The Celestial Assignment

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It’s Women in Horror Month, and what better way to celebrate it than to share a new release by a wonderful author! Theresa Braun’s new short story, The Celestial Assignment is available now! Check it out! The Celestial Assignment Publication Date: February 14th, 2020 Genre: Short Story/ Urban Fantasy/ Paranormal After a sudden death, Will, a misguided angel, is tasked with … Read More

When Stars Are Bright: A Review

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I’m pleased to be sharing a slightly different book and a highly anticipated release with you all today. When Stars Are Bright is a Young Adult fairy tale retelling of “Thumbelina” by author, Amber R. Duell. Read on for my thoughts, an excerpt and a chance to win a paperback copy of the book. When Stars Are Bright Publication Date: … Read More

The Cottage in a Cornish Cove – A Review

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A heart-warming tale of discovering all you never wanted is exactly what you needed. Orphaned as a baby and raised by indifferent relatives, much of Anna Redding’s happiness as a child came from the long summer holidays spent with an elderly family friend, Aunt Meg, in the quaint village of Polkerran. With Aunt Meg’s passing, Anna is drawn back to … Read More

The Six-Week Solution – a review

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I’m thrilled to share a brand new historical fiction, The Six-Week Solution by Paula Darnell. I have an excerpt for you to read, a giveaway to enter below and of course, as always, my honest thoughts having read this book myself! Publication Date: January 1st, 2020 Genre: Historical Fiction From the back cover: “Never guessing that their very lives might be … Read More

Sparky The Dragon Bus Review

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From the back cover: “Sparky isn’t your typical double-decker bus. Behind the dragon and magical paintings, she’s full of fun and adventures for all children. Jump aboard to find out what makes Sparky so special.” What we thought: Sparky the Dragon Bus is a beautiful story about inclusion and play. A bus, Sparky, is chosen from the bus yard to … Read More

An Interview with Jo Jackson

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It is with great pleasure that I am bringing you a brand new author interview on my blog today. I recently had the chance to learn a little more about Jo Jackson and her latest book, Beyond the Margin, which was published in October 2019. Hello Jo, welcome to Cup of Toast! Can you tell me a little more about … Read More

Did I Mention I Was Getting Married?

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Did I Mention I Was Getting Married by Julie Butterfield Front Cover

From the back cover: “Two years ago Rebecca Miles won the lottery and ended her marriage to her overbearing and unpleasant husband Daniel. She had every intention of putting the past behind her and starting again, but it turned out to be so much more difficult than she had imagined. Then Daniel announces he is getting married again and as … Read More

Cuckoo

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Cuckoo by Sophie Draper

From the back cover: “When her stepmother dies unexpectedly, Caro returns to her childhood home in Derbyshire. Although she hadn’t seen Elizabeth in years, the remote farmhouse offers refuge from a bad relationship, and a chance to start again. But going through Elizabeth’s belongings unearths memories Caro would rather stay buried. In particular, a story her stepmother would taunt her … Read More

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

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From the back cover: “Suppose your country began to change. Suppose that without your noticing, it became dangerous for some people to live in it any longer. Suppose you found, to your surprise, that your own father was one of these people. That is what happened to Anna, in Germany in 1933. Anna is too busy with schoolwork and tobogganing … Read More

Love Potions and Other Calamities – A Review

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“Welcome to the strange world of Rosie McLeod, an amateur detective with a big difference.  Her deductive powers are based solely on the careful preparation and use of plants and herbs. Love Potions and Other Calamities is pure comedy, with a bit of drama thrown in, as Rosie sets out to discover whether her husband is having an affair and, as … Read More