I have been given the chance to read and review an ebook copy of Not A Word About Love by the lovely Hana Goldberg. It is a sensual story about a search for love for a lonely woman called Maya and her trip to Thailand on a journey of self discovery.
Maya is a woman in her late 30’s and with her husband’s wishes embarks on a holiday on her own to write her screenplay and to help with her depression. She is struggling with accepting her unexciting life and dull marriage to Uri. 


On the plane to Thailand she ends up sitting next to a man called Joe who she soon becomes obsessed with and they end up having an affair. Maya meets up him various times throughout the book and eventually realises what she is throwing away when she wakes up on the streets of Thailand, lonely and longing for her life back home. 

Hana Goldberg keeps the reader guessing in the beginning as you have no idea what Maya will do next. Goldberg portrays Maya as a frustrated woman with her life and this trip gives her the freedom to be let loose. Although I don’t condone what Maya does you cannot but like her character. 
I love the way the author describes Thailand, it makes you feel that you are on the streets with Maya and on her journey to find happiness in life. The settings are very well described and the book well written. 
                            
My only dislike is that the book seemed very short when I read it on my kindle, I would have loved for it to have been longer! But looking back, it was 265 pages so I obviously enjoyed it so much I didn’t want it to finish. 
This is a book for a reader looking for a strong character based book and perfect for holiday reading. I think it is a book that you can go back and read again one day, and it’s one I will.
I have given Not a Word about Love 5 out of 5 stars.
Rachel xx
* I received this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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My Sunday Photo – this is down at Malpas in Truro. It is a very beautiful and peaceful place, one of my favourites, gorgeous when the tide is in. When the tide is out it looks really different!
Rachel xx

I thought having 24 wins in March was amazing (Monthly Wins: March) but last month was totally extraordinary! I have worked so hard over the last month entering well over 1000 competitions, writing lots of blog posts, catching up on reading and working full time as well. It has been very hard but very rewarding. So my total haul of wins last month was 31.
Here is the list of 31 competition wins from April, they have mostly come from Twitter wins with a couple of Goodreads and Facebook wins thrown in and the best wins of all, two surprise wins, where I have no idea where they came from.
  • A selection of Next eyeshadows

  • Book ~ What Milo Saw, with a few Easter goodies
  • A race day pack from BNY Mellon Boat races
  • A huge box of Tyrrell crisps
  • A pregnancy book
  • Signed Swindon FC shirt
  • Love hearts car air freshener
  • Book ~ Alice
  • Beauty Pack
  • Easter Egg
  • Book ~ Techbitch
  • One4All gift card travel bundle
  • Selfie Cherry Pepsi

  • Book ~ The Day we Disappeared
  • Book ~ The Pointless Book 2
  • Butterfly Diary
  • A can of Dr Pepper
  • Book ~ Girls on Tour
  • Recipe Book Holder

 

  • Book goody pack ~ Talon
  • Flowery trousers from the #WallisWednesday competition
  • Book ~ A Few Words for the Dead
  • Book ~ Un Conductor
  • All star Flash Cleaning bundle
  • Chewits goody bag
  • Book ~ Its not me its you
  • Interflora Spring/Summer Bouquet

 

  • Pen
  • Water butt
  • Face Toner
  • #NationalStationaryWeek mug

 

I am very thankful for a my wins however small or big they might be. The iPad on my wishlist to win for my husband is still out there waiting to be won!
I hope you have all had a successful month, and keep plugging away with comping, our next big win is always around the corner!
Rachel xx

 

I cannot believe Friday has come around again so quickly! So as it’s Friday that can only mean one thing! Word of the Week time! I am joining up again with the amazing and fabulous at thereadingresidence Word of the Week linky! #WotW
My word for this week is Excited. I have been excited this week for a couple of reasons. The first being that I was contacted by bakerdays.com asking if I wanted to review a cake for them! This was my first time i have been contacted to review a product for my blog, so I jumped up screaming from my chair in excitement! I mean of all things it had to be cake! My second favourite food after chocolate of course!
Excited
The second thing I have been really excited about this week is joining up with another linky. Its the Blog everyday in May challenge #BEDM. With working full time, It is going to be a huge commitment but I am totally up for it! Also as today is the first of the month this post counts as my first May entry!
The third bit of excitement in my life is of course it being Bank Holiday weekend! I work Saturdays so for me having Sunday and Monday off is a mini break! My husband has been away this week with his work for a couple of days so having this weekend together is something we are both looking forward to and treasure. Roll on 3pm Saturday when I finish work for the weekend!
I hope you all have an exciting and fantastic Bank Holiday weekend!
Rachel xx

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The postman and comping fairy have been very kind to me over the past week and delivered these wonderful books and goodies. I always get so excited to receive books!
It’s Not Me It’s you by Mhairi McFarlane came from a Twitter win with AvonBooksUK. It’s a modern romantic fiction novel perfect for summer reading. I love the cute little button badge and postcard that arrived with it. Touches like these make the win more special to me, it shows care and attention to the reader.

A Few Words for the Dead by Guy Adams was sent to me by DelReyUK Books from a competition they were running on Twitter. This novel is a spy-thriller with a supernatural twist. It is the third book in the Clown Service series by Guy Adams. I think if you like spy-espionage thriller type books with sci-fi and fantasy thrown in this will be right up your street!
I felt very lucky to win this goody pack with MIRAInk on Twitter. The book is called Talon by Julie Kagawa It is the first in the Talon Saga. I loved the feel of the book cover as it’s like dragon scales! The goody pack contained a poster, sneak preview of the next book and the most gorgeous blue necklace. I am looking forward to getting stuck into this fantasy series, I mean who doesn’t like a good dragon book?
The necklace was so pretty that I had to show you a close up photo! From what i can gather there was a choice of what colour dragons egg necklace you would have received, mine was cobalt. 
I hope you enjoyed reading this post and would love you to follow me on Bloglovin and Facebook to keep you up to date with more like this.
Rachel xx