Friday, 9 October 2015

Pretending to Dance- Diane Chamberlain

A new Diane Chamberlain book is always a treat- and this one was a great read.
Molly and Aiden want to adopt a baby but he doesn't know the full details of her childhood. Molly has distanced herself from all of her relations- but just what is she hiding from him. They are sent details of a young girl hoping to place her baby and have to put a profile together to get her to pick them!
I loved all the characters- we get the insight into why she has distanced herself from her past.
You can imagine Morrison's Ridge and all the people who live there.
With many thanks to Net Galley for the chance to read this wonderful book.

Four Weddings and a White Christmas

his was a lovely festive return to Cherry Pie Island. Although this is part of a series, it could be enjoyed as a great Christmassy stand alone read.
Hannah is designing wedding dresses for some of the local brides and you get caught up in the family atmosphere getting the dress ready for the first brides big day. She also meets Harry, who is a chef working in America. Their first meeting doesn't go that well- but there is a spark between them and it's great to see a relationship possibility running through the book.
The characters are like old friends and the setting , especially when the snow falls, makes you truly believe that you are there with them all. We also return to the Dandelion cafe which sounds such a wonderful place.
The cover really would pull you towards it on the bookstand and I'd love a paper copy for my favourites shelf at home. It's one of those series I can't wait to read.
With many thanks to Net Galley and the publisher for a copy of this book.