The Man You Meet In Heaven by Debbie Viggiano


When Hattie Green pops to the shop one afternoon, she never expects her life to flash before her eyes between the tins of baked beans and a special offer on sliced white.

One minute she’s loading her trolley and thinking about what to give her son for dinner, and the next she’s speaking to a gorgeous man in a glowing white suit about what her life could have been…

If you had the chance to go back and relive it all, what would you do differently? Go on that date, take that promotion… eat that second biscuit?

Hattie is about to discover where she went wrong, but will her mystery second chance reveal some STONKING secrets in her past that probably should have stayed hidden?

Well I simply loved this refreshing novel.  It is a story about a girl and her life.  Hattie Green has faced highs and lows in her life, heartache and drama but just plods along like we all do until a strange day in Tesco!

The author has written a very light hearted novel which touches on difficult subjects and horrible life dramas that we face and perhaps wish afterwards we had acted differently.  I loved the way the author told Hattie’s story and there were a few surprises in there too!

Fast paced book where you really want to find out what happens, but you don’t want it to end.

I also discovered a new word – MENTIONITIS – something I certainly suffer from repeatedly – and all my friends would agree.

Thank you to Debbie Viggiano for bringing these characters to life and making me laugh so hard when I should have been sleeping and reminding us all to let go of past mistakes, release anger held against others when it does more harm to us than to them!

Thanks to NetGalley and Bookouture for the opportunity to read and review this prior to publication. I will definitely be gifting a copy to a friend on publication date!

  • AUTHOR: Debbie Viggiao
  • PUBLISHED: Bookouture
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 25 September 2018
  • NUMBER OF PAGES: 323 pages




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The Corner Shop In Cockleberry Bay by Nicola May

MoMo Book Diary highly recommends this FABULOUS must read!

This book and author were brought to my attention by an author friend via twitter and as soon as I saw the cover, with a cute little dachshund, I knew I had to read it.  (Thanks Sheryl Browne!)

It may be the first Nicola May book I have read but I can say it definitely won’t be the last. This book is so much more than the cover suggests. It is chick-lit powered by rocket fuel!

In this book, the author has given us a surprisingly fun and twisty romance that keeps you engaged and guessing all the way through.

I am not sure if Nicola May is planning any follow up books on these characters but I really do hope so!


Rosa Larkin is down on her luck in London, so when she inherits a near-derelict corner shop in a quaint Devon village, her first thought is to sell it for cash and sort out her life. But nothing is straightforward about this legacy. While the identity of her benefactor remains a mystery, he – or she – has left one important legal proviso: that the shop cannot be sold, only passed on to somebody who really deserves it.

 Rosa makes up her mind to give it a go: to put everything she has into getting the shop up and running again in the small seaside community of Cockleberry Bay. But can she do it all on her own? And if not, who will help her succeed – and who among the following will work secretly to see her fail?

 There is a handsome rugby player, a sexy plumber, a charlatan reporter and a selection of meddling locals. Add in a hit and run incident and the disappearance of a valuable engraved necklace – and what you get is a journey of self-discovery and unpredictable events.

With surprising and heartfelt results, Rosa, accompanied at all times by her little sausage dog Hot, will slowly unravel the shadowy secrets of the inheritance, and also bring her own, long-hidden heritage into the light.

AUTHOR Nicola May
BOOK TITLE The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay
PUBLISHER Nowell Publishing
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Secrets and Fries at the Starlight Diner by Helen Cox

MoMo’s Book Diary recommends this as a witty read.                  

This is the second book in Helen Cox’s Starlight Diner series.  I have not yet read the first book but have purchased it to read now so I can catch up with the story of Esther.

This second book revolves around the character Bonnie who didn’t feature in the first book so you will miss nothing by reading them out of order – like me!

The intriguing characters are friendly and welcoming. I very quickly related to Bonnie and cared about her and her situation. The story is well paced, and had me reading a page or two at every opportunity.

The author brilliantly entertains us with a touch of everything – romance, humour, mystery, and suspense – and I am looking forward to reading more of this series.

Thank you to Avon and NetGalley for allowing me to read and review this book prior to publication.


The smart second novel in the Starlight Diner series

What brings Bonnie Brooks to The Starlight Diner? And why is she on the run?

As the front-woman in a band, Bonnie is used to being in the spotlight, but now she must hide in the shadows.

Bonnie only has one person who she can turn to: her friend Esther Knight, who waitresses at the Fifties-themed diner. There, retro songs play on the jukebox as fries and sundaes are served to satisfied customers. But where has Esther gone?

Alone in New York City, Bonnie breaks down in front of arrogant news reporter, and diner regular, Jimmy Boyle. Jimmy offers to help her. Can she trust him?

When the kindly owner of the Starlight Diner offers Bonnie work, and she meets charming security officer Nick Moloney, she dares to hope that her luck has changed. Is there a blossoming romance on the cards? And can Bonnie rebuild her life with the help of her Starlight Diner friends?

AUTHOR Helen Cox
BOOK TITLE Secrets and Fries at the Starlight Diner
SERIES Starlight Diner #2
PUBLISHER Harper Collins UK/ Avon
PRINT LENGTH 270 pages
ISBN 9780008197018






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