The Six-Week Solution – a review

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The Six-Week Solution front cover

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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Beyond The Margin Cover

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


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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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When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit - Judith Kerr - Cup of Toast blog

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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Book Cover - Love Potions and Other Calamities

“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

Lucy Mathers Goes Back To Work – A Review

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Lucy Mathers Goes Back To Work front cover

“Lucy Mathers was once the golden girl of Simcock & Bright. Four years later, she’s a stay at home mum with two adorable children, has swapped her Louboutins for rabbit slippers and spends her day making crustless sandwiches and colour co-ordinated lunches instead of signing up high profile clients. When her husband is suddenly made redundant, there is panic in … Read More

Frankie: The Woman who Saved Millions from Thalidomide

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Frankie Front Cover

“Thalidomide: patented in Germany as a non-toxic cure-all for sleeplessness and morning sickness. A wonder drug with no side-effects. We know differently now. Today, thalidomide is a byword for tragedy and drug reform – a sign of what happens when things aren’t done ‘the right way’. But when it was released in the 1950s, it was the best thing since … Read More

An Interview with Alice May

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It’s always an honour to have the opportunity to hear what inspires authors, and today I have the pleasure of sharing my interview with Alice May with you. May has written an incredible trilogy of books based on her personal experience of a house that “sat down”! Hi Alice, can you tell me a little more about yourself? Hello. I … Read More

Hallowed Ground – A Review

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Hallowed Ground Front Cover

“This magical story is inspired by the most haunting and least explored country in the world – Namibia – with its foggy Skeleton Coast, buried goldmines, shocking secrets and awe-inspiring sand dunes. Spread across the face of its deserts are hundreds of miles of ‘fairy circles’: vast enough to be seen from space.  They grow and die with the same … Read More