#bookreview : Manipulated Lives ~ H A Leuschel @HALeuschel

‘Five Stories

Five Lives..

Abusive manipulation can distort lives and threaten our very feeling of self-worth’

Manipulated Lives is a collection of short stories published by Helene Leuschel in June 2016.

Each story is told from different viewpoints and each with a completely separate set of characters, yet all knit together with one common thread ~ Manipulation.

Please read on for my thoughts…..

#bookreview ~ A Dangerous Crossing by Rachel Rhys @MsTamarCohen

‘It was a first class deception that would change her life forever’

A Dangerous Crossing is written by Rachel Rhys ( the pen name for Tammy Cohen, a successful author of suspense ~ see bio below)

Published by Doubleday books and due for release on the 6th April, mark it in your diaries folks!!!

This is a truly wonderful book, inspired by a real diary discovered accidentally by the author.

This diary was written with extraordinary detail by a young girl in service who travelled from England to Australia on a cruise liner in the late 1930s.’

Please continue reading for my full thoughts…..

#blogtour #bookreview #bookgiveaway The Day That Never Comes ~ Caimh McDonnell @Caimh @elaineofori

‘Remember those people that destroyed the economy and then cruised off on their yachts?

Well guess what – someone is killing them.’

EEEEK!!!!!  How excited am I!!!!!

I have the honour of kick-starting the blogtour with writer, comedian and all-round funny man Caimh McDonnell today as he publishes his second book in ‘The Dublin Trilogy’, The Day That Never Comes.

I am also delighted to offer a Giveaway copy of The Day That Never Comes….details below.

So with no further ado please continue reading for my thoughts….

#Bookreview ~ The Cinderella Reflex by Joan Brady @jgbrady @tracelit

It’s time to stop waiting for prince charming and rescue yourself’

The Cinderella Reflex is the debut novel from Irish writer and journalist Joan Brady. Published by Poolbeg Press on 21st January 2017, I was only too delighted to receive a copy for review.

The Cinderella Reflex is a story with the feelgood factor. It’s about finding out who you are and that you ARE good enough…

Please read on for my full thoughts…

#bookreview ~ The River at Night by Erica Ferencik @EricaFerencik @BloomsburyRaven

‘When the adventure of a lifetime…

becomes a fight to stay alive’

The River At Night is a novel written by Erica Ferencik, borne out of her frustration of being unable to find such a novel in the bookshops.

Published in January 2017 by Raven Books (Bloomsbury), I was delighted to receive a copy to review for the wonderful TripFiction website.

‘No Phone Coverage.

No People.

No Help…..’

Read on for my thoughts….

This is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel @Laurie_Frankel @Bookywookydooda

‘This is Claude

He’s five years old, the youngest of five brothers, and loves peanut butter.

He also loves wearing a dress, growing his hair long, and dreams of being a princess.’ 

This is How It Always Is is a novel by American writer Laurie Frankel. Published by Headline Review in February 2017, this is a novel that will rip at your heartstrings, so be prepared!!

I was so so lucky to receive an advance copy of This Is How It Always Is from Caitlin Raynor of Headline publishing and feel very honoured to have been given the opportunity to read such a very special book.

Please continue reading for my full thoughts…

#Bookreview ~ Commonwealth by Ann Patchett @BloomsburyBooks

‘A powerful tale of a family’s far-reaching bonds of love and responsibility – and a meditation on inspiration, interpretation and the ownership of stories.’

Commonwealth is the first novel I have read by Ann Patchett and I loved it. The story-line, the era, the characters all lending to a fascinating insight into the aftermath of a decision made, an action that could not be withdrawn.

Published in September 2016 by Bloomsbury, Commonwealth is a book I had been looking forward to reading over Christmas.

Read on for my thoughts…..