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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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More to Life Than This – Carole Matthews ★★★★

Blurb:
Kate Lewis is thirty-five and feeling restless. She’s fed up of worrying about the ironing and would like her husband Jeffrey to pay more attention to her than his golf clubs. There must be more to life than this!

Kate enrols herself on a T’ai Chi course and takes best friend Sonia along for the ride. She’s determined to ‘find herself’ but it’s easier said than done, especially when she finds the distracting Ben Mahler first . .

My Review:
I just randomly picked this one of my shelves out of the hundreds of choices. If you know me you will already know that Carole Matthews has to be one of my favourite authors and I am working my way through all her books! Now this was one of her earlier books back in 2006 and I must admit it is not one of her best books but I still enjoyed it nevertheless. I awarded four stars. I loved the story as I am sure many people hit middle age, panic and then think surely there must be more to life than this (NOTE THE TITLE). It is written well, easy to read and contains short chapters. I fell in love with all the characters! Sometimes you do just need to shake your life up a little (No, I’m not promoting what does happen in this book but hey… IT WORKED FOR THEM). I would highly recommend this book to you all if you haven’t read it already. Carole never disappointments me. Enjoy.

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The Summer Seaside Kitchen – Jenny Colgan. ★★★★★

Blurb:
Flora is definitely, absolutely sure that escaping from the quiet Scottish island where she grew up to the noise and hustle of the big city was the right choice. What was there for her on Mure? It’s a place where everyone has known her all her life, and no one will let her forget the past. In the city, she can be anonymous, ambitious and indulge herself in her hopeless crush on her gorgeous boss, Joel.

When a new client demands Flora’s presence back on Mure, she’s suddenly swept back into life with her brothers (all strapping, loud and seemingly incapable of basic housework) and her father. As Flora indulges her new-found love of cooking and breathes life into the dusty little pink-fronted shop on the harbour, she’s also going to have to come to terms with past mistakes – and work out exactly where her future lies…

My Review: 
I have found a new favourite author! WOW!
I awarded five stars as this story just took me away (well to the beautiful island of Mure to be exact). What a beautiful story. I love the cover. I love the full story and I loved that ending. I am seriously impressed. This story is written well, easy to read and fast paced. I am already missing Mure and the wonderful characters there. I would highly recommend this story to you all. This felt like a holiday away even though I never left my couch! The perfect chick-lit read for me. I am now on the hunt for ALL Jenny’s other books, as if they’re anything like this one I will fall in love all over again. A beautifully written story about life, love, work, family and returning home.

Amazon Link (UK):
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Summer-Seaside-Kitchen-Jenny-Colgan-ebook/dp/B01J1WM86G/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1492197203&sr=1-1&keywords=the+summer+seaside+kitchen