The Crystal Crypt by Fiona Veitch Smith

Thank you to Fern at Lion Hudson for the invitation to join the Literary Footsteps blog tour for the latest book, The Crystal Crypt, in the Poppy Denby Investigates series. I read and reviewed The Art Fiasco last year – see https://mentoringmumof2bookreviews.home.blog/2020/10/28/the-art-fiasco-by-fiona-veitch-smith/ for my review. Today we are stopping at the Police Station. Synopsis: But… Continue reading The Crystal Crypt by Fiona Veitch Smith

I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day by Milly Johnson

I’m helping celebrate paperback publication day for this fabulous festive book on the ed.Public Relations blog tour. The paperback was published last week in the UK. Synopsis: It’s nearly Christmas and it’s snowing, hard. Deep in the Yorkshire Moors nestles a tiny hamlet, with a pub at its heart. As the snow falls, the inn will… Continue reading I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day by Milly Johnson

On A Night Like This by Lindsey Kelk

Thank you to Anne Cater of Random Things Tours and Harper Collins for the invitation to join the blog tour for On a Night Like This, and a copy of the book to read and review. Synopsis: Within days of wishing she could change her life, Fran Cooper is acting assistant to a celebrity, on… Continue reading On A Night Like This by Lindsey Kelk

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

Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr

Thank you to the Tandem Collective and Fourth Estate Books for the opportunity to join a readalong for Cloud Cuckoo Land. I’m sharing a non-spoiler review today. Synopsis: When everything is lost, it’s our stories that survive How do we weather the end of things? Cloud Cuckoo Land brings together an unforgettable cast of dreamers and outsiders… Continue reading Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr

The Duchess by Wendy Holden

Thank you to Welbeck Publishing for a gifted copy of The Duchess by Wendy Holden, a prize in a recent social media competition. I’m sharing a mini review today. Synopsis: Love can change the course of history…  Arriving in 1928, Wallis was a divorced, penniless, middle-aged foreigner with average looks and no connections. Yet, just… Continue reading The Duchess by Wendy Holden

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