef. The work is gruelling and thankless but it’s a distraction at least . . . until she comes up against the stroppy teenager next door who challenges her on her lifestyle choices. What if Rosa’s passion for food could lead her to more interesting places?

As the three tenants find each other, it’s as if a whole new chapter of their lives has begun.

My Thoughts:

I am a big fan of Lucy Diamond’s books and they always seem to put a smile on my face. I love the fact it was set in Brighton as I go there quite alot and there are parts in the book where I know like the lanes. I got really wrapped up with all the residents of the flats lives and kind of felt as though I was one of them too. One of the things with Lucy Diamond’s books are I can always find someone I can relate too and I found this with this book too. A book you just wont want to put down.

Get your copy here:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/House-New-Beginnings-Lucy-Diamond

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

I have been chosen as a World Book Night Giver

I have been chosen as a World Book Night Giver

Hi everyone,

It is World Book Night today 23 rd April and I have been lucky enough to be chosen as a giver. It means I get to give out 16 copies of a book ( I chose A baby at the beach cafe by Lucy Diamond) and you are suppose to give them to people who don’t regularly read for pleasure or own books.

I gave some to colleagues at work and colleagues at my fiancée’s work but I did hold some back to give to people I know who would love the book and who do regularly read. Here is the book I gave away:

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I feel extremely lucky to have been chosen and I hope everyone I have given a book too thoroughly enjoys it.

Keep your eyes peeled for my review on this fabulous book 🙂

The Secrets Of Happiness By Lucy Diamond

The Secrets Of Happiness By Lucy Diamond

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The best things in life . . . can be just around the corner

Rachel and Becca aren’t real sisters, or so they say. They are stepsisters, living far apart, with little in common. Rachel is the successful one: happily married with three children and a big house, plus an impressive career. Artistic Becca, meanwhile, lurches from one dead-end job to another, shares a titchy flat, and has given up on love.

The two of them have lost touch, but when Rachel doesn’t come home one night, Becca is called in to help.
Once there, she quickly realizes that her stepsister’s life is not so perfect after all: Rachel’s handsome husband
has moved out, her children are rebelling, and her glamorous career has taken a nosedive. Worst of all,
nobody seems to have a clue where she might be.

As Becca begins to untangle Rachel’s secrets, she is forced to confront some uncomfortable truths about
her own life, and the future seems uncertain.

But sometimes happiness can be found in the most unexpected places . .

My Thoughts:

I decided to treat myself to this book as I am a big fan of Lucy Diamond’s books and I wanted to add it to my collection of her books. Being hardback it is quite a heavy book but that did not stop me, I managed to read it three days. I love the way Lucy writes, there are personal issues in the book but Lucy has dealt with them very sensitively. Any Lucy Diamond book always puts a smile on my face and this one did too. All the characters are fantastic, I loved reading about the children especially Luke as he seems like a cheeky one. If you want a feel good book this year, I would recommend this one.

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

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1447299094/

For more Lucy Diamond books, please click on the link below:

http://www.lucydiamond.co.uk/

Summer with my Sister By lucy Diamond

Summer with my Sister By lucy Diamond

Polly has always been the high-flier of the family, with the glamorous city lifestyle to match.
Clare is a single mum with two children, struggling to make ends meet in a ramshackle cottage. The two sisters are poles apart and barely on speaking terms.
But then Polly’s fortunes change unexpectedly and her world comes crashing down. Left penniless and with nowhere else to go, she’s forced back to the village where she and Clare grew up, and the sisters find themselves living together for the first time in years. With an old flame reappearing for Polly, a blossoming new career for Clare and a long-buried family secret in the mix, sparks are sure to fly. Unless the two women have more in common than they first thought?

My Thoughts:

You can’t go wrong with a book that has been written by Lucy Diamond, her books are just utterly fantastic. The cover looks so inviting and gorgeous it just made me want to dive straight in. I really liked the plot for this story as always you feel like you can warm to the characters as they all have real life problems. I loved Polly and Clare’s mum and dad they reminded me of mine which was nice. I loved the idea of Clare setting up her own business I felt really nervous for her but she came up trumps in the end. Such a lovely story with a lovely outcome.

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

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Summer-my-Sister-Lucy-Diamond