By the letter book reviews, 5 Stars ‘This book pulls you in from the start. Truly beautiful… even though i did spend most of the time blubbering into my tissues!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars. Think i need that mangy old bookshop cat to come alive so I have something to cuddle right now. The book trail‘what a delightful yet sad and heart-breaking story! i loved the back and forth storytelling… The author has quite a talent for painting a picture as it was so easy for me to imagine everything!’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘You really get a sense of Paris as well as sadly the war… Really makes you fall in love with the place.
The Paris Secret: An epic and heartbreaking love story set in World War Two #ad - . I was an emotional mess all round really. It will make you want to head straight to Paris to find this magical bookstore! .
The Child of Auschwitz: Absolutely heartbreaking World War 2 historical fictionBookouture #ad - Read it in one day. Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘this stunning historical fiction in the setting of Auschwitz will haunt me for a long time to come. A compelling, haunting story. It completely captivated me that i read it in a day because I just couldn’t stop’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘The Child of Auschwitz by Lily Graham.
But when eva arrives at auschwitz, there is no sign of Michal and the stark reality of the camp comes crashing down upon her. Barely able to breathe due to the press of bodies and exhausted from standing up for two days, she can think only of her longed-for reunion with her husband Michal, who was sent there six months earlier.
A heart-breaking story of survival, where life or death relies on the smallest chance and happiness can be found in the darkest times. I had goosebumps while reading… It is a beautiful story. Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘you will cry, you will be addicted from the start and will find it hard to put down.
The Child of Auschwitz: Absolutely heartbreaking World War 2 historical fiction #ad - Such a beautifully written, incredible story of love, friendship, loss, family… this book was very, very good. Abbygabbyreadsrightnow, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘This beautiful story needs to be read and cherished. Netgalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘This story will stay with me. And despite the despicable conditions love can be born of the situation.
The Island Villa: The perfect feel good summer readBookouture #ad - The princess and the Pen, Five Stars. This book is up there with my favourites… the descriptions of the rambling paths, streets, coves and markets are wanderlust igniting… It was gripping, dramatic and uplifting, perfect for a holiday/beach read… It’s a sign of a great book when you are left wanting more.
Beereader Books, Five Stars. I rarely say a book should be longer but bizarrely it would have worked for this particular storyline, I simply wanted to know more. This has family relationships, love and just beautiful imagery in it, you will enjoy every single second! I highly recommend this book, great book to take to the beach this summer!’ Goodreads reviewer, Five Stars.
The Island Villa: The perfect feel good summer read #ad - Once you start reading this book, you'll want to keep reading it! you'll instantly be transported to the Spanish island … it's a book you won't be able to put down until you finish it! Be sure to add this one to your Summer reading list!’ Bless Their Hearts Mom, Five Stars. A villa on a sleepy Spanish island.
I loved it from start to finish. Renita d’silva, Five Stars. A fantastic plot line with strong characters, I can highly recommend it. Goodreads Reviewer, Five Stars. I wasn't sure what to expect with this book but after the first page, I was hooked! … I loved the chapters going from past to present. I did lose myself in this book because i was transported to the island and the sun, the sea, the heat what more could you ask for in a summer read?’ The Book Jotter.
Summer at Seafall Cottage: The perfect summer romance full of sunshine and secretsBookouture #ad - Hands down one of the best books I've read in a long time. What are you waiting for???? go and buy it now!!!’ Books of all Kinds 5*‘My anguished howl of “nooooo” as I finished. Perfect for fans of Phillipa Ashley, Emma Burstall and Liz Fenwick. You’ll simply be flying through it, devouring it in one sitting.
This chick reads‘Utterly fantastic, I just could not put it down. Previously published as the cornish escapewhat everyone’s saying about the cornish escape:‘there are not enough words in the world to describe how much I love this book!! I sat down after the kids went to bed and told myself that I would read for an hour, and three hours later I was in the same position, completely engrossed in Victoria and Tilly's world, and I knew I wouldn't sleep until I reached the end … one of the best romances I have read this year.
Summer at Seafall Cottage: The perfect summer romance full of sunshine and secrets #ad - Inside she finds a diary full of secrets, from 1905. Victoria is determined to unravel the diary’s mystery, but the residents of Tregollan are tight-lipped about Tilly Asprey, the cottage’s last owner. Was so loud i had to go and check i hadn’t woken my three-year-old … I wanted the book to carry on and on and on … I was caught from the very first, beautifully written, paragraph.
After the rain‘I read it in one sitting and so will you. Goodreads reviewer 5*‘A brilliant story that is just perfect for a summer read. Ali the dragon slayer‘oh this was such an enjoyable book! … To sum up, The Cornish Escape is one enjoyable, feel-good book I totally recommend.
The Summer Escape: An uplifting romantic summer readBookouture #ad - So when her boss becomes completely unbearable she makes the snap decision to run away to the Greek island of Crete, armed only with her passport. I'm not so sure about the greek coffee though! If you're looking for a summer escape for yourself, pop this one into your bag or suitcase'Fabulous Book Fiend'Lily has a gorgeous way with words.
A really enjoyable read, this book had it all for me. Can she open up to tom and learn to live again?This summer, escape to the sun with this charming and emotional story about starting over and grabbing happiness with both hands. Read what everyone's saying about The Summer Escape:'Everyone must buy a copy of this wonderful sunny read as every page gives you an all over glow.
The Summer Escape: An uplifting romantic summer read #ad - The reading shed'beautiful scenery and sympathetic characters made this an outstanding read’ For the love of Books'Heart-warming, uplifting, sweet, touching and just wonderful!'Sky's Book Club“Where do I begin - a heartwarming summer read. He’s charming, mysterious and Ria starts to wonder if it’s not just the beautiful Greek island that she’s falling for.
But as ria gets to know Tom better, she uncovers a tangled web of secrets. I was pulled into the story from the heartbreaking beginning to the happily ever after ending. One book at a time‘the summer escape’ is a book about love, dreams, second chances, but more importantly; truth. You can almost smell the souvlaki and feel the sand between your toes and the sun on the back of your neck.
A View Across the Rooftops: An epic, heart-wrenching and gripping World War Two historical novelBookouture #ad - Mesmerising, emotional and beautifully written. Netgalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘the rollercoaster of emotions I went through while reading this book is amazing… For an author to make me literally cry… The story is just incredible. Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘if I could give this book more than 5 stars, I would.
It is a book you can't put down. Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘It brought me to tears… impossible for me to put it down. As nazis occupy his beloved city, Professor Josef Held feels helpless. An amazing book. Netgalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘a beautifully written story of love, courage, self-sacrifice and determination… Such an emotional story and so different to others that I have read in this subject… A big fat 5 stars from me.
A View Across the Rooftops: An epic, heart-wrenching and gripping World War Two historical novel #ad - Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐. Michael insists that not even the Nazis will come between them. So when he discovers his former pupil Michael Blum is trying to escape the Gestapo, he offers Michael a place to hide in his attic. In the quiet gloom of the secret room, Michael talks of his beautiful, fearless girlfriend, Elke.
From the first moment I started reading the story, I could not stop. Hauntingly beautiful… incredibly powerful… I cried, I grieved and I hoped… I was left both heartbroken and satisfied. Robin loves reading ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘heart-wrenching… It is an emotional journey of heartache and love that will leave you in tears.
Christmas at Hope Cottage: A magical feel good romance novelBookouture #ad - Emma hasn’t been back in some time, running from her crazy relatives and her childhood sweetheart, Jack Allen. Emma’s grandmother is determined to bake her back to health and happiness, as the Halloways have done for generations. A clever, heart-warming and emotional read which will make you see life in a completely different way.
. A lovely romantic Christmas read. I thoroughly enjoyed every inch of this book. The writing garnet, 5 stars‘I loved every page. Bookworms and Shutterbugs, 5 stars. I absolutely loved this amazing book. With love for books, 5 stars‘Had me entranced. Perfect for fans of Phillipa Ashley, Debbie Johnson and Debbie Macomber.
Christmas at Hope Cottage: A magical feel good romance novel #ad - What readers are saying about Christmas at Hope Cottage:‘I couldn't put this down and read it in one sitting. Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars‘I absolutely adored this book. But then in walks jack with his sparkling hazel eyes, stirring up the family feud between them. Christmas is coming, and Emma Halloway is on her way home.
When We Were Brave: A completely gripping and emotional WW2 historical novelBookouture #ad - A disgrace to her family, her name would not be mentioned by any of her relatives for over 75 years. Present day, london: when sophie discovers a photograph of her great aunt Vivi from World War Two, it throws her into a world of confusion. Characters that you fall in love with, a story you will hate to end.
Netgalley reviewer‘having read a view Across the Rooftops, I was hooked on this FANTASTIC author. Because, as she learns about this secret relative, she quickly realises that the photograph doesn’t fit with her family’s story. Her beautiful daughter – as full of joy and wild energy as Vivi had apparently once been – is gone; and Sophie’s heart has been left broken into pieces.
When We Were Brave: A completely gripping and emotional WW2 historical novel #ad - Retreating to the family home in rural cornwall to seek solace from her pain and the feelings of guilt that she could have done more to protect her daughter, Sophie finds herself becoming obsessed with Vivi’s life. But nothing can prepare sophie for what she is about to uncover – the story of a woman who risked everything for the person she loved the most; and a secret family history that could be the key to Sophie’s own future.
A powerful, haunting and unforgettable read about love, heartbreak and betrayal set in Second World War Britain and France. An amazing story. Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars‘A fantastic novel… Historical fiction at its best. It shows vivi leaving an address associated with a spy network in London – a place she had no reason to be – and it is dated right before she disappeared.
A Cornish Christmas: A cosy Christmas romance to curl up with by the fireBookouture #ad - This is an extended version. But could her mother’s words help ivy in her time of need? Ivy is about to discover that the future is full of unexpected surprises and Christmas at Sea Cottage promises to be one to remember. This christmas warm your heart and escape to the Cornish coast for an uplifting story of love, secrets and new beginnings that you will remember for many Christmases to come.
Read what everyone is saying about a Cornish Christmas:‘A lovely, curl up in front of a roaring fire, drinking hot chocolate, kind of book.5 stars' the reading shed‘a beautiful book! loved it so very much! Could not put it down’ Renita D'Silva‘Wonderful… utterly gorgeous, poignant and beautifully written.
A Cornish Christmas: A cosy Christmas romance to curl up with by the fire #ad - Do not under any circumstances miss the opportunity to read this story' Turning Pages, Opening Doors'It pulled me in straight away and didn't leave my hands until I had finished it. The emotions that poured from the book were unbelievable. The whole thing from start to finish was magnificent' the writing garnet'A fantastic story!' Rachel's Random Reads'This is a lovely read, it drew me right in and I cared about everyone, even annoying mother-in-laws!' Jo's Book Journey'A lovely book.
The Child On Platform One: Absolutely heartbreaking World War 2 historical fictionHeadline #ad - I will be looking out for more books by this author *****''This is a very good book. The story is realistic and believable. I cannot recommend it enough' The Writing Garnet'I was RIVETED. I was engrossed from start to finish and would highly recommend this book *****''This book was incredible. Befriending one unclaimed little girl, Pamela brings her home.
Once you start reading you will not want to stop *****''An emotional, haunting book filled with secrets throughout. For readers of the tattooist of auschwitz Heather Morris, My Name is Eva by Suzanne Goldring and A View Across the Rooftops by Suzanne Kelman. Prague 1939. And the ending moved me to tears *****''OMG What an incredible read.
The Child On Platform One: Absolutely heartbreaking World War 2 historical fiction #ad - I loved the book *****' i'm hooked on booksinspired by the real-life escape of thousands of Jewish children from Nazi-occupied Europe on the Kindertransport trains to London, the new novel from the author of The Oceans Between Us Gill Thompson. Young mother Eva has a secret from her past. An outstanding book made more poignant as it's threaded with events that actually happened.
When the nazis invade, eva knows the only way to keep her daughter Miriam safe is to send her away - even if it means never seeing her again. It had me gripped.
The Last Letter from Juliet: A heartbreaking and unforgettable WW2 historical novelOne More Chapter #ad - Every nook of her Cornish cottage is alive with memories just waiting to be discovered. Katherine henderson has escaped to Cornwall for Christmas, but she soon finds there is more to her holiday cottage than meets the eye. And on the eve of juliet’s 100th birthday, katherine is enlisted to make an old lady’s final Christmas wish come true…Me Before You meets The English Patient in this stunning romantic historical novel from award-winning author Melanie Hudson, perfect for fans of Readers love The Last Letter from Juliet‘OK….
Holy ******…i had to keep taking breaks in the last 15% just so I didn’t break down in a flood of tears’ Zoe Hartgen‘Read the first chapter and I. Was. Hooked!’ skye’s mum‘if you only read one book this year make it the last letter from juliet’ tracey shults‘i just couldn't put it down until finished’ Jeanette‘Captures those stolen moments in dangerous and desperate times…beautiful, sacrifice, nostalgic and emotional’ Cheryl M-M‘Jam packed full of emotion…I don't usually read historical fiction but I'm so glad I read this’ Jennie Scanlan‘I can highly recommend this beautiful tale of love, friendship, courage and so much more’ Nessa Stimpson .
The Last Letter from Juliet: A heartbreaking and unforgettable WW2 historical novel #ad - The usa today bestseller!“i loved it!” jill mansellInspired by the brave women of WWII, this is a moving and powerful novel of friendship, love and resilience. A story of love not a story of a war…a daring wwii pilot who grew up among the clouds, Juliet Caron’s life was one of courage, adventure – and a love torn apart by war.
I’ve finished the book.