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Book News- Mother’s Day By Abigail Burdess

Mother’s DayJust in time for Mother’s Day is the latest book calls Abigail Burdess called ‘Mother’s Day’.

What the back cover says –

The last thing Anna needs is a baby. Abandoned, adopted and living hand to mouth, she never dreamt of having a real family. But when she meets her birth mother, everything changes – because the same day, she learns she’s going to be a mother too. Marlene is eccentric, generous with her considerable fortune and overjoyed to become a grandmother. Anna’s living the dream. But is it her dream, or someone else’s? Now she will have to decide what she’s willing to sacrifice for a real family – her future, her freedom, even her unborn child.

You can buy ‘Mother’s Day’ from Amazon and is available to buy from good bookshops.

Clara and Olivia By Lucy Ashe

Clara and Olivia By‘Clara and Olivia’ is the debut book by Lucy Ashe.

What the back cover says-

Disciplined and dedicated, Olivia is the perfect ballerina. But no matter how hard she works, she can never match identical twin Clara’s charm.

I would kill to be with her.

As rehearsals intensify for the ballet Coppélia, the girls feel increasingly like they are being watched. And, as infatuation turns to obsession, everything begins to unravel.

You can buy ‘Clara and Olivia’ from Amazon and is available to buy from good bookshops.

Handwritten Girl’s Top 12 Books of 2022

Handwritten Girl’s Top 12 Books of 2022

It was initially meant to be my top 10 books of the year but I really struggled as we were treated to some fantastic books, so here’s my top 12 books of 2022!

The list is a combination of debuts and the return of some of my favourite authors, including Marian Keyes and Louise O’Neill. There’s something for everyone – comedy, drama, crime and psychology thrillers.

If you’re looking for some book inspiration for yourself or some Christmas gifts, hopefully this list will help you out.

1. ‘Meredith, Alone’ by Claire Alexander.
2. ‘Love and Other Human Errors’ by Bethany Clift.
3. ‘A Tidy Ending’ by Joanna Cannon.
4. ‘Wahala’ by Nikki May.
5. ‘The Vanishing Of Margaret Small’ by Neil Alexander.
6. ‘So Happy For You’ by Celia Laskey.
7. ‘Idol’ by Louise O’Neill.
8. ‘Mad About You’ by Mhairi McFarlane.
9. ‘The Dead Romantics’ by Ashley Poston.
10. ‘The Hive’ by Scarlett Brade.
11. ‘Again, Rachel’ by Marian Keyes.
12. ‘One Of The Girls’ by Lucy Clarke.

Book News – Snowfall Over Halesmere House By Suzanne Snow

Snowfall Over Halesmere HouseGet into the festive spirit with ‘Snowfall Over Halesmere House’ by Suzanne Snow, the first book in the new ‘Love in the Lakes’ series.

What the back cover says –

Welcome to Halesmere House, where romance might be just around the corner…

Ella is a successful chef who is looking for a temporary change of pace so she can figure out her next career steps. She’s been living in the past for so many years, it’s time she started living for herself. Luckily, Halesmere House in the Lake District is in need of a manager to kick-start its artists’ residence and Ella can’t wait to start.

There she meets single dad Max, the son of her eccentric new boss. He’s rattled by her presence and is convinced that Ella’s passing involvement in Halesmere will only prove painful to his children, who are already growing attached to the fun and lovely manager.

It isn’t long before Ella realises she’s falling in love with more than Halesmere and its community. But if she stays, is she really choosing a career for herself, or yet again for someone else?

A heartwarming and uplifting Christmas romance for fans of Heidi Swain, Karen Swan and Sue Moorcroft.

You can buy ‘Snowfall Over Halesmere House’ from Amazon and is available to buy from good bookshops.

The Cruise By Catherine Cooper

The Cruise‘The Cruise’ is the latest book by Catherine Cooper.

What the back cover says –

During a New Year’s Eve party on a large, luxurious cruise ship in the Caribbean, the ship’s dancer, Lola, goes missing. Everyone on board has something to hide. Two weeks later, the ship is o ut of service, laid up far from land with no more than a skeleton crew on board. And then more people start disappearing. No one is safe. Why are the crew being harmed? Who is responsible? And who will be next?

I read Catherine’s debut called ‘The Chalet’ in one sitting and I’m sure ‘The Cruise’ will be just as gripping!

You can buy ‘The Cruise’ from Amazon and is available to buy from good bookshops.