Wednesday, 12 August 2020

The Midnight Guardians by Ross Montgomery Book Review

I am a firm believer that books are for everyone and all books can be read by anyone, no matter their age.

Just because a novel is perhaps marketed towards children doesn't mean that adults like myself can't enjoy it too. We all like to get lost in a different world a times and escape from reality that at times isn't all that nice.

And that is exactly what I did with Ross Montgomery's latest story The Midnight Guardians, I stepped away from real life for a time and instead got lost in pages filled with magic, mystery and adventure.

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When Col’s childhood imaginary friends come to life, he discovers a world where myths and legends are real. Accompanied by his guardians – a six-foot tiger, a badger in a waistcoat and a miniature knight – Col must race to Blitz-bombed London to save his sister.

But there are darker forces at work, even than the Nazi bombings. Soon Col is pursued by the terrifying Midwinter King, who is determined to bring an eternal darkness down over everything.

This book is your classic good versus evil told with humour and courage.

Col is a child that has been sent away because of the war, feeling alone he starts to hear voices calling him, voices that he used to hear frequently when he was a little boy. Those voices belong to his guardians, a chosen trio who his dad (who sadly died) said would always protect him.

Monday, 10 August 2020

Read With Me 2020 #32

Hey there lovely readers.

Welcome to this weeks Read With Me.

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Sorry for being a bit late with the linky last week, the hubby was off work the previous week so my usual routine sort of disappeared.

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

Just Like the Other Girls by Claire Douglas Blog Tour

I'm quite the fan of psychological thrillers and Claire Douglas is an author that really hits the spot. 

Her latest novel Just Like the Other Girls definitely doesn't disappoint. 

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Una Richardson's heart is broken after the death of her mother. Seeking a place to heal, she responds to an advertisement and steps into the rich, comforting world of Elspeth McKenzie.

But Elspeth's home is not as safe as it seems.

Kathryn, her cold and bitter daughter, resents Una's presence. But more disturbing is the realization that two girls had lived here before. Two girls who ended up dead.

Why won't the McKenzies talk about them? What other secrets are locked inside this house? As the walls close in around her, Una starts to fear that she will end up just like the other girls . . 

What's going on...

When Una starts her job as a carer for an older lady, who really just wanted some company, she could never envision what life had in store for her next.

The Wish List by Sophia Money-Coutts Blog Tour

I think that some books are written purely to put a smile on a person's face when they read it.

And this exactly what Sophia Money-Coutt's latest novel, The Wish List, manages to do with such ease.

Described as a laugh out loud novel, I struggle to argue against that description.

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Florence Fairfax isn’t lonely. She loves her job at the little bookshop in Chelsea and her cat, Marmalade, keeps her company at night. But everything changes when her stepsister, Mia, announces that she’s engaged to her boring golf-playing boyfriend. That’s when Florence meets Irish love coach, Gwendolyn.

When Gwendolyn makes Florence write a wish list describing her perfect man, Florence refuses to take it seriously. Finding someone who likes cats, doesn’t wear pointy shoes and can overlook her ‘counting habit’? Impossible! Until, later that week, a handsome blond man asks for help in the bookshop…

But is Rory the one, or is he simply too good to be true? Florence is about to find out that her criteria for finding Mr Right aren’t as important as she thought – and that perhaps her perfect man has been right there all along…

We often use the phrase be careful what you wish for and when Flo (Florence) Fairfax makes a wish list for her ideal man, this is what I found myself wanting to say to her.

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