Monday, 12 February 2018

Review | This Could Change Everything ~ Jill Mansell


This Could Change Everything
Jill Mansell
Headline Review
January 2018
Rating 5/5

Hardback | Kindle


If only Essie hadn't written that letter - the one that went viral...
THIS COULD CHANGE EVERYTHING is the feel-good new novel from Jill Mansell, the bestselling author of MEET ME AT BEACHCOMBER BAY. Not to be missed by fans of Katie Fforde and Lucy Diamond.
On the one hand, if Essie hadn't written that letter - the one that only her best friend was meant to see - then she'd still be living like an actual proper grown-up, tucked up with Paul in his picture-perfect cottage, maybe even planning their wedding...
On the other hand (if her true feelings hadn't accidentally taken the internet by storm, that is) she wouldn't have moved into the attic flat on the square. She would never have met Conor. Or got to know Lucas...
And she wouldn't have found herself falling in love with someone she really, really shouldn't fall in love with...


I absolutely adore reading a Jill Mansell novel and with every new one I indulge in, I gain a new favourite as Jill's writing never fails to captivate me and her stories are always fresh.

This Could Change Everything is no exception and as with most of Jill's books, she expertly takes a handful of characters and entwines their worlds, bringing the characters and their stories together.

In This Could Change Everything the main characters are Essie, Zillah and Conor -

Essie and her best friend think its a fun idea to send each other a round robin - a letter for no-one else to see, giving an account of their year and their thoughts and opinions.
What Essie doesn't plan on is for the round robin to be sent to everyone on her email contact list. 

Zillah is a wonder and such a vibrant character. Having lived a full life, and still going, she's seen most things and with money in the bank, Zillah loves nothing more than granting wishes and making people smile.

And Conor, well his life turned around from his role as a solictor when his heart was touched by a dying patient. Pursuing his love of gardening and photography he completely turned his life around for the better.

When Essie meets Zillah and Conor she embarks on a new chapter in her life and sees things with a new perspective. The sub characters in Lucas and Scarlett kept each chapter fresh and exciting as the three main characters face their own challenges - Essie losing her boyfriend, job and home, Zillah having a fall and Conor thinking he had what he wanted in a girlfriend.

This Could Change Everything is an uplifting and heart warming novel, full of love and friendship. It gives an insight to what happens when things doesn't go as planned - everything happens for a reason, after all.



Monday, 5 February 2018

Review + Giveaway | Spring at Lavender Bay ~ Sarah Bennett

Today I'm helping Neverland Blog Tours kick off the new book by Sarah Bennet - Spring at Lavender Bay. There is also a very generous giveaway from the author so please make sure you scroll tp the end of this post and enter!


Spring at Lavender Bay
Lavender Bay, Book 1
Sarah Bennett
HQ Digital
February 2018

Rating 4/5

A season for change…?

Beth Reynolds loved growing up close to Eleanor’s Emporium – a bric-a-brac shop full of wonders on Lavender Bay. Devastated to learn that Eleanor has died, she returns home from London immediately and is shocked to discover that the elderly lady has left the shop to her!
Vowing to restore it to its former glory, she only intends to stay until the end of the season. Although the longer she spends in the colourful seaside town, the more she falls back in love with everything she left behind…and quite possibly, with her best friend Eliza’s older brother, local chef Sam Barnes!
Why didn’t she notice he was quite this gorgeous before? And will their spring fling be enough to convince her to stay?
Don’t miss Spring at Lavender Bay, the first book in the enchanting Lavender Bay trilogy! Perfect for fans of Trisha Ashley, Rachael Lucas and Hilary Boyd.
Book 1: Spring at Lavender Bay
Book 2: Summer at Lavender Bay
Book 3: Snowflakes at Lavender Bay

Since reading and falling in love with the Butterfly Cove series, Sarah Bennett is fast becoming an author I look forward to reading, so when I saw that she had a new book out, I jumped at the chance to read and review it as part of the  blog tour.

Spring at Lavender Bay tells Beth and Sam's story. I enjoyed the way Sarah wrote the book, giving us in insight to each of the characters seperately before bringing them together.

Beth works in London and lives in a grotty bedsit. She has a job that no longer gives her satisfaction and a boss that takes her for granted. Her Mother is living a life with her new husband abroad and to top it all off, Beth's boyfriend has dumped her.
The only thing good in her life is Eleanor - the woman that took Beth under her wing when her mum left, and her two best friends, Libby and Eliza.

However when a skype call to Libby and Eliza results in some unwanted news, Beth has to suddenly return to Lavender Bay which is also where Sam has returned to, putting his career dreams on hold to return to the pub his parents run to lend a hand after his Father has fallen unwell.

Beth and Sam once shared a kiss but with Sam being Eliza's brother, it has never been spoken about since. As events unfold Beth and Sam draw closer, but we are left wondering if Lavender Bay is a place they can both call home when a series of events threatens to push them apart.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Spring at Lavender Bay and getting to know the familiar faces of the locals that I am sure will pop up in the next books.
Lavender Bay, as with Butterfly Cove offers a warm and welcoming environment and gives a story of love, friendship and an uplifting sense of belonging.

I can't wait for the next instalment!


Author Bio
Sarah Bennett has been reading for as long as she can remember. Raised in a family of
bookworms, her love affair with books of all genres has culminated in the ultimate Happy Ever
After – getting to write her own stories to share with others.
Born and raised in a military family, she is happily married to her own Officer (who is
sometimes even A Gentleman). Home is wherever he lays his hat, and life has taught them both
that the best family is the one you create from friends as well as relatives.
When not reading or writing, Sarah is a devotee of afternoon naps and sailing the high seas, but
only on vessels large enough to accommodate a casino and a choice of restaurants.
Sarah is the author of the Butterfly Cove trilogy, published by HQ Digital UK.
Her new series is set in the beautiful seaside town of Lavender Bay, and will follow the lives of
three best friends - Beth, Eliza and Libby.
Twitter https://twitter.com/Sarahlou_writes
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SarahBennettAuthor/
Book Links
Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/Spring-Lavender-Bay-Book-ebook/dp/B075HPQM41/
Amazon Audio Book https://www.amazon.co.uk/Spring-Lavender-Bay-Book/dp/B078Z1Y3LQ/
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/spring-at-lavender-bay-lavender-bay-book-1
iBooks https://geo.itunes.apple.com/gb/book/spring-at-lavender-bay-lavender-bay-book-
1/id1291866254?mt=11
Google Play
https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Sarah_Bennett_Spring_at_Lavender_Bay_Lavender_
Bay?id=jso0DwAAQBAJ
Author Bio
Sarah Bennett has been reading for as long as she can remember. Raised in a family of
bookworms, her love affair with books of all genres has culminated in the ultimate Happy Ever
After – getting to write her own stories to share with others.
Born and raised in a military family, she is happily married to her own Officer (who is
sometimes even A Gentleman). Home is wherever he lays his hat, and life has taught them both
that the best family is the one you create from friends as well as relatives.
When not reading or writing, Sarah is a devotee of afternoon naps and sailing the high seas, but
only on vessels large enough to accommodate a casino and a choice of restaurants.
Sarah is the author of the Butterfly Cove trilogy, published by HQ Digital UK.
Her new series is set in the beautiful seaside town of Lavender Bay, and will follow the lives of
three best friends - Beth, Eliza and Libby.
Twitter https://twitter.com/Sarahlou_writes
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SarahBennettAuthor/
Book Links
Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/Spring-Lavender-Bay-Book-ebook/dp/B075HPQM41/
Amazon Audio Book https://www.amazon.co.uk/Spring-Lavender-Bay-Book/dp/B078Z1Y3LQ/
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/spring-at-lavender-bay-lavender-bay-book-1
iBooks https://geo.itunes.apple.com/gb/book/spring-at-lavender-bay-lavender-bay-book-
1/id1291866254?mt=11
Google Play
https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Sarah_Bennett_Spring_at_Lavender_Bay_Lavender_
Bay?id=jso0DwAAQBAJ
Author Bio
Sarah Bennett has been reading for as long as she can remember. Raised in a family of
bookworms, her love affair with books of all genres has culminated in the ultimate Happy Ever
After – getting to write her own stories to share with others.
Born and raised in a military family, she is happily married to her own Officer (who is
sometimes even A Gentleman). Home is wherever he lays his hat, and life has taught them both
that the best family is the one you create from friends as well as relatives.
When not reading or writing, Sarah is a devotee of afternoon naps and sailing the high seas, but
only on vessels large enough to accommodate a casino and a choice of restaurants.
Sarah is the author of the Butterfly Cove trilogy, published by HQ Digital UK.
Her new series is set in the beautiful seaside town of Lavender Bay, and will follow the lives of
three best friends - Beth, Eliza and Libby.
Twitter https://twitter.com/Sarahlou_writes
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SarahBennettAuthor/
Book Links
Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/Spring-Lavender-Bay-Book-ebook/dp/B075HPQM41/
Amazon Audio Book https://www.amazon.co.uk/Spring-Lavender-Bay-Book/dp/B078Z1Y3LQ/
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/spring-at-lavender-bay-lavender-bay-book-1
iBooks https://geo.itunes.apple.com/gb/book/spring-at-lavender-bay-lavender-bay-book-
1/id1291866254?mt=11
Google Play
https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Sarah_Bennett_Spring_at_Lavender_Bay_Lavender_
Bay?id=jso0DwAAQBAJ

Author Bio

Sarah Bennett has been reading for as long as she can remember. Raised in a family of bookworms, her love affair with books of all genres has culminated in the ultimate Happy Ever After – getting to write her own stories to share with others.

Born and raised in a military family, she is happily married to her own Officer (who is sometimes even A Gentleman). Home is wherever he lays his hat, and life has taught them both that the best family is the one you create from friends as well as relatives.

When not reading or writing, Sarah is a devotee of afternoon naps and sailing the high seas, but only on vessels large enough to accommodate a casino and a choice of restaurants.

Sarah is the author of the Butterfly Cove trilogy, published by HQ Digital UK.
Her new series is set in the beautiful seaside town of Lavender Bay, and will follow the lives of three best friends - Beth, Eliza and Libby.


Book Links

Spring at Lavender Bay Blog Tour Giveaway

Prize: Kindle Fire 7, Room Diffuser & L'Occitne Hand Cream Set

UK Only


Sunday, 7 January 2018

Blog Tour ~ Promo Post | Recluse Millionaire, Reluctant Bride ~ Sun Chara

Today I'm helping Rachel over at Rachels Random Resources to kick off the blog tour for Recluse Millionaire, Reluctant Bride by Sun Chara with a promo post.
Below is the gorgeous cover along with everything else you need to know!


Recluse Millionaire, Reluctant Bride

Is his reluctant bride a business risk or a personal necessity?
Stan Rogers, recluse millionaire, must negotiate a risky deal with Stella Ryan, the exotic
beauty from his past, to gain custody of his son. But how can he close the deal with her, the
one and only woman who flips his switches and pegs him as the enemy?

Martial artist Stella knows she should steer clear of Stan, the man who had shattered her
heart and could still destroy her. Four years have passed since their hostile business deal,
and now, the American financier is proposing holy matrimony…but she’s the reluctant bride
wondering, what’s he up to?

Purchase Link - hyperurl.co/6c1lte


Author Bio 

Sun Chara, an Amazon top 100 bestseller, writes sexy, hip ‘n fun contemporary
romance for Harper Impulse. 
JABBIC winner, Manhattan Millionaire's Cinderella launched
her writing career, spinning the "global millionaire’s series." She makes her home in southern
California, and has appeared on stage/film to rave reviews in How the Other Half Loves,
General Hospital, and McGee and Me. With a Master’s Degree in Education, and
membership in SAG/AFTRA and Romance Writers of America, she enjoys sipping designer
Frappuccinos topped with whipped cream/sprinkles, and dancing on the beach…making
everyday a celebration!


Sun loves to hear from her readers at:
https://facebook.com/suncharaauthorpage
https://twitter.com/sunchara3