Wednesday, 31 December 2014

My Virtual Book Awards 2014

During 2014 I have reviewed 53 books and read another ten which are waiting to be reviewed. I hope I have been honest in my findings but my reviews are only my opinion and its okay for you to have a different one. If I hate a book I will not write a review on it I will simply put it to one side. I will say what I like or dislike about a story but I know how much blood sweat and tears authors put into their work so I would never tear it apart.
Some of my reviews may be shorter than others. This may be because if I say anymore I will give away important and exciting parts of the story and I never want to do that.

Thank you to everyone who has read any of my reviews this year. I hope they have been of some help to you. Thank you to Net Galley, Bookbrigr, Avon Books and all the authors who have trusted me with their books to review, it has been a pleasure.
To round off 2014 here are the Books with Wine and Chocolate Book Awards.


  The Sunrise by Victoria Hislop

The Separation by Diana Jefferies

The Atlas of Us by Tracy Buchanan

The Memory Book by Rowan Coleman


  Take Mum Out by Fiona Gibson

One Plus One by JoJo Moyes.


My Life in a Nutshell by Tanya Peterson

Diamonds and Dust by Carol Hedges

I have to give a special mention to the two non fiction books I read this year.
Watery Ways

and Harbour Ways both written by Valerie Poore. They introduced me to a world on the waterways that was both informative and very funny. Well worth a read.

It was so difficult to pick out a few books for an award as there are many more I have read and loved. If you click on the name of the book it will take you to my review.
I wish you all a Happy New Year see you all in 2015 x

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

A Special Delivery by Clare Dowling

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Every family has its ups and downs ...

Aisling Brady is miserable. So is her husband Mossy. The three kids are too. Yet nobody dares say a thing. Instead the Bradys keep their heads down and grimly look forward to another miserable Christmas in Dublin.

What Aisling doesn't know is that this year, they will get the most unexpected gift of all. One that will bring joy and heartbreak, hope and a string of sleepless nights.

As their world is turned upside down, questions have to be asked. But are the Bradys ready to face the truth about themselves? And what each of them has done?

From the first line in this book we know that the Brady family are not having a good time. It is hinted that there is a family secret,one that is not talked about and everyone is suffering because of it.
 Aisling is trying to hold her family together but her heart is breaking and she's not sure if she can face a second miserable Christmas. Mossy her husband throws himself into work instead of speaking to Aisling and trying to sort things out.
Thrown into that mix is a teenage pregnancy and all the issues that come along with it and a mum who feels she can't cope. With the family at breaking point just what will be the straw that breaks the camel's back?

I love a book set in Ireland and this one doesn't disappoint. Along with the trials and tribulations of the family is some humour in the shape of Aisling's Polish neighbour Zofia who is training to be a make up artist and practising her skills on Aising.
The story looks on teenage pregnancy from all sides. The young mum who's not coping,the teenage father who hasn't a clue as he's still being pampered by his mum and the grandparents who don't know what to do for the best.

I enjoyed this book and found it hard to put down. I wanted to know what secret was tearing Aisling and Mossy apart. As a mother I empathised with Aisling and knew I would do exactly what she had done in similar circumstances. Mossy was a different kettle of fish. I really didn't like him at all through the book. I thought he was unreasonable,in fact he probably acted in the same way lots of men would but that didn't stop me wanting to throttle him.
After we find out the secret there is still one more surprise to come for the family but you'll have to read it to find out what it is.
The is the first book I've read by Claire Dowling but as I love Irish writers I'll be looking to see which one I'll read next.

 A special Delivery at Amazon uk

Saturday, 13 December 2014

I'll Take New York by Miranda Dickinson

When her boyfriend lets her down for the last time, Brooklyn bookshop owner Bea James makes a decision – no more. No more men, no more heartbreak, and no more pain.
Psychiatrist Jake Steinmann is making a new start too, leaving his broken marriage behind in San Francisco. From now on there'll just be one love in his life: New York.
At a party where they seem to be the only two singletons, Bea and Jake meet, and decide there’s just one thing for it. They will make a pact: no more relationships.
But the city has other plans . . .

This is the second book of Miranda's I have read but already I know what to expect, a good read with a happy ending.
Bea owns a bookshop with her friend Russ. It sounds like the ideal place to work and Bea loves it but her love life is not going so smoothly. After five years she finally tells boyfriend  Otis it's over after one too many let downs. She is sworn off relationships for good when she meets Jake at a party. He is going through a divorce and thinks the same way as Bea,so they make a pact to steer clear of relationships. They become close friends and spend their free time taking each other to places they love in New York.
Reading this book made me want to visit New York so much. I want to have coffee in Bea's bookstore, visit Kowalskis Flower shop and sit at the lake in Central Park.

Miranda writes with such conviction that all the sights,sounds and smells of New York came alive for me.
I loved the letters between Bea and her grandmother in England and the books sent by the book mice.
All through the book I knew what I wanted to happen for Bea but despaired at times that it was all going to go wrong. As I said I expect a happy ending and I got it. The characters have to go through the mill before they get their happy ever after but then that's what makes a good book.
I've read that some of the characters in this book are also in Fairytale in New York. I haven't read it yet but I will look forward to reading about them.
If you like reading Chic Lit you'll love this book.

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Monday, 24 November 2014

The Prophecy Of Bees by R.S. Pateman.

Moving to Stagcote Manor was meant to be a fresh start for Lindy and her teenage daughter Izzy. A chance at a new life in the country after things went so wrong in London. But for Izzy it is a prison sentence.

There's something about the house that she can't quite put her finger on. Something strange and unnerving. As Izzy begins to explore the manor and the village beyond its walls, she discovers the locals have a lot of bizarre superstitions and beliefs. Many of them related to the manor . . . and those who live there.

When Izzy begins to investigate the history of the estate, her unease deepens to fear as the house's chilling past finally comes to light.

The Prophecy of Bees is a tense, gripping psychological suspense novel that explores the dark power of superstition and folklore.

I read this book in one sitting during a short stay in hospital. I didn't know what to expect as I didn't read the blurb on the back of the book and the striking book cover gave none of the story away.
It starts off innocently enough (after the short prologue) with Isabella (Izzy) and her mother Lindy moving from London to the remote Stagcote Manor. Teenager Izzy has became rebellious after the death of her father and has been expelled from her school, found drinking alcohol and is dating a guy from a rock band.
Lindy has enrolled her as a day pupil at Cheltenham Ladies' College and Izzy is distraught.
Lindy has banned her daughter from using her phone or email address as she wants her to have nothing to do with any of her friends especially her boyfriend.

After they have moved into Stagcote Manor the story gets a bit darker. The village is steeped in superstition and Izzy becomes involved with the locals as they drop hints to her about what might have gone on before.
At last it seems like Izzy has found something she is interested in, researching the history of the manor and all who lived in it before.
I loved Izzy. She was bright and bubbly underneath all the teenage angst that she showed her mother. She also seemed to get on with everyone she met except for her mother.
I wasn't too keen on Lindy. I know she thought she was doing the best thing for her daughter but all she had to do was really listen to what Izzy had to say and realise that she missed her dad so much and locking her away in the middle of nowhere wasn't going to change anything.

This book had me at the edge of my seat just like in those films where the girl goes to the basement in the dark and you shout,"No!"
Each twist had me turning the page quicker. There were so many shocks in each chapter as the story reached the climax. Who could Izzy trust? Would her mother ever believe her findings?

I should have realised that as this is a R.S. Pateman book that the ending would be a surprise, and it was.
 I don't know if I agreed with it but it added to the chilling atmosphere of the book.
I must mention the bees as they are in the book title and spoken about all through the book,they brought their own superstitions with them and the villagers lives were controlled by that superstition.

 As with Rob's first book, The Second Life of Amy Archer which I reviewed  here  this one was very different from the usual books I read but I'm so glad I came out my comfort zone to read them both. Mr Pateman is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. Both his books would make great films.

The Prophecy of Bees would make a great stocking filler at Christmas time. for any avid reader.
There is only one thing left to say. If you're reading this Rob,when can we expect book number three?

The Prophecy of Bees from The Book Depository (free shipping worldwide)
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Here is a trailer for the book.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

With a Friend Like You by Fanny Blake

Beth is a woman in supreme control of all aspects of her life and family, with a stellar career and her house an oasis of calm. Her closest friend, Megan, is very different; somehow she swims through the chaos of her family with ease, the clutter on the stairs, the cat footprints on the kitchen work space. And while they could not be more different, Beth and Megan have a genuine friendship built on years of laughter, tears and true understanding of each other's strengths and weaknesses. Because that's what friends do, isn't it?

But when Beth's daughter reveals a surprising secret, a wedge is driven between Beth and Megan. What begins as mild recrimination and misunderstanding develops into a full-blown row and then a simmering feud. As the two women square up to do battle in the London suburbs, there's everything to play for. All's fair in love and war...

Beth and Megan have been friends for over twenty years. Megan even introduced Beth to Jon who was to become Beth's husband. Their families grew up together and Megan was always around to help career driven Beth by looking after her children when needed.
All that changes when Beth's oldest daughter Ella faces a life changing situation and confides in Megan before she tells her mum. Beth finds this out eventually and can't understand why Megan kept it a secret. She cuts Megan out of her life completely but things do not always go to plan and Beth will realise that cutting Megan from her life may not be that easy.
 This is the first book I have read by Fanny Blake and I'm glad to say I enjoyed it. It explores the relationship between two best friends as well as the mother/daughter and mother /son relationship.
I understood completely why Beth felt hurt at her daughter confiding in Megan but what I found harder to understand was her lack of forgiveness and the fact that she blamed Megan who was only trying to do her best in an awkward situation.

Beth soon became an unlikeable character for me. I really wanted someone to give her a good talking to.
Megan on the other hand I liked and thought her a good friend to Beth.
 Jake, Megan's son I liked one minute and the next I wanted to slap him. When you read the book you'll know what I mean. Ella was a typical teenager who thought she knew it all and could move mountains. I wanted Beth to listen to her more instead of scoring points over Megan.

I liked the  glimpse into the working lives of Megan as a lawyer and Beth as a deputy head of a school.
 I laughed at  the meetings of the book club and how Megan and Beth tried to hide that they weren't on friendly terms.
Any book that can stir emotions in the reader as this did for me must be classed as a good read.
This is a very human story about something that lots of families may be having to deal with at this very moment. Some handle it well and some don't. As I said it's a very human story.

Amazon UK here  here

Monday, 10 November 2014

Away From You by Kate Langdale

Heartbreaking new novel from the author of CHOOSE ME, about the sacrifices parents must make and the anguish that can befall them.

When Monica is offered a three-month placement in LA, she knows that for the sake of her career she must accept it - even though it means leaving behind nine-year-old Ruby, toddler Luca and her husband Daniel.

She hires Ursula as a housekeeper and nanny during her absence, although the older woman is oddly reluctant to agree to a childcare position. What is the dark secret in Ursula's past, which has left her so closed-off and reserved? Will her growing attachment to Ruby bring it to the surface? And will Monica regret leaving the children in her care?

This is the first book by Kate Langdale I've read but it won't be my last.
We begin the story by meeting the Watson family. Father and mother, Daniel and Monica and their two children Ruby 9yrs and Luca 18mths. Daniel,a surgeon is always busy with a demanding job. Monica is not quite satisfied with life  and when she receives a phone call from and old friend offering her 3mths work as assistant producer on a film that's about to be made in L.A she is over the moon and wonders if she could make it work for the family.

Daniel agrees it can be worked out they just need a housekeeper/nanny to do everything Monica would normally do.
After numerous interviews Monica chooses Ursula who has specifically stated to the employment agency that she does not want to with children but Monica talks her into it and she takes the job.

The next part of the story is about Ursula and the children. What is her secret? She seems to have no emotions,only speaks when spoken too and rushes off every night to her own house where she survives on the bare necessities.
Oh, I don't want to tell you too much and I also want to tell you the whole story. Ruby is wonderful, She has such insight into what Ursula needs and she misses her mum so much but doesn't say for fear of upsetting everyone. You will love her.
I didn't rate Monica too highly. I failed to understand how she could leave her children for a job, but I suppose everyone is different.
 As the layers of Ursula's life are gently peeled away it broke my heart and I couldn't put the book down, I had to find out what her secret was.

Kate Langdale's writing is like a breathe of fresh air. She writes sensitively in this book about grief and finding a reason to live through it. I was annoyed when I reached the last page and had to put it on the bookshelf.

I always tell the truth when I write a review. I do think the price of £8.96 for a kindle copy is quite steep and I wouldn't pay it I'd rather wait for the paperback version to hit the shops. I would love you to tell me in your comments if you would pay that price.The hardback book has 279 pages.

I received a copy of this book from the publishers in return for an honest review and for that and introducing me to a new author I thank them. 
Away From You on Amazon

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Married By Midnight - A Christmas Story by Talli Roland

Publication day has arrived  for the lovely Talli Roland's new Christmas novella.

The recipe for this book is tantalising. A Christmas wedding, a vintage wedding dress, a romantic mystery and a will she? won't she ?
The main character, Kate is planning her wedding day to Tim but are her mother's belief in the stars, fate and fortune tellers is taking over Kate's plans and maybe steering her in the wrong direction ?
Kate's sister Bea refuses to believe in anything to do with the superstitions her mother lives by and urges Kate to know her own heart.

I enjoyed this book so much and it's the perfect read after Christmas shopping when you don't have time to start a full length book. This novella is just the right size for reading with your tired feet up and a glass of wine.
I loved the perfect ending and shed a few tears. All the characters in the book are enjoyable and I cared what happened to them, well, all except Tim.
I'm not going to give away any more of the story as it is a novella and one look at the lovely chrismassy cover says it all. The romantic Talli Roland has another winner.

Talli Roland writes bittersweet and witty contemporary women's fiction. Born and raised in Canada, Talli now lives in London, where she savours the great cultural life (coffee and wine).

Despite training as a journalist, Talli soon found she preferred making up her own stories--complete with happy endings. Talli's novels have been short-listed as Best Romantic Reads at the UK's Festival of Romance and chosen as top books of the year by industry review websites.

Married By Midnight Amazon for kindle 89p

Thursday, 25 September 2014

The Sunrise by Victoria Hislop

In the summer of 1972, Famagusta in Cyprus is the most desirable resort in the Mediterranean, a city bathed in the glow of good fortune. An ambitious couple are about to open the island's most spectacular hotel, where Greek and Turkish Cypriots work in harmony. Two neighbouring families, the Georgious and the Ozkans, are among many who moved to Famagusta to escape the years of unrest and ethnic violence elsewhere on the island. But beneath the city's facade of glamour and success, tension is building. When a Greek coup plunges the island into chaos, Cyprus faces a disastrous conflict. Turkey invades to protect the Turkish Cypriot minority, and Famagusta is shelled. Forty thousand people seize their most precious possessions and flee from the advancing soldiers. In the deserted city, just two families remain. This is their story.

Published today The Sunrise is Victoria Hislop's fourth novel. She has become one of my favourite authors.
Her books are fictional stories set within traumatic real life events and have taught me more about history than any teacher at school could.

The Island: Set in a leper colony off the coast of Crete.
The Return: Takes place in Barcelona during the civil war.
The Thread : Is about the population exchange between the Turkish and Greek people.

Each one of her books is heartbreaking but they are books we all should read as these real life events were experienced by ordinary people just like you and me.

The story of The Sunrise begins in 1972.
The Sunrise is a hotel built in Famagusta by Savas Papacosta and his wife Aphroditi. It is their second hotel and bigger and better than anything else on the coastline. Frequented by the rich and famous and making lots of money ensures that Savas and Aphroditi are living the good life.
I didn't like Savas at all he was a greedy self obsessed man and I just wasn't sure of his wife. I thought she was a spoiled and selfish women which showed up to be true through the book when she could have put other lives in danger to satisfy herself.

 The Georgiou family are Greek and live nearby and work at the hotel. Markos Georgiou is a big character in the story, he is in charge of the bar and nightclub at the hotel and becomes Savas's right hand man.
This character really disappointed me as I liked him at first then I felt a change in him but I suppose war does that to people. His mother Irina has the worry that her son Christos might be involved in illegal activities what she doesn't know is that he is a member of the EOKAB organisation which wants Cyprus to merge with Greece.

Emmine Ozkan and her family are Turkish Cyrpriots. Emmine works as a hairdresser in the hotel. Huseyin her eighteen year old son works on the beach giving out sun loungers to holidaymakers. The younger son Ali is involved with the Turkish resistance.
Both families along with many more Turkish and Greek Cypriots live and work together and don't want to be part of the war that is to come.

1974 and Turkey invades to protect it's people against the Greek Coup and the nightmare begins with 40,000 leaving the city.
All that remains are empty shops, hotels and two families one Turkish and one Greek. The shops were looted and as electricity went down everywhere smells of rotten meat. Rats and snakes run amok. It seems that even the Turkish Cypriots are not safe from the Turkish soldiers who have supposidly came to rescue them.
Victoria's descriptions of  these events are so vivid that I'm certain she must have spoken to people who had survived this.
I could feel the fear the familes felt as they moved around trying to find a safe haven. The atrocities by both the Turkish Soldiers and the Greek were many and it made me wonder why if no one wants a war do these people seem to turn into animals against other human beings?

Both families had exactly the same worries. Worried about missing sons, how they would eat, who to trust and when this all would end and life would return to normal.
I haven't given away any spoilers as this is a book you have to read for yourself. It's not an easy read, I cried my eyes out from about halfway through it but Victoria Hislop is a fantastic story teller and even now I'm waiting for her next offering.

After all that these people went through man has still not learnt any lessons from history. All that happened in Cyprus in the seventies has happened many times since in other countries and as I write this it is still happening today.

My one criticism of this book is the price of a download for kindle. I'm afraid I wouldn't pay that for a digital book. Good news is another pound and you can buy a hardback copy.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

If You Were Me by Shelia O'Flanagan

From Sheila O'Flanagan, the Number One bestselling author of Someone Special and Things We Never Say, comes an unputdownable, heart-searching new novel for every woman who still remembers her first love...On a sultry summer evening in Seville, anything can happen...Carlotta O'Keefe is happily engaged, and the wedding plans are coming together. She's clear about her future path, both personally and in her busy career. Maybe Chris doesn't make her heart race every time she sees him, but you can't have that feeling for ever. Can you? Then, on a trip to Seville, Carlotta runs into Luke Evans. Luke broke her heart so long ago she'd almost convinced herself she'd forgotten him. Now, he's not that boy any more, but an attractive and intriguing man. And he can explain everything that happened way back when. Suddenly Carlotta's not so sure of anything any more. Except that what she decides now will shape the rest of her life...

I was pleased to be asked to review this book as I enjoyed Things We Never Say by the same author.
Carlotta or Lottie as she's called is a business woman, her job is to turn companies around that aren't doing well.  This usually involves making job cuts but ultimately saving the company from ruin. For some reason her future mother in law (Dorothea) resents her for this and is horrible to her.
Lottie has to go away to South America and then Seville for work and misses her travel connection to get back home to Ireland for Dorothea's birthday where she has to present her with flowers and make a speech. Chris her fiance is furious with her and goes on about how upset his mother will be and how he will have to ask his sister to give her the flowers instead. This was when I hated Chris. I thought he was controlling and domineering and I could foresee what kind of life Lottie would have if she married him.

Enter the childhood sweetheart Luke who Lottie never did get to kiss. He had disappeared with his family from the house across the road from where she lived as a child. The rumours were his dad was a criminal and they left for the Costa del Crime.
Lottie tells Luke that she is engaged to be married and he is happy for her but when she leaves he kisses her and that changes everything.
I'm sure everyone must think of their childhood sweetheart now and again and wonder what would happen or how you they would feel if they ever bumped into them.

I liked Lottie as a character but I couldn't understand why she was even with Chris although she said she loved him and he was loving and caring and the loveliest guy she could hope to marry I just didn't see that in him. Chris, his mother and sister were unlikeable characters and all through the book I wanted Lottie to ditch them all.
Lottie really didn't think she would ever meet Luke again as they didn't exchange phone numbers and she didn't know where he was living.
Fate played a big part in this story in the twists and turns which Lottie went through to get to her happy ever after.

 I did think the story would be predictable and it was but there was a will they or won't they throughout the book which made me think I could be wrong about the ending, but I wasn't.
Shelia O'Flanagan's descriptions of the sights and sounds of Sevielle were wonderful and made me want to experience it for myself.
A nice story for some late summer holiday reading.

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 Thank you to the publisher for a copy of this book in return for an honest review.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Pieces of You by Ella Harper

The perfect marriage.
A devastating secret.
An impossible choice.

Lucy was always sure of one thing – her future with husband and soulmate Luke. But after eight long, heartbreaking years trying to have a baby, that future is crumbling before her eyes.

When a terrible accident puts Luke into a coma, Lucy is forced to reassess everything she thought she wanted.

Then Stella arrives. A woman Lucy’s never met, but with a secret that will change her world forever . . .

Lucy is the happiest she has ever been. After eight miscarriages she is now four months pregnant with Luke's baby and this time she's sure her baby will be born safely. The night of their anniversary dinner changes both her and Luke's world as they know it when Luke is involved in a terrible accident just as Lucy has devastating news for him.
This is one of those book reviews where I can't tell you too much about the book without giving away any more spoilers.
Luke is one of the good guys, faithful and loving to Lucy and very thoughtful. Lucy loves Luke but is also consumed with the need to have a baby. Lucy's friend Dee seems to have no problem conceiving and having babies even without planning them. Although Lucy and her are best of friends and are always there for each other Lucy does slightly resent her friend for being able to have babies so easily.
Luke is the lynch pin of his family, for his sister Nell, his mother and for Lucy. Will they fall apart when he is no longer able to hold everything together?
I loved the relationship between Luke and Lucy, the little things they did for each other and how much they were in love made the story even more heartbreaking.
 I felt let down by Luke's character during the book as secrets are revealed and I like Lucy and his family expected more from him.
Anyone who has gone through fertility treatment will feel for Lucy. The story will also give an insight for any friends or relatives of woman going through the treatment on what it can be like and how badly it affects the man as well as the woman.
You will go through a box of hankies reading this book and will feel emotionally drained at the end.

 I read a review which said there was no moral in the story. I don't actually think a fiction book is there to give us morals but I do think this book has one. It reminds us not to focus on one thing in our lives to the point where we can't see anything else. We have to keep showing the person we love how much they matter to us, and finally, the need to make the best of a bad situation so not to cause any more hurt,yes there is a lesson for us all in this book.
It seems strange to say I loved a story that made me cry but I did love this story and I loved Lucy. It stayed in my head for days as I wondered what the future held for her and the rest of the family.
If you're going to read this please don't read any other reviews as there are many spoilers out there and the story is much better without them.

Pieces of You from Amazon UK

This is a debut novel by Ella Harper who also writes as Sasha Wagstaff

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Secrets in the Shadows by Hannah Emery

In 1920s Blackpool, eleven year old Rose wanders away from her parents and has a unique gift bestowed upon her. This gift will leave a haunting legacy, seeping down through the generations…
Decades later, Louisa has a vision of her mother walking into the sea. This isn’t the first time it happens and it won’t be the last, but what she sees isn’t always what she wants. The rest of her life is spent trying to change the future that haunts her.
In present day Blackpool, Grace is going to be married someday. She knows this because she’s seen it; a vision of a white dress, daisies embroidered on the sleeves, the groom by her side, vowing to love her forever. Except the man in her premonition doesn’t belong to her- he belongs to her twin sister, Elsie.
Haunted by what they know and what they are afraid to find out, all three women must make a choice: in the face of certain destiny should you chase the outcome that’s “meant to be”, or throw away fate and choose your own future?

This story is told over three generation of women. A thread of the supernatural runs through the story as the women seemed to be blessed with a second sight. Whether it's a blessing or a curse is still to be seen as each goes down the same road which ends in disaster. One of them has to break the chain and go against what her future shows so that future generations will lead a normal life.

 The three stories are told in such a clever way making them seamless. I didn't want to leave one story and go on to the next as I was so anxious to complete the puzzle of what was going on in the lives of these women. 
Rose and her daughter Louisa's story was heartbreaking and I didn't want it to carry on through to Louisa's girls. I loved seeing the changing face of Blackpool which is somewhere I love.The pier and the fortune teller brought back memories for me as my Blackpool fortune teller told me I would meet the man I would marry there and return with him, it came true.
Grace has a dilemma in that her visions tell her she will marry her sister's fiance. This causes problems in the way that she acts with Elsie and she finds it difficult to be involved in her wedding plans. Grace knows that there is nothing she can do about it because her visions are the future and who can change the future?

I enjoyed reading this and found it hard to believe that it was a debut novel. This is a book I feel I will read again, just in case I missed something the way you do when you want to get to the end fast to find the conclusion and then wish you had read more slowly and made it last.
Many thanks to Hannah Emery for asking me to read her book and providing an e copy for me. I look forward to her next offering,look out for her name.

Hannah Emery is a new Harper Impulse author and loves writing, reading, chatting and watching things like Gossip Girl. She lives in Blackpool with her husband and daughter.