#BlogTour Reality Rehab by Lisa Mary London @BigRealityStar ‎@emmamitchellfpr

Christina Philippou

I am delighted to be part of the blog tour for Reality Rehab by Lisa Mary London.

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Genre: Comedy, contemporary fiction

Stars: 4

Links: Amazon UK and Amazon US

LISA & DOLLYThe Blurb:

Faded TV star Gloria Grayson has hit rock bottom. Sacked from her starring role in a top soap, divorced from hell-raising actor ‘Mad’ Tommy Mack, and obese from binge eating, her days as Britain’s sexiest blonde are well and truly over.

Gloria has gained 70 lbs when a paparazzi snaps unflattering photos, and a cruel tabloid article relaunches her career. Instantly, she and her fat, feisty dog Baby-Girl are booked for TV’s Reality Rehab. Gloria is locked up with an American psychotherapist, a rabble of D-list celebrities and umpteen cameras, then put on a starvation diet. But worse is to come, with the shock arrival of her alcoholic ex-husband.

Tears and tantrums ensue, as the divorced couple’s joint therapy…

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Rosie’s #Bookreview Team #RBRT Safe With Me by @GraceLowrie1 #Contemporary Romantic drama

Rosie Amber

Today’s Team Review is from Terry, she blogs here http://terrytylerbookreviews.blogspot.co.uk/

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Terry has been reading Safe With Me by Grace Lowrie

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SAFE WITH ME by Grace Lowrie

3.5 stars

Safe With Me is a contemporary romantic drama involving themes of fostered children and domestic abuse.  The story alternates between the points of view of Katerina (sometimes Kat, sometimes Rina), and Jamie.

The novel opens with Kat in a deeply depressing situation.  After a terrible childhood in and out of foster homes, then life on the streets, she has been married for many years to Vic, a criminal who owns a greasy spoon café on a London market.  Her life is one of imprisonment, abuse and drudgery, as she works in the café all day every day, and spends her evenings tiptoeing round Vic’s temper.  She hates him, but is completely worn down and unable to see a way out.   The…

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Rosie’s #BookReview Team#RBRT Devil In The Countryside by @CoryBarclay German #HistFic

Rosie Amber

Today’s team review is from Olga, she blogs here http://www.authortranslatorolga.com

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Olga has been reading Devil In The Countryside by Cory Barclay

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My review:

I write this review as part of Rosie’s Book Review Team. Thanks to Rosie Amber and to the author for offering me an ARC copy of this book that I freely chose to review.

This is a book based on a real case (although so many years later and with the few documents and written clues available it is difficult to know what might have been ‘real’ and ‘true’ at the time) that has all the elements to be a fabulous novel, or a TV investigative documentary, or a movie. You can check the Werewolf of Bedburg and you’ll find a lot of information (or rather, a bit of information elaborated upon and repeated everywhere, but not many different sources). It’s easy to understand why the…

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Rosie’s #BookReview Team #RBRT In A Gilded Cage by Susan Appleyard @Mexisue1 #HistFic

Rosie Amber

Today’s team review is from Judith, she blogs at http://judithbarrowblog.com/

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Judith has been reading In A Gilded Cage by Susan Appleyard.

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I like this author’s style of writing; In a Gilded Cage is a compact, detailed read that need a lot of concentration but is so worth it. And, as in Queen of Trial and Sorrow it is obvious that the author has research in great detail has preceded the writing of this book. It is an enthralling read of the time and the two countries.;the sense of the politics and machinations, threaded throughout reveal the tumult that the characters live through

Told in first person point of view from Elisabeth Empress of Austria The reader lives through all the emotions the protagonist feels: the uncertainties, the ,contentment, the wretchedness, the distress,the love. It’s easy to empathise with the changes in ‘Sisi’s’ life.

At the front of the book there is a long…

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#Bookreview Thirteen Reasons Why by @jayasherguy @penguinrandom #TuesdayBookBlog

Rosie Amber

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher is a young adult book which deals with a disturbing case of teenage suicide. This book has recently celebrated its 10th anniversary and has been made into a series by Netflix.

Teenager Clay Jensen returns home to find a mystery package on his doorstep. It contains old style cassette tapes from a girl at school, rumoured to have committed suicide. Intrigued, Clay begins to listen, then he is reminded of a map of the town which mysteriously arrived in his school locker.

Hannah’s reasons for creating the tapes have Clay criss-crossing town as we hear about the decisions others made which, she felt, which left her alone, hurt and eventually suicidal.
The author chose to write the book using dual narration: Hannah’s voice on the tapes and Clay’s immediate response to points…

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