Here is another book review for you. I’m so glad I have made a few spare hours a week to have the time to get back into my reading. This past week I have been engrossed in Bourbon Creams and Tattered Dreams by Mary Gibson. Below is my review, blog tour banner (so you can see who else is on the tour!) and giveaway to win your very own copy!
Frank Rossi promised Matty the world. The Cockney Canary would become a world-famous movie star. As his wife, she would be one half of a power couple, feted and adored by all. But the Wall Street crash puts paid to that and as Frank becomes more violent and unstable, Matty knows she must escape and so she flees at dead of night.
Once home in Bermondsey, she goes into hiding and starts desperately looking for work. But only the hated biscuit factory, Peek Frean’s, is hiring. Then, as a secret from her past comes back to hurt her, Matty learns that Frank is on the move, determined to find her and get her back.
Matty dreams are shattered. She was promised everything in America by Frank but that didn’t happen. All poor Matty wants is out of this life. It all started well for her, singing is all she wants to do but money troubles saw her world crashing down around her. Scared and terrified of what Frank could do next she runs back to her old hometown of Bermondsey.
Here Matty knows she has to find work. Working in a biscuit factory is all there is, but needs must. Her family is around her to help her put her old life behind but Matty cannot help but to keep looking over her shoulder, wondering when Frank will reappear.
I love the way Bourbon Creams and Tattered Dreams is written. A story of dreams that are unfortunately broken. The author captures the atmosphere of the 1930’s perfectly. The characters are well thought out and are the backbone of the story. Plus the name of the book is just scrumptious! A fantastic heartfelt read with a cup of tea and some biscuits.
I have given Bourbon Dreams and Tattered Dreams 4 out of 5 stars.
Publication Date: 12th January 2017
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Genre: Historical, Drama, Fiction
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