Sunday, 19 January 2014

Wicked Wives by Anna-Lou Weatherley

Tom Black is bad! A womaniser and gambler, who always leaves behind a string of trouble, and many broken hearts.

Ellie Scott was Tom’s childhood sweetheart, and step-sister! Who although now Ellie is happily married to Vinnie with a daughter, she still has feelings for Tom and he is not the only thing from her past that may come back to haunt her, especially when she meets up with Loretta Hassan.

Loretta Hassan, she’s sees her chance to get her hooks into Tom by making him an offer he can’t refuse.

Victoria Mayfield is a successful writer who is happily married, but struggling to cope since she lost her baby in tragic circumstances. After trying hard for another baby and things not working out, she comes up with what she thinks is the perfect plan for her to have another baby. But is this really what she wants or needs?

Tess Scott is Ellie and Vinnie’s daughter who finds herself in deep trouble, and she finds help from an unlikely source.

Welcome to the world of the rich and the glamorous. This is a sensational novel, loaded with drama, suspense, love, lies, affairs, secrets and much, much more. The storyline is sensational and explosive.  That will have you gripped from page one and leads to a dramatic ending. Even though most of the characters are bad to the bone you cannot help but like them. The ending was a complete surprise to me. I just did not see that coming. I really enjoy books like this, pure fantasy and fabulous.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

The Green Hills of Home by Emma Bennet

Writer Gwen Jones is thrilled when her manuscript is about to be published, but editor John Thatcher is looking like he will be difficult for Gwen to work with and he is not happy that Gwen’s commitment to her ill mum Edith means that she cannot travel to London to work, so he must make the journey to the remote part of Wales were Gwen lives.

Gwen is really hoping to land this book deal as she desperately needs the money to save her home, but with John been moody and them having to spend so much time together. Will all go to plan?

This book had me intrigued from page one. It is a delightful story mainly just featuring the two central characters of Gwen and John. The book is really well written with a story line that will just make you want to keep on reading. 

Monday, 13 January 2014

Midsummer Magic by Julia Williams

When newly engaged Josie goes to visit her parents in Cornwall with her fiancé, and his best friend Ant and her best friend Diana, the idea was to begin making wedding plans, but when they meet a well-known TV hypnotist called Freddie Puck in a local pub and he invites them to take part in a hypnosis experiment to do with a local myth. Freddie claims that he can hypnotise a couple and make them fall in love on Midsummers Eve at the stepping stones just like it says in the myth.

The four agree to take part and what follows is a calamity of events that will test their relationships with each other and push boundaries of love and friendship. That could change their lives forever.

This is a great storyline and modern take on A Midsummer’s Night Dream that has some really great characters, the hypnosis theme is really good and sometimes the results are hilarious. It is a love triangle or a love circle spinning round so fast you have no idea who will end up with whom! The book keeps you guessing right up to the end. I just could not put this book down and before I knew it I was over half-way through!  So I will certainly be looking forward to reading more books by Julia Williams.

Saturday, 11 January 2014

The Fine Art of Delusional Thinking by Bonnie Trachtenberg

This is a refreshing and fun self-help book which encourages the reader to better their life by using the art of delusional thinking, using such things as fantasy and daydreams!

Written in a tongue-in-cheek way and with good humour, with such chapters as; Be a Star or Just Act like one. The reader will find this book highly entertaining and it will really make you smile as you read Bonnie’s thoughts and suggestions. The book is not that long either so can easily be read in one sitting. This is my kind of self-help, just good light hearted fun nothing heavy, and I actually did learn a few things too!

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Unfinished Business (Angela Panther #1) by Carolyn Ridder Aspenson

On the night Angela’s mother dies, she sees the ghost of her dead mother, who claims to be staying around because she has unfinished business to take care of. But she will not share what the unfinished business is with Angela due to rules about what she can and can’t tell.

Angela soon discovers that not only can she see the ghost of her mother, but she can see other ghosts too, ghosts who are desperate for Angela’s help to get messages to their loved ones. Angela’s life will never be the same again.

I knew from page one that I was going to really enjoy reading this book and I was not wrong. This is an amazing read, wrote at a fast lively pace that makes this book a very entertaining read. The characters are just wonderful, and I found the book good fun, and although the pace became more serious and touching towards the end of the book it was a nice balance of human emotion, that makes this a book well worth reading, and if I could give it more than five stars I would.

I am really looking forward to reading more of the Angela Panther series of novels.