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Million Love Songs Book Tour Playlist

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On the book tour for Carole Matthews’ delicious new book called ‘Million Love Songs’, I bring you the Spotify playlist that Carole listened to whilst writing the book.

‘Million Love Songs’ is about a young woman called Ruby Brown who finds herself suddenly single for the first time in years. She’s ready to dive into the single world of footloose and fancyfree but it seems that fate has something else in store, as two handsome men catch her eye.

Featuring 21 of the greatest love songs of all time, from the tones of Elvis Presley’s ‘Always On My Mind’ to the quirky ‘Friday I’m In Love’by The Cure, there’s something from everyone to cuddle up to.

Check out the playlist here called Carole Matthews Love Songs

Million Love Songs

When it comes to love songs for me, my top five are:

‘Romeo and Juliet’ by Dire Straits – I always loved the conversational tone of this song and it appears in one of my favourite movies, ‘Empire Records’.
‘She Will Be Loved’ by Mauroon 5 – A sweet song about unattainable love.
‘It Must Have Been Love’ by Roxette – Another great song from the brilliant ‘Pretty Woman’ film about a brief love affair.
‘I Love You Always Forever’ by Donna Lewis – This song was released in 1996 and it’s one song I always turn the radio up to, this song never gets old!
‘Call Me Maybe’ by Carly Rae Jepson – A feel good love song that gets everyone up and dancing!

I’m currently reading ‘Million Love Songs’ and I’m already loving joining Ruby Brown on her singleton journey. Stay tuned, my review will be coming soon!

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

The Last Piece Of My Heart By Paige Toon

The Last Piece Of My HeartPaige Toon is back with a new book called ‘The Last Piece Of My Heart’.

Meet Bridget, a successful travel journalist with ambitions to turn her quirky relationship blog into a novel. But, after numerous rejections from publishers, she accepts an alternative proposition: Nicole Dupre died leaving behind a bestselling novel and an incomplete sequel, and the family need someone to finish it. Bridget is just thankful to have her foot in the publishing door. But as she gets to know Nicole’s grieving family, and the woman behind the writing, Bridget’s priorities begin to change.

Paige is back with another beautiful tale, a story that whisks you anyway to many different countries packed with exotic and handsome men and adorable babies.

In this book, we meet Bridget who was originally introduced to us in one of Paige’s earlier books, ‘Thirteen Weddings’. She’s happily working away on her blog, reuniting with old boyfriends and putting ghosts to rest until her agent asks her to ghost write the follow up novel to a best seller. Sadly, the author Nicki, passed away before finishing and Sara, Bridget’s agent thinks she would be perfect for the job.

But, for Bridget to finish the book, Bridget must delve into the world and thoughts of the author and this brings her to Cornwall, where she lives in her fathers old motor home called Hermie and she spends her days with the widowers husband and their baby sweetly called April. It’s during this time with Charlie and April, that Bridget forges a friendship with the pair and finds herself discovering new things about herself whilst finishing the challenging novel.

As per usual, Paige has written another book that tugs at the heartstrings with an adorable baby with a sweet and inquisitive nature but also makes for poignant reading as she reads the private thoughts of a young woman whilst intruding on a mans grieving.

Bridget is the life and soul of the paper, she’s fun, outspoken and not used to children, until she met April, she feared them but immediately falls for the little girl. As she researches into the book, we realise that she’s not quite as settled as we thought, as she tries to deal with a long distance relationship with her boyfriend in Australia, but as time goes by, she begins to wonder if he does own the last piece of her heart.

Charlie, is also another beautiful character, he’s handsome, creative and tortured as he deals with his wife’s untimely death but with Bridget suddenly thrown into his and his daughters lives, he begins to deal with his grief and she helps him realise that life can move on.

Their scenes together are wonderful, they are fun and vibrant and Bridget really does bring the best out in Charlie. I genuinely loved the couple, they were fun, relatable and most of all engaging.

A warm and sweet tale, that flowed at a lovely pace, ‘The Last Piece Of My Heart’, is a beautiful and sensitively written tale about love and loss that truly made for bittersweet reading.

You can pre-order The Last Piece of My Heart from Amazon and will be available to buy from good bookshops from 18th May 2017.

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


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.

Wish Upon A Star By Trisha Ashley

Wish Upon A Star‘Wish Upon A Star’ is the latest book by ‘Sunday Times’ bestselling author, Trisha Ashley.

Single mum Cally’s life is all about her little girl Stella. She’s resigned to the fact that the only romance she’s going to get is from the rom-coms she watches, and with her busy job and her daughter, she doesn’t have time to think about love. But life becomes very tough when Stella gets sick. Balancing her job as a recipe writer and looking after Stella is all consuming so when Cally meets handsome baker Jago the last thing she wants to do is fall in love, especially when she’s been badly burnt by a Prince Charming from the past. Can laid back charming Jago unlock Cally’s frozen heart and help her find tyre love and magic under the mistletoe?

I must admit that I thoroughly enjoyed this book and if it hadn’t been for life and Christmas getting in the way, than I am sure I would have finished the book sooner.
The story is quite a festive and poignant one as single mother Cally moves to the quaint village of Sticklepond hoping to save money for her seriously ill little girl Stella. A stranger amongst the villagers, she finds a companionship with handsome newcomer and cromquembouche creator Jago who along with the local businesses and loyal people help raise funding for Stella’s life-saving operation in Boston.

Cally, the lead character of the story is a lovely heartwarming lady, who the reader can immediately connect with, desperate for her little girl to finally have a fulfilling life, she is always busy, juggling hospital appointments, writing her bakery column and maintaining constant fundraising ideas for Stella’s surgery, all whilst being a single mother. Thankfully Stella, has the help and support of her artistic and reclusive mother, Ma who is a somewhat scatty character who had a few interesting lines in the story. Stella, is an adorable character who is wonderfully wise beyond her years with her obsession with fairies and angels, she regularly reflects on life but throws in some innocent musings that does make the reader smile with either sadness or amusement. Meanwhile the handsome Jago, adds an element of charm to the story, with his thoughtfulness and gentle nature, it was not to fall for him with Cally along the way especially with finding a man who create such delicious sweet delights, it was hard not to be envious of their sweet relationships.

The story is primarily seen through the eyes of Cally, but there are occasionally chapters about Jago as he also settles into the small village and deals with his new friendship with the leading lady.

As the story is of quite a sad nature about sick children, there is the added element of humour with both Cally and Jago’s exes suddenly reappearing on the scene. Aimee is a socialite, who jilted her ex fiancée Jago before going off to Dubai with a used car sales man, discovering that the grass is not always greener on the other side, she quickly returns with her tail between her legs, oblivious to the fact that Jago has moved on she is determined to win him back. Alternating between pity and bitchiness, scenes with Aimee are particularly interesting. Whilst Cally’s ex Adam, disappeared not long after Cally told him she was pregnant, having expressed no interest in Stella, Cally is bemused by his sudden return.

A captivating Christmas story about a small community coming together for the sake of a small child, ‘Wish Upon A Star’ is an enchanting story of love, friendship and a mothers strong desire to save after her little girl.

You can buy Wish Upon a Star and is available to buy from good bookshops.

Carole Matthews New Book – Calling Mrs Christmas

Calling Mrs Christmas Just in time for Christmas, Carole Matthews returns with her latest book sweetly named ‘Calling Mrs Christmas’.

The story of ‘Calling Mrs Christmas’ is –

Cassie Smith has been out of work for a while but she has an idea. Drawing on her love of Christmas, she begins charging for small things: wrapping presents; writing cards; tree-decorating. She’s soon in huge demand and Cassie’s business, Calling Mrs Christmas, is born.

Carter Randall wants to make Christmas special for his children, so he enlists Cassie’s help, and his lavish requests start taking up all her time. Thank goodness she can rely on her loving partner Jim to handle the rest of her clients.

When millionaire Carter asks Cassie to join his family on a trip to Lapland, she knows she shouldn’t go . . . Suddenly Cassie finds herself facing a heart-breaking choice that could change her entire life.

With a beautifully illustrated cover and an enchanting synopsis, this book sounds like the perfect Winter read.

You can pre-order Calling Mrs Christmas on Amazon and will be available from good bookshops from 24th October 2013.