Book Review: Every Dog has his Day by Chloe Grace @rararesources

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Synopsis

They say every dog has his day. Well, today I’ve certainly had mine.Every Dog has his Day: An animal Cozy Mystery (Albertus Eagle Detective Beagle Book 2)

Hey, I’m Albertus Eagle and it turns out I’m an unwitting pet detective. I haven’t always been such a successful legal beagle, but when I’m confronted with a case that is so personal I can’t ignore it, I discover I have a passion for finding those who don’t want to be found.

Cleo the cat. Well, she came along for the ride too.

So, sure I’ve had my day today, but not in the sense of being past my prime. To the contrary, the fun is just starting. And I am buzzing with a new purpose, mixed with a tiny amount of vindictive elation.

Why?

Because, I’ve not only found myself a new home after the untimely demise of my previous owner, but I’ve also made amends with the cat. It turns out she’s not that bad, really.

On top of that though, and this is what really sends shivers racing all the way down my spine to my paws, is that we’ve fingered a killer.

How?

Because you human’s, you underestimate us animals. And while you go about your business ignoring our very existence, the cat and I are listening and taking notes.

Purchase Links:

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07NP9VVXK

US  – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NP9VVXK  

Review

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Thank you to the author and Rachels Random Resources for providing me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

This was such an adorable mystery book which followed Albie the Beagle and Cleo the cat to get to the bottom of what really happened to their previous owner, this is of course helped by their new owner Bella who just so happens to be able to understand Albie! This was such a different read for me at the moment especially as the main character was a dog! I really enjoyed the different perspective that having non-human characters brings and I think the author did a spectacular job of writing in such a way that I could really understand where Albie and Cleo were coming from/ what they were experiencing. This is definitely a cozy mystery and I think it may become a bit of a comfort read. A really enjoyable story!

Rating: 4/5

Would I read again: Yes

Would I Recommend: Yes

Would I read another book from this author: Yes

About the Author

Chloe Grace is the cozy mystery pen name for romantic mystery author, Karen Botha. Every Dog - Chloe GraceWhile she doesn’t understand animals quite as well as Bella in the Albertus Eagle Detective Beagle cozy mysteries, she does chat along to her rescue dog, Shadow, pretty much all day.

And she’s sure that he chats back.

Chloe lives with Shadow and her hubby in a small outpost of London city—funnily enough it’s a little like where Bella and Albie live. As a family they like to go on walks in the local woods and throw a tennis ball until their respective arms ache, which is usually before Shadow shows any hint of exhaustion.

While her first romance novels were inspired by true life events, the Albertus Eagle series are complete imagination – although her conversations with Shadow can’t be ignored.
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Book Review and Giveaway: To the Stars and Back by Camilla Isley @rararesources

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Synopsis

heir relationship doesn’t follow the script…To the Stars and Back (First Comes Love #4)

On-screen, Christian Slade is America’s favorite heartthrob. Off-screen, letting romance into his life isn’t as easy. The women he dates all seem to want a piece of his glamorous life rather than his heart, and trust doesn’t come easy for him.

Then along comes Lana. A beautiful rocket scientist who’s also sweet, smart, sexy, and has absolutely no idea who he is. But what will happen when she finds out?

Will their worlds prove too far apart or could love really be like in the movies?

Review

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Thank you to the Author and Rachel’s Random Resources for providing me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

Well, this is a book I couldn’t stop smiling throughout! This is the fourth book in the ‘first comes love’ series but it can definitely be read as a standalone (though I now have yet another series that I now want to go back and read the first three!)  This book was everything I was expecting it to be and more and I knew from the first chapter I would be finishing this all in one sitting. Both Lana and Christian were easy to love and it was great getting to know them both as characters. The story while predictable at times was exactly what I wanted it to be and I really didn’t want it to end. I am more than excited to find out what happens in the next books in the series and of course to go back and find out what happened before.

Rating: 4.5/5

Would I read again: Yes

Would I Recommend: Yes

Would I read another book from this author: Yes

Giveaway

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About the Author

Camilla is an engineer turned writer after she quit her job to follow her husband on an adventure abroad.

She’s a cat lover, coffee addict, and shoe hoarder. Besides writing, she loves reading—duh!—cooking, watching bad TV, and going to the movies—popcorn, please. She’s a bit of a foodie, nothing too serious. A keen traveler, Camilla knows mosquitoes play a role in the ecosystem, and she doesn’t want to starve all those frog princes out there, but she could really live without them.

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Book Review: The Dinner in the Sky by Anne John-Ligali @rararesources

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Synopsis

After a shocking confrontation with an unexpected encounter, Constance tries to piece The Dinner in the Sky (Friendships Online Book 3)her life back together and is on a mission to finally move on.

The thought of having her friends nearby is a comfort as they take time out of their busy online lives and regularly meet up at their favourite place, A Cupful of Dreams Café. Everyone seems happy enough until cracks begin to show and all is not as good as it seems. Constance tries desperately to keep positive as there’s so much to look forward to: shopping for posh frocks, dinner at The Shard and a movie premiere.

As things start to look rosy, a few odd tweets begin to pop up from nowhere. At first, they seem innocent, but as the weeks go by and premier night draws near, not only do the tweets increase but they become more obnoxious.

By the time Constance and her chums arrive on the red carpet, she’s determined to work out who the troll could be and to keep them from spoiling her evening. However, as Constance soon learns, the troll wants to destroy far more than that!

Breathtaking views of London.

Posh frocks and Paparazzi

But there’s definitely trouble in the air …

Purchase Links

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dinner-Sky-Friendships-Online-Book-ebook/dp/B07QYJX7VR

UShttps://www.amazon.com/Dinner-Sky-Friendships-Online-Book-ebook/dp/B07QYJX7VR

Book Trailer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-qRJaZdgjs

Spotify Playlist of the whole series  –
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7lYuwzrSYvz77Iuq6NymVY?si=b7FFD0EURuy-jhIdr5amZQ

Review

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Thank you to the author and Rachel’s Random Resources for providing me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

Now I have been really excited to get into this book since I got to participate in its cover reveal and it definitely didn’t disappoint. This is the third book in the friendship series with the first two being novellas. Now, this can be read as a standalone as there is a summary at the start but after finishing the book I can’t wait to go back and read the first two as well. This is a great light-hearted novel which really highlights the strengths of friendship, this is a highly captivating story and I found myself really engrossed with the author’s style of writing. Getting to know Constance was a pleasure and I hope there are more books in the series! Now off to find the first two books.

A great four and a half star read!

Rating: 4.5/5

Would I read again: Yes

Would I Recommend: Yes

Would I read another book from this author: Yes

About the Author

Anne John-Ligali is a writer and found of Books and Authors UK, a website that features author interviews, cover reveals, blog posts, features and reviews. She loves all things books, going to book events and meeting other book worms. She has written her first series and is currently writing her first novel.

When Anne is not writing she is likely to be playing with her kids, going for walks in the park, watching Netflix or thinking up more stories.  Originally from Peterborough, Anne now lives in London. After moving to London she studies graphic design at the University of Arts and held a number of IT jobs in the city. Anne continues to write romantic comedies, women’s fiction, and has the desire to write a non-fiction book and a few children’s books.

Author Social Media Links –

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Author Twitter: https://twitter.com/AnneJohnLigali

Author FB: https://www.facebook.com/annejohnligali/

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Anne’s Book Blog Links – Books and Authors UK

Books and Authors UK:  www.booksandauthors.co.uk

Books and Authors UK Twitter: https://twitter.com/BooksNAuthorsUK

Books and Authors UK Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Books-and-Authors-UK-674729805905507/

Book Review and Giveaway: The Baobab Beach Retreat by Kate Frost @rararesources

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Synopsis

Tanzania. A place to be happy, to sleep uncovered with the sound of waves crashing to TheBaobabBeachRetreat_eBcov (1).jpgthe shore. For Connie Stone, it’s a place to heal.

When Connie leaves behind a cheating husband and heartache in the UK for her aunt’s beach retreat, the last thing she wants is for her life to once again be complicated by men.

Yet when her past follows her to Tanzania, her time to heal is short-lived and a reckless decision shatters her hopes for a fresh start. An unexpected return to the UK reveals a long-hidden family secret that Connie has to deal with before she can decide the direction her life should take.

Getting over a broken heart was never going to be easy. Can Connie put the past to rest and find peace and love in a country far from home?

The Baobab Beach Retreat is a standalone novel and the second book in The Hopeful Years series. It’s an uplifting and moving women’s fiction novel about love, loss and hope, set in Tanzania and Zanzibar

Purchase Link  – https://getbook.at/baobabbeach

Review

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Thank you to the author and Rachel’s Random Resources for providing me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

Now, this is a book I really needed to be reading heading into winter!  After discovering a cheating husband Connie heads to Tanzania for a well-deserved retreat. Not only did it feel like I got to escape to Tanzania alongside Connie but this was an incredibly evocative and well-written book which really allowed me to get lost in the story.  It was great to see Connie evolve as a character as she deals with her divorce and a few other surprises which are thrown her way. It was also great getting to see hotel life and traveling and all that it entails. A really awesome four star read!

Rating: 4/5

Would I read again: Yes

Would I Recommend: Yes

Would I read another book from this author: Yes

Giveaway

Giveaway to Win a paperback copy of The Baobab Beach Retreat by Kate Frost (Open Internationally)

*Terms and Conditions –Worldwide entries welcome.  Please enter using the Rafflecopter box below.  The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then Rachel’s Random Resources reserves the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over.  Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time Rachel’s Random Resources will delete the data.  I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.

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About the Author

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Kate Frost writes character-driven women’s fiction and romances, alongside Time Shifters, an award-winning time travel adventure trilogy for 9-12 year olds. She has a MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University where she’s also taught lifewriting to creative writing undergraduates. She has eight books published, including her Greek and north Norfolk set series, The Butterfly Storm. The Baobab Beach Retreat is the first in what will be a series of foreign-set romances. Kate lives in Bristol with her husband, their five-year-old son (who still loves waking up before 5am), and their cute and chilled out Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

Social Media Links –

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kactus77

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Cover Reveal: The Secret by Eliza J. Scott @rararesources

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Today I am really excited to be able to take part in the cover reveal for the Secret by Eliza J. Scott. This looks like a really awesome read and the cover is just beautiful!

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Synopsis

It’s been two years since glamorous and ambitious Violet Smith fell head-over-heels in love with blacksmith Jimby Fairfax, and moved back home to the North Yorkshire village of Lytell Stangdale to be with him.
Life couldn’t get much sweeter. Their romance is blooming and Romantique – the business she set up with Jimby’s sister Kitty, designing luxurious underwear and burlesque costumes with the odd wedding dress throw in – is thriving.
But on a romantic weekend break, a face from her past triggers a series of events which send Violet into turmoil. She finds herself with no alternative but to reveal a secret she’s buried deep for the past sixteen years. A secret she hasn’t shared with anyone, not even her best friends, Kitty and Molly, and they share everything.
With the revelation forcing a wedge between herself and Jimby, heartbroken Violet fears that he won’t ever be able to think of her in the same way again and won’t want anything more to do with her.
As ever, Kitty and Molly rally round, offering their advice and support but Vi is worried that keeping her secret was just a step too far for Jimby.
Will she succeed in showing him their love is strong enough to overcome it?
The Secret – Violet’s Story is book 3 in the Life on the Moors Series.

Pre-order Links

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07RNLR4M5

UShttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RNLR4M5

Publication Date: 8th July

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Author Bio – Eliza lives in a 17th-century cottage on the edge of a village in the North Yorkshire Moors with her husband, their two daughters and two mischievous black Labradors. When she’s not writing, she can usually be found with her nose in a book/glued to her Kindle or working in her garden. Eliza also enjoys bracing walks in the countryside, rounded off by a visit to a teashop where she can indulge in another two of her favourite things: tea and cake.

Eliza is inspired by her beautiful surroundings and loves to write heartwarming stories with happy endings.

Social Media Links –

Blog: Eliza J Scott – elizajscott.com

Twitter: Eliza J Scott – @ElizaJScott1

Instagram: Eliza J Scott – @elizajscott

Facebook: Eliza J Scott – @elizajscottauthor

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Edie Browne’s Cottage by the Sea by Jane Linfoot @rararesources

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Synopsis

Those who don’t jump will never fly…

Hurtling through the sky was supposed to be Edie Browne’s flight of independence. But Edie Browne’s Cottage by the Sea: A heartwarming, hilarious romance read set in Cornwall!when she falls head over champagne bucket while celebrating her successful landing, her life is changed in an instant.

But starting over has its benefits, and as Edie relearns the basics under the watchful eye of her Aunty Josie and an entire Cornish village of new friends and neighbours, she finds love and joy she never could have imagined in the unlikeliest of places…

Come home to St Aidan and Periwinkle Cottage for a romance full of love, laughter and friends for life!

Purchase Links:

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Edie-Brownes-Cottage-Sea-heartwarming-ebook/dp/B07PPD1JD9/

UShttps://www.amazon.com/Edie-Brownes-Cottage-Sea-heartwarming-ebook/dp/B07PPD1JD9/

Review

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Thank you to the author and Rachel’s Random Resources for providing me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

Wow, this is a story I was completely not expecting when I started the book. In all honesty, I was expecting a light-hearted romantic comedy of a woman who needed to reinvent herself. What I was not expecting was the intensity of the emotions that I would experience while reading. This is a book that completely drags you it doesn’t let go until you have heard Edie Browne’s story!

Not only was it a rollercoaster of emotions I really found myself caring for Edie, but I also wanted her to succeed, for her to get over her struggles, the health scare was not what I thought it would be and it just made the novel so powerful with how much was needed to be overcome. I don’t want to give away too much about anything as this is something I really think it’s best to experience while reading but this is a completely awe-inspiring captivating story!

Rating: 5/5

Would I read again: Yes

Would I Recommend: Yes

Would I read another book from this author: Yes

About the Author

Jane Linfoot is a best selling author, who lives in a muddy cottage, up a steep hill in Edie Browne - Author PhotoDerbyshire, with her family, their pets, and an astonishing number of spiders. Although she loves seeing cow noses over the garden wall, she’s happy she can walk to a supermarket.

Jane grew up in North Yorkshire where she spent a lot of her childhood avoiding horizontal gales blowing off the sea, and wrote her first book by accident, while working as an architect, and renovating country houses. While she loves to write feelgood books that let readers escape, she’s always surprised to hear her stories make people laugh, admits to (occasionally) crying as she writes, and credits her characters for creating their own story lines.

 

Jane’s garden would be less brambly if she wasn’t on Facebook and Twitter so often. On days when she wants to be really scared, she rides a tandem.

 

Her latest books include a series of stand alone novels, based around a seaside wedding shop in Cornwall. Cupcakes and Confetti – The Little Wedding Shop by the Sea, Sequins and Snowflakes – Christmas at the Little Wedding Shop, and Bunting and Bouquets – Summer at the Little Wedding Shop, and most recently, The Little Cornish Kitchen. These are all published by Harper Impulse,  an imprint of Harper Collins.

 

Follow Jane on Twitter @janelinfoot, or find her on her Author Page Facebook or her Personal Page Facebook. She’s also on Instagram, and has lots of Pinterest boards relating to her novels.

 

Book Review: Forms of Things Unknown by Elizabeth Ireland @rararesources

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Synopsis

For two weeks in the summer of 1876, she is caught in a vortex of love and hate.

Recently returned to Chicago after a successful tour of Hamlet, Lillian Nolan is awakened Forms of Things Unknown (Backstage Mystery Series Book 3)in the dead of night by a strange voice. She is shocked to learn that well-known and admired actress, Louise Hawthorne, has fallen to her death from the sixth floor of the Tremont House. Was it an accident? Did she jump or was she pushed? Louise’s former lover, and the main suspect, pleads with Lillian to uncover the truth and clear his name.

In the process of learning to trust her intuitive abilities, Lillian attempts to find balance between relying upon her gift and uncovering the truth in her own way. But the menace of death pursues her and soon her own life is at risk. When she finds herself in a trap from which she cannot escape, her only hope of survival is to call upon the metaphysical world.

Forms of Things Unknown is a work of fiction based upon an actual event and is the third standalone book in the Backstage Mystery series. If you enjoy stories with a touch of the paranormal that blend historical fact with fiction, then you’ll love Elizabeth Ireland’s tale of history, mystery and theater.

Buy Forms of Things Unknown and discover how love can lead to murder.

THE BACKSTAGE MYSTERY SERIES

Tagline: Life upon the wicked stage can be deadly.

Set against the backdrop of the Gilded Age, the Backstage Mystery Series stars Lillian Nolan, an unconventional member of Chicago’s upper class who dreams of a career of fortune and fame in the theater. Talented and ambitious, she possesses a hidden skill which she is extremely reluctant to use—the ability to communicate with those who have died and now live in the world of “The Beyond.”

The series chronicles her adventures in which she continually becomes enmeshed in solving mysteries which often require her accessing the realm of the paranormal. Filled with an incredible cast of characters—factual, fictional, and sometimes non-physical—who either help or hinder her quest for the truth, the stories take place during a period considered to be the golden age of both acting and spiritualism in America.

Purchase Links:

US – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PZYHC4S

UKhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07PZYHC4S

Review

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Thank you to the author and Rachel’s Random Resources for providing me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

I was really excited to be back in Lillian’s world, after reading the first two books I was definitely happy that I got to continue with Lillian on her journey.  Just like the others, this is told as a memoir, as we are transported back to 1876. What I have really loved about this book series is that not only does it really make it feel like it has taken you back in time it also pulls you in and fully engrosses you within the story. As a bonus feature, it throws in tales of the theatre with a few Shakespeare quotes as well. Once again I loved not only the characters but the storytelling and fantasy aspect.  If you are a fan of historical fiction/theatre or an added bit of fantasy I definitely recommend this book series for you!

 

Rating: 4/5

Would I read again: Yes

Would I Recommend: Yes

Would I read another book from this author: Yes

About the Author

Elizabeth Ireland discovered her passion for theater early. After receiving undergraduate Foul Deeds Elizabeth Irelandand graduate degrees in Theater, she accepted a teaching position in a vibrant performing arts department at a college in northern Illinois. For ten years, she taught, directed and ran front-of-house operations. American Theater History—particularly that of the 19th century—has always been of particular interest to her.

She has been a quarter-finalist and a semi-finalist for the Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowship in screenwriting sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Two of her screenplays have been optioned, but remain unproduced. Her nonfiction work, Women of Vision: Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Lives, was published in 2008. Her work has also been published in a collection of paranormal short stories, Paramourtal: Tales of Undying Love and Loving the Undead. She lives in metro Atlanta with her ever-patient husband, and two quirky dachshunds.

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