Always My Own- Tawdra Kandle

I received this book from Net Gallery in return for an honest review.

I have read a few books by Tawdra Kandle and have never been disappointed- once again I loved the book.

I love the style of writing where you get the view point from both Elizabeth and Trent, I feel that it gives both characters a fullness.

The story is apparently a follow on, I have not read the first book and believe this can be read as a stand alone novel and I think its more than worth a read!

The story follows the couple who had a whirlwind romance where they got married after not knowing each other long. Trent disappears and Elizabeth follows him back to his home town as she had already agreed to work there. This book follows the story of how they find their way back to each other and figure out what they want from their marriage.

A good read, simple, no twists- just figuring out love.


The Bucket List to mend a broken heart-Anna Bell

I received this book from Net Gallery in return for an honest review.

I felt like this book was a journey of self discovery to a certain extent and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I would recommend for anyone who loves chick lit, thinks things are impossible and wants to laugh out loud.

Abi, wants to win back her boyfriend, to do this she carries out a bucket list of his that she finds- this is book follows her as she completes them. The only problem I had with the book was I couldn’t understand how she wanted him back- but they do say love is blind.

The more items she ticked of her list the more I liked her. She was in some ways so realistic, you could imagine yourself doing some of the things!

This is a book of love lost and found, friendships and personal challenges. A must read.

Husband Wanted- Charlotte Hughes

I received this book from Net Gallery in return for an honest review.

I’m so sorry to say that I did not enjoy this book as much as I thought I would. I didn’t feel like I related to the characters very well and I just felt something was lacking, unfortunately I can put my finger on what.

Fanny lied to her the daughter that she gave up for adoption about the great life she had. When her daughter then wanted to visit she found a way to give herself this fake life.

She gains her fake husband, Clay, who between them have good chemistry and for me this helped to save it paired it Fanny’s relationship with Clay’s father.

The book was well written and the characters lives linked very well the general plot of the story flows, if not a bit predictable in places but over all an okay read.

Call me Maybe – Ellie Cahill

I received this book from Net Gallery in return for an honest review.

I think the book had all the makings of a great book however for me in areas it falls short. Clementine, is the leading lady who I find it hard to relate to and I think was where the downfall for me was. The book was okay and others might be able to relate to her but for me she was too naive ( I feel stupidly so)  even after having been stung before by an incident.

I loved the idea behind it and how the story flowed between two people who exchange phones by accident and get to know each other by taking messages for the other one until they can swap back. Even once they swap they continue to talk. The ideas, as I said previously are great. I just can’t bring myself to like Clem. Sorry!


The Lost Soldier -Diney Costeloe

I received this book from Net Gallery in return for an honest review.

This book is different from the Chic lit that I so often read but I love history books, especially about the war.

I would highly recommend this book. I absolutely loved it. The story flowed between past and present as we found out about the past through a series of letters read by the present day character. I loved how the main character had no idea about the symbolism of the tree which became the focus of the book to find the missing soldier and even knowing nothing about it, she had the enthusiasm to want to find out. The attitude of many others showed a lot of many people now, who no longer have the same ties to the people who fought in the wars as they are so many generations before us. People fail to remember sometimes, without them, life as we know it now would not be. We should be thankful for the people who sacrificed so much for the people of now and not be bought out by the money of greedy developers.

The story of the Lost soldier shows how things were not and are still not black and white and the grey area can be hard to decipher. I had haven’t ever read a book based from a females perspective as a new nurse in the war.

This is my first book by this author but it won’t be the last!

This book is a definite read.


Love to Believe by Lisa Claro

I received this book from Net Gallery in return for an honest review.

This book was a follow on from an earlier novel, one which I haven’t read and the story flowed seamlessly.

I thought this book was set to a nice pace with relate-able characters. I don’t like to review by giving a play by play of the book.. you need to read it to find out what happens- which I recommend you do if you enjoy a bit of chick-lit.

Maddie is the leading lady who has a bit of something about her with a nice loyal group of families and friends. She wants some fun while working hard for her fathers construction company.

Sean, practically family, with a hidden secret who has an exterior which at times makes you feel angry towards him but underneath it all he has a good heart.

This book is their story of how two people who had obvious chemistry, a secret love affair and an argument or two to make it through to ever after.