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Win A Copy of Ali McNamara’s New Book The Summer Of Serendipity

The Summer Of SerendipityI’m delighted to be on the book tour to celebrate the release of Ali McNamara’s new book ‘The Summer Of Serendipity’ and I’m giving away a copy of the book to one lovely person.

What the back cover says

One summer, property seeker, Serendipity Parker finds herself on the beautiful west coast of Ireland, hunting for a home for a wealthy Irish client. But when she finds the perfect house in the small town of Ballykiltara, there’s a problem; nobody seems to know who owns it.

‘The Welcome House’ is a local legend. Its front door is always open for those in need of shelter, and there’s always a plentiful supply of food in the cupboards for the hungry or poor.

While Ren desperately tries to find the owner to see if she can negotiate a sale, she begins to delve deeper into the history and legends that surround the old house and the town. But for a woman who has always been focussed on her work, she’s remarkably distracted by Finn, the attractive manager of the local hotel.
But will she ever discover the real truth behind the mysterious ‘Welcome House’? Or will the house cast its magical spell over Ren and help her to find true happiness?

To be in with a chance of winning the book, just answer the following question by leaving your answer in the comment box below by Monday 31st July.

What’s the name of the small town in ‘The Summer Of Serendipity’?

Good luck!

My Sister’s Wedding By Vicky Pattison

My Sisters Wedding's‘My Sister’s Wedding’ is the latest book by Vicky Pattison.

The Ashworth sisters couldn’t be more different. Becky is focused, driven and about to marry her lovely fiancĂ©, Daniel Balfour. Lizzie, on the other hand, bounces from one temp job to another, keeps falling for the wrong man and is a whirlwind of chaos in Becky’s otherwise well-ordered life. But they love each other fiercely and the Ashworth way has always been family comes first. As preparations for Becky and Daniel’s wedding get underway, it soon becomes clear that the Ashworth way is not the Balfour way. Daniel’s family have never thought Becky was good enough for him but he loves her and that’s always been enough for the happy couple. But when Lizzie gets caught in the crossfire between Becky and the Balfours, Becky and Lizzie find themselves drifting apart at a time when they need each other the most. Will they be able to repair the damage before Becky walks down the aisle?

‘My Sister’s Wedding’ is another delicious book by Vicky Pattison, hailed as her best book to date, this book is filled with sass and attitude about sibling love.

Becky is a successful book editor, completely in love with her long term boyfriend, Daniel so when he proposes to her, she’s delighted even though she’s not overly impressed with his snobby parents and bitchy socialite sister, Nicola. But as news spreads of their upcoming nuptials, Becky finds herself the centre of attention with paparazzi following her every step and suddenly everyone wants a piece of her. And as Becky finds her life coming together with a successful career and a new fiancĂ©e, her younger sister’s Lizzie’s is unravelling with no job, sleeping on her best friends sofa and hated by the public, Lizzie is delighted that her older sister is getting married but can’t help feeling left out.

I really enjoyed this book, combine ‘Made In Chelsea’ and ‘Geordie Shore’ and this book is the end result. The story is primarily seen through the eyes of both Becky and Lizzie and both perspectives made for entertaining reading.

I loved both leading ladies and both of them had characteristics that were quite similar to Vicky herself. Where, Becky is strong willed and opinionated, she is fiercely protective of her younger sister, Lizzie is wild, independent and with quick wit. They compliment each other so well and majority of their scenes together are hilarious and warm hearted, as Becky is not only the older sister but a maternal figure as the sisters mother left them.

Warm hearted and fun from the very beginning, this book was an easy read that flowed at a lovely pace. Wittily and cleverly written, Vicky writes honestly about the consequences of being a reality star, the following photographers, the jealousy and the loss of independence, she writes frankly with each positivity, there is negativity.

An engaging and enjoyable read, ‘My Sister’s Wedding’ is a witty and romantic tale that was another great story from Vicky Pattison.

You can buy My Sister’s Wedding from Amazon and is available to buy from good bookshops.

Catch Me If You Cannes By Lisa Dickenson

Catch Me If You Cannes‘Catch Me If You Cannes’ is latest book by Lisa Dickenson and is also the full novel of ebook series from a few years ago.

Jess has decided it’s time to get out of her comfort zone and live a little. So when her best friend Bryony, a journalist on a gossip magazine, is sent to cover the Cannes Film Festival, Jess decides to seize the day and go along for the ride. Two weeks of sun, glamour and exclusive entry into celeb-filled parties is just the kind of adventure Jess needs.

Reality soon bites though when Jess and Bryony find they’re staying in a dingy hotel far away from all the action and Bryony’s expenses budget barely covers a glass of local wine. Undeterred, the two women are determined to live like the elite and enjoy one fancy night out to begin their holiday. So what if they have to tell a few white lies along the way? It’s just this once. No harm done . . . right?

Set against the backdrop of the exotic and glamorous Cannes, the story is about Jess and her best friend Bryony who both set off the Cannes Film Festival. Bryony is a journalist and hopes for a big reveal, whilst Jess goes along for a change of scenery. To fit in with some of worlds most elite and famous, the two women have to tell a few lies along the way, to make sure that people believe that they are rich and famous and worthy of their presence at the luxurious event.

I read this series a couple of years ago and I really enjoyed it. The book is filled with witty and funny characters that really made for entertaining reading.

The story is seen solely through the narrative of Jess and this perspective is enjoyable. Jess is a lovely lady with a sharp sense of humour, when she catches the eye of handsome Leo, a boatman who sails around Cannes, they embark on a relationship that makes for poignant and fun reading.

The story is riddled with fun and drama that had me giggling throughout, filled with handsome men and disastrous scenarios, ‘Catch Me If You Cannes’ is a fresh and fabulous story that is the perfect escapism read.

You can buy Catch Me if You Cannes: The Complete Novel from Amazon and is avaiable to buy from good bookshops.

Giveaway – Win Copies Of Paper Hearts And Summer Kisses By Carole Matthews

Paper Hearts And Summer KissesToday on the book tour for Carole Matthews’ new book ‘Paper Hearts And Summer Kisses’, I’ve two copies of this wonderful book to give away to a lucky pair of people.

What the back cover says

Christie Chapman is a single working mother who spends her days commuting to her secretarial job in London and looking after her teenage son, Finn. It can be tough just getting through the day but Christie has always found comfort in her love of crafting and any spare time she has is spent in her parents’ summerhouse working on her beautiful creations. From intricately designed birthday cards to personalised gifts, Christie’s flair for the handmade knows no bounds and it’s not long before opportunity comes knocking. All of a sudden Christie sees a different future for her and Finn – one full of hope and possibility, and if the handsome Max Alexander is to be believed, one full of love too. It’s all there for the taking. And then, all of sudden, Christie’s world is turned upside down. Christie knows that something has to give, but what will she choose? Will she give up her dreams and the chance of real love? What price will she pay for doing the right thing?

To be in with a chance of winning a copy of this fabulous book, simply answer the following question.

What is the name of Christie’s teenage son?

Leave your answer in the comment box below by Monday 24th April 2017. Good luck!

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Jenny T. Colgan Reveals New Book – Spandex And The City

Spandex And The CityIf you’re a fan of Jenny Colgan’s, then you’re in a for treat as she’s back with a second book in 2017 called ‘Spandex And The City’.

What the back cover says

LOCAL GIRL SWEPT OFF HER FEET

Mild-mannered publicist Holly Phillips is unlucky in love. She’s embarrassed beyond belief when the handsome stranger she meets in a bar turns out to be ‘Ultimate Man’ – a superpowered hero whose rescue attempt finds her hoisted over his shoulder and flashing her knickers in the newspaper the next day.

But when Holly’s fifteen minutes of fame make her a target for something villainous, she only has one place to turn – and finds the man behind the mask holds a lot more charm than his crime-fighting alter-ego.

Can Holly find love, or is superdating just as complicated as the regular kind?

This sounds like such a fun story!

You can pre-order Spandex and the City from Amazon and will be available to buy from 18th May 2017.