**BLOG BLITZ** The Girl With No Name by Lisa Regan
Reviews / 19th April 2018

What the publisher says: Detective Josie Quinn is horrified when she’s called to the house of a mother who had her newborn baby snatched from her arms. A woman caught fleeing the scene is Josie’s only lead, but when questioned it seems this mysterious girl doesn’t know who she is, where she’s from or why she is so terrified… Is she a witness, a suspect, or the next victim? As Josie digs deeper, a letter about a mix-up at a fertility clinic links the nameless girl and the missing child to a spate of killings across the county. Josie is faced with an impossible decision: should she risk the life of one innocent child to save many others… or can she find another way?  The Girl With No Name is nail-biting, twisty and impossible to put down. If you love gripping thrillers from Angela Marsons, Robert Dugoni and Rachel Caine, you’ll be hooked.     What I say: Lisa Regan was a new author to me and I wasn’t sure what to expect from this novel.  I was quickly sucked into the story as Josie began to investigate the case of a missing woman and her baby.  Not that unusual for a police…

House of Christmas Secrets by Lynda Stacey
Reviews / 29th December 2017

What the publisher says: This year we’re just going to have a nice, normal Christmas…  Last year’s Christmas at Wrea Head Hall didn’t quite go to plan which is why Jess Croft is determined this festive season will be the one to remember, for the right reasons. And she has plenty of reasons to be hopeful, she’s going to marry the man of her dreams, Jack Stone, seven days after New Year’s Eve. However, as family secrets are revealed in hidden letters and two unexpected guests turn up on the doorstep, Jess is left wondering whether her life will ever be the same again. Can Jess and Jack still experience a peaceful festive season that they had imagined or are there some problems that even Christmas can’t fix? What I say: We join Jess as she is preparing for Christmas and the New Year while looking back at the events of the previous year.  The author explains to us what happened without repeating the entire book, always a sign for me of a good writer and an enjoyable story to come. This isn’t your usual light hearted Christmas read.  The action takes place at Christmas but this is secondary to…

Christmas Weddings by Georgia Hill
Reviews / 19th September 2017

What the publisher says: Winter wedding bells are ringing at the Cupcake Café! It’s winter in Berecombe and Millie’s café is up for sale. Her final task as its owner is to host her friends’ Christmas wedding on the beach, only she’s feeling anything but festive! Putting her ex, Jed, firmly out of her mind is proving impossible now he’s back working for her biggest rival. What on earth is Jed up to? Telling her he still loves her is all very well, but if her café goes out of business, no-one will buy it. Christmas might be the season of good will towards men – but can Millie trust this particular man with her heart again?   What I say: The third in the Millie Vanilla series this book is comfort reading at it’s very best. Our eponymous heroine has returned to Berecombe after some time travelling the world and hopes to rekindle the relationship she has with Jed, the rich jetsetter who broke her heart when she found out he was acting as a consultant for Blue Elephant, the coffee chain who opened in Berecombe and threatened her own small cafe. She is devastated to find that he…

Summer Loves by Georgia Hill
Reviews / 20th August 2017

What the publisher says: Summer lovin’ never happened so fast…but will it last? Part Two What I say: In this book we return to Berecombe to catch up with Millie Vanilla and the events which revolve around her and her cafe.  In the first book Millie fell for the gorgeous Jed only to discover he was actually working for a bakery chain which was opening a new cafe locally and threatening her business.  In this second volume we are introduced to two of Millie’s old school friends who have returned to Berecombe for their own reasons.  Dora and Mike were the romance story of the school when they were all in sixth form and the intervening years have done nothing to diminish their feelings for each other. Millie takes it upon herself to make sure her old friends rekindle their romance, all the while being wooed by Jed who has returned to Berecombe with a very interesting proposal for Millie.  Throw in a bit of OAP shenanigans,  a flood and a new ambition and all in all this is a fantastic read. The characters are once again likeable and believeable and the odd touch of humour really adds to the…

**BLOG TOUR** Poor Hands by Oliver Tidy
Reviews / 15th July 2017

What the publisher says: n a big old building on the south coast of Kent, David Booker runs a book-themed coffee shop and Jo Cash operates a private investigation business. They live there, too. But not like that. Jo needs help with tracing a mystery client’s living relatives. David needs help with his staffing problems.  Will they both get what they are looking for? Sometimes two heads are better than one. Sometimes a poor hand is better than none. But not always…     What I say: Poor Hands is the third installment in the Booker and Cash series. Like the previous two this novel is told from the point of view of Booker as he comes to terms with what he thinks are unrequited feelings for Cash and as he settles into the way of life involved in running his bookshop cum cafe on Romney Marsh. As this is the third book we are starting to get to know the main characters quite well. Their relationship is somewhat of a puzzle with Booker admitting to himself but not Cash how he feels about her but with hints from time to time that Cash may also have feelings for him,…

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