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

Blog Tour: The Six Loves of Billy Binns – Richard Lumsden

  *I received a free copy of this book, with thanks to the author, Tinder Press and and Anne Cater of  Random Things Blog Tours. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb: I remember my dreams but not where they start. Further back, I recall some of yesterday and the day before … Continue reading Blog Tour: The Six Loves of Billy Binns – Richard Lumsden