The Girl In Red John Nicholl

The Girl In Red John Nicholl 
Published by Bloodhound Books
I can’t ive without reading John Nicholl books 

Kathy thought she’d met her soulmate. But Police Inspector Michael Conner’s behaviour changes on the day of their wedding.
Showing his true colours for the first time, Conner becomes increasingly manipulative, controlling and cruel as the months’ pass. 
When Kathy tries to escape, Connor does his best to convince everyone that she is mentally ill. But Anna, Kathy’s identical twin sister, doesn’t believe it.
After a tragic event, Kathy decides enough is enough and elicits Anna’s help to rid herself of Connor for good.
But will Connor simply let Kathy walk away or have the sisters bitten off more than they can chew? 

My Review 

I read The Girl In Red in paperback version. John Nicholl is one crime author I can’t live without reading his books. There’s always that feeling of fear when I seem to grind my teeth wondering what’s going to happen next in John Nicholl’s books. I read the short version of this paperback that was only 55 pages, now I’ve read the whole version of this story. It’s a frightening read Kathy Conner is married to a bully, Police Inspector Michael Conner, he is a control freak who kicks his wife. There’s only so much Kathy can take, when she plans an escape from him. This sad story brings us to what is happening in the real world, there are husbands in real life that beat their wives, and they may stay with their abusive husband in fear of their husband may find them. I’m a huge fan of domestic thrillers. I’m longing for the next book by John Nicholl. 

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The Teashop Girls Elaine Everest 

The Teashop Girls Elaine Everest
Published in paperback  and eBook 2nd May 2019

 

It is early 1940 and World War Two has already taken a hold on the country. Rose Neville works as a Lyon’s Teashop Nippy on the Kent coast alongside her childhood friends, the ambitious Lily and Katie, whose fiancé is about to be posted overseas in the navy. As war creates havoc in Europe, Rose relies on the close friendship of her friends and her family.
When Capt. Benjamin Hargreaves enters the teashop one day, Rose is immediately drawn to him. But as Lyon’s forbids courting between staff and customers, she tries to put the handsome officer out of her mind.
In increasingly dark and dangerous times, Rose fears there may not be time to waste. But is the dashing captain what he seems?

 

 

My Review

The Teashop Girls is the heart-warming and gripping new novel from Elaine Everest bestselling author of the much-loved Woolworths Girls series.  It’s a moving story of friendship and love set against the backdrop of the Kent coast during World War Two.

I was first I introduced by Elaine Everest with reading A Gift from Woolworths .

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I  couldn’t wait to start reading The Teashop Girls, I started it as soon as I received it from the postman. You know there are just certain books that you are bursting to get into and open that book immediately.

Full praise to Elaine Everest, she makes characters such a joy to read.

I adored this theme about Lyon’s Teashop, it’s an excellent idea, full of adventure.  Ramsgate Lyon’s Teashop Nippy,  the staff there were named Nippy, as they would all nip about the place, serving customers. The women that served behind the counter at the front of the Teashop selling teacakes and bread were named as Sally’s. With World War Two starting, the Nippies had to attach a Gas mask to their belts on their uniform.  I actually live about 30 miles away from Ramsgate myself, so I can feel the bitter cold of those January early morning starts to the Lyon’s Teashop just of the Ramsgate seafront for Rose Neville, and all the other staff that froze on the way to work. I thought it rather funny how all the staff including Rose Neville thought that the manageress Miss Butterworth was dragon to work for. Rose Neville loved her job in Ramsgate, but dreamed of singing. A very handsome captain Benjamin Hargreaves comes into the Teashop but One of the rules are staff are not allowed to to have any outside contact with customers. Will Rose be able to put this good looking captain out of her mind ?

 

Elaine Everest is from Noth Kent’ she grew up listening to stories of the war years in her home town of Erith, which features in her bestselling Woolworths Girls series. Elaine has written over sixty short stories for the women’s magazine market. Elaine runs The Write Place creative writing school in Hexable Kent. Find out mor about Elaine on

Twitter @ElaineEverest

Facebook /elaine.everest

 

The Flatshare Beth O’Leary Blog Tour 

The Flatshare Beth O’Leary

Publisher Quercus Books 

I hope awards will be flying towards Beth O’Leary 

Tiffy Moore needs a cheap flat, and fast. Leon Twomey works nights and needs cash. Their friends think they’re crazy, but it’s the perfect solution: Leon occupies the one-bed flat while Tiffy’s at work in the day, and she has the run of the place the rest of the time. 
But with obsessive ex-boyfriends, demanding clients at work, wrongly imprisoned brothers and, of course, the fact that they still haven’t met yet, they’re about to discover that if you want the perfect home you need to throw the rulebook out the window… 

My Review 
I can’t believe that Beth O’Leary wrote Flatshare on her train journey to and from work. I hope that awards will be flying towards Beth O’ Leary’s fabulous creation for Flatshare. Now we are blessed as author Beth O’ Leary is writing full time. With Flatshare totally unputdownable I’m looking forward to Beth O’ Leary next book.

The Flatshare is a fantastic fresh and different idea. Two people are need of something in two different ways. Leon needs money and Tiffy has just broken up with her boyfriend Justin and now is desperate for a flat. The only way Tiffy can afford a place is to Flatshare. When she sees a Flatshare for the price she can afford, the only thing is its one room with a double bed. With Leon renting out his flat, he is a nurse working nights, and Tiffy is assistant book Editor, who works days. Without actually both meeting each other post-it- notes are left to each other. The most funniest note for me was Hi Leon, would you mind putting the toilet seat down please?.

 I was desperate to read The Flatshare. The best part for me is I can’t recommend this book highly enough. I’m hundred percent sure every reader will love this book. 

A Bulwark Anthology The Battle of Bulwark Del Henderson 

The Battle Of Bulwark is the Bulwark Anthology Volume Seven and unputdownable it is, as its an exciting fiction story. Soon as I read the first few lines I knew I was going to enjoy it. Here’s the first few lines that grabbed my full attention. Fire, Smoke and unwanted destruction swarmed around Claire as she watched the devastation on her hometown of Bulwark from the hilltop just outside of town.

The Knowing Brit Lunden A Bulwark Anthology 

My Review 

The  Knowing is the first volume of the Bulwark Anthology. 

What made me want to read the Bulwark anthology series is that the cover of the designs are so rare, being extremely different, which I think that’s a bonus point in standing a paperback series out from any other books. Then of course the blurb on the back was a must read for me. Occasionally I love to explore different types of books , I’m always on the lookout for those different types of books that I normally read. 

The Knowing is a wonderful fiction story, with the exception of the great football coach Bear Bryant and the football draft, all the names and places, and incidents are either the product or Brit Lunden’s imagination or if, real, used fictionously. 

Once again the first lines grabbed my attention and I was bursting to read on. The first few lines. JB closed the door gentle, glad to have the place to himself again. Sheriff Clay Finned had taken the injured couple to hospital. 

Britt Lunden is a prolific author who has written over fifty books in assorted genres under different pen names. I recommend all of the Bulwark anthology collection.

You Say It First Susan Mallery Blog Tour 

You Say It First Susan Mallery Blog Tour

Publisher Mills & Boon

Twitter @MillsandBoon

Twitter @SusanMallery

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Fool’s Gold romances invites you to visit Happily Inc., a wedding destination founded on a fairy tale
Sculptor Nick Mitchell grew up in a family of artists and learned from his volatile father that passion only leads to pain. As he waits on a new commission, he takes a day job as a humble carpenter at a theme wedding venue. The job has its perks—mainly the venue’s captivating owner, Pallas Saunders. Although he won’t let love consume him, for ecstasy with an expiration date, he’s all in.
Pallas adores Weddings in a Box. But if she can’t turn the floundering business around, she’ll have no choice but cave to her domineering mother and trade taffeta for trust funds working at the family’s bank. Then when a desperate bride begs Pallas for something completely out of the box, her irresistible new hire inspires her. Nick knows she doesn’t belong behind a desk, and she knows in her heart that he’s right—where she really belongs is in his arms. 
My Review
Camera, lights action all the way. Oh yes I see You Say It First turned into a film. Wedding in a box specializes in theme weddings with what ever a clients wants, the bride and groom will have. When Nick Mitchell actually attends the company Wedding in a Box for an interview as they are in need of a carpenter he is put in a situation that he never in his wildest dreams thought would happen to him. Buts the Wedding in a Box is in a desperate situation with less than just an hour Pallas Saunders who does themed weddings is a Roman soldier short, for a Roman theme wedding. With a slight mix up Nick Mitchell gets the faux tan, treatment, dressed in a togas, where Nick will Carry a palanquin with other men they will carry the bride into a room. Thinking outside the box will Nick Mitchell finally get his job interview for a carpenter? I must admit Wedding in a Box is the perfect fairytale place to say I do. You Say It First is part of a new collection Happily Inc series. I’m just off to look at more Happy Inc books within the series.

Cold Lonely Courage Soren Paul Petrek Blog Tour 

Cold Lonely Courage by Soren Paul Petrek Blog Tour

Publisher Encre Rouge

Thank you so much @fayerogersuk 

Madeleine Toche races to the front only to find her brother mortally wounded during the German Blitzkrieg attack on France at the outset of World War II. His death and her rape at the hands of an SS Stormtrooper cast Madeleine down a path of death and violence when she joins the Madeleine Toche races to the front only to find her brother mortally wounded during the German Blitzkrieg attack on France at the outset of World War II. His death and her rape at the hands of an SS Stormtrooper cast Madeleine down a path of death and violence when she joins the British Special Operation Executive. Killing the Gestapo is one thing, but when she’s sent after Field Marshall Erwin Rommel the entire German Army stands in her way. 

My review 

Review I read this book in paperback. What attracted my attention was a woman on the front. This story is a well written work of fiction. Hard to believe that Cold Lonely Courage is a first novel by Soren Paul Petrek. I always like to know how an author comes up with idea for their novel, and what inspired them to write their novel. Soren Paul Petrek was inspired by the true story of a young Belgian woman who helped countless of Jewish children escape from the terrors of the Nazi regime. No question about it this story of Cold Lonely Courage touched my heart in this fictional story about World War 11. I really felt sorry for the main character Madeleine Touché when she has to visit her brother, Yves, in hospital through being injured during the German Blitzkrieg attack on France. The saddest part that made me cry, Yves died in her arms, now Madeleine has to find a way to tell her parents. Anyone who likes reading fiction novels about war will want this book proudly on their to read list.