Christmas Carols and a Cornish Cream Tea by Cressida McLaughlin

Happy publication day to Christmas Carols and a Cornish Cream Tea. I’m thrilled to be opening the Random Things Tours blog tour organised by the lovely Anne Cater for Cressida McLaughlin and Harper Collins. I have read and enjoyed the four previous books in the series, and was pleased to have the opportunity to read… Continue reading Christmas Carols and a Cornish Cream Tea by Cressida McLaughlin

The Return by Anita Frank

Thank you HQ Books for the opportunity to read and review a digital review copy on NetGalley. I’m sharing a mini review today. Synopsis: From the author of The Lost Ones, shortlisted for the Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award and Historical Writers’ Association Debut Crown Award… Jack Ellison’s war is over, but the battle for his… Continue reading The Return by Anita Frank

A Cosy Christmas at Bridget’s Bicycle Bakery by Alex Brown

Thank you to One More Chapter for a digital copy to read and review. This is the first book I’ve read by Alex Brown. Synopsis: Bridget smiled to herself, certain she could see one of the stars twinkling extra brightly in that moment as if to acknowledge her wish and convince her that, yes, Mulberry-On-Sea… Continue reading A Cosy Christmas at Bridget’s Bicycle Bakery by Alex Brown

Under The Mistletoe by Sue Moorcroft

Thank you to Rachel of Rachel’s Random Resources and Avon Books for the invitation to join the blog tour and a digital proof copy via NetGalley to review. I’ve read and reviewed a number of Sue’s books and I enjoyed returning to Middledip. The book was published on the 28th October. Synopsis: Christmas. A time… Continue reading Under The Mistletoe by Sue Moorcroft

Midnight in Everwood by M. A. Kuzniar

Thank you to Sian Baldwin of HQ Books for the invitation to read and review a digital copy via NetGalley for the blog tour. Midnight in Everwood was published in the UK yesterday. Synopsis: In the darkness of night, magic awaits… Nottingham, 1906 Marietta Stelle longs to be a ballerina but, as Christmas draws nearer,… Continue reading Midnight in Everwood by M. A. Kuzniar

The Post Box at the North Pole by Jaimie Admans

Thank you to Rachel of Rachel’s Random Resources and Boldwood Books for the opportunity to read and review the latest festive book by Jaimie Admans. My previous reviews for Jaimie’s books include https://mentoringmumof2bookreviews.home.blog/2020/10/14/the-little-christmas-shop-on-nutcracker-lane-by-jaimie-admans/ and https://mentoringmumof2bookreviews.home.blog/2020/07/11/the-little-bookshop-of-love-stories-by-jaimie-admans/ Synopsis: Dear Santa, I wish I could believe in magic again. From Sasha. Sasha Hansley hates Christmas. As a child, it… Continue reading The Post Box at the North Pole by Jaimie Admans

Safe at Home by Lauren North

Thank you to Holly Minter at Transworld / Penguin Random House for the invitation to read the new Lauren North book on NetGalley. Apologies for the delay in sharing my thoughts. The book was published earlier this month in the UK and is currently 99p on the Kindle. This is the third book written by… Continue reading Safe at Home by Lauren North

Christmas Wishes at the Chocolate Shop by Jessica Redland

Thank you to Rachel of Rachel’s Random Resources and Boldwood Books for the opportunity to join the blog tour for another Jessica Redland book. This is the fourth book I’ve read in the past 14 months by Jessica, see my other reviews at https://mentoringmumof2bookreviews.home.blog/2020/09/14/christmas-at-carlys-cupcakes-by-jessica-redland/, https://mentoringmumof2bookreviews.home.blog/2020/09/08/starry-skies-over-the-chocolate-pot-cafe-by-jessica-redland/ and https://mentoringmumof2bookreviews.home.blog/2021/09/13/snowflakes-over-the-starfish-cafe-by-jessica-redland/ Synopsis: Sometimes you just need a little Christmas… Continue reading Christmas Wishes at the Chocolate Shop by Jessica Redland

The Girl on the Platform by Ellie Midwood

Thank you to Noelle Holton and Bookouture for the invitation to read and review The Girl on the Platform by Ellie Midwood, a new author to me. Synopsis: Berlin, 1939: The inspiring true story of Libby Schulze-Boysen, a German girl who refused to back down to the Nazis. In the face of evil, she vowed… Continue reading The Girl on the Platform by Ellie Midwood

The Collector’s Daughter by Gill Paul

I’m sharing two historical fiction reviews today for two excellent books on blog tours arranged by the lovely Anne Cater of Random Things Tours. This second book is The Collector’s Daughter, the second book I’ve read by Gill Paul, after enjoying reading The Second Marriage last year (see my review at https://mentoringmumof2bookreviews.home.blog/2020/09/21/the-second-marriage-by-gill-paul/). Thank you to… Continue reading The Collector’s Daughter by Gill Paul