Month: October 2021

Books & Book Reviews, Fiction

The Wedding Cake Wish

Wedding excitement is in the air! With their big day approaching, Fen has her heart set on a gorgeous, intimate celebration with not much fuss at all. But strong-minded mother-of-the-bride Marjery seems to have considerably grander plans. There’s also the small problem of a missing best man, and when Fen tasks Hudson Holmes and Ruby Watkiss with the job of tracking him down, their investigations unearth far more secrets than they bargained for. Will the Big Day go ahead in the light of such dramatic revelations? Can a wedding cake wish save the day? One thing’s for sure – this

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Books & Book Reviews, Fiction

Under the Mistletoe

Christmas. A time for family, friends – and rekindling old flames… When Laurel returns to the village of Middledip, she’s looking for a quiet life. Adjusting to her recent divorce, she’s ready to spend some time getting back on her feet amidst the glorious snow-dusted countryside. Yet, life in Middledip is far from straightforward. Coming to the aid of her sister, Rea, as she navigates her own troubles, Laurel barely has a moment to think about where her own life is going. However, time stands still when she sees her old flame, Grady Cassidy – and it’s soon as if

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Books & Book Reviews, Fiction

A Letter From Nana Rose

Three sisters receive a letter from Nana Rose, their recently deceased paternal grandmother. “My darling girls. You were once so happy in this house. Now I’m gone, all I ask is that you spend one last summer here together on Dune Island. And please forgive me, your Nana, for the secret I’m about to tell you…” Arriving at the honeysuckle-covered beach house inherited from her beloved grandmother, recently heartbroken Jill hopes to convince her two feuding sisters not to sell a place so full of happy childhood memories. But the envelope waiting on the driftwood table changes everything. In her elegant handwriting, Nana Rose promises a

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Books & Book Reviews

Starting Over At Sunset Cottage

Do you love someone enough to let them go? It was love at first sight when talented art student Felicity “Flick” Johnston-Hart and Jim MacDuff’s worlds collided at Oxford University. However, after years of blissful marriage, everything crashes down when their marriage comes to a painful and abrupt end, thanks to Flick’s interfering mother Penelope. Finally succumbing to maternal pressure, Flick falls into the high-flying career her mother believed she was destined for. However, she soon realises life without Jim isn’t all she’d hoped, and that some decisions, once made, cannot be undone. Meanwhile, Jim is settling back into life

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Books & Book Reviews, Fiction

Making Waves at Penvennan Cove

Making Waves At Penvennan Covie is the second book in the Penvennan Cove series by Linn B. Halton, and as a follow-on from the previous book Coming Home to Penvennan Cove. I haven’t read the first book, but that didn’t affect my enjoymen tof this one. About the book For once, things are going well for thirty-year-old Kerra Shaw. She has a fulfilling job helping small businesses in the local community, she is within a few minutes’ walk of all the people she loves best, and most importantly, she has finally got together with her childhood sweetheart, Ross. It’s not all

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Books & Book Reviews, Fiction

Sunrise Over Pebble Bay

Della Galton’s book, Shooting Stars Over Bluebell Cliff was so enjoyable that I gladly offered to take part in the blog tour for Sunrise Over Pebble Bay. Blurb Talented, yet relatively unknown actress and celebration cake baker extraordinaire Olivia Lambert is running out of time. Approaching forty, she’s yet to land the role that will launch her television career and she’s desperate to be a mum. Her new man, Phil Grimshaw from the Bluebell Cliff Hotel, seems the perfect match, but seems to be in no rush to settle down. Having ditched her childhood sweetheart and fiancé, Tom Boyd, when

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