Posted in 5*, Adult Fiction, Blog Tour, Contemporary Fiction, Historical Fiction

#Review – Today I am so excited to be sharing my review for The Foundling by Stacey Halls #BlogTour #TheFoundling @stacey_halls @tr4cyf3nt0n @ZaffreBooks

Today I am really excited to be joining the blog tour for The Foundling by Stacey Halls. Many thanks to Tracy at Compulsive Readers for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour.

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My Review

A superb 5* read that is already up there in my favourite reads of the year. I literally read this in a sitting as I just couldn’t put it down and keep recommending it as it was so memorable.

Bess is a desperate unmarried mother who works alongside her father in the market to help keep her family afloat. Her brother tells her about The Foundling and this is where her desperate journey begins with her newborn child. I had never heard of The Foundling hospital before reading this book and would now love to know more.

The characters are well described and so vivid that they jump off of the pages. The story is set in Pre-Victorian London and is a sensory overload of smells, noises and squalor. I really loved the story and found myself further absorbed the more it unfolded and was so sad to reach the end as I had truly loved losing myself in the story.

 A truly addictive read that just pulls you in brimming with fantastic characters. It is beautifully written and a story that will stay with me, it was so memorable with a stunning cover that looks gorgeous on my book shelf.

 

Book Blurb

Two women, bound by a child, and a secret that will change everything . . .

London, 1754. Six years after leaving her illegitimate daughter Clara at London’s Foundling Hospital, Bess Bright returns to reclaim the child she has never known. Dreading the worst, that Clara has died in care, she is astonished when she is told she has already claimed her. Her life is turned upside down as she tries to find out who has taken her little girl – and why.

Less than a mile from Bess’s lodgings in the city, in a quiet, gloomy townhouse on the edge of London, a young widow has not left the house in a decade. When her close friend – an ambitious young doctor at the Foundling Hospital – persuades her to hire a nursemaid for her daughter, she is hesitant to welcome someone new into her home and her life. But her past is threatening to catch up with her and tear her carefully constructed world apart.

From the bestselling author of The Familiars comes this captivating story of mothers and daughters, class and power, and love against the greatest of odds . . .

 

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Available to purchase here

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Posted in Adult Fiction, Blog Tour, Chick Lit

#Review – Today I am very excited to be joining the blog tour for New Beginnings at Wynter House by Emily Harvale #BackaBlogger #Wyntersleapseries #BlogTour @rararesources @emilyharvale

Today I am so excited to be sharing my review as part of the blog tour for New Beginnings at Wynter House by the lovely Emily Harvale

New Beginnings at Wynter House

My Review

I am loving reading both the Wyntersleap & Merriment Bay series and how they are starting to cross over into eachother with characters appearing in both series. This is the second book in the Wyntersleap series and was very eagerly awaited by me as I loved the first one. 

It was lovely getting to visit Rafe & Neva again as they get to know eachother and we start to learn more about their characters. Neve is now all set to move and Rafe is busy with trying to get his Gin business off the ground. Whilst there are other dramas going on around them that keep drawing Rafe’s attention to them.

The characters in this series are lovely, we have now got to know them and are getting to know their character traits. This book picked up where the first left off which was great, as you could literally read them back to back and they would feel like one book.

In the first book we had a tour of the grounds of Wynter House but in this book we get to explore more, with vivid descriptions both inside and outside the house which I loved as it helped me visualise what was happening and kept drawing me to pick the book back up every time I put it down.

I was disappointed to reach the end as I was so absorbed in the book, I didn’t realise how far through it I was and I can’t wait for the next visit to either Wynter House or Merriment Bay! 

 

Book Blurb

The New Year brings unexpected revelations at Wynter House.

Neva Grey’s Christmas brought several surprises. Now a shocking secret has life-changing consequences for the Wynters, as the New Year brings revelations … and relatives to Wynter House.

It also brings Hazel Smart and Amelia Goodbody. And it’s not just Adam and Rafe Wynter who are pleased Hazel and Amelia have come to stay. Olivia Wynter will enjoy bossing nurse Hazel around and she also makes it clear Amelia – who is handling the marketing for Rafe’s new business venture – is far more suited to be her grandson’s girlfriend than Neva will ever be.

Whilst Amelia is ensconced at Wynter House, Neva is busy with her new hair and beauty salon in Merriment Bay. Perhaps she should enlist her niece, Sasha’s help because just when she thought she had found the love of her life, old secrets, ghosts from the past, and new arrivals might shatter all her dreams.

At least she has her best friend, Jo Duncan to lean on. But newly single, Jo is determined to have some fun, both at Wynter House and in Merriment Bay. And so is Adam Wynter.

This is book two in the Wyntersleap series but it can be read as a standalone. The Wyntersleap series is interlinked with the Merriment Bay series and several characters appear in both series.

 

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Available to purchase on Amazon UK & Amazon US

 

About the Author

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Emily writes novels, novellas and short stories about friendship, family and falling in love. She loves a happy ending but knows that life doesn’t always go to plan. Her stories are sure to bring a smile to your face and a warmth to your heart.

Emily loves to connect with her readers and has a readers’ group in which many have become good friends. To catch up with Emily, find out about the group, or connect with her on social media, go to her website at http://www.emilyharvale.com.

Having lived and worked in London for several years, Emily returned to her home town of Hastings where she now writes full-time. She’s a member of the SoA and the RWA, an Amazon bestseller and a Kindle All Star. When not writing, she can be found enjoying the stunning East Sussex coast and countryside, or in a wine bar with friends, discussing life, love and the latest TV shows. Chocolate cake is often eaten. She dislikes housework almost as much as she dislikes anchovies – and will do anything to avoid both. Emily has two mischievous rescue cats that like to sprawl across her keyboard, regardless of whether Emily is typing on it, or not.

 

Social Media Links

https://www.facebook.com/emilyharvalewriter

https://www.twitter.com/emilyharvale

https://www.instagram.com/emilyharvale

 

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Posted in 5*, Adult Fiction, Blog Tour, Contemporary Fiction

#Review Today I am very excited to be kicking off the blog tour for Four Minutes to Save a Life by Anna Stuart #BlogTour #BackaBlogger @tr4cyf3nt0n @annastuartbooks

Today I am excited to be kicking off the blog tour for Four Minutes to Save a Life, I loved Bonnie and Stan and am really excited to be joining the blog tour for Anna Stuart’s new release.

4 Mins Blog Tour

My Review

Four Minutes to Save a Life is a beautiful story that pulls on your heartstrings throughout. As the story unfolds you get to know Charlie who has just started delivering groceries and what has lead him to this point in his life.

Whilst delivering groceries Charlie encounters people who as the story progresses you grow to love and whose insecurities and isolation begins to become apparent as well as what has lead them to the points they are at in their lives. This story demonstrates the impact of loneliness and how relationships grow with nurturing and time as Charlie realises four minutes will never been enough.

I loved this book it touches on depression, alcoholism and the powers of social media which are all massive influences in todays society. Anna Stuart has a wonderful way with words and I look forward to reading more of her books in the future.

 

Book Blurb

There’s always time to help out a stranger…isn’t there?

Supermarket delivery driver Charlie enjoys his new job, because he doesn’t have to spend too long with people, who, he’s found, are nothing but trouble. But when he’s assigned the Hope Row street, he realises there are a lot of lonely people out there – and for some, he’s their only interaction.

The supermarket boss tells Charlie he’s a driver, not a social worker – but Charlie can’t abandon the Hope Row residents and he sets about trying to draw them out of their shells and back into the world. But will his helping hand make everything worse?

 

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Available to purchase here

 

About the Author

Anna wanted to be an author from the moment she could pick up a pen and was writing boarding-school novels behind the sofa by the age of nine. She made the early mistake of thinking she ought to get a ‘proper job’ and went into Factory Planning – a career that gave her some wonderful experiences, amazing friends and even a fantastic husband, but did not offer much creative scope. So when she stopped to have children she took the chance to start the ‘improper job’ of writing. During the baby years she wrote in those gaps provided by sleeps, playschools and obliging grandparents, publishing short stories and serials in all the women’s magazines.

Her ultimate aim was to write longer fiction and several years ago she published a series of successful historical novels under the pseudonym Joanna Courtney. She will continue to publish under that name but is delighted, as Anna Stuart, to also be able to write Bonnie and Stan – a real-life romance set in both the present day and sixties Liverpool.

 

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Many thanks to Tracy at Compulsive Readers for the invitation to take part in the blog tour, please remember to like and share to help spread the book love! 

Posted in Adult Fiction, Chick Lit, Contemporary Fiction

#Review – Today to celebrate Valentine’s Day I am sharing my review of the wonderful The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver #BackaBlogger #LydiaBird #ValentinesDay @josiesilver_ @penguinrandom @EllieeHud

Today I am sharing my review for The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver, I was lucky enough to be sent a copy by Ellie at Penguin Randomhouse – thank you I absolutely loved it!!

My Review

I loved One Day in December and was really excited to see that Josie Silver was releasing another book, this story sucks you in from the very 1st pages and makes you want to keep reading. 

Lydia is the main character and she is lost after losing the love of her life, she is worrying those around her and her mother and sister are making sure she eats and trying to get her to sleep. From the offset you can feel the power of the loss for Lydia and it tugs your heartstrings and draws you further in.

A story oozing with love and loss and it makes you reflect on how would you even contemplate moving on when you had your whole life mapped out. Lydia and her family are all grieving after the tragedy that has struck them and this story touches on how it impacts relationships with others around you and how would you go about building new relationships as you put yourself back together.

A really raw story that makes you think and gives you all of the feels as you read and get to know Lydia and the wonderful love of her life.

 

Book Blurb

What if you could live your great love story again?

Lydia and Freddie. Freddie and Lydia. They’ve been together for almost a decade, and Lydia thinks their love is indestructible.

But she’s wrong. Because on her 27th birthday, Freddie dies in a tragic accident.

So now it’s just Lydia, and all she wants to do is hide indoors and sob ’til her eyes fall out. But Lydia knows that Freddie would want her to live her life well. So, enlisting the help of his best friend and her sister Elle, she takes her first tentative steps into the world and starts to live – perhaps even to love – again.

Then something unbelievable happens, and Lydia gets another chance at her old life with Freddie. But what if there’s someone in her new life who wants her to stay?

A heart-breaking, uplifting story for fans of PS I Love You and Me Before You, this gorgeously romantic novel will make you laugh, cry and remind you of what a wonderful gift it is to love and to be loved.

 

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Currently just 99p on kindle!! 

 

About the Author

Josie Silver is a writer of love stories.

Her debut novel One Day in December was a Sunday Times & NY Times bestseller and has been translated into more than twenty-five languages.

Josie lives in the midlands with her husband, their sons, and an ever changing cast of animals.

 

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Posted in Adult Fiction, Chick Lit, Cover Reveal

#CoverReveal Today I am delighted to be sharing the gorgeous cover for the upcoming release by Daisy James – The Cornish Confetti Agency #DaisyJames #Backablogger @rararesources @daisyjamesbooks


Today I am very excited to be helping reveal the cover for The Cornish Confetti Agency.



I love Daisy James’ books and the light hearted escapism they provide and can’t wait to read this one!

First though here is a bit about the book….


Book Blurb

A gorgeous sun-filled new story from author of the Villa Limoncello series. Welcome to The Cornish Confetti Agency! When the grand finale of Lexie Harrington’s catwalk show ends with a disastrous twist on the ‘ice bucket challenge’, she was expecting her highly-strung boss to fire her on the spot. What she wasn’t expecting was to bump into her fiancé cosied up with an attractive blonde in the restaurant opposite their apartment! Desperate to escape her heartbreak, Lexie flees to her childhood home of St Ives to hold the fort at The Cornish Confetti Agency for her best friend Freya, leader of the yummy mummy network and firm believer in ‘happily ever afters’. Little did she know that delivering a Caribbean-themed wedding in sunny Cornwall would rival the fashion industry for drama, tantrums and mysterious goings on. Who is responsible for dousing the bridesmaid’s dress with tomato ketchup? Or hiding the bride’s beloved Jimmy Choos? Or attaching googly eyes to everything in sight? The perfect Cornish wedding? Is there such a thing for The Cornish Confetti Agency?

Pre Order Links


Amazon UK

Amazon US

Publication Date: 19th March


About the Author


Daisy James is a Yorkshire girl transplanted to the north east of England. She loves writing stories with strong heroines and swift-flowing plotlines. When not scribbling away in her peppermint-and-green summerhouse (garden shed), she spends her time sifting flour and sprinkling sugar and edible glitter. She loves gossiping with friends over a glass of something pink and fizzy or indulging in a spot of afternoon tea – china plates and teacups are a must. Daisy would love to hear from readers via her Facebook page or you can follow her on Twitter @daisyjamesbooks or on Instagram @booksdaisyjames.

Social Media Links

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009889775019

Twitter: https://twitter.com/daisyjamesbooks

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/daisyjamesstories/


I hope I have piqued your interest with all this talk of weddings and Jimmy Choos. Next up is the gorgeous new cover!!



I can’t wait to read this and I hope you all pre-order your copies today, ready for publication day!!

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Posted in Adult Fiction, Blog Tour, Chick Lit

#Review – Today I am sharing my review of Dreaming of Verona by T.A Williams #Blogtour #Publicationday #BackaBlogger @tawilliamsbooks @rararesources

Today I am joining the publication day celebrations for Dreaming of Verona by T.A Williams.

My Review

Dreaming of Verona is a lovely light hearted read that will warm your heart as you turn the pages. T.A Williams is a new author to me and I am so pleased I have discovered such a lovely new author.

The story is set in Italy and is full of vivid descriptions, the location is stunning and the food made my mouth water as it sounded delicious!

Alex and Suzie are wonderful and contrasting characters and I loved reading about the adventures as new friendships and relationships were formed and romances blossomed.

A brilliant light hearted read, that will leave you with a warm glow, a superb feel good read that made me smile throughout.

Book Blurb

Verona is the City of Love. But will Suzie find romance there or, like Romeo and Juliet, will it all end in tears?

When Suzie is hired to accompany spoiled, abrasive Lady Alexandra Tedburn on an all-expenses paid holiday to Italy, she fears the trip will be a disaster.

But she soon discovers there’s more to Alex than shopping and tantrums, and she’s determined to help her realise her potential – against Alex’s authoritarian father’s wishes.
As they settle in Verona, Suzie can’t stop thinking about local artist Michael, who is still mourning the tragic death of his wife. With Suzie’s future uncertain, and Michael’s past
holding him back, it seems there’s no hope for romance in the city of
star-crossed lovers… or is there?

A gorgeously uplifting and moving story, Dreaming of Verona is the perfect read for fans of Holly Martin, Tilly Tennant and Jenny Oliver

Available for purchase Amazon UK & Amazon US

About the Author

I’m a man. And a pretty old man as well. I did languages at university a long time ago and then lived and worked in France and Switzerland before going to Italy for seven years as a teacher of English. My Italian wife and I then came back to the UK with our little daughter (now long-since grown up) where I ran a big English language school for many years. We now live in a sleepy little village in Devonshire. I’ve been writing almost all my life but it was only seven years ago that I finally managed to find a publisher who liked my work enough to offer me my first contract.

The fact that I am now writing romantic comedy is something I still find hard to explain. My early books were thrillers and historical novels. Maybe it’s because there are so many horrible things happening in the world today that I feel I need to do my best to provide something to cheer my readers up. My books provide escapism to some gorgeous locations and, as a writer, I obviously have to go there in person and check them out first. I love my job…

Social Media Links

Website: http://www.tawilliamsbooks.com

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/tawilliamsbooks

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrevorWilliamsBooks/

Many thanks for taking the time to read my review, please remember to like and share to help spread the book love!

Posted in Adult Fiction, Blog Tour, Contemporary Fiction

#BlogTour – Today I am sharing my review for When We Say Goodbye by Michelle Vernal #Backablogger #Review #WhenWeSayGoodbye @rararesources @michellevernal

Today I am excited to be joining the blog tour for When We Say Goodbye, I love trying new authors and this book by Michelle Vernal broke my heart. Many thanks to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me to take part.

My Review

I found myself emotionally invested early on as you learn the back story that led to Sam being in a coma and how Ellie came to be living with her cousin.

Once I hit 25% I flew through the pages keen to get to know Ellie and the love she shared with Sam and how she is starting to piece her life back together the best she can.

This book packs an emotional punch throughout as is revolves around the love and loss that Ellie has experienced throughout her life. I felt all of the emotions as I read this rollercoaster of a story and watched Ellie work her way through her layers of grief.

A lovely story that touched on emotional subjects, grief, theft, relationships complexities and the importance of living in the moment.

Book Blurb

Can you love when all seems lost? Ellie Perkins life was right on track until her boyfriend Sam suffers a near-fatal car accident, leaving him in a coma and all their future plans in limbo. Desperately in need of something to fix, Ellie has to find a project and when her grandparents old house is put up for sale, she jumps at the chance. Because, like Ellie, the house is broken. And if she can fix the house, then surely, it’s just a matter of time before she and Sam are back on their path to happily-ever-after… In life, when the worst happens how do you pick up the pieces?

A heart-breaking story of love, loss and the path to forgiveness, perfect for fans of Faith Hogan and Amanda Prowse. To be read with tissues.

Purchase Links

Amazon

Amazon US

Kobo

Apple Books

Google Play

About the Author

Michelle Vernal loves a happy ending. She lives with her husband and their two boys in the beautiful and resilient city of Christchurch, New Zealand. She’s partial to a glass of wine, loves a cheese scone, and has recently taken up yoga—a sight to behold indeed. She writes books that she hopes make you feel you are curled up with your best friend having a cosy chat.

Social Media Links

https://www.michellevernalbooks.com/

https://www.facebook.com/michellevernalnovelist/

https://twitter.com/MichelleVernal

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Posted in Adult Fiction, Blog Tour, Contemporary Fiction

#Review Today I am sharing my review for The 24-Hour Cafe by Libby Page #BackaBlogger #BlogTour #The24HourCafe @tr4cyf3nt0n @libbypagewrites @orionbooks

Today I am really excited to be sharing my review for The 24-Hour Cafe by Libby Page, I was really excited to hear of this books upcoming release.

My Review


The 24 hour cafe in London sets the scene for this story, it is a safehaven for many people from different walks of life. Where they can visit in the dead of the night and the story is focused around the friendship between Hannah and Mona.

I was intrigued as to how this story would unfold as it is mainly set within 24hr window. As the story unfolds it exposes vulnerabilities and insights into what goes on behind closed doors. I found I had to really focus to ensure that I wasn’t missing anything crucial from anyone who spent time in the cafe.

Throughout this book you could see the cracks that had appeared in the friendship between Mona and Hannah and the impact of how events can fracture and damage a relationship if they are not nurtured. You could feel the tension left behind by poisonous relationships with boyfriends and how breaking points in friendships and relationships can come without warning.

A book that I thoroughly enjoyed, I loved the setting and the flashbacks to past memories to enable the reader to see what had happened for everyone to end up at the point where we meet them within this 24 hour period in their lives.


Book Blurb

Welcome to the café that never sleeps.

Day and night, Stella’s Café opens its doors to the lonely and the lost, the morning people and the night owls. It’s a place where everyone is always welcome, where life can wait at the door.

Meet Hannah and Mona: best friends, waitresses, dreamers. They love working at Stella’s – the different people they meet, the small kindnesses exchanged. But is it time to step outside and make their own way in life?

Come inside and spend twenty-four hours at Stella’s Café, where one day might just be enough to change your life . . .



Available to purchase here

About the Author

Libby Page wrote The Lido while working in marketing and moonlighting as a writer. The Lido has sold in over twenty territories around the world and film rights have been sold to Catalyst Global Media.
Libby lives in London where she enjoys finding pockets of community within the city.


Social Media

Follow Libby on twitter @libbypagewrites




Many thanks to Tracy at Compulsive Readers for the invite to take part in this blog tour. Please remember to like and share and spread the book love!

Posted in Adult Fiction, Blog Tour, Chick Lit

#Review Today I am sharing my review as part of the blog tour for The Hopes and Triumphs of the Amir Sisters by Nadiya Hussain #Backablogger #BlogTour #AmirSisters @begumnadiya @HQStories

My Review

Today I am joining the blog tour for The Hopes and Triumphs of the Amir Sisters, this is the third book in the series but I read as a stand alone and still loved it.

In this story we are following younger sister Mae as she faces major life changes as she embarks on University but realises during her first year that she has always been the younger sister and doesn’t feel she has her own identity.

I found this a refreshing and informative insight into the turmoil and potential racism that can be experienced. Mae was from a very traditional family which meant she had never had a boyfriend and was used to spending most of her time with her family and had never had a large friendship group which meant Uni was a massive culture shock.

A lovely light hearted read that helps highlight the multiculturalism within society and how Mae learns to adapt and how her parents react to Mae breaking away from tradition.

I loved this book and devoured it in just a few sittings. I missed reading about Mae and her sisters after finishing it and am keen to see if there will be a fourth book as she was really finding her feet and discovering who she was as a person rather than just being the youngest Amir sister.

Book Blurb

Mae has watched as her three older sisters have gone through the process of finding their place in the world and faced the challenges of parenthood head on. Now ready to spread her wings beyond her close-knit family, Mae is ready to take the world by storm.

Mae has watched as her three older sisters have gone through the process of finding their place in the world and faced the challenges of parenthood head on. Now ready to spread her wings beyond her close-knit family, Mae is ready to take the world by storm.

But a series of events will shake the strong self-belief Mae has always had in herself and will leave her questioning where it is she really fits in. The Amir sisters will need to draw on all the love they have for each other, if they are going to navigate the challenges life has to throw at them and help Mae along the path to self-discovery.

Available to purchase here


About the Author

Over 14 million people tuned in to see Nadiya win 2015’s Great British Bake Off. Since then she has captured the heart of the nation. A columnist for The Times and Essentials, Nadiya is also a regular reporter for The One Show and presented a two part series, The Chronicles of Nadiya on BBC One. She is the author Nadiya’s Kitchen (Michael Joseph), Bake me a Story (Hodder) and has been named as one of the top five most influential Asians in the UK.

Over 14 million people tuned in to see Nadiya win 2015’s Great British Bake Off. Since then she has captured the heart of the nation. A columnist for The Times and Essentials, Nadiya is also a regular reporter for The One Show and presented a two part series, The Chronicles of Nadiya on BBC One. She is the author Nadiya’s Kitchen (Michael Joseph), Bake me a Story (Hodder) and has been named as one of the top five most influential Asians in the UK.



Many thanks to Jessica Lee at HQ for the invitation to take read and review this lovely heartwarming book.
Posted in Adult Fiction, Blog Tour, Contemporary Fiction

#Review Today I am joining the blog tour for Mix Tape by Jane Sanderson #MixTapeBook #RandomThingsTours @SandersonJane @annecater @penguinrandom

My Review

Today I am joining the blog tour for the Mix Tape which is a wonderful love story with music intertwined throughout.

Set across two timelines and three destinations this book is a lovely read that once you pick it up you just want to keep reading. Whilst reading this book you visit Adelaide, Edinburgh and Sheffield, the descriptions of the destinations are really visual and make you feel the vibe of each city that you are visiting. The characters are a balance of supportive and controlling with their own character quirks. I personally loved Ali’s extended family in Australia and really connected with the relationship she had with them and how they made her feel.

The story focuses on Alison and Dan who knew each other in their teens and reconnect many years later through the power of social media. They are both passionate about music and communicate through the power of music and sending songs that both carry meaning to each other.

Throughout this book the song choices were superb and as the story progresses they create a new mix tape which conveys their feelings and things they want to say to each other. I absolutely loved this book and found listening to the songs they sent really helped to enforce the story being told.

This is the ultimate story about love, music and perfect timing, the power of music should never be under estimated and this spot lights the memories songs hold even in our subconscious and how the lyrics allow us to say things we can’t always find the words for.

Book Blurb

We all remember the soundtrack to our first love.

Daniel was the first boy to make Alison a mix tape. But that was years ago and Ali hasn’t thought about him in a very long time. Even if she had, she might not have called him ‘the one that got away’; she’d been the one to run away, after all.

Then Dan’s name pops up on her phone, with a link to a song from their shared past. For two blissful minutes, Alison is no longer an adult in Adelaide with temperamental daughters; she is sixteen in Sheffield, dancing in her too-tight jeans. She cannot help but respond in kind. And so begins a new mix tape.

Ali and Dan exchange songs across oceans and time zones, across a lifetime of different
experiences, until one of them breaks the rules and sends a message that will change everything…

Full of heartache and promises, joy and disappointment, Mix Tape asks the biggest question of them all: what if ‘what could have been’ is still to come?

Packed with music – some old, some new – and featuring playlists of songs you’ll want to
discover for yourself

Available to purchase here

About the Author

Jane Sanderson is a writer and journalist. She has worked as a producer for BBC Radio 4, first on the World at One, and then on Woman’s Hour. She lives with her husband and children in rural Herefordshire.

Jane has poured much her own story into this book; from the boyfriend who gifted her a mix tape introducing her to the likes of Van Morrison, to the carefully curated playlist (featured in the book) which includes songs that have helped to shape her life and pay homage to her own youth.

Many thanks to Ann Cater for the invitation to take part in this blog tour, please remember to like and share to help spread the book love for this lovely story!