The Bulletproof Proposal

The Bulletproof Proposal

By Rebekah Louise

4 our of 5 chickadees singing!

I was given this book and am voluntarily reviewing it. This was a cute short story about a woman not only proposing to her boyfriend, but planning the entire wedding without him and surprising him! Putting together a wedding in two weeks would be my nightmare, but it was fun to read about how she did it and made it happen. I love reading about wedding planning, as I had so much fun planning my own. Like main character, Lisa, I wasn’t sure how her boyfriend, Matt, was going to respond. I love when my chick lit books are not completely predictable.

I would have loved if this story were a bit longer and more fleshed out. It did feel rushed. Overall, though, I enjoyed this quick read that gave me happy memories of planning my own special day.

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Love, Life, and Dreams: A Cocktail of Five Short Stories

Love, Life, and Dreams: A Cocktail of Five Short Stories

By Rebekah Louise

Genre: Chick lit, Women’s Fiction

3 out of 5 chickadees singing! I received this book from the author and am voluntarily reviewing it. These stories were fun, little reads. Some are better than others. I liked “Live the Dream” best of all and its bittersweet twist. One of them is a bit creepy, but most of them are chick lit fun. Short stories are great for when you don’t have a lot of time, but still want to read. These are really short and easy to read. They keep your interest as well.

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A Manor in Cornwell

A Manor in Cornwell

I reviewed two of Laura Brigg’s novellas here. Both books were about Julianne, who becomes a wedding coordinator in Cornwell. I’m excited to announce that another book in the series is coming out titled A Manor in Cornwell. Check out more information on the book below!

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A Manor in Cornwall Blurb:

Now that Julianne’s happily ending is secure, her career as Cliffs House’s event planner is suddenly busier than ever. Thanks to a Cornish singing sensation’s upcoming concert at Cliffs House, and her promise to plan the perfect wedding for Pippa, Julianne hasn’t a moment to spare for Matthew or his plans for a weekend outing at Pencarrow. But she’s determined to find a way without letting down Ceffylgwyn for its big moment, or disappointing Pippa on the biggest day of her friend’s life.

With a starstruck crew of volunteers, a persistent American event planner, and a seemingly ill-chosen assistant in the form of the village’s former troublemaker, Julianne has her hands full, as usual. And it will take all of her friends, a few surprise twists, and — of course — her beloved Matthew to see her through it.

Pre-order Link:  http://smarturl.it/manorincornwall

Author Bio:

Laura Briggs is the author of several women’s fiction and chick lit novels, with themes that range from wedding planning to modern Jane Austen. Even though she tends to write stories with a romance theme, as a reader she has a soft spot for mysteries, including those by Agatha Christie and Mary Roberts Rinehart. She also enjoys books by Jane Austen, Anne Tyler, Amy Tan, and too many others to name. In her free time, she likes to experiment with new recipes and tries to landscape her yard (a never-ending project).

Author Website: http://paperdollwrites.blogspot.com/

Twitter Account: http://bit.ly/1ME9ivJ

Facebook Page: http://on.fb.me/1JjeMoI

Official Series Page for A Wedding in Cornwall: http://weddingincornwall.blogspot.com/

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Mistletoe at Moonglow Review

Mistletoe at Moonglow

By Deborah Garner

Genre: Christmas novella, women’a fiction

4 out of 5 singing chickadees! Although this is technically part of a cozy mystery series, it’s not a mystery and it can be easily read as a stand alone novella. Main character Mist sees the world a little bit differently than everyone else- some say she has magic. She looks for ways to brighten up others’ lives and has an uncanny ability to figure out what they need. She has a cafe inside of a bed and breakfast type establishment. Betty and Clive run the hotel. This Christmas, a variety of people are coming who have all experienced some sort of loss and loneliness this past year. Mist takes it upon herself to make sure everyone has a magical Christmas.

This was everything a person wants a Christmas novella to be. It was a very light, sweet, and charming story. It had an uncomplicated plot- no major drama- just smooth sailing. This book also had a surprisingly large number of cookie recipes at the end! It is the kind of story you would read sipping cocoa by the fire. If you need to get in the Christmas mood, I would recommend this story.

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Murder at Mistletoe Manor Review

Murder at Mistletoe Manor

By Holly Tierney-Bedord

Genre: Christmas novella, mystery, chick lit

4 out of 5 chickadees singing! This was a fun Christmas mystery that reminded me of the great novel- And Then There Were None. Klarinda owns Mistletoe Manor, an inn that never seems to have enough guests or enough money. Klarinda is shocked when the inn is full on a Tuesday evening by people who don’t seem to be traveling together. Soon, she finds out they all got mysterious envelopes inviting them to the manor and that almost all of them know each other from boarding school. One by one, guests mysteriously die and Klarinda tries to investigate. 

I thought the story moved at a very good pace and I liked all the mysterious happenings. There was a lot of humor interspersed with the deaths, which made it more entertaining than macabre. I wish there had been more clues along the way so that the reader could have figured out the mystery ahead of time- I guessed at who it was, but there wasn’t a lot of hard evidence presented until after the murderer had been revealed. Overall, it was a very entertaining mystery story!

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