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#Review – Today I am joining the blog tour for Hanukkah at the Great Greenwich Ice Creamery by Sharon Ibbotson

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Today I am super excited to be sharing a review for a lovely heartwarming read with a touch of festive which is great to get you in the mood for Christmas.

This gorgeous light hearted read is set in the heart of London and features gorgeous gelato which anyone who knows me will know that I adore! A heartwarming story about protecting those you love at all costs and doing everything you can to keep them safe due to others being prepared to take advantage.

Set in the lead up to Christmas and Hanukkah there is more than just gelato melting in this story, it will also melt your heart as you meet the lovely River. It made me smile and features great descriptions and brilliantly highlights how everyone see’s the world differently and the impacts this can have.

This was my first book by this author and now I can’t wait to read more. I loved the pure escapism experienced whilst reading this book and it left me feeling warm and fuzzy and feeling that more of us need to learn BSL.

 

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Hanukkah days, Christmas nights and strawberry ice cream …

Cohen Ford is a man who could do with a little bit of sweetening up. It’s no surprise that when he walks into The Great Greenwich Ice Creamery on a typically gloomy London day before Christmas, he insists on a black coffee rather than his childhood favourite – strawberry ice cream. 

But then he meets River de Luca, the woman behind the flavours. After their first encounter, Cohen begins visiting the ice creamery every Tuesday, gradually learning more about the intriguing River. Could her influence encourage cynical Cohen to become the man who embraces Christmas, Hanukkah and even strawberry ice cream?

 

Hanukkah at the Great Greenwich Ice Creamery by Sharon Ibbotson

Available to purchase on Amazon UK / Amazon US

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Sharon was born in Sydney, Australia but now lives in London with her husband, two small children and two black cats named for desserts. She started writing ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ fanfiction aged 15, which eventually transformed into the historical romance novels she writes today. She has two novels published by Choc Lit, and when not writing, can be found baking cakes badly or drinking wine well.

 

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Posted in Blog Tour, Younger Readers Age 9-12

#Review Today we are joining the blog blitz and Daisy is sharing her review for Wild Sky by Lexi Rees

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Today we are joining the blog blitz for the latest release by Lexi Rees – Wild Sky which is Book 2 in The Relic Hunter series. Daisy loved reading Eternal Seas and is today joining me to share her review for Wild Sky.

 

Daisy’s Review

I really enjoyed Wild Sky which is the second of the Relic Hunter series by Lexi Rees. My favourite two characters would have to be unique Pippin and her trust cat Hobnob. Pippin is a lively girl who is easily excitable and was extremely happy when she found Hobnob on the island and her eyes even brimmed with tears. Hobnob is a cat who Pippin hardly ever lets out of her sight and event takes on a dangerous Himalayan journey.

Eternal Seas is about finding the sea-tamer relic and Wild Sky is about finding the air-rider relic, both books that I would recommend. You never know what might happen next when reading these books and I found this a fun read. I would love to read more by this author, because she knows how to create suspense in her books and keeps me up reading late into the night.

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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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Win a copy of each of Eternal Seas and Wild Sky, the action packed fantasy adventure for 7-11 year olds.

UK – choice of signed paperbacks or ebooks

International entrants – ebooks only

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Posted in 5*, Adult Fiction, Blog Tour, Chick Lit, Seasonal, Short Story

#Review Today I am helping to close the blog tour for Coming Home to Merriment Bay – Part Four: Starry Skies by Emily Harvale

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Today I am helping close the blog tour for the final trip to Coming Home to Merriment Bay Part Four: Starry Skies.

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A superb conclusion to this lovely series compiled of short stories ahead of the full book being released. I have loved reading these stories and have been eagerly awaiting the release of the each instalment.

The stories feature a lovely selection of characters that capture your hearts and as the stories continue to unfold you get to see more of the personalities of those who Cat & Kyra hold most dear.

I have loved reading about Cat and the misadventures of her heart as she gets used to life back in Merriment Bay. Fingers crossed that Emily writes another book so we get to see what comes next for these brilliant characters.

 

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Part Four 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 is reeling from the unexpected events of Christmas and as Merriment Bay prepares to toast in the New Year, she’s facing choices she never thought she’d have to make. Her head and her heart are pulling her in very different directions.

Bailey is sitting by Viola’s bedside, regaling everyone with tales from the past but is there any chance he’ll get to see a smile on the lips of the woman he still loves?

Having realised she has made mistakes, will Mary finally tell Cat what she really wants to know?

And what will the New Year bring for Kyra? Will she fulfil the plans she made before she came to Merriment Bay?

When distressing events end more than one person’s dream, can Cat find the strength to fight for the Love she deserves? Sometimes it takes a crisis to make someone realise what they truly want. And Cat has decided what – and who – that really is. But is she too late?

 

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

#Review – Today I am excited to be sharing my review for Unexpected Lessons in Love by Lucy Dillon

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Today I am super excited to be joining the blog tour for Unexpected Lessons in Love, I absolutely love Lucy’s books and was really excited to be able to review this one as part of the blog tour.

Whenever I pick up a book by Lucy I know I need to clear some time as her books always make me feel all of the emotions and make me want to keep reading. This was another wonderful story, the main character Jeannie was a wonderfully composed character who will appeal to all of us who have ever doubted ourselves. She was wonderfully skilled at music but lacked in self belief and confidence in her own abilities. I loved watching Jeannie grow as a character throughout this book and how she coped in such difficult circumstances and managed to find her true self throughout her journey in this story.

A truly heartwarming read with gorgeous puppies who make your heart burst as you want to adopt them all and make them feel loved. A brilliant 5* read that I loved from start to finish and would highly recommend.

 

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What happens when ‘I do’ turns into ‘I don’t know’?

Jeannie always wanted to fall in love, and now she’s finally got the whirlwind romance she dreamed of. Dan’s gorgeous, he’s a successful young vet, and he flew her to New York and proposed on Brooklyn Bridge. Jeannie has to remind herself this is actually her life. It seems too perfect, too magical, to be real. Yet it is.

But now she’s on her way to the wedding she can’t shake off the tight sensation crushing her chest. It is just nerves . . . or is this all happening a bit too fast?

Jeannie has one last chance to shout, ‘Stop!’ But just as she grabs it, a bizarre twist of fate throws everything she knows into the air like confetti. What Jeannie learns about Dan, about her own heart, and about the power of love itself, will change her world for ever . .

 

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Lucy Dillon grew up in Cumbria and read English at Cambridge, then read a lot of magazines as a press assistant in London, then read other people’s manuscripts as a junior fiction editor. She now lives in a village outside Hereford with a Border terrier, an Otterhound and her husband.

Lucy won the Romantic Novelists’ Association Contemporary Romantic Novel prize in 2015 for A HUNDRED PIECES OF ME, and the Romantic Novel of the Year Award in 2010 for LOST DOGS AND LONELY HEARTS.

 

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You can follow her at her website http://www.lucydillon.com, on Twitter @lucy_dillon or find her on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/LucyDillonBooks.

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

#Review Today I am sharing my review for the next instalment of the series – Coming Home to Merriment Bay – Part Three: Christmas by Emily Harvale

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Today I am excited to be joining the blog tour for Part Three of this lovely series which I am loving and can’t wait to read the Part Four!

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I am loving this series by Emily Harvale and was eager to read this after reading part two. The characters are really jumping off of the pages now and I am keen to know what is going to happen in the tangle of emotions that Cat seems to have found herself in.

This is a lovely story about unconditional love and forgiveness whilst old emotional scars begin to heal and new relationships start to develop. I have found myself picking these books up as soon as they land on my kindle and devouring them within an afternoon. After reading this one I felt bereft as each story ends leaving you with a sense of anticipation and I am now desperate to read the final instalment of this series.

A great series, set in a lovely location with such lovely characters that you will feel the need to keep reading more.

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Part Three 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 and Kyra have finally traced the man in the photo they found in Viola’s trunk – thanks to Amias. But Bailey Mitchell lives thousands of miles away and is almost ninety-eight, so meeting him in person is never going to happen. Which is just as well. Exchanging Christmas cards and chatting on social media leads to revelations Cat had not expected.

At least Christmas is looking promising. It may be freezing outside but things have definitely thawed between Cat and her mum, Mary. They’re actually getting on, especially now that Mary is dating Jeremy Stone, the builder working on Viola’s house.

Cat’s also hopeful that Viola’s situation may improve. And when a surprise visitor brings more than just well wishes, Cat’s Christmas takes a delightful turn.

With the festivities in full swing, and snow falling on Merriment Bay, the future’s looking bright. Christmas is a time for miracles and Cat believes she may get one of her own this year if she’s prepared to put the past behind her and open her heart to Love once more.

 

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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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#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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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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#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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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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#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

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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
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#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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#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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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.

 

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