Diney Costeloe’s The Married Girls – Extract and Giveaway

I’m pleased to say I’m on the blog tour for Diney Costeloe’s The Married Girls, which is the sequel to The Girl With No Name. On here today you will find an extract of The Married Girls, to tickle your taste buds! and a giveaway at the end to try and win yourself your very own copy. How exciting is that!

First, I want to share a bit about The Married Girls with you.

Book cover - The Married Girls

Book Description

Wynsdown, 1949. In the small Somerset village of Wynsdown, Charlotte Shepherd is happily married to farmer Billy. She arrived from Germany on the Kindertransport as a child during the war and now feels settled in her adopted home.

Meanwhile, the squire’s fighter pilot son, Felix, has returned to the village with a fiancée in tow. Daphne is beautiful, charming… and harbouring secrets. After meeting during the war, Felix knows some of Daphne’s past, but she has worked hard to conceal that which could unravel her carefully built life.

For Charlotte, too, a dangerous past is coming back in the shape of fellow refugee, bad boy Harry Black. Forever bound by their childhoods, Charlotte will always care for him, but Harry’s return disrupts the village quiet and it’s not long before gossip spreads.

The war may have ended, but for these girls, trouble is only just beginning.

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The Happy Book Club Review & Giveaway

We were very excited when this mystery package arrived though our door last week from The Happy Book Club. They are a book subscription service with a ‘twist’ for pre-schoolers and young children.

But before we delve inside our package here is a little about The Happy Book Club.

The Happy Book Club supplies books through your door every month for your little ones. They tailer design packages for ages 0-2, 2-4 or 5-7. Each month the package will contain 2 wonderful books, and a craft or activity based round that months theme.

Yes that’s the marvellous thing about this book subscription, is that each month they have different theme. Also provided is an information sheet about the books, and details of that month’s charity that The Happy Book Club is donating to.
The Happy Book Club Review & Giveaway

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Book Review: Beauty and the Beast – Book of the Film

Tale as old as time….. Beauty and the Beast.

I can still hear that song in my head from the original film back when I was small, I must have seen it over and over 100’s of times. So when I was asked to review the Beauty and the Beast: Book of the Film I couldn’t say no at all. I could reminice over my childhood memories while getting stuck into it. Just to let you know I haven’t seen the new film yet, but can’t wait to do so!

I have always been a fan of movie tie-ins, but normally see the film before I read the book, this time I’m doing it the other way around.

 

Book Review: Beauty and the Beast - The Book of the Film

Book Description

Belle dreams of adventures like the ones she reads about in her books – until she becomes the prisoner of a fearsome Beast in a mysterious, enchanted castle. But life in the castle isn’t as terrible as Belle imagines, and soon she realizes there is more to the Beast than first meets the eye.

Experience this tale as old as time about adventure and love, about looking past first appearances, about the inner Beauty and Beast in all of us. Disney Beauty and the Beast Book of the Film is based on the live-action film starring Emma Watson.

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Book Review: As Old As Time – A Twisted Tale

I’m a huge fan of the Beauty and the Beast story ever since I was a little girl, you can pop over and read my review of the Book of the Film if you wish, but over to this review. As Old As Time – A Twisted Tale by Liz Braswell. This book is the third in the series of twisted tales from other Disney films. The others are A Whole New World and Once Upon a Dream.

The series are based on what would happen if key turning points did not work out as planned in the much-loved tales.

As Old As Time - A Twisted Tale

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Book Review: Reaper’s Rival by Simone Elise

Reaper’s Rival is a little different to my ‘normal read’ but I thought why not give it a go? Before you head on down to see what I thought, let’s hear a little bit about Reaper’s Rival by Simone Elise.

Reaper's Rival by Simone Elise

Book Description

The steamy and dramatic sequel to the Best Selling Reaper’s Claim by Simone Elise.

After the events of the first book Abby has joined her half sister’s gang Hellbound. Can Reaper claim her back?

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Book Review & Giveaway: Laura Lake and the Hipster Weddings

You know sometimes you just need to read a light hearted book to bring a smile to your face. Well Laura Lake and the Hipster Weddings by Wendy Holden is just that. Witty, fun and down right full of entertainment!

I was lucky enough to be sent a beautiful hardback copy to read and review from Head of Zeus, plus you have the chance to win your very own copy as well. First though, here is a little bit about Laura Lake and the Hipster Weddings.

Laura Lake and the Hipster Weddings by Wendy Holden

Book Description

She’ll need a triple-barrelled name for the castle one. She’ll need a gallon of glitter for the woodland one. She’ll need a lobster-shaped hat for the Shoreditch one.

Laura Lake longs to be a journalist. Instead she’s an unpaid intern at a glossy magazine – sleeping in the fashion cupboard and living on canapés. But she’s just got her first big break: infiltrate three society weddings and write a juicy exposé.

Security will be tighter than a bodycon dress, but how hard can it be? Cue disappearing brides, demanding socialites – and a jealous office enemy who will do anything to bring her down…

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