2nd year Blogiversary and Giveaway

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How time flies when you’re having fun.  Today marks my 2nd anniversary blogging and sharing my love of reading, cooking, crafting and bargain hunting!

I’ve had a great year reading and reviewing some fabulous books, I read 96 books from 22nd May 2015 to 22nd May 2016.  It’s difficult to point out which books are my favourite from the last year but I’d like to point out a few that I particularly enjoyed:

  • The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick: This was such a remarkable story, a wonderful, charming, life affirming story.  I believe it would make a great movie and I’d love to see Bill Nighy play the character of Arthur.
  • The Ballroom by Anna Hope:  This was a truly beautiful love story, a unique one, one that I’ll never forget.  I was totally heartbroken at the end and couldn’t control my emotions.  A stunning, poignant story that left me shattered with emotions.
  • Ideal Girl by Jenny O’Brien: I absolutely adored this story.  It was fun, flirty, romantic, tragic, emotionally heartbreaking at times but also very heartwarming.  There is a point in the story that left my heart beating fast and I was gripped to find out the outcome from this turn in the tale.
  • The Little Shop of Happy Ever After by Jenny Colgan:  I felt like I was living out my own dreamworld with this story. A gorgeous book I could devour again and again.
  • Dear Dad by Giselle Green:  This was a beautiful story, well written dealing with some difficult subjects.  Although the storyline was very raw and emotive at times the underlining current was heartwarming, inspiring and full of hope.

I’d like to thank both Lynda Renham and Milly Johnson for the kind donations of their books for my giveaway.

Please check out Lynda Renham’s latest book Perfect Weddings, amazon link here.  Perfect Weddings is a very funny book filled with great laugh out loud moments with a wonderful tale of love.  Milly Johnson’s latest is an ebook exclusive book with all proceeds to charity, amazon link here.  The Barn on Half Moon Hill is a lovely, inspiring short story filled with warmth and humour.  Milly also has a new full length novel due out in June titled Sunshine Over Wildflower Cottage, to pre-order link here

To celebrate my blogiversary I’m running a few giveaways with a chance to win a Reading Log and bookmark; a Recipe Journal and bookmark; a signed copy of It’s Raining Men by Milly Johnson; a signed copy of The Dog’s Bollocks by Lynda Renham; .  To enter please click on the rafflecopter links below.

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32 thoughts on “2nd year Blogiversary and Giveaway

  1. Adele, I was just reading your blog (which comes through to me automatically) – saw it was your 2nd blogoversary (Congratulations!) and then was Delighted to see you’ve mentioned Dear Dad as one of the favourite books you’ve read – what a lovely accolade for me! Enjoy your special day and your achievement and thank you so much for the mention – it means a lot! Giselle x

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  2. Congrats Adele on reaching your second birthday, I’ve found lots of new writers to add to my TBR list lol. Thanks for the mention of Ideal Girl, it’s mentions like this that make the hours slogging away in front of my laptop all worthwhile. Enjoy your anniversary and giveaway xx

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  3. Congratulations Adele on your 2nd Blogiversary may you enjoy many more. I have read lots of fab books in the previous 12 months but The Tea Planters Wife by Dinah Jeffries was an unexpected delight for me 🎉🍾📚🎉

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  4. Happy Blogerversary, the blogging years seem to go by so fast. I reached my 2 year blogging point last month. I am still loving it too.
    A favourite book of mine of this year is A Strangers House by Clare Chase.
    Hope you get lots of book recommendations.
    Amanda.

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  5. Congratulations and happy blogiversary !! Have heard so many good things about Dear Dad, hope I get to read it soon..
    Amy Koppelman’s Hesitation Wounds, Jung Yun’s Shelter are some of the books I loved this year..

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  6. Happy blogoversary!!
    Is this giveaway int? I entered, but am asking just in case, bc if it’s not, then just ignore me…
    Anyway, I want to read Jenny Colgan’s The Little Shop ofHappy Ever After, but I was sure that book was the part of the series. Am I wrong? Is it standalone?
    I loved her book Where Have All the Boys Gone, I read it this year even though it’s an oldie.
    There’s three books I read this year so far that I’d like to mention: The Second Love of My Life by Victoria Walters, My Map of You by Isabelle Broom and Flunked by Jan Calonita.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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