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Adele Parks Reveals New Book – The Image Of You

The Image Of YouExciting news as Adele Parks has already revealed the name and cover to her new book called ‘The Image Of You’.

What the back cover says:

When all you can see is what they want you to see… Can you ever trust someone you meet online?

Anna and Zoe are twins. Identical in appearance, utterly different in personality, they share a bond so close that nothing – or no one – can rip them apart.

Until Anna meets charismatic Nick.
Anna is trusting, romantic and hopeful; she thinks Nick is perfect.

Zoe is daring, dangerous and extreme; she thinks Nick is a liar.

Zoe has seen Anna betrayed by men before. She’ll stop at nothing to discover if Nick is as good as he seems.

The problem is, lies may hurt. But honesty can kill.

I absolutely adored Adele’s previous book, ‘The Stranger In My Home’ so I can’t wait to read this one!

You can pre-order The Image of You from Amazon and will be available to buy from good bookshops.

If You Go Away By Adele Parks

If You Go Away‘If You Go Way’ is the latest book by Adele Parks.

1914. Vivian, a young, impassioned debutante is hurried into a pedestrian marriage to cover a scandal. War breaks out on her wedding day – domestically and across Europe. Quick to escape the disappointment of matrimony, her traditionalist husband immediately enlists and Vivian has no alternative than to take up the management and running of his estate – after all, everyone is required to do their bit. Even pretty, inadequately-educated young wives. Howard, a brilliant young playwright rushes to the front to see for himself the best and the worst of humanity; he cannot imagine what the horror might be. In March 1916, when conscription becomes law, it is no longer enough for him to report on the War, it’s a legal requirement that he joins the ranks. Howard refuses, becoming one of the most notorious conscientious objectors of the time. Disarmingly handsome, famous, articulate and informed, he’s a threat to the government. Narrowly escaping a death sentence by agreeing to take essential work on Vivian’s farm, it’s only then Howard understands what is worth fighting for.

Adele’s latest book is another glamorous and romantic historical take set against the backdrop of the First World War.

The story is seen through the eyes of Vivian and Howard. Vivian, is a young woman who is in season and is hoping to be paired up with one of the lusted men in the country, unfortunately that isn’t the case for the young heroine and she finds herself, the subject of shame. No longer able to pick a suitor, she finds herself paired off with Aubrey Owens, a quiet young man and the complete opposite to the vicarious Vivian and together they embark on a marriage, based on the companionship and formalities and lacking in the love that Vivian craves. As the war rages, Aubrey goes off to battle for his country leaving Vivian and their daughter Mabel behind and Vivian finds herself forgetting about the glamour of life and instead sets about looking after her house and garden and wanting to do more for the small village with the men being at war.

Howard hates the war and everything that it stands for. He longs to be back in the theatre producing and writing plays but he goes with his friend, a journalist who wants to give actual accounts of war and the pair of them witness the carnage and chaos. Tormented from the things, he witnessed at war, Howard refuses to take part in the war and this leads to him being subjected to abuse and prison for his beliefs.

Vivian and Howard embark on a tentative friendship when she hires him to help around the house, doing the jobs she’s unable to do. They become friends and slowly become closer as the war progresses and time goes by.

Just like Adele’s previous book, this book is a glamorous tale, but with the inclusion of the war, it does make for gritty and gruesome reading which is unsettling in scenes. The war accounts are very descriptive and are obviously well researched. The characters in the story are likeable and relatable people, Vivian is like any other girl looking for her happy ever after, she’s sweet and really comes out her shell when Howard arrives, he provides masculinity to the war tale.

A compelling and captivating story that is beautifully written with powerful authenticity, ‘If You Go Away’ is a romantic and harrowing story that makes for emotional reading, another great historical book from Adele.

You can buy If You Go Away from Amazon and is available to buy from good bookshops.

Harriet Evans Reveals New Book – The Butterfly Summer

The Butterfly SummerHarriet Evans has revealed the name and cover of her 2016 book, called ‘The Butterfly Summer’ and it’s simply delicious.

The story of ‘The Butterfly Summer’ is –

What magic is this?

You follow the hidden creek towards a long-forgotten house.

They call it Keepsake, a place full of wonder … and danger. Locked inside the crumbling elegance of its walls lies the story of the Butterfly Summer, a story you’ve been waiting all your life to hear.

This house is Nina Parr’s birthright. It holds the truth about her family – and a chance to put everything right at last.

With a stunning cover and a magical synopsis, ‘The Butterfly Summer’ sounds like a captivating story.

You can pre-order The Butterfly Summer and will be available to buy from good bookshops from 19th May 2016.

The Last Honeytrap By Louise Lee

The Last Honeytrap‘The Last Honeytrap’ is Louise Lee’s debut novel.

Scot ‘Scat’ Delaney is a world famous jazz singer. He has ample opportunity to stray and his girlfriend, Alice, needs to know she can trust him. Introducing Florence Love, Private Investigator. Florence has just ten days to entrap an A-Lister. Whilst sticking to her cardinal rule: One kiss, with tongues, five seconds – case closed. A master of body language, evolutionary science and nifty disguises, her approach is unconventional, her success rate excellent. But targets are rarely as beautiful as Scat. Never fall for the target. That is very bad form indeed.

For a debut novel, I thought this book was written in a fresh and frank style that made for sexy and entertaining reading

The story is written in the first person and is seen through the eyes of Florence, a woman who traps cheating men and exposes them of their infidelities for a fee. Sexy and mysterious, she is perfect for her job, luring men in unaware of her intentions. Until one day, a meek and insecure young woman called Alice approaches Florence, seeking her help. She wants Florence to trap her boyfriend and her boyfriend is well known and successful jazz musician called Scott. Florence takes on the job, excited about the new job opportunity and over a course of time and a few chance encounters finds herself drawn to the musician going against her work principles.

Florence is an interesting character, she comes across as a strong and feisty woman but behind closed doors, she’s quite insecure and has never gotten over the sudden disappearance of her mother when she was a child. Her father is determined that her mother is gone forever but Florence thinks otherwise. Throughout the story, there are flashbacks to the time when Florence was a child and her relationship with her Autistic brother, aspiring actor Michael. Michael is also Florence’s partner in business and helps gather evidence for each of the cases she is involved.

A sexy and fun story with an eye catching cover that has some surprising twists along the way with the odd tender thrown in, ‘The Last Honey Trap’ is an interesting beginning to a new series and with a gripping ending that certainly leaves the reader begging for more.

You can buy The Last Honeytrap: Florence Love 1 from Amazon ahd is available to buy from good bookshops.

Hello, Goodbye And Everything In Between By Jennifer E. Smith

Hello, Goodbye And Everything in Between‘Hello, Goodbye And Everything In Between’ is the latest book by Jennifer E. Smith.

Of course Clare made a list. She creates lists for everything. That’s just how she is. But tonight is Clare and Aidan’s last night before college and this list will decide their future, together or apart. It takes them on a rollercoaster ride through their past – from the first hello in science class to the first conversation at a pizza joint, their first kiss at the beach and their first dance in a darkened gymnasium – all the way up to tonight. A night of laughs, fresh hurts, last-minute kisses and an inevitable goodbye. But will it be goodbye forever or goodbye for now?

As Young Adult authors go, Jennifer is up there with being one of my favourite authors, her lighthearted tales of young love provide captivating and entertaining reading, with handsome leads and strong willed females.

The story is about Clare and Aidan, a couple who are spending their last night together before they go their separate ways as they go off to university. As they spend their last few hours together, Clare compiles a list of all the places that meant something to them during their two year relationship and the pair of them have to decide if they will continue their relationship now that there will be so much distance between them. But, as they embark on their nostalgic journey down memory lane, the young couple are distracted by their friends escapades.

Aidan and Clare are a wonderful couple that make for sweet reading as they struggle with their emotions and decisions of whether they can survive long distance relationships. Clare is controlling in a good way, wanting her and Aidan’s last night together to be perfect. She makes a list of places that meant a lot to her and Aidan, from first meetings to first kisses, she thinks mainly with her head, trying to figure out the practicalities of her relationship, whereas Aidan wears his heart on his sleeve, he’s open about feelings from the very beginning. He’s passionate and witty and with this combination plus Clare’s sensible way of carrying on, their last few hours together make for emotional and bittersweet reading.

With Jennifer’s fresh style of writing, an eye-catching cover and witty dialogue, ”Hello, Goodbye And Everything In Between’ is an earnest and smart story about love surviving the distance and was impossible to put down.

You can buy Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between from Amazon and is available to buy from good bookshops.