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One Cornish Summer by Liz Fenwick (@liz_fenwick) ~ Recommended Read ~ The Riviera Woman

I regularly share my top reads from this blog over at The Riviera Woman.The Riviera Woman

The Riviera Woman, run by Anna Fill, helps women living or working on the Riviera live life to the full with it’s inspirational people and interesting articles.

For May, I have chosen One Cornish Summer by Liz Fenwick. You can read both my review and a great interview with Liz here. Continue reading “One Cornish Summer by Liz Fenwick (@liz_fenwick) ~ Recommended Read ~ The Riviera Woman”

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Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: Half A World Away by Sue Haasler (@pauseliveaction) @DomePress

Welcome to my stop on the tour for Half A World Away by Sue Haasler. I have my review to share with you as well as a chance for you to win a paperback copy of the book.

Thank you to Emily Glenister at The Dome Press for asking me to be part in the tour and for sending me a proof copy of this book to read and review.

~ Publisher’s description ~

Being different can be dangerous…

East Berlin, 1987. Charming and talented Alex dreams of becoming a professional saxophonist while working long hours in the family bakery. Detlef, lonely, repressed, and a small-time Stasi informer, develops an obsessive love for him. But Alex has eyes only for Nicky, an English woman visiting East Berlin as an au pair.

With no natural outlet for his feelings, Detlef’s passion becomes destructive, his need for approval enmeshed with the latent homophobia of the regime. As Alex takes up with more successful musicians, he moves closer to influences considered subversive by a state that has eyes and ears everywhere, and Detlef’s passions threaten to endanger them all.

~ My Thoughts ~

Half A World Away is a love story set in East Berlin in 1987, two years before the Berlin Wall came down. Alex works in his family’s bakery by day and plays saxophone by night. When he meets Nicky, a young English au pair, the two begin a relationship and will do whatever it takes to be together. However,  when Detlef, a loner and Stasi informant, upon seeing Alex for the first time, falls in love with him. Under a regime where homosexuality is not allowed, a destructive love triangle ensues.

When I first picked up Half A World Away, I only set out to read a few pages. 50 pages later, I looked up at the clock – I didn’t want to put it down! The writing is comfortable and flows really well. The chapters are short too, which I really liked, and feel lends itself well to the gripping and captivating nature of the story.

Continue reading “Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: Half A World Away by Sue Haasler (@pauseliveaction) @DomePress”

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The Last Day by Claire Dyer (@ClaireDyer1) ~ Recommended Read ~ The Riviera Woman

I regularly share my top reads from this blog over at The Riviera Woman. The Riviera Woman

The Riviera Woman, run by Anna Fill, helps women living or working on the Riviera live life to the full with it’s inspirational people and interesting articles.

For April, I have chosen The Last Day by Claire Dyer. You can read my review here.

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Review, Q&A: One Cornish Summer by Liz Fenwick (@liz_fenwick) @orionbooks

I am absolutely delighted to welcome Liz Fenwick and her latest novel One Cornish Summer to my blog today. I have a great interview with Liz to share with you as well as my review of this awesome book.

Thank you to Orion for sending me an electronic proof copy of the book via Netgalley in return for an honest review and to Liz Fenwick for taking the time to answer the questions. Continue reading “Review, Q&A: One Cornish Summer by Liz Fenwick (@liz_fenwick) @orionbooks”

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Blog Tour, Review & Guest Post: The Last Day by Claire Dyer (@ClaireDyer1) @DomePress

I am absolutely thrilled to be welcoming Claire Dyer and her latest novel The Last Day to my blog today. I have a great guest post from Claire about other people’s wrongs as well as my review of this wonderful story to share with you.

Thank you to Emily Glenister at The Dome Press for asking me to be part of the tour and for sending me a proof copy of this gorgeous book to read and review. Continue reading “Blog Tour, Review & Guest Post: The Last Day by Claire Dyer (@ClaireDyer1) @DomePress”

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Blog Tour, Review & Extract: A Library Miscellany by Claire Cock-Starkey (@nonfictioness) @BodPublishing

I am delighted to be on the blog tour for A Library Miscellany. Thank you to Claire Cock-Starkey for asking me to be part of it and for sending me a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

I have an interesting extract to share with you about Book Thefts followed by my review. First, to whet your appetite, here’s what the book is about: Continue reading “Blog Tour, Review & Extract: A Library Miscellany by Claire Cock-Starkey (@nonfictioness) @BodPublishing”

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#BlogTour: #Extract from Appetite by Anita Cassidy (@AnitaCassidy76) @RedDoorBooks

Today, I am pleased to be featuring an extract from Anita Cassidy’s debut novel Appetite as part of the blog tour.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Anna Burt at Red Door Publishing for asking me to take part in the tour and for sending me a copy of the book in return for an honest review.

Appetite is an exploration of three characters relationships with food, change, and sex and what happens when these become out of control. I’m only a quarter of the way through but the story really packs a punch and I think it will have most readers reflecting on their own appetites.

Scroll down to find out more about Appetite and to read an extract from the book. Continue reading “#BlogTour: #Extract from Appetite by Anita Cassidy (@AnitaCassidy76) @RedDoorBooks”