#BookReview IT STARTED WITH A GIGGLE by KIRSTY FERRY #publicationday @ChocLituk

ABOUT THE BOOK

Sometimes the best things start in the strangest ways …. with a giggle!
On a night out in Edinburgh, single mum Liza-Belle Graham finds herself revealing her hopes and dreams to a green-eyed stranger. Liza always wanted to run an “arty-crafty-booky” business, and she’s seen the perfect empty shop to make her dreams a reality. No harm in telling the stranger. It’s not like she’ll see him again …


But Scott McCreadie is no mystery man – he’s an interior designer looking for new premises. And who does Liza bump into when she arranges a viewing? None other than Scott trying to steal her perfect shop!
Is Liza’s arty-crafty-booky dream in jeopardy, or is a new dream about to begin?

PUBLISHED BY CHOC LIT

PURCHASE LINKS

Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Started-Giggle-wonderful-heart-warming-story-ebook/dp/B081Z43HXK/

Apple: https://books.apple.com/gb/book/it-started-with-a-giggle/id1489159621?mt=11&app=itunes&at=11lNBs 

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/it-started-with-a-giggle

Google: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Kirsty_Ferry_It_Started_with_a_Giggle?id=b9jFDwAAQBAJ

Nook: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/it-started-with-a-giggle-kirsty-ferry/1135121910

Website: https://www.choc-lit.com/dd-product/it-started-with-a-giggle/

MY REVIEW

There’s romance, drama, fun and a cat that always steals the show – what more do you want from a book?!  It’s always wonderful to reconnect with characters from the Schubert series (Every Witch Way and A Christmas Secret ) and this time with get to follow the story of single mum Liza and Scott, who is Nessa’s brother. They meet when she’s on a rare night out and there’s a spark between them, but then that could be the booze that Liza has been drinking! She opens up to him about her plans for her future business as she hopes to open an ‘arty crafty bookstore’ (don’t we all?!).   He’s also on the lookout for new premises for his interior design business, and when they find themselves looking at the same place their ‘attraction’ soon becomes ‘irritation’!

When the owner of the building comes up with a compromise it’s fun to watch to see if it works out for the both of them, and with  Liza’s daughter Isa becoming firm friends with both Scott and Schubert, then maybe Liza can’t be too negative about Scott for too long.  He has a ‘sarky’ side but also shows himself to be very understanding and compassionate. Liza has been on her own for quite sometime now so is used to doing things her way and looking out for her daughter, so maybe someone new on the scene  is a little daunting for her.

I found this latest installment in the series to be just as much fun to read as the others. I loved seeing how Schubert made his presence felt as always, and the characters in his world were just as fun to follow. It was heartwarming, dramatic and I had all the feels as the story evolved with a rather dramatic and unexpected twist!

★★★★★

#CoverReveal IT STARTED WITH A GIGGLE by KIRSTY FERRY @ChocLituk

COVER REVEAL

Hello!!  The Christmas cover reveals are all done so now it’s time to get you planning ahead for 2020 – get your calendars ready and schedule some amazing books that are coming your way!

And the lovely Kirsty Ferry and the team at Choc Lit have let me loose again with another fabulous cover reveal to share with you all!  So here’s a little bit more about IT STARTED WITH A GIGGLE (a title to make you smile!!) before I share the cover!

Sometimes the best things start in the strangest ways …. with a giggle!

On a night out in Edinburgh, single mum Liza-Belle Graham finds herself revealing her hopes and dreams to a green-eyed stranger. Liza always wanted to run an “arty-crafty-booky” business, and she’s seen the perfect empty shop to make her dreams a reality. No harm in telling the stranger. It’s not like she’ll see him again …

But Scott McCreadie is no mystery man – he’s an interior designer looking for new premises. And who does Liza bump into when she arranges a viewing? None other than Scott trying to steal her perfect shop!

Is Liza’s arty-crafty-booky dream in jeopardy, or is a new dream about to begin?

It Started With a Giggle will be published by Choc Lit on 21st January 2020 and will be available to purchase as an eBook on all platforms. It will also be available in audio at a slightly later date.

Are we ready??!  Here it is………

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A little bit of everything on that cover!!  My calendar has already been marked for the release of this one and hope you’re as excited as I am about reading it!

#CoverReveal CHRISTMAS ON THE ISLE OF SKYE by KIRSTY FERRY @ChocLituk

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I’m back with another festive offering for you all to enjoy!! My thanks to the team at Choc Lit and Kirsty Ferry for letting me share the fabulous cover reveal with you all!!  

ABOUT THE BOOK

How far would you go to be with the one you love at Christmas?

The Isle of Skye is a magical place, especially at Christmas, and there’s no place Zac Fallon would rather be. But whilst Zac has everything he needs on Skye, there’s still something missing – and that something is a somebody called Ivy McFarlane.

Ivy used to work with Zac but then spread her wings and moved to Glastonbury. He’s missed her ever since. Now it’s almost Christmas and Zac realises that the Ivy shaped hole in his life is too big to bear. So starts his festive mission to the mainland – but will he back in time to spend Christmas in Skye? And, more importantly, will Ivy be with him?

Christmas on the Isle of Skye will be published by Choc Lit on 12th November and will be available to purchase as an eBook on all platforms and also in audio.

Are we in the Christmas mood yet then?!  Are we ready to see a cover of Xmas beauty?!! Here it is……

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I want my Christmas to look like that!! Perfection! What do you think?!   Hope you’ll be getting your copy in November! I know I will!!!

HAPPY FESTIVE READING!!

#BookReview Jessie’s Little Bookshop by the Sea by Kirsty Ferry @ChocLituk

ABOUT THE BOOK

Another wonderful new story from Kirsty Ferry. Part of Kirsty’s Tempest Sisters series but they can all be read on their own. This is Jessie’s story.


Take a trip to the little bookshop by the sea …

Jessie Tempest has two main interests: reading books and selling books. Her little bookshop in the seaside town of Staithes is a cosy hideaway from the chilly Yorkshire wind, but it’s also Jessie’s sanctuary from the outside world.
When writer Miles Fareham and his son Elijah arrive to stay in the holiday apartment above the shop, it’s a test for Jessie who has always felt clueless when it comes to kids. But as she learns the story of the single father and the inquisitive eight-year-old, Jessie realises that first impressions aren’t always the right ones – and, of course, you can never judge a book by its cover

published by Choc Lit

PURCHASE LINKS

Amazon UK

Apple Books

Kobo

Google Play Books

Nook

MY REVIEW

A book about a woman who loves books, set by the seaside in a little bookshop – it’s perfect!! I love The Tempest Sisters series and this is another wonderful installment, but can easily be read as a standalone and it will make you just want to run off and open a bookshop by the sea!!

Jessie is the bookworm in this book! She loves reading and she loves her bookshop, although she often struggles to put the books she gets in on the shelves to sell as she’d rather have them at home with her – I understand that feeling!  She has 2 sisters – Rosa and Angel – and they’re a great support network for one another despite being busy doing their own things!

Her bookshop has  a holiday flat above and the only thing Jessie isn’t keen on come school holidays is children moving in for the week because that means noise! And her feelings towards children aren’t helped when she has a run in with a father and son who she crosses paths with – the father takes umbrage at his child being told off, the little boy just thinks it’s great that he’s a rebel and has been thrown out of a shop – as most 8 year olds would!

When the father and son team turn out to be the holiday tenants that brings much awkwardness to their meetings but they soon find common ground – Miles, the father, is a writer and in town to do some research.  Elijah loves to read and that’s something Jessie understands so soon finds in this little person that she ‘gets’!    He’s such a cute and funny little boy anyway you can’t help not being won over by him!!

The relationship between Miles and Jessie is a really touching one,especially as he’s still struggling to come to terms with loss in his and Elijah’s life.  Their shared love of books is the thing that brings them together and the more time Jessie starts spending with them, the more it all seems so comfortable and meant to be.  What isn’t so helpful is that he and Elijah live in Suffolk! Not exactly round the corner so they both start being realistic about where things could go…

I just loved the setting and all the characters in this story! It has all the feels and was just so easy to connect to and want that happy ending that people like this deserve. Wonderful!!

★★★★★

#CoverReveal Jessie’s Little Bookshop by the Sea by Kirsty Ferry @ChocLituk

cover reveal

Hello! Happy Tuesday!! And Happy Cover Reveal Day too!! Another rather special one to share with you today – thanks again to the lovely team at Choc Lit and Kirsty Ferry for letting me loose again with the big reveal!! 

And it’s another stunner!! Set by the seaside and featuring our favourite place – a bookshop!! – it’s a match made in heaven!  Here’s a little more about the book to get you in the mood!

Take a trip to the little bookshop by the sea …

Jessie Tempest has two main interests: reading books and selling books. Her little bookshop in the seaside town of Staithes is a cosy hideaway from the chilly Yorkshire wind, but it’s also Jessie’s sanctuary from the outside world.

When writer Miles Fareham and his son Elijah arrive to stay in the holiday apartment above the shop, it’s a test for Jessie who has always felt clueless when it comes to kids. But as she learns the story of the single father and the inquisitive eight-year-old, Jessie realises that first impressions aren’t always the right ones – and, of course, you can never judge a book by its cover!

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Jessie’s Little Bookshop by the Sea will be published by Choc Lit on 10th September and will be available to purchase as an eBook on all platforms and also in audio.

Are we in seaside mode yet?! Get those flip flops on, your buckets and spades ready and get ready to swoon……..

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I want to live there!!! Looks absolutely beautiful doesn’t it and I’m already counting down the days til September!!

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#BookReview A Secret Rose by Kirsty Ferry #publicationday

ABOUT THE BOOK

A fabulous new story from Kirsty Ferry set in Cornwall. Perfect summer reading! 


“Wherever you go, I will follow …” 
Merryn Burton is excited to travel down to Cornwall to start her first big job for the London art dealers she works for. But as soon as she arrives at Pencradoc, a beautiful old mansion, she realises this will be no ordinary commission. 

Not only is Pencradoc filled with fascinating, and possibly valuable artwork, it is also owned by the Penhaligon brothers – and Merryn’s instant connection with Kit Penhaligon could be another reason why her trip suddenly becomes a whole lot more interesting. 

But the longer Merryn stays at Pencradoc the more obvious it is that the house has a secret, and a long-forgotten Rose might just hold the key … 

Published by Choc Lit

PURCHASE LINKS

Amazon UK

Kobo

Apple Books

Google Play

Nook

MY REVIEW

An old mansion in Cornwall  full of secrets – a dual timeline – romance – family history… yes, yes, yes!!  Hopefully this is the start of another lovely series to be set in this idyllic setting.

 It’s fair to say I loved spending time in the company of Merryn Burton as she travels to Cornwall and the Pencradoc home recently inherited by the Penhaligon brothers and they are eager to have the art collection appraised by her, and the moment she arrives the deja-vu feelings start and she feels an incredible connection with both the house and Kit Penhaligon – it’s as if they already know one another.

I really do love the dual timelines that Kirsty seems to write with ease – the now timeline works so seamlessly with the jaunts back to the past and the characters of Alys , Jago and Zennor also have an intriguing and thrilling story to tell – can lessons be learnt from the past or will history be repeating itself once more?

There’s so much to be uncovered at Pencradoc that Merryn finds herself unable to leave and move on and it was so atmospheric and easy to follow that I didn’t want to leave either!  Loved the sibling rivalry, the ghosts, the drama and the love stories – it made for the perfect mix for a fabulous read!

★★★★★

#CoverReveal A Secret Rose by Kirsty Ferry @ChocLituk

COVER REVEAL

Hello! Welcome to Books and Me! And I have another rather gorgeous cover to share with you all today, so thanks to the lovely team at Choc Lit and Kirsty Ferry herself for letting me be share it with you all! It’s for covers like this that I wish that books had a ‘scratch and sniff’ capability – it’s full of garden loveliness and I can imagine the fragrance being intoxicating!

On to the details of this forthcoming release…..

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“Wherever you go, I will follow …”

 Merryn Burton is excited to travel down to Cornwall to start her first big job for the London art dealers she works for. But as soon as she arrives at Pencradoc, a beautiful old mansion, she realises this will be no ordinary commission. Not only is Pencradoc filled with fascinating, and possibly valuable artwork, it is also owned by the Penhaligon brothers – and Merryn’s instant connection with Kit Penhaligon could be another reason why her trip suddenly becomes a whole lot more interesting. But the longer Merryn stays at Pencradoc the more obvious it is that the house has a secret, and a long-forgotten Rose might just hold the key …

A Secret Rose will be published by Choc Lit on 11th June and will be available to purchase as an eBook on all platforms and also in audio.


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So here’s your first look at this beautiful new cover….

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Told you it was rather wonderfull! I’m already picturing myself sitting on that bench!!  I wouldn’t mind living in that mansion either!! Hope you like it too! Only a month to go until you get to enjoy it yourself!