A Mother’s Heart by Carmel Harrington

How far would you go to protect your family? Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand While Rachel Butler likes her life in a pretty Dublin coastal village, her heart lies in Hawke’s Bay, where she grew up. Visiting for the first time since tragedy tore her family apart, she and her stepchildren fall for its beauty and… Continue reading A Mother’s Heart by Carmel Harrington

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The Hotel on the Riviera by Carol Kirkwood

Heiress Ariana Theodosis wanted everything that Hollywood had to offer, took it all, and is now paying the price. When she inherits a hotel on the beautiful French Riviera, she hopes it’s a chance to start again. Elizabeth and Robert Chappell were Hollywood’s fiery English golden couple. Their legendary breakups and passionate make-ups were tabloid… Continue reading The Hotel on the Riviera by Carol Kirkwood

The Christmas Wish by Lindsey Kelk

Newly single lawyer Gwen Baker is hoping that a family Christmas – countryside, a mountain of food and festive films –will salve the sting of her career hanging by a thread and her heart being trampled on. Because everyone else has their life sorted: even Dev, her boy-next-door crush, is now a tall, dark and… Continue reading The Christmas Wish by Lindsey Kelk

Coming Home to Mistletoe Cottage by Celia Anderson

Could a sprinkling of magic save Christmas this year? Amid the salt marshes and rolling fields of Periwinkle Bay, Magda Conway is enjoying her retirement in ivy-clad Mistletoe Cottage. Yet with three weeks to go until Christmas, as the fairy lights twinkle and the trees go up around the village, her peace is disrupted when… Continue reading Coming Home to Mistletoe Cottage by Celia Anderson

The Hidden Palace by Dinah Jefferies

A rebellious daughter 1923. Among the ancient honey-coloured walls of the tiny island of Malta, strangers slip into the shadows and anyone can buy a new name. Rosalie Delacroix flees Paris for a dancer’s job in the bohemian clubs deep in its winding streets. A sister with a secret 1944. Running from the brutality of… Continue reading The Hidden Palace by Dinah Jefferies

The Weekend Before The Wedding by Tracy Bloom

One weekend, one bride-to-be, what could possibly go wrong? All Shelley wanted on her hen weekend was to enjoy three days of sun, sea and sangria. But instead of being surrounded by the A-team of her closest friends, she somehow ends up with a Golden Girls-meets-the-Spice Girls B-list that includes her mother, a rebellious teenager,… Continue reading The Weekend Before The Wedding by Tracy Bloom

The Hotel on the Riviera by Carol Kirkwood

Heiress Ariana Theodosis wanted everything that Hollywood had to offer, took it all, and is now paying the price. When she inherits a hotel on the beautiful French Riviera, she hopes it’s a chance to start again. Elizabeth and Robert Chappell were Hollywood’s fiery English golden couple. Their legendary breakups and passionate make-ups were tabloid… Continue reading The Hotel on the Riviera by Carol Kirkwood

One Last Secret by Adele Parks

One last client  A week at a beautiful chateau in the south of France – it should be a straightforward final job for Dora. She’s a smart, stunning and discreet escort and Daniel has paid for her services before. This time, all she has to do is convince the assembled guests that she is his… Continue reading One Last Secret by Adele Parks

The Good Servant by Fern Britton

Marion Crawford, a bright, ambitious young teacher, is ready to make her mark on the world. Until a twist of fate changes the course of her life forever… 1936. Windsor Castle. At first this ordinary woman is in a new world, working as the governess to two young princesses, in a household she calls home… Continue reading The Good Servant by Fern Britton

The Cornish Cream Tea Holiday by Cressida McLaughlin

Thank you to Harper Collins, Random Things Tours and Cressida McLaughlin for the opportunity to read and review the latest book in the Cornish Cream Tea series for the blog tour. My last review for the series can be found at https://mentoringmumof2bookreviews.home.blog/2021/11/25/christmas-carols-and-a-cornish-cream-tea-by-cressida-mclaughlin/ Synopsis: It’s going to be an unforgettable Cornish summer… Thea Rushwood was looking… Continue reading The Cornish Cream Tea Holiday by Cressida McLaughlin