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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Review

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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Review

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…

 

 

Review

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.

 

 

Review

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!

 

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Save Her Soul by Lisa Regan / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @Lisalregan

 

 

Detective Josie Quinn #9

Josie flinches as she takes in the faded blue sports jacket wrapped around the girl they just pulled from the water. Josie knew someone who’d once owned that jacket. He had died in her arms five years ago.

Heavy rain pours on the small town of Denton causing the riverbanks to break and the body of a young girl to float quietly to the surface. With no crime scene to examine, the odds are against Detective Josie Quinn and her team. Mercifully, the victim’s body is perfectly preserved, right down to the baseball patch on the jacket she was wearing. Josie can’t hide her devastation—her dead ex-husband, Ray, owned one just like it.

Following the trail back to her high school, Josie identifies the girl as Beverly Urban, a troubled student rumored to have been dating Ray before she left town for good. It looks like a tragic accident until the autopsy reveals a bullet in her head and the heart-breaking secret she was keeping.

Josie visits the salon where Beverly’s mother used to work, believing she was at the heart of a terrible scandal around the time her daughter’s life was taken. With the Denton wives remaining tight-lipped, Josie’s only hope is a secret meet-up with a terrified woman willing to talk. But she is murdered moments before giving Josie crucial information. It’s clear that someone is prepared to keep on killing to stop the truth from getting out.

Digging deep into memories of her own past with Ray is the only advantage Josie has on this twisted killer… but at what cost?

 

 

Review

All the books I have read (or devoured is more accurate) deserved 5 stars without any doubt. Well, guess what. This one does too!

I don’t know how she does it, but she does it each and every time. Reading this series is like being swept away by a fast flowing river or a landslide. You have to go with the flow, whether you want to or not. Believe me, you will want to!!

Josie is Josie. Determined as a bull terrier, but we also see a different side of her. No matter which side we see, she is and will remain a great character.

Her team close ranks once again and together they put the baddies where they belong: behind bars.

Am I looking forward to book 10? You bet.

Thank you, Lisa Regan and Bookouture

 

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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Just Saying by Sophie Ranald / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @SophieRanald

 

 

I almost gave up on love. My ex, who called his private parts ‘Nigel’, was enough to put me off men forever. But then I met Joe.

Alice thought she’d found Mr Right. Her blue-eyed boyfriend Joe gives her butterflies, makes her bacon sandwiches when she’s hungover, and doesn’t have a nickname for any of his body parts.

She should have known it was too good to be true. Because one day, Alice and Joe bump into Zoe. According to him, Zoe’s ‘just an old friend’. But Alice saw the way they froze, and heard the strange note in Joe’s voice when he said her name.

Then, out of the blue, Zoe needs a place to live. And Joe has the bright idea of inviting her, and her fluffy ginger cat Frazzle, to stay with them.

Alice tries her hardest not to feel threatened. But the thing is, Zoe doesn’t survive off microwave meals, or go days without washing her glossy copper-coloured hair, or accidentally get mascara in her contact lenses.

Joe’s ex might be pretty much perfect, but there’s no way that Alice will let Zoe steal him. She’s on a mission to prove that three (four, if you count the cat) is definitely a crowd…

 

 

Review

An invite to a book tour featuring a book by this author? YES, PLEASE! Her book covers and titles already put a smile on my face even before I have read one single letter of the content, but I also know that the author hides some deeper subjects inside.

A story by this author guarantees tears, either caused by laughter or by feeling the pain the main characters go through. There is another certainty that comes with reading feel good books : a happy ending. No matter what the protagonists have gone through they always find their pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

‘A problem shared is a problem halved’ is one of the proverbs that fit here, but sometimes you are too afraid, too ashamed to share. Once you have overcome these feelings, you can heal.

The author succeeds, once again, to entertain me a lot with her new book. 5 stars

Thank you, Sophie Ranald and Bookouture

 

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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First Shot by John Ryder / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @JohnRyder101

 

 

Grant Fletcher #1

When girls go missing here, no one says a word…

Twenty-four-year-old Lila has disappeared without trace. It’s the kind of case that ex-military loner Grant Fletcher would normally be happy to take on—he will always seek justice if someone has the money to pay him. But this one he’s doing for free. This one’s personal.

Because Fletcher owes his life to Lila’s father. And Fletcher knows that returning Lila safe and sound is the only thing that matters to his wheelchair-bound friend. 

She last called her father from a small town in rural Georgia. Arriving there, Fletcher’s feet barely touch the ground before he finds trouble. He also discovers that his friend’s daughter wasn’t the first girl to go missing there. Not the first by far.

Then the last person to have seen Lila before she disappeared is murdered. As an outsider, Fletcher becomes the local deputy’s only suspect, leaving him no choice but to go on the run. Because Fletcher knows someone’s abducting girls in this town. And he also knows he’s the only person who can find them…

 

 

Review

His name is Fletcher, Grant Fletcher. He is a James Bond without the glamour but with guts galore. He is a one-man army and you can take him down, but not for long. To the baddies he is like unwanted weeds. To the victims, he is a god-sent gift.

What a treasure this book is! I loved every minute of it and I was swept up by the fast paced story.

There is not a lot of time to take a breath after one action packed part before you are sucked into the next one. No rest for the wicked or so it seems.

Maybe now Daresville is a better place, but if someone would offer me a trip down there, my response to that will be ‘Thank you, but no, thank you’. Better safe than sorry. 🙂

Well, Mr Fletcher, I for one cannot wait to meet you again and find out who you will be up against next.

Great story, great writing style, great author. 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.

 

Author Links

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnRyder101

 

 

Book Link

https://geni.us/B085DXSTKLSocial