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White Lies and Wishes – Cathy Bramley ★★★★★

Blurb:
What happens when what you wish for is only half the story…?

Flirtatious, straight-talking Jo Gold says she’s got no time for love; she’s determined to save her family’s failing footwear business.

New mother Sarah Hudson has cut short her maternity leave to return to work. She says she’ll do whatever it takes to make partner at the accountancy firm.

Bored, over-eating housewife Carrie Radley says she just wants to shift the pounds – she’d love to finally wear a bikini in public.

The unlikely trio meet by chance one winter’s day, and in a moment of ‘Carpe Diem’ madness, embark on a mission to make their wishes come true by September.

Easy. At least it would be, if they hadn’t been just the teensiest bit stingy with the truth…

With hidden issues, hidden talents, and hidden demons to overcome, new friends Jo, Carrie and Sarah must admit to what they really, really want, if they are ever to get their happy endings.

My Review: 
This is Cathy’s newest book now available I have enjoyed many of her previous books so this was a must have for me. I awarded a well deserved five stars as I absolutely loved this story. White Lies and Wishes focuses on three middle aged ladies Jo, Carrie and Sarah who becomes the best of the friends and embark on making their wishes come true. This is the perfect chick-lit book to escape into from your own life. I would highly recommend this story to you all. This book actually got me out of a bad reading slump so thank you Cathy. White Lies and Wishes is written well, easy to read and easy to devour! It has the odd bits where you will laugh out loud. Perfect.

Amazon Link UK << Currently £3.99
Amazon Link US << Currently $5.11

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This Love – Dani Atkins ★★★★★

Blurb:
Sophie Winter lives in a self-imposed cocoon – she’s a single, thirty-one year old translator who works from home in her one bedroom flat. This isn’t really the life she dreamed of, but then Sophie stopped believing in happy endings a very long time ago, when she was fifteen years old and tragedy struck her family. Her grief has left her scared of commitment and completely risk averse, so she plays it safe and keeps everyone at arm’s length. Sophie understands she has a problem, but recognising it and knowing how to fix it are two entirely different things.

One night a serious fire breaks out in the flat below hers. Sophie is trapped in the burning building until a random passer-by, Ben, luckily happens to spot and rescue her. Suddenly her cocoon is shattered – what will be the consequences of this second life-changing event?

My Review:
This was a must read for me after seeing a friend read this book and enjoying it, also I personally enjoyed her other book (Fractured). I have to say Dani’s stories are so beautiful that they also make me cry and break my heart! (sometimes its good to cry). I love her stories. They are written beautifully, fast paced, easy to read and will have you grabbing for a tissue. You will just fall in love with the characters, especially Ben who is the real hero. I really enjoyed reading this book and I was immersed into Sophie’s and Ben’s world. I would highly recommend this book to you all but a tissue or two will be needed! Dani is definitely an author to watch out for! A well deserved five stars from me as I loved the cover and a book that makes me cry now and again… A must buy from me! Enjoy, I loved it and will miss this story.  CURRENTLY 99P. You won’t regret buying this one.

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Britt-Marie Was Here – Fredrick Backman ★★★★★

Blurb:
Britt-Marie can’t stand mess. A disorganized cutlery drawer ranks high on her list of unforgivable sins. She is not one to judge others—no matter how ill-mannered, unkempt, or morally suspect they might be. It’s just that sometimes people interpret her helpful suggestions as criticisms, which is certainly not her intention. But hidden inside the socially awkward, fussy busybody is a woman who has more imagination, bigger dreams, and a warmer heart that anyone around her realizes.

When Britt-Marie walks out on her cheating husband and has to fend for herself in the miserable backwater town of Borg—of which the kindest thing one can say is that it has a road going through it—she finds work as the caretaker of a soon-to-be demolished recreation center. The fastidious Britt-Marie soon finds herself being drawn into the daily doings of her fellow citizens, an odd assortment of miscreants, drunkards, layabouts. Most alarming of all, she’s given the impossible task of leading the supremely untalented children’s soccer team to victory. In this small town of misfits, can Britt-Marie find a place where she truly belongs?

My Review:
I absolutely loved A Man Called Ove so I had to read this one, it was a must. I was not disappointed, I fell in love all over again with this book. The cover to this book is perfect too and sums up the whole story perfectly. This book is written well, easy to read and contains short chapters throughout. I loved the setting (Borg), all the characters and the plot. It’s amazing how people can change huh? I would love to see this book turned into a film. Another well deserved five stars from me and a story that I won’t forget in a hurry. Highly recommend! I just loved Britt-Marie. I enjoyed every minute of this story. I cannot wait to dive into more books by Fredrick Backman. A must buy from me if you haven’t read it already.

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