Book Releases: 30th July 2015

I haven’t done a book release post in a while, but there’s some fab books out today, so it feels like the right time to get back on it! Here’s a few of my faves that you can now get your mits on:

the piano man project kat frenchThe Piano Man Project, by Kat French

Blurb: You: kind, piano-playing sex god
Me: hopelessly romantic charity shop manager

Honeysuckle Jones has a problem, and her best friends Nell and Tash are on a mission to help her solve it. She needs a man – a caring, intelligent, funny man. But most importantly, a man who’s good with his hands…

Luckily Honey’s new neighbour – moody, antisocial ex-chef Hal – fails on almost every count. Even though the chemistry between them is electric, he’s obviously wrong for her in every way.

But when Honey discovers the devastating reason for his moods she decides to give him another chance. And discovers that the best songs aren’t always in tune…

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My thoughts: This book sounds like so much fun, I have it sat ready on my kindle and I’m looking forward to getting started on it soon.

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The Little Flower Shop by the Sea, by Ali McNamara

Blurb: Poppy Carmichael, 30, certainly never intended to own a florist. But when she inherits her grandmother’s beloved flower shop on the beautiful Cornish coast, Poppy has no choice but to return to the pretty harbour town of St Felix where she spent much of her childhood.

Returning to St Felix brings back sad memories for Poppy. But when she makes new friends such as local flower grower Jake, a young widowed father of two teenagers, Poppy begins to overcome her fears, and discover for herself what’s so special about this little flower shop by the sea.

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My thoughts: I love how gorgeously summery the cover is and I love Ali’s other books, so I’m super excited to get stuck into this one soon.

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The Great Village Show, by Alexandra Brown

Blurb: Tindledale is in a titter. The Village Show competition is coming around again and after last year’s spectacular failure, the villagers are determined to win. Meg, teacher at the local school, is keen to help and to impose some much-needed order.

After a terse encounter with a newcomer to the village, Meg discovers that it is celebrity chef and culinary bad boy, Dan Wright. Meg thinks he is arrogant and rude but rumour has it that Dan is opening a new restaurant in the village which could really put Tindledale on the map!

As things come together, villagers old and new all start to come out of the woodwork, including new arrival Jessie, who seems to have it all. But first impressions can be deceptive and Meg discovers that when it comes to Tindledale – and Dan – nothing is ever quite as it seems…

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My thoughts: I’m reading this at the moment, and loving it. It’s great to revisit the cute village of Tindledale and the familiar faces from The Great Christmas Knit Off.

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I Knew You Were Trouble, by Paige Toon

Blurb: Life as the undercover daughter of a rock god isn’t going to be easy. How will Jessie adjust to her old boring life again after spending her summer living it up with her dad in LA? With tough decisions ahead (and not just choosing between two hot boys), can she cope juggling her two very different lives? 

Summer may be over, but Jessie’s story is just beginning…

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My thoughts: I have had the first Jessie Jefferson book sat on my bookshelf for a while now, but haven’t managed to read it yet. Now that the sequel is out, hopefully it’ll give me the kick up the butt I need to get round to it, as they sound like so much fun!

25242231The Way We Were, by Sinead Moriarty

Blurb: ‘He needed something else. He wanted more.’ Alice and Ben are a couple like any other bound together by love, work, children, familiarity and a shared sense of purpose. But when Ben decides to pursue a dream of his own, he brings devastation on his family and, as far as they know, their lives will never be the same again. Alice and Ben are now on different paths: she needs to put their shared life behind her; he needs to remember it to survive. So, what happens if they get a second chance? Can they – should they – go back to the way they were?

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My thoughts: I am so in love with this cover!! The blurb is so intriguing too, this definitely makes it on to the TBR!

Which book releases are you excited about at the moment? Any of these make the cut on your wishlist?

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Blogoversary Giveaway: Win a Stunning Book Sculpture by Ann Troup!

Ann makes the most GORGEOUS book sculptures, and has kindly donated one as a giveaway prize. She can make one of your favourite book cover, or of a scene from your favourite classic book. Check out these fabulous examples below:

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These are of (in order) Fairytale Beginnings, Game of Scones, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and The Lost Child. Aren’t they incredible?! Continue reading

Book Review & Blogoversary Giveaway: Fairytale Beginnings, by Holly Martin

Love is an open door…except when it keeps slamming in your face.

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Hopeless romantic Milly Rose has had her fair share of heartbreak. Obsessed with all things Disney, she refuses to give up on finding her Prince Charming – he’s out there somewhere, isn’t he?

When Milly is given a job to investigate the origins of an historical building in the village of Clovers Rest, she’s not sure what to expect. What she discovers takes her breath away – a beautiful real life Cinderella castle, complete with turrets, a magnificent drawbridge AND a very handsome owner…Cameron Heartstone.

As Milly and Cameron begin to unearth the secrets of Clover Castle, they can’t ignore the intense chemistry building between them. But they’ve both been hurt badly before. Can they take a big leap of faith and find their own happily-ever-after? Continue reading

July New Releases Giveaway Hop!

I am taking part in the July Giveaway Hop, hosted by Suze (Librarian Lavender) and Shannon (It Started At Midnight)!

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The July New Release Giveaway Hop means there’s tonnes of fab July Releases to be won, you can check out the other bloggers taking part in the link below, for more chances to win!

Here on the Book Nook, I will be giving away paperbacks THREE July releases, because there’s just too many great books to choose from! So you can win The Little Flower Shop by the SeaSome Kind of Wonderful AND The Heavenly Italian Icecream Shop – perfect reads for your summer! The giveaway is open internationally, so wherever you are in the world, feel free to enter! 🙂

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*COMPETITION NOW CLOSED*

It’s my Blogoversary!

Today marks one year since I became a book blogger and I started on this amazing journey and lifestyle.

I’m away with crappy internet connection and no laptop, so I can’t post too much right now, but I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who has been apart of this journey; the amazing authors and publishers who have given me books to review, the awesome book bloggers who have supported me and become good friends, and of course to all my wonderful readers.

This year has turned my life around and I love you all xxxxxxx

Blogoversary Giveaway: Just The Way You Are, by Lynsey James

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Dear Ava,
How do you start writing a letter to someone, six years after breaking their heart?

Ava is unlucky in love as well as in life. The new office bitch has landed the dating column Ava wanted, and she can’t remember the last time she had a second date. It’s a good thing she has best friends Max and Gwen to pick up the pieces.

Deep down, Ava knows the reason why one date never turns into two – she’s in love with someone else. Someone she’s never even met.

It all started six years ago, with a letter from a secret admirer, Mr Writer…but then they suddenly stopped and Ava was heartbroken.

Now the letters have started again and Ava knows it could mean winning back the dating column at work. This time she’s determined to unmask Mr Writer…and find out once and for all if he’s Mr Right or Mr Very Definitely Wrong!

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Blogoversary Giveaway: Secrets at Maple Syrup Farm, by Rebecca Raisin

Secrets…we all have them.

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Clay’s inheritance of Maple Syrup Farm came at the perfect time. Leaving city life behind he headed for maple-tree surrounded Ashford, Connecticut. Getting the farm in working order again might be back breaking work – but it seems to be the only way for Clay to finally forget about the girl who once broke his heart…

Lucy’s had enough of rules and the stress of planning her life down to the very last detail. Looking for an adventure she stumbles upon Maple Syrup Farm and its gorgeously gruff owner. This could be the perfect place to hide out…!

But the tranquillity and warmth of Maple Tree Farm is enough to heal even the most battered of hearts. There are very few problems in life that can’t be cheered up by maple syrup!

The new standalone novel from bestselling author of the Gingerbread Cafe trilogy and The Bookshop on the Corner, Rebecca Raisin.

Release date: 17 July 2015 Amazon UK | Amazon US | Goodreads Continue reading