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It's nearly Christmas...

Where has the past month gone?

For me, it has flown by in a flurry of working, shopping, meeting up with friends...just in case, and in between seizing some quiet moments to just relax & catch my breath

One of the books I thoroughly enjoyed was the charming 'On a Night Like This'.

It is lovely, escapist, fun with some great comic lines. I realised that on occasion I was grinning at my kindle!

I defy you not to hear Kylie singing the title as you read it!

Thank you HarperFiction for my copy.

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As warm and satisfying as a hot chocolate on a winter’s dayHEAT

‘So uplifting and wildly romantic’ MARIAN KEYES

‘Funny, engaging and sparkly’ JANE FALLON

‘I fell head over heels in love’ BETH O’LEARY

‘Sparkles on the page like champagne in the glass’ MILLY JOHNSON

‘The literary equivalent of opening a glass of wine with your best friend’ MHAIRI MCFARLANE

‘The kind of book you can’t put down, but also want to last forever’ EMILY HENRY


Within days of wishing she could change her life, Fran Cooper is acting assistant to a celebrity, on a yacht in the Mediterranean, and en route to a tiny Italian island and the glittering Crystal Ball, along with the world’s rich and famous.

When she – quite literally – bumps into a handsome American called Evan, a man able to keep his cool in the face of chaos, the magic really begins.

Evan makes her a promise: no last names, no life stories, just one unforgettable night. Yet Evan belongs at the Crystal Ball and Fran is a gatecrasher. They may be soulmates, but their homes are an ocean apart, and their lives a world apart. They’ll never meet again – unless, on a night like this, everything can change forever…

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Then for something totally different I read American Dirt, recommended by a friend months ago, I knew it needed to be the right moment to read a book like this- and I loved/hated it.

Moving, horrifying. Hard to put down- this kept me up all night to finish it.

Just. Read. It

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Lydia Perez owns a bookshop in Acapulco, Mexico, and is married to a fearless journalist. Luca, their eight-year-old son, completes the picture. But it only takes a bullet to rip them apart.

In a city in the grip of a drug cartel, friends become enemies overnight, and Lydia has no choice but to flee with Luca at her side. North for the border... whatever it takes to stay alive. The journey is dangerous - not only for them, but for those they encounter along the way. Who can be trusted? And what sacrifices is Lydia prepared to make?


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