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The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult #BookReview

The Book of Two Ways by Jodi PicoultThe Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult

Published September 22nd 2020 by Random House Canada

4 Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

I have read many of Jodi Picoult’s books and always enjoyed the somewhat controversial topics and themes they cover, but this book was very different from what I was expecting. First, I want to say that Picoult’s writing was a wonderful as ever. Continue reading “The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult #BookReview”

Cathy’s Christmas Kitchen by Tilly Tennant #BookReview @Bookouture @TillyTenWriter

Happy Publication Day to Tilly Tennant on the publishing of her newest Christmas Book, Cathy’s Christmas Kitchen!

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Cathy’s Christmas Kitchen by Tilly Tennant

Published: October 1, 2020 by Bookouture

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Strictly Come Dating by Kathryn Freeman, #BookReview @rararesources @KathrynFreeman1

Strictly Come Dating by Kathryn Freeman

Published August 15th 2020 by One More Chapter, Harper Collins

Genre: Romantic comedy, Standalone 

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Summer at Lake Haven (Haven Point #11) by RaeAnne Thayne, Narrated by Vanessa Johansson, #AudiobookReview

 Summer at Lake Haven (Haven Point #11) by RaeAnne Thayne, Narrated by Vanessa Johansson

Published June 23rd 2020 by HQN Books, Harlequin Audio

4 Stars:

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The Friends We Keep by Jane Green #BookReview

The Friends We Keep by Jane Green

Published June 4th 2019 by Berkley

4 Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Enchanted by the Rodeo Queen (The Mountain Monroes #5) by Melinda Curtis

Enchanted by the Rodeo Queen (The Mountain Monroes #5)Enchanted by the Rodeo Queen (The Mountain Monroes #5) by Melinda Curtis 

Published April 1st 2020 by Harlequin Heartwarming

4.5 Stars:  Continue reading “Enchanted by the Rodeo Queen (The Mountain Monroes #5) by Melinda Curtis”

Good Luck with That by Kristan Higgins

Good Luck with ThatGood Luck with That by Kristan Higgins

Published August 7th 2018 by Berkley Books

5 Stars: 

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Meet Me in Cockleberry Bay by Nicola May, @rararesources @nicolamay1

Meet Me in Cockleberry Bay by Nicola May

​Publication Date: 5th July 2019

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Synopsis: The cast of the runaway bestseller, The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay, are back – including Rosa, Josh, Mary, Jacob, Sheila, new mum Titch and, last but by no means least, Hot, the adorable dachshund.

Newly wed, and with her inherited corner shop successfully up and running, Rosa Smith seems to have all that anyone could wish for. But the course of true love never did run smooth and Rosa’s suspicions that her husband is having an affair have dire consequences. 

Reaching rock bottom before she can climb back up to the top, fragile Rosa is forced to face her fears, addiction and jealousy head on. With a selection of meddling locals still at large, a mystery fire and Titch’s frantic search for the real father of her sick baby, the second book in this enchanting series will take you on a further unpredictable journey of self-discovery.

4.5 Stars: 

This is the second book in the series, but can be read as a standalone story. Cockleberry Bay is a small beach community with all the quirkiness that goes with it. Everyone in town knows everybody else’s business, you run into people you might not want to see, and help is just around the corner whether you want it or not. I loved the dogs in the story, especially Hot Dog, the Dachshund. He was such a sweetie who was loving Rosa one minute and Queenie the next. He was a going concern and could make everyone laugh at his antics. The characters in this story are so real and genuine. They are flawed, but always try to do what is right. The story was well-plotted and paced. It had me reading quickly to find out what would happen next. This is not just a chick-lit romantic comedy there is a lot more to it than that. It deals with heartache, romance, alcoholism, forgiveness of self and others, jealousy, friendship, and self-esteem. Pair that up with drama, humour, lots of fur-babies, and special relationships and you have a wonderfully entertaining story with some twists and several connecting storylines that are all woven together seamlessly. I will say that there were a lot of emotions while I read this one, from laughing all the way to a few tears. I thoroughly enjoyed this story and have already purchased the first one, The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay, to find out what I missed. I received a copy of this book from Rachel’s Random Resources upon request. The rating, ideas and opinions shared are my own.

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Nicola May PhotoAbout the Author: Award winning author Nicola May lives in Ascot in Berkshire with her rescue cat Stanley. Her hobbies include watching films that involve a lot of swooning, crabbing in South Devon, eating flapjacks and enjoying a flutter on the horses. Inspired by her favourite authors Milly Johnson and Carole Matthews, Nicola writes what she describes as chick-lit with a kick.

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