Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Book of the Month - October

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The books I read this month:

-       The First Time We Met – by Pippa Croft 3/5
-       Cupcakes at Carrington’s – by Alexandra Brown 5/5
-       Me and Mr Carrington – by Alexandra Brown 5/5
-       Maybe This Christmas – by Sarah Morgan 5/5
-       Beneath the Moon and the Stars – by Amelia Thorne 5/5
-       Christmas Wedding at the Gingerbread Cafe – by Rebecca Raisin 5/5
-       One Hundred Christmas Proposals – by Holly Martin 5/5
-       Fairy Tale in new York – by Nicky Wells 4.5/5
-       Coming Home For Christmas – by Julia Williams 3.5/5
-       Beautiful Stranger – by Christina Lauren 5/5
-       Home For the Holidays – by Ellen Faith 5/5
-       Welcome to my World – by Miranda Dickinson 4/5
-       Seduced by Stratton – by Katy Regnery 5/5
-       But I Said Forever – by Jennifer Gilby Roberts 4/5
-       Pieces of You – by Ella Harper 5/5
-       The List – by Joanna Bolouri 5/5

This month I’ve been on a roll and I’ve read so many great books, a lot of 5* stories, but two of them stood ot for me, well done Amelia Throne and Holly Martin!!! I loved the others as well though, it was hard to decide…:

Beneath the Moon and the Stars – Amelia Thorne

The bit on the back:

Home, sweet home…

Joy Cartier has been to some of the most beautiful places in the world – but none of them have ever felt like home. So moving into a tiny cottage in the idyllic village of Bramble Hill, walking distance from her childhood home, seems like the perfect plan.

That is, until she gets there. The surly inhabitants of Britain’s Friendliest Village are anything but welcoming. Even her neighbour, reclusive Hollywood star Finn Mackenzie, takes one look at her and walks in the other direction.

But when the village animosity steps up a gear, it is the infuriatingly brooding Finn who keeps coming to her rescue. Slowly Joy begins to realise that maybe a happy home isn’t about where you live, but who you’re with…

My opinion:

This book is pure perfection!!! Written with so much heart and real emotion. I felt like being part of this story. I didn’t want to leave Joy’s and Finn’s world anymore. A couple with so much chemistry and love. Amelia’s writing is brilliant, this book is a MUST read!!! This story is a real emotional masterpiece!!! Full of heart, real feelings, a brilliantly written storyline, authentic characters and so much more. The ending and the epilogue were just so adorable. I could go on and on here, so just read my review here: Beneath the Moon and the Stars Review

Amelia on Twitter: @Amelia_Writes

One Hundred Christmas Proposals – Holly Martin

The bit on the back:

The eagerly anticipated follow-up to One Hundred Proposals.
If you thought Harry & Suzie’s life couldn't get anymore sweepingly romantic than Harry asking her to marry him at the end of One Hundred Proposals – think again!

It’s Christmas in a snow-kissed London, and have vowed to carry out one hundred proposals in December. No easy task at the best of times - made even more complicated by Harry & Suzie trying to plan their first Christmas and a visit from the dreaded in-laws. But one hundred deliciously Christmassy proposals later they find themselves asking if everything is still perfect in their own relationship….

Welcome back to the divinely warm world of One Hundred Proposals – with a sprinkling of pure, joyful, festive magic.

My opinion:

This book is perfection once again, what are you doing to me Holly Martin?! I just LOVE LOVE LOVE your stories... Brilliant storyline, great voice of writing and so many feelings involved. This book is a must read, which is perfect for Christmas, so festive, authentic and magical... I loved being back in Harry’s and Suzie’s world <3. Read the whole review here: One Hundred Christmas Proposals Review

Holly on Twitter: @hollymartin00


  1. You've read quite a lot of books! Well done :).

    1. Yeah, I'm surprised myself. I was on a roll ;) xx

  2. Wow, 16 books. You really were on a roll, even with teaching and all the other stuff you were busy with. It was 11 for me this month. 5 full length novel and 6 short stories. You were lucky too, so many books with fab ratings.

    1. I couldn't really believe it myself :) I read some short stories/novellas as well, so not all of them are full length books... And they were all so great, I really couldn't decide, in September I haven't read one 5* book... 11 is great as well :) Hope you're well hun xx