Bitter Roots – C.J Carmichael 

This is classed as a thriller but for me it reads like a dark romance novel or general fiction. A little too light and no feel of danger to the story. The murder in itself feels like an added backstory for the characters rather than the important part of this story. If you like these new types of fiction then it’s written well but for me I need more of a feeling of horror or pity for the victim but this really didn’t seem to care about the victim. 

What happens in London – Kristina Adams

I am always a bit hesitant reading a follow up novel 1 will it be as good and 2 will it taint the characters you loved in the first book? 

I can honestly say this is just as good as the first book. You also could read this as a stand alone if you wanted but I would advice reading the first one as you get more of a feeling of their perspective andpersonalities. 

It does leave on a small cliffhanger but one most readers can cope with. You not going to get a deep story but I would categorize this as a teenage novel like geek girl so it ticks all the boxes in that type of fiction. So if you looking for a good old fashioned light read then this for you. I have loved both books in the series and have downloaded a prequel to read.  

Thanks to the author for allowing me to read this for an unbiased review. 
The real world 

This was a little prequel. It’s short and sweet with basically a chapter but free from a link in the previous book I read. 

My Summer of Magic Moments – Caroline Roberts

This is my next NetGalley read. image003

About 24% in a few hours and it has giving me tears and understanding of the scars left behind after cancer. A really powerful start to the story and I’m already in love with the main character. A real page turner so far and different from what I expected.

I just couldn’t put this down. A real page turner and a heartfelt story that captured me from the start. I think I found a new favourite author to add to my reading list and looking forward to reading more from this author.

For a little while – Mary J.Williams

My new review read that I received from the author for an unbiased review.

About 20% so far and loving the characters. This is the second story I have read from the author and think this one is the better out of the two. 

A good story start with a good traditional romance feeling. Nothing surprising so far but a good story anyway. 

I would have like more of an effort from Spencer to win Blue’s trust again. Just a tad to easy for me but a good nice romance novel that will tick the right boxes for any romantic reader. 

Paris for one – Jojo Moyles

This is supposed to be nine short stories. Not read anything by Jojo Moyles before but enjoying the first story Paris for one. This is a lovely novelette that takes you to about 40% into the book. 

Between the tweets 

Ok I didn’t like this one at all. 

Love in the afternoon 

This is a few pages long and a nice quick scene but I wouldn’t class it as a story. Nice enough for a few minutes though. 

A bird in the hand

Another quick little reads but a good quick scene that tells enough to warrant a story. 

Crocodile Shoes

Oh this is a little gem I can relate too. Short and sweet but a good story. 


This is my favourite out of the shorter stories. Funny and sweet. 

Honeymoon in Paris

Oh what a great story this one was. Two stories of a present and past couple spending their honeymoon in Paris and adjusting to marriage. Both sweet stories. 

Last year’s coat

An heartfelt story of making do. 

Thirteen days with John C

Not one of my favourite stories on here but still good. 


I loved the quick story. Funny and uplifting. 

The Christmas list

I wish I had done the same to my ex husband. Loved it. 

Voyage of the Heart – Sorata Lane

Not a review copy but my next read. 

This is about the transportation of the war brides after the war. The first chapter sets up the beginning of a group of war brides budding friendship. Seems good so far. 

The story breaks down into three parts. The first part is the backstory and getting to know the characters and budding friendships. 

Just started the second section and very moving start to this part. This part is the reunion with their partners. 

The four individual story are strong enough separately but a great story that brought a tear to my eyes more than once.