The #Bookvent Calendar 2017: Day 12


#Bookvent – Celebrating my top reads of 2017 

Today’s #bookvent pick is one I read way back at the very start of the year, and reviewed in February. It is the most spellbinding book, so very different from anything I would normally read but so beautifully written, that I couldn’t possibly leave it out of my #bookvent countdown. When I created by #booklove feature this year, this book appeared so many times as it is so well loved and I can totally understand why. The vivid imagery and the absolute wonder the author has recreated in this book is truly magical, as is the story. My day twelve #bookvent pick is …

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#Blogtour: Follow The Snowflakes by Angelina Kerner @KernerAngelina @shanannigans81

Today it’s my great pleasure to be joining the blog tour for the new novella author Angelina Kerner, Follow The Snowflakes. Before I share my thoughts on the book, let’s take a look at what it’s about.

FTSThe Official Book Blurb

At 28, it’s bad to be single. After four years of relationship struggles, Cat is ready to try anything.

That’s when her friend tells her about her class’ Dear Santa letters. One little boy asked for a new mommy, and she suggests Cat meets the kid’s dad, just to see where things go. Cat figures it can’t hurt…until she meets a stranger in the midst of a car accident. The man is handsome with a sad look in his eyes. He still wears a wedding band and she’s not sure his heart’s available, even if he makes her heart race. But, maybe he’s a widower?

Cat wonders if she should resign herself to being an old maid, or whether she could possibly be the answer to a little boy’s Christmas wish, unless there’s a third option – a future with the stranger. 

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#Blogtour: Foul Trade by BK Duncan @BKDuncanwriter @Bloodhoundbooks

Today it’s my great pleasure to be taking part in the blog tour for Foul Trade, the new May Keaps novel from author BK Duncan and I’d like to wish the author a very happy publication day. My thanks go to Sarah Hardy for including me in the tour. I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the book in just a moment after we’ve taken a look at what it is all about.

FTThe Official Book Blurb

It is March 1920. May Keaps, the Poplar Coroner’s Officer, has never failed to provide a jury with sufficient evidence to arrive at a just verdict.

The poverty, drunken fights between visiting sailors, drug trafficking, and criminal gangs, haunting the shadows of the busiest docks in the world, mean that the Coroner sees more than its fair share of sudden and unnatural deaths.

May relishes the responsibility placed upon her but there are many who believe it’s an unsuitable job for a woman. Even May begins to wonder if that is the case when the discovery of a young man’s body, in a Limehouse alley, plunges her into an underworld of opium dens, gambling, turf wars, protection rackets and murder.

As her investigations draw her into danger, it becomes increasingly clear that whoever is responsible intends to avoid the hangman’s noose by arranging to have May laid out on one of her own mortuary slabs. 

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