Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Falling Short by Lex Coulton . Review

This story is set around  woman called Frances Pilgrim , Pilgrim to her friends , she is a teacher , loyal friend and loving daughter to her mother who has the beginning of Alzheimer’s and now needs Frances more then ever especially since her father disappeared when she was a child and Frances is one of the few people her mother counts on . I really enjoyed the story , Frances is just a regular woman with regular problems , but she is getting pulled in all these different directions with relationships , family , work and then a big old family mystery . The story is a gently paced one until about half way until Frances’s life reaches a type of turning point and things can’t be the same after that . I really enjoyed it , Jackson was my favorite character , he was a real night in shining armor and I loved that . I recommend this to all , keep tissues close at hand ! 

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

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Claws For Alarm by Karen MacInerney

It’s great to be back visiting one of my favorite fictional places ,  on Cranberry island , with one of my top favorite mystery characters Natalie Barnes . This  is book 8 in the Gray Whale Inn mystery series with owner Natalie Barnes   . In this book we meet the notorious Francine Hodges , she is a domineering , hateful woman who has grand ideas for the look of the island despite what the rest of the homeowners think , she is determined to get what she wants no matter who she has to walk all over to get it , this does not bode well! 

Natalie has a yoga retreat visiting her Inn and there is very little serenity around the island especially when a body is soon found . I loved this story , Francine is a character you just love to hate and her long suffering husband was admirable , throw in some red herrings and this was a terrific plot . I loved every page !

At the end of the book is some very tasty recipes to try out yourself and they are mouthwatering let me tell you !

I received this book in exchange for an honest review . This book is now available for purchase , yay!

Stalker by Lisa Stone . Review

I loved this story about loner security man Derek Flint . He lives alone with his mother and has no real interests outside of his work , it is pretty much all he is interested in . Derek is very disciplined with his work and has very high standards , he is secretive and keeps himself to himself making him a really interesting character . The story takes a dark turn when we learn more about what Derek is doing during his workday and when he goes home ... making this reader very uneasy . Just as you begin to think things could not get worse , they really do ,and the author has plenty of surprises in store for the reader . A very dark and twisty tale that will keep you on your toes and unable to put this book down . 

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

In My Mailbox

I was lucky enough to get sent this from for a review of this new  YA book by Steven Camden. I can’t wait to start this ! 
This was published last month . 
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Thursday, May 24, 2018

My Box Shaped Heart by Rachael Lucas

This is the delightful story of a teenager called Holly and one summer of her life where everything changes . 
Holly lives in an overwhelming amount of clutter with a mother who is struggling with depression and a multitude of other issues , Holly is essentially the adult in the family and struggling to live her own life and she is way down the list of her responsibilities of which there are plenty so when she is offered a job doing the one thing in the world she loves she jumps at the chance and it’s about to change her life . 
This was an inspiring and uplifting read about domestic violence , the importance of family and friends and happily ever afters. Loved it ! 

I received this book for review from the lovely people over at This book is being published May 2018 and will be available from and all other good bookstores . Below please find a link to this book on the website :

Saturday, May 12, 2018

The Last Mrs Parrish by Liv Constantine . Review

I have been really fortunate with the books I have been picking up recently , they have all been SO good , well let me tell you this was is right up there with them. 
The Last Mrs Parrish is told by two of the characters , The current Mrs Parrish and as the title says the Last Mrs Parrish . Never has Karma been as sweet as in this story where a beautiful wife/ mother  befriends a younger seemingly sweet and helpful woman and brings her into the heart of her family . It’s hard to tell you much about this book without ruining the huge twist in the story so I will tell you instead how remarkable it was . I was on the edge of my seat from
the very start , you think you know what is going on but you do not ! This plot was well thought out and expertly laid  our for us readers and I loved every single page of it . 
I recommend allocating time where you can sit down and read this all in one go where you won’t be disturbed and then enjoy every delicious page . Twisty and fun :0) 

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The Word Is Murder by Anthony Horrowitz. Review

I am a huge fan of Anthony Horowitz and when I came across this book I was very excited . I had read The House Of Silk by the same author a few years ago and I loved it so I had high hopes for this one too and it did not disappoint. 
The story is set in London .... one day a lady walks into a funeral home and makes arrangements for her own funeral ... later that day she is murdered . 
I mean ... what a start to a story !!!!!! 
This was such a good book , honestly you are reading  it and it is just getting better and better and it’s twisting and turning  and here you are just gleefully along for the ride  . 
A writer is asked by a man investigating the crime  to tell the story about what is happening as it is happening , these two are stuck together from the start as they try and trudge their way through the heartbreak , deceit and downright lies of what’s going on . 
This book had everything , a curmudgeonly central character , a smart and funny writer and a whole host of interesting characters with twists and turns , surprises , stomach clenching moments and some down right gross ones  . All in all I could not get enough of these characters and plot , pure genius ! 

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