Review: The Cake Shop in the Garden by Carole Matthews

The Cake Shop in the Garden by Carole Matthews

thecakeshopinthegardenPublisher: Sphere
Publication Date:
23 April 2015
Genre:
Contemporary Romance
Buy Links:
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Website:
www.carolematthews.com

Synopsis

Fay Merryweather runs her cake shop from her beautiful garden. She whips up airy sponges and scrumptious scones, while her customers enjoy the lovely blossoms and gorgeous blooms. Looking after the cake shop, the garden and her cantankerous mother means Fay is always busy but she accepts her responsibilities because if she doesn’t do all this, who will? Then Danny Wilde walks into her life and makes Fay question every decision she’s ever made. When a sudden tragedy strikes, Fay’s entire world is thrown off balance even further and she doesn’t know which way to turn. Can Fay find the strength to make a life-changing decision – even if it means giving up the thing she loves the most? Life, love and family are about to collide in The Cake Shop in the Garden

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My thoughts

What a fabulous and awesome read! I started this last night and finished it later today. I couldn’t let this go and it was a complete page turner for me.
The characters are very well written and I absolutely loved Fay, Danny, Stan and Lija. Especially Lija, with her foul mouth but the one solid presence in Fay’s life and always there for her no matter what.
The non likeable characters such as Miranda, Anthony and Edie are good written, so much so that I really disliked them haha! Feeding off Fay as the good girl Fay is, Miranda I really detested till the very last page of the book, I can’t believe someone would do that to someone!

In the other sense, this book has made me think about a lot of stuff and contains a lot of good quotes and life lessons I will certainly take on board. Now more than ever I believe that books walk into your life on the right times on the right moments.
Take control of your life and your happiness, only you can bring happiness to your life, not someone else. Someone else may enrich your life but happiness should come from yourself, from within.

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Promo Post & Giveaway- New Blood by Lorna Peel

New Blood by Lorna Peel

new-blood-coverGenre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: 3 November 2016
Publisher: Crooked Cat Publishing
Buy Links: Amazon UK – Amazon US – Universal Amazon Link – Smashwords – Netgalley
Suitable for 18+

Synopsis

Sophia Nelson returns to her hometown in Yorkshire, England to begin a new job as tour guide at Heaton Abbey House. There, she meets the reclusive Thomas, Baron Heaton, a lonely workaholic.

Despite having a rule never to become involved with her boss, Sophia can’t deny how she finds him incredibly attractive.

When she overhears the secret surrounding his parentage, she is torn. But is it the attraction or the fear of opening a Pandora’s box that makes her keep quiet about it?

How long can she stay at the abbey knowing what she does?

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Promo Post: A way from heart to heart by Helena Fairfax

A WAY FROM HEART TO HEART

BY HELENA FAIRFAX

9781783757015

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: 18th November 2014

Publisher: Accent Press

A story of friendship, loss, and the human heart’s enduring capacity for love…

After the death of her husband in Afghanistan, Kate Hemingway’s world collapses around her. Her free time is spent with a charity for teenage girls, helping them mend their broken lives – which is ironic, since her own life is fractured beyond repair.

Reserved, upper-class journalist Paul Farrell is everything Kate and her teenage charges aren’t. But when Paul agrees to help Kate with her charity, he makes a stunning revelation that changes everything, and leaves Kate torn.

Can she risk her son’s happiness as well as her own?

About Helena Fairfax

helena fairfaxHelena Fairfax was born in Uganda and came to England as a child. She’s grown used to the cold now, and these days she lives in an old Victorian mill town in Yorkshire. After many years working in factories and dark, satanic mills, Helena began writing full-time. Her first novel, The Silk Romance, was a contender for the RNA’s New Writers’ Scheme Award and a runner-up in the Global Ebook Awards, and her work in progress has been shortlisted for the Exeter Novel Prize 2015. When not writing, she walks the Yorkshire moors every day with her rescue dog, and finds this wild landscape the perfect place to dream up her stories.

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Review & Giveaway: Little Acts of Love by Tilly Tennant

LITTLE ACTS OF LOVE

BY

TILLY TENNANT

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Mishaps in Millrise – Book 1

Romantic Comedy

Published 10th May 2015

Mishaps in Millrise – a four-(novella)-part romantic spin-off from Mishaps and Mistletoe

If you’re new to the town of , then come and meet the residents. If you fell in love with Phoebe and Jack last Christmas in Mishaps and Mistletoe, then you’ve just been invited to the best reunion ever…

Little Acts of Love: Mishaps in Millrise Part 1

Almost five months have passed since Phoebe and Jack first met in the grotto of a drunken Santa at Hendry’s toy store in Millrise. Since then, Jack and his adorable daughter, Maria, have turned Phoebe’s life around. As she and Jack get closer, Phoebe decides it’s time to put her stagnating career back on track too, which means going for a big promotion at work.

But nothing is ever simple in the strange little world of Hendry’s, and Phoebe is soon wishing she’d stayed on the tills. At home, things aren’t much better as the couple brace themselves to meet their respective in-laws. It’s clear from the start that making friends and influencing people has never been harder. And to make it worse, Phoebe must compete for the affection of Jack’s parents with the perfect girlfriend and mother – who’s been dead for five years…

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My thoughts

I really enjoyed this fun first part, It was fun and lighthearted but at the same time it keeps you on your toes by wanting to read more. I love Midnight, she feels like she is going to be Phoebe’s sidekick! Phoebe, I do like her but I can see her insecurities shining through already. With her current relationship with Jack, with her flirty boss Mr Hendry and her new position in Marketing.

It has kept me wanting more for now and I am dead curious to know what will happen next!

ABOUT TILLY TENNANT

photo (9)Tilly Tennant was born in Dorset, the oldest of four children, but now lives in Staffordshire with a family of her own. After years of dismal and disastrous jobs, including paper plate stacking, shop girl, newspaper promotions and waitressing (she never could carry a bowl of soup without spilling a bit), she decided to indulge her passion for the written word by embarking on a degree in English and creative writing, graduating in 2009 with first class honours. She wrote her first novel in 2007 during her first summer break at university and has not stopped writing since. She also works as a freelance fiction editor, and considers herself very lucky that this enables her to read many wonderful books before the rest of the world gets them.

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Review: The cake shop in the Garden by Carole Matthews

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The Cake Shop in the Garden by Carole Matthews
Publisher:
Little Brown Book Group UK
Publication Date: 8th January 2015
Author links: Facebook, Twitter, Website
Buy Links: Amazon UK, Amazon US

Synopsis

Fay Merryweather runs her cake shop from her beautiful garden. She whips up airy sponges and scrumptious scones, while her customers enjoy the lovely blossoms and gorgeous blooms. Looking after the cake shop, the garden and her cantankerous mother means Fay is always busy but she accepts her responsibilities because if she doesn’t do all this, who will? Then Danny Wilde walks into her life and makes Fay question every decision she’s ever made. When a sudden tragedy strikes, Fay’s entire world is thrown off balance even further and she doesn’t know which way to turn. Can Fay find the strength to make a life-changing decision – even if it means giving up the thing she loves the most? Life, love and family are about to collide in The Cake Shop in the Garden.

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My thoughts

Disclaimer: I received this book in exchange for an honest review from Little Brown Book Group UK via Netgalley.

What a fabulous and awesome read! I started this last night and finished it later today. I couldn’t let this go and it was a complete page turner for me.
The characters are very well written and I absolutely loved Fay, Danny, Stan and Lija. Especially Lija, with her foul mouth but the one solid presence in Fay’s life and always there for her no matter what. The non likeable characters such as Miranda, Anthony and Edie are good written, so much so that I really disliked them haha! Feeding off Fay as the good girl Fay is, Miranda I really detested till the very last page of the book, I can’t believe someone would do that to someone!

In the other sense, this book has made me think about a lot of stuff and contains a lot of good quotes and life lessons I will certainly take on board. Now more than ever I believe that books walk into your life on the right times on the right moments.
Take control of your life and your happiness, only you can bring happiness to your life, not someone else. Someone else may enrich your life but happiness should come from yourself, from within.