Sisterly Love by Michelle Vernal @MichelleVernal @rararesources #BookReview

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Do you have a sister? Have you ever wanted a sister? This really is the book for you then! Thrilled to be part of the blog tour for this delightful book filled with sisters,laughs, and love! Many thanks to Rachel for the invitation and to Michelle vernal for her charming words💕

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Nobody’s Perfect Are They?

Rebecca Loughton’s bumbled her way through her thirty-something years making a few cock-ups along the way. Of course, these wouldn’t be so obvious if it wasn’t for her golden haired, older sister Jennifer.

In a bid to escape Jennifer’s lengthy shadow and to find her happy ever after Rebecca, high-tails it out of her hometown of Christchurch to the other side of the world landing a legal secretary job in the buzzing city of Dublin. A few drinks later, all she has to show for her new life is an embarrassing one-night stand and a dollop of flirtatious banter with her boss Ciaran, who just happens to have a predatory receptionist in hot pursuit of him.

Amidst plans of preventing such a merger, Rebecca receives news that Jennifer’s picture perfect life has a big, fat crack down the middle of it in the form of a philandering husband. Summoned home to look after her sister’s children and cooking school while she works on her marriage, Rebecca finds the reality of looking after two young children along with the bizarre array of guests booked into the cooking school grim. The only bright spot on her horizon are Ciaran’s e-mails but then she meets David Seagar whom she thinks might just be the ending to her happy ever after but will he prove to be far from perfect too?

My Thoughts

4 Sisterly Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

At the beginning of this book I was so glad I don’t have a sister, but by the end I was a little jealous… this was a fun lighthearted read filled with laughs,love, and sisters….

Rebecca is the little sister… fun-loving a bit irresponsible and feeling as though she can never live up to her “perfect” big sister… Jennifer is responsible, married, with two adorable children, and the owner of a successful cooking school…. when Jennifer’s “perfect” life falls apart Rebecca flies from Ireland back to New Zealand to help pick up the pieces…. I loved how this book really delved into the relationship between these two sisters… I really liked both of them, although I might have been a little more partial towards Rebecca…. Rebecca taking care of her sister’s two kids and running the cooking business was quite humorous…. I also think it did her a world of good to find out things aren’t always as perfect as they seem…. I also think this realization improved the relationship between sisters greatly!

There is also a bit of romance in this book, however it really takes a backseat to the sister relationship and that was just perfectly fine with me! This really is the perfect book to throw in your beach bag as you head out the door… whether you are headed to the beach, pool, the park, or to pick your kids up from a sporting event….

*** many thanks to the author and Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for my copy of this book ***

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Hello, my name is Michelle Vernal, and by way of introduction, I’m Mum to Josh and Daniel and am married to the super supportive Paul. We live in the garden city of Christchurch, New Zealand with our three-legged, black cat called Blue. BC (before children) Paul and I lived and worked in Ireland, the experiences we had there have flavoured my books.

I’ve always written, but it was only after my first son was born that I decided to attend a creative writing course at Canterbury University. Oh the guilt dropping him at pre-school so I could learn the basics of story writing, but oh the joy of having conversation to contribute other than the price of nappies that week!  The first piece I ever penned post course was published by a New Zealand parenting magazine. I went on to write humorous; opinion styled pieces of my take on parenting, but when the necessity for being politically correct got too much, I set myself the challenge of writing a novel. Six books later and a publishing deal with Harper Impulse here I am. These days I write for a North Canterbury lifestyle magazine and my latest book Sweet Home Summer has just been released by Harper Impulse.

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The Island Villa by Lily Graham @lilygrahambooks @bookouture #BookReview

Happy Tuesday y’all! Welcome to my stop on the blog blitz for this beautiful book! Many thanks to Kim for the invitation and to Lily Graham for her lovely words 🦋

The-Island-Villa-KindleThe perfect feel good summer read

Marisal. A villa on a sleepy Spanish island. A place that time had forgotten. A place of long ago summers, sun-kissed memories and one terrible betrayal …

When Charlotte’s husband James tragically dies, he leaves her an unexpected gift – her grandmother’s beautiful villa, Marisal, on the Spanish island of Formentera.

As she begins to explore her new home, and heal her broken heart in the warm golden sunshine, Charlotte discovers that her grandmother Alba has been keeping secrets about her life on the island. Intrigued by her family’s hidden history, Charlotte uncovers a devastating love affair that put many lives at risk and two sisters torn apart by loss.

Can the heart-breaking truth of the island’s dark history finally be laid to rest? Or will the secrets of the past shake the new life and love that Charlotte is close to finding?

My Thoughts

4 Exquisite Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

What a heartbreaking story set in such a beautiful place… another book that seamlessly blended the past with the present… this book was about hope, heartbreak, healing,and Hidden family secrets… set on this beautiful small Spanish island making this the perfect summer read….Lily Graham has written a beautifully compelling story that at its very heart is all about love💕

Charlotte has lost her husband, but he has left behind a gift…. The gift of her grandmother’s childhood house and really so much more…. when Charlotte ventures to this small island she learns many Long held family secrets…. and I learned about a part of history I had no idea about… I found the historical part of this book extremely interesting, and I was impressed with the amount of research the author put into it….

The past story was all about two sisters, a secret, and a heartbreaking love story… don’t want to say too much about the storyline, because this story added a dose of mystery to the book… this book really was the perfect mixture of the past, the present, a mystery, and a love story… A little something for everyone…

Recommend when you are in the mood for a compelling story set in a beautiful setting…

*** many thanks to Bookouture for my copy of this book ***

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Lily grew up in dusty Johannesburg, which gave her a longing for the sea that has never quite gone away; so much so that sometimes she’ll find sand grouting the teaspoons, and an ocean in a teacup. She lives now in the English countryside with her husband and her sweet, slobbering bulldog Fudge, and brings her love for the sea and country-living to her fiction.
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Greek Millionaire, Unruly Wife by Sun Chara @sunchara3 @@rararesources #BookReview

Happy Tuesday book friends!

Thrilled to be part of the blog tour for this romance book! Many thanks to Rachel for the invitation and two Sun Chara for her story💛

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A tempestuous fling…a marriage…a betrayal?

When Michalis Leonadis’ bride jumps ship at the first sign of rough waters, he’s annoyed. When she costs him a marriage and a billion-dollar deal, he’s furious; but when he discovers she ditched him whilst harboring a secret…he’s out for revenge.

Ex-model, Julia Armstrong gave up everything for Michalis but when she catches him with another woman, crushed, she jets out of his life. The proud Greek blasts back into her world seeking retribution—in exchange for a divorce, he demands she relinquish the one thing she cannot. Her daughter. Only one other bargaining chip remains…Julia herself.

My Thoughts

This book was very reminiscent of those old-school stereo typical romances… The entire book was built on the premise of A huge misunderstanding…. a misunderstanding that could have been avoided IF these characters actually talk to one another…. does this sound familiar? A lot like an American soap opera where characters are stomping around seeking revenge for things that never even happened…. very over-the-top, yet entertaining for entertainment’s sake….

It’s hard to pack much character development into such a small book… yet, you could feel the chemistry between Mike and Julia, even if it showed itself in anger most of the time… A rich millionaire who cannot believe he was dumped… a beautiful wife who feels scorned… very cliché however I found it comforting…

Recommend when you’re in the mood for an Old school romance❤️

*** many thanks to the author and Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for my copy of this book ***

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Sun photo-1Author Bio –  Sun Chara, an Amazon top 100 bestseller, writes sexy, hip ‘n fun contemporary romance for HarperImpulse. JABBIC winner, Manhattan Millionaire’s Cinderella launched her writing career, spinning the ‘global millionaires’ series’. She makes her home in southern California, and has appeared on stage/film to rave reviews in How the Other Half Loves, General Hospital, and McGee and Me. With aMasters Degree in Education, and membership in SAG/AFTRA and Romance Writers of America, she enjoys sipping Frappuccinos topped with whipped cream/sprinkles, and dancing on the beach…making everyday a celebration!

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