Month: July 2021

Books & Book Reviews, Fiction

The Promise of Summer

Thank you to Avon Books and Rachel’s Random Resources for access to The Promise of Summer by Bella Osborne. The Promise of Summer Ruby’s life is about to change for ever… After years of dating losers, cheats and one guy who did something unrepeatable to her kettle, Ruby has all but given up on romance. But then a stranger sits next to her on a train to London and explains his plan to propose to the woman of his dreams. Maybe true love does exist after all? When the man accidentally leaves the engagement ring behind, Ruby is determined to save the day. But she hasn’t counted on fellow passenger Curtis stepping in

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Books & Book Reviews, Fiction

The Mothers Of Victory Street

The Mothers of Victory Street is book #3 in a lovely series about the Bryant Sisters – not really sisters, but the name of their singing trio. I’ve read and reviewed The Girls of Victory Street and Wedding Bells on Victory Street and was happy to follow their story. The Mothers Of Victory Street From Amazon charts bestseller Pam Howes comes a heartbreaking and uplifting historical novel about a young woman trying to snatch her chance at happiness amongst the ruins of World War Two. 1946, Liverpool. Bella Harrison cannot believe the devastating war that stole the lives of her father and

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Books & Book Reviews, Fiction

Captivating The Cynical Earl

It’s been a while since I read a Regency Romance and so I was pleased to be able to read and review, Captivating the Cynical Earl, Catherine Tinley’s latest historical romance. Captivating The Cynical Earl The cool, aloof earl And the enchanting lady For Jack Beresford, Earl of Hawkenden, emotional entanglements are the path to pain. But when his brother brings his new wife and her best friend to his country home, everything changes. Lady Cecily Thornhill is both vibrant and beautiful, and Jack finds himself increasingly captivated by her sunny nature. Yet he must resist her charms, for in

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Books & Book Reviews, Non-Fiction

Coconut

Coconut by Florence Ọlájídé is her story – a Black girl fostered by a white family in the 1960s and her search for belonging and identity. ‘By the time I was six years old, I knew my life was marked by difference. I was either too Black, too White, too young or too feisty…’ Florence Ọlájídé Coconut A generation of Nigerian children were born in Britain in the fifties and sixties, privately fostered by white families and then taken to Nigeria by their parents. Coconut is the true story of one of those children. North London, 1963. Nan fosters one-year-old

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Books & Book Reviews, Fiction

America’s Promise

America’s Promise is the heartbreaking conclusion to the epic, emotional trilogy – America’s Daughter and America’s Wife. America’s Promise A gripping, heart-wrenching story of love and betrayal across the boundary of the American Revolutionary War. The next captivating story for readers who loved My Dear Hamilton, Flight of the Sparrow and Outlander. 1780. Addie looks around at the soldiers celebrating their latest victory. American independence is within reach, but her heart feels heavy with grief. With her husband gone, she must leave the army camp, and the people she has come to love, and choose a respectable path to guard the secret she now carries alone.

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Books & Book Reviews, Fiction

The Lily Garden

After reading Barbara Josselsohn’s The Bluebell Girls, there was no way I would pass up on an opportunity to read The Lily Garden. The Lily Garden Caroline remembered how her mother would head to the garden as the first signs of spring approached, rolling up her sleeves and planting wildflowers as the sun set. But there was a lot she didn’t know about her mother, and the family secrets hidden in her hometown that would change everything… When Caroline left Lake Summers thirty years ago, she thought she’d never go back to the place where she lost her parents. But when she

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