Birthday Book Haul!

It is that time of year again!!!  Time for me to pretend that I’m still 21 – oh, ok then 22!! – and dealing with all the aches and pains that come with getting another year older!!  Thankfully no grey hair…. yet! Must be the reading keeping me young!!  

But with getting older comes the bonus of books as birthday presents!! Was really stuck for ideas again this year so books are always a great present for me as I always seem to want ALL THE BOOKS!!  And the lack of shelf space never stops my need for ‘collecting’ so here’s a little peek at the books that my lovely family (with the aid of a very long list from me!) have treated me to this year!!

A tower of 11!!!  Should keep me amused for a little while eh!!  So let’s take an individual peek at each one!

 A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab


have loved this series so much that I’m really looking forward to seeing how it all ends!

Miss Jane by Brad Watson

seduced by the cover on this one! Just hope what is inside is just as stunning!!

The House at the End of Hope Street by Menna Van Praag

The Dress Shop of Dreams by Menna Van Praag

The Witches of Cambridge by Menna Van Praag

Was highly recommended this author by a friend who adored reading the House at the end of Hope Street, so I found this set of 3 with such cute covers!!

Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Anything Alice In Wonderland related is fine by me!!  Not read anything by this author before so hoping for very good things!!

The Little Bookshop of Promises by Debbie Macomber

I have always loved reading and escaping into the books of this author – add a bookshop to the mix and I’m sold with bells on!!

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon  

One of those books that I’d not normally choose but have heard so many good things that it got added to the list!  Hope it doesn’t let me down!

Fingers in the Sparkle Jar by Chris Packham     

I love watching Chris Packham on TV and can’t wait to read more about his childhood and the issues he has gone through growing up

The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neill

Another book I’ve heard so many good things about via BookTube that it just sounded right up my street! And another gorgeous cover!!


So, there we have it!!  Not sure what one to read first as they all appeal so if you think I should start with a certain one in particular then please leave a comment!  I need all the assistance I can on the choosing front right now as it is just getting more and more difficult! Maybe that is an age thing too?!!!  

Off now to set the zimmer frame up…… HAPPY READING!!

Tell Me No Secrets by Lynda Stacey

Excited to be able to share this news today of another fabulous new release from Lynda Stacey and Choc Lit.  OUT TODAY!!!    Go get your copy NOW!!!

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Can a secret be worse than a lie?

Every time Kate Duggan looks in a mirror she is confronted by her guilt; a long, red scar reminding her that she was ‘the one to walk away’ from the car accident. Not everyone was so lucky …

On the surface her fiancé Rob is supportive – but the reality is different. He’s controlling, manipulative and, if the phone call Kate overhears is anything to go by, he has a secret. But just how dangerous is that secret?

When Kate begins work at a firm of private investigators, she meets Ben Parker. His strong and silent persona is intriguing but it’s also a cover – because something devastating happened to Ben, something he can’t get over.

As Kate and Ben begin their first assignment, they become close. But, what they don’t realise is how close to home the investigation will bring them, or who will be hurt in the process …

Having been a lucky bunny and been privileged to have read this already I can honestly say it was a book that had a little bit of everything in it!  Romance, dealing with grief, new starts, secrets, lies, romance, danger …… think every base is covered in this new release from Lynda Stacey!

There’s an edgy feeling from the start in this book and as you follow Kate in her new role in life, trying to deal with her past which isn’t easy when she’s reminded of it everytime she looks in a mirror.  Her work as a Private Investigator soon helps to give her new focus, and she becomes intrigued by her new boss, Ben Parker, who also seems to be hiding something.

Really enjoyed how their relationship evolves and also loved how the case they are working on turns out to be a whole lot darker than they first thought!  I really loved it so I hope you do too!!


Happy Reading!!