Miss Smith is the oldest girl at her school. She doesn’t fit in, she’s curious about the world, and questions her place within it. Her papa is unwell, and unable to pay further fees for her schooling, Miss Smith, Mary, starts to look for a way to make an income. Mary finally catches a break, she is offered the role of governess for the nieces and nephews of the respected Sir Nicholas Denny over in his estate in Norfolk. Mary tries hard not to let her true self show. People have tended not to take to her outspoken ways. But its only so long one can keep up the act. Nicholas very quickly sees through to Mary’s true identity- but it is far from dislike he sees. I enjoyed reading something set in a time so long ago. It really captures the difference in how a woman would live her life these days, compared to the 1800s. The descriptions of the fashion they all wore really interested me, and I could visualise such grande scenes. A great flow to the writing, old fashioned in the best way. Im glad we are more like Miss Smith these days and say exactly what we want to say and more importantly, be respected for it. Id like to thank Rachel at #rachelsrandomrecourses for my copy #gifted #blogtour
When I received an email about this book, I was very intrigued, and felt it was time to try something a little different.
And different is what I got!
This is the first of a series of erotic fiction books, following the sexual affair between Claudia and Jack. If you love to read about sex and it’s many pleasures, you will love it as its full of it . Im glad I tried it, I did read it in a day, although that was more because I felt overwhelmed with it and didn’t want to be reading it all weekend.
I found it strange that Claudia’s children were refered to as ‘the child’ or ‘son’ and ‘daughter ‘ and never by name. But came to the conclusion that was because this is solely about her sexual relationship with men and herself as a person, and not a book about families or her as a mother.
The Orgy chapter was the only one I felt a little bit out if my depth but, Im fully aware what I was going into when agreeing to read amd review this. Worth a go if you dare
This book explores ‘forgiveness’ very well. I often wonder how some people from high profile criminal cases forgive their attackers/murderers…
What was odd about this story was the cold, and faraway feel of all the characters. None seemed close to my heart, they just felt like strangers even at the end. This may be deliberate considering the themes within the book?
I dont have a favorite character, but I do have favorite chapters… these are the ones of Archie’s letters to his mystery receiver. These letters were cleverly crafted, and gave the book the excitement and wonder it needed.
A family suspense drama, with a plot to make you think. Forgiveness is a skill in itself, not sure I could always do the right thing in the same situation as this.
Thank you for #gifting me this lovely #hardback for my spot on the #blogtour today @annecater14 #randomthingstours
I enjoyed this one so much more than I thought I would. I’m not a teacher or a parent and this is definitely NOT a guide to being neither .
What a fun and naughty little read! Lots of characters to get to grips with, but once I git used to them all, I couldn’t put it down.
There are two expensive, high end schools. Connected by the parents. There’s a cheeky hot young PE teacher in one, and a quiet but beatiful teacher in the other. Their lives collide after a scandalous affair that affects both schools.
You have 4 main stories running through the book, and the perspective of Callum, Astrid, Jenna and Natalia. All were very addictive, but my favorite was Astrid and how she handled her men!!
My only disappointment was the epilogue. I won’t spoil it for others, for I didn’t feel it was at all needed. Sometimes a book is just a book, a story to indulge in, and I saw this as just that. Current affairs could have been missed out in my opinion.
But other than that, Loved it!
Thank you @annecater14 for #gifting me this fun book. I want more from this author! ❤. #randomthingstours
A great debut! True to life characters and an exciting plot.
Into The Void was a quick little read at 160 pages. This fast crime story has all the things you want in a mystery. A missing cheating husband, some rule breaking kids and a detective with wife issues!
I liked it a lot, and the detective was very lovable. There were times my mind was much more sinister than the actual plot – I kept twisting things in my head to make it more shocking.
Despite the fact I saw the end coming, It didn’t take away my enjoyment. For a debut this is very promising.
When Richard Harper goes missing, his secret life comes crashing down. Things begin to make sense to his poorly wife, who’s living through the nightmare of cancer treatment. Detective Archie much put his own trouble to one side, and find where this man is! Because his secret girlfriend has now been murdered!
Thank you so much to @rachelsrandomresources for my copy to review. An author to look out for.
All fans of Weird and bonkers… look this way!! This book was great, I thoroughly enjoyed. From strange spells to creepy snake action, this story has it all. I can imagine it being a really fun halloween film.
The story is set in New Orleans, and from the beginning, it is clear that Detective Ribaud isn’t dealing with the average serial killer. Lovers, partners, husbands and wives are waking up to find their other halves gone, but in their place, lays their bloody hearts and a spread of blood.
Ribald soon realises that this is an act of black magic… he turns to his witchy friends to investigate.
And boy…does he investigate!! Iv never known a detective to get so ‘involved’ The second half of the book got reallt dark and disturbing, I loved this bit more than anything. The descriptions of the spells and the witchy ceremonies were so clear in my mind they gave me nightmares.
Enjoyed this one a lot, especially the last 150 pages. Thank you @annecater14 of organising the #blogtour @flametreepress
Its my turn to review this book today for @rachelsrandomresources #blogtour
Firstly, how great is this cover? Simple, yet very eye catching.
‘….behind the walls of the women’s prison Amber is determined to prove that she has what it takes to become a tornado officer. She makes a pact with two close friends to support eachother no matter what. However, the three Black women struggle when they experience discrimination and disappointment at every turn….’
Here is Ambers’ very honest story, told in diary format of her life working in this high security prison. We see from her perspective, how much of a struggle it is to work within these walls as a woman, and a Black woman especialy. I would say this book explores friendship, attraction, racism and sexism. At times I would feel frustrated seeing how she and her friends were treated.
An important read. Very insightful. One I will keep going back to I think.
I especially enjoyed reading about Mr king
Thank you so much for having me be a part of this tour.
If Tarantino wrote books…. this is what you would get! Im a sucker for a gangsta movie! And with pulp fiction being up there as one of my faves, I got those same vibes from City Of Margins. I was also hooked on the Sopranos recently and It really helped with some of the language used in this book.
The first part concentrates on intriduction to the many characters. They all live in Brooklyn New York and at girdt it seems they have no connection. Soon though, it becomes apparent that what brings them together is crime grief and violent pasts.
I loved Ava Bifulco, I thought she was the only character who showed genuine feelings. Falling fo Don Parascando was probably the last thing she needed, but it gave us the grit of this story and an insight into his character as well as Ava’s.
Enjoyed the quick sharp story telling here. I was right there with them, as even doing the ‘accents’. This is one world Id love to delve deeper into. I’m so intrigued by the lives of these people.