Road to Rouen – Ben Hatch

Headline 4 of 5 stars “Ben Hatch is on the road again. Commissioned to write a guidebook about France (despite not speaking any French) he sets off with visions of relaxing chateaux and refined dining. Ten thousand miles later his family’s been attacked by a donkey, had a run-in with a death-cult and, after a…

Zenith Hotel – Oscar Coop-Phane

Arcadia Publicatation date – 15 March Translated by Ros Schwartz 4.5 of 5 stars I was sent a copy of this book in pdf format by the publishers in exchange for an honest review. “‘I’m a street prostitute. Not a call girl or anything, no a real street whore, with stiletto heels and menthol cigarettes.’…

Cold Mourning – Brenda Chapman

Dundern Press Publication date  – 1 March 2014 3.5 of 5 stars I was provided with a copy of this book by the publishers via Net Galley, in exchange for an honest review. “It’s a week before Christmas when wealthy businessman Tom Underwood disappears into thin air — with more than enough people wanting him…

Candra’s Freedom and Caedmon’s Curse – A J Nuest

Harper Impulse          3.5 of 5 stars each   On Thursday last week I was lucky enough to guest review Candra’s Freedom on Mrsbbooks2011.blogspot.co.uk I’m back again today reviewing Caedmon’s Curse so pop on over to take a look at both!

Hannah Beckerman – Q&A

Today on the blog I am very honoured to have Hannah Beckerman, author of The Dead Wife’s Handbook answering a few questions.   Tell us a little about The Dead Wife’s Handbook The Dead Wife’s Handbook is the story of 36-year old Rachel, who’s died unexpectedly and is now watching the lives of her loved…

The Last Kiss – Brigid Coady

Harper Impulse “First kisses are the ones that every one celebrates, the ones you remember. The ones you hope to treasure as it happened, storing up your memories to take out and relive. But what about the last kiss? The first in The Kiss Collection, an exciting new series of short stories from Brigid Coady…

Guest Post – Nick Alexander

Today Nick Alexander, author of ten novels including The French House and The Half-life of Hannah, has kindly shared his inspiration behind Other Halves, his latest novel. The inspiration for Other Halves came to me in the middle of the messiest of divorces. Luckily for me, it was someone else’s divorce.  I was caught in the…

The Dead Lake – Hamid Ismailov

Peirene Press Publication date – 27 February Translated by Andrew Bromfield “A haunting Russian tale about the environmental legacy of the Cold War. Yerzhan grows up in a remote part of Kazakhstan where the Soviets tests atomic weapons. As a young boy he falls in love with the neighbour’s daughter and one evening, to impress…

The Guestbook – Holly Martin – Blog Tour

Today it’s my stop on The Guestbook blog tour. Welcome to Willow Cottage – throw open the shutters, let in the sea breeze and make yourself completely at home. Oh, and please do leave a comment in the Guestbook. As landlady of Willow Cottage, the young widow Annie Butterworth is always on hand with tea,…

The Escape – Lynda LaPlante

Simon & Schuster   “Is a change of identity all it takes to leave prison? Colin Burrows is desperate. Recently sent to prison for burglary, he knows that his four year sentence means he will miss the birth of his first child. With his wife’s due date fast approaching, he had hoped that the prison…

Too Charming – Kathryn Freeman

Choclit Publishing “Does a girl ever really learn from her mistakes? Detective Sergeant Megan Taylor thinks so. She once lost her heart to a man who was too charming and she isn’t about to make the same mistake again – especially not with sexy defence lawyer, Scott Armstrong. Aside from being far too sure of…

Rules for Dating a Romantic Hero – Harriet Evans

Quick Reads/Harper Collins   “Laura Foster used to be a hopeless romantic.  She was obsessed with meeting her own Prince Charming until she grew up and realised real life doesn’t work like that. Then she met Nick. A romantic hero straight from a fairytale, with a grand country estate and a family tree to match….