Blog Tour · Historical Romance · Reviews

“The Girl With Flaming Hair” Review

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Ready for another review? Here it is!

The Girl With Flaming Hair“, written by Natalie Kleinman, is a Historical Romantic Fiction (Regency) novel published on 15th June 2021 by Sapere Books.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, Natalie Kleinman for the eCopy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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Synopsis

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Sophie is plagued by the shadows of the past…

While driving his curricle, Rufus Solgrave, Earl of Luxton comes across Sophie Clifford lying unconscious in the road, having fallen from her horse.

Not too far from home, he takes her back to Ashby, his country seat, leaving her in the care of his mother, Elizabeth, Countess of Luxton, and his sister, Lydia. Under their kindly supervision, Sophie soon begins to recover.

Upon discovering that Sophie has never mixed with London society, Elizabeth invites her to accompany the family to town for Lydia’s come-out. Unhappy with her homelife and eager to sample the delights of the season, Sophie accepts.

However, her enjoyment is marred when talk of an old scandal surrounding her birth resurfaces. What’s more, her devious stepbrother, Francis Follet, has followed her to London, intent on making her his bride.

Sensing Sophie’s distress, Rufus steps in to protect her from Francis’s unwelcome advances.

And although neither Rufus nor Sophie are yet thinking of marriage, both soon begin to wonder whether their comfortable friendship could blossom into something warmer…

Purchase Links: Amazon


About the Author

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Natalie’s passion for reading became a compulsion to write when she attended a ten-week course in creative writing some sixteen or so years ago. She takes delight in creating short stories of which more than forty have been published, but it was her lifelong love of Regency romance that led her to turn from contemporary romantic fiction to try her hand at her favourite genre. Raised on a diet of Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer, she is never happier than when immersed in an age of etiquette and manners, fashion and intrigue, all combined into a romping good tale. She lives on the London/Kent border, close to the capital’s plethora of museums and galleries which she uses for research as well as pleasure. A perfect day though is when she heads out of town to enjoy lunch by a pub on the river, any river, in company with her husband and friends.
Natalie is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association, the Society of Authors and the Society of Women Writers and Journalists.

Social Media Links: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook



My Review

Historical Romance is a genre I quite enjoy, and I have read many books in the Regency subgenre. Does that make me an expert? No, it does not. It just means I enjoy those kinds of books. And I do believe that Natalie Kleinman hit the right reader spot for me.

In this book we follow Sophie and Rufus. It was a light read and yet it had a good amount of mystery, drama, romance and the society interactions… all things I enjoy in a historical, just as much as I love to see the main characters fall in love during a different time period and having their journey have some ups and downs.

The characters were amazing and I had fun learning about them as much as understanding their interactions and actions. I loved Rufus family, I loved learning about Sophie’s background and see her development.

The fact that we end up learning about the society in London at the same time Sophie is discovering it for the first time, it was such a perfect touch. It is part of the development of the story and the characters, but it was also something that I hadn’t read in this particular way. Quite fun and refreshing. Sophie’s introduction to the society combined with the danger of her stepbrother approaching, and in the middle of it the discovery of independence, and the growth of friendships.

Overall, I quite enjoyed the book. Scandal, romance, mystery, secrets, drama, kindness and relationships. All we need in a historical romance.


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“The Last Days of Us” Review

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Here is finally the review of the book I had a chance to read this month. I did a promo post this weekend if you guys remember.

The Last Days of Us“, written by Caroline Finnerty, is a Women’s Fiction novel published on 17th June 20211 by Boldwood Books.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, Caroline Finnerty and Boldwood Books for the eCopy of this book, via NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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Synopsis

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They say if you love someone, you have to let them go. But what they are your child?

All Sarah McIntyre has ever wanted was a loving, happy family.  So when her husband JP announces on Christmas Day that he is leaving her and their two children, 9 year old Harry and 4 year old Robyn, Sarah is left reeling.

But things are set to get worse when Robyn is diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour.

Can JP and Sarah unite to fight their biggest battle yet? or will they be on opposing sides once again?

With the couple at loggerheads and with Robyn’s condition deteriorating day-by-day, precious time is running out and JP is getting desperate…

The Last Days of Us is a tender story of hope and forgiveness that asks the question how far would you go to save your child?

Purchase Links: Amazon


About the Author

Caroline Finnerty

Caroline Finnerty is an Irish author of heart-wrenching family dramas and has published four novels and compiled a non-fiction charity anthology. She has been shortlisted for several short-story awards and lives in County Kildare with her husband and four young children. Her first title for Boldwood is The Last Days of Us, to be published in June 2021.

Social Media Links: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook



My Review

When I learned about this book I knew it was going to be an emotional read. I knew it would have a lot of topics that hit triggers for some people. Yet, I wanted to read it.

I’m still coming to terms with the book and my thoughts. I’m still dealing with how the book touched my heart and what it made me think and feel. It was a thought provoking book, as well as a story that reminded me of certain family members and their own journeys.

In this book we follow a family and the journey of a cancer patient. We follow a mother doing everything for her daughter, and focusing on enjoying the last moments they have together. And we also follow the family dynamics, how a couple deals with this situation.

Grief, anger, acceptation, sadness, resilience, love. Those are some of the key words for me. Of course, family, cancer, death, moving forward, and SAUDADE (that’s a Portuguese word) came to play as well. But the truth is, I like to think that it was about family and love.

Many may not know, but I have had a lot of family members dealing with cancer, various types of tumors, and one of them was of a little cousin. So, I have seen the worry in my cousin about her daughter’s tumor. I have seen them deal with it, having faith, trusting the doctor, being scared and still having the courage to keep going and doing everything for their loved ones. And Sarah was like that, such a powerful character, trying to focus on her kids and being the best mom possible despite the circumstances.

There are other aspects of the book that were interesting, the legal and medical elements, but for me what got me going was the emotional element. It was the family and how they all had their own thoughts and had their own problems as well as the common one.

Overall, I enjoyed the book a lot. I know I would get emotional, that was a possibility, but I didn’t know what to really expect and I’m so happy that I gave the book a shot and that I went through this journey.


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Promo Post: “The Last Days of Us” by Caroline Finnerty

Hello Friends!

There are books that call to me. This was one of them.

Today I only bring a promo post, but hopefully very soon I will have a review. Meanwhile, check out the other reviewers in this tour to know what their thoughts are.

The Last Days of Us“, written by Caroline Finnerty, is a Women’s Fiction novel published on 17th June 20211 by Boldwood Books.

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Synopsis

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They say if you love someone, you have to let them go. But what they are your child?

All Sarah McIntyre has ever wanted was a loving, happy family.  So when her husband JP announces on Christmas Day that he is leaving her and their two children, 9 year old Harry and 4 year old Robyn, Sarah is left reeling.

But things are set to get worse when Robyn is diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour.

Can JP and Sarah unite to fight their biggest battle yet? or will they be on opposing sides once again?

With the couple at loggerheads and with Robyn’s condition deteriorating day-by-day, precious time is running out and JP is getting desperate…


The Last Days of Us is a tender story of hope and forgiveness that asks the question how far would you go to save your child?

Purchase Links: Amazon


About the Author

Caroline Finnerty

Caroline Finnerty is an Irish author of heart-wrenching family dramas and has published four novels and compiled a non-fiction charity anthology. She has been shortlisted for several short-story awards and lives in County Kildare with her husband and four young children. Her first title for Boldwood is The Last Days of Us, to be published in June 2021.

Social Media Links: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook



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I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books. And I’m open to debate and exchange opinions, so let’s talk.

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Love,

Jess

Blog Tour · Reviews

“The Happy Family” Review

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Today I bring you a review of a Psychological thriller. I have previously read another book by the same author and I enjoyed it, so I was curious about this one.

The Happy Family“, written by Jackie Kabler, is a Psychological thriller published on 4th June 2021 by One More Chapter.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, Jackie Kabler and One More Chapter for the eCopy of this book, via NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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Synopsis

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A mother who disappeared… 
When Beth was 10 years old, her beautiful, wild mother Alice walked out and never came back. Beth’s life since hasn’t always been smooth sailing, but now she is happy and settled, with a successful career, a loving family and a beautiful home. 
 
An unexpected visitor…
Then one day there’s a knock at the door. Alice has returned. Overjoyed to have the chance to rebuild their relationship, Beth invites her mother to move in.
 
A life that comes crashing down…
At first, everything seems wonderful. But then Beth’s friends begin to drift away, strange things start to happen at home, and rumours begin to circle about her past. As the mysterious events around Beth become darker and more dangerous, she is forced to question everything. Is somebody in her life trying to destroy her happiness? And how far will they go?

Purchase Links: Amazon UK | Amazon US


About the Author

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Jackie Kabler worked as a newspaper reporter and then in television news for twenty years, including nearly a decade on GMTV. She later appeared on BBC and ITV news, presented a property show for Sky, hosted sports shows on Setanta Sports News and worked as a media trainer for the Armed Forces. She is now a presenter on shopping channel QVC. The Happy Family is her sixth book; previous novels include the international bestseller The Perfect Couple. Jackie lives in Gloucestershire with her husband.

Social Media Links: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads


My Review

This isn’t my first Jackie Kabler’s book, and I enjoyed it as much as I did the other one I have read. The author has a good way of grabbing the readers attention and making us not being sure what is right of wrong and yet wanting to come up with a theory as we went through the story.

In this book we follow Beth and her family. We met characters, we can see them interact and be suspicious about them. And as strange things start happening, I had that ‘at the edge of my seat’ kind of feeling. I couldn’t stop reading, I needed to know more about Beth, Alice and the mysteries.

It is kind of tricky to talk about the book, I’m kind of afraid to give a spoiler. What I can say it that the way the author messed up with my head and yet made me almost like addicted to the story, was fantastic. I really wanted to read the next page and learn if I was right with my ideas. I wanted to see how the author would surprise me next.

Overall, I enjoyed it. I was unsure if I enjoyed it more than the previous book of Jackie Kabler that I have read, but I can now say I do like it more. Maybe because of the strong family element and family mysteries that we go through with the the main character. That really got me spooked and curious.


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Jess

Blog Tour · Fantasy · Reviews

“The Fatewreaker” Review

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It’s time for the third book in the series that I have been reading and reviewing.

The Fatewreaker“, written by M.K. Wiseman, is a YA / Adult Historical Fantasy novel, the third book in the Bookminder series, published on June 8, 2021.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, M.K. Wiseman for the eCopy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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Synopsis

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England, 1680 A. D.

Liara and Nagarath’s enemy has unexpectedly come to their aid, surrendering to the magick-suppressing forces of the king of France so as to buy time for their escape. But that doesn’t necessarily mean Anisthe is on their side. Vrsar’s war mage, Liara’s father-in-magick, has never been a man do to things for others. And he has always has plans within plans.

In fleeing to England with his apprentice, the Wizard Nagarath realizes that Liara’s power is no longer her own to command. With the shattering of Khariton’s magick mirror in the Palace of Versailles, the young woman has become trapped in an alliance with the ancient and evil mage. What is more, at eighteen-years-old, her life remains tied to Anisthe’s for another two years per the Laws of Magick. Anisthe, who is now imprisoned for having helped them evade the king’s spellpiercers.

Forced to revisit his own past, Nagarath is finally learning that there are some histories you cannot outrun. As for Liara, the darkness within her heart is greater than she ever could have imagined. This after Dvigrad’s orphaned magpie having finally learned to love. For, in the words of Khariton himself, “In magick you can never have friends. Only rivals.”

Purchase Links: Amazon UK | Amazon US

Author Warning: Some fantasy violence, peril, and mild language.


About the Author

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M. K. Wiseman has degrees in Interarts & Technology and Library & Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her office, therefore, is a curious mix of storyboards and reference materials. Both help immensely in the writing of historical novels. She currently resides in Cedarburg, Wisconsin.

Social Media Links: Website | Goodreads | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook


My Review

After having read the previous books, I recommend you read them in order. The experience of this series is so much better if you have all the facts and if you see the story unfold book after book.

With each journey that Liara and Nagarath go through, we learn more about the world and the Magick system. Plus, I love to see their development and how they dealt with the issues arising. Plus I loved to see the consistency in their personalities, even if some thing change and relationship grow and they have to get strong and all that, I loved the little elements about the characters that made me love them the first time.

I still love the historical feel it had, it was fun to see how the author connected the history, the cities and the reality with the fiction aspects. I love the fantasy in the book and I just want more books in this universe.

Overall, I love the book. I loved the series. It was unique, it was fun, it was like going back to that feeling I first had when I read a fantasy book when I was a teenager. And I will continue to be on the look-out for future books by this author.


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Jess

Blog Tour · Contemporary Romance

Promo Post: “Midsummer Man”, Zelah Roberts

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Ready for a promo post? This book is going to be out tomorrow and it’s a romantic suspense so I’m very curious about it.

Midsummer Man“ written by Zelah Roberts, is a Sweet Romantic Suspense, published 15th June 2021 by Totally Bound.


Synopsis

Hostages of fate…rescued by love.

Holly Mason’s past has left her with many things—a powerful need for independence and self-reliance, enduring memories of pain and fear…and an intense dislike of alpha males.

Billionaire Sir Mac Sinclair has been wounded by the betrayal of his fiancée and overpowered by his own ultra-protective alpha-male instincts after his sister is kidnapped. He has no time for romance.

But when Mac meets Holly at the beautiful Midsummer Ball, fate intervenes. The irresistible, timeless magic of midsummer seduces them into stealing one stunning, secret night of passion together.

But one night is not enough… When danger threatens, Mac and Holly are forced back together. Can they confront the traumas of the past and learn to trust each other to overcome the dangers of the present?

Purchase Links: Amazon UK | Amazon US


Author Bio

Zelah Roberts can usually be found with her head in a book, and more often than not, that book will be a romance. Writing a novel was always her number 1 ambition, and eventually, with Midsummer Man (released on 15 June, 2021) it became a reality.

When not absorbed in the latest enthralling page turner, Zelah enjoys cooking for family and friends and taking long walks in the beautiful English countryside. She is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and is working towards an MA in Creative Writing.

Zelah lives in Durham, UK, with her partner and son.

Social Media Links: Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook


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I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books. And I’m open to debate and exchange opinions, so let’s talk.

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Jess

Blog Tour · Fantasy · Reviews

“The Kithseeker” Review

Hello Friends!

It’s time for the review of the second book of a series I read recently.

The Kithseeker“, written by M.K. Wiseman, is a YA / Adult Historical Fantasy novel, the second book in the Bookminder series, published on August 2018.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, M.K. Wiseman for the eCopy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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Synopsis

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France, 1680 A.D.

Liara’s defense of the Wizard Nagarath has rendered Anisthe incantate—bereft of all magick—but even this has failed to guarantee Liara’s safety. The death of the war mage would seal Liara’s own fate, and so the wizard and his bookminder must keep him in their sites and yet as far away from themselves as possible.

With nothing but a storybook and a hunch, Anisthe has set off on a journey across Europe, aided by his half-fey manservant, in search of a legendary mirror that contains the most powerful magick ever known. Although the stuff of fairytales, the merest possibility of its truth embarks Nagarath and Liara on a race to discover the mirror before it falls into the hands of Nagarath’s lifelong foe. Both know should he lay claim to that power, Liara would be at the mercy of her father-in-magick and his lust for power, and not even Nagarath could save her.

Thus, the pair find themselves at the court of the Sun King, a world hostile to magick users, hopelessly surrounded by agents whose sole purpose is destroy them. Uncertain whom is friend or foe, with Anisthe nipping at their heels, they must unearth the mirror before its evil is released, or worse, lays claim to Liara’s magick as well and brings doom upon them all.

Purchase Links: Amazon UK | Amazon US

Author Warning: Some fantasy violence, peril, and mild language.


About the Author

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M. K. Wiseman has degrees in Interarts & Technology and Library & Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her office, therefore, is a curious mix of storyboards and reference materials. Both help immensely in the writing of historical novels. She currently resides in Cedarburg, Wisconsin.

Social Media Links: Website | Goodreads | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook


My Review

Read the first book and then read this one… I was curious to know what would happen in the story of these characters, where would book two would go, and I was excited to continue the adventure.

Magic, fantasy and the touch of historical fiction to it. We are following Liara, Nagarath and Anisthe in a journey through Europe, France nonetheless.

My interest in the characters has not stopped, I found them compelling. It did help that we could read their thoughts thanks to the various POVs. Each one of them had a voice and I could connect with them and understand what was going on, even with the changes of perspectives.

I liked that we had more action and movement in this book, compared to the previous on. It was exciting to read the main characters going through the journey and interacting with others. It felt dynamic in a different way.

Overall, I loved that we keep knowing more the characters and the world. And I loved the mix of historical elements and fantasy, since they are two genres I love, it was good to see them combined.


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Love,

Jess

Blog Tour · Fantasy · Reviews

“The Bookminder” Review

Hello Friends!

This post is about book 1 of a series that I already knew existed and that I was very curious to read.

The Bookminder“, written by M.K. Wiseman, is a YA / Adult Historical Fantasy novel, the first book in the Bookminder series, published on January 2016.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, M.K. Wiseman for the eCopy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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Synopsis

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Istria, 1679 A.D.

Sired by magick and violence, sixteen-year-old Liara is found guilty of witchcraft and banished from her tiny village by the very priest who raised, then betrayed her. However, a mysterious mage steps forward to assume custody of her: Nagarath, the Wizard of Parentino, whose secret spellwork has long protected both Liara and Dvigrad from the ravages of war.

Despite Liara’s best hopes, Nagarath refuses to apprentice her to his craft but tasks her instead with the restoration of his neglected library. Liara gleans magickal knowledge on the sly, but her stolen spells renew an evil wizard’s interest in the people of the Limska Draga valley.

Only by tapping Liara’s inherent magick and joining it with his own can Nagarath protect Parentino from suffering a horrible fate. However, her discovery of his secrets destroys their fragile trust and ignites the darker tendencies of her gift. Now, he must rescue her from the influence of his mortal enemy before their powerful new alliance destroys them all.

Purchase Links: Amazon UK | Amazon US

Author Warning: Off-page (in the past) physical assault on character not in the book + an attempted assault in the story’s climax. Some fantasy violence and mild language.


About the Author

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M. K. Wiseman has degrees in Interarts & Technology and Library & Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her office, therefore, is a curious mix of storyboards and reference materials. Both help immensely in the writing of historical novels. She currently resides in Cedarburg, Wisconsin.

Social Media Links: Website | Goodreads | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook


My Review

A while back I found out about this series and I was curious about. I like fantasy novels and this one seemed my kind of fantasy. So I was very excited to finally read it.

This book follows Liara, a sixteen-years old girl, and Nagarath, a mage that helps her out. I loved getting to know them and see their relationship growing. It was quite interesting, the dynamic of the interactions and the background. I liked it. I could connected with the characters.

I also liked the world and how it was building up. How we learned more about how it all worked. I always enjoyed knowing more about the fantasy system when I’m starting a series, so it was something I was interested in knowing, and this book gave me what I needed.

Overall, this is the first book, the opening to the world, to the magical system, to the society, the culture and the characters that surround Liara and that end up having a role in her life and in the story… I found it all enjoyable and fascinating. A good way to start a series.

That been said, I enjoyed it and right after I finished it, I jumped into the next book, because I wanted to read more and see what would happen next, how the characters would continue to develop and what other secrets would be revealed.


Don’t forget to check out all the other bloggers that given their contribute in this Blog Tour, with their Reviews.


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I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books. And I’m open to debate and exchange opinions, so let’s talk.

Also, if you would like to join me as a guest on my blog, check out the Guests Post page to know more and contact me so we can start planing your visit.

Love,

Jess

Blog Tour · Reviews

“The House in the Clouds” Review

Hello Friends!

I have read some Victoria Connelly’s books before, so I was very excited to join this blog tour for her new book.

The House in the Clouds“, written by Victoria Connelly, is a Contemporary Women’s Fiction novel, the first book in the The House in the Clouds series, published on 8th June 2021.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, Victoria Connelly for the eCopy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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Synopsis

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Artist Abigail Carey has always dreamed of a life in the country and, when Winfield Hall comes up at auction, she’s desperate to make the place her home. The only trouble is that businessman, Edward Townsend, has exactly the same idea.

With its position high on the Sussex Downs, Winfield is a stunning house, but it hasn’t been a home for a long time and there’s a lot of work to do to restore it to its former glory. It’s going to take a lot of time and money, so Edward and Abi decide to take a risk and share the house, each living in their own wing.

But can these two strangers agree on a vision that suits them both? And will free-spirited Abi ever get the rather reserved Edward to reveal the secret he’s been hiding for so long?

The House in the Clouds is the first novel in a brand new trilogy from the bestselling author of The Rose Girls and The Book Lovers series.

Purchase Links: Amazon UK | Amazon US


About the Author

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Victoria Connelly lives in a 500-year old thatched cottage in rural Suffolk with her artist husband, a springer spaniel and a flock of ex-battery hens. She is the million-selling author of two bestselling series, The Austen Addicts and The Book Lovers, as well as many other novels and novellas. Her first published novel, Flights of Angels, was made into a film in Germany. Victoria loves books, films, walking, historic buildings and animals. If she isn’t at her keyboard writing, she can usually be found in her garden either with a trowel in her hand or a hen on her lap.

Social Media Links: Website | Goodreads | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook


My Review

This book is the first on in a series so it’s the introduction to the characters, their reasoning to being in that context and revealing some aspects of the background. It’s the opening to a brand-new story, adventure and romance.

In this novel we follow Abigail and Edward as they end up co-owning Winfield Hall. An artist and a business man… One may think it’s a weird combination, but it’s quite perfect with the plot and how their relationship develops. There is a connection and secrets that got revealed.

I loved the scenery and how the author opened us to the beauty of the country side. Quite dreamy. And it was the perfect setting for me. I love books set in the rural and nature ambiance, because that’s were I live. I live in the a semi-rural area, a small town close by the ocean. Nature is a good place to set a story for me. It makes me feel at home.

Overall, it was exciting to start this series. There are still a lot of things do discover, since it’s the first novel. And that fact makes me curious to read the next one. I want to learn what will happen next, I want to continue to fall for the characters and learn about them and what secrets they are guarding.


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“The Winter Song” Review

Hello Friends!

Sometimes covers do call my attention, and that’s what happened when I saw the cover of this book. It immediately got me interested in reading the synopsis. I do hope that by the end of this post, you are just as curious as I was.

The Winter Song“, written by Saurav Dutt, is a romance novel, published on 15th December 2020.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, Saurav Dutt for the eCopy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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Synopsis

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From the acclaimed Author of ‘The Butterfly Room’ comes a powerful afterlife drama conveying how great gifts can be hidden in death and how they can bear fruit in our lives if we have the faith to let them unfold.

Somewhere between the mountains and the mist in Simla, India a widower must reconcile himself to the loss and grief that haunts him after the recent death of his wife.

Unhinged by grief, anger, and guilt, John Perera has set off on a journey, a journey to honour the love of his life and to fulfil the promise he made to her to uncover the truth behind the mysterious death of their son. It is a journey of extraordinary self-discovery that will take him to the extremities of his soul and question all he believes about life, death, and faith.

Purchase Links: Amazon UK | Amazon US


About the Author

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Saurav Dutt is an Author, Political Columnist and Human Rights Campaigner. A journalist in three continents, his acclaimed debut novel ‘The Butterfly Room’ explored issues of domestic violence and homophobia within South Asian communities and has been showcased alongside leading political figures and human rights campaigners. His work for human rights and charity campaign work has taken Dutt to speaking engagements at the WEF, IKWRO, IWN, Houses of Parliament and TEDx.

After exploring the issue of psychological abuse and domestic violence in ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’ Dutt was commissioned by a major Hollywood production house to pen the official novelization of the major motion picture ‘Tiger’ (starring Golden Globe winning and Academy Award nominated actor Mickey Rourke) and he commemorated the centenary of the infamous Amritsar Massacre in India with ‘Garden of Bullets: Massacre at Jallianwala Bagh’ which was featured in TIME magazine. TIGER is the biographical account of Parminder Singh Nagra, a trailblazing Sikh boxer who fought successfully for the right to compete in the ring with his beard, an essential part of his faith.

A syndicated political columnist, Dutt writes for the International Business Times, The Times of Israel, Human Events, and American Herald Tribune. He has featured on CNN, GQ, Huffington Post, Business Insider, BBC television and radio, RT (Russia Today), Press TV, Sky News, and more. He has been shortlisted several times for the Asian Achievers Awards and Asian Media Awards. He resides in the United Kingdom, Los Angeles, and India.

Social Media Links: Twitter | Amazon


My Review

From the title to the cover, I was curious way before reading the synopsis or the book. Yet, the story was so emotional, more that I thought at first.

As we follow John Perera, we end up in a journey of self-discovery, of grief, loss, honor, promises, memories, faith, love, life and death. A thought provoking story that grabbed my heart and made me think about afterlife, family and the journey we all take through the various moments we have to deal during our life.

I could connect with the characters, although I didn’t went through this kind of loss, I have lost loved ones, and those event made me think about life and mortality. This book made me connect with the characters in that way, as humans beings dealing with the self-discovery and reflection. They felt real to me because of that.

Overall, I enjoyed it. I liked the melody it had. I liked the way it made me think and stop for a moment. I liked that it grabbed my attention and that fascinated me. I liked that it had a slow pace and yet it felt as emotional as a fast action novel. I liked that it was one of those books I need to reread in the future, to experience it in a different way.


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Love,

Jess