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Book Review – Find Your Joy by Rosie Mankes

I wrote this 5 star review for Books Go Social Inspiring and uplifting, Find Your Joy is a truly encouraging memoir.  Learn how Rosie moves from survivor to thriver, in this positive journal-style autobiography. Rosie’s own trials are laid out in short snappy chapters, which is great for dipping in and out.  Her writing style… Continue reading Book Review – Find Your Joy by Rosie Mankes

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Book Review – Up Here by Jim Shomos

I wrote this 5 star review for Chic Lit Café. An eternal love-triangle, Up Here delves deep into what real love is with humorous results.  Meet Peter, Jane and Christina, oh and mom of course!  I loved this book.  On one hand it’s airy and amusing; on the other it’s reflective and profound. It’s definitely movie worthy,… Continue reading Book Review – Up Here by Jim Shomos

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Book Review – Year One by Nora Roberts

In my quest to continually better my writing skills, I devour books.  Picking up bestsellers I’m searching for their magical ingredients – what makes this book a New York Times bestseller?  Is it the characters, plot or writing style? The book I have just turned the last page of is Year One by Nora Roberts.… Continue reading Book Review – Year One by Nora Roberts

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Book Review – Vagabondess (a guide to solo female travel) by Toby Israel

I wrote this 5 star review for Chic Lit Café. Vagabondess is, in my opinion, a must read for any would-be travelers.  Inspiring, exciting and considerably insightful, this guide is unlike any other you can buy.  Not a list of places you can visit, this is a conduit to ‘traveling mindset’ and is about lifestyle… Continue reading Book Review – Vagabondess (a guide to solo female travel) by Toby Israel

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Book Review – The Last of the Moon Girls by Barbara Davis

They don’t call themselves witches… they are simply the Moon girls.  Now and then I come across a book I just love.  The Last of the Moon Girls is one of them.  Not only is it a fascinating story, but it is written so well, it’s like a ‘comfy jumper’ giving you that snug, cosy… Continue reading Book Review – The Last of the Moon Girls by Barbara Davis

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Book Review – Top Producer by Laura Wolfe

I wrote this review for Chic Lit Cafe Totally engrossing, fast paced, and super suspenseful Top Producer is one of the best books I’ve read so far in 2020!    Laura Wolfe had me on the edge of my seat!  Twenty-four year old Mara Butler has had a string of misfortune including being dumped by her… Continue reading Book Review – Top Producer by Laura Wolfe

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Book Review – The Shining by Stephen King

As part of my research for Hope in Blackshaw Moor, which is a Romance-Thriller, I decided to do a little light reading… and dived into Stephen King’s 1977 The Shining! I am not a fan of horror or anything bloody or gory, so I planned to ‘skim-read’ through and just get a feel for the… Continue reading Book Review – The Shining by Stephen King

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Book Review – Cancionero by Randolph Parrish

I wrote this review for Kids Lit Book Café Before I start the review, I just want to take a moment to mention reviews given on Amazon and othe platforms by the grammar-police. If I had gone off the reviews on Amazon I might not have picked this book, and what a shame that would… Continue reading Book Review – Cancionero by Randolph Parrish

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Book Review – Best Foot Forward by Bea Stevens

I wrote this review for Chick Lit Café – Check out their site for reviews & book marketing. Imagine Bridget Jones pretending to be Miss Marple, while working at Fawlty Towers and you have a good idea of what you can expect from this totally fun romantic comedy come cozy mystery by Bea Stevens.    Liberty Lawrence… Continue reading Book Review – Best Foot Forward by Bea Stevens

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Book Review – Eating the Forbidden Fruit by Roland Page

I wrote this review for Chick Lit Café – Check out their site for reviews & book marketing. Sold our souls for greed - made mistakes without learning - death clears our vision (reminding us that life has a time limit).  These are some of things we encounter in Eating the Forbidden Fruit.  Although this… Continue reading Book Review – Eating the Forbidden Fruit by Roland Page

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Book Review – The Line Between by Tosca Lee

I wrote this review for Chick Lit Café. Check out their site for book marketing and great reviews! The Line Between is an exciting, gripping thriller you won’t be able to put down!  Tosca Lee has now been firmly added to my must-read list, and this book sits with pride on my bookshelf.  What a… Continue reading Book Review – The Line Between by Tosca Lee

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Book Review – On Twilight’s Wings by Ariel Paiement

Blurb She is the key to everything.Until a few months ago, Cat's only worries were about her foster parents and whether she'll be shipped off to another boarding school over the summer. Dealing with a painful past and a friendless existence were at the top of her priority list.All of that is about to change.Shortly… Continue reading Book Review – On Twilight’s Wings by Ariel Paiement

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Book Review – Marriage and Ministry by Amanda Kai

For fans of Jane Austen, Marriage & Ministry by Amanda Kai is a must read. The author excels in making her writing style feel like a natural flow-on from Austen's beautiful book Pride & Prejudice. Did you ever wonder what married life was like for Charlotte and William? Well wonder no more. Amanda Kai has… Continue reading Book Review – Marriage and Ministry by Amanda Kai

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Book Review – From Witchcraft to Christ by Doreen Irvine

Wow - what a book! I wasn't expecting to be so emotional or brought to tears so many times as I was.  Doreen recounts her life story in this book in a very matter-of-fact way, despite having a very dramatic life she tells her story plainly and simply, in easy to read and easy to… Continue reading Book Review – From Witchcraft to Christ by Doreen Irvine

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Book Review – This Present Darkness by Frank Peretti

In research for my next novel I selected 10 books to read, ‘This Present Darkness’ was book no 2 on this list. Well, wow, what can I say?  I certainly hope my next book ‘Hope in Blackshaw Moor’ turns out to be a page-turner like this book by Frank Peretti! This is one of those… Continue reading Book Review – This Present Darkness by Frank Peretti

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Book Review – In For A Spell by Sharon Clare

Magical, enchanting, romantic, heartwarming... just a few words to describe this lovely book. Ever since I was little I have loved fairy tales. The magic, the mystery, the happy-ever-after. In For A Spell is definitely an adult (quite adult in one particular section!) fairy tale - and I loved it! Finn, the interfering Elf, reminded… Continue reading Book Review – In For A Spell by Sharon Clare

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Book Review – Darkspire Reaches by CN Lesley

Ok, I admit it, I'm a fantasy fan through and through. What I'm an even bigger fan of is, fantasy books that are both gripping and easy to read. This means that, Darkspire Reaches has to go onto my list of really enjoyable fantasy books. Raven is a wonderful heroine, a witch, who from the… Continue reading Book Review – Darkspire Reaches by CN Lesley

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Book Review – The Crimson Deathbringer by Sean Robins

Do you think the Akakies will visit us soon? I do love a good joke. Well wow, you would not believe that this was Sean Robins first book! At the end when I read his short bio and discovered he's a teacher, that made sense - because the book, especially for a first novel, is… Continue reading Book Review – The Crimson Deathbringer by Sean Robins

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Sale alert – Grace in Mombasa

Hi everyone From today until 21st May '19, Grace in Mombasa ebook is discounted from $4.99 to $0.99! Why not watch the 2 min video clip below to see if this is a book you might be interested in? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06_3xsbrjRE https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07KT8S4N7

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Amazon kdp Select & advertising – is it worth it?

   Yes! Well in my experience anyway, and I've been an indie author for three years now.  In fact yesterday I removed some of my books from various other sites - from which I had zero sales, and put my books back onto kindle select. The reason? Well to make money of course.  The main reason… Continue reading Amazon kdp Select & advertising – is it worth it?

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Grace in Mombasa – two endorsements

I'm so excited to say that I will probably have the kindle of Grace in Mombasa up by Friday 23rd November - a whole week early! I'd like to share with you the two endorsements that I have had for the book. Tracy Traynor’s writing transports you from World War 1 and 2 England to… Continue reading Grace in Mombasa – two endorsements

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Only 3 weeks to go…

When you've spent most of your life... and you're 57 so that's a pretty long time... thinking that you're stupid and rubbish and an idiot, it can be hard to change.  I do believe I've come a long way to getting over low self-esteem but then in times like this, that old nagging voice "you're… Continue reading Only 3 weeks to go…

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Grace in Mombasa – release date 01/12/18

  I am happy to say, that Grace in Mombasa is now with a professional editor being polished. The release date on Amazon will be Sat 1st December 2018. I'm so excited and can't wait for people to read it and find out what they think. 53 days to go....

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Review – Antiques and Alibis, by Wendy H. Jones

I have to begin by saying I think the book cover is great!  If you want a picture to draw you into a story, this one certainly does.  Its atmospheric black and white picture of a moonlit street simply shouts mystery and intrigue, a very good start for a detective novel! As the blurb tells… Continue reading Review – Antiques and Alibis, by Wendy H. Jones

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Reviews by kids, for kids.

Love my latest review, which is by Autumn aged 14.  Nearly all my reviews are by adults and I was really happy to receive this one through the website Reviews by kids, for kids. Idi & The Oracle’s Quest by T N Traynor ISBN 9781496043931 Reviewed by Autumn (age 14) for Reader Views Kids (7/18) If… Continue reading Reviews by kids, for kids.