Wednesday, January 12, 2022

A Spring Surprise For The Cornish Midwife by Jo Bartlett - Blog Tour


Title – A Spring Surprise For The Cornish Midwife (The Cornish Midwife Series Book 4)

Author – Jo Bartlett

Publisher – Boldwood Books

Genre – Romance

Publication Date – January, 4th 2022

My Rating - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ / 5


Brand new from the top 10 bestselling author of The Cornish Midwife.

Midwife Jess knows she’ll never have a baby of her own, but she’s determined to still be a mum. So Jess decides to foster, providing love and support for children who desperately need it – something Jess never had as a child when she was in foster care.

Jess loves caring for the precious babies who come into her life, but letting them go again breaks her heart every time - can she really be a mum after all?

But then Jess finds a surprise on her doorstep – a newborn baby! As the search for the missing mum begins, Jess cares for the precious babe day and night. She desperately wants to reunite mum and baby, but knows that when the day comes, her own heart will shatter.

Saturday, December 25, 2021

The Spanish Daughter by Lorena Hughes - Book Review

Title – The Spanish Daughter: A Gripping Latinx Historical Novel

Author – Lorena Hughes

Publisher – Kensington Books

Genre – Historical Fiction

Publication Date – December 28, 2021

My Rating - ⭐⭐⭐/ 5


Perfect for fans of Julia Alvarez and Silvia Moreno-Garcia, this exhilarating novel transports you to the lush tropical landscape of 1920s Ecuador, blending family drama, dangerous mystery, and the real-life history of the coastal town known as the “birthplace of cacao.”

As a child in Spain, Puri always knew her passion for chocolate was inherited from her father. But it’s not until his death that she learns of something else she’s inherited—a cocoa estate in Vinces, Ecuador, a town nicknamed “París Chiquito.” Eager to claim her birthright and filled with hope for a new life after the devastation of World War I, she and her husband Cristóbal set out across the Atlantic Ocean. But it soon becomes clear someone is angered by Puri’s claim to the estate…

It's a Wonderful Lie by Wren Michaels - Book Review

Title – It's a Wonderful Lie (Heaven on Earth Book 1)

Author – Wren Michaels

Publisher – City Owl Press

Genre - Romance

Publication Date – December 09, 2021

My Rating - / 5


He was sent to save her life, but ended up losing his heart, memories, and clothes.

Eden Credere should be in Barbados with her new husband. Instead, it was like she married Murphy and his law was ruining her life. She’d lost her dad, her job, her best friend, and her fiancé. After drowning her sorrows with rum and eggnog on Christmas Eve, she takes a tumble in a tree lot with a Douglas Fir, sending Eden over the edge.

Theliel has watched over Eden her entire life, from her first steps to her latest, where she took a dive in a tree lot. He’s always been there to save her, and this time should have been no different—until it was. As her guardian angel, he’s not supposed to be seen, but one corporeal slip-up later, and he’s got a lot of explaining to do.

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Christmas at Honeyford by Tanya Jean Russell - Book Review


Title – Christmas at Honeyford: An enchanting, festive holiday read (Honeyford Romantic Holiday Reads)

Author – Tanya Jean Russell

Publisher – Sapere Books

Genre – Romance

Publication Date – November 24th, 2021

My Rating - / 5


A glittering festive romance — just in time for Christmas! Perfect for fans of Trisha Ashley, Victoria Walters, Heidi Swain and Phillipa Ashley…

Do Tess and Sam have a second chance at love this Christmas…?

Since being widowed, Tess Adamson has steadfastly avoided romance. And with a young son and a village bakery to run, she has little time for herself.

As the Christmas period approaches, Tess unexpectedly gains a temporary neighbour — celebrity artist Sam Harrison. Having suffered a public heartbreak, he has retreated to the village to hide from the press and lick his wounds.

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Christmas Past by John Adcox - Book Review

Title – Christmas Past: A Ghostly Winter Tale

Author – John Adcox

Publisher – The Story Plant

Genre – Holiday Fiction

Publication Date – December 07, 2021

My Rating - ⭐⭐⭐⭐ / 5


The winter holiday season is a time for gifts and music, for snow and miracles, and for family and going home. For Jessie Malone, it's a time for sorrow.

Jessie is a graduate student living in London, where she hopes to be one of the first folklorists ever to trace an urban legend back to its original source. She's also a grieving young widow unable to heal from the agony of her life-shattering loss.

In the bleak midwinter, Jessie learns of an urban legend about a lonely, wandering ghost, a British sailor named Sam who promised his bride that he'd be home for Christmas. The legends say he's been trying to make it back to her since World War II. 

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Sleigh Bells on Bread Loaf Mountain by Lindy Miller - Book Review


Title – Sleigh Bells on Bread Loaf Mountains: A gorgeously heartwarming Christmas romance

Author – Lindy Miller

Publisher – Rosewind Books

Genre - Romance

Publication Date – December 07, 2021

My Rating - / 5


From Eric Hoffer Award-Winning Author Lindy Miller, comes an uplifting novella about the magic of Christmas, the strength of family, and finding your path where you least expect it. This enchanting and inspirational read will have you both laughing and crying while it warms your heart. This festive Christmas treat is perfect for fans of Trisha Ashley, Jenny Hale, and Sheila Roberts.

Christmas isn’t fashion editor Roxanne Hudson’s style, but when she finds herself snowed in with a handsome stranger, she might just discover the magic of the season after all.

Roxanne Hudson does not like the holidays. They come with too many family obligations that take her away from work as a rising fashion editor in New York City. But this Christmas might be Grandma Myrtle’s last, and Roxanne’s parents want her to spend the holiday at the family cabin in the Green Mountains. So, she decides to brave the long commute—and the wilderness—to spend Christmas in Vermont. 

Friday, December 3, 2021

The Light We Left Behind by Tessa Harris - Book Review


Title – The Light We Left Behind: A totally gripping and heart-breaking ww2 historical fiction novel, based on a true story

Author – Tessa Harris

Publisher – HQ Digital

Genre - Historical Fiction

Publication Date – December 03, 2021

My Rating - ⭐⭐⭐⭐ / 5


England: 1944

When psychologist Maddie Gresham is sent a mysterious message telling her to report to Trent Park mansion, she wonders how she will be helping the war effort from a stately home.

She soon finds captured Nazi generals are being detained at the house. Bugged with listening devices in every room, it’s up to Maddie to gain the Nazis’ trust and coax them into giving up information.

When Max Weitzler, a Jewish refugee, also arrives at Trent Park with the same mission, Maddie finds herself trapped in a dangerous game of chess. 

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

The Lost Girl in Paris by Jina Bacarr - Book Review


Title – The Lost Girl in Paris: A brand new gripping and heartbreaking WW2 historical novel.

Author – Jina Bacarr

Publisher – Boldwood Books

Genre - Historical Fiction

Publication Date – November 30, 2021

My Rating - ⭐⭐⭐⭐ / 5


'I will never forget what the Nazi did to me. Never'

1940, Nazi-occupied Paris. A powerful story of love, tragedy and incredible courage, about one woman whose life is ripped apart by war and risks everything to seek justice. Brand new from the bestselling author of The Resistance Girl.

As Nazis patrol the streets of the French capital, Tiena is alone, desperate and on the run. After defending herself against the force of an officer, she must find a new identity in order to survive.

An accidental meeting with members of the Resistance gives her a lifeline, as she is offered the chance to reinvent herself as perfumer Angéline De Cadieux. 

Friday, November 26, 2021

All That Lingers by Irene Wittig - Book Review


Title – All That Lingers

Author – Irene Wittig

Publisher – Independently published

Genre - Historical Fiction

Publication Date – March 20, 2020

My Rating - ⭐⭐⭐⭐ / 5


“A standout among the many novels set in this world-changing era.” KIRKUS REVIEWS, A STARRED Review.

A future that holds such promise. A war that echoes through generations.

The rise of Nazism in Austria catapults Emma’s once idyllic life in Vienna into chaos. As she grapples with the harsh new reality of her country’s betrayal, she desperately clings to her humanity by hiding her Jewish friends. In the aftermath, she finds solace in helping those in even greater need than herself.

The war sends Sophie, an innocent young girl, down unexpected paths. When she returns to Vienna from her American refuge, she will seek her lost history. 

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Moxie by Michelle Cornish - Book Review

Title – Moxie: A Salvation Society Novel

Author – Michelle Cornish

Publisher – Wild Thorns Press

Genre - Historical Fiction

Publication Date – November 07, 2021

My Rating - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ / 5


A WWII love at first sight romance with dual timelines, codebreaking war heroines, and prisoners of war.

People always asked Faye why Will called her Moxie.

It started with a dare at a dance in 1942 that ended in a kiss. Will loved that story.

But there’s more to the story than that. Much more . . .

Gretchen knows this story well. Her grandfather told it over and over while he was alive. But when Gretchen goes home to Jersey to be by her grandmother’s side one last time, Grandma Faye tells a different version of the story.