Thursday, 7 December 2017

Blog Tour Review | A Little Christmas Faith ~ Kathryn Freeman

If this posts, it will be nothing short of a Christmas miracle as I have uploaded this 4 times now and blogger is telling me the post is published, yet the content won't show live on my blog.

Knowing my luck, if and when this posts, it'll probably show up all 4 times! 
Aghhh!!


A Little Christmas Faith
Kathryn Freeman
Choc Lit
October 2017
Rating 4/5


            
Faith Watkins loves Christmas, which is why she’s thrilled that her new hotel in the Lake District will be open in time for the festive season. And Faith has gone all out; huge Christmas tree, fairy lights, an entire family of decorative reindeer. Now all she needs are the guests … 
But what she didn’t bank on was her first paying customer being someone like Adam Hunter. Rugged, powerfully built and with a deep sadness in his eyes, Adam is a man that Faith is immediately drawn to – but unfortunately he also has an intense hatred of all things Christmassy.
As the countdown to the big day begins, Faith can’t seem to keep away from her mysterious guest, but still finds herself with more questions than answers: just what happened to Adam Hunter? And why does he hate Christmas?


            

A Little Christmas Faith is a wonderfully festive book that will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy.

Faith is just about to open her new hotel in the Lake District, she has one guest booked in for the festivities along with her own family.
Adam turns up and instantly groans at the Christmas decor, he's come to the hotel to escape the time of year.

There is an instant attraction between Faith and Adam - I like books where the couples meet early on as you can get a sense of their relationship - too often I find books leave the characters getting together at the end of the book and I'm left wondering about them, but I immediately warmed to both Faith and Adam.

Faith is super excited for Christmas, where as Adam tenses up and throughout the book we are given little snippets as to why he wants to hide away in his room. Only his plan to hibernate doesn't go as well as he wanted - it ends up better.

Faith and Adam do their own things during the day but spend the evenings and nights together whilst avoiding the subject of Adam's dislike for Christmas. There are a few comical moments along the way and Faith also hires her teenage niece who brings her own troubles. Christmas day also doesn't go to plan due to a snow storm bringing in extra guests that Faith ends up catering for.

Although the story line didn't wow me, I didn't dislike it either - there was a good amount of description to enable me to picture the scenes and the right amount of dialogue to counteract it.
I particuarly liked the layout of the book with various chapters counting down how many days to and after Christmas.

All in all, A Little Christmas Faith is an enjoyable, warm, festive read.

      




Thursday, 23 November 2017

Blog Blitz ~ Promo Post | Christmas Secrets in Snowflake Cove ~ Emily Harvale

Due to health reasons my reading has taken a little slide of late, yet I've started Christmas Secrets in Snowflake Cove by Emily Harvale and so far I'm enjoying it so its with apologies that I haven't got a review up in time today - I'm really hoping that it'll be up for you to all read tomorrow. In the meantime below is the gorgeous cover to entice you, along with all the details you need.


Christmas Secrets in Snowflake Cove
Christmas is a time for family and friends, miracles and magic, falling snow and roaring fires, fun,
laughter and festive feasts. In Snowflake Cove, it’s also a time for secrets to be revealed…
Evie Starr is hoping for more than a sprinkling of magic this Christmas. The family-run Snowflake Inn is virtually empty and the Starr’s financial future isn’t looking bright. But Evie’s gran, Jessie has a secret that might help.Enigmatic, Zachary Thorn is every woman’s dream. He’s also ex-SAS, so his secrets are classified. The Christmas Special of his feel-good, TV show is set in Michaelmas Bay –
until a phone call means he’s spending Christmas in nearby Snowflake Cove.Evie’s best friend,
Juniper thinks boyfriend Darren has a secret. Evie knows he does. 

And Evie’s niece, Raven is hiding feelings for Juniper’s brother – who has a secret crush of his own.But the biggest secret in Snowflake Cove is the identity of Raven’s dad.With snow falling thick and fast and secrets being revealed one after another, will everyone be snuggling up by the fire on Christmas Eve, or are some secrets best kept hidden…?

Purchase on Amazon UK - https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B076G4DVZH


Author Bio 
Having lived and worked in London for several years, Emily returned to her home town of Hastings
where she now spends her days writing... and chatting on social media. Emily is a Member of the
SoA, a PAN member of the RWA and a Pro Member of ALLi. She's an Amazon bestseller and a Kindle
All Star. Emily loves writing and her stories are sure to bring a smile to your face and a warmth to
your heart.
Emily says, "I write about friendship, family and falling in love. I believe in happing endings." When
she isn't writing, she can be found enjoying the stunning East Sussex coast and countryside, or in a
wine bar with friends, discussing life, love and the latest TV shows. Chocolate cake is often eaten.
She dislikes housework almost as much as she dislikes anchovies - and will do anything to avoid
both.
Social Media Links – https://www.facebook.com/emilyharvalewriter
https://www.twitter.com/emilyharvale
https://www.instagram.com/emilyharvale


Friday, 17 November 2017

Promo Blitz | Ours is the Winter ~ Laurie Ellingham

Happy Publication Day to Laurie Ellingham!
Ours is the Winter is out today - everything you need to know about this gorgeous book is posted below!


Journeying across the Arctic, their pasts are about to catch up with them.
Erica, Molly and Noah are embarking on the challenge of a lifetime, driving Siberian huskies across the frozen wilderness of the Arctic. Cut off from the world and their loved ones and thrown together under gruelling conditions, it isn’t long before the cracks start to show.

Erica has it all. A loving husband, a successful career and the most adorable baby daughter. But Erica has been living a double life, and as she nears her fortieth birthday her lies threaten to come crashing down.

Molly was on her way to stardom. But when her brother died, so did her dreams of becoming an Olympic champion.  Consumed by rage and grief, she has shut out everyone around her, but now she’s about to learn that comfort can come from the most unexpected places.

Noah has a darkness inside him and is hounded by nightmares from his past. Tortured, trapped and struggling to save his fractured relationship, he knows this journey is not going to help, but try telling his girlfriend that.

As their lives and lies become ever more entwined, it becomes clear that in the frozen wilds there is nowhere to hide.

Purchase from Amazon UKhttp://amzn.to/2h9G9ke
Author Bio
Laurie Ellingham lives on the Suffolk/Essex border with her two children, husband, and cockerpoo Rodney. She has a First Class honours degree in Psychology and a background in Public relations, but her main love is writing and disappearing into the fictional world of her characters, preferably with a large coffee and a Twix (or two) to hand.
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