Friday, 3 July 2015

Book of the Month - June

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The books I read this month:

-       The Love Shack – by Jane Costello 4/5
-       Summer by the Sea – by Jenny Hale 5/5
-       Never Let You Go – by Katy Regnery 5/5
-       Third Time Lucky, The Honey Trap – by Victoria Browne 3/5
-       The Secret Daughter – by Kelly Rimmer 5/5
-       Return to Bluebell Hill – by Rebecca Pugh 5/5
-       The Vintage Cinema Club – by Jane Linfoot 4/5
-       Chasing Daisy – by Paige Toon RE-READ
-       If You Don’t Know Me by Now – by A.L. Michael 4.5/5
-       From Notting Hill With Four Weddings…Actually – by Ali McNamara 5/5

So many exceptional and incredible books this months, here are my three winners:

Summer by the Sea – Jenny Hale

The bit on the back:

They say there’s always one summer that changes you.

For Faith the one summer she can’t forget is when she fell in love as a teenager – only for her sister, Casey, to steal her man. Now, at the request of her beloved ninety-year-old Grandmother, Faith has agreed to a family holiday – at their childhood beach house, where it all began.

Faith hasn’t seen her sister in years but is finally ready to forgive and forget, enjoy the sunshine and relive happy memories. What she’s not ready for is meeting Jake Buchanan – the owner of the beach house – or the long-forgotten feelings he ignites in her.

Can Faith overcome the hurt of the past, rekindle the close bond she had with Casey and make this summer THE ONE to remember?

My opinion:

This amazing and beautiful story is full of surprises! This story has it all – a great location, wonderful characters, a strong family bond, cute, romantic and memorable moments, love and magic. I had a huge book hangover after this beauty!!!
Read my review here: Summer by the Sea Review

Jenny on Twitter: @jhaleauthor

Return to Bluebell Hill – Rebecca Pugh

The bit on the back:

 As sweet and satisfying as strawberries and cream! This British summertime, get out in the garden with Rebecca Pugh’s sparkling debut novel.

Home is where the heart is…

Jessica McAdams has never belonged anywhere; never truly felt at home. Of course, what did she expect from parents who never made her feel welcome in her own house? Leaving her life in London to return home to the charming country village of Bluebell Hill is harder than she thought. Especially as she never considered she’d be returning under such heart wrenching circumstances…

Clearing out the stunning and imposing Bluebell House after her parents’ death is difficult for Jessica—they never had the best relationship and now it’s too late. Yet spending time in the house that was never a home, having afternoon tea with dear old friend Esme—and sharing hot, sizzling kisses with delectable gardener Rueben!—opens Jessica’s eyes to the potential of Bluebell House… Could this big old, beautiful manor really be her forever home? Is Bluebell Hill where her heart is, has always been?

Jessica soon dares to dream of her very own home with delicious Rueben by her side. But when a deep, dark secret of Bluebell House is unearthed, Jessica’s world is turned upside down…

Will Jessica ever find where her heart truly lies?

An emotional tale of self-discovery, taking chances and romance! Rebecca’s unique British voice feels like coming home again and again.

My opinion:

Becca’s writing is wonderful, full of beautiful details, charm and spark and it makes this story emotional, moving, touching and just amazing. The storyline has a great flow and the characters are so adorable.
Read my review here: Return to Bluebell Hill Review

Rebecca on Twitter: @BeccasBoooks

The Secret Daughter – Kelly Rimmer

The bit on the back:

As I saw my new-born baby’s face for the first time I tried desperately to capture her face in my mind—to stamp it onto my eyelids. As she was taken from me I knew I might never see my daughter again.

38 years later…
‘You were adopted’. Three short words and Sabina’s life fractures. There would forever be a Before those words, and an After.

Pregnant with her own child, Sabina can’t understand how a mother could abandon her daughter, or why her parents have kept the past a secret.

Determined to find the woman who gave her away, what she discovers will change everything, not just for Sabina, but for the women who have loved her all these years.

From the bestselling author of Me Without You comes another touching, beautifully told story about the pain of separation and the enduring strength of love.

My opinion:

This is definitely one of the most EMOTIONAL books I’ve ever read! I’d advise having some tissues close and maybe even some chocolate. The writing is more than beautiful and the storyline has so much flow and spark.
Read my review here: The Secret Daughter Review

Kelly on Twitter: @KelRimmerWrites

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