PUBLISHED BY MULHOLLAND BOOKS 13th JUNE 2019

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Claire Westcott tries to be the perfect wife to Byron but fears she will never measure up to his ex, Colleen. After all, it’s hard to compete with the dead.

Colleen went missing eight years ago. Her body was never found but the police ruled it a suicide. So when Claire receives a phone call from a woman she believes is Colleen, it sparks a million terrifying questions.

Claire discovers the couple weren’t as happy as they would have people believe. And now she’s worried Byron has been lying to her.

There are secrets in every marriage, but sometimes those secrets are deadly.

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WHAT I THOUGHT:

What a brilliant story, I really liked this as it kept you on your toes all the way through, with surprises popping up all the time. A few times I thought yes, I’ve got it, but no, back to square one. I love a book like this, I am not sure I would call it a thriller but I am recommending you read it. Secrets galore in this book but it is written really well and the character’s are very good especially Claire who ends up not knowing what to believe or if she is going crazy herself!

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So make today the day you take a picnic lunch with you and sit outside enjoying the sounds, smells and hopefully some heat on you and enjoy a nice picnic with your friends.

I wonder if days like this do actually make people think about doing these things or supporting the message they are saying that day is?  I think it makes you think but not necessarily do but maybe it puts the idea in your head.

Enjoy your picnic where ever you are.

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I really wish I could think up these great sentences that people come out with, then just match to a picture.

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Thinking up a story or short paragraph about a picture or photo I can do easily but this I find impossible.

Which one do you like and can you make up these?

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Three top books get the looks this week in Pinterest! So very deserved all of them.

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I am amazed at times at the amount of words there are that we don’t use, so I think about putting them in a story so then people would read it and look the word up if they didn’t know what it was, then the unusual words would become normal words.

Or people would just ignore the word!

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think some of them are really good words, do you?

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It would have been my Dads birthday last Saturday and our first without him so we all got together as a family which was lovely.

I then spent the day with Jodie finishing off the day with a nice Indian meal at her house so a sad day turned into a family day.

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Sweet potato bhajis were very tasty, not had those before.

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I am only about a third of the way through this but I just had to tell you how good it is, bit different from your usual crime story. This is the first book I have read from this author and it certainly won’t be the last if they are all as good as this one. Look out for my review next week!

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PUBLISHED BY LAKE UNION 11th JUNE 2019

img_2612Amanda Prowse likens her own life story to those she writes about in her books. After self-publishing her debut novel, Poppy Day, in 2011, she has gone on to author twenty-one novels and six novellas. Her books have been translated into a dozen languages and she regularly tops bestseller charts all over the world. Remaining true to her ethos, Amanda writes stories of ordinary women and their families who find their strength, courage and love tested in ways they never imagined. The most prolific female contemporary-fiction writer in the UK, with a legion of loyal readers, she goes from strength to strength. Being crowned ‘queen of domestic drama’ by the Daily Mail was one of her finest moments. Amanda is a regular contributor on TV and radio but her first love is, and will always be, writing.

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From bestselling author Amanda Prowse comes a heartwarming tale of first impressions and lasting love.

Thomasina ‘Hitch’ Waycott loves living and working on the remote family farm and B&B. But she also wants more. To see the world. To own her own home. To fall madly in love.

But those are fairy tales, and if her life is a fairy tale, then she’s the ugly duckling. Her deformed lip, her crooked limbs and her weak heart have kept her from taking chances. But that’s about to change.

When Grayson Potts comes to stay, he’s unlike anyone Thomasina has ever met. He’s aloof, eccentric and exceptionally kind. He’s also totally unconcerned with the physical flaws that have always defined Thomasina.

The two form a bond that neither has had before. It’s possible that it could become something more, but Thomasina also wonders if it’s too good to be true. By putting her heart on the line, Thomasina may open herself to heartbreak. But she may also open herself to so much more.

WHAT I THOUGHT:

I felt this was a bit different to Amanda’s previous books and I really enjoyed the change. This one main character is the book but the way it tells her story is wonderful, she knows things, but then meeting her soul mate she realises so many other things about herself and gets brave. Not that she is weak at all, she is a very strong person but you have to be brave to go and live your life how you would like to. This is a book that you will enjoy reading you can buy from the link at the bottom of page.

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Do these days help?

I think if children are involved then maybe they do as they can influence the parents about what we are doing and what we should be doing to make our planet better for their children’s children.

The government need to do more and follow the countries that have implemented ways to combat the rising level of single use plastic.

When you see the amount of followers around the world coming together for campaigns like the one below, you realise you are not alone but more knowledge is needed.

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  • Take a photo of yourself or a group of people with your arms in the air
  • Crop the photo so your hands touch the upper corners of the photo frame
  • Share your photo on social media and use the hashtag #TogetherWeCan🌊
  • Search the hashtag on social media to see others joining you around the world
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Lets all think about our planet and what we are doing to it!
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PUBLISHED BY CANELO ON 27th MAY 2019

I was so please to be asked to go on this blog tour with Rachel’s new book, I absolutely love this series with DI Kelly Porter and am already looking forward to the next one.

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Rachel Lynch grew up in Cumbria and regularly hiked the fells from a young age.
She studied History at the University of Lancaster and gained her Post graduate Certificate of Education at the Institute of Education, London.

She then worked as a History Teacher in London before marrying an Army Officer in 2001. ‘The Dependants’ was her first novel. Rachel spent twelve years as an Officer’s wife and moved her family ten times in that period. ‘The Dependants’ charts three fictional Army wives and how they cope when their husbands deploy to Afghanistan for seven months.

She is now represented by Peter Buckman, the Ampersand Agency and published by Canelo. Dark Game is the first book in her DI Kelly Porter series.

She lives near London with her husband and two children. Her husband left the Army in 2013 and they are now concentrating on being civilians. Canelo signed the first three books in the DI Kelly Porter series and Rachel is currently writing the fourth.

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An investigation leads Kelly back to her former command… and the ex who betrayed her

A brutal murder in the Lake District.

A double assassination in a secret lab in London’s west end.

Seemingly unconnected, unexpected links between the gruesome crimes emerge and it’s up to DI Kelly Porter to follow the trail – all the way to the capital.

Back amongst old colleagues and forced to work alongside her calculating ex, DCI Matt Carter, Kelly must untangle a web of deceit that stretches into the highest echelons of power. A place where secrets and lies are currency and no obstacle is insurmountable.

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WHAT DID I THINK?

There is nothing not to like about these books, I cannot get enough of them and they stop me from sleeping! I actually think that each one gets better and this latest one I really liked. It showed a bit of Kelly’s history at her previous job also her ex and what he was like so it gave you a better understanding about how she has changed and is really settled now in her home town with a new boy friend.

This story has a lot going on at different places but again very well written so not even I got confused. With more murders that must be linked it is up to Kelly to work out how and why, not an easy task as all leads are leading know where with her ex using every modern technique it’s actually Kelly and old-fashioned police work that comes up with the answers. Much to his annoyance, it was good when he headed back to where he came from.

Good pace with all that was going on, made this a pleaseure to read and I hope it’s not too long until the next book.

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