My #BookReview of magical #Fantasy First Frost by @SarahAddisonAll #TuesdayBookBlog

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First Frost (Waverley Family, #2)First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

First Frost is book #2 in the magical fantasy, Waverley Sisters of Bascom novels. Set once again in North Carolina, this book takes place ten years later than book #1, Garden Spells. (read my review of book #1 here)

Claire Waverley’s catering business has now changed and she makes candy, which is believed to have magical properties. Demand has grown so much that she can no longer use her own garden flowers and she unhappily supplements them with commercially bought flavours and essences.

Claire’s sister, Sydney, now owns the hair salon in town and uses her own magical Waverley gift to create hairstyles that leave her customers feeling special. Her daughter, Bay, is now fifteen; she sets things in order and has a great eye for knowing where everything belongs. However, she’s currently suffering from the teenage anxiety…

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Rosie’s #BookReview Team #RBRT The Corner Office by @KaterinaBaker #WomensFiction

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Today’s team review is from Chris she blogs here, http://cphilippou123.wordpress.com

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Chris has been reading The Corner Office by Katerina Baker

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My Review:

Competition, office politics, tough choices, and unexpected romance in one fast-flowing and easy-to-read novel.

Tara Johnson is on the brink of promotion. The only man standing in her way, in her quest to become MD in the Fortune 500 company she joined as a young graduate, is Richard Boyd, her sharp, charming, and incredibly irritating nemesis for fifteen years. When her long-shelved love life is unexpectedly ignited by sexy Aidan, her subordinate at work, Tara’s secrets start affecting her work. And when Aidan starts to spiral out of control and Richard finds out about their relationship, things really start to get interesting…

With touches of suspense, ladles of romance, and layers of important themes, including the sometimes competing ideals of ambition and work-life balance, this is a fun…

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#Bookreview The Royal Road To Fotheringay by Jean Plaidy Mary Queen of Scots #HistFic #wwwblogs

If you have watched Reign, you will enjoy this book!!!

Rosie Amber

The Royal Road to Fotheringhay (Stuart Saga, #1) (Mary Stuart, #1)The Royal Road to Fotheringhay (Stuart Saga, #1) by Jean Plaidy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Royal Road To Fotheringay is a historical novel about the life of Mary Queen of Scots. Not to be muddled with Mary Tudor, this book is about the life of a queen who took her title when she was just six days old.

Mary was the daughter of James V of Scotland and his wife Marie de Guise of France. Mary’s father was a Stuart and, although he had other children, it was Mary who was first in line for the throne. Mary’s mother became Regent, protecting her daughter from political and religious threats as she grew up.

Henry VIII wanted Mary to marry his son Edward, thus joining England and Scotland, but when Henry died, Mary’s mother feared the appointed Lord Protector of England. She sent six year old Mary to…

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Rosie’s #BookReview Team #RBRT The Internet Never Lies by @JenAmmoscato #TuesdayBookBlog

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Today’s second team review is from Jenny R

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Jenny has been reading The Internet Never Lies by Jennifer Ammoscato

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The Internet Never Lies by Jennifer Ammoscato

Chic Lit, humour

Brilliant 5 Stars again.

This is the third of three books by Jennifer Ammascato, and all three have been a joy to read.

I feel I know our beloved Avery Fowler very well now.  This novel takes us through the heartache of longing for a baby as well as going through the hormonal challenges throughout pregnancy, before birth and after birth.  Oh, how poor Ryan suffers. But, he is Superman isn’t he? He knows just what to do to handle a hormonally challenged wife!  Avery finally launches her very first erotic novel, how does she cope with writing the book and the book promotions whilst trying to handle her pregnancy too.

I feel honoured to be let into Avery’s life, to…

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Rosie’s #BookReview Team #RBRT #Contemporary Skin Deep by Laura Wilkinson @scorpioscribble

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

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Judith has been reading Skin Deep by Laura Wilkinson

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My Review:

I have previously read Public Battles, Private Wars by Laura Wilkinson and admired her writing style,  so was looking forward to delving into her latest offering. I wasn’t disappointed, even though it is completely different  from what I expected.

In a way it’s a strange, almost uncomfortable tale, told in both present time and flashback. But it is one I came to understand; so many times we are judged by how we look and the author skilfully handles the characters; they come to life slowly but surely as the story progresses.

The dialogue is realistic and natural; the internal monologues of Cal as an adult are fascinating.

Some sections of the Northern setting in the 1980s were familiar for me  and gave a good sense of place. The…

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