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Recipe for Love

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-02-20

This to me is a light read/listen easy to follow plot but there was a comedy of errors. Savannah after a tragic accident she lost her parents and she moved away from home thinking she was the worst person around and she finds herself on her way to a wedding between her ex husband and another loosely close family connection. She finds herself being stopped by the sheriff and the attraction between them is strong they almost feel like they already know each other. There is a big town event which means the town is on lockdown and which means she would not make the wedding. She tries to put the sheriff out of her mind but even though there is attraction she is a reporter and she penned out an article about him she later regrets. There are lots of misunderstandings and they have a big bust up and he reminds her that she has run away from her whole life.

Savannah goes back to her hometown and starts mending fences and She soon realises how much of the hurt and pain she was feeling was more about how she felt about herself. She decides to take a leap of faith and makes some changes, the missing part of her life is the man she hurt and we find out if they finally get back together.

Hopelessly Romantic and More

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-02-20

This is my favourite of the series so far, I know it is corny in parts but there is a bit more drama and I just loved it. The Lead characters Mike and Brooke are trying to recover from broken heartache in different ways Mike’s lost his wife in a horrific way 8 years ago which affected him so much that he joined the marines. Now he is back and is a private investigator as well as turning his hands to many things. Brooke is going through a divorce from a controlling nightmare of a man. When Mike and Brooke meet from the get go he is taken with her but the fear of being close to someone scares him, Brooke is taken with him but swears she will never get involved with a man for a long time especially with what she is going through.

Trouble starts when the ex husband to be surfaces and the culprit who took Mike’s life gets released. Things go from bad to worse and I found myself hooked

A touch more drama

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-01-20

Dreamy with the familiar recipe of drama to this tale. Kasey is at the centre of this drama and for me it didn’t disappoint, the story touches on past stories and these stories are among my guilty pleasures just a bit of escapism too.

Kasey lost her husband in a huge betrayal in a previous book is getting her life back on track, Scott the local sheriff is a nice decent man but for her there is no sparks but a completely different story for him . In her job as a photographer a band that she went on the road with during her time with them she connected with the band leader Cody, they struck up a huge friendship and he was pivotal in helping to find her son who was missing presumed dead the same time as her husband. She never gave up her search and once the tour was over they kept in contact.

Cody comes to visit with his band and the green eyed monster comes out in Scott because he can obviously she the connection between Cody and Kasey and more drama and betrayal is to come.

Intriguing with subtle Twists

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-01-20

This started off slowly and built up, I found myself engrossed and wanting to find out what happened next. I guessed wrongly a couple of times who the culprit/culprits were committing the crimes against young women and it showed how at time’s the most unsuspecting person can portray as one character whilst hiding a darker side. This case starts off with The now DS Grace Fisher who was a DI left her then police force under a cloud. She was doing the right thing but because she was a whistleblower she was ostracised which led to the breakdown of her marriage and no support from her boss.

She heads to another area another police force and she is thrown into the deep end and one victim hits her hard as they had history together. She slowly unpicks all the pieces and with some obstacles in her way she fights on as her confidence grows. The new police force start to see that she is a dam fine detective.

Sweet and so much more

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-01-20

If you like a bit of escapism this one is for you, the characters are so polite and each book centres around a different couple then you are slowly spun a story in the main of love and hate and then you find yourself routing for them and then a sub plot is thrown in that shocks the town and I/you find yourself thinking life is too short get on with it.

In this particular story two lawyers who should be together fight and cuss and it is dragged out until the very end, I enjoyed it. Great one if you want a story you do not have to concentrate on yet I found i wanted to know what was going to happen next.

A very easy listen and I liked the majority of the characters

Bittersweet

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-01-20

Bittersweet*

Bittersweet tale about the powers of love and what some people do rightly or wrongly to show their love. It starts with Kasey who is an excellent photographer who is photographing a country music star. She has a wonderful husband and son and a job she adores. She has an overbearing grandma who she sees when she can but luckily a family male friend is staying with her grandma to ferry her around and do odd jobs for her. This male friend has an ulterior motive which comes to light as the story unfolds and as Kasey’s world is rocked by tragedy this is when her real friends step up and support Kasey and the story for me takes a much more interesting turn.

I thoroughly enjoyed the narration very easy to follow, I flipped between reading and listening

Delicious and Sweet

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-01-20

A very sweet delicious tale with an edge. I got swept away with the story, a great one if you want a light read with a little added substance. Adams Grove is a small country town that everyone knows everyone and and it’s very difficult to keep anything secret. There real heart of the story is Pearl and her granddaughter Jill whose parents left her life in tragic circumstances so Pearl stepped in. All seemed well in the town until the love of her life breaks her heart so she leaves town and with a new man in tow Bradley. Unbeknown to Jill all is not as it seems.

Soon things start to unravel until the truth is uncovered and Jill almost loses her life as her eyes open to the truth. She finds out the real reason for the break up with the love of her life and will they ever get back together!!!

Excellent, Funny with substance

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-20

This book had me rooting for the lead character Edie, from the start. I thought it was going to take a while to kick off then bam a wedding situation that Edie comes off as the taboo figure then she finds out who her friends are. She is a copywriter and to add distance from the wedding fiasco she leaves London and heads up to her home town up north. Her boss hands her a lifeline of a job doing the autobiography of a up and coming actor in her home town. From then on her life changes some good, some bad moments but ultimately she grows as a person and bonds more with her family because her mother took her own life when Edie and her sister Meg were very young and when Edie and her Father and sister finally address the elephant in the room they all find out eventually that they are stronger together. Really enjoyable and I will check out more from this author.

Delightful Tale

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-12-19

This is a tale of life in France of a group of People who for one reason or otherwise decide to emigrate. It’s starts off with some already established and some new. What seems like a dreamy iddillic place proves anything but. I always think of the saying be careful of what you wish for. What seems gorgeous in the brochures proves anything but and some people are not who they seem. The only drawback for me were the moments when a group of them are having cooking lessons the whole recipes are included in the tale.

Slow build up

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-12-19

I almost gave up as this story seemed so slow and for me the story started getting interesting around halfway through. A story of a murder/apparent suicide, the result affected the lives of a entire family. A random remark questioning the suicide sends the youngest member of the family on a journey that reveals heartache and resentment and a personal shock for the youngest member of the family. Well worth persevering.