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“Snow-Kissed Proposals” Review

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Today, after a long day os work, I’m finally here to share my review of this lovely book.

Snow-Kissed Proposals“, written by Jenni Fletcher and Elisabeth Hobbes, is a Historical Romance that contains two novellas, published on 25th November 2021 by Mills & Boon.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, Jenni Fletcher and Elisabeth Hobbes for the eCopy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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Synopsis

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A snowy Victorian Christmas – Two festive short stories!

In The Christmas Runaway by Jenni Fletcher: wilful, independent heiress, Fiona MacKay, impulsively runs away to a remote Scottish tower where she’s trapped in the snow with equally headstrong, deliciously dishevelled Angus Drummond.

In Their Snowbound Reunion by Elisabeth Hobbes: fifteen years ago, Amy Munroe and Anthony Matthews were cruelly parted, and each blames the other. When Amy becomes Anthony’s new housekeeper, their passion is reawakened!


About the Author

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Jenni Fletcher is the award-winning author of 15 historical romances. She has been nominated for 4 RoNA Awards and won the Libertà Books Shorter Romantic Novel Award in 2020. She lives in Yorkshire with her family and can be contacted via Twitter @JenniAuthor.

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Elisabeth’s writing career began when she finished in third place in Harlequin’s So You Think You Can Write contest in 2013.  She was offered a two-book contract and consequently had to admit secret writing was why the house was such a tip.  She is the author of numerous historical romances with Harlequin Mills & Boon covering the Medieval period to Victorian England, and a Second World War romantic historical with One More Chapter. She lives in Cheshire because the car broke down there in 1999 and she never left.


My Review

Two stories, one book. Two Christmassy stories in a historical romance genre. In The Christmas Runaway by Jenni Fletcher and In Their Snowbound Reunion by Elisabeth Hobbes. I love Jenni Fletcher and Elisabeth Hobbes’ books, so I was very excited to see what these stories would bring. And… Get ready for the Holiday because this book will put you right back on that festive spirit.

A runaway woman, a handsome Scottish man. The all brother of her best friend love story. Jenni Fletcher bring us Fiona and Angus in a brilliant novella that as both romantic, exciting, fun and full of bickering and attraction.

Childhood sweethearts in a lovely romance. Elisabeth Hobbes brings us Amy and Anthony, in a story that talks about misunderstandings, second chances and love.

Both novellas had unique characters that I loves. Enemies to lovers and Second chances, both were amazing in the setting and time period of the book. I loved that in a way I could relate to the characters and that I could understand why things had happen.

Both authors were brilliant, and despite being very much independent stories, they complemented one another with their themes of Love, friendship, chances and changes. Plus the warmth of the story and characters.


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Blog Tour · Historical Romance · Reviews

“War Clouds Over Blackberry Farm” Review

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Are we ready for a review? Well, I have been reading and review lots of historical novels, and tonight is another one.

War Clouds Over Blackberry Farm“, written by Rosie Clarke, is a Historical fiction, Saga novel, the first book in a new series, published on 4th November 2021, by Boldwood Books.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Rosie Clarke 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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Cambridgeshire – March 1939

As the clouds of war begin to gather in Europe, the Talbot family of rural Blackberry Farm will be torn apart, just as so many families all over the world will be. Life will never be the same again.

Whilst in London, the Salmons family will feel the pain of parting and loss.

Brought together by war, the two families become intertwined and, as the outlook looks bleak, they must draw on each other’s strength to fight through the hard times.

Lizzie Johnson and Tom were sweethearts until a mistake caused a terrible rift. Lizzie takes herself off to London to heal the pain in a glamorous new job but she still loves Tom. His pride has been hurt – but deep down inside Tom still cares. Can they find happiness before their chance is gone and the whole word is swept into the terrible madness of war?

Purchase Links: Amazon


About the Author

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Rosie Clarke is a #1 bestselling saga writer whose most recent books include The Mulberry Lane series. She has written over 100 novels under different pseudonyms and is a RNA Award winner. She lives in Cambridgeshire. Rosie’s brand new saga series, Welcome to Harpers Emporium began in December 2019.

Social Media Links: Facebook | Twitter


My Review

Rosie Clarke bring us a brand new series, introduced with this book. A book in the WWII era about family, friendship, love and how the times of war affects the community. I love historical novels in that saga subgenre because of how it always have that sense of community and understanding. The characters could be our family members and these could be the stories our grandparents told.

As we get to know the families and the main characters we get to follow in this journey, we are also introduce to the rural ton of Blackberry Farm and also the context of the WWII at that time. I could help myself, I as very curious to know what would happen next. I wanted happiness for the characters and my heart was with them from beginning to end.

Overall, I enjoyed it, and since it was the start of a new series, it made sense that not everything was resolved or even uncovered, and I can’t wait for the next book.


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“A Mother’s Story” Review

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Historical Novels is a genre I have been discovering more and more. There are a lot of subgenres and a lot of possibilities because history is a vast thing for us. Tonight I bring a review of one of those books.

A Mother’s Story“, written by Maggie Christensen, is a historical fiction novel, was published on 2nd November 2021.

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

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Synopsis

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A lost child. A mother’s grief. A daughter’s journey.

In Scotland, in1941, as WW2 increases in ferocity, Rhona Begg goes against her parents’ wishes and enlists in the ATS—a decision that brings with it heart-breaking consequences. After the war, weighed down with regret and grief, Rhona receives news that has the power to change her life.

Across the ocean in Australia, Nell Duncan worries about her husband who is fighting in the Far East. When she receives the dreaded news that he is missing in action, her world collapses. The end of the war brings changes to Nell’s life, but her dream of bearing a child is no longer possible and she grieves for what might have been.

In 1971, when Joy Baker gives birth to her daughter, she begins the journey to discover her ancestry. What she finds shocks her to the core and propels her on a journey to the land of her birth.

Three women. Three mothers. Three astonishing stories.

From wartime Scotland to present day Australia. A Mother’s Story is an emotion-filled sweeping family saga.

Purchase Link: Amazon


About the Author

Maggie Christensen

After a career in education, Maggie Christensen began writing contemporary women’s fiction portraying mature women facing life-changing situations, and historical fiction set in her native Scotland. Her travels inspire her writing, be it her trips to visit family in Scotland, in Oregon, USA or her home on Queensland’s beautiful Sunshine Coast. Maggie writes of mature heroines coming to terms with changes in their lives and the heroes worthy of them. Her writing has been described by one reviewer as like a nice warm cup of tea. It is warm, nourishing, comforting and embracing.

From the small town in Scotland where she grew up Scotland, Maggie was lured to Australia by the call ‘Come and teach in the sun’. Once there, she worked as a primary school teacher, university lecturer and in educational management. Now living with her husband of over thirty years on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, she loves walking on the deserted beach in the early mornings and having coffee by the river on weekends. Her days are spent surrounded by books, either reading or writing them – her idea of heaven!

Social Media Links – Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter


My Review

I love the idea of follow the characters as they go on a journey to uncovering their past and their family. I love the ancestry aspect of the story and I would love to one day do an ancestry test and learn more about my family and maybe find the lost half-sister that my grandmother has out there. That been said, I was very curious to read this book an learn more about how the characters connect.

As we follow Rhona, Joy and Nell in their own personal story, we go to Scotland an Australia. The idea of motherhood and family… War times and more present times in a dual time line that go us not only emotional, but intrigued by the story and how everything is uncover.

Set in beautiful places, with powerful and realistic characters, this novel made me emotional and curious at each chapter. As the synopsis says “Three women. Three mothers. Three astonishing stories. That’s what got me going, that’s what I love. I love that the story was about these women and about their families.


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“I’ll Be Home For Christmas” Review

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The author’s whose book I’m reviewing today is one I know thanks to this blog tours.

I’ll Be Home For Christmas“, written by M.W. Arnold, is a historical fiction novel, set in WWII, is the Third Book in The Air Transport Auxiliary Mystery Club Series – Broken Wings Series, published in October 2021.

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


Synopsis

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A mysterious key left by her murdered sister, leads Air Transport Auxiliary pilot Betty Palmer on a journey of discovery and danger. Given up to an orphanage upon birth, the parents she’s long thought had no part in her life force themselves back in, purely out of greed and self-preservation.

Penny’s life is unexpectedly turned upside down by a potentially life-changing situation, which causes her wounded husband to question their marriage. No-one seems safe in this year of turmoil in the middle years of the war, as some relationships face breaking point whilst others become stronger.

Kidnap, crashes and dogfights, the girls of the Air Transport Auxiliary Mystery have never faced such dangers. To survive may not be enough as they must find the strength to rise above the most trying times yet of their lives.

Purchase Link: Amazon


About the Author

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Mick is a hopeless romantic who was born in England and spent fifteen years roaming around the world in the pay of HM Queen Elizabeth II in the Royal Air Force before putting down roots and realizing how much he missed the travel. He’s replaced it somewhat with his writing, including reviewing books and supporting fellow saga and romance authors in promoting their novels.

He’s the proud keeper of two cats bent on world domination, is mad on the music of the Beach Boys, and enjoys the theatre and humoring his Manchester United-supporting wife. Finally, and most importantly, Mick is a full member of the Romantic Novelists Association. Wild Blue Yonder is the second novel in his Broken Wings series and he is very proud to be a part of the Vintage Rose Garden at The Wild Rose Press.

Social Media Links – Twitter | Facebook | Instagram


My Review

Quick note: For those that don’t know this series I recommend you start with “A Wing and a Prayer”, as this book is the third book in the series.

As we follow our amazing friends, the women of the Air Transport Auxiliary Mystery Club, life continue after the previous book. I love reading historical novels set during any of the WW in this saga subgenre, because of the sense of community. In this story, there is that, plus the context of the plot, and the characters background.

There is still mystery and action, and despite knowing the characters and their life, I still was surprised. They felt like family members that I got to spent vacation with. Not a tropical setting, but the historical aspects that the author used took me to another place and time, which was just as good for me.

Overall, it was amazing to go back to this series and see where the story would go next. The danger, the mystery, the resilience and the action that got things going and got me curious and focus at each page.


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“The Score” Review

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Tonight I bring you two reviews. This week my schedule at work has been all over the place since it has been different ones, that’s why I’m posting only now. But stay tune because you may like these books.

Here is the first one.

The Score“, written by Kerry Kaya, is a Crime thriller/Gangland, the second book in a series, was publisher on 28th October 2021 by Boldwood Books.

Thank you Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Kerry Kaya 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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He did the crime…

Twenty years ago, Fletch avenged the gangland killing of his younger brother, Spencer and accepted his guilt. But his actions meant he had to leave his precious children, Austin and Kitty to fend for themselves. He thought they would be looked after…

Served his time…

Now a free man, Fletch returns to find his family in chaos, devastated by his prolonged incarceration. Kit is married to notorious gangster Rosco Taylor, while Austin seems hell bent on doing everything he can to create a turf war.

Fletch knows he has to do something to get his kids under control, but he also knows that the seeds of this disaster were planted long ago by his own reckless actions.

Now Fletch is back and it’s time to settle the score.

Purchase Link: Amazon


About the Author

Kerry Kaya is the hugely popular author of Essex-based gritty gangland thrillers with strong family dynamics. She grew up on one of the largest council estates in the UK, where she sets her novels. She also works full-time in a busy maternity department for the NHS. She has signed a nine-book deal with Boldwood for both new and backlist titles. Her first book The Price will be published in July 2021.


My Review

This isn’t the first book by Kerry Kaya that I have ready, and I may have liked this one even more than the previous one.

Going back to the world, going back to this gangland story… it was interesting and I was hooked yet again.

We continue following the characters lives, we get to go on a dangerous journey with them and I love the thrill and the mystery that still exists.

Fast paced, exciting and very intriguing. Although I don’t have many experiences with Thrillers in a gangland genre, I was fascinated by the interactions the tone of the writing and the compelling characters.

Overall, I enjoyed the story and I’m curious about other books by the author.


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Historical Romance · Reviews

“Never Fall For Your Fiancée” Review

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I have been away since I started work, I will try to get back to reviewing books, and today I bring one. A book from an author I enjoy.

Never Fall For Your Fiancée“, written by Virginia Health, is a Historical Romantic Comedy, the first book in The Merriwell Sisters Series, published November 9th 2021 by St. Martin’s Griffin.

Thank you Virginia Heath for the eCopy of the book and for allowing me to read this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Synopsis

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The first in a new historical rom-com series, a handsome earl hires a fake fiancée to keep his matchmaking mother at bay, but hilarity ensues when love threatens to complicate everything.

The last thing Hugh Standish, Earl of Fareham, ever wants is a wife. Unfortunately for him, his mother is determined to find him one, even from across the other side of the ocean. So, Hugh invents a fake fiancée to keep his mother’s matchmaking ways at bay. But when Hugh learns his interfering mother is on a ship bound for England, he realizes his complicated, convoluted but convenient ruse is about to implode. Until he collides with a beautiful woman, who might just be the miracle he needs.

Minerva Merriwell has had to struggle to support herself and her two younger sisters ever since their feckless father abandoned them. Work as a woodcut engraver is few and far between, and the Merriwell sisters are nearly penniless. So, when Hugh asks Minerva to pose as his fiancée while his mother is visiting, she knows that while the scheme sounds ludicrous, the offer is too good to pass up.

Once Minerva and her sisters arrive at Hugh’s estate, of course, nothing goes according to his meticulous plan. As hilarity and miscommunication ensue, while everyone tries to keep their tangled stories straight, Hugh and Minerva’s fake engagement starts to turn into a real romance. But can they trust each other, when their relationship started with a lie?

Purchase Link: Amazon

Author Bio

The Mysterious Lord Millcroft - Virginia Heath

Virginia Heath lives on the outskirts of London with her understanding husband and two, less understanding, teenagers. After spending years teaching history, she decided to follow her dream of writing for Harlequin. Now she spends her days happily writing regency romances, creating heroes that she falls in love with and heroines who inspire her. When she isn’t doing that, Virginia likes to travel to far off places, shop for things that she doesn’t need or read romances written by other people.

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My Review

Virginia Health’s books are always on my list, every time a new book is release or is going to be release, I get curious and excited. When I saw this book I was intrigued.

“Never Fall for Your Fiancée” is a Historical Rom-Com, and it wasn’t a surprise. Something I always loved about Virginia Health’s books is the humor in it, because it gave a good balance to the romance and the historical context. Rom-Com’s wasn’t something I thought I would like when I was young, but the added of historical aspects was something that really made me curious. That been said, this book was just spot on, in terms of genre.

As we follow Minerva and Hugh we go on a new journey. We get to know a new-to-us family, and a new social group, since this is the start of a new series. Those of us that have read other books by the author, we know that she give us amazing male characters, and in this story I was not disappoint.

Minerva is one of the Merriwell and she is asked by Hugh Standish, the Earl of Fareham, to pose as his fiancée. I loved that kind of trope. The fake fiancée plot can bring so many possibilities, and Virginia Health did a brilliant job, not that I excepted any less. And the plot of the book had a good development, that and the pace allowed me to understand the characters’ motivations and their background. It all made sense with the romance and how it begun.

Overall, it was amazing to go back to Virginia Health’s world, and to a brand new series with family in the mix. It was a very fun and lovely book to read, specially while resting and relaxing. It gave me laughs, it made me happy, it made me curious, it made me love the characters and want to be a part of the Merriwell Sisters.



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“The Girl In The Tunnel” Review

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I know I’m late in terms of my time zone, the thing is, life takes unexpected turns, specially with you are celebrating something. Nevertheless, I am here now, posting this review.

The Girl In The Tunnel“, written by Deirdre Palmer, is a Psychological Suspense, published on 11st October 2021.

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

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Synopsis

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London. A January night. Commuters surge into the Underground. Ellen Randall recognises a man standing close to the platform edge: Matt Leyton, her sister Rosanna’s married lover. The man who’s playing a game as old as time. A red-hot flash of uncontrollable anger propels Ellen to his side. The train approaches. Seconds later, Matt has gone.

Carl Teviot is convinced Ellen isn’t a killer, even though he’s only just met her – or rather, found her, huddled in a sleeping bag in an abandoned Tube station: a ghost station. He can’t leave her there, alone, and in danger.

But rescuing her from the tunnel is only the beginning…

Purchase Links: Amazon UK | Amazon US


About the Author

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Deirdre lives in Brighton, on the south coast of England. She writes women’s and psychological fiction under her own name, and as Zara Thorne. Becoming an author was a childhood dream, although she didn’t have much of a clue as to what it meant. But fast forward several years – okay, many years – and the dream showed signs of becoming reality. She entered the Mail on Sunday Novel Competition, twice, and came fourth, twice. So there was the incentive to complete her first novel, Remarkable Things, which was published by Crooked Cat and shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association Joan Hessayon Award. The Girl in the Tunnel is Deirdre’s 14th book.

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My Review

Psychological Thriller or Suspense novel is a genre I have been reading more and more. I love movies or TV shows that have that vibe, but I never read many books that had those characteristics. ‘The Girl In The Tunnel’ was very interesting and if it were a movie of tv show, it would be my jam years ago, now it’s the perfect book for a cozy weekend reading and jumping into the story.

Set in London this book follows Ellen and a mystery. We met Carl and connect with him as he and Ellen begin to know one another. There is a sister and her married lover, Matt. There is an underground scenery. All perfect to set the mood for a thriller.

Because of the genre of the book I won’t go in details. But, what I can say is that it was very intriguing. The tone of the book caught my attention from the beginning. It made curious sometimes, then other times I was wondering about the new information and all the “what if’s”.

Overall, it was enjoyable and had a good amount of mystery, suspense and social interactions.


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“A Little Piece of Paradise” Review

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These past few days have been emotional, sad specially. Something that always makes me a bit happier is reading a good romance. And this one gives just that warmth.

A Little Piece of Paradise“, written by T.A. Williams, is a Contemporary Romance novel, published on 4th October 2021, by Canelo.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and T.A. Williams for the eCopy of this book, via NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.


Synopsis

The inheritance of a lifetime… with a catch

When Sophie’s uncle leaves her a castle in the Italian Riviera in his will, she can’t believe her luck. The catch? She and her estranged sister, Rachel, must live there together for three months in order to inherit it.

Having worked in Rome for four years, Sophie’s excited to revisit to Italy, even if it reignites memories of a cheating ex who soon learns of her return and wants to rekindle their spark. Sophie realises that distance does indeed make the heart grow fonder – but for her friend back home, Chris, who she discovers is more to her than just a friend.

With the clock ticking, can Sophie and Rachel stick it out and heal old wounds, or are the sisters destined to go their own way at the end of the three months? And does Chris feel the same way about Sophie as she does for him?


A beautiful story of romance and sisterhood, perfect for fans of Alex Brown and Lucy Coleman.

Purchase Links: Amazon


About the Author

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I’m a man. And a pretty old man as well. I did languages at university a long time ago and then lived and worked in France and Switzerland before going to Italy for seven years as a teacher of English. My Italian wife and I then came back to the UK with our little daughter (now long-since grown up) where I ran a big English language school for many years. We now live in a sleepy little village in Devonshire. I’ve been writing almost all my life but it was only seven years ago that I finally managed to find a publisher who liked my work enough to offer me my first contract.

​The fact that I am now writing romantic comedy is something I still find hard to explain. My early books were thrillers and historical novels. Maybe it’s because there are so many horrible things happening in the world today that I feel I need to do my best to provide something to cheer my readers up. My books provide escapism to some gorgeous locations and, as a writer, I obviously have to go there in person and check them out first. I love my job…

T.A. Williams

Social Media Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads


My Review

Some people say man can’t write romance. I have hear people say that in bookstores looking at certain books in the shelves. I don’t agree, and I know many of you don’t agree with that idea. Everyone can write anything they put their minds to.

T.A. Williams is an amazing write. He takes me on a journey, in Italy. I have Italy in my bucket list, I want to learn Italian next year, and because of this author’s books I always get a glimpses of it.

In this book we have to sisters, a castle in Italy, a chance at love, a opportunity for this sisterhood and healing. A beautiful novel about family, a beautiful place/scenery and romance.

The descriptions, not surprising, transported me to the moment and place. I also enjoyed learning more about the background of Sophie and Rachel, and their family. It’s the little things that make me curious, and T.A. Williams got a good amount of it to make me happy.

Overall, it was fantastic and I enjoyed it a lot. I won’t give spoilers but you should check out and see what you think about the characters and their interactions, because I definitely had fun with it.


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“Wild Blue Yonder” Review

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Weekends have been beach days for me, that’s why I’m posting later in the night. The good thing about beach days is that I can read without any worries. And this book was one of those that I read during my relaxing days at the beach.

Wild Blue Yonder, written by M W Arnold, is a Historical novel, in the saga subgenre, the Second Book in The Air Transport Auxiliary Mystery Club series, published on 26th July 2021.

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

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Synopsis

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Air Transport Auxiliary pilot Doris Winter is accused of stealing a valuable item from a famous Hollywood movie star, now a captain in the US Army Air Corps, after a dance at the air base in England where he’s stationed. Gathering her close friends together, she’s determined to clear her name.

Ruth’s POW son suffers a life-changing injury just as her own cottage takes damage in an air raid and Penny’s estranged little sister unexpectedly turns up, having run away from school. Together with the ongoing thefts of items of clothing and surprise personal revelations, these all threaten to hamper their investigation.

In spite of the worsening war situation, they must band together to rise above their troubles and prove love and friendship is worth fighting for.

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About the Author

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Mick is a hopeless romantic who was born in England and spent fifteen years roaming around the world in the pay of HM Queen Elizabeth II in the Royal Air Force before putting down roots and realizing how much he missed the travel. He’s replaced it somewhat with his writing, including reviewing books and supporting fellow saga and romance authors in promoting their novels.

He’s the proud keeper of two cats bent on world domination, is mad on the music of the Beach Boys, and enjoys the theatre and humoring his Manchester United-supporting wife. Finally, and most importantly, Mick is a full member of the Romantic Novelists Association. Wild Blue Yonder is the second novel in his Broken Wings series and he is very proud to be a part of the Vintage Rose Garden at The Wild Rose Press.

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My Review

I had the chance of reading the previous book last year, so I was very excited to continue the journey with these characters in this fascinating setting. First of all, I suggest you read book one to get a fuller experience of this series and to understand better the characters’ life.

Yes, we still are following the lovely ladies of the ATA (Air Transport Auxiliary). We learn how their lives are at the moment and what adventures and obstacles will appear in their path.

I won’t give any spoilers, but I can say that there is drama and mystery, and a Hollywood connection. And of course we still have the friendship and the WWII setting that gives an atmosphere of going back in time.

Overall, it was a fantastic sequel and I’m still fascinated with the entire ATA element of the story. Plus, I loved going back to this story and feeling as if I was checking up on my old time friends.


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Blog Tour · Reviews

“Someone Who Isn’t Me” Review

Hello Friends!

Tonight I bring you a review of a sequel of a book I previous read and review (you can find the review HERE).

Someone Who Isn’t Me“, written by Danuta Kot, is a Mystery novel, published on April 1st 2021 by Simon & Schuster UK.

I want to thank Zoé, at Zooloo’s Book Tours, and Danuta Kot for the eCopy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.


Synopsis

Someone Who Isn't Me: THE GRIPPING NEW NOVEL FROM THE DAGGER-AWARD WINNING AUTHOR by [Danuta Kot]

When everyone hides the truth, who do you turn to?

Becca’s had a hard time of it, but she has finally got her life together. She has a nice little flat, a steady job pulling pints, and she’s even seeing someone new: Andy, who keeps his private life to himself but is always good for a laugh. And then Andy vanishes. When his body turns up on isolated Sunk Island, Becca learns Andy wasn’t just another punter. He was a police officer, deep undercover, investigating a drugs ring that he believed operated out of Becca’s pub.

Staggered by the betrayal, Becca turns to the only person she thinks she can trust: her foster mum, Kay. But Kay has problems of her own. She’s just moved into a short-term let in the hopes of finding some peace and quiet. But peace and quiet are hard to come by on Sunk Island . . .

Before long, both women are drawn into a terrifying world of drugs, money and death.

The gripping new novel from Dagger-Award-winning author Danuta Kot, perfect for fans of Ann Cleeves, Tana French and Denise Mina – a story about the people we are… and the people we aren’t.

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About the Author

Danuta Kot (who also writes as Danuta Reah and as Carla Banks) grew up with stories. Her Irish mother and her Polish father kept their own cultures alive with traditional tales they shared with their children. For many years, she worked with young people in Yorkshire who were growing up in the aftermath of sudden industrial decline. She uses this background in her books to explore some of the issues that confront modern, urban society: poverty, alienation and social breakdown, using the contexts of the modern crime novel. She now works as a senior education consultant, work that involves travel to establish education and training in other parts of the world. She is a regular academic speaker at conferences and literary festivals and has appeared on radio and television.

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My Review

“Someone Who Isn’t Me” follows the characters we are introduced to in “Life Ruins”. We go back to a setting that felt real to me – a Portuguese woman that has only been to 4 countries outside her own (Spain, France, Germany and Switzerland) – as if I have been there and met the people an seen all the sights. And we are taken into a journey of mystery, drama, tension and uncovering the truth.

We follow Becca’s life again, and I loved that, but we also get to see the point of view of other characters, which made it possible for me to understand what was happening, coming up with theories (Who can resist doing that in a mystery/crime novel?), and understand the characters mind and their choices.

I’m not going to go into details because I’m always scared of revealing some important plot moments. Nevertheless, it was enjoyable, and it hit the right spots for me in terms of the story and with each page I was intrigued by the characters. Although I was on the fence about some of them, I still liked the way things went and the answers to my questions.

Overall, I was a good book filled with tension, danger, personal agendas, mysteries and character and relationship growth.


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


Don’t forget to comment, don’t be stranger. If you have any book recommendation you can leave a message using the form on my Contact Me page.

If you are an author or publisher and want me to do a review of a book please check out my Request Review page to learn more about the reviewing policies.

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