#blogtour #bookreview Saving Sophie by Sam Carrington @sam_carrington1 @kaishajayneh

 ‘A teenage girl is missing. Is your daughter involved, or is she next?’

Saving Sophie is the debut novel from Sam Carrington.

Just recently published in both ebook and paperback format by Avon books, I was delighted to be asked to hop on the tour bus by Kaisha Holloway aka The Writing Garnet

Please continue reading for my thoughts on Saving Sophie…

#bookreview ~The Food of Love by Amanda Prowse @MrsAmandaProwse

‘A loving mother.

A perfect family.

A shockwave that could shatter everything.’

The Food of Love is more than just a story. It is a frightening look at the effects of an eating disorder on the family unit.

Published by Lake Union Publishing on December 1st 2016, I was delighted to receive an advanced copy for review.

Please read on for my thoughts on this truly wonderful book…

#bookreview Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty @MichaelJBooks

‘This is a story that begins with a barbecue’

Due to the fact that I have so many books to be read before publication date, this book kept getting moved to one side…..

I recently saw the award it received from Goodreads and immediately decided it was time to give it a heave-ho up my TBR and read it.

Truly Madly Guilty is written by Liane Moriarty and was published July 2016 by Michael Joseph, an imprint of Penguin Random House.

I really enjoyed this book…read on to see why…

#Bookreview ~Christmas at Lilac Cottage by Holly Martin @hollymartin00

‘Curl up by the fire and fall in love…’

Today I have a review of my first Christmas book ever!!!!!!

I received an unexpected parcel one day from publisher Bonnier Zaffre and, to my absolute surprise, inside was a very sparkly book Christmas at Lilac Cottage. Written by well renowned author Holly Martin and originally published in ebook format by Bookouture, Christmas at Lilac Cottage is now available in paperback from Bonnier Zaffre.

I did as instructed. I curled up by the fire but did I fall in love??

Read on to find out……

#bookreview The Wacky Man ~ Lyn G Farrell @FarrellWrites @Legend_Press

The book that sent my emotions into overdrive…..

The Wacky Man by Lyn G Farrell

Published by Legend Press May 2016, following on from Lyn achieving the 2015 Luke Bitmead Bursary, The Wacky Man is described as a ‘Raw, unflinching debut novel that journeys through one girl’s abusive upbringing and the catastrophic effects this can have’

I received my copy from Lucy Chamberlain at Legend Press and will be forever thankful to her for it.

This is a very, very special novel…..read on for my very emotional thoughts..

Three Women ~ All with Strength All with a Story to Tell ~ #bookrecommendations

Today I am writing about three under-celebrated women that have featured in books I have read in recent times.

Women are very often portrayed as the victim in books and while these women had their difficulties, they fought against the norm as they strove to live their lives their way.

There are so many books in the genre of historical fiction, many I have read but never had the opportunity to review. I have picked three books that I have read, reviewed and loved, each featuring a woman who has played a part in all our history.

Please read on for my thoughts…

#bookreview ~ What Alice Knew by T.A. Cotterell @TACotterell1

‘Sometimes it’s better not to know’

What Alice Knew is unbelievably a debut novel by T.A Cotterell.

Published by Black Swan, a Transworld/Penguin Random House imprint, What Alice Knew is available in ebook format from Dec 1st 2016 and will be available in paperback next Spring (20th April 2017).

I was so so lucky to receive an advance copy from the publisher and boy did I eat up this book..

Read on for my full thoughts and YES I DO recommend….

#bookreview The Girl Behind The Lens by Tanya Farrelly @tanyafarrelly

‘Where every word’s a lie

A picture is worth a thousand’

The Girl Behind The Lens is a new release from Irish Writer Tanya Farrelly, published by Killer Reads (Harper Collins). The ebook was released on 28th October and paperback is due for release in December (2016).

I received my copy via NetGalley after a request from writing.ie if I would read and review the book for them.

Billed as a ‘Dark Psychological Thriller’  and for fans of Girl on The Train, I was intrigued to see what it’s pages unfolded….

Please read on for my thoughts….