The Poor Relation – A Review

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1908, Manchester. Mary Maitland is an attractive and intelligent young woman determined to strike out on her own and earn a living. Finding work at a women’s employment agency, her creative talent is soon noticed and Mary begins writing articles for newspapers and magazines. But Mary’s independence and progressive mind are troublesome traits when those she holds dear must constantly … Read More

Of Grief, Garlic and Gratitude

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I normally bring you book reviews here, so this is a little different. I haven’t actually read this book so can’t share my thoughts, but when I heard about it I felt that it would certainly be one for my reading list, and that you might be interested in it too. Of Grief, Garlic and Gratitude, by Kris Francoeur is … Read More

The Faerie Tree – A Review

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HOW CAN A MEMORY SO VIVID BE WRONG? In the summer of 1986 Robin and Izzie hold hands under The Faerie Tree and wish for a future together. Within hours tragedy rips their dreams apart. In the winter of 2006, each carrying their own burden of grief, they stumble back into each other’s lives and try to create a second … Read More

Carbon Game – A Review

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From the back cover: Ex-military operative Michael Cranmer is instructed by his far Right-wing political leaders in South Africa to return to London where he has infiltrated an extremist faction within MASA, a British Left-wing movement. A violent diamond robbery gone wrong gives Cranmer the opportunity to implement his plan to enact his party’s ambitions. He manipulates the MASA faction … Read More

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

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