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Book Review: The Returning Tide by Liz Fenwick (@liz_fenwick) @orionbooks

To say I loved this book is an understatement and if I could give it more than 5 stars, I would! It is, simply, stunning and had me hooked from the very first page.

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Pre-Order: The Lost Girl by Carol Drinkwater (@Carol4OliveFarm) @MichaelJBooks

51bKF0XlyRL._SX324_BO1,204,203,200_I have pre-ordered THE LOST GIRL by Carol Drinkwater.

Why is this significant? Well, I have to admit I do not pre-order books. However, from devouring the author’s bestselling Olive Series and her superb novel THE FORGOTTEN SUMMER, I just know that this book is going to be wonderful (read my review of THE FORGOTTEN SUMMER here).

When THE LOST GIRL is published, in the UK, on 29th June, I want to be able to dive straight into it and not come up for air until I have finished it.

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Under A Cornish Sky by Liz Fenwick (@liz_fenwick) @orionbooks

Under A Cornish SkyUnder A Cornish Sky by Liz Fenwick

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the first book by Liz Fenwick which I have read and what an introduction it has been to her writing! I loved ‘Under A Cornish Sky’ right from the beginning. Liz Fenwick has a  Continue reading “Under A Cornish Sky by Liz Fenwick (@liz_fenwick) @orionbooks”

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New book purchase: ‘Maestra’ by L.S. Hilton (@lshiltonauthor) @BonnierZaffre

Today, I bought a second-hand copy of MAESTRA by L.S. Hilton.

I heard about this book when it was published last year but I have to admit that I have not read much about it. Here is a description from Amazon UK:’By day Judith Rashleigh is a put-upon assistant at a London auction house. By night she’s a hostess in one of the capital’s unsavoury bars. Desperate to make something of herself, Judith knows she has to play the game. She’s learned to dress, speak and act in the interests of men. She’s learned to be a good girl. But after uncovering a dark secret at the heart of the art world, Judith is fired and her dreams of a better life are torn apart. So she turns to a long-neglected friend. A friend that kept her chin up and back straight through every past slight. A friend that a good girl like her shouldn’t have: Rage. Fatal attraction meets The Talented Mr Ripley in this darkly decadent thriller, soon to be a major Hollywood film, that asks: Where do you go when you’ve gone too far?’

MAESTRA is the first book in a trilogy, and, incidentally, the second book, DOMINA, is released on 6 April 2017.

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Thank you Penguin! (@Carol4OliveFarm @MichaelJBooks ‏@PenguinUKBooks)

**I first published this post on an old blog site on 8 September 2016**

To coincide with today’s paperback release of the wonderful The Forgotten Summer by Carol Drinkwater, the Marketing Team at Michael Joseph, Penguin Random House, have put together some great cards with quotes from bloggers and readers to share. How fabulous is that?!

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Click here to read my review.

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The Forgotten Summer by Carol Drinkwater (@Carol4OliveFarm) @MichaelJBooks

**I first published this post on an old blog site on 2 May 2016**

I wanted to share with you the best book I have read this year. The Forgotten Summer, published in February 2016, is the latest book from one of my favourite authors: Carol Drinkwater. DSC_0236

My initial idea for this post was going to be a detailed review of the book. I had read several good and in-depth reviews of The Forgotten Summer and thought, “I can do that. How hard can it be?” Well, as I put pen to paper, I struggled. It was not because I didn’t know what to say about the book. I loved this book and I could talk about it all day long. When it came to writing about it, I just didn’t know where to begin.

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St Catherine’s Hospice Midnight Walk 2016

**I first published this post on an old blog site on 8 September 2016**

On the evening of Saturday 2nd July 2016 and into the early hours of Sunday 3rd July 2016, over 400 women, including myself, and my mum, ditched our beauty sleep to walk 7, 13 or 20 miles in the St Catherine’s Hospice Midnight Walk. Continue reading “St Catherine’s Hospice Midnight Walk 2016”