Dear Lizzie by Annie Lyons cover

For a book that opens with a funeral, Dear Lizzie by Annie Lyons turns out to be about the search for happiness, spurred on by the sisterly bond. With the knowledge that she had terminal cancer, Lizzie’s sister, Bea, left twelve letters for Lizzie – one for each month of the coming year after her death. Having been separated from the family for fifteen years, Lizzie’s only friend was Bea, and losing her is like losing a part of her heart. She is struggling with the pain of her grief,…

Not Quite Perfect by Annie Lyons cover

Already a bestseller in ebook format, Not Quite Perfect by Annie Lyons has now been released in paperback in an attempt to introduce more readers to this quirky contemporary romance. The book follows the relationships of sisters, Emma and Rachel, with their respective other halves and the sense of discontent which is sneaking into their lives. Emma is a high-flying book editor on the verge of securing a potential bestseller for the company, and is looking forward to planning her wedding with fiancé, Martin. He adores her, frequently surprising her…

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How I Read Tag!

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This tag was originally created by Enyas Corner. Welcome to another tag post here on Book Chick City! This month I thought it would be fun to think about how I read, and I think these questions are a great starting point to examine your reading habits and perhaps change your approach to reading. 1) How do you find out about new books to read? I usually find out about new books when browsing in my local book shops, especially Waterstones. I love that they usually have tables set up with…

Sea of Love by Susan Donovan cover

Beginning a new romance series set on a holiday island is Sea of Love by Susan Donovan, which introduces us to Bayberry Island and their mermaid mythology. The Flynn family have been living on Bayberry Island for generations, but recent changes to the economy have forced them to turn their fishmonger business into a B&B. This accommodation is currently run by the Flynn’s daughter, Rowan, who was duped by her investor fiancée into signing over what remained of the family’s fortune. She returned to the island in shame, running the…

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith UK cover

Last year, the announcement that Robert Galbraith is a pseudonym for J.K. Rowling introduced a wave of readers to the disgruntled private detective, Cormoran Strike, who returns in The Silkworm. Our favourite one-legged detective is approached by Leonora Quine, who hires Cormoran to find her husband, Owen, who has been missing for over a week. Owen is a writer, and an unreliable one at that, frequently disappearing to work on manuscripts or to try and garner more publicity. This is the longest he has been away, and Leonora is running…

No Good Duke Goes Unpunished by Sarah MacLean cover

No Good Duke Goes Unpunished is the third instalment in Sarah MacLean’s excellent historical romance series, Rules of Scoundrels. Set loosely around the notorious gaming hell, the Fallen Angel, this time the plot focuses on Temple, known as the Killer Duke and the Angel’s unbeatable fighter. For the men who lose everything at the casino, they can wager their debt in a fight with Temple to redeem their selves and regain some of their honour. However, no one has bested Temple for twelve years, since his ducal reputation was ruined…

The Seventh Miss Hatfield by Anna Caltabiano cover

Hello and welcome to a new monthly feature here on BCC. Each month I will be sharing a selection of releases I’m most looking forward to, as well as giving you all an insight into what is on my TBR pile for that month. I’d love to hear if you’re anticipating the same titles as I am! COVETED JULY RELEASES The most exciting books I’m hoping to get my hands on this month are: 1. The Seventh Miss Hatfield by Anna Caltabiano First on the list for this months releases…

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