#BookReview Daisy’s Christmas Gift Shop by Hannah Pearl

ABOUT THE BOOK

Struggling to find the perfect Christmas gift? Step into Romantic Daze …


Daisy Kirk is a sucker for a love story, which is why she opened up her gift shop – because there’s nothing that makes Daisy happier than when she’s helped a customer achieve their own ‘happily ever after’ by finding the perfect Christmas gift for their loved one. And she absolutely does not just sell ‘soppy presents and frilly pants’ as her brother’s infuriating best friend, Eli, is so fond of suggesting.


The sad fact is that whilst Daisy is helping others with their love lives, hers is non-existent. But when unusual circumstances take Daisy and Eli on a road trip from London to rural Wales, will she finally get the happily ever after to her own Christmas love story?

PURCHASE LINK

Amazon UK

MY REVIEW

This was a lovely read full of surprises for me as a reader! I was expecting a light and fun read full of romance – there was plenty of that but also a more darker, thrilling side with the main characters having to track down a missing family member, that took them all out of their comfort zone.

And the comfort zone for Daisy is her lovely gift shop, Romantic Daze! It’s her happy place and she’s all about helping other people finding the right gift for loved ones, whilst never getting the happy ever after for herself! She’s always been a romantic but never seems to be lucky in love.In the background there’s always been her twin brothers’ best friend Eli – they seem to have a flirty but argumentative relationship! There’s always that spark between them which is really exciting to observe – it’s like when you were at school and a boy would say mean things to you, and that would mean he fancied you!

A character I really enjoyed was Lily – she’s the best friend of Daisy and also runs the local sex shop so there’s lots of fun to be had there in this book! She’s a great support to Daisy and is of the opinion ‘if you’ve got it, flaunt it’!!

With a new bloke on the scene, you get to wonder if that will push Eli and Daisy together on a more permanent basis, but their attention is soon turned by the disappearance of her brother and that brought new twists to the storyline that made it even more compelling to get through each page to see if Daisy would get the happy ending she so richly deserves!!

★★★★

#CoverReveal DAISY’S CHRISTMAS GIFT SHOP by HANNAH PEARL @RubyFiction

cover reveal

It’s time for me to get my Christmas emoji’s out again as I’m delighted to be able to share yet another cracker of a cover with you courtesy of the lovely team at Ruby Fiction.  I wish it could be Christmas everyday…….🎄🎅⛄

Here’s a little more info about the book to get you in the mood…

Struggling to find the perfect Christmas gift? Step into Romantic Daze …

Daisy Kirk is a sucker for a love story, which is why she opened up her gift shop – because there’s nothing that makes Daisy happier than when she’s helped a customer achieve their own ‘happily ever after’ by finding the perfect Christmas gift for their loved one. And she absolutely does not just sell ‘soppy presents and frilly pants’ as her brother’s infuriating best friend, Eli, is so fond of suggesting.

The sad fact is that whilst Daisy is helping others with their love lives, hers is non-existent. But when unusual circumstances take Daisy and Eli on a road trip from London to rural Wales, will she finally get the happily ever after to her own Christmas love story?

Daisy’s Christmas Gift Shop is published on 29th October by Ruby Fiction and will be available to purchase as an eBook on all platforms, as well as in audio.

So here it is – the wait is over…… 😍

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What do we think?!  Hope it’s made you want to add this book to your must haves list – it’s top of mine!!

#BookReview Burn by Hannah Pearl #publicationday @RubyFiction

About the book

There’s no smoke without fire …

Jess has always held a candle for Dex – so when he comes back into her life after a school reunion, she couldn’t be happier.

But something happened to Dex before he mysteriously left the area all those years before – something that still gives him terrible nightmares and makes him seem cold and distant.

And then there are the rumours – rumours that Jess can’t bring herself to believe. But when the truth finally comes out, can Jess be the one to help Dex fight the demons from his past before they consume him completely?

Published by Ruby Fiction

Purchase Links

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Nook

MY REVIEW

I found this to be a fascinating darker read – dealing with a very difficult subject but showing just how the consequences of the actions of others can affect you and those around you, and just how the act of time can give you the strength to fight an injustice.

When a group of people are back at their old school to raise funds for rebuilding it after a fire, they can’t help but reminisce about the ‘old days’ especially when they see many faces from the past! Jess and her friends also notice Dexter there, who left under strange circumstances so she can’t resist the chance to reconnect with him and try and find out what he’s been up to – and just what happened to him before he left the school.

As they reconnect she notices that he’s not the same kind of personality as she remembers, and when he starts having nightmares when they are back together she just wants to try and help him get over whatever has triggered these feelings. 

As he’s been dealing with these things by himself for so long, he’s reluctant to have someone come in and ‘fix’ him, but it’s nice to see how supportive Jess is to him and the severity of what happened in the past is just something he needs to let others help him with.

I enjoyed how this book deals with a very difficult but relevant subject.  It puts to the front the question of  ‘who do you believe’ and people being taken advantage of by others who are in a  position of power and handles things in a sensitive and dignified manner.  Dex begins to see the importance of sharing and opening up to others and how the rumour mill affected how people saw him. Jess is also a really cool character as she remains level headed and pragmatic in her approach to helping her friend.  

A smart and thought provoking read!

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#CoverReveal Burn by Hannah Pearl @RubyFiction

cover reveal

Hello!! Are we ready for a RED HOT cover reveal today?! I hope so!  Ruby Fiction have kindly let me share this one for you on behalf of the wonderful Hannah Pearl and it’s for her next release called BURN…………  here is all you need to know about the book.

There’s no smoke without fire …

Jess has always held a candle for Dex – so when he comes back into her life after aschool reunion, she couldn’t be happier.

But something happened to Dex before he mysteriously left the area all thoseyears before – something that still gives him terrible nightmares and makes himseem cold and distant.

And then there are the rumours – rumours that Jess can’t bring herself to believe.

But when the truth finally comes out, can Jess be the one to help Dex fight thedemons from his past before they consume him completely?

Burn by Hannah Pearl is published on 7th May by Ruby Fiction and will be available to purchase as an eBook on all platforms, as well as in audio.

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Hope you are ready for this striking cover…….

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Does it ‘MATCH’ (really sorry about the puns!) up to what you thought it might look like?! Hope it’s got you eager to read it – I can’t wait!!!

#BlogTour It’s My Birthday by Hannah Pearl #BookReview @rararesources @RubyFiction

A huge delight for me to reshare my love for this book today as part of the Blog Tour for IT’S MY BIRTHDAY by HANNAH PEARL.  My thanks to the author, publisher and Rachel of Rachel’s Random Resources for letting me be part of it all!

IT’S MY BIRTHDAY by HANNAH PEARL

… i’ll cry if I want to.

Oh boy, another birthday …

Karen could be excused for crying on her birthday, especially as it’s the first one since her husband got on a plane to the States and never came back. Then there’s the fact that her workmates were practically bribed to attend her birthday meal. But when a restaurant double booking leads to her sharing a table with single dad Elliot and his daughter, things start looking up. 

As Karen gets to know Elliot she experiences feelings she thought she’d never have again. But is it enough? Or will the thing that destroyed Karen’s previous relationship also ruin things with Elliot?


Published by Ruby Fiction


Purchase Links

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ITunes


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hannah Pearl was born in East London. She is married with two children and now lives in Cambridge.

She has previously worked as a Criminology researcher, as a Development Worker with various charities and even pulled a few pints in her time.

In 2015 she was struck down by Labrynthitis, which left her feeling dizzy and virtually housebound. She has since been diagnosed with ME. Reading has allowed Hannah to escape from the reality of feeling ill. She read upwards of three hundred books during the first year of her illness. When her burgeoning eReader addiction grew to be too expensive, she decided to have a go at writing. In 2017 she won Simon and Schuster’s Books and the City #heatseeker short story competition, in partnership with Heat magazine, for her short story The Last Good Day.

Hannah is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association. 

Blog – dizzygirlwrites.wordpress.com 

Twitter – https://twitter.com/HannahPearl_1

MY REVIEW


This story proves how a chance meeting in a pub can change your mood from despair to delight, and I loved following the life of Karen as she tried to move on with her life and look forward to a new chapter after feeling so despondent with the way her life was turning out.
When Karen and Eliot meet they click straight away, and even his 18 year old daughter Sophie seems to approve of  her dad finally having some fun in his life.  Eliot has brought her up by himself after her mum dealt with depression, and they’ve always looked out for one another.  Sophie also connects with Karen and all seems to be moving along at a really fast pace!
But there’s always a cloud on the horizon, and Karen is about to face that as she is desperate for motherhood and it begins to take over her every thought and puts a pressure on her relationship with Eliot as they discuss various options including adoption.  You really want them both to be happy but there always seems to be an obstacle in the way and their relationship suffers.
Despite the tougher times, I found this to  have such a relaxed feel about it that it made it such fun to read.  The characters are realistic and relatable and the situations they found themselves in make it easy for you to connect with. The bond that Karen builds with Sophie in  a short time was really touching and made them all feel like such a lovely little family that you are just pulling for them throughout to stick with one another and get that happy ending that they all deserve!
Loved it!

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#BookReview It’s My Birthday by Hannah Pearl #PublicationDay

IT’S MY BIRTHDAY by HANNAH PEARL

… i’ll cry if I want to.

Oh boy, another birthday …

Karen could be excused for crying on her birthday, especially as it’s the first one since her husband got on a plane to the States and never came back. Then there’s the fact that her workmates were practically bribed to attend her birthday meal. But when a restaurant double booking leads to her sharing a table with single dad Elliot and his daughter, things start looking up. 

As Karen gets to know Elliot she experiences feelings she thought she’d never have again. But is it enough? Or will the thing that destroyed Karen’s previous relationship also ruin things with Elliot?

Published by Ruby Fiction

Purchase Links

Amazon UK

Kobo

ITunes

Google Play

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hannah Pearl was born in East London. She is married with two children and now lives in Cambridge.
She has previously worked as a Criminology researcher, as a Development Worker with various charities and even pulled a few pints in her time.
In 2015 she was struck down by Labrynthitis, which left her feeling dizzy and virtually housebound. She has since been diagnosed with ME. Reading has allowed Hannah to escape from the reality of feeling ill. She read upwards of three hundred books during the first year of her illness. When her burgeoning eReader addiction grew to be too expensive, she decided to have a go at writing. In 2017 she won Simon and Schuster’s Books and the City #heatseeker short story competition, in partnership with Heat magazine, for her short story The Last Good Day.
Hannah is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association.



Follow Hannah: 


www.dizzygirlwrites.wordpress.com 
Twitter: www.twitter.com/HannahPearl_1 

MY REVIEW

This story proves how a chance meeting in a pub can change your mood from despair to delight, and I loved following the life of Karen as she tried to move on with her life and look forward to a new chapter after feeling so despondent with the way her life was turning out.

When Karen and Eliot meet they click straight away, and even his 18 year old daughter Sophie seems to approve of  her dad finally having some fun in his life.  Eliot has brought her up by himself after her mum dealt with depression, and they’ve always looked out for one another.  Sophie also connects with Karen and all seems to be moving along at a really fast pace!

But there’s always a cloud on the horizon, and Karen is about to face that as she is desperate for motherhood and it begins to take over her every thought and puts a pressure on her relationship with Eliot as they discuss various options including adoption.  You really want them both to be happy but there always seems to be an obstacle in the way and their relationship suffers.

Despite the tougher times, I found this to  have such a relaxed feel about it that it made it such fun to read.  The characters are realistic and relatable and the situations they found themselves in make it easy for you to connect with. The bond that Karen builds with Sophie in  a short time was really touching and made them all feel like such a lovely little family that you are just pulling for them throughout to stick with one another and get that happy ending that they all deserve!

Loved it!

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#CoverReveal It’s My Birthday by Hannah Pearl @RubyFiction

cover reveal

Hello!! Anyone up for a fabulously fun cover reveal??!! Well, look no further!! Delighted to be able to share this forthcoming release from RUBY FICTION of IT’S MY BIRTHDAY by HANNAH PEARL!  And it’s one that is going to really put you in the party mood!

Oh boy, another birthday …

Karen could be excused for crying on her birthday, especially as it’s the first one since her husband got on a plane to the States and never came back. Then there’s the fact that her workmates were practically bribed to attend her birthday meal. But when a restaurant double booking leads to her sharing a table with single dad Elliot and his daughter, things start looking up.

As Karen gets to know Elliot she experiences feelings she thought she’d never have again. But is it enough? Or will the thing that destroyed Karen’s previous relationship also ruin things with Elliot?

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It’s My Birthday is published on 19th March by Ruby Fiction and will be available to purchase as an eBook on all platforms, as well as in audio.

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Are we ready for the first look?!  3….2….1……

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What do you think?!  I love the colours on the cover, and just can’t wait to read the book! Hurry up March!!

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