08 Goodreads ‘Perfect Prey ~ D.I. Callanach #2’

Perfect Prey (D.I. Callanach, #2)Perfect Prey by Helen Sarah Fields

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Book 08 of my Goodreads Challege 2018

I took this book up immediately after finishing Book 1 in the D.I. Callanach series called ‘Perfect Remains’ which was a real page turner for me.

Perfect Remains (D.I. Callanach, #1) by Helen Sarah Fields

Book 2 can easily be read as a standalone but I would recommend reading the first in the series it helps understand the back stories of the main characters. I must admit I am just a little bit in love with the handsome French/Scottish D.I. Luc Callanach

Just like the first in the series this book is full of the worst murders of our times, especially as the victims appear to be the cream of society, people who are most helping and caring to others. So much is packed into this story many of the characters have their own issues it is all happening both inside and outside of Police Scotland. The station has even been taken over in a big way, by Scotland Yard and DCI Joseph Edgar he was slimy and in my eyes more detestable than the murderers. I was wanting to shake Ava who is usually a strong powerful detective but when it comes to Joe she has on rose tinted glasses.

The story had lots of twists and turns and my mind was working overtime trying to figure out who was good and who was completely bad. If you like a good crime novel a cross between a ‘who done it’ and a ‘horror’ story then this is a good series to pick up.

A truly brilliant story I cannot wait to read Book 3 ‘Perfect Death’

Perfect Death (D.I. Callanach, #3) by Helen Sarah Fields

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#NationalHuggingDay 21st January 2018

180121 Hugging day

Did you know that it is National Hugging Day today? Created by Kevin Zaborney to bring families and friends together sharing their love with a hug.  It occurs annually on January 21. The day was first celebrated on January 21, 1986 in USA. Click the logo for more info.

180121 Hugging DayPersonally I am not really a touch feely kind of gal but give me a book and I will hug it  forever and a day (If it’s a good read that is). #HugABook

I have lots of favourite books that I hug many by Indie Authors.  I have just read the ARC (Advanced Reading Copy) of Book Two of ‘A Boy From the Streets’ by Maria Gibbs and if ever there is a book you will hug it has to be that one. Sadly I cannot tell you more but it is due out in the next few months. In the meantime you really should check out Book 1.

What is your favourite book to hug?


#BookGivingDay 14th February 2018

2018 Book Giving Day

How exciting, to encourage reading in Children The International Book Giving Day will soon be upon us. You can find out more by clicking the image above or the link to the Book Monsters Blog pages on the image below. Where you will also find many wonderful blogs especially for Children and Childrens Books.

Book Monsters

Click HERE for Book Monsters Blog


‘A Home for Emy’ is one of my favourite children’s Books by my lovely Indie Author friend Chris Turnbull.

Emy also has a webpage the story is based on true life. Click the image of a grown Emy to visit her page.

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Thanks for stopping by do call again.

Happy Reading



07 Goodreads ‘Perfect Remains ~ D.I. Callanach #1’

Perfect Remains (D.I. Callanach, #1)

Perfect Remains by Helen Sarah Fields
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Book 07 of my Goodreads Challenge 2018

Absolutely loved this crime novel set in Edinburgh but man was it scary. Loved the character D.I. Callanach he sounds like a real hunk but sadly with many issues. Having left those hopefully behind in France he is thrown into a devestating crime scene one where a woman’s body is burnt to within a fraction of being able to identify her. Fortunately due to luck (or is it?) the victim is identified by a mere wisp of material and a couple of teeth.

It is so difficult to say anything without giving any spoilers and I do not want to do that so I will say no more.

For me a real page-turner and I immediately picked up book two in the series.

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06 Goodreads ‘Joy: A Kate Redman Short Story for Christmas’

Joy: A Kate Redman Short Story for Christmas (Kate Redman Mysteries, #8.5)Joy: A Kate Redman Short Story for Christmas

by Celina Grace

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


Book 06 of my Goodreads Challenge 2018

I rather enjoyed this short detective novel staring Detective Sergeant Kate Redman. This is the first I have read by this author and may be tempted into trying another book in the series.

‘Joy’ had so much going for it with a petty thief Charlie Petworth taken into the station after stealing a couple of Christmas baubles. He is merely looking for a bed for the night, a character known as being harmless to the local police and they almost welcome him and his little stray dog into the station.

Then the story ups its pace, and we find Charlie involved in a much bigger crime and an old case is re-opened. Sadly this story ends rather abruptly hence only the three star rating there was so much more we needed to know such a shame. Charlie was a character that although a thief we could easily warm to.

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05 Goodreads ‘Sweet Charity’

Sweet Charity

Sweet Charity by Monica McInerney

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


Book 05 of my Goodreads Challenge 2018

A delightfully sweet short featuring Lola an eccentric elderly resident of Clare Valley, Australia. Lola owns a small secondhand shop, and offers warmth and kindness to her customers. When she overhears a group of teenage boys planning a nasty prank to play on some of the schools most vulnerable girls, she vows to help them turn the tables.

I simply adored the descriptions of some of the garments on display in the store and infact what Lola herself is wearing. You cannot help but fall in love with the character.

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04 Goodreads ‘Felicity at the Cross Hotel’

Felicity at the Cross Hotel: A feel good, uplifting romance for the summer

Felicity at the Cross Hotel: A feel good, uplifting romance for the summer

by Helena Fairfax

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Book 04 of my Goodreads Challenge 2018

I adore the books of this author, you are simply immersed so deep within the story it is almost as if you are there experiencing the scenery for yourself. ‘Felicity at the Cross Hotel’ is no exception with its beautiful imagery from the Lake District. One minute stormy and sullen (as some of the characters) the next bright and warm as Fliss the main character. A young women you simply cannot stop yourself from warming to.

Here are a couple of my favourite descriptions

‘On the surface, the old Tudor building appeared so tranquil, looking down from its vantage point on the fellside onto the soft beauty of the valley. But like the lake itself, it hid a wealth of tragedy beneath its calm surface.’

A soft yellow sun was spreading its rays over the slopes, with a promise of warmth to come, It was as thought the valley was sorry for the previous day’s storm and was offering a present to make up for it.’

A real feel good story. Very highly recommended.

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