An English Garden Murder by Katie Gayle

Thank you to Bookouture for the invitation to join the blog tour for the new series by Katie Gayle. I enjoyed reading their Epiphany Bloom series recently (see my last review at https://mentoringmumof2bookreviews.home.blog/2021/08/02/death-at-the-gates-by-katie-gayle-epiphany-bloom-3/ ) and I was eager to meet Julia Bird. Synopsis: Meet Julia Bird: recently single, reluctantly retired, and… an amateur sleuth? Julia… Continue reading An English Garden Murder by Katie Gayle

A Deception Most Deadly by Genevieve Essig

Today I’m pleased to be sharing an extract from Deception Most Deadly, the first in the series of mystery books featuring Cassie Gwynne and being published by Bookouture. Synopsis: Meet Cassie Gwynne: bookworm, cat lover, reluctant heiress… and determined detective? Florida, 1883. Cassie Gwynne is looking for a fresh start when she steps off the steamship… Continue reading A Deception Most Deadly by Genevieve Essig

The Girl from Paris by Ella Carey

Today I’m sharing my first review in 2022 for a book I enjoyed reading last month. Thank you to Sarah Hardy for the invitation to join the Bookouture blog tour for this new book by Ella Carey. I read and reviewed The Lost Girl of Berlin (Book 2 in this series) last year, my review… Continue reading The Girl from Paris by Ella Carey

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

Christmas at Fox Farm by Helen Pollard

Thank you to Bookouture for the opportunity to join the blog tour, and to read and review a digital proof copy. Synopsis: Living at Fox Farm, with its cosy café, beautiful pottery studio and charming gift shop, is a dream come true for thirty-one-year-old Daisy. The kindly owner, Jean, and the close-knit village feel like the home… Continue reading Christmas at Fox Farm by Helen Pollard

Beyond the Olive Grove by Kate Hewitt

Thank you to Sarah Hardy and Bookouture for the invitation to join the blog tour, and for a digital review copy to prepare for the blog tour. Synopsis: The place seemed utterly still, the only sound was the wind rustling high in the pines above. Standing there, realizing she didn’t even know which house had… Continue reading Beyond the Olive Grove by Kate Hewitt

Death at the Gates by Katie Gayle (Epiphany Bloom 3)

Thank you to Sarah Hardy and Bookouture for the invitation to join the blog tour for this book on publication day in the UK. I enjoyed reading the first two books in the series (see my reviews at https://mentoringmumof2bookreviews.home.blog/2020/12/04/the-kensington-kidnap-by-katie-gayle/ and https://mentoringmumof2bookreviews.home.blog/2021/04/01/the-museum-murder-by-katie-gayle/ ) . Synopsis: Hurlingham House school is a high-achiever’s heaven, full of happy, hard-working… Continue reading Death at the Gates by Katie Gayle (Epiphany Bloom 3)

The Rainbow by Carly Schabowski

Thank you to Sarah Hardy for the invitation to join the Bookouture blog tour for this book and thank you Bookouture for a digital copy via NetGalley to read and review. This is the third book I’ve read, enjoyed and reviewed by Carly Schabowski over the past year (please see my other reviews at https://mentoringmumof2bookreviews.home.blog/2020/07/07/the-ringmasters-daughter-by-carly-schabowski/… Continue reading The Rainbow by Carly Schabowski

The Lost Girl of Berlin by Ella Carey

Thank you to Sarah Hardy and Bookouture for the opportunity to read and review my first Ella Carey novel. Synopsis: The truck stopped for a moment in the freezing, bombed-out street and Kate caught sight of a little girl in a ragged dress on the steps of a once-beautiful mansion. The child’s eyes were startling… Continue reading The Lost Girl of Berlin by Ella Carey

The Shut Away Sisters by Suzanne Goldring

Thank you to Sarah Hardy for the invitation to join the blog tour and to Bookouture for the digital review copy. Last year I read and enjoyed The Girl Without a Name by Suzanne Goldring (see review at https://mentoringmumof2bookreviews.home.blog/2020/11/05/the-girl-without-a-name-by-suzanne-goldring/) Synopsis: Two ordinary sisters. A long and brutal war. A heroic sacrifice…London, 1915. As German bombs… Continue reading The Shut Away Sisters by Suzanne Goldring