Sunday, 28 July 2013

Kindle Voucher Haul #2

Hello Everyone,

As you may be aware from my last few posts I recently had my birthday.  I received two Kindle vouchers and went on a book-buying spree on Amazon and want to share with you the results of what I bought.

I have already posted part one of this so please go and read that if you havn't already and here is part two...

Firstly I bought a 3 book pack by Fiona Gibson.  I have read 2 of Fiona Gibsons books and couldn't wait to read more and these following 3 books were in a pack for £5.99.

Pedigree Mum
A straying husband. A broken heart. And a crazy rescue dog in a town of posh pooches…
When Kerry Tambini upped sticks with her family to a new home on the coast, she couldn’t have been happier. Then husband Rob made the biggest mistake of his life…
Stranded with her children in snooty Shorling, Kerry has plenty on her plate. So how can she say no to the kids' pleas for a dog when they're missing their father dreadfully? Will adopting a wayward hound lead Kerry to a new love – or has she bitten off more than she can chew?
As she steps back into the dating world Kerry must juggle her family, her neurotic dog and try to fit in with the local pedigree mums, making her a true heroine for our time.
Mum on the run
Sports Day at her children's school is a nightmare for Laura because of the event she dreads – the Mums' Race. She knows the other mothers have been in training for at least three months – even though they're trying to pretend that they haven't. Laura's vowed never to take part, but the morning of the School Sports Day she makes a fatal error and promises her daughter that if she eats her Rice Crispies, she will run. With no escape, Laura is forced to take part and as she moves towards her inevitable humiliation, she is horrified to spot her husband Jed flirting with Celeste the delectable French girl who works with him.
Determined to put up a fight and to show Jed there is still plenty of spice left in their marriage, Laura decides it is time to give her body the work out it has been desperately crying out for. But when Laura makes a special new friend at the running club that she has joined, she gets much more than she bargained for.
From buying sexy lingerie displayed alongside the gherkins at Tesco to struggling into the last playsuit in Topshop, this novel is full of humour and Laura is a true heroine for our times. A sparkling, witty novel, that fizzes off the page.
The great escape
Hannah’s getting married… and has serious pre-wedding jitters. She adores Ryan but can’t figure out how to fit into his grown-up, family-sized life. There’s that fridge, for starters. That, too, is family-sized, with a gadget on the front that spits ice in her face. More alarming still are Ryan’s children, Daisy, 10 and Josh, 13, who clearly don’t relish the prospect of Hannah, a free-spirited greetings card illustrator, becoming their step-mum.
So she fires off invitations to a hen weekend – just the ticket to get her into the marrying mood. Trouble is…
New mum Sadie is leaving her twin babies for the very first time with their terrified dad…
Lou is unaware that her long-term man Spike is desperate to bundle her onto that Glasgow-bound train so he can hot-foot it round to see his secret fling Miranda…
And, unbeknown to the girls, Johnny, their sexy upstairs neighbour from their art college days, is still frequenting those haunts, desperately in need of a little magic to happen.
Perfect for fans of Jane Costello, Kate Long and Tess Stimson.
The Time of My life - Cecelia Ahern - £3.67
Another of my favourite authors.  Cecelia Aherns books are all magical and beautifully written.  I say magical in the sense that there is always some sort of mystery that has to be discovered and I get hooked pretty instantly. She wrote the famous P.S I love you book that got turned into an amazing movie.
Are you taking your life for granted?
Lucy Silchester is. She’s busied herself with other stuff: friends’ lives, work issues, her deteriorating car, that kind of thing. But she’s stuck in a rut – and deluding everyone. Only Lucy knows the real truth.
Time for a wake-up call – a meeting with life. And life turns out to be a kindly, rather run-down man in an old suit, who is determined to bring about change – and won’t let Lucy off the hook.
Sometimes we all need to make time for our life…

The Single Girl's To-Do list - Lyndsey Kelk - £2.99

I have not read any of Lindsey Kelks books yet so this is a new author I wanted to try.  I have got the first three books in her I heart series but havn't got round to reading those yet as would rather read a stand alone book first to make sure I like the writing style of the author etc first.

A hilarious and romantic standalone novel from the bestselling author of the I Heart series
Rachel Summers loves a to-do list:
• Boyfriend
• Flat
• Great job

NOT on the list:
• Being dumped
Best friends Emelie and Matthew ride to her rescue with an entirely new kind of list – The Single Girl’s To-Do List. Rachel doesn’t know it, but it will take her on all kinds of wild adventures – and get her in some romantic pickles too. And then it won't be a case of what but who she decides to tick off…
• Mr. bendy yoga instructor
• Mr. teenage sweetheart
• Mr. persistent ex
• Mr. deeply unsuitable

The Single Girl’s To-Do List gives Rachel the perfect heartbreak cure – and proves love is out there if you’re willing to take a chance.

The Girls guide to homemaking - Amy Bratley - £1.79
Another author that I have never read before and don't really know much about.  I liked the sound of this book and am excited to read it and find out how Amy Bratley writes and if I like it I will certainly look into more of her books.
‘What makes you happy? What do you want from life?’ I ran through a list of things that I supposed would make me sound cool. And then I told the truth. ‘A home,’ I said. ‘A home with some people in it I love.’ On a mission to have the perfect home, with tweeting bluebirds and a white picket fence, Juliet hits a major stumbling block - reality. On the first night with her boyfriend in their new flat, Juliet discovers that Simon has been sleeping with her best friend. After growing up in a dysfunctional family with secrets that haunt her, there's no way she is prepared to build her nest on a broken branch. Heartbroken and seeking an escape from her troubles, Juliet retreats into the comforting world of her grandmother's 1950s homemaking manuals, discovering tips like 'put a ribbon in your hair to brighten your husband's day' and though Juliet knows that won’t get her anywhere, she discovers that craft and homemaking are back in style. Taking control of her life, Juliet is determined to get her home with a heart. But who will win hers?
The Perfect Re-treat - Kate Forster - £1.99
Another author I have not read before.  I read the description for this book and thought it sounded right up my street so couldn't wait to purchase it. I can't wait to read it and really hope I like it.
Full of sex, secrets and scandal, this new novel from e-book sensation Kate Forster, will have you hooked.
Can you live on love alone?
Willow Carruthers – British Oscar winner, style icon and mother of three is facing a crisis: she’s broke, discovery of her partner’s infidelity has left her a single mother and, if the banks have their way, she’s about to be homeless.
Meanwhile nanny to Wilow’s children Kitty, is desperate to keep her job and knows just the place they can retreat too – her crumbling ancestral home in the Bristol countryside, Middlemist House.
To both women in their hour of need, the idea of leaving LA seems brilliant in theory, until Kitty’s brother Merritt returns home unannounced.
From London to L.A, The Perfect Retreat is pure escapism - full of sex, scandal and intrigue.

And finally...

The Pact - Jodi Picoult - £4.49

I have only read one of Jodi Picoults books so far but loved it so much I am desperate to read more.  From what I can tell about reading about each book is that they each have a questionable situation to overcome with a little mystery and hidden agenda to solve.  They are intriguing and when I read the last one was hooked instantly and just knew I had found a new author to had to my ever expanding favourite author list.

For eighteen years the Hartes and the Golds have lived next door to each other, sharing everything from Chinese food to chicken pox to carpool duty. Parents and children alike are best friends - so it's no surprise that in high school Chris and Emily's friendship blossoms into something more. They've been soul mates since they were born.

When the midnight calls come in from the hospital, no one is prepared for the appalling truth: Emily is dead at seventeen from a gunshot wound to the head as part of an apparent suicide pact. The gun holds a single unspent bullet that Chris tells police he intended for himself, but a local detective has doubts. And the Hartes and Golds, in a single terrifying moment, must face every parent's worst fear: do we ever really know our children at all?

And that is the end of what I bought with my kindle birthday vouchers.  As I get through each book I will write a review of each for anyone that is interested.  If these types of posts don't appeal to you then please don't feel you have to read them.  I have a couple of other books to read first before I start on these ones so they will be reviewed first.
Thanks for reading,
Speak soon,
Natalie xxx

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