Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Creature Comforts by Trisha Ashley

***** 5 stars
Can't begin to tell you how happy I was that I was able to go from a new release of Katie Fforde to a new release by Trisha Ashley in same month:) I really loved this book with the characters that were all so well developed and the small town with all it's many traditions. I especially enjoyed the bit of suspense and twists this book had to offer. I am sure Trisha Ashley fan will enjoy and if not already one, you soon will be ;)

Book Jacket Summary:
Fall in back in love with life in this gripping read about fate and second chances.
The eagerly awaited new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author.
Izzy has broken off her engagement to her feckless fiancĂ©e Kieran and returned to her childhood home – the sleepy village of Halfhidden.
She soon realizes that life in the village is anything but peaceful – for one thing she’s living with her mad aunt Debo and her pack of dogs, and for another, Izzy has a lot of unanswered questions.
When she was a teenager, Izzy was involved in a terrible accident, involving various inhabitants of Halfhidden. As she sets out to discover what actually happened on the night of the accident, she realizes that her painful past is actually standing in the way of her future happiness. So when a handsome stranger comes to Halfhidden will she let love back into her life?

A Vintage Wedding by Katie Fforde

**** 4 stars
I know I have said many times before that I am a big fan of Katie Fforde's. I will admit that I was anticipating this release and had pre-ordered it. I made the mistake of going and looking at the reviews, which were very mixed, so I worried that it wouldn't be as good as I hoped and was worried about picking up to read, but because I am such a fan I read anyway. I am pretty sure anything Katie Fforde churns out is going to be solid and this is a perfect example. "A vintage Wedding" wouldn't be my favorite Katie Fforde but it was still a great read :)

Book Jacket Summary:
In a small Cotswold country town, Beth, Lindy and Rachel are looking for new beginnings.
So they set up in business, organising stylish and perfectly affordable vintage weddings.
Soon they are busy arranging other people's Big Days.
What none of them know is that their own romances lie waiting, just around the corner ...

The Year of Taking Chances by Lucy Diamond

**** 4 stars
I really liked this book, it had the feel of a Trisha Ashley or a Katie Fforde book. I felt the story line was good and something that could be possible. I really enjoyed the dynamic between Gemma, Caitlin and Saffron, it's always wonderful to find those type of people that you are able to easily bond. :)

Book Jacket Summary:
It's New Year's Eve, and Gemma and Spencer Bailey are throwing a house party. There's music, dancing, champagne and all their best friends under one roof. It's going to be a night to remember.

Also at the party is Caitlin, who has returned to the village to pack up her much-missed mum's house and to figure out what to do with her life; and Saffron, a PR executive who's keeping a secret which no amount of spin can change. The three women bond over Gemma's dodgy cocktails and fortune cookies, and vow to make this year their best one yet.

But as the following months unfold, Gemma, Saffron and Caitlin find themselves tested to their limits by shocking new developments. Family, love, work, home - all the things they've taken for granted - are thrown into disarray. Under pressure, they are each forced to rethink their lives and start over. But dare they take a chance on something new?