She Ran Away From Love – Mawson

  *I received a free copy of this book, with thanks to the author and his friend Mark.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  The Light of Love pours down on Frilly. It shines so brightly that she quails and runs away. Upset with herself for feeling scared, she wakes … Continue reading She Ran Away From Love – Mawson

Bookshine’s Best Reads of 2019 – Part 2

  Here we go again, with my favourite books of the second half of 2019! As before, these are books that I read last year, regardless of publication date.  Also as before, my list is very fantasy heavy.  What can I say – it is a varied and fascinating genre and I love every subset! … Continue reading Bookshine’s Best Reads of 2019 – Part 2

Q&A with Jacqueline Pirtle – Parenting Through the Eyes of Lollipops

  I have a treat for you all today!  I had the opportunity to put a few questions to the author of Parenting Through the Eyes of Lollipops and 365 Days of Happiness, Jacqueline Pirtle.   First, here’s a bit about her latest book:   Blurb:  Do you wish that you could enjoy parenthood more? Have you ever … Continue reading Q&A with Jacqueline Pirtle – Parenting Through the Eyes of Lollipops

Blog Tour: The Alphabet for Life – Fran Norris

  *I received a free copy of this book with thanks to the author, Faye Rogers at Authoright and Clink Street Publishing.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  An alphabet book with a difference! Who said A is for Apple? Why not A is for Acceptance?! Let's learn the alphabet using words that … Continue reading Blog Tour: The Alphabet for Life – Fran Norris

Blog Tour: Q&A with Antoinette Truglio Martin – Hug Everyone You Know

    Yet another special treat:  I had the opportunity to put some questions to the author of Hug Everyone You Know, Antoinette Truglio Martin. First, here’s the book:   Blurb:  During 2017's National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, She Writes Press published Antoinette Truglio Martin’s touching memoir, Hug Everyone You Know: A Year of Community, Courage, … Continue reading Blog Tour: Q&A with Antoinette Truglio Martin – Hug Everyone You Know

Gichi Manidoo – Charles J. Musser

  *I received a free copy of this book, with thanks to the author and BookSirens.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  “Remember that stories can set us free. Tell her a story from your heart and she’ll know what to do.” 40 year-old Federico Garcia is an Afghan vet … Continue reading Gichi Manidoo – Charles J. Musser

Needlemouse – Jane O’Connor

  *I received a free ARC of this book, with thanks to NetGalley and Penguin UK – Ebury. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:   Time to come out of hibernation... Sylvia Penton has been hibernating for years, it's no wonder she's a little prickly... Sylvia lives alone, dedicating herself to her … Continue reading Needlemouse – Jane O’Connor

365 Days of Happiness -Jacqueline Pirtle

  *I received a free ARC of this book, with thanks to the author and Kelsey Butts of Book Publicity Services.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  Do you have fun with your own life? How often do you really pay attention and choose things to improve your day? In … Continue reading 365 Days of Happiness -Jacqueline Pirtle

How To Fail – Elizabeth Day

  *I received a free ARC of this novel, with thanks to Harper Collins UK and NetGalley.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  Inspired by her hugely popular podcast, How To Fail is Elizabeth Day’s brilliantly funny, painfully honest and insightful celebration of things going wrong. This is a book for anyone who has … Continue reading How To Fail – Elizabeth Day

It’s A Bright World To Feel Lost In – Mawson

  *I received a free copy of this book, with thanks to the author and his friend Mark.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:   Are you feeling a little lost? Got that ‘left in the spare room’ emptiness about you? Mawson does too. He sits atop his cushion and … Continue reading It’s A Bright World To Feel Lost In – Mawson