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.

Deal Breakers- Laura Lee

I received this book from Netgallery in exchange for an honest review.

I read this book in one sitting on a lazy Sunday. I enjoyed the back and forth of view points between both Riley and Devyn. I don’t normally like bad language on children but in this book it added a sense of humour to the book that could have been a bit lacking otherwise in that sense.

The book is becoming a classic story line that has been used a few times now, friends who sleep together, get pregnant, man doesn’t know then comes back to town and finds out. There is no major spoilers or turning points that stand out to separate this book to the many others. It is however well written and you are kept hooked by the relationship wanting to see how it pans out ( even though you already can guess!) It doesn’t feel like pages and scenes have been padded out which keeps the story focused and moving.

Don’t read this book if you want to see something different to the normal style of these books however it is a well written read, prefect for a lazy afternoon.

Love Struck by Laurelin McGee

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

In my review I write what I liked and disliked this is not a blurb of the story.

I enjoyed this book as it was a nice easy read. The characters weren’t just one dimensional they were more rounded due to their experiences. They averaged the age of the two characters as mid twenties and early thirties. When reading the book I felt like the thoughts of Lacy made me think she was more 19 than 26 her thoughts seemed younger; I also thought of Eli as being more mid 20s- this was in part to the way he acted however I think it was because Lacy seemed so much younger I presumed he would also be too.

The experiences that Lacy has been through were written well and its not just a rom com- its a story of re-finding who you are after a tragedy. At times though you will dis pare with Lacy and Eli I don’t understand ¬†how they cant figure out who each other are when the have such a “deep” connection. I knew who each one was after reading a few chapters.

For a bit of light reading with a little something else, give it a go!

Sophie Childs- We Just Clicked

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

After a busy time this book was a perfect release to enter a different world of chic lit, if you are a lover of Sophie Kinsella and Jill Mansell this is right up your street.

The book is about a woman who splits from her fiance and re-enters into dating, both set up by her mother and online. We follow her story of disaster dates trying to find someone normal and building a relationship with her mother.

I had moments where I dispared with the main character, Erin, because I felt she was being unfair and even though it was stated she was good at her job there wasn’t really any credibility to this- everything seemed to be wrong. On the other hand she was so easy to relate to (what she did do at work was so realistic- we’ve all done it) and funny; many moments I laughed out loud- I was asked by the other half what was so funny.

Well worth a read. I imagine this being perfect on a beach or even the back garden with a cocktail in hand!