Here comes another post of holiday review bites! After two weeks of some serious relaxation and a very productive reading sessions, I have five fantastic book reviews for you!
It had taken me a bit to decide what TBR pile of books to take on my holiday. I had two book review requests from last year that I had to read as promised( finally I read them!) and also there were some books that I was eager to stick my nose/eyes into. I have met some fantastic characters along the way and was taken on spectacular journeys of their life.
Hope you all had a beautiful Easter holiday and devoured some serious amount of chocolate.
Happy Reading! xo
I absolutely adore Camilla Isley books. Camilla's writing style is highly entertaining, vibrant and fresh. And Love Connection has got to be my favourite of hers.
My reading buds were on high alert when I reached the end of the opening chapter where Gemma is at the airport with two tickets to two different destinations and one huge decision to make and to top it all off she just met a very attractive bartender named Mark!
Once I entered Gemma's world, I could not put this book down, so I devoured in one single sitting ( it is great to be on holiday and undisturbed by any chores!).
Gemma is facing two possible futures so no wonder she is stuck in the middle, hesitant and uncertain of what will be the right decision for her. I loved to follow the two scenarios of what if... and I was hooked on the excitement of Gemma's future and the make of her relationships and friendships.
The Love Connections has a fast flowing and faultless plotline, the characters are enticing and lovable, and once you start reading, you will fall under the spell of Gemma's stories.
Alex Hart ( the leading character) has a fantastic job as a manager of Mallow Court, a historic Elizabethan house that is oozing magic and mystery and it is the epitome of Alex's life.
When Alex's discovers a jewelled locket, she is propelled on an intriguing and magical journey to find out its mysterious history and finds its true origin.
I loved following Alex throughout this story and meeting some fascinating characters along the way like the dishy barrister and the mysterious clock-maker and also stumbling upon the sad time of The London Blitz.
Finding Secrets is a captivating book with many twists and turns to the story that will have you hooked from the first page to the last one. The magic of this story is, even more, enhance by the two storylines that weaved together beautiful and giving us two POV, one that is told in the times of the cruel London Blitz and the other one is created at present.
It ticked all my boxes of a phenomenal read. There is romance mixed with mystery and intrigue.
Christie Barlow is one of my favourite authors, and she seems to get better and better with every new book! I absolutely adored her first two books ( and not just because I am a mother ).
Evie's Years of Taking Chances has got to be one of my favourite from Christie Barlow. I adored every single character in this story, and the theme of the book is the ultimate dream for any bookworm out there! Libraries always seem to cast a particular spell on me, and there is why I couldn't be pulled away from this compelling story. Evie was such a fabulous character and so easy to relate to, and even though she did not have a great childhood until she met Irene, Evie managed to carve herself a lovely life filled with a set of great friends like Clara and Aiden and the perfect job.
Aside from the delightful cast the plotline is fast flowing and oozing romance and unexpected twist and turns that made my attention firmly stuck to every page.
Evie's Year of Taking Chances is a contender for my book of the year 2017!
Format: Kindle Edition
Published: February 1, 2017
Print Length: 394 pages
Links: Amazon UK / Goodreads
I enjoyed this story very much ( although sometimes felt like a long time to reach the end). The theme of the book is captivating, heartfelt and very romantic. Lucy is tired of looking for the perfect man, and at the age of 36, she quickly realises that the ideal one might never come her way.
When Lucy meets the handsome Alex at the wedding of one of her best friends it gave me a pretty good idea where is the story heading but I was so wrong. There is so much more to Lucy's life story than meeting Alex and making her happy every after.
The plotline of Just the two of us is complicated, emotional, romantic and dramatic. The characters are very well developed and put their own stamp on the story, especially Lucy's two best friends who are always there in time of need! Then there is Lucy's loving and supporting family and last but not least Lucy's men who bring all the twist and turns to her story.
Georgie Capron created a beautiful story of a modern day life/family and love.
A huge thank you to Camilla Isley, Tracie Banister, Bookouture and Aria for sending me a book copy or approving my request to review in exchange for a fair review.
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