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Super Enemies by Lois Wickstrom – Review by Katie Matthews

Super EnemiesSuper Enemies by Lois Wickstrom
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I think there are a lot of people out there who even as adults can fully relate to how these two siblings behaved. I know I certainly can! I love how this authors stories really come up with some great talking points for children whilst they are reading. I think this book is definitely best shared with an adult so maybe these talking points could include the children coming up with their own resolutions about how to behave and how we can all like different things but be respectful of each other.
I really enjoy the stories by this author and whilst I’m not sure this was one of my favourites I can see how it could help open further discussion for children about how we behave and respect each other.

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I Love You Today (Trading Heartbeats Trilogy Book 2) by Julie Navickas – Review by Katie Matthews

I Love You Today (The Trading Heartbeats Trilogy Book 2)I Love You Today by Julie Navickas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

So having read and loved the first book in this series I couldn’t wait to get started on the second book and what a read it was. I absolutely adored it! I think I loved it even more than the first and I thought that one was amazing as well!! My heart broke for Austin in the first book so I was desperately hoping he would find he happily ever after in this book and I just knew as soon as he met Casey she was the one for him. Their story wasn’t the plain sailing romance I was hoping for but I was completely invested in them both and was rooting for them the whole way through.
I guess this story could be read as a standalone but I think to truly understand Austin and a little of his backstory you should read this series in order – you will not be disappointed in either book! I cannot wait for book 3!!

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Faultless Love (The Bennetts of Langston Falls Book 1) by KG Fletcher – Review by Katie Matthews

Faultless Love (The Bennetts of Langston Falls, #1)Faultless Love by K.G. Fletcher
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I can’t tell you how excited I was to see this new book by K.G. Fetcher! I absolutely love her books and couldn’t wait to get started on this new series and as usual it was just amazing! From beginning to end I was 100% hooked! I went through so many emotions whilst reading this story! Teddy and Robyn – I LOVE these guys so so much! The connection they had was just undeniable. I love how this author really brings her characters to life, it really does feel like you reding about real people at times, the emotions they are feeling comes through so well.
This was an absolute pleasure to read and I cannot wait for the next book in the series.

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Kiss Away Your Pain (Wounded Hearts Series Book 2) by Debbie Cromack – Review by Katie Matthews

Kiss Away Your Pain (Wounded Hearts, #2)Kiss Away Your Pain by Debbie Cromack
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a really sweet and adorable story. Enzo and Candi were just wonderful characters to read about , they are the type that you take into your heart as soon as you start reading about them. I adored Enzo, he was just the sweetest character ever and I was rooting for him and Candi the whole way through. I did feel for Enzo at times and how his past had an effect on how he viewed any potential future relationships. Candi was a really relatable character, again things in her past have made her the way she is today.
This story was beautifully written and I would absolutely recommend it.

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The Dwarves’ Dilemma (Science Folktales) by Lois Wickstrom – Review by Katie Matthews

Dwarves' Dilemma, TheDwarves’ Dilemma, The by Lois Wickstrom
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Another really cute children’s book from this wonderful author. I loved how each of her books tackles something different for children and creates talking points for children to discuss different issues. In this books the dwarves have a dilemma and have to think about how to deal with things fairly. This is great for children especially as they often don’t understand this kind of problem.
Again the story was well written and beautifully illustrated.

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Kamana Wanalaya by Susan Renee – Review by Katie Matthews

Kamana Wanalaya for the Holidays: A Grinchy/Sunshine Holiday RomanceKamana Wanalaya for the Holidays: A Grinchy/Sunshine Holiday Romance by Susan Renee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a great read! I really enjoyed every minute of this book. I’ve read stories by this author previously so I knew I would be in for a good ready but I definitely think that this is my favourite by her so far! I loved the original feel that the story had, it was completely different to anything I had read before. I loved the setting for the story also, so beautifully described by the author. I liked both Tenley and Teagan they were great characters to read about and had a great amount of chemistry between them. The way in which the author chose to write the story too was great, I found it really engaging from beginning to end. A great 5 star read and one that I would highly recommend.

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Defiant Princess (Mafia Elite Series Prequel) by Amy McKinley – Review by Katie Matthews

Defiant Princess (Mafia Elite Prequel)Defiant Princess by Amy McKinley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was such a good book! Absolutely amazing read and a fantastic prequel to the Mafia Elite series. It absolutely sets the tone for what is to come in this series and I loved it. I loved that we got an introduction the Princesses of the Mafia Elite it was great to meet them all and find out a little more about them and their lives. This is only a short story but it definitely helps to set the scenes for later stories. I would definitely recommend reading this series in order! Another 5 star read from this talented author!

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Operation Blackbird (Brass Compass Series Book 2) by Ellen Butler – Review by Katie Matthews

Operation BlackbirdOperation Blackbird by Ellen Butler
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

After reading and enjoying the companion book to this story I was excited to read more from this author and she didn’t disappoint. The attention to detail that the author makes really does mean that the book is enjoyable to read, its historical facts are accurate and add an extra depth to the story – it really does help you imagine what is going on whilst you are reading. Whilst this book isn’t my usual genre I have really enjoyed the authors writing. She kept my attention from beginning to end and her characters are wonderful to read about. The Cold War isn’t something I’m particularly knowledgeable about but the author definitely left me feeling like I have gained some new knowledge from reading her story.
Overall a great read and one that I would highly recommend.

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The Perfect Mrs. Claus by Barbara Matteson – Review by Katie Matthews

The Perfect Mrs. ClausThe Perfect Mrs. Claus by Barbara Matteson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a lovely Christmas read and one that I really enjoyed. I really liked Savannah, I loved that the main lead of the story was a more mature lady – she was so lovely to read about. I really felt for her and her dilemma about how to spend her Christmas when faced with spending it alone. I loved how the author was able to get the emotion of the story across but also still get a little bit of humour in it as well.it was a very easy story to read and one that I would definitely recommend. I also loved the cover – it definitely gave me the Christmas feels!

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A Crossbow Christmas by Ann Swann – Review by Katie Matthews

A Crossbow ChristmasA Crossbow Christmas by Ann Swann
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was an endearing Christmas read. I really liked that the story was so true to life at the moment, it was great that the author did bring the pandemic into the story because I think it’s definitely something we can all relate to when reading. I liked that the story featured a more mature female lead to, it was nice to read something a little different. The author did a great job with the characters and the storyline. I really liked Carina and I did truly feel sorry for her, I think there may well be readers out there who can totally relate to what has happened to her over the past few years. The author definitely planned and thought her characters out well.
Overall a nice read and one that I enjoyed. I have to say and this is something that I don’t normally take any notice of but I absolutely adored the front cover!

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