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    BLOG BOOK TOUR: One Last Time by Helga Flatland [Review]

    **One Last Time was sent to me for free in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Random Things Tours for having me on this tour.** Summary Anne’s life is rushing to an unexpected and untimely end. But her diagnosis of terminal cancer isn’t just a shock for her – and for her daughter Sigrid and granddaughter Mia – it shines a spotlight onto their fractured and uncomfortable relationships. On a spur-of-the moment trip to France the three generations of women reveal harboured secrets, long-held frustrations, and suppressed desires, and learn humbling and heartwarming lessons about how life should be lived when death is so close. Review One Last Time…

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    BLOG BOOK TOUR: Your Friend Forever by Zena Barrie [GIVEAWAY]

    **Thanks to Random Things Tours for having me on the tour for Your Friend Forever.** SUMMARY Preston, 1981. Maud, who is twelve and lives with her dysfunctional parents and her elder brother, spends a lot of time in her bedroom writing letters to her favourite popstar, Tom Harding, the lead singer on punk band called Horsefly. No one really understands her or tries to – and she thinks Tom might have some answers to her many, many questions… Until the PO Box is closed and her letters start getting returned. Then, one day, she does receive a letter. Thirty years later, Maud starts to write to Tom again… GIVEAWAY I’m…

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    BLOG BOOK TOUR: Perfect on Paper by Gillian Harvey [Extract & Review]

    Summary It’s time to shake things up a little… Clare Bailey’s life is perfect. Successful career, loving husband, two kids and a gorgeous townhouse. At least, that’s how it looks like from the outside. In fact, she’s never felt more invisible. Her boss barely remembers her name, her husband is distracted by his new TV job and her daughter has never found her more embarrassing! But when she’s given a chance to turn her life upside-down she wonders whether she should risk everything she loves for a life that’s more than just ‘perfect on paper’…?  Extract ‘It’s not as if Nigel’s even going to read my memo anyway,’ she griped…

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    Blog Book Tour: What Beauty There Is by Cory Anderson

    **What Beauty There Is was sent to me for free in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to TheWriteReads & Penguin Random House for having me on the tour.** Summary Winter. The sky is dark. It is cold enough to crack bones. Jack Morton has nothing left. Except for his younger brother, Matty, who he’d do anything for. Even die for. Now with their mother gone, and their funds quickly dwindling, Jack needs to make a choice: lose his brother to foster care, or find the drug money that sent his father to prison. He chooses the money. Ava Bardem lives in isolation, a life of silence. For seventeen years…

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    Blog Book Tour: The Gardener’s Wife – Author Q&A with Jane Allison

    This is a – very exciting – first for me on the blog! I’ve got a wonderful Q&A with Jane Allison, author of The Gardener’s Wife. Thank you to Cahill Davis Publishing for having me on the tour. Let’s start with the description of the book then we’ll get into the Q&A. Summary Emma Holt has been happily married for many years to the gardener of the local Quaker school. Headmaster Philip Manners, on the other hand, has been unhappily married to the Bishop’s daughter for just as long. When Philip finds Emma in the school library, he can’t help but be intrigued by her. Emma, dealing with her two…