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2017 Wrap Up and Books of the Year

Merry Christmas and Welcome to my Wrap Up of 2017 and My Annual Books of the Year List!

According to Goodreads, I have read 49 books this year (but I'm sure there were more so I will just include them as I remember them). (I'm 25% of the way through my 50th), so I will begin with a list of the books that I have read this year. There have been some corkers and I have discovered some brilliant new authors and series.

So, here goes...
In 2017 I read:
The Silent Children - Carol Wyer Little Girl Lost - Carol Wyer Cold Feet at Christmas - Debbie Johnson Never Kiss A Man In A Christmas Jumper - Debbie Johnson Christmas For One - Amanda Prowse Sleigh Ride and Silver Bells at the Christmas Fair - Heidi Swain The Escape - CL Taylor Me Life Story : Sofa So Good - Scarlett Moffatt No Way Back - Kelly Florentia Entangled - Cat Clarke Torn - Cat Clarke Undone - Cat Clarke Falling - Cat Clarke Night School #1 - CJ Daugherty Blood Daughter - Dreda Say Mitchell The Haunting of Tabitha Grey - Va…
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Blog Tour Stop with Review - The Silent Children by Carol Wyer

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UK🇬🇧http://amzn.to/2hcKJdFUS🇺🇸http://amzn.to/2xfylD8


What They Say:
The boy studied the bruise turning yellow at the base of his neck. With quick fingers his mother tightened his tie, and pulled his collar high above it. Her eyes alone said, We will not speak of this...

Years later, a man is found shot dead in a local park. On his phone is a draft text: I can’t keep this secret any longer. The recipient is unnamed.

Detective Robyn Carter knows this secret is the key to the case, but his friends and family don’t offer any clues, and all her team have to go on is a size-ten footprint. 

Then a nurse is found in a pool of blood at the bottom of her staircase, and a seemingly insignificant detail in her friend’s statement makes Robyn wonder: are the two bodies connected, and has the killer only just begun?

When another body confirms Robyn’s worst fears, she realises she’s in a race against time to stop the killer before they strike again. But just as she thinks she’s closing in, …

Blog Tour Stop - It Had To Be You by Keris Stainton

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for It Had To Be You by Keris Stainton!!
UK🇬🇧http://amzn.to/2ff3Nr9


US🇺🇸http://amzn.to/2wFkPdg
Twenty-five-year-old Bea is a hopeless romantic with a hopeless love life – until now. New beau Dan ticks all the boxes: he’s good-looking, kind and thoughtful. The complete opposite of Bea’s ex, who once threw her out in the middle of the night when she was ill so she didn’t disrupt his sleep.

So when her friends point out that she and Dan don’t have fireworks, Bea ignores them. Dan is the whole package. And yet Bea can’t stop comparing him to her best friend Henry…Because Dan doesn’t get Bea’s jokes. Or like books. Or make her laugh until she can’t breathe. Or become speechless when Bea puts on her favourite black dress for a night out… 

As time goes on, Bea can’t shift the feeling that something just isn’t right. On paper Dan is the perfect man. But in reality… Will Bea be brave enough to ask for more from life – and get the fireworks she deserves?

A laug…

Blog Tour Stop with Guest Post - The Best Little Christmas Shop by Maxine Morrey

Welcome to my stop on the Blog Tour for The Best Little Christmas Shop by Maxine MorreyGenre: Romantic Comedy / Fiction
Publication Date: 3rd November 2017
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2gNN2YlWhat They Say:Come home for Christmas to the Best Little Christmas Shop – the snowiest, cosiest place you can be!Home for the holidays…Icing gingerbread men, arranging handmade toys and making up countless Christmas wreaths in her family’s cosy little Christmas shop isn’t usually globe-trotter Lexi’s idea of fun. But it’s all that’s keeping her mind off romance. And, with a broken engagement under her belt, she’s planning to stay well clear of that for the foreseeable future…until gorgeous single dad Cal Martin walks through the door!Christmas takes on a whole new meaning as Lexi begins to see it through Cal’s adorable five-year-old son’s eyes. But, finding herself getting dangerously close to the mistletoe with Cal, Lexi knows she needs to back off. She’s sworn off love, and little George needs a stab…

Blog Tour Stop with Extract and Recipe - Christmas Under A Cranberry Sky by Holly Martin

Welcome to my stop on the Blog Tour for Christmas Under A Cranberry Sky by Holly Martin!I adore Holly's festive books, so I'm really looking forward to starting this beauty!I have a short extract from Christmas Under a Cranberry Sky for you, followed by a delicious recipe!Extract:

‘Daddy, why was that woman shouting at you?’ Wren said.
‘Sometimes when someone is sad all their life, they forget how to be happy. Instead of enjoying the good things they look for the bad.’
Wren clearly thought about this for a second. ‘Is Mrs Hughes sad, Daddy?’
‘Yes, I think she might be.’
‘Do you think we can make her happy again?’
‘I hope so, Princess.’
‘Can we get some churros with chocolate sauce?’
‘Of course we can.’
‘I love churros, they make me happy.’
‘They make me happy too.’
Gabe smiled at her simplistic view on life. Who needed to be sad when there were churros to be had? He walked into the churro and doughnut shop and Wren chatted happily to Maryline, the owner of t…

Blog Tour Stop with Extract - Beneath the Skin by Caroline England

Welcome to my stop on the Blog Tour for Beneath The Skin by Caroline England! I'm really excited because the buzz surrounding this book is huge!What They Say:Presenting a stunning debut psychological thriller about a life-changing lie. Caroline England’s, Beneath The Skin is a tense and compelling read, exploring truth, friendships and betrayal. No-one remembers your past. But you do. ‘Antonia, Antonia. My name is Antonia.’ It’s been her name for many years. But sometimes, like tonight, she forgets. Antonia has a secret. A secret so dark and so deep that she can barely admit it to herself. Instead, she treats herself to Friday night sessions of self-harm while her husband David is at the pub, and her best friend Sophie is drinking too much wine a few doors down. Nobody close to her knows the truth about what the teenage Antonia saw all those years ago. No-one, that is, except her mother. But Candy is in a care home now, her mind too addled to remember the truth. Antonia is safe. I…

Review - Sofa, So Good; Me Life Story by Scarlett Moffatt

I am so, so excited to be bringing you my review of Sofa, So Good; Me Life Story by Scarlett Moffatt!!What They Say:Fact: Did you know, over its lifespan, your sofa will witness roughly 293 arguments and 1,369 cuddles?Hiya, my name's Scarlett Moffatt and I love random facts. Almost as much as I love sitting on me sofa. You might know me best from my most famous and celebrated sit thus far on the I'm A Celebrity throne. You might also know me from all sorts of other seats, most especially my Gogglebox sofa. Well this book is my attempt at telling me life story through a whole series of them!So I'd like you right now to stop what you're doing and take a seat, whether it be in the comfort of your own home, on the top deck of the bus, on the tube (so you don't have to make eye contact with anybody) or on the throne of the house (a.k.a. the toilet). I want you to get comfortable and get ready to laugh, cry and maybe even learn a bit, as I chat to you about some of the h…