Festive Reads: Enid Blyton’s Christmas Tales @mgriffiths163

This morning it’s two more festive reads reviewed by Mandie, starting with Enid Blyton’s Christmas Tales. These really do take on a new meaning when read with adult eyes!!

EBCT.jpgThe Official Book Blurb

Enid Blyton’s timeless collection of Christmas stories – an ideal gift for anyone who loved the stories during their own childhood to pass on to the next generation of readers.

Enid Blyton’s Christmas Stories was so popular that readers asked for another collection – and here it is! Nobody captures the spirit of Christmas like Enid Blyton, and in these stories – which are perfect for reading alone or sharing – she describes the excitement of anticipating gifts, the pleasures of making special food, of singing carols, and coming together to share good times with friends and families. As ever with Blyton, there is mischief and mayhem but good always prevails in the end.

This is an entirely different set of stories to the ones included in Enid Blyton’s Christmas Stories. All stories previously appeared in magazines and anthologies from the 40s and 60s. This collection contains the original texts and is unillustrated.

The stories in this collection are:
One Christmas Eve 
All the Way to Santa Claus 
Annabelle’s Little Thimble 
A Coat for the Snowman 
The Extraordinary Christmas Tree 
On His Way Home 
Good Gracious, Santa Claus! 
No Present for Benny 
First Walk in December 
The Christmas Tree Fairy 
A Christmas Legend 
The Christmas Bicycle 
The Battle in the Toyshop 
A Grand Visitor 
The Little Carol Singer 
The Man Who Wasn’t Father Christmas 
A Christmas Wish 
He Belonged to the Family 
A Hole in her Stocking 
Christmas in the Toyshop 
They Didn’t Believe in Santa Claus! 
Bobbo’s Magic Stocking 
On Christmas Night 
Little Mrs Millikin 
Second Walk in December 
The Magic Snow-bird

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#Blogtour Review: Each Little Lie by Tom Bale @t0mbale @Bookouture

Today it’s my great pleasure to be taking part in the blog tour for Each Little Lie, the new thriller from Tom Bale. I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the book with you in just a moment, but first here is what this book is all about.

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The Official Book Blurb
One split second can destroy your life forever
Single mother Jen Cornish is just trying to hold things together for the sake of her seven-year-old son Charlie. Until the day when she does an impulsive good deed to help a neighbour, setting off a terrifying chain of events that quickly spirals out of control…

When she is arrested for a crime she didn’t commit, Jen quickly starts to wonder if someone is playing a cruel game with her – or is she losing her mind?

Desperate to clear her name with the police, she must first untangle a chilling web of lies. But someone is watching her every move – and it isn’t just Jen who is in danger.

They’re watching her child as well.

An unputdownable psychological thriller with plenty of twists that will keep you hooked until the very last page…

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#BlogTour Review: Exquisite by Sarah Stovell

Today Jen Med’s is one of the two stops on the blog tour for Exquisite, the new psychological thriller from Sarah Stovell and Orenda Books. I’ll be sharing my review with you in just a moment, but for now, here is what the book is all about.

ExThe Official Book Blurb

Bo Luxton has it all – a loving family, a beautiful home in the Lake District, and a clutch of bestselling books to her name.

Enter Alice Dark, an aspiring writer who is drifting through life, with a series of dead-end jobs and a freeloading boyfriend.

When they meet at a writers’ retreat, the chemistry is instant, and a sinister relationship develops … Or does it?

Breathlessly pacey, taut and terrifying, Exquisite is a startlingly original and unbalancing psychological thriller that will keep you guessing until the very last page.

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Reblog #Review: ‘Evil Games’ by Angela Marsons (@WriteAngie)

Today I continue my countdown to the release of Angela Marsons’ Dead Souls with a look back to book 2 in the Kim Stone series. In February I had the absolute pleasure of being part of the blog tour for the paperback release of Evil Games. It was the premiere of a revamped and extended review and I think I may have been a bit gushing with the #BookLove. But you know what? I stand by my gushiness as I absolutely loved this book.

The Official Book Blurb

The greater the Evil, the more deadly the game…
When a rapist is found mutilated in a brutal attack, Detective Kim Stone and her team are called in to bring a swift resolution. But, as more vengeful killings come to light, it soon becomes clear that there is someone far more sinister at work.

With the investigation quickly gathering momentum, Kim finds herself exposed to great danger and in the sights of a lethal individual undertaking their own twisted experiment.

Up against a sociopath who seems to know her every weakness, for Detective Stone, each move she makes could be deadly. As the body count starts to mount, Kim will have to dig deeper than ever before to stop the killing. And this time – it’s personal.

If by some chance you missed the review the first time around, it can be found in full below. However if you want the abridged version here you go:

I 2764 THIS BOOK 

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#BlogTour – Review: ‘Evil Games’ by Angela Marsons (@WriteAngie; @BonnierZaffre)

Today, I am absolutely stoked to be a part of the blog tour for the paperback release of ‘Evil Games’ by the exceptionally talented Angela Marsons.

31863110The Official Book Blurb

When a rapist is found mutilated in a brutal attack, Detective Kim Stone and her team are called in to bring a swift resolution. But, as more vengeful killings come to light, it soon becomes clear that there is someone far more sinister at work.

With the investigation quickly gathering momentum, Kim finds herself exposed to great danger and in the sights of a lethal individual undertaking their own twisted experiment.

Up against a sociopath who seems to know her every weakness, for Detective Stone, each move she makes could be deadly. As the body count starts to mount, Kim will have to dig deeper than ever before to stop the killing. And this time – it’s personal.

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