Ways to Say Goodbye Book Tour

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Ways to Say Goodbye Book Tour

My Review:

I was given this book as part of a book tour. 4/5 stars! In this book, we continue the story of Hannah and Mitchell, with a little bit of Gina and Jess thrown in for good measure. The book starts by revealing Hannah’s reaction to the cliff-hanging event at the end of the last book. There’s a new aspect of mystery in this story, as a black car keeps parking across the street from Hannah’s house, with the driver still inside, as if someone is watching her. We finally found out what happened to Mitchell on Christmas that left him wandering around in the snow. 

Meanwhile, Gina and Jess begin making plans to move to Hannah’s town. As Gina and Ross’s relationship progresses, she worries what his family will think about his “older woman.” A second mystery event occurs at the end of this book that could change everything and leaves us on yet another cliff hanger. I thought this particular book was the most engaging one yet and it is the one I read most quickly. I feel very invested in these characters now and can’t wait to see how it all ends!

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Genre: Chick lit

Release Date: 18TH February 2016

Publisher:  Lawsome Books

When Mitchell shocked Hannah with his decision, it seemed that happiness might be just around the corner; but, as usual, fate steps in to snatch it from under Hannah’s nose. Instead of the bliss she was promised, problems are now flying at her so fast it’s hard to know what to deal with first. There’s the appearance of a mystery car that seems to be stalking her every move. Then there’s sister, Gina, torn between hunky young farmer, Ross, and giving her cheating husband a second chance to save their family. Most worrying of all, Mitchell’s memory is finally back but if Hannah had thought this would be a good thing, she soon discovers nothing could be further than the truth.

What will this all mean for Hannah? She deserves a happy ending, but right now it seems horribly far away…




About Tilly Tennant

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Tilly Tennant was born in Dorset, the oldest of four children, but now lives in Staffordshire with a family of her own. After years of dismal and disastrous jobs, including paper plate stacking, shop girl, newspaper promotions and waitressing (she never could carry a bowl of soup without spilling a bit), she decided to indulge her passion for the written word by embarking on a degree in English and creative writing, graduating in 2009 with first class honours. She wrote her first novel in 2007 during her first summer break at university and has not stopped writing since. She also works as a freelance fiction editor, and considers herself very lucky that this enables her to read many wonderful books before the rest of the world gets them.

Hopelessly Devoted to Holden Finn was her debut novel; published in 2014 it was an Amazon bestseller in both the UK and Australia. It was followed by Mishaps and Mistletoe and The Man Who Can’t Be Moved. Find out more about Tilly and how to join her mailing list for news and exclusives at www.tillytennant.com


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Dougal’s Diary Book Tour and Giveaway

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Dougal’s Diary

By Sarah Stephenson

I am always excited to be a part of Brook Cottage Books’ Book Tours! This time, I read a very different kind of story! Check out the summary, review, and don’t forget about the giveaway!

Book Summary

Genre: a dog tale/ humour

Release Date: 14th Jan 2016

Publisher:  Crooked Cat Publishing

Has he chosen well and landed on his paws? Dougal the Labradoodle puppy, a complete hypochondriac and Boris Johnson’s No1 fan, arrives in Greenwich with great expectations.

He longs to travel the world on Virgin Atlantic, dine at royal banquets and become; either a superstar and party the night away or work as a doorman at the Savoy.

Behaviour classes were never on his wish list, neither were cliff-hanging experiences on the Thames, booze cruises to Calais or obsessions for eating socks.

Can he survive life with a chaotic owner and her eccentric friends? Can he deal with his jealousy when a foster puppy comes to stay? And as for his dreams, will they ever come true?


Book Review

I received this book as part of the book tour. 3 out of 5 stars! Dougal’s diary had a very unique, fun premise! This is a dog’s diary of his version of life’s events. There were definitely some funny moments. For example, Dougal blames his owner for him not passing obedience school because she didn’t follow up at home. He was surprised that after being fixed, he no longer felt certain doggie desires. Hilarious. 

This books makes you wonder if dogs really do understand more than they are letting on. Dougal knows all the neighborhood gossip and had opinions about lots of things. He has hopes and dreams! If you’ve ever owned a dog, you will be reminded of some of their crazy antics, especially when they were puppies! I know I thought of all the naughty things my own sweet “Dougal” used to do. I would recommend this book to dog owners and animal lovers! 

Author Information


Sarah, who grew up in Bristol, now lives in South East London with two dogs, the occasional grandchild and a lot of mess. She’s had a chequered career as ballet dancer, cook, cleaning lady, salesgirl of outsize underwear in Littlewoods and actor. As an actor she worked mostly in the theatre: plays ranging from Shakespeare to improvised, both comedy and tragedy.

Cooking combines two of her passions; travel and people. She’s catered on barges in Burgundy, private houses in America, many stately homes in England, run a delicatessen, a stall in a farmer’s market and been a judge on the Great Taste Food Awards. Good opportunities for hearing about the lives of others.

Her need to write began with letters; sending home news of her adventures. At seventeen: travelling alone on the Trans-Siberian Railway and across the Sea of Japan. In Greece as a drama student, when the van blew up at the Springs of Daphne and they explored the mainland, riding on bread vans and tractors before selling their blood for a fiver and hitch-hiking home on a lorry. Or in Morocco on a solo trip, in pre-mobile phone days, when she was chucked off a bus in the desert and found herself surrounded by hundreds of camels and similar numbers of men, all in local dress.

Since then Sarah hasn’t stopped scribbling and joining the Write Place, a writing class in Dartford, encouraged her to put the contents of numerous exercise books into something more concrete.

These days Sarah chooses less adventurous holidays but might well send one of her characters off on a trek she doesn’t feel brave enough to make.

Dougal’s Diary is Sarah’s first book.

Facebook: Sarah www.facebook.com/Sarah Stephenson798

Dougal: www.facebook.com/dougal.stephenson

Twitter: Sarah: @SvsStephenson

Dougal : @DougalDiary

Blog: dougaldogsdiary.blogspot.co.uk

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I’m Not In Love Book Review and Giveaway

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I’m Not in Love Book Summary

The tinsel and baubles are packed away, and the festivities are over for another year, but Hannah can’t forget the mysterious stranger who fell into her world on Christmas Day. She flings herself back into normal life in a bid to get him out of her head, which means dating other men and having fun with her sister, Gina. But just as she’s getting back on track, fate throws him into her path once more. And this time it results in far more complications than a burnt turkey.

Meanwhile, Gina, is creating problems of her own. As if a messy divorce isn’t enough, she grows closer to Ross, the local farmer’s son. Hannah knows her sister is not going to be popular when the relationship becomes public, especially with Ross’s doting parents or, indeed, Jess, Gina’s teenage daughter, who is far closer in age to Ross than Gina is herself.

Things are about to get very, very messy in Hannah’s neat little world…

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Book Review

I received this book as part of the book tour. Hannah can’t stop thinking of the stranger she met on Christmas. He shows up at her house one day… with his WIFE. His real name is Mitchell. Mitchell seems miserable and his wife seems controlling. She also seems like she’s hiding something about the day Mitchell lost his memory. Things with Mitchell get much more complicated further into the book. Hannah’s sister, Gina, and her relationship with the younger Ross, are also a storyline in this book.

This book continued where the first one left off with the same sweet charm. I could relate with Hannah having strong feelings toward someone, but knowing it wasn’t right and all the stress that comes with that. It was nice to have some sort of answers to Mitchell’s situation, although there is definitely a lot more I want to know about how he ended up in the snow! I enjoyed reading about Gina and Ross’s relationship as well. This book ended on a total cliffhanger, so I’m going to have to immediately read the third one!





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Ring in the New Year Book Review

Ring in the New Year

By Holly Tierney-Bedord

Genre: Chick Lit, Holiday novella

Pages: 120

I was gifted this book from the author as a thank you for reviewing the first book. This was a great sequel and follow up to “Right Under Your Nose.” I felt that Ariadne had definitely matured in this book and her immaturity was the thing that bothered me most in the first book. Her personality growth was a welcome change.

Ariadne and Jess are busily planning their wedding when Jess’s ex, Laurel, announces she is pregnant. Jess wants to be there for the baby that is probably his. Ariadne isn’t sure how to handle it and then she sees Laurel doing strange things and Jess doesn’t believe her. 

The magical bookstore, Right Under Your Nose, plays a role in this story, as well! I love the story of the store and seeing its legacy continue. This was a sweet read and I really enjoyed it!

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Audiobooks – Thank You Audible!

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Do you listen to audio books?


I’m a visual learner. I have to actually read words on a page in order for the content to stick with me. That being said, I have LOVED listening to audio books during my commute, or while filing at work. What previously felt like a waste of time now seems more productive, thanks to Audible!


Audible is the largest provider of audio books out there, and the app makes it super easy to download and listen to books on my wish list. From fiction to self-help, Audible makes it possible to read even when my hands and eyes are occupied.


I receive one credit (equal to one book) per month with my monthly Audible membership, but I also get a discount on the books Audible offers. I’ve noticed, however, that the best way to save money on Audible typically involves buying the kindle version of the book, and simply adding the Audible narration to it. If the Kindle book is $6.99, and adding Audible is $3.99, that’s a lot better deal than the Audible price of $23! (I love learning ways to work the system and save money!)


Of course, splurging on the Audible narration of the book can sometimes be a complete waste of money. If the narrator is awful, I simply CANNOT KEEP LISTENING. No matter the content, if the performer stinks, I just cannot stick with it.


The flip side can also be true, though. Sometimes the story itself is just so-so, but the narrator is AWESOME! Sometimes I just like listening to the performer’s voice.


There are a couple of Audible books I find myself pushing on everyone I meet- Mindy Kaling’s Why Not Me? and Colleen Gleason’s The Clockwork Scarab. Both are SUPERB! If you are looking for a good pick for your first foray into audiobooks, both of these will get you off on the right foot!


Are you a fan of audiobooks? What are some of your favorites? Let us know in the comments below!

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