A Spirited Girl On Cornish Shores ~ A Little Hotel In Cornwall by Laura Briggs #Blogtour ##Giveaway #Guestpost

Synopsis

It looks like a perfect Cornish autumn, with aspiring novelist Maisie Clark still finding inspiration as a

maid at the historic Penmarrow Hotel. Between the staff of quirky co-workers, glamorous and

unusual guests, and her growing friendship with the charming but mysterious Sidney Daniels, Maisie

is living out adventures instead of just penning them in the pages of her would-be novel’s growing

number of chapters.

And then there’s the slight problem of keeping the balance between friendship and ‘something

more’ with Sidney, who’s helping introduce her to the village’s version of a Cornish Halloween, and

has recently taken an interest in Maisie’s secret that may change things between them. But even

Maisie’s imagination can’t conjure the unusual event this Halloween brings to the Penmarrow. An

eccentric earl has chosen this site to host his lavish birthday celebration that includes a pretty (and

perceptive) young psychic whose predictions seem to have everyone on edge — and, to Maisie’s

delight, the elusive novelist Alistair Davies is rumored to be part of the guest list! But with the earl’s

bickering relatives and illustrious friends on hand— and more than one ghost of the past waiting to

be revealed — it’s anyone’s guess what the festivities will bring before the party is over.

Will the psychic foretell doom for the earl’s gathering—and is her ‘gift’ as genuine as it seems? Will

Maisie finally meet her favorite author face to face? And, more importantly, what about the

romantic sparks that fly between Maisie and Sidney?

I’d like to thank Rachel’s Random Resources and Laura Briggs for inviting me to take part in this wonderful blog tour.

And without further ado I’d like to hand over to Laura who has a great guest post for us …

Fun Facts about A Spirited Girl on Cornish Shores

Thank you so much to Lisa for letting me tell your readers about my newest release, A Spirited

Girl on Cornish Shores.

This sequel to A Little Hotel in Cornwall finds would-be author Maise Clark still working at the

historic hotel known as the Penmarrow. Maisie cleans elegant rooms by day and pens chapters in

her would-be gothic fantasy novel at night. In between, she finds herself spending more and

more time with the charming Sidney Daniels, the groundskeeper and handyman for the local

vicarage. With an idyllic Cornish village and a dash of Halloween fun, Maisie’s autumn is one

filled with romance, secrets, and mysterious happenings.

Several pieces of fiction helped inspire the different elements for this colorful new story. Readers

will recognize a few of them without trouble, but others may be less obvious. And so I thought it

might be nice to share a few of the ‘fun facts’ behind Maisie’s second Cornish adventure and

hope readers will enjoy learning about them!

1) The quirky hotel guests, including the Earl of Middlewhite, his scheming family members,

and his various high society friends were partly based on the traditional Agatha Christie style

cast of characters. Specifically, The Body in the Library and The Sittaford Mystery served as

inspiration for the eccentric characters that keep the Penmarrow’s staff on their toes. And The

Murder at the Vicarage is referenced for obvious reasons when Maisie is invited to a Halloween

party at the local vicarage where a game of ‘Murder’ takes the night in an unexpected (but non-

deadly) direction!

2) Readers of my other Cornish series ‘A Wedding in Cornwall’ were well-aware that its hero

was heavily modeled after television’s new Ross Poldark. In this new series, however, the

character of Sidney Daniels is rather less noticeably inspired by James Norton’s leading role in

the ITV mystery show Grantchester. But there’s a special nod to that connection at the fancy-

dress party Sidney attends at the vicarage—one that readers in the know should recognize right

away!

3) The idea of a young, pretty psychic whose skills may not be exactly as they seem was first

brought to mind by the 2014 romantic comedy Magic in the Moonlight starring Emma Stone.

The film character’s whimsical charm was greatly influential in creating that of Natalie Norridge,

whose uncanny predictions stump even the paranormal investigator who is invited to the earl’s

party specifically to test her abilities. Some of her traits are also a slight nod to the focus

character of author Laurie R. King’s mystery A Monstrous Regiment of Women.

4) Finally—and this is one that most readers will no doubt spot right away—the character of

Sidney’s friend Dean is inspired by none other than Will Traynor in the novel and film versions

of Me Before You. A former painter left nearly immobile by a tragic accident, Dean’s character

possesses a wry and somewhat jaded sense of humor that makes it difficult for most people to get close to him. He also presents a rather unexpected challenge for Maisie since he doesn’t seem at

all fond of her growing friendship with Sidney!

Hopefully some of you will be curious enough to check out A Spirited Girl on Cornish Shores

for the rest of Maisie’s adventure. And if you haven’t read the first book in the series, A Little

Hotel in Cornwall, it has the same lighthearted spirit and feel-good factor, perfect for reading in any season!

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All About Laura

Laura Briggs is the author of several feel-good romance reads, including the Top 100

Amazon UK seller ‘A Wedding in Cornwall’. She has a fondness for vintage style dresses (especially ones with polka dots), and reads everything from Jane Austen to modern day mysteries. When she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, caring for her pets, gardening, and seeing the occasional movie or play.

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Giveaway to Win one of 3 Cornish themed prizes (Open Internationally)

1st Prize: A Ross Poldark collectible Knitdark character doll (Open Internationally) –1 winner

Perfect for fans of all-things Cornwall, this Ross Poldark doll with tricorn hat is made by Angela Blay,

whose popular Knitdark creations have been featured on The Graham Norton Show. Since each doll

is hand made, the Ross the winner receives may vary slightly in appearance from the one in the

picture. Readers can learn more about the Knitdarks at Angela’s Twitter page @kwerkyknits as well

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2nd Prize: A decorative tin T.A.R.D.I.S (Open Internationally) –1 winner

A tin T.A.R.D.I.S similar to the keepsake Maisie is gifted by Sidney in Book 1, A Little Hotel in

Cornwall. Designed by Etsy artist KittyConduitt81 and perfect for fans of Doctor Who! Being a

unique, hand made item, the final design may vary slightly in appearance from the one pictured.

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3rd Prize: A Kindle/Tablet case featuring cover art from A Little Hotel in Cornwall (Open

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A specially designed case for a Kindle or Tablet featuring the cover art for Book 1 in the series A Little

Hotel in Cornwall. The final product’s size, texture, and color will depend on the winner’s device.

*All 3 winners will also receive a digital copy of Book 1 in the series, A Little Hotel in Cornwall.

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Jay-Jay And The Carnival by Sue Wickstead #Blogtour #Giveaway #Review

Synopsis

Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus is a brightly coloured playbus full of toys. He’s always ready for

adventure, and after an eventful summer the bus is ready for his journey to the carnival. The

children are also excited – but what will happen on the way?

My Review

I’d like to thank Rachel’s Random Resources and Sue Wickstead for inviting me into this gorgeous blog tour.

It’s always a pleasure to take part in one of Sue’s blog tours.

My collection of Jay Jay The Bus books are steadily increasing and my Grandson loves it!

This book tied in beautifully for carnival season. We actually used it in our 3 year class room at my pre-school for a theme we were using.

The Jay Jay books are my Grandson’s all time favourite bedtime reads. He is now the proud owner of a Jay Jay bus which goes everywhere with him!

Jay Jay always brings a smile to the youngsters faces and opens up their minds for lots of questions.

The illustrations are colourful and clear and Sue’s style of writing enables you to paint a perfect picture in the readers mind of the story.

I can’t wait for the next chapter in Jays Jay’s adventures!

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am a teacher and an author and have currently written six children’s picture books with a bus

theme.

For over 20 years, alongside my teaching career, I worked with a Children’s Charity, The Bewbush

Playbus Association, which led me to write a photographic history book about it.

I soon found that many children had never been on a bus before, let alone a ‘Playbus’ and they

wanted to know more. I decided to write a fictional tale about the bus, his number plate JJK261 gave

him his name.

‘Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus,’ came out in print in 2014. It is the story behind the original bus and is

his journey from a scrap-yard to being changed into a playbus for children to play in. From Fact to

fiction the bus journey continued.

This story has now been followed by five more picture books.

I also undertake events and author bookings and love to share the story. There are also a few more

stories in the writing process, with links to real events and buses.

The story has been read in many schools in the south-East of England, where I teach as a cover

teacher, it is always well received and certainly different.

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The Secret ~ Violet’s Story by Eliza J Scott #Blogtour #Review

Synopsis

It’s been two years since glamorous and ambitious Violet Smith fell head-over-heels in love with

blacksmith Jimby Fairfax, and moved back home to the North Yorkshire village of Lytell Stangdale to

be with him.

Life couldn’t get much sweeter. Their romance is blooming and Romantique – the business she set up

with Jimby’s sister Kitty, designing luxurious underwear and burlesque costumes with the odd

wedding dress throw in – is thriving.

But on a romantic weekend break, a face from her past triggers a series of events which send Violet

into turmoil. She finds herself with no alternative but to reveal a secret she’s buried deep for the

past sixteen years. A secret she hasn’t shared with anyone, not even her best friends, Kitty and

Molly, and they share everything.

With the revelation forcing a wedge between herself and Jimby, heartbroken Violet fears that he

won’t ever be able to think of her in the same way again and won’t want anything more to do with

her.

As ever, Kitty and Molly rally round, offering their advice and support but Vi is worried that keeping

her secret was just a step too far for Jimby.

Will she succeed in showing him their love is strong enough to overcome it?

The Secret – Violet’s Story is book 3 in the Life on the Moors Series.

My Review

I’d like to thank Rachel’s Random Resources and Eliza J Scott for inviting me on to this amazing blog tour.

The Secret is the third book in the life On The Moors series. This is the first book I have read in the series and can be read as a stand-alone book. Although be warned, you will immediately want to read the other two!

This for me was a much needed total escapism read. Although it’s my first read in the series I felt like I was revisiting old friends.

The characters are funny and very real. I loved Eliza’s writing style, I could conjure up the images of the people and places as clear as if I was there.

Vi is a beautifully vibrant character and Jimby is hilarious! I enjoyed getting to know their friendship group who star in the other two books.

The story begins as Jimby surprises Vi with a romantic break away, this leads to some romantic and hilarious scenarios.

But Vi has a secret, one she’s been meaning to share with Jimby but hasn’t quite managed to do. Her secrets about to surface when her past appears in front of her eyes.

I urge you to mark this as ‘must have’ on your summer reading list!

I think the Life On The Moors series and Lytell Stangdale will definitely be one my happy place! Thank you Eliza!

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Eliza lives in a 17th-century cottage on the edge of a village in the North Yorkshire

Moors with her husband, their two daughters and two mischievous black Labradors. When she’s not

writing, she can usually be found with her nose in a book/glued to her Kindle or working in her

garden. Eliza also enjoys bracing walks in the countryside, rounded off by a visit to a teashop where

she can indulge in another two of her favourite things: tea and cake.

Eliza is inspired by her beautiful surroundings and loves to write heartwarming stories with happy

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The Costumier’s Gift by Vicky Admin #Blogtour #Extract

Synopsis

Why does a stranger hold the key to unlocking Katie’s family secrets?

 

1903 – Jane is the talented principal costumier at Auckland’s Opera House in its Edwardian heyday. She thrives in this place where she can hide from her pain and keep her skeletons to herself – until the past comes back to haunt her. Brigid, her beloved foster mother, and her best friend Gwenna are anchors in her solitary yet rewarding life. As the decades go by, the burden of carrying secrets becomes too great, and Jane must pass on the hidden truths.

 

Today – Katie seeks refuge from her crumbling personal life with her grandmother, who lives in past with the people in her cherished photographs. All too soon, Katie learns she must identify the people behind the gentle smiles – including the Edwardian woman to whom she bears a remarkable resemblance – and reveal generations of secrets before she can claim her inheritance. She meets the intriguing Jared, who stirs her interest, but she’s not ready for any sort of romance, so is shocked when she learns that he holds the key to discovering her past.

 I’d like to thank R&R Book Tours and Vicky Adin for inviting me to take part in this great blog tour.

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Jane 1903

Jane loved the early mornings, when she could move around her top-floor workshop at the Opera House before anyone else arrived. She would compare progress against the numerous sketches pinned to the walls and inspect the elaborate costumes draping the mannequins. She could touch the rich fabrics laid out on the table ready for cutting and check the accessory trays holding the beads, threads and feathers used to adorn the finished outfits.

 

But the nights, when she let down her silky dark hair and dressed in her richly coloured and beaded silk wrap – making her feel like one of her exotic characters – was when she did her best work. With pencil in hand she would sketch gown after gown, suit after suit: sometimes total fantasy, sometimes glamorous, sometimes whimsical.

 

Where the ideas came from even Jane couldn’t explain, and she often had no idea which design would work best for which show, but her pile of drawings had not let her down so far. Somewhere deep inside, she held the dream that one day she might become a famous designer for someone like the House of Worth, but meanwhile Jane couldn’t be happier. On occasions, she even had the temerity to sell a few of the more fashionable designs under the name of Bernadette, and particularly during ball season. A secret she kept to herself.

 

….

 

The dress was one of Jane’s fantasy dresses made of multi-coloured gauzes she’d dyed in shades of deep purple, navy and green decorated with silver sparkles. The facemask and headdress she was working on in the quiet of the empty studio would need to be as elaborate. She’d already hand-dyed heavy stockings to match so the dancer would be head-to-toe in underwater colours as Jane imagined them. Her late-night scribbles came to life when a body filled the contours of the design and Jane’s heart lifted at the sight. The concoction was perfect, if a little large for Grace.

 

“It’s beautiful,” said Grace as she swished and sashayed and danced about the empty workshop. The girl’s excited laughter echoed through the room. A tingle ran down Jane’s spine. She must not let Grace get too involved with the theatre. This was no place for the girl despite her love of music.

 

Brigid was teaching the girls to make traditional Irish lace and to sew, and Sally was showing them how run a business. Grace’s and Lilly’s futures lay there. And, now Brigid had finally accepted Phillip Harrison-Browne’s invitation to visit his department store in Brisbane, maybe one of them would find a future over there instead. All these thoughts flashed through Jane’s mind in the split second it took for Grace to leap into the air, spin and crash into a rack of costumes being prepared for the next production. Over it went, dragging costumes on the adjacent rack to the floor as Grace rolled amongst the muddle. Behind, other racks rocked precariously as more costumes on their hangers slid to the floor to add to the jumble.

 

“Are you all right, Grace?” called Jane as she raced across to where Grace now sat nursing her ankle. Lilly nodded, as a tear slid down her cheek.

 

“It hurts.”

 

“Oh, my dear girl. I’m sure it does, my sweet. Now let’s get you out of this mess and I’ll go find something to make a cool compress and see if I can borrow a stick to help you walk.”

 

Jane reached out her hand to help Grace to her feet and almost dropped the girl. Exposed by the disarray, a pair of men’s boots peeked out from under a mound of fabric. An involuntary gasp escaped her lips. Still supporting Grace, balanced on one foot, Jane peered into the gloomy corner.

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Multi-award winning historical fiction author, Vicky Adin is a genealogist in love with history and words.

 

After decades of research Vicky has combined her skills to weave family stories and history together in a way that brings the past to life.

 

Fascinated by the 19th Century women who undertook hazardous journeys to find a better life, Vicky draws her characters from real life stories: characters such as Brigid, the Irish lacemaker and Gwenna, the Welsh confectioner, or Megan who discovers much about herself when she traces her family tree in The Cornish Knot.

 

Vicky Adin holds a MA(Hons) in English and Education. She is an avid reader of historical novels, family sagas and contemporary women’s stories and enjoys travelling. Her writing has been compared to that Catherine Cookson.

 

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Meet Me In Cockleberry Bay by Nicola May #Blogtour #Extract #Giveaway

synopsis

The cast of the runaway bestseller, The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay, are back – including Rosa,

Josh, Mary, Jacob, Sheila, new mum Titch and, last but by no means least, Hot, the adorable

dachshund.

Newly wed, and with her inherited corner shop successfully up and running, Rosa Smith seems to

have all that anyone could wish for. But the course of true love never did run smooth and Rosa’s

suspicions that her husband is having an affair have dire consequences.

Reaching rock bottom before she can climb back up to the top, fragile Rosa is forced to face her

fears, addiction and jealousy head on.

With a selection of meddling locals still at large, a mystery fire and Titch’s frantic search for the real

father of her sick baby, the second book in this enchanting series will take you on a further unpredictable journey of self-discovery.

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An extract from Meet Me in Cockleberry Bay where we see Mary Cobb

reading Titch’s tea leaves

As usual, Merlin shot out of the door when Mary answered it, nearly knocking both

Rosa and Titch off their feet in his haste to get away from them.

‘That cat is mad,’ Rosa stated as she greeted her mother.

‘“Misunderstood”, I think he’d prefer,’ Mary said, and they all laughed.

‘How’s your mum, dear?’ Mary asked Titch as she put the kettle on and laid

out three tea cups.

The girl yawned. ‘She’s really well, thanks. Zipping around in her new

wheelchair as if she’s competing for the Paralympics. She loves it.’

‘That’s good to hear.’

‘Luckily, she’s minding Theo for me for an hour, so we will get some peace.’

‘I was quite happy to look after him,’ Rosa added, yawning too until her eyes

watered. It was catching.

Mary stifled her own yawn, chiding them, ‘Look at the pair of you. Titch has

got an excuse, but you need to wake up, daughter. Right, now let me sort these tea

leaves.’

Titch raised her eyes to Rosa.

Getting the hint, Rosa asked: ‘Can you do Tarot instead, Mother?’

‘No, just leaves today.’ Mary’s voice was sharp. I’m in charge here, it said.

Titch winked with understanding at her friend.

Mary Cobb sat down at the kitchen table, shut her eyes and began moving her

hands over the tops of the now full teacups.

‘I read somewhere online that this is called something poncy, like

Tasseography,’ Titch piped up, only to be greeted with a hiss-like ‘Shhhh’ from Mary.

‘Sorry,’ Titch murmured, echoing Rosa’s thought that Mary was getting more

and more like Queenie every day.

‘Right, drink! But make sure to leave a dribble in the bottom.’ Mary took a big

puff on her inhaler, before adding a few seconds later, ‘Put a log on the fire, Rosa

duck. It’s getting cold now.’ Rosa did as she was told then took a seat in the front

room, out of the way but in earshot of Mary’s reading.

‘Right, Patricia.’ Mary strained Titch’s cup with a saucer and began peering

deep into the bottom of the cup.

‘Nobody calls me Patricia.’

‘Your dad used to though, didn’t he?’

Titch took a deep breath. ‘Yes, yes he did.’ She thought back to that awful day

when she learned that her father had taken his own life.

‘Nothing to do with the leaves, this one. He came to me the other night. He

wanted you to know it wasn’t your fault. It really wasn’t.’

Tears filled Titch’s eyes. Her family tragedy had been extreme to say the least,

with her brother, Ronnie, also dying as a youngster. Her mum always believed, along

with the Coroner, that Ronnie had died in a motor-cycling accident, but Titch knew

different as she had found his suicide note and hidden it from her mother. She had,

however, shown it to her dad, who was found the next day hanging in the garage.

‘He says he loved you very much.’

‘He left me and Mum.’ Titch’s voice wavered.

‘I know, child, I know.’ Mary reached over the kitchen table and put her hand

on the young girl’s shoulder. ‘He was caught in a terrible moment. He just wanted

the pain to stop. But it wasn’t your fault. OK?’ Titch nodded. Mary put the cup back down. ‘Good. Now let’s get on, shall we?’

All About Nicola

Award winning author Nicola May lives in Ascot in Berkshire with her rescue cat Stanley. Her hobbies

include watching films that involve a lot of swooning, crabbing in South Devon, eating flapjacks and

enjoying a flutter on the horses. Inspired by her favourite authors Milly Johnson and Carole

Matthews, Nicola writes what she describes as chicklit with a kick.

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Kill For Me by #BlogTour #Q&A

Synopsis

A deadly game. An unstoppable killer. The perfect alibi.

Lucy Anderson is late collecting her daughter from nursery. A mistake that could prove fatal. 
Her daughter is gone and there is only one way Lucy can get her back. The ransom is simple, she has to kill someone…

And this is just the beginning. A deadly game with a domino effect has started as the real killer forces others to do his bidding.

Can detective inspector Hannah Robbins find the killer’s next puppet before they’re forced to strike or will this be the case where her opponent has found the perfect way to kill?

Pick up Kill For Me for impossible choices and moral dilemmas and see where you would fall. 

For fans of Peter James and Angela Marsons

 

I’d like to thank Damp Pebbles Blog Tours and Rebecca Bradley for inviting me to take part in this wonderful blog tour.

 

Where do you find inspiration for your novels?

 

I think this is one of the most difficult questions I ever get asked. I’m not sure, ideas just seem to pop into my head. They can either be half-formed and I have to build on them or they can be fully formed – which is brilliant. I find reading and watching television dramas a good way to keep my fiction brain ticking over. A snippet of a sentence can send my mind in a direction where I can write a whole novel. 

 

Who is your writing hero?

 

I love Karin Slaughter and David Jackson for their character-led books. It’s the characters who draw me along and get me to keep turning the pages and buying the next book. I want to know what happens to them next. I really wish I could write half as good as either of them. 

 

Which book do you wish you had written?

 

There are so many amazing books out there that make me feel inferior, but if I had to name one book I’d probably say Burial Rites by Hannah Kent because it is utterly beautiful. If I could name a whole series I’d say the Slough House series by Mick Herron. They are brilliant and his writing is sublime. 

 

What advice would you give to someone considering taking the plunge and attempting to write their first novel?

Great! Sit your bum down and start. That’s the absolute first step. 

Make sure you’re a reader. I don’t think you can write unless you’re an avid reader. It makes it so much easier if you understand how the novel kind of hangs together. And though it’s important to read in the genre you want to write in it’s also important to read widely to get a feel for good writing in general. For great prose and fabulous storytelling. 

Try to make friends with other writers and readers as writing is a lonely business. You can do this on social media, Twitter and Facebook are filled with talkative book lovers. 

And keep putting your bum in the seat every day if you can, even if it’s only for fifteen minutes some days. 

 

If you could have a dinner party and invite three other writers (living or dead), who would you invite?

 

Barack Obama (Yes, he’s written several books).

Michelle Obama (I loved Becoming!) 

Karin Slaughter (I’d try to get her to mentor me!) 

 

 

What’s the one question you wish I had asked and what’s the answer?

 

Okay, this is the hardest question. Let’s go with, what are you working on now? 

I’m writing the first book in a new series. It’s a dual timeline book about a missing woman and two cops who are both interested in her whereabouts. It’s about a serial killer who hasn’t been caught for the last six months and relationships that bend under the stress of such an investigation. 

 

Thanks for such great questions.

All About Rebecca

Rebecca Bradley is a retired police detective. She lives in the UK with her family and her two cockapoo’s Alfie and Lola, who keep her company while she writes. Rebecca needs to drink copious amounts of tea to function throughout the day and if she could, she would survive on a diet of tea and cake while committing murder on a regular basis, in her writing of course. 

She writes the DI Hannah Robbins police procedural series and has also released a standalone novel, Dead Blind, about a cop who acquires prosopagnosia, also known as face blindness. 

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Am I Guilty by Jackie Kabler #BlogTour #Review #Giveaway

Synopsis

A mother’s job is to protect her child…but everyone makes mistakes.

I never thought it would happen to me…

One moment I had it all – a gorgeous husband, a beautiful home, a fulfilling career and two

adorable children. The next, everything came crashing down around me.

They said it was my fault. They said I’m the worst mother in the world. And even though I can’t

remember what happened that day, they wouldn’t lie to me. These are my friends, my family,

people I trust.

But then why do I have this creeping sensation that something is wrong? Why do I feel like people

are keeping secrets? Am I really as guilty as they say? And if I’m not, what will happen when the

truth comes out…?

My Review

I’d like to thank Rachel’s Random Resources and Jackie Kabler for inviting me on to this fantastic blog tour.

Am I Guilty is a stunning read. It starts slowly and builds to a crescendo!

I adore Jackie’s Cora Baxter Mysteries series so started Am I Guilty with a fire in my belly! Jackie has a fabulous style of writing that enfolds you into the pages immediately.

Each chapter is told from the point of view of three different women, I really enjoy this style of writing, it builds the story beautifully and enables you to see it in 3D!

The story running throughout Am I Guilty is heartbreaking. After a drunken afternoon with her best friend Isla, Thea returns home with her two children. It’s a hot summers day that ends with devastating consequences.

I found myself trying to madly foresee how the story would end but I couldn’t. This is a delicious story where you so want to speed read to the end to find out the outcome but in the next breath you know you don’t want the story to end.

This needs to be on everyone’s summer reading list!

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All About Jackie

Jackie Kabler was born in Coventry but spent much of her childhood in Ireland. She

worked as a newspaper reporter and then a television news correspondent for twenty years,

spending nearly a decade on GMTV followed by stints with ITN and BBC News. During that time, she

covered major stories around the world including the Kosovo crisis, the impeachment of President

Clinton, the Asian tsunami, famine in Ethiopia, the Soham murders and the disappearance of

Madeleine McCann. Jackie now divides her time between crime writing and her job as a presenter

on shopping channel QVC. She has a degree in zoology, runs long distances for fun and lives in Gloucestershire with her husband.

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