The Great Christmas Cook Off by Helen Buckley | #bookreview #festiveread | @HelenCBuckley @ChocLitUK

If, like me, you are a fan of The Great British Bake Off, then this is a book that needs to be on your Christmas reading list! It’s the fifth book in Helen Buckley’s Spotlight series but absolutely stands alone. What links the books is that they are inspired by popular reality tv shows but … More The Great Christmas Cook Off by Helen Buckley | #bookreview #festiveread | @HelenCBuckley @ChocLitUK

Meet today’s #AuthorInTheFestiveSpotlight – Jenny Bayliss | Meet Me Under The Mistletoe | @BaylissJenni @PanMacMillan

Continuing my spotlight on authors with festive books out this year, today we are meeting Jenny Bayliss and hearing about her book, Meet me Under the Mistletoe. Welcome Jenny. First of all, would you tell my blog readers a little about yourself? Hi Joanne! Hmm this is always tricky as I am not in the … More Meet today’s #AuthorInTheFestiveSpotlight – Jenny Bayliss | Meet Me Under The Mistletoe | @BaylissJenni @PanMacMillan

The Secrets of Rochester Place by Iris Costello | #RochesterPlace #bookreview | @costellostories @VikingBooksUK @PenguinUKBooks

I was so pleased to receive a copy of The Secrets of Rochester Place as it sounded like exactly my kind of read and I was right! I am delighted to share my review today. About the book A LOST CHILD.A LONG-KEPT SECRET.THE HOUSE THAT HOLDS THE KEY Spring 1937: Teresa is evacuated to London … More The Secrets of Rochester Place by Iris Costello | #RochesterPlace #bookreview | @costellostories @VikingBooksUK @PenguinUKBooks

Today’s #AuthorInTheFestiveSpotlight is Sophie Ranald | Santa, Please Bring Me a Boyfriend | @bookouture @SophieRanald

Continuing my #AuthorInTheFestiveSpotlight series and today I’m delighted to be joined by another Bookouture author. Sophie Ranald’s main character, Rowan, has quite an unusual request for Santa! Welcome Sophie. First of all, would you tell my blog readers a little about yourself? I’m Sophie Ranald and I have been writing full time for almost ten … More Today’s #AuthorInTheFestiveSpotlight is Sophie Ranald | Santa, Please Bring Me a Boyfriend | @bookouture @SophieRanald

#TenThings about Tina Pritchard #author of The Sea Glass Beach | @rararesources

I’m very pleased to welcome author the The Sea Glass Beach, Tina Pritchard. to the blog today. She is sharing #TenThings she’d like her readers to know about her. Her dog, Horace, who we can see above features and we find out a bit about a rather shocking incident from the book which actually happened … More #TenThings about Tina Pritchard #author of The Sea Glass Beach | @rararesources

The Christmas Holiday by Phillipa Ashley | #bookreview #festiveread | @AvonBooksUK @PhillipaAshley | #TheChristmasHoliday

A few weeks back I shared the prologue from The Christmas Holiday by Phillipa Ashley. It really put me in the mood for Christmas and I’m delighted to share my review of this lovely festive read today. If you’d like to read that prologue click here. About the book She’s planned the perfect Christmas. But … More The Christmas Holiday by Phillipa Ashley | #bookreview #festiveread | @AvonBooksUK @PhillipaAshley | #TheChristmasHoliday

#TenThings about Alison Jean Lester | #author of The Sound of It | @_benchpressbks_ @A_J_Lester @hannahhargrave8

I’m delighted to welcome Alison Jean Lester to the blog today. Alison is the author of novels Yuki Means Happiness, Lillian on Life and Glide. Her most recent novel, The Sound of It, was published yesterday by Bench Press Books and is available from all good book retailers. Today she’s sharing a really interesting #TenThings … More #TenThings about Alison Jean Lester | #author of The Sound of It | @_benchpressbks_ @A_J_Lester @hannahhargrave8

Meet Michelle Vernal, today’s #AuthorInTheFestiveSpotlight | Christmas in the Little Irish Village | @bookouture @MichelleVernal

Today an author from New Zealand takes us to celebrate Christmas in Ireland! You’ll find out why below. Welcome Michelle. First of all, would you tell my blog readers a little about yourself?  I live in Christchurch, New Zealand, with my husband Paul, our two teenage sons and tabby cats, Humphrey (super shy) and Savannah … More Meet Michelle Vernal, today’s #AuthorInTheFestiveSpotlight | Christmas in the Little Irish Village | @bookouture @MichelleVernal

Mistletoe and Mayhem at the Little Shopping Mall by Hannah Pearl | #bookreview #festiveread | @rubyfiction @choclitUK @hannahpearl_1

Hannah Pearl joined me on her publication day back in September, sharing #TenThings she loves on various topics (you can read that here). I’m delighted to be sharing my review today of the book she was talking about then: Mistletoe and Mayhem at the Little Shopping Mall About the book Countdown to Christmas with mistletoe, … More Mistletoe and Mayhem at the Little Shopping Mall by Hannah Pearl | #bookreview #festiveread | @rubyfiction @choclitUK @hannahpearl_1