Review: The Arctic Curry Club by Dani Redd

This book did not fit any of my challenge prompts.

Blurb:

‘For my whole life I had been looking for home. But why would that be in a place that I’d left? Perhaps I had to keep moving forward in order to find it…’

Soon after upending her life to accompany her boyfriend Ryan to the Arctic, Maya realises it’s not all Northern Lights and husky sleigh rides. Instead, she’s facing sub-zero temperatures, 24-hour darkness, crippling anxiety – and a distant boyfriend as a result.

In her loneliest moment, Maya opens her late mother’s recipe book and cooks Indian food for the first time. Through this, her confidence unexpectedly grows – she makes friends, secures a job as a chef, and life in the Arctic no longer freezes her with fear.

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Review: Baby It’s Cold Outside by Emily Bell

Challenge prompt: A book set in multiple countries

Blurb:

FATE PULLED THEM APART BUT NOT BEFORE THEY MADE A PROMISE.

TEN CHRISTMASES LATER WILL THEIR WISH COME TRUE . . .

As Norah battles alone, yet again, through the bustling December crowds outside Fortnum & Mason, she hears the first notes of a busker’s song that transports her back to the most romantic week of her life.

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Books for People Who Don’t Read

This post is part of Top Ten Tuesday run by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl.

Quite a few of the people in my life are readers, but there is always the few who are starting out. Often they come to me looking for a suggestion on what to read. Without knowing the intricacies of their tastes, it can be hard to judge. So, I’ve come up with a few stock answers.

Have you read any of these? Would you recommend them?

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Great Online Resources for Book Lovers

This post is part of Top Ten Tuesday run by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl.

Finding the best places to get information about books is sometimes tough. There always seems to be something new, or somewhere you’ve missed.

These are some of the best places to find books online. I love heading in and checking them out now and then. Of course, there may be some tweaks you can make for your own book tastes.

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Review: The Dating Playbook by Farrah Rochon

This book did not fit any of my challenge prompts.

Blurb:

When a personal trainer agrees to fake date her client, all rules are out the window in this delightful romantic comedy from the USA Today bestselling author of The Boyfriend Project!

When it comes to personal training, Taylor Powell kicks serious butt. Unfortunately, her bills are piling up, rent is due, and the money situation is dire. Taylor needs more than the support of her new best friends, Samiah and London. She needs a miracle.

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