Monday, 4 August 2014

Book of the Month - July

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The books I read this month:

-       Written in the Stars – by Ali Harris 5/5
-       Taken by Love – by Melissa Foster 4/5
-       The Unfinished Symphony of You and Me – by Lucy Robinson 5/5
-       Suddenly Last Summer – by Sarah Morgan 4/5
-       Beautiful Bastard – by Christina Lauren 5/5
-       Reasonable Doubt Vol. 1 – by Whitney Gracia Williams 4/5
-       Reasonable Doubt Vol. 2 – by Whitney Gracia Williams 4/5
-       The Notting Hill Diaries – by Sarah Morgan 5/5
-       High Heels and Bicycle Wheels – by Jane Linfoot 4.5/5
-       The Vineyard – by Karen Aldous 5/5
-       My Sort-of Kind-of Hero – by Emily Harper 5/5
-       Strings Attached – by Mandy Baggot 5/5

Ali Harris you created a MAGICAL and BEAUTIFUL story and so did Karen Aldous, the stories are so different, they both deserve a place here:

Written in the Stars – Ali Harris

The bit on the back:

Bea Bishop is horrible at making decisions. Forget big life ones, even everyday choices seem to paralyse her. She's learned to live with this because experience has taught her that it doesn't matter what you do, no one has the power to control destiny. Anyone who believes they can is a fool.
But as her wedding day approaches, her years of indecision are weighing heavily on her, and she can't help but wonder, 'What if, what if, what if….'
What if she hadn't upped sticks and moved to London? What if she hadn't grabbed the first job that came along and settled down with the first guy who showed an interest? But all of her questions are silenced when she slips while walking down the aisle and is knocked unconscious. In this split second her life splits into two: in one existence, Bea flees back down the aisle and out of the church. In the other she glides blissfully towards her intended.
But which story will lead to her happily ever after?

My opinion:

I was taken into this beautiful and brilliantly written story immediately and I couldn’t put it down. WRITTEN IN THE STARS is a beautiful, romantic, magical and amazing story, showing what is important in life. The scenes Ali created were so vivid, emotional and real, I felt like being there with the characters all the time. Read my review here: Written in the Stars Review

Ali on Twitter: @AliHarrisWriter

The Vineyard – Karen Aldous

The bit on the back:

It’s been five years, and Lizzie Lambert has decided it’s time to try to make things right with her estranged mother.

She’s made a success of things in Cannes, she’s bringing up a lovely little boy on her own, and she’s ready to put the past behind her.

But it seems Lizzie’s mother has moved on as well. She’s moved her toyboy – a muscle-bound vintner named Cal – into the family home, and given him the run of the land that was meant to be Lizzie’s inheritance!

Cal’s wine business frequently takes him to France, and suddenly wherever Lizzie goes, he’s already there – meddling, giving unsolicited advice, saving her little boy’s life and stealing her heart. But none of this changes the fact that he’s her mother’s lover…

My opinion:

A sweet, beautiful, touching and sensitive story, set in wonderful places, I just loved the sceneries: A vineyard and Cannes <3. The Vineyard is a beautiful story about live, family and friendship, with a great couple in the centre of the story. They had so much chemistry and the little boy Thierry added some sweet sparks into this story. A story, you’ll never forget, I wanted to stay there. My review will be up at the end of the month for a blog tour.

Karen on Twitter: @KarenAldous_

1 comment:

  1. I loved The Vineyard, it's such a wonderful and romantic story!