Month: October 2021

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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Books & Book Reviews, Fiction

High Blue Sky

When I started reading High Blue Sky I didn’t realize that it was a part of a trilogy, so I felt there was something that I had missed at the start, but then the story quickly had me engrossed. Blurb What would you sacrifice to be with the person you love? Summer has arrived and it’s over a year since strangers Abigail and Edward bought Winfield Hall at auction and restored it together. Now, two new tenants are about to join them at their beautiful Georgian home. Workaholic Harry Freeman has forgotten what it is to relax so when he

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Books & Book Reviews, Fiction

Annie’s Autumn Escape

I was looking forward to Annie’s Autumn Escape having enjoyed Daisy’s Dilemma by the same author. Blurb Annie’s big birthday is looming.  Sixty!  She feels half that age, even if the mirror tells her otherwise.  Hubby Keith promises her a birthday to remember, and doesn’t let her down, but packing his suitcase to shack up with a forty-something isn’t quite the memory Annie wants to make.  Suddenly she’s single and – as an empty nester – very, very alone.  The Bucket List she and Keith had promised to work their way through is but a dream, until besties Bella and

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Books & Book Reviews, Readers Speak

Sammy Sahni #ReadersSpeak

Today on #ReadersSpeak, it’s my pleasure to introduce to you the lovely Sammy Sahni, author and expressive arts therapy practitioner. You can find her at Social Dragonfly. Sammy is always brimming with fresh ideas and creating new initiatives and is an inspiring woman who is a pleasure know. Sammy Sahni On average, how many books do you read in a year? 30-40 Do you think it helps to take part in reading challenges and/or to have a reading target for the year? I prefer a community reading together like my book club and this encourages me to read more with

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Books & Book Reviews, Non-Fiction

The Gratitude Explorer Workbook

A Network for Grateful Living, creators of the best-selling Everyday Gratitude and Wake Up Grateful present The Gratitude Explorer Workbook. This is for readers who want to start a gratitude practice or integrate gratitude into their lives with greater intention and consistency. This interactive package acts as both a guide and a journal for recording thoughts and meditations. Dozens of writing prompts, guided meditations, and exercises for beginning and progressively deepening a daily gratitude practice are paired with quotations and space for writing and personalizing the book. The beautifully designed gift package includes bonus features in the back: 10 quotation postcards, mini-cards for keeping in a

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