Book Review & Tour: Bourbon Creams and Tattered Dreams

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!

Bourbon Creams and Tattered Dreams by Mary Gibson

Book Description

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.

My Review

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

Format: Hardback

Blog Tour Schedule

Blog Tour for Bourbon Creams and Tattered Dreams


The lovely publishers have given me two copies of Bourbon Creams and Tattered Dreams to give away. To enter please fill in the rafflecopter below.

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*I was given a copy of Bourbon Creams and Tattered Dreams in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.

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75 thoughts on “Book Review & Tour: Bourbon Creams and Tattered Dreams

  1. probably 70’s although i was too young to remember it, there is something comforting about the retro decor that carried over into the early 80s.

  2. My favourite decade would have to be the 60’s. Amazing music, maxi and mini dresses, out of this world make-up and a lot of changes going on in the world. A really interesting time.

  3. Every decade in the last Century seems so well defined compared to the naughties where everything just seems to blend into one almighty re-hash of everything that’s gone before? I think the 60’s stand out for change but my favourite is probably the 40’s…a much simpler time when family was all important as people knew the experience of loss from the War.

  4. I love the 1940’s – great style and so resourceful, would have loved to learn lots of their hints, tips and tricks

  5. The 90’s because it was the decade I grew up in, so I associate it with care-free times. It was also the era of the Spice Girls – what’s not to love?!

  6. the 1950s the post war years where everyone began to enjoy a huge technological leap in modern appliances radio and tv and fashion and music changed to be less reserved

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