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Second Chances in Chianti

Thrilled to join the blog tour for this one.

Alice thought her future was set in stone, until her past came knocking…

Alice Butler starred in a successful US sitcom until tensions in the cast and crew caused the show to be cancelled. Now, five years later and working towards her dream job in art history, she’s called back for a revival of the show. It can only end in disaster, surely?

Flown to a villa in Chianti to meet with the rest of the cast, Alice must decide where her future lies – with her boyfriend, David, who laps up the Hollywood company, or with the mysterious Matt, who shies away from public attention?

A beautiful romance for fans of Lucy Coleman and Trisha Ashley.

This is an author I absolutely adore. I always know that this author will have given me a book which not only never disappoints but also will leave me smiling.

This is a well written and engaging novel which contains another absolutely gorgeous setting.

I have adored the characters in this book, they have definitely been likeable and realistic.

This is such a heartwarming read, that really has left me smiling. This has provided the easy read and great escape that I have needed.

I am a huge fan of this author and this is most definitely a five star read.

I highly recommend this book.

Happy reading

Littlemissbooklover87 xoxoxo

The Art of Death

I am delighted to join the Compulsive readers tour for one of my most anticipated gems of 2021. This book caught my eye instantly. Follow the blog tour:

Synopsis

AN INTENSELY CREEPY SERIAL KILLER THRILLER DEBUT, FOR FANS OF CHRIS CARTER, M. W. CRAVEN AND THE WHISPER MAN.

London’s latest art installation is a real killer . . .

An underground artist leaves three glass cabinets in Trafalgar Square that contain a gruesome installation: the corpses of three homeless men.

With the artist promising more to follow, newly-promoted Detective Inspector Grace Archer and her caustic DS, Harry Quinn, must race against time to follow what few clues have been left by a savvy killer.

As more bodies are exhibited at London landmarks and live streamed on social media, Archer and Quinn’s pursuit of the elusive killer becomes a desperate search.

But when Archer discovers that the killer might be closer than she originally thought – she realises that he has his sights set firmly on her . . .

He is creating a masterpiece. And she will be the star of his show.

Bookish Opinions

Well what can I say? Where do I start? I have no idea how any review I write could do this book justice! I am completely blown away!

I have devoured this book from cover to cover in just one sitting, it has been completely impossible to put down and has kept me on the edge of my seat. I definitely couldn’t predict where the author was taking this book.

Our serial killer in this one, is working on creating a masterpiece. I can safely say that the author has done that with this book! This is definitely going to be one of the best books of 2021 without a doubt!

The plot is completely unique to anything I’ve read previously and I have been completely enthralled. I loved the author’s style of writing. I have been able to completely lose myself in what was taking place.

I adore Grace Archer, she is a superb main character and one who you can’t help but like. I definitely hope that there will be more of her to come. This one has definitely converted me as a fan.

The cover of this book raises intrigue and the book really doesn’t disappoint. I literally have nothing negative I can say about this one. The author has pulled me into the story, kept me guessing and converted me as a fan.

A definite five star read, one I will be highly recommend and shouting about! This is definitely one to get on the TBR.

Happy reading!

Little Miss Book Lover xoxox

The Man I Can’t Forget

What if you could remember every last detail of your life?

Eve knows what her colleagues had for lunch last April. She remembers everyone who has stayed at the care home where she works, long after they’ve gone. Her life is small and meticulously managed.

And what if you couldn’t even remember your name?

‘Adam’ is found wandering down the central reservation of the M25. He has no memory of how he came to be there and no clue who he is.

As Eve works with Adam to help him discover who he once was, her world begins to open up – beyond the care home, beyond her memories.

But as Adam finally begins to remember his past, will there be room for Eve in his future?

Oh my!! This is a book that I am completely unsure how to review, I don’t think I can do this one justice at all. I have to start by saying that this has the most stunning and inviting cover which instantly attracts the eye of the reader and makes you want to read more.

I have completely adored the amazing characters that fill the pages of this book. This is a unique and wonderful masterpiece that has been an absolute gem to read. I have been completely addicted to this novel. I have adored the mix of laugh out loud moments and moments which are heartwarming throughout this book.

The author has told us touching stories of the individuals and from very early on I have been wondering about specific characters. I have been completely addicted and unwilling to put this book down. It has been heartbreaking to see Eva in love with Adam, I have loved both characters so much reading this one.

This has been a gorgeous read which has completely converted me as a fan of this author and I am so excited to read more. This is a definite five star read. I highly recommend this one.

The Other Daughter

You only get one life – but what if it isn’t the one you were meant to live?

 

‘When it finally arrived I was shocked to see it; to read the words Mum wrote about these women fighting for rights I know I take for granted. Mum was here. And while she was, something happened that changed the entire course of my life. Perhaps, if I can summon the courage, the next eight weeks will help me finally figure out what that was . . .’

 

When Jessica discovers a shocking secret about her birth, she leaves her London home and travels to Switzerland in search of answers. She knows her journalist mother spent time in the country forty years earlier, reporting on the Swiss women’s liberation movement, but what she doesn’t know is what happened to her while she was there. Can Jess summon the courage to face the truth about her family, or will her search only hurt herself and those around her even more?

 

Set across a stunning Swiss backdrop, The Other Daughter follows one woman in her search for the truth about her birth, and another desperately trying to succeed in a man’s world. Perfect for fans of Tracy Rees, Elizabeth Noble and Kathryn Hughes.

How is this a debut novel?? It is absolutely fantastic and I can’t believe that I have to wait to add more by this author to my TBR.

This has been informative and is set within a beautiful Swiss backdrop. The author gives us an insight into challenges which were faced by women during this time period.

As we read, secrets become unmasked and you are completely engaged in this one. This has been completely engaging and I have devoured this book in just one sitting.

This is an excellent debut which takes us on a journey which is a steady pace and vivid to the reader. I have been completely captivated and converted as a fan of this author.

A definite five star read which I highly recommend.

The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margo

Thrilled to join the blog tour for this one.

Life is short. No-one knows that better than seventeen-year-old Lenni living on the terminal ward. But as she is about to learn, it’s not only what you make of life that matters, but who you share it with.

Dodging doctor’s orders, she joins an art class where she bumps into fellow patient Margot, a rebel-hearted eight-three-year-old from the next ward. Their bond is instant as they realize that together they have lived an astonishing one hundred years.

To celebrate their shared century, they decide to paint their life stories: of growing old and staying young, of giving joy, of receiving kindness, of losing love, of finding the person who is everything.

As their extraordinary friendship deepens, it becomes vividly clear that life is not done with Lenni and Margot yet.

My Bookish Thoughts

Oh my heart! What an absolutely gorgeous and wonderful masterpiece of a book.

This book has been both touching and moving all in one beautifully bundled little package. The author has a magnificent ability to make you laugh and cry all in one sitting.

I have found that this book is extremely thought provoking and one which has made me really consider the impact of others can have on an individual.

I am in shock , this is a superb debut which has completely stolen my heart. It is beautiful from beginning to end.

The characters in this book are beautiful and it takes real skill to create such magnificent characters. This is a gorgeous story which really gives us a picture of the lives of the characters.

This is a wonderful masterpiece which I can say should definitely be a 2021 bestseller. A definite five star read from me and one that I absolutely cannot recommend high enough.

Happy reading

Little Miss Book Lover xoxox

Close Your Eyes

Thrilled to join the blog tour for this one.

Don’t let him under your skin. He’ll destroy you.

Don’t fight him. He’ll win.

Run. Never let him find you.

I thought I was safe here, but I’m not. I’ve stayed too long. Now Genevieve is dead, and the police are on their way. It’s time for me to go.

 

I must stick to the plan – the one I made the day I arrived in this city. My bag is packed. It always is. I will destroy every shred of evidence of my existence. The police must never find me. If they do, so will he. 

 

I made a mistake, and someone had to die. But I’m the one who has truly lost her life.

 

I need to make a choice. If I keep running, I’ll never stop. If I go back, he will make me suffer. 

 

How many lives can one person ruin?

Oh wow! This book!! How will I write a review to do this justice?

This has been gripping and unpredictable. I have devoured this book in just one sitting. I sat with the intention of reading a couple of chapters but devoured the entire book.

The author has cleverly interweaved timelines together and created an absolute masterpiece. I have adored this book.

It has been an easy read with an absolutely fantastic story. I definitely couldn’t predict where the author was taking this one.

I adore the Tom Douglas series and I honestly think this is my favourite book yet.

This is definitely a series which deserves to be made into a tv drama. This is a superb read and I absolutely loved it.

A definite five star read and one that I highly recommend.

Happy reading

Little Miss Book Lover xoxox

Uncoupling

Thrilled to join the blog tour for this stunning book.

Could one split second change her life forever?

Hannah and Si are in love and on the same track – that is, until their train divides on the way to a wedding. The next morning, Hannah wakes up in Paris and realises that her boyfriend (and her ticket) are 300 miles away in Amsterdam!

But then Hannah meets Léo on the station platform, and he’s everything Si isn’t. Spending the day with him in Paris forces Hannah to question how well she really knows herself – and whether, sometimes, you need to go in the wrong direction to find everything you’ve been looking for…

I absolutely cannot believe that this is a debut novel!! I absolutely need more after devouring this entire book in just one sitting. I am definitely a converted fan of this author.

This is a book which has been completely engaging and filled with moments which will have you laughing out loud.

This is a book filled with superb settings that I have been able to escape to. Hannah is a wonderful main character and I have really enjoyed this journey with her.

Brown has created a fun yet unique plot which instantly pulls you in. It will make you laugh at the events, allow you to explore sight seeing with Hannah.

I have definitely been left smiling by this feel-good and heartwarming read. The cover is gorgeous and inviting, the plot is equally as wonderful.

I absolutely think that this is a book which should be on everyone’s TBR, this is without a doubt a five star read which deserves so many more than five stars to show how wonderful this book is.

The Duke’s Runaway Bride

It took me a long time to think of a subject for this blog because whenever I think of this particular book, I can’t help but associate it with lockdown. The Duke’s Runaway Bride was written really quickly between May-July 2020, most of it outdoors in the sunshine, partly so that my children could play in the garden and partly to keep me motivated. It was a really strange time, homeschooling in between writing, but it was a good distraction too, keeping my mind off everything else that was going on in the world.

Books have been so important to me over the past year, not just writing, but reading lots of them too. I don’t think I’ve ever read so much! It’s made me realise how important they truly are, both as an escape and to remind us that we’re not alone. Watching television or films, I find that my attention still wanders (it doesn’t help that I fidget so much) but in books I can be drawn into a completely different world.

I’ve discovered so many incredible writers this year, helped by our homeschool reading hour, a brief period of calm every day during a crazy time. My children weren’t particularly thrilled by the idea at first, but after some biscuit-based bribery, we settled into a routine. I’m writing this blog in lockdown again and I’m pleased to say that reading hour is back and helping us to stay calm and motivated.

This book has a lot to do with family, not necessarily the ones we’re born with, but the ones we make for ourselves too. It’s about taking care of each other, about finding solace in reading and, of course, in baking and eating biscuits (it starts off in a biscuit shop after all!) These things have all been especially important to me this year and I hope the story conveys that. Beatrix and Quin have a rough and rocky road to true love, but it’s one of my favourite books for a reason.

Bad Blood

Tim, Rose, Will, and Belle lived a charmed childhood growing up together on idyllic Bluebell Farm, but everything changed when their mother died. Sixteen years on, they’re practically strangers.

An unexpected invitation from their estranged father brings them back together giving them an opportunity to heal past wounds and start afresh.

But when Frank is found dead on the morning of his wedding, suspicion turns to the four siblings’ motivations, and the bad blood of the past resurfaces.

This is another absolutely wonderful book by Lily Hayden, I have found this completely impossible to put down and this is quite possibly my new favourite.

This has completely gripped me from the beginning and I have been completely addicted. This is well-written and filled with a fantastic range of characters.

I have been completely unable to predict what was going to happen in this book. I haven’t been disappointed, this is a great read which really has hooked me.

I am a huge fan of this author and already eagerly anticipating the next book. A definite five star read which I highly recommend.

Black Widows- Cate Quinn

Thrilled to join Random Things Tours for this one.

The only thing the three women had in common was their husband.

And, as of this morning, that they’re each accused of his murder.

Blake Nelson moved into a hidden stretch of land – a raw paradise in the wilds of Utah – where he lived with his three wives:

Rachel, the chief wife, obedient and doting to a fault.

Tina, the other wife, who is everything Rachel isn’t.

And Emily, the youngest wife, who knows little else.

When their husband is found dead under the desert sun, the questions pile up.

But none of the widows know who would want to kill a good man like Blake.

Or, at least, that’s what they’ll tell the police…

My Bookish Thoughts

Well this book is one that I have been completely and utterly unwilling but also unable to put down. Quinn has pulled me into this one very quickly and I have enjoyed devouring page after page.

This is a book which is completely unique to anything I’ve read previously. I love that the author has taken on themes that we don’t often see in many books.

This book has it all, tension, suspense, rivalry, religious group and cults. It is definitely an engaging and unique read. I have really liked the mix of characters this book has contained. I totally understand the rivalry and tension between the wives.

The twist towards the end has shocked me, I’m not sure what I was expecting but I have definitely been left speechless by this one. This is my first read by this author, but it definitely won’t be the last.

I have adored this book. It is a great read and I have been completely pulled in. A definite five star read and one I highly recommend.

Happy reading

Little Miss Book lover xoxox