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A Midlife Holiday by Cary J. Hansson

A Midlife Holiday by Cary J. Hansson

A Midlife Holiday by Cary J. Hansson Series: The Midlife Trilogy #1 Published by Hansson Publishing on May 17th 2022 Genres: Contemporary Pages: 265 Format: eBook Source: The Pigeonhole Buy on Amazon Goodreads She wanted a change. But will a girls’ trip to the Mediterranean recapture her joy? Helen Winters worries the walls are closing in. With her children grown and her selfish husband absent on her fiftieth birthday, she regrets not taking the exciting paths she dreamed about in her youth. So when a well-meaning gift reveals a depressing image of her future, she takes a leap of faith and jets off to Cyprus with two lifelong friends. Basking in the glorious sunshine and crystal-blue waters while enjoying the attention of handsome men, she. starts to feel truly alive. But her best friend isn’t in Cyprus for the sunshine, and when Helen learns the true reason, tensions threaten their […]

Posted July 13, 2022
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Throwback Thursday #11 – The Companionship Of Harold Fry and Miss Queenie Hennessy

Throwback Thursday #11 – The Companionship Of Harold Fry and Miss Queenie Hennessy

Greetings you guys! It’s a public holiday here in South Africa today, so we finally have time to do another Throwback Thursday. After being on WordPress for 9 months now, it really is time to start pulling through all those reviews that are not on our archive list. What better way to do that than to join Davida @ The Chocolate Lady’s Book Review’s fun link-up meme, Throwback Thursday. The Chocolate Lady’s #Throwback Thursday takes place on the Thursday before the first Saturday of every month. Yes, there is a linky and it will remain open until she uploads the new one. Thank Goodness. My first and last sometimes gets very confused. Your post must highlight one of your previously published book reviews and Davida encourages other participants to do the same. Add the link to your post and remember to link back to The Chocolate Lady’s Book Blog And do not forget […]

Posted June 16, 2022
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Book Blitz! Rescued: A collection of Contemporary Romance with Heart, Heat and Dog Treats

Book Blitz! Rescued: A collection of Contemporary Romance with Heart, Heat and Dog Treats

Rescued: A Collection of Contemporary Romances with Heart, Heat and Dog Treats by Cynthia D’Alba on May 17th, 2022 Genres: Romance Pages: 1150 Format: ARC Source: Caffeinated PR Buy on Amazon Goodreads What happens when 10 dog-loving romance authors get together and brainstorm? Why, books with rescue dogs, sexy heroes, dirty talking, and lots of dog treats, of course. From Cynthia D’Alba – Hot Assets – A Dallas socialite must team up with a cop to save her rescued dog from a determined dognapper From Donna Alward – Doggie on her Doorstep- When Emily’s flighty cousin leaves her dog on Em’s doorstep, she enlists the help of the sexy grouch next door. From Jenna Bayley-Burke – The Guy Next Door – Fourth grade teacher has the naughtiest dog, the punniest jokes, and perfect washboard abs…and now an angry neighbor with a busted fence thanks to his dog. From Mandy Harbin- […]

Posted May 17, 2022
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Throwback Thursday #10 – After You

Throwback Thursday #10 – After You

Greetings you guys! Gosh, we haven’t done a Throwback Thursday ever since we’ve switched to WordPress. I honestly can’t give you clear reason for that either. Probably admin. We hate admin and we had to add the new graphic to all the previous posts and make sure the old reviews are on the new blog and …. And that’s the main reason! I’ve realized that we are never going to pull in all the old reviews to our stunning new Ultimate Book Blogger Plug-in if I don’t make a plan around it. So joining in with Throwback Thursday, is our masterplan. The Chocolate Lady’s #Throwback Thursday takes place on the Thursday before the first Saturday of every month. Yes, there is a linky and it will remain open until she uploads the new one. Thank Goodness. My first and last sometimes gets very confused. Your post must highlight one of […]

Posted April 21, 2022
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The Dog Walkers by Michelle Davis

The Dog Walkers by Michelle Davis

The Dog Walkers by Michelle Davis on February 1st, 2022 Genres: Fiction Pages: 312 Format: ARC Buy on Amazon Goodreads Ali Doyle, a thirty-two-year-old engineer, discovers her boyfriend – who is also the legal counsel at the suburban Philadelphia software company where she works – has no intention of marrying her. After an uncharacteristically emotional confrontation, Ali ends this two-year relationship. However, the fear of seeing her ex at work and losing all control causes her to feign an illness, self-isolating in her apartment. At first, she’s fine with the solitude, but when Ali tries to leave, she’s incapable of venturing outside. Yet, while feeling lost and hopeless in this self-quarantined state, Ali discovers solace to her loneliness by watching dog walkers from her front window. In an effort to find human connection, she creates imaginative back stories for these strangers and their pets. Ultimately, it’s her concern for an […]

Posted April 7, 2022
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Wish you were here by Jodi Picoult

Wish you were here by Jodi Picoult

Wish you were here by Jodi Picoult Published by Ballantine Books on November 30th, 2021 Genres: Fiction Pages: 336 Format: Paperback Source: Book Club Buy on Amazon Goodreads A deeply moving novel about the resilience of the human spirit in a moment of crisis. Diana O’Toole is perfectly on track. She will be married by thirty, done having kids by thirty-five, and move out to the New York City suburbs, all while climbing the professional ladder in the cutthroat art auction world. She’s not engaged just yet, but she knows her boyfriend, Finn, a surgical resident, is about to propose on their romantic getaway to the Galápagos—days before her thirtieth birthday. Right on time. But then a virus that felt worlds away has appeared in the city, and on the eve of their departure, Finn breaks the news: It’s all hands on deck at the hospital. He has to stay […]

Posted February 28, 2022
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Life and Other Complications by Heather Mullaly

Life and Other Complications by Heather Mullaly

Life and other Complications by Heather Mullaly Published by Favored Oak Press on July 5th, 2021 Genres: Contemporary Pages: 266 Format: ARC Source: Lola’s Blog Tours Buy on Amazon Goodreads 2021 Readers’ Favorite Silver Medalist Seventeen-year-old Aly Bennett has been in love with her friend Luke for years. She hasn’t told him how she feels for two reasons. 1) She’s the girl with HIV. 2) She lied about how she got it. Aly never meant to lie. The words just slipped out on her first day of a support group for kids living with life-threatening conditions. It was the day she met Luke and Caroline, who would become her best friends and the closest thing she has to a family. After so many years, Aly doesn’t know how to tell her friends the truth. So she paints and she runs and she tries not to think about the future she […]

Posted July 12, 2021
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Reserved for Murder by Victoria Gilbert

Reserved for Murder by Victoria Gilbert

Reserved for Murder by Victoria Gilbert Series: Booklovers B&B Mysteries #2 Published by Crooked Lane Publishers on June 8th, 2021 Genres: Cozy Mystery Pages: 336 Format: ARC Source: Netgalley Buy on Amazon Goodreads Meeting your favorite author in the flesh can be the chance of a lifetime. But for one unlucky fan, her plum place in line at a book signing will lead to her untimely demise. Beaufort, North Carolina, is home to Chapters Bed and Breakfast, owned and operated by former schoolteacher Charlotte Reed. This historic 18th-century inn draws in voracious readers from far and wide with its lovingly curated special events celebrating a host of genres and authors. On this sunny July weekend, a visit by one of the biggest names in romantic fantasy attracts throngs of admirers to the quaint coastal village. That’s not ideal, as the author retreated to Chapters to get away from it all […]

Posted June 2, 2021
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The Companionship of Harold Fry and Queenie Hennessy by Rachel Joyce

The Companionship of Harold Fry and Queenie Hennessy by Rachel Joyce

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry & The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy by Rachel Joyce on December 2nd, 2014 Genres: Fiction Pages: 700 Format: Paperback Source: Book Club Goodreads Two beloved novels in one volume! THE UNLIKELY PILGRIMAGE OF HAROLD FRY Recently retired, sweet, emotionally numb Harold Fry is jolted out of his passivity by a letter from Queenie Hennessy, an old friend, who he hasn’t heard from in twenty years. She has written to say she is in hospice and wanted to say goodbye. Leaving his tense, bitter wife Maureen to her chores, Harold intends a quick walk to the corner mailbox to post his reply but instead, inspired by a chance encounter, he becomes convinced he must deliver his message in person to Queenie–who is 600 miles away–because as long as he keeps walking, Harold believes that Queenie will not die. So without hiking boots, rain […]

Posted July 28, 2016
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After You – Jojo Moyes

After You – Jojo Moyes

After You by Jojo Moyes Series: Me Before You #2 Published by Pamela Dorman Books on September 29th 2015 Genres: Contemporary, Romance Pages: 353 Format: Paperback Source: Book Club Buy on Amazon Goodreads How do you move on after losing the person you loved? How do you build a life worth living? Louisa Clark is no longer just an ordinary girl living an ordinary life. After the transformative six months spent with Will Traynor, she is struggling without him. When an extraordinary accident forces Lou to return home to her family, she can’t help but feel she’s right back where she started. Her body heals, but Lou herself knows that she needs to be kick-started back to life. Which is how she ends up in a church basement with the members of the Moving On support group, who share insights, laughter, frustrations, and terrible cookies. They will also lead her […]

Posted July 23, 2016
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