So I don’t often read many adult fiction books, but when I do, I don’t tend to enjoy them as much as I would hope I would. The Lake House is one of those happy exceptions to this situation! I absolutely adored this fantastic little romantic read and can’t wait to hunt down Barlow’s previous books in the series. Let’s get on with the review!
title ♡ the lake house
author ♡ christie barlow
genre ♡ adult; romance, women’s
pages ♡ 277
publisher ♡ one more chapter
series ♡ love heart lane, #5
release date ♡ 31 dec, 2020 (one more chapter)
goodreads ♡ amazon
There’s a newcomer to the village of Heartcross and she’s never been more in need of a friend.
As the new manager of local bistro, The Lake House, Ella is ready to start afresh ––and that could mean there’s love on the horizon in the form of the gorgeous Roman, the local water taxi driver. Every day Roman is there to ferry Ella to the restaurant on the other side of the lake and every night he makes sure she gets home safe. But Roman has secrets of his own…
Can the Love Heart Lane community offer Ella a chance of a new life? Or will the ghosts of her past catch up with her?
So it turns out that it wasn’t just a fluke – I’m actually over my book hangover and back into reading again. You have absolutely no idea how exciting this is because there seen to be a million books I want to read this year. Today I indulged in my mystery thriller obsession and opted for Karen M. McManus’ ‘The Cousins’. This was such a popular book last month/year and I remember there was a real buzz around it. Now I finally managed to get my hands on a copy, I wanted to see what the fuss was all about.
title ♡ cousins, the
author ♡ karen m. mcmanus
genre ♡ young adult; contem; mystery, thriller
pages ♡ 330
publisher ♡ delacorte; penguin
release date ♡ 1 dec, 2020 (delacorte); 3 dec, 2020 (penguin)
goodreads ♡ amazon
Milly, Aubrey, and Jonah Story are cousins, but they barely know each another, and they’ve never even met their grandmother. Rich and reclusive, she disinherited their parents before they were born. So when they each receive a letter inviting them to work at her island resort for the summer, they’re surprised… and curious.
Their parents are all clear on one point—not going is not an option. This could be the opportunity to get back into Grandmother’s good graces. But when the cousins arrive on the island, it’s immediately clear that she has different plans for them. And the longer they stay, the more they realize how mysterious—and dark—their family’s past is.
The entire Story family has secrets. Whatever pulled them apart years ago isn’t over—and this summer, the cousins will learn everything.
It’s the fifth of December and that means it is officially twenty more sleeps until Christmas (and must be a child for still counting down like this). My Christmas tree may have been up since mid-November, and I’m well and truly in the holiday spirit – which is why I’m trying to fill my time with as many Christmas books as I possibly can. Today I read You Never See Rainbows At Christmas.
title ♡ you never see rainbows at christmas
author ♡ elaine spires
genre ♡ adult; contemporary; holiday; romance
pages ♡ 106
publisher ♡ amazon
release date ♡ 1 december, 2020 (amazon)
Like a rhinestone Miss Havisham, Eloise plans to spend Christmas alone, lying on the settee, crying her eyes out while listening to Dolly Parton’s Greatest Hits. But a fall in the sleet two nights before Christmas lands her at the feet of rough sleeper Adam who is fighting his own demons. Limping, cut and bruised she has no alternative but to accept his offer of help. And instead of rejection, there’s friendship and company. Christmas suddenly seems brighter. Eloise’s never seen a rainbow at Christmas, though. This year might be different.