Eve’s Christmas by Julie Butterfield

A delightful story following the search for Christmas perfection!

Working for a department store where Christmas arrives in August, Eve prefers her own festivities to be low key with nothing more complicated than an oven ready turkey and frozen peas while she spends the day in her pyjamas.

Unfortunately, this year her husband has invited his best friend to visit, the glamorous and sophisticated Abby, and Eve reluctantly decides that she needs to inject a little sparkle into their laid back and slightly shabby Christmas.

So the celebrations are upgraded to include champagne and canapes along with homemade gravy and organic turkey and plans are made for a Christmas that looks as though it has emerged from the pages of a glossy magazine.

But even the best laid plans can go wrong and as Eve struggles with her mini Yorkshire puddings and an interfering cat, she is suddenly faced with an unexpected guest and an explosive secret that threatens to put her vision of a perfect Christmas in jeopardy.

MoMoBookDiary Review

I loved this heart-stopping story, Julie Butterfield’s latest release.  When Eve’s husband invites his best friend Abby to spend Christmas at their house it starts something in Eve and what I can only describe is she turns into a Christmas-Zilla!

We have all had the thought of putting on the perfect Christmas – just like we see in glossy magazines but thats as far as most of us go…. not Eve, not this year!  This is a real fun book, and as always, easy to read.  Julie Butterfield gets the characters in her stories so perfect its simply magical. I found it very difficult to put down and go do ‘life’ stuff….. so much so, I took myself off to Costa in town and had a few Black Forrest and Cream Hot Chocolates (awesome btw you gotta try it!) and it was just perfect to get my mind going along with Eve.  By the time I was ready to leave the coffee shop I was already planning on the changes I wanted in my flat ahead of the festive season.

This is a true magical Christmas story and I think it would be perfect on the screen….. can someone get Netflix or Hallmark on the phone!

  • AUTHOR: Julie Butterfield
  • PUBLISHER: Self-published
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 25 October 2019
  • NUMBER OF PAGES: 257 pages

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Lucy Mathers goes back to work by Julie Butterfield

A romantic comedy about the trials and tribulations of returning to the workplace!

Lucy Mathers was once the golden girl of Simcock & Bright. Four years later, she’s a stay at home mum with two adorable children, has swapped her Louboutins for rabbit slippers and spends her day making crustless sandwiches and colour co-ordinated lunches instead of signing up high profile clients.

When her husband is suddenly made redundant, there is panic in the Mathers’ household. With a mortgage the size of the national debt and a credit card balance that’s in danger of toppling, Lucy reluctantly decides she must return to work. So she digs out her old power suits from the back of the wardrobe and leaves Will to become a house husband. But sitting in Lucy’s old office is Grant Cassidy, suave, handsome and ruthless and with no intention of letting Lucy walk back into the number one job.

At home, despite his breezy declaration that swapping boardroom battles for toddler groups would be a doddle, Will’s belief that parental issues could be solved with forward planning and a spread sheet soon falls by the wayside.

With both Will and Lucy struggling to adapt, could their previously happy marriage be developing some cracks?

MoMoBookDiary Review

I liked this fun yet thoughtful novel by the wonderful Julie Butterfield.

Kate and Alex are interesting characters, both very likeable and yet frustrating in the way they behave towards each other.  Julie shows how difficult relationships can be even when both people want the best for each other – the important message I take from this book is CONVERSATION and HONESTY are the most important things in any relationship.

Well written and as with Julie Butterfield’s other novels is a easy, quick read.  Perfect for a few hours on the couch with a good cuppa (or six) and don’t forget the biscuits!

  • AUTHOR: Julie Butterfield
  • PUBLISHER: Self-published
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21 June 2019
  • NUMBER OF PAGES: 275 pages

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#NoFilter by Maxine Morrey

A fun, heartwarming romantic comedy for 2019

I was excited to be invited onto the blog tour for the launch of Maxine Morrey’s romcom #NoFilter and that was before I started reading it.  I had only seen the front cover and I knew instantly it was a book I had to read and therefore I quickly accepted the invitation to publish an extract and went off to Amazon (link below) to buy a copy!

Then I started reading the book….. well what can I say except once again I have chosen an awesome book just by the fun and inviting cover. Life has been busy these last few days and therefore I have not quite finished the book so watch out for a blog post with my review very soon!

Keep reading for the extract…. then head over to Amazon and get your copy!

SYNOPSIS

In an Instagram world, can you find love just by being yourself…

Popular lifestyle blogger, Libby Cartwright, is being boggled by business when help shows up in the shape of gorgeous but shy, Charlie Richmond. Libby’s determined to keep it at ‘just good friends’ – she’s dated someone from ‘Corporate Land’ before and it didn’t end well. As she and Charlie begin spending more time together, Libby is starting to waver  – until she discovers something which makes her question if she’s ready for love.

Still reeling, she suffers another blow as her blog is attacked in a national newspaper, for promoting unachievable perfection. Libby knows it’s not true – but the only way to prove that is to strip off the armour she’s been wearing for years.

Is she brave enough to show the world she’s far from perfect? And will Charlie be by her side if she does…

Want to know more?  then read on for an extract of this beautifully written rom-com for 2019!

Chapter 1 of #nofilter

‘That’s it! I am totally going to jail. I’m going to get it wrong, owe thousands, not be able to pay, and go to jail!’ I flung myself backwards with an overly dramatic sigh and lay sprawled on the paperwork I had been looking at. ‘And seriously? Me in an orange jumpsuit? I don’t care how on trend they are; I could never pull that off! Orange is so not my colour.’

Amy topped up her wine glass before reaching a hand down to grab my arm, tugging me in the direction of the sofa. I slid along the floor for a few moments in my prone position, like some sort of beached, four-legged starfish, until I eventually bumped into the furniture.

‘I think that’s more America, hon,’ she said, yanking me upwards. ‘I’m not sure what ours are like. Something much more subtle, I expect. And don’t worry. I’ll hide a file inside the first cake I bring you. You’ll be out in no time.’

I paused in my clambering from the floor onto the sofa, and gave her a look. She made a sawing motion with one hand, accompanied by an over-exaggerated wink as she held out my wine glass. Flopping onto the couch, I took the glass and swigged a large mouthful, before laying my head back onto the soft cushions.

‘Seriously though. I really don’t know what I’m doing with this. I thought I was handling all this business stuff OK until now.’

‘And you are!’ Amy interjected. ‘Your blog is doing amazingly well! I can’t believe the difference in a year – it’s incredible! Seriously, Libs, you should really be proud of yourself.’

I sighed. ‘Thanks, Ames. And I am, and of Tilly. I couldn’t have done it without her. But I’m so frustrated! I’ve taken on this insane learning curve and, for the most part, got the hang of things. I think. But this?’ I kicked a piece of paper with my bare toes. ‘This, I just cannot get my head round! Why does tax have to be so bloody complicated? They send you this stuff so that you are supposedly able to do it yourself, but write it in the most confusing language possible! How is that even remotely helpful?’

Amy just shook her head and took another sip of wine. ‘So, what are you going to do?’

‘I don’t know. I guess I need to start looking for an accountant.’ I twiddled the wine glass stem in my hand.

Amy leant over and bumped her head gently on my shoulder. ‘You know; it is OK to ask people for help sometimes. We can’t all be amazing at everything. Creating all this in such a short space of time is brilliant, Libby. Finding that you need some extra expertise in one area is perfectly acceptable, and perfectly normal.’

‘I guess.’ I put the glass down. ‘Before I forget, I have something for you.’

Immediately, Amy sat up straighter in anticipation and her eyes watched me as I crossed to the other side of the room and picked up a small, but fancy, cardboard bag with intricately twisted rope handles and a swirly script logo on the side. Walking back over to the sofa, I plopped the bag down on Amy’s lap.

‘Did I ever tell you that going for it with this lifestyle blog business is the best thing that you’ve ever done?’

I laughed. ‘You just like the freebies.’

‘True,’ Amy agreed, before letting out an ‘ooh’ of pleasure at the eyeshadow palette and perfume she’d just pulled out of the bag.

‘But thanks anyway.’

‘Any time. Oh!’ Amy’s eyes shone like those of a child who’d just won pass the parcel. ‘Really? I can have this?’ Without waiting for confirmation, Amy began excitedly spritzing the exclusive new perfume copiously on pretty much every pulse point she could reach, including mine.

Laughing, I lifted my wrist up to take another waft of the fragrance. It really was gorgeous. I smiled as my friend rummaged in the bag, unwrapping the various goodies from their pretty tissue-paper packaging. The cosmetic companies often sent more samples than I could possibly use so I always made sure my assistant got some to review and regularly ran giveaways on the blog, as a thank you to my readers. But occasionally I still had extra goodies left over. Amy always loved a good freebie so when I had something spare, it meant I got to make my best friend happy.

As the fumes of Amy’s fragrance enthusiasm began getting a little pungent, I pushed myself up and padded over to the doors that led out onto the balcony. Grabbing the handle, I slid the door to the side. Immediately, a warm breeze rushed in from the sea, dissipating the perfume, and bringing with it the screech of seagulls intertwined with chatter and laughter from the nearby bars and restaurants in the marina. I stepped out, grabbing a wide-brimmed, slightly battered straw hat off the nearby console table, and took a seat on one of the two wooden steamer chairs that resided on my balcony. Amy followed me out, wine glass in hand, the gift bag now swinging off her wrist.

If I was honest, the furniture was a squeeze and a trendy little bistro set would have been a better, more sensible option. I’d made the classic mistake of ‘guesstimating’ that they would fit perfectly on the balcony. They didn’t and I’d ended up building them in situ like some sort of furniture Jenga, which had proved to be the only way of getting them both to fit on there. But I loved them. I didn’t want a trendy little bistro set. The loungers were super comfy with full-length padded cushions, and reclined just enough without touching the glass. I could sit out here and read in comfort, watching the boats sway and bob gently in the marina, listening as the sound of waves bumping against the harbour wall carried across the water. Even in winter, when the wind howled and the sea reared up before crashing down forcefully onto the nearby beach, I would happily sit out here, wrapped up against the cold, just absorbing it all.

There was definitely no need for coats and scarves this evening. It seemed that spring had decisively handed off the baton early to summer and the new season was away and running. The evening was warm and the breeze soft as Amy and I, now having inelegantly climbed onto our respective loungers, sat back and sighed happily.

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BOOK DETAILS

  • TITLE: #NoFilter
  • AUTHOR: Maxine Morrey
  • LENGTH: 348 pages
  • ASIN: B07W8TW8LN
  • ISBN-10: 1838890327
  • ISBN-13: 978-1838890322

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR – Maxine Morrey

Maxine Morrey is a bestselling romantic comedy author with eight books to her name including Winter’s Fairytale and the top ten hit The Christmas Project.

Maxine lives in West Sussex. Her first novel for Boldwood, #No Filter, was published on 7th November 2019.

Maxine’s Twitter @Scribbler_Maxi

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Dopey Women by Laura Barnard

From chemo… to cannabis… to chaos…

 

SYNOPSIS

When Sadie and her colleagues find themselves out of a job and down on their luck they know desperate times call for desperate measures.

What starts off as a crazy idea to sell marijuana to the ladies at her friend’s chemo sessions quickly spirals into a booming drug empire.

But they didn’t expect a sexy detective on their trail, suspicious neighbours, and drug dealers angry they’re working on their patch.

Can Sadie pull them out of this dangerous world they’ve found themselves in? And can she do it before they end up in prison?

MOMO’s REVIEW                   

I do enjoy a fun romantic book and I know when I pick up a Laura Barnard book I will not be disappointed!

I’ve read a few of her books (see blog for my reivews) and happily still have a few in reserve for when I need a pick-me-up.

I love the way this author writes. It is an easy to read style which pulls you into the story.  There is so much humour but there is a serious aspect to the story and characters which had me laughing out loud in some parts and shedding a tear elsewhere.

Highly recommend this author if you are looking for a fun light-hearted story with a drop of real life thrown in to keep you thinking of the characters long after the book ends.

BOOK DETAILS

  • TITLE: Dopey Women
  • AUTHOR: Laura Barnard
  • LENGTH: 392 pages
  • ASIN: B013RSMV4Y
  • ISBN-10: 0993570135
  • ISBN-13: 978-0993570131

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Laura Barnard lives in Hertfordshire, UK and writes romantic comedy or ‘chick lit’ as its so often described. In her spare time she enjoys drinking her body weight in tea, indulging in cupcakes the size of her face and drooling over hunks like Jamie Dornan, Ryan Gosling and Leo Dicaprio. She enjoys wearing yoga pants and reading fitness magazines while sitting on the sofa eating chocolate. She’s a real fan of the power nap and of course READING! She writes not to get rich or famous, but because she LOVES writing. Even if one person tells her they enjoyed her book it makes the midnight typing worth it!

Winner of Favourite British Author – Two Peas in a Pod Reader’s Choice Awards

Laura Barnard’s website

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What Happens in France by Carol Wyer

A laugh out loud romantic comedy that will touch your heart

SYNOPSIS

Bryony Masters has been looking for her long-lost sister, Hannah, for years, but when their father has a stroke her search takes on new urgency. So when primetime game show, What Happens in France, puts a call-out for new contestants, Bryony spots the ultimate public platform to find her reality TV-obsessed sister, and finally reunite their family.

With the help of handsome teammate Lewis, it’s not long before she’s on a private jet heading for the stunning beauty of rural France. With a social media star dog, a high maintenance quiz host and a cast of truly unique characters, Bryony and Lewis have their work cut out for them to stay on the show and in the public eye.

Yet as the audience grows and the grand prize beckons they find that the search that brought them together may just fulfil more than one heart’s wish…

MOMOBOOKDIARY REVIEW

This is a fast paced amusing tale by the wonderful Carol Wyer. 

The main characters are intelligent, charismatic and humorous and as we meet and get to know the other contestants they all have their own comedy value. What Happens in France held my attention although I am not generally a fan of comedy books this one is a good variation of romantic comedy with mystery and travel all mixed up together to keep you going one chapter to the next. Having read and very much enjoyed Carol Wyer’s crime fiction novels I knew it was worth having a go at reading her lighter comedy – I am so glad I did – its great!!

Thank you to NetGalley, Canelo and Carol Wyer for the opportunity to read and review this novel.

BOOK DETAILS

  • TITLE: What Happens in France
  • AUTHOR: Carol Wyer
  • PUBLISHER: Canelo
  • PUBLICATION DATE: 28 January 2019
  • ISBN: 9781788632768
  • FORMAT: ebook

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Carol Wyer is the author of award-winning comedies and best-selling crime novels. The DI Robyn Carter and DI Natalie Ward series have sold over half a million copies and been translated into several languages including Polish, Czech, Slovak, Norwegian, Hebrew, Turkish and Hungarian.

Following the huge success of the Robyn Carter novels comes a new crime fiction series, featuring DI Natalie Ward, and beginning with jaw-dropping, electrifying The Birthday

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🎄 A Merry Little Christmas 🎄 by Julia Williams

Christmas (#2)
Family, Friends and Festive Fun!

An absorbing novel about family, love and friendship from the bestselling author of Last Christmas.

With four children, a Christmas cookbook to write, and her mum suffering from dementia, Cat Tinsall has plenty to juggle. When her eldest daughter, Mel, starts going off the rails, Cat has even more on her plate.

Pippa Holliday adores her family, although often finds her hands full. When Dan is involved in a terrible accident, Pippa’s world is suddenly turned upside down.

Balancing her job as a school teacher with twins and her step-son Steven isn’t easy for Marianne North. With her husband’s ex causing trouble, life is getting even trickier.

As Cat, Pippa and Marianne help each other through a difficult year, they’re all hoping for a much brighter Christmas.

MOMOBOOKDIARY REVIEW

As I am sure you will be aware by now I love a good Christmas book at this time of year.

After reading Julia Williams’ It’s A Wonderful Life I knew I would have to read more – check out her Amazon Author Page for all available books (there are lots of Christmas stories). This cover and blurb show this is another brilliant Christmas tale and I couldn’t wait to get stuck in.

This story follows three ladies – Cat, Pippa and Marianne – and their families. There is a lot going on in the story and it was fast paced – which I prefer – and was pulled together brilliantly.  It is not focused only on Christmas but the story takes places throughout the whole year which lets the story build up towards the perfect Christmas novel.

I would suggest reading Julia Williams ‘Last Christmas’ before this one as ‘A Merry Little Christmas’ will be a much more enjoyable read knowing the background story to the characters. This book has a brilliant, realistic, ending!!

This will certainly get you in the festive mood – I would recommend reading curled up with a big blanket and a hot chocolate.

BOOK DETAILS

  • TITLE: A Merry Little Christmas
  • AUTHOR: Julia Williams
  • PUBLISHER: Avon
  • PUBLICATION DATE: 25 October 2012
  • ISBN: 9781847560896
  • FORMAT: ebook
  • LENGTH: 384 pages

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Julia Williams was born and grew up in London, one of eight children, including a twin sister. She went to St Michael’s Grammar School and Liverpool University where she met her husband. They live in Surrey with their children.

You can interact with Julia Williams on her blog maniac mum or Julia Williams Author and on TwitterFacebook, Pinterest, Goodreads and Amazon

 

 

 

 

 

🎄 North Pole Reform School 🎄 by Jaimie Admans

A YA romantic comedy in which Santa is the bad guy, teaching reindeer to fly is on the curriculum, and zombies have a fondness for Christmas music. 

Mistletoe Bell hates Christmas. So would you if you had a name like hers. Her Christmas-mad parents make the festive season last all year, and with another Christmas looming, Mis doesn’t think she can take any more. After her carelessness causes an accident at school, it seems like things can’t get any worse.

Then she wakes up to find The Ghost of Christmases Ruined in her bedroom.

She is taken to the North Pole, to a reform school run by elves determined to make her love Christmas. Stuck in a misfit group of fellow Christmas-haters with a motley crew of the weird and even weirder, watched over by elves day and night, she doesn’t expect to meet cute and funny Luke, who is hiding a vulnerable side beneath his sarcastic exterior. She doesn’t expect to fall in love with him.

But all is not as it should be at the North Pole. A certain Mr Claus is making the elves’ lives a misery, and pretty soon Mistletoe and Luke are doing more than just learning to like Christmas.

MOMOBOOKDIARY REVIEW

It is a short story, and an excellent example of what I look for in short stories.  It was fast paced, the author sticks to the storyline which flows easily with a little bit of Christmas romance.

I was impressed with Jaimie’s way of bringing in the lesson on being thankful for what you have – the elves explain to Mistletoe how lucky she is to have a caring family and that not everyone is so lucky.

I read Jaimie’s ‘It’s A Wonderful Night’ and loved her writing style so much I quickly checked for other available books. North Pole Reform School – it just sounds so sweet and who could resist this cute cover image!

This book definitely gets you in the mood for the festive season.

BOOK DETAILS

  • TITLE: North Pole Reform School
  • AUTHOR: Jaimie Admans
  • ASIN: B00G48C42E
  • FORMAT: ebook
  • LENGTH: 234 pages

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jaimie is a 30-year-old English-sounding Welsh girl with an awkward-to-spell name. She lives in South Wales and enjoys writing, gardening, drinking tea and watching horror movies. She loves autumn and winter, and singing songs from musicals despite the fact she sounds like a dying hyena. She hates spiders and cheese & onion crisps. She spends far too much time on Twitter and owns too many pairs of boots. She has been writing for years, but has never before plucked up the courage to tell people. She is the author of chick-lit romantic comedy Kismetology and YA romantic comedies Afterlife Academy, Not Pretty Enough, and North Pole Reform School.

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No One Cancels Christmas by Zara Stoneley

Is this the season to behave badly?

It’s the most magical time of the year, and for travel agent Sarah it’s also the busiest! But this year one man threatens to ruin Christmas for Sarah’s customers – Mr Grinch, Will Armstrong.

The Shooting Star Mountain resort is a magical place, and Sarah has fond memories of Christmas here as a little girl – visits to Father Christmas, husky rides in the snow and hot chocolate by a roaring fire. But as the resorts new owner, Will refuses to play snowball or to deck the halls with anything remotely resembling tinsel!

With customers complaining their Christmas is ruined, Sarah decides it’s up to her to convince Scroogey Will just how magical Christmas can be….

But getting Will into the Christmas spirit is hopeless – he is Bah Humbug personified! But as Sarah gets to know him better, she realises that underneath all the gloom is a man struggling with a pain of his own.

With the big day approaching, Sarah realises that the magic and sparkle can wait. This year, she’s going to spend Christmas day with someone special her very own Mr Scrooge…

MOMOBOOKDIARY REVIEW

I do love to jump inside a good Christmas romance. I especially love this time of year with the endless Christmas Cover reveals on twitter!

The cover of this festive read is so cute with the star sprinkles and candy cane heart and the story within is just perfect. It is a wonderful tale, set in the gorgeous Canadian wilderness.

The author describes the setting so it really does make you feel you are right there – which was just perfect as I was reading curled up inside my big Christmas blanket with many hot cups of tea!

No One Cancels Christmas is a festive novel of love and loss, fun, family secrets and of course a sprinkle of romance.  A brilliant read!  I will certainly be reading more Zara Stoneley.

Thank you to NetGalley, Harper Impulse and Zara Stoneley for the opportunity to read and review this novel.

BOOK DETAILS

  • TITLE: No One Cancels Christmas
  • AUTHOR: Zara Stoneley
  • PUBLISHER: HarperImpulse
  • PUBLICATION DATE: 19 October 2018
  • ISBN: 9780008301040
  • FORMAT: ebook
  • LENGTH: 269 pages

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

You can interact with Zara Stoneley on her website – zarastoneley.com and on  Twitter and Facebook

 

 

 

 

 

Sex, Snow and Mistletoe by Laura Barnard

Short Story (10k words)

Melinda is already having a crappy Christmas. Forced to attend some snotty bitch’s wedding is not the way to start out the holidays. But when a car crash pushes her into the path of a handsome stranger she’s glad to follow his snowy, sexy and seductive path. But is he too good to be true? And will she make it to the wedding before her best friend loses her mind with worry?

MOMOBOOKDIARY REVIEW

Earlier this month I was excited to be part of the cover reveal for Laura Barnard’s latest book – Bagging Alice – which is released today, Thursday 1st November (click here for more details). I enjoyed that book so much that I immediately went in search of other books by this fun author.

I LOVED this short story. It is a very quick and fun read!  The characters are just perfect although the problem with short stories is that you just don’t get enough and I would love to know more about them – *hint hint* more short stories or even a full length novel, Laura??

I highly recommend this book.  I estimate it would take 20-30 minutes to read – what better way to brighten up your lunch break!

Amazon currently have this short story available for FREE – click here: http://amzn.eu/d/c6Zt2YJ.

 

  • TITLE: Sex, Snow and Mistletoe (short story)
  • AUTHOR: Laura Barnard
  • PUBLISHER: self-published
  • PUBLICATION DATE: 27 October 2015

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Laura Barnard lives in Hertfordshire, UK and writes romantic comedy or ‘chick lit’ as its so often described. In her spare time she enjoys drinking her body weight in tea, indulging in cupcakes the size of her face and drooling over hunks like Jamie Dornan, Ryan Gosling and Leo Dicaprio.

She enjoys wearing yoga pants and reading fitness magazines while sitting on the sofa eating chocolate. She’s a real fan of the power nap and of course READING!

She writes not to get rich or famous, but because she LOVES writing. Even if one person tells her they enjoyed her book it makes the midnight typing worth it!

Stalk Laura

 

 

 

 

 

It’s a Wonderful Night by Jaimie Admans

One night will change their lives forever…

Georgia Bailey is closing up her little charity shop in Oakbarrow when she gets a mysterious late night call from a stranger, threatening to jump off the town’s bridge.

Something about the man’s voice is faintly familiar but all she can do is stay on the line and after talking for hours, losing sense of time passing, coax him back from the edge.

The next morning, Georgia walks to work, buys a festive latte from Leo (who she’s had a crush on for months!) at the local coffee shop, and is shocked when she suddenly recognises the voice from last night…

A heartwarming festive love story that reminds us that even in the darkest of times, hope is always just around the corner!

MOMOBOOKDIARY REVIEW

❄️ WOW ❄️ WOW ❄️ WOW ❄️

What can I say… I just loved this beautiful story which shows how important friends are to every one of us!

The story starts with Leo, a man with the world on his shoulders who has found himself  at his lowest point in life. He is standing on the edge of the town bridge as he considers jumping off as he feels he cannot go on with life.  Luckily he calls a helpline number he found on a leaflet at the side of the bridge, however in his distressed state he calls the local charity shop instead of the 24-hour counselling helpline.  I will say no more about the plot – you need to go read it for yourself!

If you enjoy watching It’s A Wonderful Life when it comes on TV each year then you will LOVE this book. The author clearly loves the film and has reminded me how good it is that I am planning on a Sunday afternoon cosy on the couch watching it with my little dog by my side.

The author, Jaimie Admans, has given us a gorgeous festive romance whilst dealing with the sensitive issue of depression, loneliness and the feeling of failure that so many people  are struggling with but feel they can’t talk about.  These are generally those around us who appear to be the happiest, most cheerful and easy going which real life has shown us all time and time again.

This book made me laugh (and lots of happy tears) and cry (some sad tears) but the main feeling was of hope, of friendship, of the reminder that we should all be a bit more aware of the people around us.  I read this book in one sitting, a wet but bright Saturday afternoon into the evening and once I had finished reading my world felt a much brighter place.  Thank you Jaimie ❄️

Thank you to NetGalley, HQ Digital and Jaimie Admans for the opportunity to read and review this novel. I have pre-ordered my own copy in paperback as I know I will want to read this again and again!

  • TITLE: It’s A Wonderful Night
  • AUTHOR: Jaimie Admans
  • PUBLISHER: HQ Digital
  • PUBLICATION DATE: 5 October 2018

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

(from https://jaimieadmans.com/about/)

Hi. Thank you for visiting my website and caring enough to click on the About Me page. Er, unless you clicked on it accidently, in which case, by all means carry on with what you were doing.

I’m Jaimie, I’m in my thirties, and I’m from South Wales, UK.

I write. Quite a lot. I started out self-publishing, but more recently I’ve been published by HQ Digital and will be querying agents with a YA project this year.

I enjoy writing, gardening, drinking tea, and watching horror movies. I love my Chihuahua – Bruiser, autumn and winter, and singing songs from musicals despite the fact I sound like a dying hyena. I hate spiders, hot weather, and cheese & onion crisps. I spend far too much time on Twitter and own too many pairs of boots.

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