April In Review

  This is my first monthly round up blog post as it has been a pretty busy one, both on the blog and behind the scenes. April has been eventful what with snow days, my 37th birthday, our family holiday to Conwy, Wales and getting our lounge decorated (this is ongoing). Blog wise I am so thankful for …

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Book Review: The Girl Who Smiled Beads by Clemantine Wamariya

The Blurb: Clemantine Wamariya was six years old when her mother and father began to speak in whispers, when neighbors began to disappear, and when she heard the loud, ugly sounds her brother said were "thunder." In 1994, she and her fifteen-year-old sister, Claire, fled the Rwandan massacre and spent the next six years wandering …

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#Self Care Ideas – ways to beat a bad day

  So this is a bit of a personal post on the blog, but I thought it might resonate with a fair few of you; I'm pretty sure most all of us have bad days, and for some they are probably quite regular occurrences and can often feel isolating, so I just want to reach …

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Blog Tour Review & #Giveaway – All Rivers Run Free by Natasha Carthew (@natashacarthew) @anabooks @quercusbooks

The Blurb: 'Raw, passionate, hallucinatory. Reading All Rivers Run Free was to be lured by an edgy siren voice of fierce womanhood' Rachel Holmes A woman on the edge of the sea finds a girl on the edge of life. Brittle but not yet broken, Ia Pendilly ekes out a fierce life in a caravan …

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Kids Book Review: Witchy Travel Tales- The Golden Bunny of the Lake District by Sibel Beadle (@witchytales1)

Today we are joining in the blog tour for a children's series The Witchy Travel Tales by Sibel Beadle. As my youngest mancub (aged 7) is a big bunny fan (the real life AND chocolate variety) we were intrigued by the third book in the series, The Golden Bunny of The Lake District, so were thrilled to …

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Book Review: The Little Italian Bakery by Valentina Cebeni

The Blurb: In Elettra's bakery, food is the way to the heart . . . The scent of freshly baked biscuits, lemon and aniseed reminds Elettra of her mother's kitchen. But her mother is in a coma, and the family bakery is failing. Elettra is distraught; she has many unanswered questions about her mother's childhood …

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Book Review: The Holiday Cottage By The Sea by Holly Martin (@HollyMAuthor) @bookoutre

The Blurb: The perfect place to fall in love this summer… Tori Graham is in need of a holiday. Trying to piece her heart back together after losing the love of her life, she escapes to Blossom Cottage, with its picturesque views of the sea. And plans to spend the summer in gorgeous Sandcastle Bay, where her best …

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