Her Last Chance by Alison Ragsdale / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @AlisonRagsdale

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My darling girl, I watch you playing outside in the grass. Your long blonde hair sweeps back and your blue eyes are bright with joy. You are utterly perfect, I never imagined something could be so wrong and I’d be powerless to protect you…

Ava’s daughter Carly is everything a ten-year-old should be: energetic, creative and the light of her parents’ lives. But when she starts stumbling down stairs and walking into doors, Ava wants to rush to the doctor. Her husband Rick is sure she’s fretting over nothing – kids can be a little clumsy sometimes. But Ava’s instinct is telling her something is seriously wrong.

Against Rick’s advice, Ava takes Carly to see a specialist and is given a devastating diagnosis: a rare genetic condition that will change her future forever. When Rick realises the truth, he is determined to do all he can to help Carly enjoy what light she has left. The close-knit family take it one day at a time, walking to the beach and watching the sunrise.

Just as Ava begins to imagine a new future for them all, a tragic accident throws their lives into chaos once more. To give her daughter a chance at a full life, Ava faces a devastating choice. How can she possibly choose between the two people she loves most?

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My first book by this author and it won’t certainly not be my last one.

From the very beginning she captured my attention by the way she makes the emotions stream out of the pages. Whether she is talking about sadness, happiness, love, friendship, no matter which feeling she is describing, you can feel it deep in your heart.

You find the love of your life. You start a family and it all is like a dream come true. Unfortunately life is not only gifting you nice things. Sometimes it seems like it really really hates you.

Together as a family you are strong and you know you will climb out of this valley. The future is not quite laughing but definitely smiling at you again, but that’s a good thing, isn’t it? From now on the only way seems to be up…

This was a very beautiful story. The author must have spend quite some time doing research and I always applaud that. It makes the story so much more come to life.

What struck me was the maturity of Carly for such a young girl. The way she handled everything was almost otherworldly. I don’t think I would be able to handle it like she did. 5 stars

Thank you, Alison Ragsdale and Bookouture

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About the author

A former marketing executive, originally from Edinburgh, Alison now lives near Washington D.C. with her husband and dog. She was educated in England and holds an MBA from Leicester University.

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What the World Needs Now-Bees! by Cheryl Rosebush / #Review #BlogTour @LoveBooksGroup @cherylrosebush

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Inside the sprawling forests of Ontario, Canada lives a  friendly black bear named Melly. One of Melly’s favourite things to do is EAT! And many of the delicious fruits she snacks on wouldn’t grow without the help of some very important little forest creatures. 

What the World Needs Now: Bees! explores the vital role busy, busy bees play in helping plants to grow the food people and animals love to eat.

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This is a great little book, not only for children but for everyone. There were things explained that I did not know and I am far from being a child. 😉

The colours are vibrant, the pictures are cute and everything is explained in a very clear way. You learn about the very important role of bees in our world and what they do. Their role is vey big for such a little creature, but without them we would have to do without a lot of things we are used to have and see around us.

We are also made aware of what pesticides and pollution destroy and about the different species of bees, all in a very child friendly way.

In my opinion it’s a series that could be (or maybe even should be) used in schools. A great way to teach and to learn. Everybody happy 😉

There is also a space in the back of the book for children to draw a picture about what they have learned.

I loved it and Melly melted my heart. 😊 5 stars

Thank you, Cheryl Rosebush and Love Books Group

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About the author

I was born and raised in Southern Ontario, Canada in the cities of Burlington and St. Catharines. Long before the internet and mobile phones (now I’m ageing myself!), my childhood was spent in forests and parks, on bike rides, and playing hide and seek until the streetlights came on. My family did comical Griswold-style road trips in wood-panelled station wagons. We spent summers swimming in friends’ backyards. These are my very fortunate roots.

I knew from an early age that my destiny would take me far from Southern Ontario. I graduated high school and moved to Montreal to study international politics at McGill University. The subject fascinated me, but as graduation approached, I realized I didn’t know what I wanted to do with a degree in international politics. I didn’t want to become a lawyer. I didn’t want to become a politician or civil servant. The media industry, on the other hand, intrigued me. 

The West Coast of Canada also intrigued me. So, after graduating McGill, I packed up again, moved to Vancouver and took the first media job I could get at a local Top 40 radio station (Z.95.3) in Vancouver. Best job. Great bosses. I learned so much. But after a couple of years there, the winds of change came calling again. 

September 11, 2001. In a heartbeat, Z95.3 went from playing Britney Spears to reporting up-to-the-minute information on the local, national and international fallout of the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington. In that moment, I knew I had found my calling. I wanted to do something that was needed on a good day, and needed even more on a bad day. I wanted to become a full-time journalist. 

So, I packed my bags again (a running theme in my life), and moved to Ottawa, Ontario to do my Masters of Journalism. Another incredible two years culminated in me getting a research internship with the Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC) in London, England. That position helped me land back in Montreal for a second chapter there as a local news reporter for the CBC. While I was there, I wore just about every hat you could in CBC’s radio and TV newsrooms. Depending on the day, I was a researcher, producer, reporter, or online writer. I even filled in for the weather reports every once in a while.

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My Mother’s Secret by Julia Roberts / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @JuliaRobertsTV

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‘They told me he died, but I never believed them. I’d have known,’ she says, her voice little more than a whisper and her eyes searching mine. ‘A mother would know if her child died, wouldn’t she?’

The phone call comes in the middle of the night, rousing Danni from her safe, warm bed. The police have found her mother Diana wandering miles from her house, confused and lost. Danni races to her mother’s side – and as usual, Diana doesn’t seem to want her there. But when Danni finds out that her mother is seriously ill, she decides to put the past behind her, and care for her mother in the time they have left.

But as some of Diana’s memories are slipping away, others are forcing their way to the surface. One night she breaks down and reveals that before Danni was born, she had another baby who never got to see the world. Faced with her mother’s heartbreak, Danni vows to do everything she can to bring Diana some peace, hoping that it will mend their fractured relationship too.

Yet as Danni investigates the past, tracking down the aunt she’s never met and searching for her lost brother’s resting place, her good intentions have unexpected consequences as more truths emerge. And there’s one shocking revelation which could change Danni’s life forever. Are some secrets best left buried?

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Loving someone is not always easy. Sometimes you give them to much attention and you smother them. Sometimes you don’t give them enough by far and you neglect them.

When it happens to adults, they can talk about it, but when it happens with children, it’s a lot more complicated. Some of them leave home to find someone to love them, others do it to find some space and air to breathe. In both cases it’s not always easy to visit your parents, but when something devastating happens, they still are your parents and you will help them and stand by them no matter what.

It’s a very emotional story and it would be very hard to cope with everything that life throws at you without a loving, supporting and understanding entourage.

Quite a few hearts went through the wringer, but love was, is and always will be the glue to make it whole again.

I love the book and kudos to the author for that one revelation that made my jaw drop to the floor.

5 stars..

Thank you, Julia Roberts and Bookouture

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About the author

Julia was born in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, and began her career as a professional singer/dancer. This enabled her to travel the world in her late teens storing up experiences she has since included in her writing.

Following roles as a hostess on The Price is Right and a member of the Beadle’s About ‘hit squad’ in the 1980s, she became a TV Presenter and filmed features for Sky Sports before launching the QVC shopping channel in 1993 where she still presents today. Having always wanted to write, she penned her first book, a memoir sold on QVC, in 2013 and has since written seven full length novels, two novellas and several short stories.

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Snowflakes and Sparks by Sophie-Leigh Robbins / #Review @SophieLRobbins

 

Old Pine Cove #1

One small town. One hot neighbor. One second chance at love.

The best fake snow decorations in L.A.? Done by me.

About to get a promotion? Also me.

Sent to a sleepy small town right before Christmas to save a bookstore? Unfortunately, me again.

Old Pine Cove was the one place on earth I had sworn I’d never return to. Then my boss asked me to manage one of our bookstores there. I wanted to tell her no way, but that would definitely lower my chances of being promoted once I returned to L.A. So I sucked it up. Besides, it was only supposed to be temporary. What could possibly go wrong?

Gosh, how naïve of me.

Alex Denverton opening the door with that smoldering look of his, that’s what went wrong. It had been ten years since I crashed his truck and made a run for it. And now he was back in my life. How was I supposed to focus on work knowing he was right next door? And why did I ever agree to organize the annual Winter Walk with him?

One thing was certain, though. If I wanted to have a magical Christmas, I couldn’t ask Santa to make it happen. It was up to me to decide: go big or go home.

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My Review

I know Christmas is already behind us, but we are still in the festive season. So, I figured it would be a good idea to pick a Christmas story to end this year with. I already mentioned that I am a not a big fan of that time of the year, but that does not mean that I cannot enjoy a story about it.

This book is fun. The banter between the two main characters made me smile. The writing style is very fluent and I flew through the story. 

There is attraction and romance. Add some jealousy, misunderstandings, heartbreak and of course the happy ending and you end up with a lovely feel good book. As usual the main characters can count on their friends (old or new) ones to have their backs and stand by them.

Is it a bit cliché? Maybe yes, but I did not mind at all.

Living in a big city that never sleeps or in a small but cozy village? It really does not matter as long as you are with the one you love and who loves you back. 5 stars. 

Thank you, Sophie-Leigh Robbins

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About the author

Sophie-Leigh Robbins writes feel-good Romantic Comedies. She grew up reading every book she could get her hands on, especially The Baby-Sitters Club. By the time she was 10 years old, she was having loads of fun writing her own stories.

At 23, she became a freelance writer for corporations, magazines and television. Sophie now works as a fulltime author and narrative game designer.

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Breathe Your Last by Lisa Regan / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @Lisalregan

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Detective Josie Quinn #10

Josie presses her hands into the center of the drowned girl’s chest and pumps, counting off compressions. She takes in the girl’s beautiful face, her brown eyes glassy. The memory of a champion swimmer on the podium with her teammates—a red swim cap on, her head thrown back in laughter—a stark contrast to the cold, still body before her. Breathe. Just breathe…

The body of a young girl lying face down in a swimming pool—white tennis shoes still on her feet, chestnut hair fanned out like a halo—is the last thing Detective Josie Quinn expects to find on an early morning visit to see her brother before class at Denton University. But when she recognizes the girl’s face as she drags her limp body from the water, there’s only one question racing through Josie’s mind: how does a champion swimmer accidentally drown?

Nysa Somers’ family are distraught. She was a model student, beloved daughter and everybody’s friend. There’s no way she would do anything reckless enough to put her scholarship at risk, let alone her life. It’s up to Josie and her team to piece together what happened in the hours leading up to Nysa’s death, and that begins with finding her missing backpack.

But the bag, discarded in the woods on the nearby campus, contains nothing more than empty food wrappers, Nysa’s phone and a cryptic calendar entry telling her to be a mermaid.

The next day, a terrible housefire envelops the nearby home of a retired fireman, nearly killing his two granddaughters. The last words the little girls heard him mutter before he set the blaze were, be a match.

As the body count rises, it’s only Josie who can see the deadly pattern forming. Can she convince her team that the wrapper found in Nysa’s bag that everyone overlooked is the crucial link they’re missing? Not while her partner, Noah, is avoiding her calls and acting so coldly towards her. Josie knows she must go it alone if she’s going to stop this silent and calculated serial killer before any more precious lives are taken.

But with the killer finally in her sights, Josie takes a deadly risk and finds herself hanging onto life by her fingernails. Can she trust her team to save her, and before it’s too late?

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This is one of my favourite series. I know, I know I have already stated this umpteenth times, but it’s true! I can’t help it that there are so many fabulous writers creating amazing books I am allowed to read and review. 😊

Josie is a great character, but so are the rest of her team and family. You just have to love them and every adventure is to die for.

This book has, as usual, a lot of layers. There is suspense,  I felt revulsion, there were beautiful and OH NOOO moments…

You wonder why baddies keep trying in Josie’s town. They should know by now she is a force to be reckoned with. Luckily for us, they still think they can outsmart her which results in another horribly good story I feasted on. 5 stars

Thank you, Lisa Regan and Bookouture

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About the author

Lisa Regan is a USA TodayWall Street Journal bestselling author and Amazon bestselling crime novelist.  She has a bachelor’s degree in English and Master of Education Degree from Bloomsburg University.  She is a member of Sisters In Crime, Mystery Writers of America and International Thriller Writers. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and daughter.

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Thank you, Next by Sophie Ranald / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @SophieRanald

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Seriously, why do guys on dating apps think I want a picture of what’s in their pants? I could open an art gallery with the collection I’ve got.

Zoe really doesn’t want to die alone and surrounded by cats. But it’s not looking good: she’s had sex precisely twice in the last year, and her feline friend isn’t the kind of male company she wants in bed…

Her top dating disasters include:

1) The guy who kissed her hand, took out a violin and serenaded her in public.
2) The guy who force-fed her oysters (she can confirm that they’re not an aphrodisiac).
3) The guy who was so hungover he turned up with his t-shirt on inside out, sweating sambuca.
4) The guy who brought his actual kid on a dinner date.

And don’t even get her started on the dick pics, or how on earth you’re supposed to know whether a total stranger is an axe murderer or not.

Zoe’s ready to give up on the search for love, until her friend has an idea. Robbie lives by his horoscope, and he’s sure she’s got this dating stuff all wrong. He dares her to work her way through the zodiac until she finds The One.

Usually Zoe would laugh at such a suggestion, but desperate times call for desperate measures. Could love be written in the stars? Or is she destined to end up alone, eating take-out in bed and watching endless re-runs of Friends?

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In the previous book (Just saying) we already met a few of the characters that we see again in this next part. Although Zoe played an important role then, the focus really is on her now.

Looking for love seems easy nowadays. We have not only social media, but also a lot of apps that can help you on your way to the happily ever after. A big difference compared to how it all went say about 20 years ago. Some things never change though: there will always be people who are not honest and pretend to be someone they are not. Maybe the ‘old system’ was not that bad? You met your date in person and you did not have to dream about the prince charming you met online who turned out to be a frog…

Anyway the way the author describes the dates Zoe goes through are often simply hilarious and that’s one of the things that turn her books in to great fun. It’s not all about laughter though. She touches your heartstring from time to time too.

Being in love is a great feeling, but always keep in mind that it’s about give and take in equal parts. Never ever change to please someone else because in the end you will end up being hurt.

A great story that had me in stitches. 5 stars.

Thank you, Sophie Ranald and Bookouture

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About the author

Sophie Ranald is the youngest of five sisters. She was born in Zimbabwe and lived in South Africa until an acute case of itchy feet brought her to London in her mid-20s. As an editor for a customer publishing agency, Sophie developed her fiction-writing skills describing holidays to places she’d never visited. In 2011, she decided to disregard all the good advice given to aspiring novelists and attempt to write full-time. After one false start, It Would Be Wrong to Steal My Sister’s Boyfriend (Wouldn’t It?) seemed to write itself. Her second, third and fourth novels followed. Sophie also writes for magazines and online about food, fashion, finance and running. She lives in south-east London with her amazing partner Hopi and Purrs, their adorable little cat. 

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My Husband’s Daughter by Emma Robinson / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @emmarobinsonuk

Cara took a deep breath and let it out slowly. ‘She’s not just my daughter,’ she said as she turned in her seat to face Jack. This man she had once loved, but who she hadn’t seen for nearly five years. ‘Sophie is your daughter too.’

It is just past ten o’clock on a cold Friday evening when Rebecca and her husband Jack’s doorbell rings. Outside is a woman who introduces herself as Jack’s ex-girlfriend Cara. And she’s holding the hand of a shivering, blue-eyed, four-year-old girl. Who she claims is Jack’s daughter.

Rebecca is shocked to discover he has a child from his last relationship – even one he hadn’t known about. Because becoming parents isn’t part of their life plan. They like children, but they also love their freedom and spending time together uninterrupted; the way that, if they wanted to, they could travel the world at a moment’s notice.

But Cara needs them. Because Cara has a devastating secret that she can’t tell anyone yet. Not even her daughter. A secret with the power to change all of their lives.

A secret that will ultimately mean Rebecca has to ask herself – could she find it in herself to welcome her husband’s child into her home, and into her heart?

My Review

You meet a new man and you feel the connection straight away. The relationship blossoms and than it’s time to talk about that important subject : children yes or no?? Will he feel the same and can you ride together on his white horse into a happy ever after or does he run like the wind and leave you behind…?

Phew!! He sees you in his future and you couldn’t be more happy. You are having a ball until one night, a simple thing like your doorbell ringing announces something that is about to change everything… for ever

In the beginning of the book I never thought that the author would take us down this path. Sinister can mean a lot of things but I never could have guessed what it could have been. 

A beautiful story involving quite some tears, but heartwarming at the same time. I honestly don’t know how I would have coped when I would have found myself in Cara’s shoes. 5 stars

Thank you, Emma Robinson and Bookouture

About the author

Emma Robinson thinks of herself as one of the ‘Bridget Jones generation’ – who are now grown up and having children – and writes novels for women who feel the same.

She also has a blog, Motherhood for Slackers, which takes a humorous look at parenthood, and includes poems such as ‘Dear Teacher’ about her son starting school which has been shared around the world. Emma is an English teacher and lives in Essex with a patient husband and two children who are an endless source of material.

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Final Second by John Ryder / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @JohnRyder101

 

 

Grant Fletcher #2

Sometimes it takes a stranger to find a killer…

In a small farming town in rural Wisconsin—where generations of families have lived in peace for decades—no one expects trouble to come calling.

But then a farmer’s beautiful young wife is found brutally murdered, with a chilling calling card that suggests she’s just the first victim of a serial killer. And the FBI elect not to send one of their own. Instead they send a stranger to town—former Royal Marine turned mercenary, Grant Fletcher. And they’re giving him no choice. Find the killer. Because we know what you’ve done.

With the threat of the executioner’s chair hanging over him, Fletcher finds himself in an impossible situation—and a race against time. Catch a murderer whose killings are escalating with every day that passes. Or face certain death…

 

 

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After having read the first book, I compared Grant Fletcher to James Bond. Not because of the glamour because if there is one thing that Grant is not, its glamorous. What he does have in common is being a one-man army with gallons of guts. Now I think he is more a mixture of James Bond and Rambo.

I like Grant Fletcher. He is also a bit like an elephant in a china shop on the one hand and on the other he is like a shadow. His methods are not always the most discrete ones, but he delivers and that’s what counts. 

He also makes me smile when he says to his attackers they should not blame him when they are in pain. After all it’s their own fault, isn’t it and I could not agree more. 😉

He is tough but he also has a heart of gold. He will only use violence when needed. He will only kill when needed. 

I loved the previous book and I loved this one too. The author gives Grant the chance to show us more of his skills and we can get to know him better.

This story is about greed and what it can do to people… 5 stars.

Thank you, John Ryder and Bookouture

 

About the author

John Ryder is a former farmworker and joiner. He’s turned his hand to many skills to put food on the table and clothes on his back. A life-long bibliophile, he eventually summoned the courage to try writing himself, and his Grant Fletcher novels have drawn inspiration from authors such as Lee Child, Tom Cain, Zoe Sharp and Matt Hilton. When it comes to future novels, he says he has more ideas than time to write them.

When not writing, John enjoys spending time with his son, reading and socialising with friends. A fanatic supporter of his local football team, he can often be found shouting encouragement to men much younger and fitter than he is.

 

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The Wife’s House by Arianne Richmonde / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @A_Richmonde

 

 

The perfect house or the perfect lie?

The moment my husband showed me Cliffside—a sleek and modern glass home perched on the edge of the jagged Big Sur clifftops—I fell in love. And right there and then I made a pact with myself. I am never leaving this house.

But when my husband was killed on the perilous roads leading up to the house, weeks after we moved in, I had a decision to make—leave the home I love and start a new life or stay and shut myself off from the world? I am never leaving this house.

As I pieced together my shattered life, my mind began to play tricks on me. Footsteps along the beach, leading to my home, then blood-red flowers left on my doorstep with a note that read Looking at you. So I retreated back to the safety of my glass refuge once again. I am never leaving this house.

But now, as I stare out of the towering windows of my perfect home, I know there is someone out there staring back. I know that they are watching my every move, waiting to make me pay for my past mistakes.

 

 

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I have said if several times before but I have to repeat myself once again: What a great book!

Straight from the start there were some people that I did not trust and the whole atmosphere throughout the book is downright creepy.

We are confronted once again with the fact that lonely people are easy targets for manipulators and I have to admit the manipulation was simply subtle in the beginning.

This story is a case of the main character being to trusting to see through what’s going on and in my head I was yelling: ‘Don’t you see what they are doing???!!!’ But of course that is what makes a story a good one too.

Although, in general, the story can be compared to a slowly flowing river it suddenly turns into a white water one.

I loved this book with its great structure and surprising revelations. 5 stars.

Thank you, Arianne Richmonde and Bookouture

 

About the author

Arianne Richmonde is the USA TODAY bestselling author of the psychological thriller, THE WIFE’S HOUSE (released by Bookouture Aug 24, 2020) and suspense and romance. Her Pearl series has sold more than half a million copies worldwide. Her stories are always character-driven and full of unexpected twists and turns.

When not writing about the passions and fragilities of human nature, she loves to spend time with her husband and their animals, including a femme fatale Husky with one blue eye and one golden eye. Arianne’s a chocaholic and sometimes sneaks off to sunny, exotic locations, all in the name of research.

 

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Some like it Greek by Sue Roberts / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @suerobertsautho

 

 

There’s nothing like a summer escape. A sun-kissed story about living life to the full.

In the month from hell, incurable optimist Anna has lost her father and her job, and her trademark smile is dimming. Clearing out her dad’s house, she discovers a postcard of a beautiful sandy beach and a map with a route plotted to the Greek island of Kefalonia. With an empty summer stretching ahead, Anna’s eyes stray to her father’s old camper van. Next thing she knows, she’s hitting the road with friend Demi in tow, on a course from Salford to Skala!

Over one unforgettable summer, Anna and Demi make their rickety way along the sparkling Mediterranean coast, the hot sun shining down on their frequent mishaps with cheerful local characters. It’s the trip of a lifetime, and the scent of lemons in the air – as well as an unexpected romance – are just what Anna needs to awaken her inner Greek goddess.

But there are big surprises in store when they arrive at the island paradise, which could change both women’s lives forever. And as summer comes to an end, Anna has to decide whether she has had enough of the Greek life, or whether this is only just the beginning…

 

 

Review

The author takes us on a road trip. We travel from the UK to France, Italy to finally arrive at our destination : Greece.

We learn a bit about history on our drive and it might be interesting to take a notebook and write down some (or all) of the tips that are worth a visit if you like those countries.

It was nice to see how Anna developed, learned to put herself first and as the author pointed out: no one is certain that there will be a tomorrow. So grab every chance you get to achieve your dreams and happiness.

And then there is Demi: a very fit and spritely septuagenarian who is full of life. What will this trip have in store for her…?

A great story that put a smile on my face and warmed my heart. It felt so real that is was as if I traveled with them. 5 stars.

Thank you, Sue Roberts and Bookouture.

 

About the author

Sue Roberts lives in Lancashire with her long term partner Derek and has had a lifelong love of writing, encouraged by winning a school writing competition at the age of 11.

She always assumed that ‘one day’ she would write a book, always having a busy household and a job, the idea remained firmly on the back burner but never forgotten.

The inspiration for her first novel came to her on a holiday to a Greek village. Her daughters had left home and suddenly the time had come to write that book!

 

Author Link

Twitter: https://twitter.com/suerobertsautho

 

 

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