We’ll Always have Paris by Sue Watson blogtour book review

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We’ll Always have Paris written by Sue Watson, publisher Sphere is available NOW in ebook and audio download format.

To buy link:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Well-Always-Have-Paris-Watson-ebook/dp/B01AGO1062/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1469548761&sr=1-2


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Does first love deserve a second chance?

When she was almost seventeen, Rosie Draper locked eyes with a charismatic student called Peter during their first week at art college, changing the course of her life forever. Now, on the cusp of sixty-five and recently widowed, Rosie is slowly coming to terms with a new future. And after a chance encounter with Peter, forty-seven years later, they both begin to wonder ‘what if’ . . .

Told with warmth, wit and humour, We’ll Always Have Paris is a charming, moving and uplifting novel about two people; the choices they make, the lives they lead and the love they share.

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I’m so pleased to be involved in the blogtour promoting and celebrating Sue Watson’s new novel.

I’d like to thank the publishers and netgalley for an arc in return for a review.

This is a beautifully told story of one life, two loves.  The past and the present and the in between are remembered fondly and bring back emotions that at the time were so raw your heart felt like it was breaking but now the memory is just a little scar.

This story is a little different to Sue’s previous novels that were delightful, heart warming and full of fun.  This book still has the wonderful wit and humour from Sue shining through but in a more gentler, sensitive manner.  Hearts have been broken and mended but the wounds have remained.  Humour is welcomed now and is refreshing to hear of fun times from long ago.

Rosie is still grieving from the loss of her husband but a chance encounter with her first love Peter opens up the wounds she’s kept hidden.  Will this new time together let the hurt heal and bring some sunshine back into her life?

Sue sensitively and beautifully tells a story of grief, motherhood, families, friendships and love.  I was enthralled with the love that was; that is and that can be … 5/5*

 

I’d like to share a quote from the novel that I particularly liked:

“You must have hated me.”   “I did – but I loved you too.”

To find out more about Sue Watson and her books please visit the following links:

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Summer Flings and Dancing Dreams by Sue Watson book review

Summer Flings and Dancing DreamsSummer Flings and Dancing Dreams by Sue Watson is available to download from this Friday 3rd July 2015.

To buy/pre-order links:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Summer-Flings-Dancing-Dreams-hilariously-ebook/dp/B00YMUWOUI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1435673606&sr=8-1&keywords=summer+flings+and+dancing+dreams

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Laura Watkin’s heart isn’t broken, she’s just forgotten how to use it.  After years on her own, the highlight of single mum Laura’s week is watching Strictly Come Dancing with a glass of Pinot Grigio and a large helping of imagination.

With her daughter Sophie going travelling, Laura knows the time is right to do something for herself for a change. One disastrous Zumba class later and Laura ends up at the feet (literally) of gorgeous dance instructor Tony Hernandez.

A natural dancer and inspiring teacher, Tony rekindles in Laura a passion she inherited from her ballroom dancer father – and with it comes a dream… to make him proud.

But when Tony enters them to perform at the National Dance Festival, can Laura’s new-found confidence survive the test? And with a once-in-a-lifetime chance to learn Flamenco in Spain, could Laura truly learn to dance like nobody’s watching… and love like she’ll never get hurt?

A laugh-out-loud, uplifting comedy about finding the courage to be yourself, the importance of dreams, and learning to grab life by the glitter balls.

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I’d like to thank the publishers and netgalley for an arc in return for an honest review.

This was such a glorious, fun filled, sparkly read to make you feel you are beautiful and capable of anything.

Laura is a single parent who is awoken from her everyday life by a remark from her daughter.  Laura decides to join her friend in a zumba class, to make a change from her usual night in at home watching TV.  The zumba class scene is a reading moment I won’t forget in a long time. Brilliant writing by Sue Watson.  This scene was so funny but also it was quite sensitive to the situation.  During the eventful zumba class Laura was being watched by Tony Hernandez, the Ballroom Dance teacher from the next class.  Tony approached Laura after her zumba class and suggested she try out for the ballroom class as he could see some potential in her.  An unlikely friendship was formed between Laura and Tony.  I adored Tony’s character.  He was so joyous to be around, everyone needs a Tony.

The story follows Laura and Tony’s growing friendship and their desire to dance.  They have some highs and lows along the way but Tony has so much faith in Laura’s capabilities its heartwarming to read.

During all the dancing frivolities there is a sadness woven subtly in the background.  This grief and sadness has been with Laura for a long time and events accumulate to give Laura a better understanding to the past which gives her so much inspiration and hope for the future.

Another successful story from Sue Watson.  Her books are so witty with fun filled believable characters.  A fabulous sparkly 5/5* read.

I’d like to share with you a quote from the story which I thought was really beautiful, true and inspirational.

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To find out more about Sue Watson and her books please visit the following links:

http://www.suewatsonbooks.com/

https://www.facebook.com/sue.watson.39501

https://twitter.com/suewatsonwriter

Snow Angels, Secrets and Christmas Cake by Sue Watson

snow angels, secrets and christmas cake book coverThe new book by Sue Watson is available now from all good booksellers including amazon:  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Snow-Angels-Secrets-Christmas-Cake-ebook/dp/B00O4GEROG/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=&qid=

Product Description (from amazon)

Snow Angels, Secrets and Christmas Cake is a truly heart-warming and hilarious read about sisters, love and finding the courage to be yourself – one snowflake at a time.

For Tamsin Angel, Christmas is always the biggest and best… chic parties and a little showbiz sparkle are a must. This year though, things aren’t going quite as planned…

With bailiffs suddenly at the door and her husband nowhere to be found, it looks like Christmas just got downsized. Moving into her sister’s one-bedroom flat, she wonders whether things will ever be the same again.

After losing her husband on Christmas Eve, Sam Angel has rebuilt her life around her son Jacob and her new business – The White Angel Bakery. She’s also found herself a very handsome, loving boyfriend, but is struggling to let go of the past.

Thrown together with a sprinkle of Christmas magic, Sam and Tamsin might just learn a little more about each other – and themselves. But when disaster strikes at the bakery, will they be able to save the day in time for Christmas?

I’d like to thank the publishers and netgalley for an ecopy of this book for an honest review.

What a delightful, heartwarming, funny, thought provoking read. I’m fizzing with Christmas spirit after reading this novel!

The story was centred around the lives of the Angel sisters, Tamsin and Sam. The sisters each had their own heartaches to mend but a common bond to make The Angel Bakery a success gave them both hope for the future. Success didn’t come easy for the girls and adventures, many were sparkly, white and magical, happened along this journey.

This novel is another success for Sue Watson, her writing style is like stepping inside a book with your friends. I love her frankness and her one liners make the novel more real. I also sense a mutual appreciation of all things cake from Sue too. A world without cake is unthinkable so it’s common sense to put cake with books 🙂 Eating cake whilst reading this book will only enhance the experience!

Here is a little teaser from the book:

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 A lovely, heartwarming, romantic, funny Christmas read I thoroughly recommend.