Monday, January 14, 2019

Footsteps In The Dark by Georgette Heyer . Review


If you enjoy a good old fashioned ghost story to keep you up until the wee small hours of the morning then this is the book for you . The story takes place in a large country manor house where a wealthy family have recently moved in despite local rumors of ghosts appearing at the house frightening local residents and the newly established family . The story has everything ! Candle lit hallways , noises and appearances at night , eerie forests and ghostly apparitions. It was SO good ! I happened to read this at night , it did give me that feeling of needing to look over my shoulder and I kind of loved that ! The characters were a colorful bunch of rich family members , friends , and staff and all these with a ghost combined made a great plot that you had to see through to the end as quickly as you can turn the pages to find out what was going to happen . It was terrific , and chilling at times . Add this to your TBR pile immediately you won’t regret it . 


I received this book for review from the lovely people over at Netgalley . 

This book was published January 1st and is now available from all good bookstores. 

Below please find the link :


Goodreads :

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/311123.Footsteps_in_the_Dark 


The Foyles Bookshop Girls At War by Elaine Roberts .

The story is set during wartime in England and is centered around a group of friends who live and work in London . The ladies work in the fabulous Foyles bookshop but one of them , Molly , decides she wants to do more for the war effort and joins a munition factory where every day you take your life into your own hands in this dangerous profession. The story is a delightful one ,  there was also more then one moment that gave me a lump in my throat . The girls friendship is touching especially all their cosy tea and cake chats at the tea shop . Molly is a bit of a shining star , she is just one of those characters who you instantly love and who is good human to anyone that comes across her path so when she goes through her own troubles your heart goes out to her . All in all if you love books about war time and strong independent women you will likely enjoy this a lot . I loved this . I finished this and bought book 1 , I can’t wait to start it ! 


I received this book for review from the lovely people over at Netgalley. This book is being published January 15th and will be available from all good bookstores then . Below please find the links:


Goodreads :

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42983453-the-foyles-bookshop-girls-at-war


Head Of Zeus:

http://headofzeus.com/book/foyles-bookshop-girls

Monday, January 7, 2019

Murder Likes It Hot by Tracey Weber . Review

The story is about Kate , she is a yoga teacher and owner of Serenity Yoga . When she gets the chance to earn some much needed extra money helping troubled teens by teaching them yoga she jumps at the chance and here she meets Rainbow , a really smart teen with a big heart and lots of hardships .  I have to say I got really invested in this story , between Kate’s personal problems and Rainbow’s hard life I think it would be near impossible to read this and not care what happened to these characters , there was quite a few time I got a lump in my throat reading this and as soon as I finished it I bought the first book in the series . The writing and plot were a delight and these characters really do stay with you . I loved every page of this book . Go read this immediately! 


I received this book for review from the lovely people over at Netgalley . 

This book is being published January 8th and will be available from all good booksellers then.

Below please find the links :


Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7148442.Tracy_Weber

Author Website :

https://tracyweberauthor.com/

Hooks Can Be Deceiving by Betty Hechtman . Review



This is book 13 in this crochet mystery series set around the  Tarzana Hookers crochet group who meet weekly in the bookshop in their town to exchange banter and catch up on their crochet . There is quite a few members in their group with a good mix of different personalities which makes it great fun to read about . When one member suddenly dies the rest of the group really feel the loss and do everything they can to help despite also trying to get ready for a tv broadcast of their group with Rory Graham , dance break fanatic and tv star . 


This series combines two things I really enjoy , a good mystery and crochet , and we get plenty of both I am glad to say . An added bonus is that recipes and crochet patterns are also included at the back of the book . If you love crafts and mystery stories then this is the book for you ! 



I received this book for review from the lovely people over at Netgalley . 

This book was published December 11th and is available from all good bookstores . 


Below please find all the links :


Goodreads :

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40217612-hooks-can-be-deceiving

Author Website :

http://bettyhechtman.com/


Bones Behind The Wheel by E . J Copperman . Review

I love this series set on the Jersey Shore and centered around main character Alison, guesthouse owner and friend to ghosts Maxine and Paul who are the resident ghosts . In this , book 10 in the Haunted Guesthouse Mystery Series Alison is having construction work done to the rear of her home when an absolute huge unusual item is found buried there . I loved this story , from the unusual find to the bizarre circumstances surrounding it and it’s discovery , that , along with the ghostly happenings at the guesthouse made it such an enjoyable read , and that setting ... I adore it . This is one of my favorite series and I can’t recommend it highly enough . 


I received this book for review from the lovely people over at Netgalley . 

This book is being published January 8th and will be then available where all good books are sold . 

Below please find the links :


Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40603825-bones-behind-the-wheel

Author Website : 

http://www.ejcopperman.com/

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Birthday & Christmas Gifts

Hello their lovelies , I thought I would quickly pop on and show the bookish goodies I got for Christmas / Birthday . Most of these are books I have previously read and enjoyed but did not own ... now I have my very copy , yay!!! 


These socks !!! How fabulous .... and sometime necessary ;0) 


The Wizard Of Oz by L. Frank Baum 

Breathe List Journal 

Bedtime Stories For Stressed Out Adults by Luch Mangan 

What The Doormouse Said . Lessons For Gorwn-ups Feom Children’s Books . 

Midnight At The Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan 

The Eyre Affair by Hasper Fforde

Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks 

Notes On A Nervous Planet by Matt Haig 

Simple Knitting by Erika Knight 

Family Friendly Knits by Courtney Spainhower

Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Eve Jólabókaflóðið





It’s a lovely dry cold day here on this Christmas Eve in my part of Ireland , the north west coast( Wild Atlantic Way). Presents are wrapped , fairy lights are glowing , food is being prepared and the last bits of cleaning and tidying have begun . Christmas movies , pjs and cosy socks will be laid out tonight , and for the first time we will be exchanging books thanks to a lovely Icelandic tradition of Jólabókaflóðið , or bookflood in English , that we (in my house) have now adopted  . It would not take much for me to join in with extra ways to bring more books into my life at any time of the year but there is something extra special about doing this on Christmas Eve after the hustle and bustle of the run up to Christmas . 

I have wrapped up two books for two people , one has flown across the ocean to my friend and the other is for my hubby . I will take great delight in watching him open his gift this evening , he has no clue what I have got him ( he is going to love it) .

I have really enjoyed reading up about 

Jólabókaflóðið , it seems like the most perfect solution to the long dark nights we have at this time of year , the idea of flooding your life with books amid the darkness of winter sounds like a introverts dream , but not just that , it’s all those fabulous unread books and new authors .... oh the excitement!!! Eeekkkk


Have you heard about Jólabókaflóðið , will you be joining in this tradition ? I am hoping to make this a new yearly tradition , a way to ease into Christmas with the most blissful way I know how ... sharing a lovely book . So from my house to yours I wish you a peaceful Christmas Eve and happy reading xxxxxx






Vintage Books Podcast : Talking About The Icelandic tradition of the Book Flood .