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Ali McNamara Reveals New Book – Secrets And Seashells At Rainbow Bay

Secrets And Seashells At Rainbow BayAli McNamara has revealed her new book for 2019 called ‘Secrets And Seashells At Rainbow Bay’ and I’m absolutely in love with the cover!

What the back cover says –

Amelia is a single mother, doing her very best to look after her young son, Charlie – but money is tight and times are tough. When she first hears that she is the last descendent of the Chesterford family and that she has inherited a Real-Life Castle by the sea, Amelia can’t quite believe her ears. But it’s true!

She soon finds that owning a castle isn’t quite the ticket to sorting out her money problems that she’d first hoped: she can’t sell, because the terms of the ancient bequest state that any Chesterford who inherits the castle, must live there and work towards the upkeep and maintenance of the family home. So ever-practical Amelia decides to uproot her little family and move to this magnificent castle by the sea.

Living in a castle on the beautiful Northumberland coast is fun at first, but organising the day-to-day running is a lot more complicated than Amelia first imagined. Luckily she has help from the small band of eccentric and unconventional staff that are already employed there – and a mysterious unseen hand that often gives her a push in the right direction just when she needs it most. It’s only when she meets Tom, a furniture restorer who comes to the castle to help repair some antique furniture, that Amelia realises she might get the fairy-tale ending that she and Charlie truly deserve…

With a stunning cover and synopsis, this book sounds like an absolute treat!

You can pre-order Secrets and Seashells at Rainbow Bay from Amazon and will be availalbe to buy from good bookshops from 27th June 2019.

Book News – Happiness For Beginners By Carole Matthews

Happiness For BeginnersCarole Matthews has already revealed her new book for 2019 called ‘Happiness For Beginners’

What the back cover says –

Thirty-eight years old, she lives on the twenty-five-acre Hope Farm in Buckinghamshire, surrounded by (mostly) four-legged friends and rolling hills. There’s Anthony the anti-social sheep, Tina Turner the alpaca with an attitude, and the definitely-not-miniature pig, Teacup.

Molly runs the farm as an alternative school for kids who haven’t thrived in mainstream education. It’s full on, but she wouldn’t have it any other way. So when the well-groomed Shelby Dacre turns up at Hope Farm asking to enrol his son Lucas, Molly isn’t fazed.

But Lucas is distant and soon Molly realises he might be more of a handful than she anticipated. And then there’s the added problem that his dad is distractingly handsome. Molly has her beloved farm to think of – could letting Lucas and Shelby in be a terrible mistake, or the start of something wonderful?

Feel-good, funny and an absolute must-read from the queen of romance Carole Matthews, Molly’s story will make your heart sing. New beginnings and second chances abound in ‘Happiness for Beginners’.

You can pre-order Happiness for Beginners from Amazon and will be available to buy from good bookshops from 21st February 2019.

Million Love Songs By Carole Matthews

Million Love SongsCarole Matthews’ is back with a new book called ‘Million Love Songs’.

After splitting up with her cheating husband, Ruby Brown is ready for a change. She’s single for the first time in years and she’s going to dive into this brave new world with a smile on her face and a spring in her step. The last thing she’s looking for is another serious relationship. Mason represents everything Ruby wants right now: he’s charming, smooth, and perfect for some no-strings-attached fun, yet Ruby can’t help feel that something is missing. Joe on the other hand is kind, attentive and good-looking, but comes with the sort of baggage Ruby wants to avoid: an annoyingly attractive ex-wife and two teenage children. Ruby soon has some very tough decisions to make. Is she even ready for a relationship? Ruby may think she knows what she wants, is that what she needs to be truly happy?

‘Million Love Songs is the latest book by the Carole Matthews and it’s impossible to read this book without a Take That soundtrack racing through your mind.

In this story, we meet Ruby Brown, downtrodden after her divorce, she’s making a change, new job, new house, new car and potentially two new men, but both men come with baggage, leaving Ruby uncertain about her future.

I genuinely loved Ruby, she’s such a warm and bubbly character. Carole has a lovely skill of creating genuine, relatable and heartwarming characters, that the reader can make a connection with and Ruby is no different. Having come out of a bad relationship, she’s enjoying putting herself first for a change, learning a new skill and so she decides to take up scuba-diving and this is where she meets the handsome Joe, a welcome distraction from life and whilst in her new job as a waitress, she meets Mason, her boss. Her outspoken, best friend and colleague Charlie has already warned Ruby of Mason’s reputation as a bit of a lothario, but Ruby can’t seem to say no to Mason’s handsome looks and charm.

Caught in the middle of this triangle, Ruby is torn between both men but she’s fortunate that she has Charlie on hand, who helps her through her dramas, with not only her wit and banter, but her obsession with Gary Barlow, which is wonderfully entertaining.

Delicious from the first page, ‘Million Love Songs’ is warm and witty, love story about new beginnings, new adventures and never forgetting where you’re coming from. A splendid read!

You can buy Million Love Songs from Amazon and is available to buy from good bookshops.

Carole Matthews Reveals New Book – Million Love Songs

Million Love SongsCarole Matthews’ is kicking 2018 off with a bang with a new book called ‘Million Love Songs’.

What the back cover says –

After splitting up with her cheating husband, Ruby Brown is ready for a change. She’s single for the first time in years and she’s going to dive into this brave new world with a smile on her face and a spring in her step. The last thing she’s looking for is another serious relationship.

Mason represents everything Ruby wants right now: he’s charming, smooth, and perfect for some no-strings-attached fun, yet Ruby can’t help feel that something is missing. Joe on the other hand is kind, attentive and good-looking, but comes with the sort of baggage Ruby wants to avoid: an annoyingly attractive ex-wife and two teenage children.

Ruby soon has some very tough decisions to make. Is she even ready for a relationship? Ruby may think she knows what she wants, is that what she needs to be truly happy?

‘Million Love Songs’ sees Carole Matthews at her feel-good best, with a wonderful and emotional story of starting over and finding happiness. An absolute must-read!

You can pre-order Million Love Songs from Amazon and will be available to buy from good bookshops from 22nd March 2018.

The Sister By Louise Jensen

The Sister‘The Sister’ is Louise Jensen’s debut novel.

Grace hasn’t been the same since the death of her best friend Charlie. She is haunted by Charlie’s words the last time she saw her, and in a bid for answers, opens an old memory box of Charlie’s. It soon becomes clear that there was a lot she didn’t know about her best friend. When Grace starts a campaign to find Charlie’s father, Anna, a girl claiming to be Charlie’s sister steps forward. For Grace, finding Anna is like finding a new family and soon Anna has made herself very comfortable in Grace and boyfriend Dan’s home. But something isn’t right. Things disappear, Dan’s acting strangely and Grace is sure that someone is following her. Is it all in Grace’s mind? Or as she gets closer to discovering the truth about both Charlie and Anna, is Grace in terrible danger? There was nothing she could have done to save Charlie . . . Or was there?

I started reading ‘The Sister’ one evening and was unable to put the book down as I was completely captivated by the story.

In this book, we meet Grace, a young woman who hasn’t quite gotten over the sudden death of her childhood friend Charlie and why she suddenly disappeared one day leaving many unanswered questions behind.

Charlie had quite a troubled childhood, her mother was an alcoholic and she never knew her father and this seemed to have a real impact on Charlie’s life, she would love to find her father but has never delved into it for the fear of upsetting her mother.

When Charlie dies and Grace opens the memory box that they created when they were 15, Grace finds a strange letter from Charlie and decides to fulfil her dead friends’ last wish and look for her father.

So when Anna responds to the advertisement, claiming to be the daughter of Charlie’s father, Grace immediately warms to the young woman and takes her under her wing, when Anna is going through difficulties. Anna becomes a replacement for Charlie and both Grace and Anna become firm friends. But Grace’s boyfriend Dan can’t warm to Anna, he wants her away from the couple and this regularly causes troubles particularly when things begin to happen to Grace and he points the finger of blame at Anna.

The story alternates from past to present tense, about the first meeting of Charlie and Grace and how they became firm friends to the moment of Charlie’s sudden death.

Grace is an interesting character, she’s comfortable in her relationship but knows that the relationship is far from perfect. She misses her best friend, the only person that knew the hidden truth behind her own troubled childhood. She doesn’t judge her and sticks up for her, when other girls pick on her.

I really enjoyed this story, it was an atmospheric and suspenseful story from the very beginning. With a clever plot and an interesting mix of characters, ‘The Sister’ is a wonderfully twisted story, that will have the reader guessing throughout.

You can buy The Sister from Amazon and is available to buy from good bookshops.