The Snow Globe by Judith Kinghorn

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Pre-publication review and apart of blog tour.

A beautiful story of enduring love and heartbreaking choices.

As Christmas 1926 approaches, the Forbes family are preparing to host a celebration at Eden Hall. Eighteen-year-old Daisy is preoccupied by a sense of change in the air. Overnight, her relationship with Stephen Jessop, the housekeeper’s son, has shifted and every encounter seems fraught with tension. Before the festivities are over, Daisy has received a declaration of love, a proposal and a kiss – from three different men. Unable to bear the confusion she flees to London and stay with her elder sister.

By the following summer, Daisy has bowed to the persistence of the man who proposed to her the previous year. When the family reunite for a party at Eden Hall and Stephen is once more in her life, it is clear to Daisy she is committing to the wrong person. Yet she also believes that family secrets mean she has no choice but to follow her head instead of her heart. Will love conquer all, or is Daisy’s fate already written?

 

Review: This was an enchanting book and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Judith Kinghorn writes with a lot of depth to her writing. This is the kind of book I have been waiting for, for a while. A story about a family and their trails and tribulations.

It was lovely written book with depth. The characters especially our heroine Daisy is very likeable. She has such confusing feelings and for a girl so young it is no wonder she flees. With a little mystery surrounding her love it makes the story very interesting.

I can’t praise Judith enough for this book. It is delightful and the best bits for me was reading about Christmas and the preparation alongside all the family issues that occurs.

A truly wonderful book that I will come back to again and again.

Published by: Canelo

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Book Spotlight is on Blackberry Picking at Jasmine Cottage by Zara Stoneley

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Return to the charming little village of Langtry Meadows and cosy up by the fire with this gorgeous romance that will warm your heart…

As the lazy days of summer ebb away and the hedgerows fill with rich, plump blackberries, Lucy Jacobs couldn’t be happier. She’s feeling more and more at home in the small village of Langtry Meadows and has fallen in love with idyllic Jasmine cottage – not to mention gorgeous vet Charlie.

But just as Lucy is thinking about putting down roots like the blackberries that grow in her garden, Charlie’s ex returns and threatens to put a thorn in their perfect life…

I am so excited to have this on my to be read pile. If this is anything like the last in this series by Zara it will be an amazing book.

I am so glad that this is a series were we go back and revisit the same characters from the last and get to see where they are now and what happens next.

Here is my review off the first book in this series.

Summer with the Country Village Vet by Zara Stoneley

Zara has also written these books published by Harper Impulse:

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Find out more about Zara Stoneley below when I got the chance to interview her.

Interview with Zara Stoneley

Blackberry Picking at Jasmine Cottage is out 6th October.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moonlight over Manhattan by Sarah Morgan

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She’ll risk everything for her own Christmas miracle…

Determined to conquer a lifetime of shyness, Harriet Knight challenges herself to do one thing a day in December that scares her, including celebrating Christmas without her family. But when dog-walker Harriet meets her newest client, exuberant spaniel Madi, she adds an extra challenge to her list – dealing with Madi’s temporary dog-sitter, gruff doctor Ethan Black, and their very unexpected chemistry.

Ethan thought he was used to chaos, until he met Madi – how can one tiny dog cause such mayhem? To Ethan, the solution is simple – he will pay Harriet to share his New York apartment and provide 24-hour care. But there’s nothing simple about how Harriet makes him feel.

Ethan’s kisses make Harriet shine brighter than the stars over moonlit Manhattan. But when his dog-sitting duties are over, and Harriet returns to her own home, will she dare to take the biggest challenge of all – letting Ethan know he has her heart for life, not just for Christmas?

Review:

Sarah Morgan has done it again! Another great book set in the lovely setting of Manhattan.

This is the From Manhattan with Love series, which Moonlight over Manhattan is the 6th book, out today!  (Book above are in the order that they came out in but can be read as standalones too.)

Sarah Morgan is the queen of romance. She has a way with words that completely captures the reader’s heart. I have read many of Sarah’s books and never been disappointed.

This is a beautiful tale of two people who have been scared from the past, falling in love is easy but actually acting on it and letting go is another thing all together. This story is about Harriet and Ethan, will their chance meeting lead to a happy Christmas? This novel is full off friendship, family, love, hope and anticipation and I could not put it down once I started.

This is one not to be missed. Perfect for a romantic Christmas read.

 

 

 

Book of the Month for September 17

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Book of the month is here again and it feels like this month has gone so quickly. I have read so many fantastic books this month but there were two that stuck out for me. I was unable to choose between them and as they are by the same author and a part of the same series I think I can let myself off.

Summer at Conwenna Cove and Christmas at Conwenna Cove are both such amazing stories in their own rights and they can be read as stand-alone’s. Together however  you get a really good feel for Conwenna Cove.

I had never read a book by Darcie Boleyn before. Such a crime, but to make up for that I have gone out and brought the rest of her books and cant wait to get stuck into them. Her writing is so good, her characters very real and so relatable. Darcie captures the very essence of Cornwall between the pages or on the screen if reading on a tablet.

I would highly recommend these books. Loved them.