Posted in Adult Fiction, Blog Tour, Psychological Thriller

#Review Today I am helping to kick off the blog tour for What She Saw Last Night by MJ Cross

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Today I am helping to kick off the blog your for What She Saw Last Night. MJ Cross is a new author to me and I was keen to get stuck in and see if the book was as good as the blurb indicated.

I loved reading this book, it was a story that took twists and turns and kept me guessing as to what was going to happen next throughout. I loved the sleeper train where the story kicked off and it added a totally different spin on the who done it scenario. This book reminded me of Cluedo just set on a sleeper train. Throughout this book I was looking for clues and second guessing as to what was unfolding on each page.

A story that had me hooked from the first few pages and kept me hooked throughout, I love finding a new author and this book did not disappoint and I look forward to reading more from MJ Cross in the future.

 

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No one will believe … WHAT SHE SAW LAST NIGHT.

Jenny Bowen is going home. Boarding the Caledonian Sleeper, all she wants to do is forget about her upcoming divorce and relax on the ten-hour journey through the night.

In her search for her cabin, Jenny helps a panicked woman with a young girl she assumes to be her daughter. Then she finds her compartment and falls straight to sleep.

Waking in the night, Jenny discovers the woman dead in her cabin … but there’s no sign of the little girl. The train company have no record of a child being booked on the train, and CCTV shows the dead woman boarding alone.

The police don’t believe Jenny, and soon she tries to put the incident out of her head and tells herself that everyone else is right: she must have imagined the little girl.

But deep down, she knows that isn’t the truth.

 

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Available to purchase here

 

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Mason Cross is a British novelist whose debut novel The Killing Season was longlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Book of the Year 2015. His second novel, The Samaritan, also featuring his inimitable lead character Carter Blake, was selected as a Richard & Judy Book Club pick. Mason has written a number of short stories, including A Living, which was shortlisted for the Quick Reads ‘Get Britain Reading’ Award and ‘Expiry Date’, published in Ellery Queen. He lives near Glasgow with his wife and three children.

Mason’s latest novel Presumed Dead was longlisted for the McIlvanney Prize 2018, and is available to buy now.

To sign up for the Mason Cross Readers Club for updates and exclusive giveaways, go to masoncross.net/readers-club

Find out more at http://www.masoncross.net

 

 

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Many thanks to Tracy at Compulsive Readers for the opportunity to join this blog tour, please remember to like and share to help spread the book love! 

 

Posted in Adult Fiction, Blog Tour, Chick Lit, Seasonal

#Review Today I am sharing a review for a lovely festive read – Daisy’s Christmas Gift Shop by Hannah Pearl

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Today I am joining the blog tour for Daisy’s Christmas Gift Shop, I have previously enjoyed books by Hannah Pearl and was happy to see this pop up to read as I love a book set in the lead up to Christmas.

I really enjoyed this heartwarming story where we met Daisy and her family, Daisy is a loveable character who spends her time focused on making other people happy. She lives within easy reach of her Dad and brother to ensure that she can look after them when she isn’t looking after her customers at work. Daisy is a character that will always go the extra mile and put others needs before her own to make life as smooth as possible for everyone.

A story about love, happiness and family bonds, it will make you laugh, gasp out loud and wonder what is going to happen next. A lovely festive read which will make you want to go out to find special gifts for your loved ones this Christmas.

 

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Struggling to find the perfect Christmas gift? Step into Romantic Daze …

Daisy Kirk is a sucker for a love story, which is why she opened up her gift shop – because there’s nothing that makes Daisy happier than when she’s helped a customer achieve their own ‘happily ever after’ by finding the perfect Christmas gift for their loved one. And she absolutely does not just sell ‘soppy presents and frilly pants’ as her brother’s infuriating best friend, Eli, is so fond of suggesting.

The sad fact is that whilst Daisy is helping others with their love lives, hers is non-existent. But when unusual circumstances take Daisy and Eli on a road trip from London to rural Wales, will she finally get the happily ever after to her own Christmas love story?

 

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Available to buy from the following booksellers

Kindle UK     Kindle US     Apple Books    Nook

 

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Hannah Pearl was born in East London. She is married with two children and now lives in Cambridge.

She has previously worked as a Criminology researcher, as a Development Worker with various charities and even pulled a few pints in her time.

In 2015 she was struck down by Labrynthitis, which left her feeling dizzy and virtually housebound. She has since been diagnosed with ME. Reading has allowed Hannah to escape from the reality of feeling ill. She read upwards of three hundred books during the first year of her illness. When her burgeoning eReader addiction grew to be too expensive, she decided to have a go at writing. In 2017 she won Simon and Schuster’s Books and the City #heatseeker short story competition, in partnership with Heat magazine, for her short story The Last Good Day.

Hannah is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association.

Blog – dizzygirlwrites.wordpress.com

Twitter – https://twitter.com/HannahPearl_1

 

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Many thanks to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour, please remember to like and share to spread the book love for this festive read! 

 

Posted in Adult Fiction, Blog Tour, Young Readers 5-9

#Review Today I am taking part in the blog tour for Lottie Sparkles’ Magical Discovery by Petra Quelch

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Today I am excited to share my review for Lottie Sparkle’ Magical Discovery, we love the opportunity to read and review younger children’s books to help encourage kids to read.

We loved the story of Lottie Sparkles’ and I was quickly absorbed in the story of Lottie and her adventures to visit her Grandparents. As I read the book I loved the descriptions, they used words to really grab the imaginations of the reader. I found myself so wrapped up in the way the story was jumping off of the pages at me that I didn’t look through the illustrations as I read, instead I went back to them afterwards as I just loved the excitement that this story created.

Overall a brilliant book oozing with magic and a story guaranteed to capture the imagination of children and help them really bring the story to life.

 

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Who wouldn’t like a magical jacket? Lottie Sparkles is a little girl who loves everything sparkly, mainly clothes. Anything plain or dirty is a disgrace in Lottie’s mind!

When Lottie is sent to spend time with her lovely grandparents in the countryside, she is furious because that essentially means smelly animals, lots of puddles and hard work! But what she certainly didn’t count on was coming face to face with a magical object.

 

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Available to purchase through the links below

Amazon UK   Amazon US   Amazon AU   Book Despository

 

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The author loves everything sparkly and glittery but hopefully, she says, she is not a diva like Lottie from her book. Aside from all the glitz and glamour, she is a collector of magical books, tea sets, movies and a huge fan of chocolate. She has two little girls also known as “The Little Book-Fairies” with never ending imagination.

For more info and fun visit my website or contact me on twitter @sparklyword
or peek at my Instagram page @sparklyword

 

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Twitter – https://twitter.com/sparklyword

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/sparklyword/?hl=en

Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/Sparkly-Word-303168233185454/

 

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Many thanks to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for the opportunity to take part in the blog tour, please remember to like and share to help spread the book love! 

 

Posted in Adult Fiction, Blog Tour, Chick Lit, Short Story

#Review Today I am taking part in the blog tour for Coming Home to Merriment Bay – Part Two: Sparks Fly by Emily Harvale

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Today I am sharing my review for Part Two of the Merriment Bay series. I am really enjoying this series and this book picks up straight from where part one ended.

In this visit to Merriment Bay you get to know more about Mary and her links to the Wells family and why she is so keen for Cat to stay away from Amias. The first two parts of the story books are full of family drama and are flowing together effortlessly.  This has left me wanting to know what comes next for the Devon girls and what else has happened in the past that is going to come to light as the story continues to unravel.

I love the style of writing from Emily Harvale as I know when I pick up her books I will enjoy the story and that they will be light hearted escapism at its best.

 

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Part Two of this heartwarming four-part serial about finding the strength to put the past behind you and to reach out for a future filled with happiness and love.

Cat Devon knew she couldn’t avoid Amias Wells for long. She also knew sparks would fly the moment they came face to face. They never did get on and nothing has changed in eighteen years – except that Amias is even more annoying. So why does Cat still catch her breath whenever he looks her way?

The fact he flies a vintage Spitfire for the Merriment Bay WWII Museum doesn’t interest Cat, but his knowledge of the former RAF pilots stationed there certainly does. She wants to find out all she can about the man in the photo in Viola’s trunk. And what with hospital visits, dealing with her mum, and sorting out problems with Viola’s house, Cat could use more than just Kyra’s help.

But Kyra makes it clear she thinks Cat and Amias should spend more time together. Which is ridiculous. Apart from the fact they don’t get on, Amias wasn’t interested in Cat before the accident that left the ugly scars on her face and body, so he definitely won’t be attracted to her now. Besides, Cat’s not looking for romance. She’s happy with her life just the way it is.

 

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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.

 

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https://www.facebook.com/emilyharvalewriter

https://www.twitter.com/emilyharvale

https://www.instagram.com/emilyharvale

 

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Many thanks to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for the invitation to take part in this four part blog tour and don’t forget to keep an eye out for my review for Part Three – please remember to like and share to help spread the book love! 

Posted in Cover Reveal, Younger Readers Age 9-12

#CoverReveal Today I am excited to be sharing the cover for the upcoming release Wild Sky by Lexi Rees

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Daisy has previously read and loved Eternal Seas by Lexi Rees, today we are excited to be able to help with the cover reveal for her upcoming book Wild Sky. Have a read of the blurb below before we reveal her gorgeous new cover.

 

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After delivering the pearl, Finn and Aria thought life would return to normal.

But with the survival of the clans still in peril, they must continue their quest.

Can they find the next relic before the forces of evil?

Not everyone is who they appear to be

And time is running out …

 

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Lexi Rees writes action packed adventures for children. The first book in The Relic Hunters Series, Eternal Seas, was awarded a “loved by” badge from LoveReading4Kids and is currently longlisted for a Chanticleer award.

She’s passionate about developing a love of reading and writing in children, and as well as an active programme of school visits and other events, she has published a Creative Writing Skills workbook, is a Book PenPal for three primary schools, and runs a free online #kidsclub and newsletter which includes book recommendations and creative writing activities. 

In her spare time, she’s a keen crafter and spends a considerable amount of time trying not to fall off horses or boats.

 

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www.lexirees.co.uk

https://twitter.com/lexi_rees

https://www.facebook.com/LexiAuthor/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvWC70tUEfzPk9e4n9OvOmg/

https://www.instagram.com/lexi.rees

 

Now it is time to reveal the stunning new cover for

Wild Sky from The Relic Hunter series

 

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Available to pre order here 

 

Many thanks to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for the invite to help reveal this gorgeous cover, please remember to like and share to help spread the book love! 

 

 

Posted in Adult Fiction, Blog Tour, Contemporary Fiction

#Review Today is my stop on the blog tour for Things Can Only Get Better by David M Barnett

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I am very excited to be taking part in the blog tour today, this is my second book by this author and it is a book you will again fall in love with the more that you read.

A story that slowly draws you in as you get to know the characters and compels you to keep reading. It discusses social inequality and how opportunities do not always present themselves easily but with enough fight you can go after what you want to make the life you want for yourself.

I found that the more I got to know Arthur and his companions who he spoke to in the graveyard each morning, the more I wanted to keep reading to find out what had led Arthur to be leading such a solitary life. At least Arthur did lead a quiet life until the kids who you will grow to love as you keep reading indadvertedly find themselves at the door of the chapel and you begin to wonder what can blossom from this budding relationship.

I found this an enlightening read that I would recommend to my teenage daughter as it highlights bullying and social issues that need more awareness drawn to them to help behaviours change in the future.

Another stunning read by David Barnett that I thoroughly enjoyed, it is brimming with wonderful characters, the attention to detail is amazing and it makes this whole story unravel in your imagination so clearly and leaves you feeling warm hearted and with a happy glow.

 

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For elderly churchwarden Arthur Calderbank, there’s no place like home. His home just so happens to be a graveyard.

He keeps himself to himself, gets on with his job, and visits his wife everyday for a chat. When one day he finds someone else has been to see his wife – and has left flowers on her grave – he is determined to solve the mystery of who and why. He receives unlikely help from a group of teenage girls as he tries to solve the mystery, and soon learns that there is more to life than his little graveyard.

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Available to purchase here

 

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David Barnett is an award-winning journalist and author based in West Yorkshire. He was born in Wigan, Lancashire, in 1970 and has worked in regional newspapers since 1989. He is the author of the Gideon Smith alternate history series from Tor Books, beginning in 2013 with Gideon Smith and the Mechanical Girl. David is also the author of Hinterland (2005, reprinted 2008), Angelglass (2007) and The Janus House and Other Two-Faced Tales (2009), all published by Immanion Press, as well as popCULT!, published in 2011 from Pendragon Press. His work has been translated into Czech, Russian and German. He is represented by the literary agent John Jarrold. David is married to Claire, also an award-winning journalist, and they have two children, Charlie and Alice.

 

Many thanks to Alex at Orion Publishing for the opportunity to read and review this lovely book, please remember to like and share to spread the book love! 

 

 

 

Posted in Adult Fiction, Chick Lit, Promotions

Today I am excited to be sharing the price drop for a trio of Belinda Missen’s Romantic Comedies – just 99p each!

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Today I am sharing a price drop for a trio of Belinda Missen’s romantic comedies, I have added all of the book blurbs below so you can have a read and use the purchase links to click through and grab yourself a few light hearted bargains.

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A Recipe for Disaster

Meet Lucy, master wedding cake baker, idealistic school canteen crusader, and someone whose broken heart just won’t seem to mend…

Lucy is quietly confident that she has made the right choices in life. Surrounded by friends and family in a small country town, Lucy can easily suppress the feeling that something is missing from her life.

But when a blast from the past arrives in the form of her estranged husband, international celebrity chef Oliver Murray, Lucy’s carefully constructed life begins to crumble beneath her like overbaked meringue.

Is Oliver’s return all business or is it motivated by something more?

A Recipe for Disaster starts long after most love stories would have ended, proving it is never too late to offer someone a second slice of cake or a second chance.

Perfect for fans of Carole Mathews, Mhairi McFarlane and Carrie Hope Fletcher.

A Recipe For Disaster is only 99p for a limited time.

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Lessons in Love

Falling in love is never easy…

Eleanor Manning is finally leaving behind her glittering but empty life in the city (and her soon-to-be-ex-husband) to return to the comfort of her childhood home in Apollo Bay.

She’s landed a lovely new job in her old primary school library and a flatshare with her bubbly best friend, Penny. So yes, she’s well and truly learnt her lesson when it comes to love…

But then she meets gorgeous teacher Marcus Blair and Eleanor’s self-imposed rules fly out of the window! Surely she can resist him long enough to keep this fling no strings attached?

Perfect for fans of Mhairi McFarlane, Lindsey Kelk and Colleen Coleman.

I literally giggle-snorted… It wasn’t often that I didn’t have a smile on my face reading this, with plenty of laugh-out-loud moments and fun characters.’ Goodreads reviewer

‘Heartfelt and laugh-out-loud hilariousWonderful.’ Goodreads reviewer

Heart-warming and laugh-out-loud funny.’ Goodreads reviewer

Lessons in Love is only 99p for a limited time.

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An Impossible Thing Called Love

Don’t miss the new delightfully uplifting book from the author of A Recipe for Disaster!

A second chance at love…

When globe-trotting Emmy first fell for first-aider William on a freezing New Year’s Eve, she really believed that their love would go the distance.

But when she returns to Australia, her letters start to go unanswered and her emails bounce back unread, Emmy decides it’s time to pick up the pieces of her broken heart and start afresh in London.

So she’s shocked when William walks in on her very first day at her new job! Even worse, he’s hotter than ever. But why did he disappear for so long? What has he been hiding? And could this really be their second chance at falling in love…?

Perfect for fans of Carole Mathews, Mhairi McFarlane and Carrie Hope Fletcher.

An Impossible Thing Called love is 99p / 99c for a limited period.   Purchase from Amazon

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About the Author

Author and sometimes foodie, Belinda is a ridiculous romantic who met her husband after being set up by a friend two states away.

Residing in country Victoria, surrounded by books, cat-fur, and half-eaten cake, Belinda divides her days between writing rom-coms, baking, and indulging her love of comic books.

 

Social Media Links 

www.belindamissen.com

facebook.com/BelindaMissen

twitter.com/belinda_missen

Instagram @belinda_missen

 

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Posted in Adult Fiction, Chick Lit, Cover Reveal

#CoverReveal Today I am helping to reveal the cover for the upcoming release That Night In Paris by Sandy Barker

Today I am really excited to be helping Sandy Barker reveal the cover for her upcoming release That Night in Paris, I read her debut book earlier this year and loved it. So I can’t wait for this to be released in Spring next year! 

 

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Note to self: don’t sleep with your flatmate after a curry and three bottles of wine… especially if he’s secretly in love with you and wants you to meet his mum.

Cat Parsons is on the run. She doesn’t do relationships. After ten years of singlehood even the hint of the ‘L’ word is enough to get Cat packing her bags and booking herself onto a two-week holiday.

A European bus tour feels like a stroke of genius to dodge awkward conversations at home. But little does Cat realise that the first stop will be Paris, the city of love itself. 

Joined by new friends, Cat has got two weeks, eight countries and a hell of a lot of wine ahead of her. As they discover hidden treasures and the camaraderie of life on the road, will Cat find a new way of looking at love? 

 

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Sandy Barker is an Australian writer, traveller and hopeful romantic with a lengthy bucket list and a cheeky sense of humour.
 
Many of Sandy’s travel adventures have found homes in her writing, including her debut novel, a contemporary romance set in Greece, which was inspired by her true-life love story.

Follow her on Twitter @sandybarker

 

It is time to reveal the cover, I have fallen in love with this cover – the colours are just gorgeous and I hope you also love it! 

 

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Available to pre order here 

 

Many thanks to Sandy Barker for the invitation to help her reveal this gorgeous book cover, please remember to like and share to help spread the book love! 

Posted in 5*, Adult Fiction, Contemporary Fiction

#Review Happy Publication Day, today I am sharing my review for The Light in the Hallway by Amanda Prowse #backablogger #publicationday @mrsamandaprowse

Happy Publication Day to the lovely Amanda Prowse, today she releases the heartwarming The Light in the Hallway.

I absolutely love reading Amanda’s books and this book was another superb read that pulls you in and makes you want to keep reading.

Nick and Olly are left reeling after the loss of Kerry and this story is about how piece by piece they start putting their lives back together. Nick learns how to stand up for what he believes in and demonstrates to Olly the importance of continuing to live, love and move on.

A book full of love and strength that is emotionally charged throughout. Amanda has such a way with words that makes you feel like you know these characters and can feel their emotions as they unfold. A brilliant story that will have you reaching for the tissues.

When Nick’s wife Kerry falls ill and dies, he realises for the first time how fragile his happiness has always been, and how much he’s been taking his good life and wonderful family for granted. Now, he suddenly finds himself navigating parenthood alone, unsure how to deal with his own grief, let alone that of his teenage son, Olly.

In the depths of his heartbreak, Nick must find a way to navigate life that pleases his son, his in-laws, his family and his friends—while honouring what Kerry meant to them all. But when it comes to his own emotions, Nick doesn’t know where to begin. Kerry was his childhood sweetheart—but was she really the only one who could ever make him happy?

And in the aftermath of tragedy, can Nick and his son find themselves again?

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Amanda Prowse likens her own life story to those she writes about in her books. After self-publishing her debut novel, Poppy Day, in 2011, she has gone on to author twenty-two novels and six novellas. Her books have been translated into a dozen languages and she regularly tops bestseller charts all over the world. Remaining true to her ethos, Amanda writes stories of ordinary women and their families who find their strength, courage and love tested in ways they never imagined. The most prolific female contemporary fiction writer in the UK, with a legion of loyal readers, she goes from strength to strength. Being crowned ‘queen of domestic drama’ by the Daily Mail was one of her finest moments. Amanda is a regular contributor on TV and radio but her first love is, and will always be, writing.

You can find her online at http://www.amandaprowse.com, on Twitter or Instagram @MrsAmandaProwse, and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/amandaprowsenogreaterlove

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# Review Today we are reviewing Home Alone Harry by Jerry Rhodes, Rachael Messiter & Nicky Hill

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Today I am joining the blog tour for Home Alone Harry.

I found this book to be well thought out with regards to layout, the fonts are clear and a great size for younger readers. The message of this story is about teaching a family how to cope and prevent the anxiety their dog Harry is suffering from.

I found the book informative and with a great family feel for how the kids could also get involved to help Harry feel more settled and relaxed.

When Daisy read this book she liked the way it helped you see what was happening from a dogs perspective. She felt this helped the family to think more about how Harry might behave when they are not home.

A great book to help children get involved with dog training and to help them understand how dogs can respond to situations and how to reward positive behaviour.

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Harry is a mischievous young dog, adored by his family, Dad and Mum, Maisie (8) and Max (5). When the family leave him on his own he creates chaos. Dad demands, “That bad dog must go!” Alone and sad in bed that evening, Max asks, “Can anyone help?” How will the Thunkies respond to his call?

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Jerry Rhodes AUTHOR – Jerry Rhodes’ life-long research and teaching is the inspiration behind ‘Home Alone Harry’, this first book in a series for children featuring the cartoon characters, Thunkies®. After completing his degree and teacher training at Oxford University, Jerry’s career as a school-master was cut short by polio. He changed course to a management career in industry, discovered his talents for creativity, and formed his world-wide consultancy to collaborate with international organisations. A special project with Philips led to the discovery of ‘Thinking-Intentions’, to which he has now given the playful name, Thunkies®. Jerry writes his books from his weather-beaten old farmhouse in the Gloucestershire Cotswolds.

Rachael Messiter AUTHOR – Rachael Messiter, a Dog Listener, uses the approach known as Amichien® Bonding pioneered by Jan Fennell. Rachael has her own practice, Talking Paws, based in Staffordshire. Previously she lived with wolves for close on two years in Colorado, USA, to learn how packs work. She has identified a group of issues that dog owners experience that are due to the well-meaning but flawed behaviours of owners, rather than ‘nuisance’ dogs. How to properly avoid and resolve such troublesome issues will be the theme of each book in the series Thunkies® love Dogs.

Nicky Hill ILLUSTRATOR – Nicky Hill is an illustrator and storyteller from Winterbourne near Bristol. Her artwork is featured throughout the Thunkies® Love Dogs books, bringing a bright, vibrant style that captures the imagination. A great lover of animals both wild and domestic, Nicky also illustrates and writes her own series of books about ‘The Wotton Pack’; a group of inquisitive pooches who spend their days and nights having many adventures. She currently lives with her own pack of three dogs in Wotton-under-Edge, a small town in Gloucestershire, where she also co-runs the shop called ‘The Collective’.

Social Media Links

Website – https://thunkies.com/

Shop – https://shop.thunkies.com/

Facebook – @thunkies

Instagram – @thunkies

Pinterest – thunkiesteam