Wednesday, 12 December 2018

12 Days of Festive Giveaways: Win a Gingerbread Man Bookbandz

It's the final day of the 12 Days of Festive Giveaways but I'm spoiling you with this absolutely gorgeous Gingerbread Man BookBandz.  I am a huge fan of these elasticated bookmarks that are all handmade to order by Karen, and have quite a selection of them myself that I use on my books... with one of these on your book there's no danger of losing your place if you accidentally drop it!

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Emma's Review: The Secret Vow by Natalie Meg Evans

Reviewed by Emma Crowley

Katya – young, beautiful and impoverished – arrives in Paris, hoping to begin a new life. She leaves behind a terrible secret, and her survival in this strange and beautiful new city depends on nobody ever discovering who – and what – she is.

Immediately, Katya is swept up in the city’s glamour – particularly the boutiques on the main boulevard, where glittering gowns are hand-sewn for an exclusive clientele. Dare Katya dream that she may someday wear – or even design – one of these dazzling creations? It feels like an impossible wish, until she meets businessman Harry Morten.

Tall, handsome and well-connected, Harry could give Katya everything she wants and more… but at what price? And should she break the vow she’s made and trust him with her secret when her very survival could be at stake?

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12 Days of Festive Giveaways: Win a 'When in Doubt Check it Out' tote bag

This year's Festive celebrations are almost over but there are still a couple of gorgeous prizes left to be won.  If you're a regular follower of the blog you'll know that I love tote bags so I'm always looking for bargains for presents for friends and family or to stockpile for giveaway prizes, so when I saw this 'When in Doubt Check it Out' tote bag from Gibbs Smith on offer I couldn't resist buying it 😉

Monday, 10 December 2018

12 Days of Festive Giveaways: Win a copy of A Miracle on Hope Street by Emma Heatherington & Nessie bookmark

I had already decided to do a giveaway for a copy of A Miracle on Hope Street by Emma Heatherington, which I'd also hoped to review but sadly reading time has been lacking this week so will review hopefully next week, as part of the 12 Days of Festive Giveaways when I saw this novelty Loch Ness monster bookmark that I knew would be a perfect accompaniment to the book.

Can a single act of kindness change a life forever?

To many people, Ruth Ryans has everything: the perfect job, a beautiful home and a loving family. But as Christmas approaches, Ruth feels lonelier than ever.

Then Ruth meets Michael. A man who she showed kindness to during his darkest moment. That one single act, his miracle, helped change his life forever.

Sunday, 9 December 2018

12 Days of Festive Giveaways: Win a pair of Glass Cabochon Books Stud Earrings

When I spotted these Books stud earrings whilst browsing the internet for book-related gifts I couldn't resist buying a pair to give away as part of the 12 Days of Festive Giveaways.  And now that they've arrived they're even nicer than I imagined and even came with a spare pair of butterfly backs so that you've a choice of what type of backs you want to wear with the earrings.   

According to the specifications on the website these earrings are 10mm glass cabochon, silver alloy metal (nickel free) stud earrings.

Saturday, 8 December 2018

12 Days of Festive Giveaways: Win a Festive eBook of your choice from Amazon UK

Amazon UK have finally added the give ebook as a gift option which means that I can now run giveaways for ebooks which will save me a few pennies in postage.  Sadly there is still restrictions in place meaning the eBooks can only be gifted to residents in the UK so for any International winners who use Amazon UK I would have to send a gift card instead.

I have decided to trial the gift an eBook this weekend by running to win a festive eBook of their choice.  As it's Christmas and I want to share the book love, I will choose three winners so will have to set an eBook price limit of £2 as there are multiple winners.  Below are some of the fantastic Christmas eBooks that are currently on offer from 99p to consider but you don't have to pick one of these.

The Christmas Sisters by Sarah Morgan

It’s not what’s under the Christmas tree, but who’s around it that matters most.

All Suzanne McBride wants for Christmas is her three daughters happy and at home. But when sisters Posy, Hannah and Beth return to their family home in the Scottish Highlands, old tensions and buried secrets start bubbling to the surface.

Suzanne is determined to create the perfect family Christmas, but the McBrides must all face the past and address some home truths before they can celebrate together . . .

After the Snow by Susannah Constantine

Christmas morning, 1969.

All eleven-year-old Esme Munroe wants for Christmas is for her mother to be on one of her ‘good’ days – and, secretly, for a velvet riding hat. So when she finds an assortment of wet towels and dirty plates in her stocking, she’s just relieved Father Christmas remembered to stop at The Lodge this year.

But later that day Esme’s mother disappears in the heavy snow. Even more mysteriously, only the Earl of Culcairn seems to know where she might have gone. Torn between protecting her mother and uncovering the secrets tumbling out of Culcairn Castle’s ornate closets, Esme realises that life will never be the same again after the snow…

Christmas Cakes and Mistletoe Nights by Carole Matthews

Fay and Danny are madly in love and it's all Fay's ever dreamed of. But she left everything - including the delightful cake shop she used to run - to be with Danny on his cosy canal boat The Dreamcatcher. And as she soon finds out, making delicious cakes on the water isn't always smooth sailing!

Then Fay gets a call that sends her back to where it all began; back to where she first met Danny, back to her friends and the Cake Shop in the Garden. Even as Fay happily returns to dry land and her passion for baking, she knows it will be hard being away from Danny, especially with Christmas round the corner. But their relationship is strong enough to survive . . . isn't it?

Can Fay really get everything she ever wanted in Christmas Cakes and Mistletoe Nights?