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Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Book Review: The Piper and the Fairy by Carole Bulewski

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London-based sculptor Iris’ friend Tom has disappeared without a trace during a trip to Austria. Worse still Iris has no recollection of what happened when she went searching for him. 

Stranger still, she regularly hears Tom’s voice in her head?

Fearing that she may be losing her mind she consults a therapist, to bring back the memories she’s temporarily erased.

The focus of the therapy quickly shifts towards the only two people who have mattered to her. Tom, the piper, a Sixties-influenced musician who reignited her creativity; and Matilda, her childhood friend, who encouraged her to pursue her artistic ambitions whilst inspiring her through her Wiccan practice.

What is it that Iris, the fairy in the trees as Tom called her, has buried deep inside that her mind, and will she be able to dig up the clues as to what happened to Tom?


Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Book Review: The Deserted Heart by Mary Lancaster

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Unmarriageable? Or simply unusual?

There can only be one reason for the proud Duke of Alvan’s proposed visit to Audley Park. He means to offer for Lord Overton’s beautiful daughter, Thomasina, thus saving the family’s waning fortune. In the midst of the hectic preparations for his arrival, Overton’s least marriageable daughter Charlotte remembers to collect her young brothers from school for the holidays.

When fog forces them to spend the night at the Hart Inn, they are astonished to find the house deserted, save for one other enigmatic traveller who deals most capably with armed intruders. Drawn to their unconventional new friend, Charlotte enlists his help to solve the mystery.

Amidst the upheaval of the duke’s visit, to say nothing of the chaos caused by Charlotte’s unmanageable pet terrier, the Hart becomes the focus of nefarious doings, kidnappings, and romantic entanglements. For Charlotte is unwise enough to fall hopelessly in love with her sister’s intended husband, and the duke hides too many secrets of his own.

Will they find their happily ever after with each other?


Monday, 22 July 2019

Winnie and Winston: Our Journey to Cat Adoption

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Pets are an important part of so many people's lives - mine included. We recently welcomed two very special furry friends into our home - and our lives - and I think it's about time I shared them with you, too! Read on to discover more about our journey to cat adoption and get ready to meet Winnie and Winston!

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Book Review: Highland Hearts Collection by Elizabeth Rose

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The Highland Hearts collection by bestselling author Elizabeth Rose features four romance novels set in ancient Scotland. These are tales of tartan-clad warriors and their maidens - stories of enduring love set against the stunning, dramatic backdrop of the Scottish landscape.

Each book in the collection is from one of Elizabeth's series' and Highland Hearts serves as the perfect introduction to this long-ago world of violence, friendship, family, and above all else - love.

Monday, 15 July 2019

5 Ways to Help Create Your Perfect Workspace

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Whether it's a study at home, a desk in the office, or a creative workstation where your imagination comes to life, the chances are that you will spend a significant chunk of your time at your workspace. As a result, it's important to ensure that where you work is well suited to you and your profession, optimising the space for comfort, practicality, and individuality.

If you are considering refreshing or updating your workspace - or even creating an entirely new one - here are my top tips to help you get started!


Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Book Review: Nobody's Duke by Scarlett Scott

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A widow with secrets

When the dangerous men who killed her husband in a political assassination threaten Ara, Duchess of Burghly, the Crown assigns her a bodyguard. But the man charged with protecting her is no stranger.

He's Clayton Ludlow, the bastard son of a duke and the first man she ever loved. Eight years after he took her innocence and ruthlessly abandoned her, he's back in her drawing room and her life.

This time, she's older, wiser, and stronger. She will resist him at any cost and make him pay for the past.

A spy with a broken heart

She's the only woman Clay ever loved and the one he hates above all others. When Ara brutally betrayed and deceived him, leaving him with a scarred face and a bitter heart, he devoted himself to earning his reputation as one of the Crown's most feared agents.

He wants nothing more than to finish his assignment so that he can remove all traces of her from his life forever. But walking away from her for good won't be as easy as he thinks.

As secrets are revealed and danger threatens Ara, Clay discovers that the truth is far more complicated than deceit. Once she's back in his arms where she belongs, he'll wage the biggest fight of all to keep her there.


Friday, 5 July 2019

Album Review: Happiness Begins by Jonas Brothers

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As you can probably tell from the above image, I'm a massive fan of the Jonas Brothers and have been for over ten years. I was 15 when they were in their heyday and since then, they've always been one of my most favourite bands - even after they split up.

So, as anyone who knows me can attest, I was over the moon earlier this year when the brothers announced that they were getting back together. I eagerly bought tickets in the pre-sale to see them when they tour the UK next year, I signed up to Amazon Prime just to watch their Chasing Happiness documentary, and I fell in love with their music all over again when Happiness Begins dropped through my letterbox on release day.

Oh my Jonas (OMJ), I was hooked. Now, just under a month down the line, I'm ready to share my thoughts on the album with you.
"Come back to me, baby, I'll come back to you."

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Book Review: The Easter Egg by Sarah Eaglesfield

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The Regal Laurel Egg is missing, and only Nathan Strowse knows the full story. The recent death of his father weighing heavily on his mind, he attempts to strike one last deal with a woman he picked up at an antiques fair. He wants to go straight now, and become the kind of man that his father would be proud of, but can he pull it off before the net closes in on him?