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The Flood by Meghan O’Flynn – Review by Sue Kemp

The FloodThe Flood by Meghan O’Flynn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Flood: A Novel
By Meghan O’Flynn

The Flood by Meghan O’Flynn, is a dark read for sure. The book is nothing like I thought it was going to be. It messed with my head a little bit and I was glad I read it in the day time, certainly not a night time read for me. This is not the first book I have read by this author but is the first book by her that has had me a little nervous about what is happening on the next page. It will have you wondering what you would do in order to stay alive. This book will be awesome for those who like gruesome stories. But it wasn’t a book for me and is not one of my favourites by Meghan. But I do have to say Meghan has such a way in character building. So if you like dark and gruesome stories you need to read this book.

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A Divided Mind by M. Billiter – Review by Sue Kemp

A Divided MindA Divided Mind by M. Billiter
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A Divided Mind
By M. Billiter

A Divided MInd is yet another great book by M. Billiter. I really do recommend that this book is read by everyone. What was hard reading this book was the struggle Mary’s son and family were going through in dealing with mental illness. A Divided MInd is based on this struggle that as a family they were going through. What was nice to read was that the son this book is based on had an input into the story which for me made me feel more and get pulled into the story further than I already was from the beginning. SO if you want a heartbreaking yet beautifully written book this is the one book you have to read this month. Thank you, Mary for sharing your story and this book definitely deserves more than five stars

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September Breeze (Cinnamon Bay Romance Book 2) by Nikki Lynn Barrett – Review by Sue Kemp

September Breeze (Cinnamon Bay, #2)September Breeze by Nikki Lynn Barrett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

September Breeze (Cinnamon Bay Romance Book 2)
By Nikki Lynn Barrett

September Breeze is the first book I have read by this author and I am hoping it won’t be the last. This is a beautiful story of an up and coming song writer by the name of Tess, a widower by the name of Brian and his two daughters Tatum and Alice. Tess has arrived in Cinnamon Bay to write songs for a movie that is being shot there. While in a cafe the towns matchmakers over hear her say she needs another job and a place to live while she is here. They hand her an old add that has been written by the girls for someone to help their dad. This is how Tess meets Brian and his girls when she goes to check out the house and inadvertently gets interviewed by Brian. Little does she know that getting this job is going to change her life in a very big way. Because of something that happened in her past Tess doesn’t stay anywhere too long. But now she has found love for Brian and the girls, she doesn’t know whether to stay or go. Will she tell Brian what has happened in her past? Or will the love she has for this family be enough for her to stay?

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The Confectioner Chronicles: The Complete Fantasy Mystery Series – Review by Sue Kemp

The Confectioner Chronicles: The Complete Fantasy Mystery SeriesThe Confectioner Chronicles: The Complete Fantasy Mystery Series by Claire Luana
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Confectioners Chronicles: The Complete Fantasy Mystery Series
By Claire Luana

The Confectioner’s Guild (The Confectioner Chronicles Book 1)
The Confectioner’s Guild by Claire Luana is the first book in the Confectioner Chronicles series. I have to say I loved the prequel and this book is written just as well. The writing style of this author is quite enjoyable. The series is aimed at the YA readers but can be enjoyed by us adults as well. The author has made the characters in this book quite enjoyable and its was a pleasure to have read this book and I do look forward for more instalments. In this book we have mystery, magic and cooking. Not your normal mixture in a book but it works well. So, grab yourself a copy of the book and have an enjoyable time in getting to know not only the characters but the authors wonderful way of telling a story.

The Confectioner’s Coup
The Confectioners Coup is the second book in the Confectioner Chronicles series by Claire Luana. If you enjoyed the first book, then this book will not disappoint you at all. Get yourself ready to meet new characters which you will either like or dislike, but they help make this book enjoyable. I will say this book contains so much sadness and may take you on a roller coaster of emotions. But on saying that it has a few twists and turns that you want to keep turning the page. Book one is my favorite so far in this series, but I am looking forward to book three and a nicer ending.

The Confectioner’s Truth
The Confectioner’s Truth is the third and final book this series. Please don’t start with book three I wouldn’t recommend them read a standalone. We have the pleasure of meeting some new characters in this book, each one I feel enhances the storyline. Wren went through some time in self-doubt and tries to learn from mistakes she has made. Will she be able to learn and not make the same mistakes again? The only thing I did question was why so many couples, but all in all I enjoyed the book. The thing I liked about this series is I found most of the characters to have their own strengths, I could be wrong but that’s my personal opinion! I really liked how Claire just kept building up this series, sometimes I find the last book in a series to be disappointing, but not with this book. The Confectioner’s Truth has ended this series perfectly. I would also recommend anyone and everyone to read this series, you won’t be disappointed.

The Confectioner’s Exile: The Confectioner Chronicles Prequel Novella
The Confectioner’s Exile is the prequel in the Confectioners Chronicles series by Claire Luana. This novella you find will be a nice quick read and you will find it gives the background of Hale and when he joined the guild. Yes, this novella is short, but you will still find twists and turns, love and some adventure. I did enjoy the novella and I am looking forward to reading more in the series.

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Legacy of Luck (The Druid’s Brooch Series Book 3) by Christy Nicholas – Review by Sue Kemp

Legacy of Luck (Druid's Brooch #3)Legacy of Luck by Christy Nicholas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Legacy of Luck: Druid’s Brooch Series: #3
By Christy Nicholas
Legacy of Luck is the third book in the Druid’s Brooch series by Christy Nicholas. This series are the only books I have read by this author and I have to say I have not been disappointed, Christy has a way of writing that really grabs you and makes you want to keep reading just to see what is happening. The thing I like about Legacy of luck is the story doesn’t start with a bang, it slowly builds up and in my opinion gives a chance of getting to the characters much better. It’s good to read another book with a female character as a main, but also making her a strong character enhanced the story. In this book we have romance and action a plenty. This book can also be read as a stand alone with ease. I highly recommend that this series is read, like me you will enjoy it I am sure.

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Everyday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily Conjurings by Maria DeBlassie – Review by Sue Kemp

Everyday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily ConjuringsEveryday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily Conjurings by Maria DeBlassie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Everyday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily Conjurings
By Maria DeBlassie

Everyday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily Conjurings is my first book by Maria DeBlassie. To be honest I was not sure what to expect and I am also not sure this book was for me.
On saying that this review will be on the writing style of the author. What we have here is reflections on the magic that can be found in life. This book has been written in such a way that in most cases you feel part of the story. I did find that in some parts of the book it did have me thinking that we need to take time for ourselves. While I was not totally into this book there will be those of you out there that will absolutely love this book.

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The Fisher Men X My Heart (The Fisher Men Book 1) by Rebel Nicks O’Dey – Review by Sue Kemp

The Fisher Men X My HeartThe Fisher Men X My Heart by Rebel Nicks O’Dey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Fisher Men X My Heart
By Rebel Nicks O’Dey

The Fisher Men X My Heart is book one in the Fisher Men Series by Rebel Nicks O’Dey. I have to say that this is the first book I have read by this author, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. But I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by the whole book. Rebel has written this book in such a way that you just can’t pick a favorite character. The story just flows nicely and how lucky is Samantha to have had these gorgeous men in her life. More so she is so lucky to have had them protect her when she needed them to. Samantha has feelings for all these hunky men, but all in different ways. Now she is coming home to claim the one that holds her heart. Which of these men will it be? The question is once she has revealed which one of them holds her heart will other hearts be crushed? Now go get yourself a copy of this book and bring on book 2.

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Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms (Gumshoe Mysteries Book 1) by Laura Hawks – Review by Sue Kemp

Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms (Gumshoe Mysteries Book 1)Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms by Laura Hawks
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms (Gumshoe Mysteries Book 1)
By Laura Hawks

Gumshoe And the Mysterious Mushrooms is book one in the Gumshoe Mysteries by Laura Hawks. Ok so I struggled a little with this book, but it was by no fault of the author as this book has been written perfectly. While this is not for me the younger audience are absolutely going to love it, they will also love the pace this book moves at. The book is centred around a 15-year-old girl by the name of Mia Thomas. Not only does Mia’s teacher need to speak to her parents, her father gets arrested and she makes friends with a cat named Gumshoe. If that isn’t enough, she has the knack of talking to and understanding cats. Mia and Gumshoe join forces to try and work out what on earth is going on with her family. Will they find out what is behind her fathers arrest? And what lays before them while they try and work out the issues.

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RETURN (Rewind Book 2) by Rowan Shaw – Review by Sue Kemp

Return (Rewind #2)Return by Rowan Shaw
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Return (Rewind Book 2)
By Rowan Shaw

Return is the second book in the Rewind series by Rowan Shaw. I probably should mention that this is a bisexual romance, if you don’t like this type of stories, I wouldn’t probably read it. However, for those of us that can read this type of storyline you are absolutely going to love this book especially if you liked Rewind. Now I have found while this is a part of a series it can be read as a standalone. Return is centered around Adrien and Raphel. Liked both main characters and I really wouldn’t be able to pick which of these two I would say was my favorite. What I also liked about this book was that the secondary characters added another level to this story, so love a book when you get to know the secondary characters as well as the primary characters. Return is written so well it just seems to flow nicely. You will probably get a little lost in this book for the simple reason you are not going to be able to put the book down, until life rudely interrupts.

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REWIND by Rowan Shaw – Review by Sue Kemp

Rewind (Rewind #1)Rewind by Rowan Shaw
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Rewind
By Rowan Shaw

This is I am pretty sure my first M/M romance book, it is also the debut novel by Rowan Shaw and is also my first book by this author. Since its my first M/M romance I was not sure what to expect from the book. But I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by the story content and the writing style of the author. This is the story of Florian and Enzo; both of these men are wanting to have a second chance of being in love. Both these men have been treated in the worst way and when you read their story, I am pretty sure you will be heart broken for them, Read the book and follow their journey to finding that second chance at love, it is truly beautiful.

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