Friday, 15 December 2017
Thursday, 14 December 2017
9 October 2017
My thanks to the publishers for my review copy of this book
What did I think about it...
If a book could be made of spun sugar and then sprinkled with gold and silver stardust then Christmas at Conwenna Cove would be one such book. Beautifully written and presented, this is a story that will so completely tug away at your heartstrings that you will want to carry the book from room to room, just so that you can sneak a read at any free moment.
I defy anyone not to fall under the spell of Conwenna Cove. It's a picture box perfect Cornish seaside village, with wonderful people, seemingly amazing cafes that serve delicious cakes, and thrown into the mix are two damaged and sad people who, by chance, fate has decided to sprinkle with a little happiness. I fell in love with Oli and Grace from the start, they're such lovely people that you can't help but warm towards them. That both of their lives have been blighted by sadness only makes the story all the more poignant to read, and as we start to share in their lives, we begin to invest in them emotionally as characters and hope that life is about to be a little kinder to them. Whether it is, or not...well, this is one of those stories you need to read for yourself.
This is such a lovely Christmas story to curl up with and so on a cold, wintery afternoon I snuggled in my super size blanket, comforted myself with a hot chocolate topped with gooey marshmallows, and let my imagination take flight to Conwenna Cove to spend time with this group of delightful characters.
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This festive romance is currently on sale at just 99p on Amazon UK - go on, treat yourself, it's Christmas !!
Wednesday, 13 December 2017
|My thanks to the author and publishers for my invitation to be part of this blog tour|
Out in ebook
30 November 2017
Out in paperback 22 march 2018
Tuesday, 12 December 2017
14 December 2017
My thanks to the publishers for my invitation to be part of this blog tour and for my copy of the book
Winnie, Bella and Frankie are a feisty bunch of young women who work closely together as ambulance crew at the LAAS Station Seventy-Five in London’s East End. They are constantly called out to attend the devastation and destruction caused by the nightly bombing raids on London during the Blitz in 1940. The horror they witness on nightly basis bonds the group very firmly together and as they share the ups and downs of their lives so their friendship becomes stronger and stronger. Nicknamed the East End Angels, the ambulance team provide a vital service during this devastating time during WW2.
The separate lives of the three women come together in a lovely way, and even though Winnie, Bella and Frankie are all very different, it is in their shared experiences where the story starts to become really interesting. I didn't know anything about the London ambulance service during WW2, so it was fascinating to read this fictional account of what the crews faced on a regular basis and of the hardships they endured.
The author creates an authentic sense of time and place which really captures the uncertain war time mood. The deadly danger of trying to survive against all odds comes across as does the stoicism of the East Enders who tried to make the best of what life threw at them.The story flows nicely and amidst the gloom, there are some lovely light moments which add necessary light and shade.
And as the private lives of Winnie, Bella and Frankie start to mix with their working lives you can't help but form emotional bonds with each of them. This trio of strong female protagonists are a lively bunch, they make you laugh out loud at some of their antics and yet, they also show huge compassionate and expertise in the most dire of circumstances.
East End Angels is a lovely war time saga with more than enough adventure and a smattering of romance. It is encouraging to note that there will be a continuation of the East End Angels story in the next book Secrets of the East End Angels which is coming soon.
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Monday, 11 December 2017
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8 December 2017
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Sunday, 10 December 2017
Ivor Gurney was a chorister at Gloucester Cathedral and won a scholarship to the Royal College of Music. At the outbreak of war he volunteered as a private in the Gloucestershire regiment but was initially turned down because of poor eyesight.
He joined the 2nd and 5th Gloucestershire regiment in 1915.
He was wounded and gassed in 1917 while serving in France.
Saturday, 9 December 2017
My thanks to the authors for my copy of this book