By The Next Pause By G. Barton-Sinkia

By The Next Pause By G. Barton-Sinkia

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This title will be released on June 20, 2018. 

At seventeen, Pam Allen escapes Jamaica, leaving her infant daughter Simone behind. Years later, after the death of her aunt, Pam is forced to take in the daughter she never wanted.

They live in a run-down apartment complex in North York next to Mike O’Shea – a racist, loudmouth high school dropout who has recently separated from his wife and finds himself raising his eight-year-old son, Nolan, alone.

The two parents try to coexist in a world where they are drowning as single parents until they reluctantly join forces to raise their young children together. When a life-altering mistake forces their children on diverging, tumultuous paths, the make-shift family struggles to find their way back to each other before their whole world crumbles for good.

My Thoughts:

I just want to say please do not be put of by the size of this book it is a big book but the story that unfolds in between these pages are utterly riveting. I couldn’t believe that this is a debut novel as the writing is very descriptive and very well thought out. I loved getting involved in Simone’s life from when she is young to her adult life, it makes for a emotional read. I think what I learnt from this book is that you have to follow your dreams, don’t hold back on what would bring you happiness as you never know what is around the corner. I liked the twist at the end. I didn’t want this book to end but I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Simone’s life. I want to read more of this author.

Thank you to G.Barton-Sinkia for sending me this book.

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Fairy Tale in New York By Nicky Wells

Fairy Tale in New York By Nicky Wells




New York. A restaurant near Park Avenue. It’s early evening, and dusk is falling. So is the snow. Jude and Carrie are only killing time while they wait for their flight to London. They don’t know yet that their life will never be the same.

When rock star Jude gets stranded in New York with his family on Christmas Eve, he has no idea that he is setting in motion a chain of events that will turn their Christmas into the most magical one yet…

No good deed goes unpunished, or so it seems to Jude and Carrie on the morning of the twenty-fourth of December. The previous day, they gave up their London-bound flights to someone in crisis. And now, a spectacular whiteout is grounding all planes, and Jude, Carrie, and baby Maya are stuck far from home.

Tired, hungry, and just a little panicked, Jude loads his family into a cab and returns to their hotel. But there’s no room at the inn, and not even a platinum credit card will make a difference. Snow is falling heavily, and the family is facing a very bleak night indeed.

How do you celebrate Christmas with no place to stay, no food, and no presents? Join Jude, Carrie, Maya and a cast of colourful characters in this fairy tale story of Yuletide in New York.

My Thoughts:

I started this book last night and had finished it by this morning. The characters in this book are called Jude and Carrie and I loved them both from the start. You can meet Jude and Carrie in Nicky’s other book called ‘Spirits of Christmas’, you can find out all about how they met in that book, I would suggest reading it as it was as lovely as this book and you get to learn all about how Jude use to be. I loved the plot, it was refreshing to have a change from the normal plots I usually read. Nicky Wells is such a talented author, everyone must read her, you definitely won’t be disappointed.

I’ll Take New York By Miranda Dickenson

I’ll Take New York By Miranda Dickenson

Not out till the 4th December 2014


Have you ever given up on love?

When her boyfriend lets her down one time too many, Brooklyn bookstore owner Bea James makes a decision – never again! No more men, no more heartbreak, and no more pain.

Psychiatrist Jake Steinmann is making a new start too, leaving his broken marriage behind in San Francisco. From no on there’ll just be one love in his life: New York.

At a party Bea and Jake’s paths cross. United by being the only two singletons there, they make a pact: no more relationships….

But the city has other plans…

My Thoughts:

I loved this book, I have only ever read one of Miranda’s books before and quite liked it. I know it is predictable what is going to happen early on in this book but Miranda has written it well so that it didn’t really bother me.I think the main character Bea is lovely, i mean who wouldn’t fall for Jake he sounds utterly gorgeous and a decent kind of guy. I love the way Bea and her Gran write letters or emails to each other and that it is written in a different font, it somehow makes it extra special. Bit of a shame the plot was predictable but I totally loved it no matter. The cover is gorgeous too, it is a must if you like chick-lit.