The Summer Seekers by Sarah Morgan @SarahMorgan_ @HQstories #bookreview #summerreading

The Summer Seekers written by Sarah Morgan, publisher HQ, is available in ebook, audiobook and paperback format from 27th May 2021.

Book Blurb

Kathleen is eighty years old. After a run-in with an intruder, her daughter wants her to move into a residential home. She’s not having any of it. What she craves – needs – is adventure.

Liza is drowning under the daily stress of family life. The last thing she needs is her mother jetting off on a wild holiday, making Liza dream of a solo break of her own.

Martha is having a quarter-life crisis. Unemployed, unloved and uninspired, she just can’t get her life together. But she knows something has to change.

When Martha sees Kathleen’s advert for a driver and companion to take an epic road trip across America, she decides this job might be the answer to her prayers. Travelling with a stranger? No problem. She’s not the world’s best driver, but it couldn’t be worse than living with her parents again. And anyway, how much trouble can one eighty-year-old woman be?

As these women embark on the journey of a lifetime, they all discover it’s never too late for adventure…

To pre-order/buy link:

The book will be available to purchase from all good book retailers and most supermarkets but can be pre-order online https://amzn.to/3yo3kdF

REVIEW

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Life-affirming, comforting, funny, romantic, poignant – five words that sum up The Summer Seekers perfectly!

I absolutely adored The Summer Seekers by Sarah Morgan and was gutted when I got to the end; I want more. I can vision many more adventures for the characters we’ve learned and loved in this wonderful novel.

Author, Sarah Morgan, has written a novel that would appeal to young and old to men and women. It’s a story that takes you on an adventure but whilst travelling to new destinations you have to revisit old memories to allow your mind to be set free of the limitations you’ve placed around your heart.

Kathleen is 80 and restless, she’s had a life filled with many adventures but feels she has one important adventure she must complete; driving over 2,000 miles across America following Route 66 and finishing in California. One problem, Kathleen can’t drive so she advertises for a driver and companion for her travels.

Martha is in her mid 20’s she has no job, no home of her own and now no husband. She’s fed up of not being appreciated and acknowledged for her worth. When she sees Kathleen’s job advert she sees a chance to escape, she doesn’t notice that she has to drive, a skill she has zero confidence in!

Liza is Kathleen’s daughter and is constantly worried about her mother living on her own in a big house hundreds of miles away on the Cornish coast. Liza juggles married life, working full-time and looking after her twin teenage daughters. She feels torn and the strain of being relied upon by many is starting to niggle her.

We follow Kathleen and Martha getting to know each other and experiencing the adventure of a lifetime. We also follow Liza who goes on her own journey as she reassesses her life and makes changes to address issues that have plagued her for a long time.

I absolutely loved the pairing of Kathleen and Martha, with over 50 years age difference and from very different backgrounds you wouldn’t pick them out as perfect travel companions. The pair blended so well and they appeared to give each other strength and encouragement when times were needed. Kathleen was a vivacious character as her life experiences had shaped her. I loved her style, her attitude and her independence but I also felt empathy for her vulnerability. Martha was such an endearing character that you instantly warmed to and wanted to champion.

The Summer Seekers is such a wonderful story that will have you dreaming of your own adventures whether they are from your own comfy chair, a few miles up the road or hundred of miles away … with books we are never too far from our next adventure. 🙂

About the Author

Sarah Morgan is a USA Today and Sunday Times bestselling author of romance and women’s fiction. She has sold over 18 million copies of her books and her work has received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and Booklist.

Sarah lives near London, England with her family and when she isn’t writing or reading, she likes to spend time outdoors hiking or riding her mountain bike.

Join Sarah’s mailing list at http://www.sarahmorgan.com for all book news. For more insight into her writing life follow her on Facebook at http://www.facebook/AuthorSarahMorgan and on Instagram at @sarahmorganwrites Contact Sarah at sarah@sarahmorgan.com

One More for Christmas by Sarah Morgan @SarahMorgan_ @HQstories #bookreview #festiveread

One More for Christmas written by Sarah Morgan, publisher HQ, is available NOW in ebook, hardcover, audiobook and due for release in paperback this Thursday 29th October 2020.

Book Blurb

Gayle is a highly successful and motivated business woman, but her success has come at a price – she hasn’t spoken to her daughters, Ella and Samantha, for years. But when Gayle has an accident at work, she realises she needs to make amends with her family.

And so she invites herself to join Ella and Samantha for their Christmas in the beautiful Scottish Highlands. The sisters are none too pleased that their mother has inserted herself into their Christmas plans. They have each other – and don’t need their mother back in their lives. Or so they think…

As they embark on their first family Christmas together in years, will the three women learn that sometimes facing up to a few home truths is all you need to heal your heart?

REVIEW

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There’s a highly anticipated excitement when a new Sarah Morgan novel is released. Sarah Morgan is an accomplished bestselling author who has been romancing her readers with over 80 novels. Her books are far more than a sizzling romance, she sets the scene and whisks her reader to gorgeous locations but most of all she understands people and brings them alive in her stories.

One More for Christmas is a story of a broken family, two sisters who haven’t spoken to their mother for five years. However, when their super confident, independent mother makes contact the girls, Samantha and Ella, are very wary of how to approach their own mother. The last time they were together words were spoken and relations between the three of them have been broken ever since. Ella, the youngest, has kept secrets from her mother; she’s not told her she’s now married and has a four year old daughter. Samantha hasn’t told her mother she’s the CEO of her own company and has moved house.

When Gayle, the mother, holds out an olive branch of reconciliation both girls are expecting these tentative steps to falter and they fear they will be hurt all over again. Incredibly Gayle suggests a Christmas get together and as Samantha has to research a new festive holiday location the decision is made for this broken family to travel overseas to the most idyllic of festive locations and stay in a remote lodge in the Scottish mountains.

Introducing Gayle to two new members of the family, a son-in-law and a granddaughter, takes some adjusting but the joy emanating from the youngster arriving in the snowy hills warms Gayle’s heart.

There’s plenty of untold history bubbling under the surface ready to explode and reveal details that no-one could expect. This history has made Gayle the woman she is now but she’s afraid that revealing it will open up all the hurt she has kept so well locked up. As the family learn to live with each other they discover that life is about taking each day at a time and embracing change and new experiences.

The family that own the remote lodge also have some emotional obstacles to climb but the arrival of Gayle and her daughters proves to be perfect timing to help and aid them all.

One More at Christmas is a gorgeous festive read that will make you feel nostalgic pangs for cosy togetherness in wintry times. It’s also a story of a family coping with grief, loss and denial but its also a story of discovering new friends, new opportunities, hope and love.

About the Author

Sarah Morgan is a Sunday Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance and women’s fiction. She has sold more than 18 million copies of her books and her trademark warmth and humour have gained her fans across the globe. Sarah lives near London with her family and when she isn’t writing or reading, she likes to spend time outdoors walking or riding her mountain bike.

Join Sarah’s mailing list at http://www.sarahmorgan.com for all book news. For more insight into her writing life follow her on Facebook at http://www.facebook/AuthorSarahMorgan and on Instagram at @sarahmorganwrites Contact Sarah at sarah@sarahmorgan.com

Summer Strawberries at Swallowtail Bay by Katie Ginger @KatieGAuthor @rararesources @HQDigitalUK @HQstories #summerreading #romcom #bookreview #blogtour

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Summer Strawberries at Swallowtail Bay written by Katie Ginger, publisher HQ Digital, is available NOW in ebook format.

Book Blurb
Grab your strawberries and cream and get ready to return to the beautiful Swallowtail Bay!
Summer is in full swing and the locals are getting excited for the launch of the Swallowtail Bay strawberry food festival. But will all run smoothly when festival organiser Hetty’s heart is torn between lord of the manor John Thornhill and successful bakery owner Ben?
Purchase Links
UK Amazon ebook: https://amzn.to/3bGn0yi
US Amazon ebook: https://amzn.to/2KuIdPf

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Katie Ginger’s latest novel: Summer Strawberries at Swallowtail Bay.

This is my first visit to the fictional seaside town of Swallowtail Bay and it had me yearning for lazy, hazy summer days of long ago when all that mattered was winning a fish on the hook a duck and zooming down on the helter-skelter!  Summer Strawberries at Swallowtail Bay is the second book set in Swallowtail Bay however, each novel is written as a standalone story but I can honestly say the author’s words made me feel very welcomed and left me wanting a return visit to this idyllic location.

Hetty is an events planner and loves her home town especially the Strawberry Fairs of summers gone by.  She’s hoping to drum up support with the business community of the bay to rejuvenate the fair and make it a bank holiday weekend long extravaganza.  However, she only has four weeks to get approved and then plan the whole event!  A task not for the faint hearted!

With time ticking by she feels she has only one option for the location of the fair and that is by using the grounds of Thornhill Hall.  However, there’s a glitch in this option; she has to persuade the owner of the hall to agree.

John Thornhill is the youngest son of the current owners of the hall and feels like all the recent financial hardship is on his shoulders to provide a solution.  His parents are struggling emotionally and John is drawing at a blank with ways to help his family out of the financial and emotional hole they’ve found themselves in.  Can optimistic, vibrant Hetty be the answer to his problems?

Summer Strawberries at Swallowtail Bay is a delightful romcom that is a wonderful mix of nostalgia, community spirit, warmth and hopefulness.

Author Bio –
Summer Strawberries author picKATIE GINGER lives in the South East of England, by the sea, and she really wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. Summer Strawberries at Swallowtail Bay is her fifth novel. The first, Spring Tides at Swallowtail Bay is available now. Her debut novel The Little Theatre on the Seafront was shortlisted for the Katie Fforde Debut Novel of the Year award, and her stand- alone Christmas novel Snowflakes at Mistletoe Cottage was a US Amazon bestseller.
When she’s not writing, Katie spends her time drinking gin, or with her husband, trying to keep alive their two children, Ellie and Sam. And there’s also their adorable King Charles Spaniel, Wotsit (yes, he is named after the crisps!).

For more about Katie you can visit her website: http://www.keginger.com, find her on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/KatieGAuthor, or follow her on Twitter: @KatieGAuthor
Instagram: @katie_ginger_author

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Family for Beginners by Sarah Morgan @SarahMorgan_ @HQStories #bookreview #FamilyforBeginners #feelgoodfiction

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Family for Beginners written by Sarah Morgan, publisher HQ, is available NOW in ebook, audiobook and paperback format.

LIMITED TIME DEAL THE ebook IS CURRENTLY AT 99p.

Book Blurb

Who says you can’t choose your family?
When Flora falls in love with Jack, suddenly she’s not only handling a very cranky teenager, but she’s also living in the shadow of Jack’s perfect, immortalised wife, Becca. Every summer, Becca and Jack would holiday with Becca’s oldest friends and Jack wants to continue the tradition, so now Flora must face a summer trying to live up to Becca’s memory, with not only Jack’s daughter looking on, but with Becca’s best friends judging her every move…
The more Flora tries to impress everyone, the more things go horribly wrong…but as the summer unfolds, Flora begins pushing her own boundaries, and finding herself in a way that she never thought she needed to.
And she soon learns that families come in all shapes and sizes.

To buy links:

amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3buwEU6

Hive: https://www.hive.co.uk/Product/Sarah-Morgan/Family-For-Beginners/23921809

Waterstones: https://www.waterstones.com/book/family-for-beginners/sarah-morgan/9781848457942

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I always look forward to a new Sarah Morgan novel as I can guarantee I’ll be entertained, captivated and charmed with a whole set of new characters.  This is the case for Family for Beginners, a new standalone novel set in New York and the Lake District.  The story centres around the structure of a family that’s been suddenly broken, those that are remaining don’t quite know what their role is now and are struggling with a whole heap of conflicting emotions.  However, when an outsider steps into their fractured circle tempers become fraught and it takes the views of a newcomer to see that all is not as well as appears in the Parker household.

Flora has always felt like an outsider since losing her mum at a young age, she’s known she was a hinderance to her aunt and all through her life from thereon she has tried to please her aunt to keep life amenable.  This trait of Flora’s with her aunt has spilled into her core personality and as an adult she’s still finding ways to keep the peace and please people.

When Flora meets Jack she notices the sadness within him but she also sees a warmth that slowly creeps back when he is around her.  A friendship soon develops and if timing was different the relationship would have developed further.

Jack Parker is still grieving for his wife and the family structure he had with his two daughters.  It’s been nearly a year since the tragic death of his wife, he’s been so pleased how well his eldest daughter Izzy has coped stepping up and helping out at home and with her younger sister.  However, all is not as it seems with Izzy and she is inwardly struggling immensely with confusing and conflicting thoughts.

As Jack’s relationship with Flora develops we go through the motions of a newcomer joining a family that’s still coming to terms with the heartbreak of losing a loved one.  Sarah Morgan understands people and relationships and weaves a wonderful story of love, loss, friendships and new beginnings.

About the Author

Sarah Morgan is a Sunday Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance and women’s fiction. She has sold more than 18 million copies of her books and her trademark warmth and humour have gained her fans across the globe. Sarah lives near London with her family and when she isn’t writing or reading, she likes to spend time outdoors walking or riding her mountain bike.

Join Sarah’s mailing list at http://www.sarahmorgan.com for all book news. For more insight into her writing life follow her on Facebook at http://www.facebook/AuthorSarahMorgan and on Instagram at @sarahmorganwrites Contact Sarah at sarah@sarahmorgan.com

 

Aria’s Travelling Bookshop by Rebecca Raisin @jaxandwillsmum @HQstories @HQDigitalUK #AriasTravellingBookshop #blogtour #bookreview #feelgoodfiction

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Aria’s Travelling Bookshop written by Rebecca Raisin, publisher HQ Digital, is available NOW in ebook format.

Book Blurb
With her merry band of Van Lifers, Aria heads to France in her travelling bookshop, best friend Rosie by her side for a summer they’ll never forget!

Hopeless romantic Aria vowed never to love again after losing her husband, TJ, but fate has other ideas and keeps throwing the bespectacled, booklover Jonathan in her path. When a memento from TJ turns up it brings Aria’s past back to the fore.
Nomadic by nature, Aria can’t see how love could work anyway when home is always at the end of a new patch of road…
A long, hot summer travelling off the beaten track, surrounded by newly loved up couples reminds Aria of what she’s missing.
Will she bookmark her love life at the point her husband left, or she will begin a new chapter under the sizzling sun of the Cote d’azure…?

Book Links:
Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/Arias-Travelling-Book-Shop-uplifting-ebook/dp/B07XNNW1PW/ref=sr_1_12?keywords=rebecca+raisin&qid=1570436644&sr=8-12
Amazon US https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07XNNW1PW?pf_rd_p=2d1ab404-3b11-4c97-b3db-48081e145e35&pf_rd_r=BPQPWBSEZQCEP4RJG4RB
Amazon Aust https://www.amazon.com.au/Arias-Travelling-Book-Shop-uplifting-ebook/dp/B07XNNW1PW/ref=sr_1_15?keywords=rebecca+raisin&qid=1570436737&sr=8-15
Google Play https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Rebecca_Raisin_Aria_s_Travelling_Book_Shop?id=yDauDwAAQBAJ
iBooks https://books.apple.com/nl/book/arias-travelling-book-shop/id1480201611
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/arias-travelling-book-shop-rebecca-raisin/1133411763?ean=9780008282172
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48221850-aria-s-travelling-book-shop?from_search=true

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Rebecca Raisin’s latest novel: Aria’s Travelling Bookshop.

Aria’s Travelling Bookshop is everything and more I love in a book.  From start to finish it was utterly delightful and the quote on the amazon page “Warning! This book could seriously brighten up your day” is perfectly put.  I haven’t read Rosie’s Travelling Tea Shop, which is the prequel to this novel however, each book is written as a standalone story but the characters from Rosie’s Travelling Tea Shop do have a role in this latest novel and we get to hear of the continuation of their stories.  After reading and adoring Aria’s Travelling Bookshop I’m going to read Rosie’s story as soon as possible as I fell in love with the theme of the storyline centred around friends travelling in campervans selling what they love; books in Aria’s case and cakes and tea for Rosie.

It’s been 3 years since Aria’s husband sadly passed away and since then Aria has run away from her memories and set up home in her campervan/bookshop.  However, Aria can’t fully escape her emotions and loneliness with the grief still enveloping her with a sadness.  Her love for romance novels never fails to bring a smile to her face and she adores sourcing books to sell on to her customers.

The next trip the van lifers have planned is a tour of France visiting lots of historical towns and working at fetes and festivals selling their bounty.  When Aria bumps into a fellow book lover she is taken aback by the confusing emotions she’s feeling and is worried she will betray the memory of her late husband.  When a surprise gift from her mum-in-law turns up Aria starts to look at her life differently.

A beautiful, heartfelt romcom that will have you smiling, laughing, crying but will leave you with a contended feeling of warmth for better days to come.  Uplifting, feelgood fiction at it’s best.

Author Info:

Rebecca Raisin is a true bibliophile. This love of books morphed into the desire to write them. She’s been widely published in short story anthologies, and in fiction magazines. And now she is focusing on writing romance.

Rebecca aims to write characters you can see yourself being friends with. People with big hearts who care about relationships and believe in true love.

Author Links:
Website: http://rebeccaraisin.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RebeccaRaisinAuthor
Twitter: @jaxandwillsmum
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6915386.Rebecca_Raisin

A Wedding in December by Sarah Morgan @SarahMorgan_ @HQstories #festiveread #romcom #mustread

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A Wedding in December written by Sarah Morgan, publisher HQ (an imprint of HarperCollins UK) is available NOW in ebook, audiobook, paperback and audio CD format.

To buy link: https://amzn.to/2u8L7UT

Book Blurb

In the snowy perfection of Aspen, the White family gathers for youngest daughter Rosie’s whirlwind Christmas wedding.
First to arrive are the bride’s parents, Maggie and Nick. Their daughter’s marriage is a milestone they are determined to celebrate wholeheartedly, but they are hiding a huge secret about their own: they are on the brink of divorce. After living apart for the last six months, the last thing they need is to be trapped together in an irresistibly romantic winter wonderland.
Rosie’s older sister Katie is also dreading the wedding. Worried that impulsive, sweet-hearted Rosie is making a mistake, Katie is determined to save her sister from herself. If only the irritatingly good-looking best man, Jordan, would stop interfering with her plans…
Bride-to-be Rosie loves her fiance but is having serious second thoughts. Except everyone has arrived – how can she tell them she’s not sure? As the big day gets closer, and emotions run even higher, this is one White family Christmas none of them will ever forget.

SNOWY FOREST

REVIEW

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A Wedding in December by Sarah Morgan has been patiently waiting in my tbr for a few months but oh it was so worth the wait.  I feel like Sarah Morgan has excelled herself with this festive feast for our eyes.

This story is about a grown up family coming to terms with lots of different turns in the roads of life for them all.  The most recent turn is the youngest daughter of the family, Rosie, announcing her engagement to Dan, a young man she met a mere few months ago.  The other news is that the wedding is on Christmas Eve, this Christmas eve!  Mum Maggie is shocked, older sister Katie is hellbent on putting a stop to the wedding and dad Nick is quite blaise about the whole affair as long as his little girl is happy.  However, Maggie and Nick have a secret of their own they’ve withheld from both their daughters and now they are off to America to celebrate Rosie’s wedding they feel they can’t reveal that they are getting a divorce so they come up with a plan to act as if nothing has changed in their relationship.

Acting out you are still happily married to your husband of 30 years sounds an easy task but when you’ve got a long haul flight ahead of you that you are absolutely terrified of Maggie decides to take steps to make the journey more agreeable with very funny consequences.

We follow the family as they travel thousands of miles to the snowy mountains of Colorado to be with Rosie as she weds Dan.  Sarah Morgan treats her readers to the most idyllic of wintry settings that you just want to hibernate in with a good book.  The fun and games the family endure getting to know their future in-laws comes with many obstacles and Maggie and Nick find being forced together miles from home is giving them time for reflection.  It is also perfect timing for oldest daughter Katie who is feeling very emotional over a number of things.

Can the mountain air and beautiful scenery bring clarity to the family and will the wedding go ahead?  Charming, sexy and such a gorgeous, festive read.

About the Author

Sarah Morgan is a Sunday Times and USA Today bestselling author of romance and women’s fiction. She has sold over 16 million copies of her books and is a 3-time winner of the prestigious RITA® Award from the Romance Writers of America. Her books have received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and Booklist.
Sarah lives near London with her family and when she isn’t writing or sprawled on the sofa reading, she likes to spend time outdoors walking or riding her mountain bike. She still can’t believe she is lucky enough to be paid for doing a job where she makes things up.

Website:  http://www.sarahmorgan.com
Twitter:  @SarahMorgan_
Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/AuthorSarahMorgan

The Christmas Sisters by Sarah Morgan book review

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The Christmas Sisters written by Sarah Morgan, publisher HQ, is available NOW in ebook, paperback, hardcover, audiobook and audio CD format.  The ebook is currently available to download for kindle at a special price of 99p so a perfect time to fill your kindle up with a festive read.

To buy link: https://amzn.to/2GDJ2Gq

Product Details

Join Sarah Morgan this Christmas and treat yourself to this feel-good festive read about mothers and daughters, romance and drama, and Christmastime in Scotland!
It’s not what’s under the Christmas tree, but who’s around it that matters most.
All Suzanne McBride wants for Christmas is her three daughters happy and at home. But when sisters Posy, Hannah and Beth return to their family home in the Scottish Highlands, old tensions and buried secrets start bubbling to the surface.
Suzanne is determined to create the perfect family Christmas, but the McBrides must all face the past and address some home truths before they can celebrate together . . .
This Christmas indulge in some me-time and enjoy this uplifting and heart-warming story from international bestseller Sarah Morgan. Full of romance, laughter and sisterly drama, The Christmas Sisters is the perfect book to curl up with this festive season.

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I don’t know how Sarah Morgan does it but each book I pick up from her is as good, if not, better than the previous.  Sarah Morgan has a huge provenance of writing outstanding bestselling stories and once again she has succeeded.

The Christmas Sisters was a perfect read.  It whisked me away to a disfunctional family that had suffered the most tragic of events at a very young age.  The three sisters lives from that moment were to change forever but the memories of that terrifying night will stay with them.  Twenty-five years on since the untimely death of their parents sisters Hannah, Beth and Posy were due to be reunited at their adoptive parents home in Scotland.  With emotions running high at this anniversary time the sisters and Suzanne, their adoptive mom, were still experiencing the horrors from that fateful night.  A night which was to play heavy on the minds of them all.  Hannah the eldest struggled with emotional relationships and of accepting love.  Beth was a constant worrier and Posy, who was so young at the time of the tragedy, could only remember the overwhelming supply of being loved but Posy now wanted to spread her wings.

Life had moved on for the sisters with Hannah and Beth living in the states.  The two eldest sisters were experiencing a crisis of their own leading to a rash change in their usual character bringing all sorts of confusion and chaos.  Suzanne, the girls’ adoptive mum, has spent the last twenty-five years consciously making life perfect for the girls but the trauma of this fateful night has always been prominent in her mind.

I was drawn to this novel initially due to the author’s acclaimed pedigree, then to the stunning festive scene on the cover of the novel depicting a beautiful property surrounded by snow.

Sarah Morgan has cleverly woven a delightful romcom delving into the lives of four women who had a shared experience of a tragedy.  Although the sadness from this event was so heart-breaking the sisters grew up in a beautiful Scottish village surrounded by love.  The story deals with tragedy and loss, new beginnings and new friendships.  It’s a story filled with a wonderful feel-good factor and is very uplifting.  Sarah Morgan’s words invite you into another world, full of relatable people, their lives will touch your heart and you commit yourself 100% to the whole reading experience the author takes you on.  Festive reading at it’s best.

About the Author

Sarah Morgan is a Sunday Times and USA Today bestselling author of romance and women’s fiction. She has sold over 16 million copies of her books and is a 3-time winner of the prestigious RITA® Award from the Romance Writers of America. Her books have received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and Booklist.

Sarah lives near London with her family and when she isn’t writing or sprawled on the sofa reading, she likes to spend time outdoors walking or riding her mountain bike. She still can’t believe she is lucky enough to be paid for doing a job where she makes things up.

Website:  http://www.sarahmorgan.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/SarahMorgan_

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/AuthorSarahMorgan

 

 

 

*Price Drop Promo* One Endless Summer by Laurie Ellingham

 

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One Endless Summer written by Laurie Ellingham, publisher HQ, is available in ebook, paperback and audiobook format.

To buy link:  https://amzn.to/2NG7C82

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How long can you keep a secret?
Three best friends are embarking on an all-expenses paid trip of their dreams. The only catch? Every moment will be documented on film.
Lizzie is finally ready to embrace adventure for the very first time. It’s their last three months together, but it is Lizzie’s time to finally start living!
Jaddi is known for her stunning looks, flirtatious attitude and many conquests. But Jaddi has a secret and on this last trip together she needs to decide whether her best friends will ever know the real her.
Samantha has always been the ‘grown up’ of the group, the one with a five year plan. What Lizzie and Jaddi don’t know is that Sam is trapped, and her perfect life isn’t quite what it seems…
As they trek across the globe Lizzie, Jaddi and Samantha must come to terms with loss, love and trusting one another. But will it all be too late…

‘Speechless at just how breathtaking this book really is.’ – Rachel Gilbey
’Mind-blowing, enchanting, heart-breaking, moving, spell-binding and emotional.’ – The Writing Garnet

One Endless Summer

I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour highlighting the incredible PRICE DROP of this top-rated Contemporary Romance … the ebook is currently at the price of 99 pence until 31st August 2018.  Fill your kindle with a new summer read.

About the Author – Laurie Ellingham

Laurie Small photoWhen I am not running around after my two children, my husband, our cockerpoo Rodney, or just plain running, I love nothing more than disappearing into the fictional world of my characters, preferably with a large coffee and a slab of chocolate cake to hand.

I have a degree in Psychology and a background in Public relations, both of which help me in everything I do.

Social Media Links –

Twitter: @LaurieEllingham
Facebook: @LaurieEllinghamAuthor

Paris By The Book by Liam Callanan book review

 

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Paris by the Book written by Liam Callanan, publisher HQ, is available NOW in ebook, paperback and audiobook format.

To buy link:  https://amzn.to/2JuodJE

Product Details (as per amazon page)

Some stories are still waiting to be found.
In a city of millions, it’s easy to lose someone…
Twelve weeks before Leah Eady arrived in France, her husband disappeared. Early one morning, he walked out the door and never came back. All he left behind was a scrumpled note in a cereal box, leading her to the bustling streets of Paris.
Once she arrives, she discovers a mysterious unfinished manuscript written by her husband, and set in the very same city. Hoping to uncover more clues, Leah takes over a crumbling bookshop with her two young daughters, only to realise that he might just be closer than any of them ever imagined…
…but what if he doesn’t want to be found?

 

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When clues to her husband’s disappearance leads to Paris, Leah with her two daughter’s Ellie and Daphne decide to take their lives and move temporarily to France.  With their love of the fictional character Madeline and the book The Red Balloon, Leah and her girls had witnessed through the pages of their beloved stories many areas of the city and now at last they could walk these sights that had so often appeared on a page.  Wherever, they went they hoped to come across Robert the husband and father.

The girls soon adapted to this new Parisian lifestyle and were learning fast but behind their smiles was a sadness.  For all the encouragement of a new temporary life in Paris Leah could only achieve so much brightness in to her daughter’s lives.  There was an ever present cloud hanging over them, or a shadow or an imagined sighting.

Leah and Robert found each other through the love of books and then lost each other with their hearts and souls etched out between the pages.  Will these same pages bring Leah and Robert back together?

Walking through the streets of Paris with the characters that the author Liam Callanan had created was quite captivating and I loved hearing about the significance of different sights that related to stories set in Paris.  This part of the story made me envious and I wanted to open the pages of these books and take my own literal steps.

I did find the story a little slow to start and there was a certain melancholy about it.  But I felt an overall feeling of strength, of hope and of belief.  By the end I was overcome with emotion and was still full of hope for this young American family struggling with loss, grief and the uncertainty of new beginnings.  A book for lovers, a book for admirers of Paris and a book for literary fans.

To learn more about the author Liam Callanan please visit the following pages:

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How to Keep a Secret by Sarah Morgan book review

how to keep a secret

How to Keep a Secret written by Sarah Morgan, publisher HQ, is available NOW in ebook, paperback, audiobook and audio CD format.

The paperback is available from all good book retailers and the ebook is available for kindle, kobo and ibooks.

To buy link (amazon UK):  https://amzn.to/2JT7aBL

Product Details (as per amazon page)

Three generations of Stewart women, all with secrets to keep…
Matriarch Nancy knows she hasn’t been the best mother but how can she ever tell her daughters the reason why? Lauren and Jenna are as close as two sisters can be and they made a pact years ago to keep a devastating secret from their mother – but is it time to come clean? Lauren’s teenage daughter Mackenzie masks her own pain by keeping her mother at a distance. Her mother, aunt and grandmother keep trying to reach her but will it take a stranger to show her the true meaning of family?
When life changes in an instant, the Stewart women are thrown together for a summer and suddenly they must relearn how to be a family. And whilst unravelling their secrets might be their biggest challenge, it could also be their finest moment . . .

Beach houses Martha's Vineyard

Whilst reading this novel I was drawn to the descriptions of the houses in Martha’s Vineyard especially those on the beach. This image is taken from a google search.

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This was a wonderful, descriptive story of life, love, letting go of the past and new beginnings. A story of three generations of women from one family all holding back secrets until one night when one of the Stewart women’s lives is turned completely upside down. She turns to her family for support and the past they all thought they’d left locked away starts opening up bit by bit.

A mother, a daughter, a sister, a granddaughter all facing different junctions in their lives. What they thought they knew of each other from the past wasn’t always the true picture and once the ladies start opening up and revealing their secrets that were kept hidden in dark places they start to see a different picture of how their attitudes and feelings to each other were like as a child and now as an adult.

Lauren with her teenage daughter, Mack, have to face drastic changes to their lives after a tragic event. When further revelations are revealed can this teenager and mum ever have the closeness they once had? Lots of questions need to be asked and the answers rake up many emotions that have been safely secured.

Jenna the younger sister of Lauren has been holding back on her own emotions from her mother and sister in particular. Emotions at home with her husband are becoming strained and the couple are struggling with how to help each other.

Nancy the mother and grandmother has for so long been the strong independent figure of the family but for the last few years she’s struggled. Her secrets can no longer be hidden as they’ve reached a point of no return. Secrets she knows that will upset and shake the family.

Mack has always struggled to fit in with the ‘cool’ crowd. Reinventing herself to be liked but not really letting herself be the truer version. It takes strength and courage for her to overcome her feelings of loss, grief, desperation and isolation.

I loved how the author Sarah Morgan wove this story of relationships between one family. It was interesting to see that once the secrets came tumbling out that the bond between them all was becoming stronger.

A truly gorgeous story that at times were emotive however, the general feeling was of warmth and uplifting, life affirming and full of unexpected romances at a time when you weren’t looking.

To learn more about the Author Sarah Morgan please visit the following pages:

Website:  http://sarahmorgan.com/

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/SarahMorgan_

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