Exclusive Sample Book of Love is a Four-Legged Word

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Love is a Four-Legged Word

We are so excited to share an exclusive sneak peek of Michele Gorman’s newest book to our readers! I have already read three of Michele Gorman’s sweet and sassy chick lit books- Match Me If You CanThe Curvy Girls Club, and The Curvy Girls Baby Club. They were all full of characters you want to root for, hilarious situations, romance, and friendship! Michele’s newest book should be just as fun! Make sure to scroll down to read the exclusive and free book sample!

The Blurb

Best friends Scarlett and Shannon spend their days tangled up in dog leads and covered in fur, running their dog business together. Scarlett’s intensive training course, Ruff Love, fixes owners as much as their pets, while Shannon spends her days walking spoiled pooches.

They share more than their business though: they also share Scarlett’s husband, Rufus, who’s been Shannon’s best friend since childhood. It’s a cosy setup. Unless one of them has a secret…

When Scarlett and Rufus’s baby plans are decimated by a surprise turn of events, their marriage hits the rocks and they both turn to Shannon. All three relationships are pushed to breaking point, but when loyalties become divided, how do you decide who’s most important?

Author Bio

Michele writes books with heart and humour, full of best friends, girl power and, of course, love and romance. Call them beach books or summer reads, chick lit or romcom… readers and reviewers call them “feel good”, “relatable” and “thought-provoking”.

She is both a Sunday Times and a USA Today bestselling author, raised in the US and living in London. She is very fond of naps, ice cream and Richard Curtis films but objects to spiders and the word “portion”.

Instagram: @michelegormanuk
Twitter:@MicheleGormanUK
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MicheleGormanBooks
Blog: www.michelegormanwriter.blogspot.com
Website: www.michelegorman.co.uk

Sneak Peek!

Click below to get the first five chapters of Love is a Four-Legged Word for free! Then, click the download button and save the file to your computer before transferring it to your reading device.

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Mobi: http://bit.ly/Mobi-LIAFLW-sample-book

PDF: http://bit.ly/PDF-LIAFLW-sample-book

*Sample book, links, content, and pictures provided to me by Notting Hill Press*

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Learning to Fly Book Tour

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Learning to Fly

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By Jane Lambert

Genre: Women’s Fiction

I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. What a good book this was and now I can’t wait for the sequel! Emily leaves her job as a flight attendant after her pilot boyfriend breaks things off. At age 40, she’s ready to pursue her dream of being an actress. This is a journey over what seemed like a few years of Emily’s life. Throughout this book, she has a variety of crazy jobs, both acting and otherwise. From driving around celebrities to doing multiple plays in only a few weeks, Emily struggles to keep herself afloat. In addition, Emily meets some love interests in this story and you truly don’t know who she will end up with, if anyone. Her closest friends have their own life challenges and drama to add to the mix.I really liked Emily. She was a hard-worker who typically stayed positive. She really put herself out there and changed her life to follow her dreams. She kept picking herself up and overcoming obstacles.I also liked that this book moved along very quickly and kept me engaged. That did make the format kind of different because it would skip weeks and months at a time. My pet peeve with this book was that it ended somewhat suddenly and with a major cliffhanger. Luckily, there is a sequel planned. This book also had some great traditional Italian recipes in it, due to Emily working as a waitress for some of it.This is a great book for fans of Lauren Graham’s “Someday, Someday, Maybe!”

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 *Book cover provided to me by the author*

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Beneath the Apple Blossom Blog Tour

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We are excited to be a part of another book tour! I loved this book that dealt with some serious issues, but had hope, friendship, and love despite it all. Keep reading for an awesome excerpt of the book, my review, and a giveaway! You could win a free paperback copy of this wonderful book!

Beneath the Apple Blossom Summary

Genre: Contemporary women’s fiction

Release Date: 04/08/16

Publisher: Lemon Tree Press.

Four women, linked by blood ties, friendship, betrayal, loss and hope, struggle with the choices they’ve made and the hand that life’s dealt them.

All Pippa’s ever wanted is marriage and kids, but at thirty-four and about to embark on IVF, her dream of having a family is far from certain. Her younger sister Georgie has the opposite problem, juggling her career, her lover, a young daughter and a husband who wants baby number two.

Pippa’s best friend Sienna has a successful career in the film world, and despite her boyfriend pressurising her to settle down, a baby is the last thing she wants. Happily married Connie shares the trauma of fertility treatment with Pippa, but underestimates the impact being unable to conceive will have on her and her marriage.

As their lives collide in a way they could never have predicted, will any of them get to see their hopes realised?

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Book Extract

“Connie stopped and looked around. She had wandered a little way off the path and was in a small grassy clearing surrounded by trees heavy with spring leaves and blossom. Not in the mood for making small talk with a stranger, she chose a spot in semi-shade out of sight of the path, leant back against the slender tree trunk and closed her eyes. A slight breeze caressed her face and every so often she got the wonderful sensation of sunlight on her. She took a deep breath and drank in the scent of damp grass and spring flowers – fresh, sweet and alive – then opened her eyes to the canopy of white against the blue sky. The apple tree was bursting with blossom like masses of white teardrops.

She had everything to live for even if it didn’t feel like it right now. Life was a journey, and the best journeys were the ones that couldn’t be predicted before setting off, or that weren’t an easy ride to reach the destination. Right then, on    a perfect spring day beneath the apple blossom, she made a pact with herself to keep loving life whatever was thrown at her. She may have suffered yet more disappointment but she could still see beauty in the world and feel at peace.”

My Review

This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review. This was a great book. Main character Pippa begins writing a blog about her attempt to get pregnant and begin fertility treatments. Through the blog, she meets a friend named Connie, who is also trying for a baby. Meanwhile Pippa’s sister, Georgie, is trying to fight off her husband’s attempts for them to have a second. She feels overwhelmed by the one she already has and thinks it all happened too young. Pippa’s best friend, Sienna, never wants children, although her boyfriend wants marriage and a family. All of these ladies go through a journey of difficult circumstances (through their own making or otherwise) and come out the other side with storms weathered and lessons learned. 

I loved the hope that was present in this book, even as each woman’s life wasn’t turning out the way they expected it to. I also loved the lessons and examples of friendship. I think any woman can really relate to what the characters are experiencing and that feeling of being “stuck.” It was an engaging story, despite the serious topics covered. I would highly recommend this books to those who love women’s fiction.

Links and Giveaway

Buy Links

AMAZON UK

AMAZON US

Author Links

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/katefrostauthor/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kactus77

Goodreads Author Page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7131734.Kate_Frost

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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kate-frost-29976041?trk=hp-identity-name

Blog: http://kate-frost.co.uk/index.php/blog/

Website: http://kate-frost.co.uk/

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*Book cover, excerpt, and blurb provided to me as part of the book tour*

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The Story of Our Life Review

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We are excited to be a part of The Story of Our Life Blog Tour! Please read my review below and find out a little more about this very unique, heartwarming book.

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The Story of Our Life

By Shari Low

Genre: Women’s Fiction, Romance, Chick Lit

Book Summary

SO WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOUR HUSBAND SLEPT WITH ANOTHER WOMAN?

Colm strolled into my life fifteen years ago. If there’s ever such a thing as love at first sight, that was it for us both.

A few weeks later we married, celebrating with those who cared, ignoring the raised eyebrows of the cynics.

We knew better. This was going to be forever. The dream come true. The happy ever after. Until it wasn’t.

Because a couple of months ago everything changed. We discovered a devastating truth, one that blew away our future and forced us to revisit our past, to test the bonds that were perhaps more fragile than they seemed.

So now I ask you again, what would you do if your husband slept with another woman?

Because this is what I did. I’m Shauna.  And this is The Story of Our Life…

Unwind, laugh, cry…but feel uplifted by this bittersweet love story. Perfect for the fans of Jo-Jo Moyes and Marian Keyes.

Book Review

I read this book in exchange for an honest review. Wow, this was a really good read. This book tells the story of Colm and Shauna. It alternates between their early years and the present day. This was a really interesting and well-done format. There are some foreshadows to later events as you read that are eventually revealed and then the story is complete. This is a love story first and foremost. It’s also a tale about friendship, betrayal, loss, forgiveness, secrets, and everything else that makes up life. The main characters are truly flawed, but they truly do love each other despite it all. I would highly recommend this book to fans of romance and women’s fiction.

*Content and pictures provided to me by Aria Fiction*

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My Husband’s Wives Book Review

My Husband’s Wives

By Geraldine Hogan

Genre: Women’s fiction

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I’m excited to be a part of this summer blog hop!

Book Summary

Better to have loved and lost, than never loved.

Paul Starr, Irelands leading cardiologist dies in a car crash with a pregnant young women by his side.

United in their grief and the love of one man, four women are thrown together in an attempt to come to terms with life after Paul. They soon realise they never really knew him at all.

The love they shared for Paul in his life and which incensed a feeling of mistrust and dislike for each other, in his death turns into the very thing that bonds them and their children to each other forever.

As they begin to form unlikely friendships, Paul’s death proves to be the catalyst that enables them to become the people they always wanted to be.

My Review

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I read this book in exchange for an honest review. Wow! My Husband’s Wives was a really good book! Paul Starr had a first, second, and third wife, although it turns out that only the first marriage was legal and he never divorced her. The ladies all meet when Paul dies and they also meet Kasia, the girl who was in the car when Paul got in his fatal accident. Their lives become entangled and it turns out that the best gift Paul ever gave them was leading them to each other.

This was such an interesting premise for a book. I loved each of the four ladies- they were different, but all had a love for Paul Starr. Evie is Paul’s older, first wife who regrets that she was never able to give him children. Evie feels that her life is over when Paul dies. Grace is Paul’s second wife. She’s a famous painter and birthed Paul’s daughter, Delilah. She doubts Paul’s love for her when she finds out he’s still married to his first wife. Annalise is Paul’s third wife. She is a former Miss Ireland, an aspiring model, and the mother of Paul’s two sons. Annalise has always allowed other people to take the reins of her life and she now has to learn to stand on her own two feet. Paul met Kasia while volunteering overseas and helped her to come to America. Kasia has an abusive boyfriend and just discovered she is pregnant.

I loved the bond that these ladies grew to have. I loved seeing their characters’ develop as the story continued. This book even had a twist I didn’t expect! There were some exciting events that definitely kept my interest.

I have two small criticisms of the book. First, it bugged me that Annalise called her mom by her first name because she was adopted. It really didn’t make any sense because she was adopted as a baby. I also felt like the characters’ didn’t show as much surprise/confusion at finding out about each other as I expected. They never even tried to find marriage certificates or look at Evie’s. These are small parts of the book overall, but I thought I’d mention them.

This was a very interesting story with some awesome characters! I enjoyed reading it very much!

 Contact Information

Follow Faith on Twitter at @gerhogan or like her on Facebook.comFaithhoganauthor/ or, if you’re really interested, you can catch up with her on www.faithhogan.com

Link on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/My-Husbands-Wives-heart-warming-friendship-ebook/dp/B01CGID53M?ie=UTF8&keywords=faith%20hogan&qid=1464337733&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1

Link on Kobo:
https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/my-husband-s-wives

*Pictures and book summary provided to me by the author*

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