Review: How to Bake a New Beginning by Lucy Knott

This book is not part of my challenge criteria.


Three sisters. One trip to Italy. The chance to change their lives.

Amanda has always taken the role of big sister seriously. She has her life in order; a fantastic job in a great restaurant, a wonderful house and a best friend who’s a Rockstar. But, Amanda’s beginning to realise that her life is missing one monumental piece…

Sabrina is living the high life in LA. Her Instagram is full of lavish parties, her tweets are brimming with celebrity names, but in reality she’s stuck behind a desk working for a boss who is determined to make her suffer. Is it time for her to stand up and take charge of her life?

Louisa has always been drowned out by her sister’s successes. As the university drop-out she’s always felt third best. But a chance encounter in a little Italian village may be about to change that…

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Belle the Book Blogger

Have you ever thought about what the Disney Princesses would blog about if they lived in the modern era? Tiana would definitely have a food blog filled with delicious recipes, and Cinderella would give Mrs Hinch a run for her money in the cleaning blog stakes. Ariel would probably have a blog about wildlife and ocean conservation, with guest posts from Pocahontas about land animals and environmental issues.

But there’s one blog that’s in no doubt. If there is one Disney Princess who would have a book blog, it’s Belle. With a library as full as hers and a love of books from her childhood, Belle would be a book blogging queen. Time to find out just how visit-worthy her blog is.

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Perfect Pool Reads

This post is part of Six for Sunday, run by Steph from A Little But a Lot.

If you’re going on a holiday, one of the most important thoughts is what books to bring. My aunt comes to me regularly when off to visit her in laws in Spain, requesting the best books to keep her entertained from the moment she checks in. When she comes to me for recommendations, these are books I’ve recommended to her and she’s absolutely loved.


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Review: I Looked Away by Jane Corry

This book did not fit any of my challenge criteria.


Every Monday, 49-year-old Ellie looks after her grandson Josh. She loves him more than anything else in the world. The only thing that can mar her happiness is her husband’s affair. But he swore it was over, and Ellie has decided to be thankful for what she’s got.

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