Thursday, 9 October 2014

Release Day Round Up #6

Today there seems to be a huge amount of books due for release , in fact is being called Super Thursday in the publishing world, obviously I cannot feature all the books so here are a few of which I have been lucky enough to read and review already myself and some which I still have to read. So here's my pick's for this week:
Fool's Gold
Fool's Gold by Zana Bell
Released: 7th October 2014
Publisher: Choc Lit UK
Pages: 320
Available in Kindle or Paperback
Love – is it worth its weight in gold?
It’s 1866 and the gold rush is on. Left to fend for herself in the wilds of New Zealand’s west coast, Lady Guinevere Stanhope is determined to do whatever it takes to rescue her ancestral home and restore her father’s good name.
Forced out of his native Ireland, Quinn O’Donnell dreams of striking gold. His fiercely held prejudices make him loath to help any English person, let alone a lady as haughty and obstinate as Guinevere. But when a flash flood hits, Quinn is compelled to rescue her, and their paths become entwined in this uncharted new world.
Though a most inconvenient attraction forms between them, both remain determined to pursue their dreams, whatever the cost.
Will they realise in time that all that glitters is not gold?
I was lucky enough to be sent this from Kim at Choc Lit a couple of weeks ago. This is a brilliant book and quite unlike anything I've read for a long time, I really loved the adventure aspect of it, check it out its a great read. Check out my full review here.
A Week in Paris
A Week in Paris by Rachel Hore
Released: 9th October 2014
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Pages: 480
Available in Paperback and on Kindle
The streets of Paris hide a dark past...September, 1937. Kitty Travers enrols at the Conservatoire on the banks of the Seine to pursue her dream of becoming a concert pianist. But then war breaks out and the city of light falls into shadow. Nearly twenty-five years later, Fay Knox, a talented young violinist, visits Paris on tour with her orchestra. She barely knows the city, so why does it feel so familiar? Soon touches of memory become something stronger, and she realises her connection with these streets runs deeper than she ever expected. As Fay traces the past, with only an address in an old rucksack to help her, she discovers dark secrets hidden years ago, secrets that cause her to question who she is and where she belongs...A compelling story of war, secrets, family and enduring love.
I was sent a copy of this to read from Simon & Schuster via NetGalley, so thank you to them.This book was totally absorbing I just could not put it down until I knew what all the secrets were, truly brilliant, definitely an author I need to read more of. Check out my full review here.
Baby it's Cold Outside
Baby it's cold outside by Kerry Barrett
Released: October 9th 2014
Publisher: Carina UK
Available on Kindle
For better or much, much worse...
Esme and Jamie have finally got their perfect wedding day planned. Beautiful snowy landscape – check. Amazing venue – check. Stunning dress – check.
But when an avalanche seals off their gorgeous mountain hometown from the outside world, their dream day starts to look more like a nightmare. Especially when Jamie’s ex turns up on their doorstep with a surprise neither of them expected!
Whilst Esme’s magical powers can solve a lot of problems, it's starting to look like their big day is doomed! Is Esme and Jamie’s wedding simply not meant to be, or can they still make it down the aisle, against all the odds?
I was lucky enough to received a copy of this to review from Kerry herself and I did start reading it but realised it is something I am going to love. So instead of just reading book three I have ordered the other two books in the series (Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered and I Put a Spell on You) and intend to read them all soon, so my review for this will be a little later than I initially planned.
A Christmas to Remember
A Christmas to Remember by Jenny Hale
Released: 10th October 2014
Publisher: Bookouture
Pages: 249
Available on Kindle
Carrie Blake loves her job as a nanny but, while her friends are settling down, all of Carrie’s spare time is spent with other people’s families. Though it breaks her heart, her New Year’s resolution is to embark on a new career and fix her love life.

As Carrie starts her last job, she’s sure she’ll be going out on a high – the house is amazing, the kids are adorable, and she’s in charge of decorating the tree!

The only problem could be her boss… single-dad, Adam Fletcher might be both handsome and successful, but he’s always working. Doesn’t he realise he’s missing out on precious moments with his son and daughter?

As Adam’s family arrive for Christmas including his sensitive sister, Sharon, and his fun-loving elderly Grandpa, Walter, Carrie realises that she might just have found the perfect allies in her quest to persuade Adam to loosen up. There’s still time for Carrie to make this the best Christmas ever… after all, Christmas is the time for miracles, isn’t it? Let the festivities begin!
I have a copy of this I'm hoping to curl up with this weekend as it looks the perfect book to start my Christmas reading with.
The Heart of Winter
The Heart of Winter by Emma Hannigan
Released: 10th October 2014
Publisher: Headline Review
Pages: 435
Available in Paperback and on Kindle
Holly Craig's family have lived happily in Huntersbrook for generations but when times grow hard, even she must admit defeat and sell off their once-successful stables.
The three Craig children, Lainey, Joey and Pippa find themselves locked in a fight to keep their beloved Huntersbrook; dare they transform it into one of Ireland's most sought after countryside venues?
Renovation work is well underway when life rears its ugly head and everything stops in its tracks. The Craig family is forced to reassess what matters and although they no longer live at Huntersbrook, can the house work its magic even so ... and lead them into the light once more?

I'm currently reading this book and so far I'm enjoying it. I'm hoping to have a review up on my blog on Friday or Saturday so pop back if you would like to know my full thoughts.

The Seafront Tea Rooms
The Seafront Tea Rooms by Vanessa Greene
Released: 9th October 2014
Publisher: Sphere
Pages: 416
Available in Paperback and Kindle
The Seafront Tea Rooms is a peaceful hideaway, away from the bustle of the seaside, and in this quiet place a group of women find exactly what they've been searching for.

Charismatic journalist Charlotte is on a mission to scope out Britain's best tea rooms. She knows she's found something special in the Seafront Tea Rooms but is it a secret she should share? Kathryn, a single mother whose only sanctuary is the 'Seafront', convinces Charlie to keep the place out of her article by agreeing to join her on her search. Together with another regular, Seraphine, a culture-shocked French au pair with a passion for pastry-making, they travel around the country discovering quaint hideaways and hidden gems. But what none of them expect is for their journey to surprise them with discoveries of a different kind . . .

Full of romance, tea and cake, The Seafront Tea Rooms is a heart-warming tale about the strength found in true friendship.
I've had my eye this one for a while and have finally pre-ordered it, so keep an eye out for a review sometime soon.
The Year I Met You

The Year I Met You by Cecelia Ahern
Released: 9th October 2014
Publisher: Harper Collins
Available in Hardback and Kindle
Jasmine loves two things: her sister and her work. And when her work is taken away she has no idea who she is.
Matt loves two things: his family and the booze. Without them, he hits rock bottom.
One New Year’s Eve, two people’s paths collide. Both have time on their hands; both are at a crossroads. But as the year unfolds, through moonlit nights and suburban days, an unlikely friendship slowly starts to blossom.
Sometimes you have to stop still in order to move on…
Original and poignant, The Year I Met You will make you laugh, cry and celebrate life.
A new Cecelia Ahern novel, bound to be brilliant, I'm hoping I can hold out for a paperback copy but who knows this may show up on a Showcase Sunday post sometime before June.
So that's my pick of today's release's, what are you hoping to add to your collection? I'd love to know.



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