Skip to content

Miranda Dickinson Reveals New Book called Our Story

Our StoryMiranda Dickinson has revealed her latest book with HQ Stories called, ‘Our Story’.

What the back cover says –

Otty has just landed her dream job. She’s about to join the writing team of one of the most respected showrunners in TV. And then the night before her first day, she’s evicted from her flat.

Joe has been working with Russell for years. He’s the best writer on his team, but lately something has been off. He’s trying to get his mojo back, but when his flatmate moves out without warning he has other things to worry about.

Otty moving into Joe’s house seems like the perfect solution to both their problems, but neither is prepared for what happens next. Paired together in the writing room, their obvious chemistry sparks from the page and they are the writing duo to beat. But their relationship off the page is an entirely different story, and neither of them can figure out why.

And suddenly the question isn’t, will they, or won’t they? It’s why won’t they?

Sounds like another lovely story from Miranda to curl up with up with.

You can pre-order ‘Our Story’ from Amazon and will be available to buy from good bookshops from 25th August 2020.

Written In Blood By Chris Carter

Written In BloodOn the book tour for ‘Written In Blood’ by Chris Carter, which is the latest book in his Robert Hunter series, I’ve one hard backed copy to give away to one lucky fan.

A serial killer will stop at nothing…

The Killer
His most valuable possession has been stolen.
Now he must retrieve it, at any cost.

The Girl
Angela Wood wanted to teach the man a lesson. It was a bag, just like all the others.
But when she opens it, the worst nightmare of her life begins.

The Detective
A journal ends up at Robert Hunter’s desk. It soon becomes clear that there is a serial killer on the loose. And if he can’t stop him in time, more people will die.

If you have read it
You must die

To be in with a chance of winning a copy of the book, simply answer the following question by leaving your answer in the comment box below.

What is the name of the book series that ‘Written In Blood’ is part off?

Winner will be revealed on Monday 10th August. Good luck!

You can buy ‘Written In Blood’ from Amazon and is available to buy from good bookshops.

Adele Parks Reveals New Book – Just My Luck

Just My LuckDouble exciting news for fans of Adele Parks as she’s just announced a new three book deal with HQ Stories, as well as her new book for 2020 called ‘Just My Luck’.

What the back cover says –

For fifteen years, Lexi and Jake have played the same six numbers with their friends, the Pearsons and the Heathcotes. Over dinner parties, fish & chip suppers and summer barbecues, they’ve discussed the important stuff – the kids, marriages, jobs and houses – and they’ve laughed off their disappointment when they failed to win anything more than a tenner.

But then, one Saturday night, the unthinkable happens. There’s a rift in the group. Someone doesn’t tell the truth. And soon after, six numbers come up which change everything forever.

Lexi and Jake have a ticket worth £18 million. And their friends are determined to claim a share of it.

After Adele’s previous book called ‘Lies Lies Lies’ was a number one bestseller, ‘Just My Luck’ sounds just as thrilling.

You can pre-order ‘Just My Luck’ from Amazon and will be avaialble to buy from good bookshops from 10th December 2020.

The Day We Meet Again By Miranda Dickinson

The Day We Meet Again‘The Day We Meet Again’ is the latest book by Miranda Dickinson.

Phoebe and Sam meet by chance at St Pancras station. Heading in opposite directions, both seeking their own adventures, meeting the love of their lives wasn’t in the schedule. So they make a promise: to meet by the statue of Sir John Betjeman in twelve months’ time if they still want to be together. But is life ever as simple as that?

Known for writing heartwarming and poignant stories, Miranda’s latest offering is a stunning story of life discovery and grabs the readers heart strings from the very first page.

In this story, we meet Phoebe and Sam. Two strangers that literally run into one another at a train station, they spend some time together whilst they wait on their trains and both realise that they have a strong connection. But both of them already have lives mapped out for the next year and can’t make any adjustments, and decide that if they are meant to be, they’ll meet at the exact same spot in one year.

The story then follows them for the next year as they both try to find their places on life. Phoebe on her travelling around Europe and Sam as he tries to locate his father who disappeared from his life when he was a child.

This is such a lovely book to settle down with. With heart warming characters, stunning locations and a relatable situations, this book is a journey from start to finish as both Sam and Phoebe were searching for their places in life.

The story is seen through their narrative and this is a lovely concept to the story. Phoebe is undecided about her life and takes this year out to think about what’s wanting to achieve all whilst discovering France and Italy, doing odd jobs and meeting new friends along the way. Meanwhile Sam is returning home to Scotland to try to make amends with his estranged father and finally put to rest his troubled childhood. As the pair of them are both on a journey of self discovery, they are never far from each other’s thought, with calls, messages and postcards throughout the year.

A love story from the first page, this book is about right people but wrong time but instead of forgetting about it, we see them make the best of both worlds, putting themselves first with the hope that in a year later they will still feel the same. Both characters are slightly flawed and that makes them so relatable, Sam has a habit of running from his troubles echoing his father’s actions whilst Phoebe also has issues with settling down.

Sweetly written with vivid and bright locations, ‘The Day We Meet Again’ is an engrossing love story, that’s joins a couple on their journey as they fall in love with each other and themselves.
You can buy ‘The Day We Meet Again’ from Amazon and is available to buy from good bookshops.

Jemima J By Jane Green

Jemima J ‘Jemima J’ is by Jane Green.

Jemima Jones is overweight. About seven stone overweight. Treated like a slave by her thin and bitchy flatmates, lorded over at the Kilburn Herald by the beautiful Geraldine (less talented, but better paid), her only consolation is food. What with that and her passion for her charming, sexy colleague Ben, she knows her life needs changing. But can Jemima reinvent herself? And should she?

‘Jemima J’ is a book that I read many years ago and fell in love with it. Recently I was thinking about the book and thought for the first time, I’d return to it and review it, as this was the first book that I read by Jane Green and started my love for the popular author.

The book is set in the early 90’s just as the Internet was launched and Jemima is a tips columnist for a small newspaper, she dreams for so much for life, then just providing tips for removing stains and unwanted hair. She’s overweight and completely in love with a colleague called Ben, who most women love including Jemima’s bitchy house mates Lisa and Sophie. So when Ben gets a new job and leaves Jemima, she decides to have a go at online dating and that’s when she meets Brad. A handsome gym owner from America who steals Jemima’s heart. After much pleading for a photograph of herself, Jemima sends through a fake photograph and Brad completely falls in love and this gives Jemima the boost and incentive to make a difference to her life before travelling to America to meet Brad.

After months of hard work and determination, Jemima becomes a shadow of her former self and becomes competition to her flatmates, who always pitied her for being overweight. Now slimmer and happier than she has ever been, Jemima travels to America to meet the love of her life. But, things take an unexpected turn in America that leaves Jemima unsure of what she is to do next.

For the second time, I fell in love with this book. Jane has such a lovely style of writing, writing from Jemima’s perspective as well as an observer watching Jemima’s life change, as well as those opinions and attitudes around her. Her writing is clever and warm, that had me giggling at the situations and people. Jemima, is such a sweetheart, quiet and strong willed. She really blossomed throughout the story and opened up to those around her. I particularly loved her friend Geraldine, who was initially just an acquaintance but they grow closer as Geraldine helps Jemima with the makeover. The story has many unexpected twists that made for delicious reading and as it’s set in a time when the internet was only starting out, it was refreshing to read a book that wasn’t heavily reliant on social media.

A story of love, determination and self-worth, ‘Jemima J’ is a deliciously tender and fun story that is well worth a second read.

You can buy Jemima J from Amazon and is available to buy from good bookshops.