Month: August 2021

Books & Book Reviews, Fiction

Isabelle And Alexander

London, 1850 Isabelle Rackham knows she will not marry for love. Though arranged marriages have fallen out of fashion, hers has been settled for some time to combine the upper-middle-class wealth of her father’s coal mines with Alexander Osgood’s prospering Northern country textile mills. Though not a man prone to romantic gestures, Alexander is well-known as an eligible bachelor. His good looks have turned more than one head, so Isabelle is content to think of herself as Alexander’s wife. However, her marriage is not what she expected. Northern England is nothing like her home farther west in the lake country.

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Books & Book Reviews, Fiction

Summer At The Vineyard

Although I’ve heard about Fliss Chester’s books, Summer At The Vineyard is the first book of I’ve read. Summer At The Vineyard Blurb Grab a glass and head to the South of France for fun and flirtation amongst the vines… Jenna Jenkins needs to get away. She’s been unceremoniously sacked from her job and it’s make or break time with her boyfriend Angus, so a summer job at the beautiful Chateau Montmorency in the south of France seems like the perfect solution. Planning the party of the century, dining out with suave Frenchmen, and giving in to a little temptation

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Books & Book Reviews, Fiction

The Olive Grove

I haven’t read a book by Eva Glyn before, so I didn’t know what to expect from The Olive Grove. Description of The Olive Grove A woman searching for a different future A man desperate to escape his past Can these two find what they are looking for on the beautiful Croatian island of Korčula? Antonia Butler is on the brink of a life-changing decision and a job advert looking for a multilingual housekeeper at a beautifully renovated Croatian farmhouse, Vila Maslina, is one she can’t ignore. Arriving on the tiny picturesque island of Korčula, Antonia feels a spark of

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Books & Book Reviews, Readers Speak

Lisa Burgess #ReadersSpeak

After my three part series on Bloggers Who Read as part of the #ReadersSpeak feature here, I took a break. Today, I’m really glad to be back and featuring a lovely blogger, Lisa Burgess, who I connected with online with at the start of this year. Lisa blogs at Lisa Notes and is an avid reader. I love her thoughtful posts and I’m a regular participant on her One Word 2021 link up, which helps me to focus on my word more mindfully. Lisa Burgess #ReadersSpeak On average, how many books do you read in a year? I usually read

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Books & Book Reviews, Fiction

We Belong Together

We Belong Together is another of Beth Moran’s books that I enjoyed. I’ve read her ‘How Not To Be A Loser’ and ‘Take a Chance on Me’. We Belong Together Eleanor Sharpley has been living a lie… Needing to escape her London life quickly, Eleanor throws her things into the back of her car, and heads to her erstwhile best friend Charlie’s family farm. But Charlie isn’t there. Instead she finds Charlie’s grieving brother Daniel, her eight-month old daughter Hope (a daughter Eleanor had known nothing about), and a crumbling and unloved Damson Farm. Damson Farm lies at the edge

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Books & Book Reviews, Fiction

A Home In The Sun

I’m fast becoming a fan of Sue Moorcroft’s writing and couldn’t pass on the chance to read and review her latest, A Home In The Sun. A Home In The Sun Home is where the heart is…but what if your heart is broken? When Judith loses her partner, she loses her life in Malta too – including the beautiful view from her sun-warmed balcony of the sparkling blue waters of Sliema Creek. Back in England, Judith finds a spare room in her sister’s house where she grew up – but with it comes a whole host of family dramas. Nursing

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