Book Review:The Poppy Field by Deborah Carr @rararesources


I’m so sorry that this tour and others was late due to a tragedy I faced. I appreciate this opportunity and all views are my own.

The Poppy Field

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

Young nurse, Gemma, is struggling with the traumas she has witnessed through her job in the NHS. Needing to escape from it all, Gemma agrees to help renovate a rundown farmhouse in Doullens, France, a town near the Somme. There, in a boarded-up cupboard, wrapped in old newspapers, is a tin that reveals the secret letters and heartache of Alice Le Breton, a young volunteer nurse who worked in a casualty clearing station near the front line.

Set in the present day and during the horrifying years of the war, both woman discover deep down the strength and courage to carry on in even the most difficult of times. Through Alice’s words and her unfailing love for her sweetheart at the front, Gemma learns to truly live again.

This is a beautifully written epic historical novel that will take your breath away.

My thoughts on this book was it was beautifully written and the timelines wove together perfectly creating a magnificent read! I loved how the author released this novel at the time of the 100th year anniversary of WW1.❤ If you enjoy a fiction novel that has great characters, dialogue and interwoven timelines you will find this as a beautiful and bittersweet delight. The author did great a great job to portray moments that were realistic yet “the norm” during times of war and crisis but throughout this story you see strength and that is enough in itself! A great read that I needed because of the depth and it had the ability to make me feel alive during my own tragedy. ❤❤

Purchase Link – http://mybook.to/ThePoppyField

Author Bio – Deborah Carr lives on the island of Jersey in the Channel Islands with her husband, two children and three rescue dogs. She became interested in books set in WW1 when researching her great-grandfather’s time as a cavalryman in the 17th 21st Lancers.

She is part of ‘The Blonde Plotters’ writing group and was Deputy Editor on the online review site, Novelicious.com for seven years. Her debut historical romance, Broken Faces, is set in WW1 and was runner-up in the 2012 Good Housekeeping Novel Writing Competition and given a ‘special commendation’ in the Harry Bowling Prize that year. The Poppy Field is her second historical novel.

Social Media Links –

Website: https://www.deborahcarr.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DeborahCarrAuthor/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DebsCarr

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ofbooksandbeaches/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/deborahcarr/

This novel was part of a blog tour and even though I’m late to the game, I wanted to share all the other fantastic bloggers that took part and a big thanks to Rachel @ Rachel’s Random Resources


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Hey loves! I hope everyone has a great weekend full of love, kinky sex, fun and Books!!! Love your faces! I have been hopping around the blogosphere but not as much as I want to (especially with my scary dose of back dated reviews😨), I have been going through the grieving process but it will get better soon! *hope installed* I hope everyone has a great weekend and happy reading!

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Free Kindle Books Feature: Craving


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blurb-1677070230.pngAfter being left at the altar, Jade Roberts seeks solace at her best friend’s ranch on the Colorado western slope. Her humiliation still ripe, she doesn’t expect to be attracted to her friend’s reticent brother, but when the gorgeous cowboy kisses her, all bets are off.

Talon Steel is broken. Having never fully healed from a horrific childhood trauma, he simply exists, taking from women what is offered and giving nothing in return…until Jade Roberts catapults into his life. She is beautiful, sweet, and giving, and his desire for her becomes a craving he fears he’ll never be able to satisfy.

Passion sizzles between the two lovers…but long-buried secrets haunt them both and may eventually tear them apart.

Christmas at the Little Duck Pond Cafe by Rosie Green-Rachel’s Random Resources


 

Christmas at The Little Duck Pond Cafe

by Rosie Green



                                      

Amazon US / UK / CAAU  

 

Fen has always hated being the center of attention.


She loves her new job, working behind the scenes at the Little Duck Pond Cafe and baking the scrumptious cakes that have helped its reputation soar. But frankly, she’d rather scrub the public toilet floor with a toothbrush than have to come out and talk to the customers.


She’s always been happy to stay in the background as long as she has a good supply of books to escape into. That’s her kind of romance – the fictional sort where she can read about other people taking a chance on love, but she doesn’t have to risk her own heart.


But that was before Ethan Fox arrived in the village and turned her world upside down. Ethan is a leading light in the local amateur dramatics theatre company and Fen knows he’s way out of her league.


But when the popular village Christmas pantomime hits a crisis, Fen and Ethan find themselves thrown together. Can Fen overcome her shyness and find the courage to step on stage and save the day?

 




I love this series!💖 Rosie Green creates wonderful cozies that are sure to warm your heart and make you smile!😀 This book definitely meets the standards of it’s previous works. I enjoyed the sweet but well written plot and would definitely recommend Rosie Green’s novel to those whom love a feel good cozy!💖

Author Bio

Rosie Green has been scribbling stories ever since she was little. Back then they were rip-roaring adventure tales with a young heroine in perilous danger of falling off a cliff or being tied up by ‘the baddies’. Thankfully, Rosie has moved on somewhat, and now much prefers to write romantic comedies that melt your heart and make you smile, with really not much perilous danger involved at all, unless you count the heroine losing her heart in love.

Rosie’s brand new series of novellas is centered on life in a village café. The first two stories in the series are: Spring at The Little Duck Pond Cafe and Summer at The Little Duck Pond Café.

Twitter – https://twitter.com/Rosie_Green1988


NeverHaven (Vision of the Elder#1) by Michael Garza-YA Bound 


I want to thank YA Bound Blog Tours & the author for this opportunity. All views expressed in this review are my own.😊


NeverHaven (Vision of the Elder #1)
by Michael W. Garza

Genre: YA Fiction/Occult & Supernatural
Release Date: October 8th 2018
NeverHaven Press

Summary:

The bond between twins can bend but never break.
Elizabeth is crazy, at least that’s what everyone believes. She sees things, terrible things no one wants to hear about. Her twin sister, Jessica, used to see things too, but she convinced herself long ago it was all in her head. The sixteen-year-old was left to drift through the chaos alone, abandoned by her other half. But now the darkness has come calling.

Vision of the Elder

This YA Paranormal Series follows the trail of those children forced to bear witness to the sacred rites of the Cult of the Elder. Their eyes are opened to the darkness beyond the void, and their lives are forever changed.

Book I: NeverHaven
Book II: Children of the Mark (Forthcoming)
Book III: The Crimson Door (Forthcoming)



Elizabeth gaze lowered to the gauze wrapped tightly around her wrists, and she forced herself to consider what she’d nearly done. Technically, it was a suicidal gesture. To be honest, it was her third suicidal gesture in the past four years. She’d used the razor from her father’s fancy shaver. Elizabeth didn’t want to die, she knew that. Dr. Wesley confirmed it, although Elizabeth didn’t put much stock in what her shrink said. Thinking about it made her uncomfortable, and she squirmed in her seat.

Elizabeth saw things. No one believed her. No one except Jessica had ever believed her.

Wow, this was quite the story!💖 When I first read the synopsis, I was automatically drawn to it and was more drawn to it as I realized how much I could relate in a small way to Elizabeth’s crazy reality. The writing style of this story was good and it captured my attention from beginning to end. There were a few slow moments but overall a pretty enticing read. I am very excited to see what the author brings out next! I would definitely recommend this book to those whom enjoy a good YA read.😊


About the Author
Michael W. Garza often finds himself wondering where his inspiration will come from next and in what form his imagination will bring it to life. The outcomes regularly surprise him and it’s always his ambition to amaze those curious enough to follow him and take in those results. He hopes everyone will find something that frightens, surprises, or simply astonishes them.


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Blog Tour Schedule –

october 8

A New Look On Books’ Blog   Teaser

The Avid Reader   Excerpt

Mythical Books Excerpt

All the Ups and Downs   Excerpt

October 9

Am Kinda Busy Reading   Review

Chapters through life   Review

The Cover Contessa   Excerpt

Oh Hey! Books.   Excerpt

BeachBoundBooks     Excerpt

October 10

K.L. Novitzke – Author   Excerpt

Willow’s Thoughts And Book Obsessions      https://wssthoughtsandbookobsessions.blogspot.com/      Review

Morbid Reviews     http://morbidreviews.madame-guillotine.net/   Promo Post

Declarations of a Fangirl    Spotlight

book reviews https://ericaremboske.wixsite.com/bookreviews Review

October 11

Touch My Spine Book Reviews  http://touchmyspinebookreviews.com     Review

Character Madness and Musings https://jenabaxterbooks.blogspot.com/ Promo Post

Pink Fluffy Hearts https://pinkfluffyhearts.blogspot.com/ Promo Post

October 12

Pagefuls      www.pagefuls.com        Review

YA/NA Book Divas     http://www.yabookdivas.com Promo Post

Finding Magic In Books  http://findingmagicinbooks.tumblr.com     Review

Between the Bindings https://betwnthebindings.blogspot.com/ Promo Post

Artsy Draft http://artsydraft.com/ Review



Belonging by Rhoda Baxter Review


*~Belonging by Rhoda Baxter – Feature via Rachel’s Random Resources and Review~*💖💯 I would like to thank Rachel and Rhoda Baxter for providing me this opportunity and also for your patience while this being my 3rd time making this post due to WP acting up again and some sudden health concerns but like you said Rachel hopefully the third time is a charm! I am grateful to be a part of this tour and all views expressed are my own. Now to this fantabulous book!💖

She’s grieving her lost love. He’s searching for his lost niece. Can attraction overcome family loyalty in this enemies to lovers romance?

Hiding away in a tiny Yorkshire village, Harriet is grieving for her lost love. His family won’t talk to her and she can’t move on from from his death. All this changes when his daughter, Niamh, turns up on her doorstep, needing a sympathetic ear.

Tim thinks Harriet broke up his sister’s marriage all those years ago. His sister’s enemies are his enemies. When his niece runs away to Harriet’s house, he knows he has to get her back before his sister finds out. But that means talking with Harriet.

As they work together to console Niamh and get her home safely, Tim and Harriet become increasingly attracted to each other.

But with attraction comes guilt.

Can they overcome their respective loyalties and give in to love?

MY REVIEW:

Belonging: A small town romance (Trewton Royd Novellas Book 2)

Belonging: A small town romance by Rhoda Baxter
My rating: 5 of 5 fantastic stars!!!😀

Belonging by Rhoda Baxter is a 2018 publication.

I just loved this novella by Rhoda Baxter!❤💙💚💛 This was a fantastic read to help me escape a little.😊 Many people don’t prefer novellas because of many authors not being able to pack enough punch into their books and I can agree to a point that this can happen but with Ms. Baxter’s novella, I was in love! She was able to craft an excellent book in under 150 pages and gave me all the feels and exceeded my expectations. Belonging by Rhoda Baxter has fantastic characters, a steady plot and it all was woven together with an outstanding writing style!💛💚💙 I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a good read that can be gobbled up within a few hours or so.😁 I can’t wait for the chance to see what Ms. Baxter comes out with next and when time allows me to read her past works! Hands down, a five star read.☆☆☆☆☆

 
Purchase Link:
The universal buy link for the book is: www.books2read.com/u/bzPAZq
If you want the direct UK link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Belonging-small-romance-Trewton-Novellas-ebook/dp/B07H4PQKXC

Belonging will be 99p until 5th October and the end of the blog tour!💖


Author Bio –
Rhoda Baxter writes contemporary romances with heart and a touch of cynicism. She has had several novels published by the award winning publisher Choc Lit. Writing under her other pen name, Jeevani Charika, she has been published by Bonnier Zaffre. Her books have been shortlisted for awards such as the RoNA Romantic Comedy of the Year (in 2017), Love Stories Award (in 2015) and the Joan Hessayon Award (2012).

Rhoda started off as a microbiologist and then drifted out of research and into technology transfer. When choosing a penname, she was hit by a fit of nostalgia and named herself after the bacterium she studied during her PhD. She has lived in a variety of places including Sri Lanka, Yap (it’s a real place), Halifax, Oxford and Didcot (also a real place). She tends to judge the standard of living by the quality and availability of tea and cake. She now lives with her young family in East Yorkshire, where the tea and cake provision is excellent.

You can find her wittering on about cake and science and other random things on her website (http://www.rhodabaxter.com), on Facebook, or on Twitter (@rhodabaxter). Please do say hello if you’re passing.

You can also follow her on Bookbub.
You can get a free copy of one of her books by joining her reader newsletter.

Social Media Links –
website http://www.rhodabaxter.com
Facebook: https://en-gb.facebook.com/RhodaBaxterAuthor/
Twitter (@rhodabaxter)
Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/rhoda-baxter

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Thanks for viewing my review, you guys! I’m so sorry that I have been having such a screw ball time with WP!😒 I think they are finally going to help me seriously with troubleshooting! Man, it has been crazy CRAZY! I just want to blog and I miss all my lovelies. I love all of your faces and hope that WP will let me hop to a blog near you and of course you soon!🌹🌈💯🌺

 

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*2 Books in 1 Tour* Cupid Fucks Up & My Troyboy is a Twat by Paula Houseman-Update @ End of Post As Well!


I would like to thank Rachel @ Rachel’s Random Resources and the author providing me with the e-ARCs in exchange for and honest review. I appreciate this wonderful opportunity and all views expressed are my own.

Cupid F*cks Up

Ruth Roth is a straight shooter. Pity Cupid’s not.

Smart-mouth Ruth is an inspirational humour columnist for a popular women’s magazine. Recently divorced, she has found the love of her life. Without any help, mind you, from the little fat love god. Ruth has decided she herself is her one and only.

And she’s in a comfy place. Why wouldn’t she be? No need to yell ‘Put the bloody toilet seat down!’ No need to hoover toe-nail clippings off the carpet.

But then a silver-tongued Prince Charming fronts up in his shiny Merc and tickles her discarded, little-girl fantasies. He tells her their love is written in the stars.

It must be a misprint.

A romance with this particular PC is not so PC! Still …

Ruth’s life plays out more like ancient myth than fairytale. And what hot-blooded woman can resist forbidden fruit?

There’s a problem, though. Ruth does not have a hot-blooded mum. Ruth has a pain-in-the-arse mum whose squawking disapproval cranks the taboo up a notch.

All the more reason to take up with the stud! But it means taking on the harpy.

Tensions mount, and even Ruth’s man can’t protect her from the trash-talking voices in her head. It looks like he can’t muzzle his own either. When an earth-shattering revelation causes him to give her grief, it makes her feel like she’s dating her mother.

Taking the kind of advice she doles out to her readers is not so easy, and Ruth wonders if this love can survive. More to the point, is it worth the trouble?

Purchase Links

Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cupid-cks-Ruth-Roth-Book-ebook/dp/B07FZWR76L/

Amazon US – https://www.amazon.com/Cupid-cks-Ruth-Roth-Book-ebook/dp/B07FZWR76L/

My T(r)oyboy is a Twat

Love, romance, marriage, and a dark little secret. Shh … Small things let loose can grow out of hand.

Ruth Roth’s new husband can’t keep it in. If only he had all those years ago, things might be different now.

His big mouth sends every family member into hell. Except for Ruth’s late mother. She blows in from there. Seems the woman just won’t die. Or let up. Faaaark!

As if Mama’s earbashing isn’t enough, everyone else needs a scapegoat. Ruth is it. Somehow, this mess is her fault.

With everything falling apart, she feels overwhelmed. Until a hunky celebrity pants man—who clearly wants to get into hers—befriends her and makes her feel all warm and fuzzy. At the same time, an educated silicone seductress has designs on hubby.

Temptation abounds. But it’s overshadowed when a startling discovery throws Ruth and her man into uncharted waters, and life comes crashing down.

Ruth has survived plenty with the help of her friends. And as a writer, her wry wit, dirty muse, and a bent for ancient mythology have sustained her. This, though, might be her undoing.
Purchase Links

Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07FKN8HF6/

Amazon US – https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07FKN8HF6/

Both of these novels were freaking awesome and hilarious! Paula Houseman seems to always make the perfect blend of humor, sexiness and romance to make one unforgettable romantic comedy novel!😀 I have now read three books by her and have loved every single one. She makes those guilty pleasure novels that being out your wild side and I absolutely love it! I think love and laughter are the best medicines for anyone and you can surely find that in Ms. Houseman’s novels.😊 I can’t wait to see what she comes out with next! Highly recommended for your inner wild side and for a time good laughs. Doctor’s orders!😘🌹

Author Bio – Paula Houseman was once a graphic designer. But when the temptation to include ‘the finger’ as part of a logo for a forward-moving women’s company proved too much, she knew it was time to give away design. Instead, she took up writing.

She found she was a natural with the double entendres (God knows she’d been in enough trouble as a child for dirty wordplay).

As a published writer of earthy chick lit and romantic comedy, Paula gets to bend, twist, stretch and juice up universal experiences to shape reality the way she wants it, even if it is only in books. But at the same time, she can make it more real, so that her readers feel part of the sisterhood. Or brotherhood (realness has nothing to do with gender).

Through her books, Paula also wants to help the reader escape into life and love’s comic relief. And who doesn’t need to sometimes?

Her style is a tad Monty Pythonesque because she adores satire. It helps defuse all those gaffes and thoughts that no one is too proud of.

Paula lives in Sydney, Australia with her husband. No other creatures. The kids have flown the nest and the dogs are long gone.

Social Media Links –

Twitter: https://twitter.com/paulahouseman

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/PaulaHouseman

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PaulaHousemanAuthor

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulahouseman

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Since on the last tour I was in of Ms. Houseman’s, I was a bit doom and gloom but thankfully I have good news to share! My page is working better-ish besides notifications after some troubleshooting and also I won’t be evicted as of now and found some work so things are turning for the good slowly but surely! My car is broken down and we are still struggling financially but we are on the right path and that’s what counts!😀💖 I am so thankful for all the prayers and vibes I have received over my rollercoaster/tycoon of a last 6 months but I hope once my internet is fixed I will be able to get into full blogging force! Love ya guys! You’re the BEST!💖