‘The Shite Before Christmas’ is the second book by Northern Ireland TikTok star Serena Henderson aka Mammy Banter.
What the back cover says –
One month to go. One stressed mum. Can she pull off the perfect family Christmas?
Twas the sh!te before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring except for … mum!
Like every mum, Tara wants a perfect Christmas for her family – but no-one else is lifting a finger and she’s losing her elf-ing mind. From the kids behaving badly (vaping! Potty training! The Nativity!), to a distracted husband acting very out of character, the last straw is Tara’s glamorous, feckless, boundary-less mother moving herself back in for the holidays.
Can Tara pull off the holly jolly Christmas of her dreams? Will she deck the halls and not her family? Or is this a Christmas catastrophe waiting to happen?
You can pre-order ‘The Shite Before Christmas’ and will be available to buy from good bookshops from 10th November 2022.
I’m delighted to have two copies of ‘This Shining Life’ by Harriet Kline to giveaway to two lucky people.
When Rich dies, he leaves behind a family without a father, a husband, a son and a best friend. His wife, Ruth, can’t imagine living without him and finds herself faced with a grief she’s not sure she can find her way through. At the same time, their young son Ollie becomes intent on working out the meaning of life. Because everything happens for a reason. Doesn’t it? But when they discover a mismatched collection of presents left by Rich for his loved ones, it provides a puzzle for them to solve, one that will help Ruth navigate her sorrow and help Ollie come to terms with what’s happened. Together, they will learn to lay the ghosts of the past to rest, and treasure the true gift that Rich has left them: the ability to embrace life and love every moment.
To be in with a chance of winning, simply leave your answer to the question in the comment box below.
When Rich dies, what does he leave his family behind?
Winners will be revealed on Monday 23rd May and the giveaway is limited to UK and Ireland only. Good luck!
Queen of the revenge story, Jane Fallon is back with another deliciously wicked story called ‘Just Got Real’.
What the back cover says –
When happily divorced Joni is reluctantly talked into joining a dating app, she is surprised to quickly hit it off with Ant. Phone calls and texts soon evolve into a plan to meet up. Which is a problem, as Joni’s profile picture is of someone else.
Joni daren’t confess her lie. Yet unable to stop thinking about what might have been, she hatches a plan to ‘meet’ Ant in real life without revealing who she really is.
Once she and Ant are an item, however, it’s soon clear that the only thing Ant was honest about was his profile picture. He’s still online dating. And intimately texting other women.
So Joni contacts them: they need to know. And once they’re comparing notes on Ant, upset turns to thoughts of revenge.
But how do you get your own back on a truly heartless man?
You can pre-order ‘Just Got Real’ from Amazon and will be available to buy from good bookshops from 23rd June 2022.
Itâ€™s nearly Christmas and Iâ€™m a delighted to say Iâ€™m a bit organised this year. The presents have been wrapped and are under the tree, but no food has been bought!
Before I sign off, I would like to say a huge thank you to all the lovely publishers and authors who introduced me to some of the most wonderful books this year, from intense thrillers to happy romances, there’s something for everyone to curl up with during the cold winter nights and poolside reads.
Most importantly, thank you to the readers of the website for taking the time to read a review, tweet, Favourite or Like a post, your support is appreciated tremendously.
I know this isnâ€™t the Christmas we were hoping for but I hope you all have a safe and relaxing Christmas and receive loads of treats from Santa Claus, especially books as there are some great ones out there.
Have a Happy New Year and I shall see you in 2022.