ISADORN THE UNICORN AND THE SLOPPY DRAGON – REVIEW

 

This is one of the best children’s books I have seen for a while!

The pictures are lovely and clear plus we all know little girls love unicorns and little boys love dragons so what a wonderful partnership.

A super book for helping children to share their feelings a big five stars from me.

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Looking forward to this tomorrow as I am sure the children are going to love this book. Look out for my review and pictures here.

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ALL THE RAGE BY CARA HUNTER – BOOK REVIEW

PUBLISHED BY PENGUIN ON 23rd JANUARY 2020

A distressed teenage girl is found on the outskirts of Oxford. The story she tells is terrifying: grabbed off the street, a plastic bag forced over her head, then driven somewhere remote and subjected to an assault.

DI Adam Fawley is doing the best he can to investigate, but the teenager refuses to press charges. All he can do is try to ignore the sickening feeling he’s seen something like this before…

But when another girl goes missing, Fawley knows his time is running out.

Because if he ignores the past any longer, this girl may not be coming back.

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CARA HUNTER    I’m lucky enough to live in the city I write about. Oxford will be familiar to crime fans across the whole world because of the fabulous Morse novels and TV, but my version of the town is a long way from the beautiful ivy-clad colleges. A much edgier place where the crimes are darker and closer to home.

I’ve always been a voracious reader and viewer of crime – I’ve learned so much from the outstanding writing that we now see on crime TV like Line of Duty or Broadchurch, and I’ve tried to recreate the experience of watching series like that for my readers. I love true crime TV as well – my husband used to tease me about it but now just nods sagely and says ‘research’!

What else about me? I have pet cats who do their best to distract me whenever I get close to a keyboard (if you have cats, you’ll know), I love travelling, spending time with friends, and I have never knowingly turned down a glass of champagne….

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WHAT DID I THINK?

This was brilliant and another one I could not put down, it is written so well that you actually think the detectives do not have any idea who did it. As for me, I did not have a clue and it kept like that right up to the end. The pace was good and the detail, one of the best crime books I have read for a while. Love this author and her style as everything you read your not sure how it fits and then unexpected bits pop into the story as well. I have read previous books in this series and they are all very good.

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SHE BY H.C. WARNER – BOOK REVIEW

PUBLISHED BY HARPER COLLINS ON 21st JANUARY 2020

She’s everything he dreamed of.  Isn’t she?

Ben can’t believe his luck when Bella walks into his life, just when he needs her most. Sexy, impulsive and intelligent, Bella is everything he ever wanted. And Bella wants him. All to herself.

In fact, Bella decides that everything is better when it is just the two of them, making it harder for Ben’s friends and family to stay in touch. And then a sudden tragedy triggers a chain of events which throws Ben headlong into a nightmare.

Secrets, lies, vengeance and betrayal are at the heart of this utterly twisted story about a family that is destroyed when SHE becomes part of it…

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Helen Warner is a former Head of Daytime at both ITV and Channel 4, where she was responsible for a variety of TV shows including Come Dine With Me, Loose Women, Good Morning Britain and Judge Rinder.

Helen writes her novels on the train to work in London from her home in Essex, which she shares with her husband and their two children.

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WHAT DID I THINK?

Wow just wow, what a brilliant story, things happening all the time so I couldn’t put this down and read it in a day, I didn’t get anything done! I really liked the descriptions of the two main characters as then I could imagine it all. This also kept you waiting until the end for answers, I like that as it keeps the suspense up all the way through. This is the first book I have read from this author and if the next one is as good then I’m predicting a best seller.

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The drink. I have been taking this supplement for twenty days now and I must say the orange drink in the morning is easy to make and very refreshing plus I take the required tablets with that as well.

How am I feeling? I am not getting quite so tired and that is a bonus for me as I suffer from Chronic fatigue and P.O.T.S  plus the foggy brain which is a big problem for me has been noticeably better also helping my concentration.  My energy levels have improved so I am able to read or write for a bit longer each day.

So far I am really impressed with these supplements and look forward to the next eleven days when we will see how I am feeling after the month trial.

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LIBRARIES

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Last week many authors were praising all the libraries in the country as without them no one would be able to borrow any books meaning that many authors would not get paid for that. Authors only get about 9.03p each book but that mounts up, then they get a cheque once a year. So let’s encourage everyone to go to the library as the more they are used then hopefully the longer they will stay in our town. They are under threat everywhere with councils cutting back on the money they spend on them.

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I’m off to the library

 

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ACADEMY FM

It was great starting the New Year with my monthly chat on the radio, Academy FM, all about books, events and the writing group, Write By The Sea.

The normal host Kay was absent with the dreaded bug that has been doing the rounds and appears to take about three weeks for it to go completely. It was great to meet Leanne who is in training and thrown in the deep end but what a great job she did, we had a super time plus she is also a blogger so we will be sharing posts very soon.

I took Hannah R. Palmer along with me and presented her with the certificate for Best book of 2019. The book NUMBER 47 is brilliant so she really deserved this win, also it was her first book so can you imagine how great the next one is going to be.

I also announced how much we had raised for Folkestone MIND, then went on to present them with their cheque later in the day.  Could be a collaboration with them and the writing group later in the year, so that’s very exciting.

Lots of great things to look forward to this year including a big event in April, new premises for the writing group, a book swap, an anthology of our work, summer garden party and lots more.

          

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NEW YEAR BUCKET LIST

New year, new you!  I’m beginning to get fed up of reading that but January always has us thinking about our weight, wellbeing and which diet to try next.

I’m really liking this picture as the questions are just a bit different. What are your answers going to be?

Here is mine:

Read-Charlie Gallaghers books

Visit-Scotland

Be-More positive

Make-A raised garden for the strawberries

Eat-Healthy

Do-Diet

Try-Suche

Enjoy-My grandchildren

Watch-Good dramas

Learn-More about WordPress

Cook-More fish

See-Northern lights

Clean out-Cupboards

Dream about-Winning lottery

Add to-My writing

Get rid of-Things I do not use

Be grateful for-My family

Work for-Purpose

Wish for-Good health

Remember-To do weeding

 

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SPIRITUALISM

Over the next few months, I will be having guest bloggers writing a piece for this category so if there is anything you would like to know more about then drop me a line and let me know.

This is a very broad topic with some interesting posts on the way. I don’t have time to do as much as I would like to and of course, it depends on how I am feeling. It would be nice to start going to the spiritual church in Hythe again so I may try and do that in the summer.

If I have something bothering me then I do turn to the tarot cards just to see what they are saying or leading me towards. I will include some photos of the different packs that I have collected over the years. These are my favourite ones to work with and I do tend to stick to these.

I did start to collect crystals and I have them all in a display coffee table but I don’t use them anymore. I think all spiritual things are really interesting and I am really looking forward to my guest writers.

  

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UNEXPECTED LESSONS IN LOVE BY LUCY DILLON – BOOK REVIEW

PUBLISHED BY TRANSWORLD DIGITAL IN JANUARY 2020

What happens when ‘I do’ turns into ‘I don’t know’?

Jeannie always wanted to fall in love, and now she’s finally got the whirlwind romance she dreamed of. Dan’s gorgeous, he’s a successful young vet, and he flew her to New York and proposed on Brooklyn Bridge. Jeannie has to remind herself this is actually her life. It seems too perfect, too magical, to be real. Yet it is.

But now she’s on her way to the wedding she can’t shake off the tight sensation crushing her chest. Is it just nerves . . . or is this all happening a bit too fast?

Jeannie has one last chance to shout, ‘Stop!’ But just as she grabs it, a twist of fate throws everything she knows into the air like confetti. What Jeannie learns about Dan, about her own heart, and about the power of love itself, will change her world forever . . .

IMG_2422.jpgLucy Dillon grew up in Cumbria and read English at Cambridge, then read a lot of magazines as a press assistant in London, then read other people’s manuscripts as a junior fiction editor. She now lives in a village outside Hereford with an old red Range Rover and too many books.

Lucy won the Romantic Novelists’ Association Contemporary Romantic Novel prize in 2015 for A HUNDRED PIECES OF ME, and the Romantic Novel of the Year Award in 2010 for LOST DOGS AND LONELY HEARTS.

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WHAT DID I THINK?

Lovely soft romance, my Nan would have loved this book. Lucy is becoming an expert in writing these stories as I think they get better and better. It is nice to read a smooth romance after all the gritty crime. This has some unexpected events that took me by surprise, which I liked. I did get a bit frustrated that they didn’t talk to one another but then that was part of the story. Great ending with a little twist, I really enjoyed reading this and will look for another one of Lucy’s books, she has written a few as you can see in the picture below.

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