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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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Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl

Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl

Danny The Champion of the World by Roald Dahl Published by Puffin on 1975 Genres: Fiction, Middle Grade Pages: 205 Format: Paperback Source: VCS Buy on Amazon Goodreads “My Father, without the slightest doubt, was the most marvelous and exciting father any boy ever had.” Danny is brought up by his father, who is a marvelous story-teller and a genius with motorcars, kites and catching pheasants. Life is wonderful… until Danny discovers his father’s one vice. Soon Danny finds himself the mastermind behind and incredible plot against a wicked and wealthy landowner. Can he pull it off? If so, Danny will truly be the champion of the world. One of our favorite authors in the school’s library is, Roald Dahl. The classic author whose books have sold over 250 million copies worldwide. I so wish that Mr. Dahl could still be alive to see his dreams and aspirations for children […]

Posted June 10, 2022
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Old Bones and Ice Cream Cones by Elizabeth Pantley

Old Bones and Ice Cream Cones by Elizabeth Pantley

Old Bones and Ice Cream Cones by Elizabeth Pantley Series: Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic #6 on May 20th, 2022 Genres: Cozy Mystery Pages: 350 Format: ARC Source: Author’s Copy Buy on Amazon Goodreads Old Bones and Ice Cream Cones follows the series format of combining two stories that blend into one. A murder mystery and the island mystery. The Island Mystery: Hayden’s boyfriend Han is missing. But she swears she saw him zoom by in his car. She’d thought it was a surprise, and that he was home early from his secret service case. She was wrong. The surprise is that his signal isn’t pinging, and no one knows where he is. There appears to be black magic behind his disappearance. Can they learn who’s responsible and bring Han safely home? The Murder Mystery: A pile of old bones is found in an ancient fishing boat. They could be […]

Posted June 4, 2022
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Blog Tour and Guest Post: Greetings from Tucson by Cherie L. Genua

Blog Tour and Guest Post: Greetings from Tucson by Cherie L. Genua

Greetings from Tucson by Cherie L. Genua on September 14th 2021 Genres: Memoir Pages: 338 Format: ARC Source: Travelling Pages Tours Buy on Amazon Goodreads Introducing Greetings from Tucson: A feel-good fiction novel by first-time author, Cherie L. Genua A coming-of-age story with true love at its core, Greetings from Tucson tells the heartwarming and uplifting story of four sisters’ lives through the lens of handwritten letters. These long lost letters, found decades after they were penned, at one time formed a lifeline that held the sisters together when their worlds were otherwise falling apart… In June of 1945, tragedy struck and sisters Cookie, Frankie, Dottie, and Connie were torn from everything they knew—their parents, their home, and, most importantly, each other. Forced to live thousands of miles apart, they feared their bond would be broken. The four sisters began writing letters to share every detail of their young lives, […]

Posted March 10, 2022
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Blog Tour and Review: Letters to Bizzy by John M. Tabor

Blog Tour and Review: Letters to Bizzy by John M. Tabor

Letters to Bizzy by John M. Tabor on July 13th 2021 Genres: Fiction, Memoir Pages: 176 Format: ARC Source: Travelling Pages Tours Buy on Amazon Goodreads Letters to Bizzy finds a man, John Tibbits, past his prime staring down the barrel of old age, having to come to grips with his mother’s death and regrettable fact his dysfunctional youth has burdened him with a lifetime of unwelcome baggage. As he sorts through his mother’s personal effects he discovers boxes of unopened letters written some 50 years earlier from a man, Robert Guthrie, to his daughter, Bizzy. They tell the story of a life lived on a barrier island off the coast of North Carolina, Bogue Banks. There is nothing sensational in the telling, average by most accounts. However, through the eyes of Robert Guthrie we come to see beauty in the tragic, humor in the absurd, and sensitivity from the […]

Posted March 10, 2022
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Jousting and Justice by Elizabeth Pantley

Jousting and Justice by Elizabeth Pantley

Jousting and Justice by Elizabeth Pantley Series: Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic #5 Published by Better Beginnings Inc on February 15, 2022 Genres: Cozy Mystery, Fantasy Pages: 310 Format: ARC Source: Author’s Copy Buy on Amazon Goodreads An invitation to a medieval festival. A ferry ride to a mysterious island. A scheming, inept witch. An office break-in, an unidentified body, and a string of suspects. Can Hayden, her brave, sassy cat, Latifa, and the people of Destiny Falls solve the mystery and enjoy the festival? ~ Jousting and Justice follows the series format of combining two stories that blend into one. A murder mystery and the island mystery. The Island Mystery: Hayden and all her friends get an invitation to a medieval festival – but it’s on “the forbidden island.” It’s too enticing to pass up. Of course, strange things will happen once they get there! . . . You’ll […]

Posted February 12, 2022
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Witches, Spiders & Schemes by Elizabeth Pantley

Witches, Spiders & Schemes by Elizabeth Pantley

Witches, Spiders & Schemes by Elizabeth Pantley Series: Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic #4 on November 10th, 2021 Genres: Cozy Mystery, Fantasy Pages: 230 Format: ARC Source: Author’s Copy Buy on Amazon Goodreads A magic mirror to an enchanted world… A mysterious ghost… A hilarious, perpetually annoyed witch… A brave, sassy cat… Two unexplained deaths and a mysterious community filled with secrets… Can Hayden and the people of Destiny Falls solve the mystery and return the community to its peaceful, enchanted existence? Hayden’s adventures in Destiny Falls continue in book four of the Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic series. Starting with a strange old woman at a cave and her father’s mysterious ferry journey, there are secrets to be unwound. The enchantments in Destiny Falls are showing cracks, and Hayden suspects that it is tied directly to her family, which has a history that’s more complex than she realized. When […]

Posted November 18, 2021
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The Ghost Camper’s Tall Tales by Elizabeth Pantley

The Ghost Camper’s Tall Tales by Elizabeth Pantley

The Ghost Camper’s Tall Tales by Elizabeth Pantley Series: Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic #3 Published by Kindle Direct Publishing on August 2nd, 2021 Genres: Cozy Mystery Pages: 299 Format: ARC Source: Author’s Copy Buy on Amazon Goodreads A magic mirror. An enchanted world. A mysterious story-telling ghost. A hilarious, perpetually annoyed witch. A smart, sassy cat. A mystery of finding a dead body . . . of someone who was already dead. Visit Destiny Falls and escape to a great time. A mysterious old man keeps popping up to tell Hayden a series of tall tales. Who is he? And is he actually glowing? Are his stories fiction, or is he telling her the history of her family, the enchanted islands, and the witch? And why did a dead body show up . . . of someone who was already dead? Can Hayden and her quirky sidekick, Latifa unscramble […]

Posted August 9, 2021
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The Disappearance of Emily by Elizabeth Pantley

The Disappearance of Emily by Elizabeth Pantley

The Disappearance of Emily by Elizabeth Pantley Series: Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic #2 Published by Amazon Digital Services on March 15th, 2021 Genres: Cozy Mystery Pages: 230 Format: ARC Source: Author’s Copy Buy on Amazon Goodreads A magic mirror. An enchanted world. A mysterious missing mother. A suspicious package. An unexplained death. A community of strange, quirky people. A sassy cat and a hilarious witch. Come visit Destiny Falls and escape to a great time. Hayden’s life was normal until she fell through a mirror and was thrust into an alternate, magical place. Destiny Falls is not on any map and is home to a family she never knew she had. The town is enchanted and charming, and the amazing mansion she lives in changes to meet the needs of the people who live there, including her! Every day she discovers a new enchantment. But something is amiss. Hayden […]

Posted March 12, 2021
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Falling into Magic by Elizabeth Pantley

Falling into Magic by Elizabeth Pantley

Falling into Magic by Elizabeth Pantley Series: Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic #1 on November 15th, 2020 Genres: Cozy Mystery Pages: 299 Format: ARC Source: Author’s Copy Buy on Amazon Goodreads An accidental journey through a magic mirror. A portal to an enchanted land. A mysterious family she never knew she had. Hayden’s life is upended with the wonder of Destiny Falls. But it is tainted by the danger that brought her here and that threatens her newfound family. Can Hayden and her sassy sidekick remove the threat, so that she can begin her magical new life in this captivating world? …When Hayden was a child, she lost her cat. Adults told her the cat ran away, but she knew the truth. The mirror had taken her. She knew because the mirror gave her a glimpse of an alternate world and had nearly pulled her in, so she was certain […]

Posted November 18, 2020
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