Review: Christmas Secrets by the Sea by Jane Lovering

This book did not fit any of my challenge criteria.

Blurb:

Sometimes you don’t get the Christmas presents you imagined…

Tansy Merriweather is down on her luck. She’s lost her business and her relationship, and instead of a glamorous London apartment, her home is now a campervan on a Dorset beach. And as if things couldn’t get any worse, a scruffy dog called Brian with a taste for sardines has adopted her as his owner.

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Review: Skin Deep by Liz Nugent

This book did not fit any of my challenge criteria.

Blurb

‘Once I had cleared the bottles away and washed the blood off the floor, I needed to get out of the flat.’

Cordelia Russell has been living on the Côte d’Azur for ten years, posing as a posh English woman fallen on hard times. But her luck is running out. Desperate to escape her grotty flat and grim reality, Cordelia spends a night at a glittering party. Surrounded by the young, beautiful and privileged she feels her age and her poverty. As dawn breaks she stumbles home through the back streets. Even before she opens her door she can hear the flies buzzing. It hasn’t taken long for the corpse in her bedroom to commence decomposing …

Liz Nugent’s novel is the dark, twisted and shocking story of what takes Cordelia from an island childhood in Ireland to ruins in Nice.

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Review: The House Swap by Rebecca Fleet

This book did not fit any of my challenge criteria.

Blurb:

Be careful who you let in . . .

When Caroline and Francis receive an offer to house swap–from their city flat to a townhouse in a leafy, upscale London suburb–they jump at the chance for a week away from home, their son, and the tensions that have pushed their marriage to the brink.

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A Playlist of Hopes and Dreams

Today is my stop on the blog tour for A Season of Hopes and Dreams by the wonderful Lynsey James. While I have actually read the book, and will have a full review of it up later on, I wanted to do a little something different for my stop on the tour today. While I read the book, I was in constant contact with Lynsey, and we both would send back and forth songs we thought would fit into the book perfectly. So, that’s what I decided to do with my stop on the tour. Lynsey and I have put together a little playlist that perhaps you can listen to while you read this book.

Image via Neverland Blog Tours

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