Elisenda Domènech Investigations by Chris Lloyd - 10 Random Things Blog Tour Stop!

Summary:

When a child disappears, the clock starts ticking

Detective Elisenda Domènech has had a tough few years. The loss of her daughter and a team member; the constant battles against colleagues and judges; the harrowing murder investigations… But it’s about to get much worse.

When the son of a controversial local politician goes missing at election time, Elisenda is put on the case. They simply must solve it. Only the team also have to deal with a spate of horrifically violent break-ins. People are being brutalised in their own homes and the public demands answers.

Could there be a connection?… Read more >>>

Baker Street Academy: Sherlock Homes and the Disappearing Diamond by Sam Hearn- Blog Tour!

Summary:

John Watson has barely settled into his new school, Baker Street Academy, when his teacher announces a trip to one of London’s top museums, home to the world’s most famous jewel. But it’s been stolen! When police catch the thief it seems the case is closed. Can Sherlock Holmes uncover the mystery behind this extraordinary gem?

*Published by Scholastic*

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33410867-baker-street-academy

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Baker-Street-Academy-Sherlock-Disappearing/dp/1407161849

 

10 Random Things About Baker Street Academy:

1. Baker Street Academy: Sherlock Holmes and the Disappearing Diamond’ was actually going to be called ‘Sherlock Holmes and the Case Of The Alpine Star’. I’ll admit that a disappearing diamond is probably a bit more attention grabbing!… Read more >>>

I Don't Know What to Call My Cat by Simon Philip & Ella Bailey - Blog Tour Stop!

Today I have something a bit special on the blog….a WONDERFUL 10 Random Things post from Simon Philip & Ella Bailey – Author of I Don’t Know What to Call My Cat!

Simon:

1.  I am not, and have never been, a cat owner.  Perhaps I never will be.  I’d like to think otherwise, but, as the saying goes, with great cat comes great responsibility.  Actually, I’m not sure that’s quite right.   It’s power, isn’t it?  Oh well, you know what I mean.  As I was saying, having a cat DOES come with great responsibility, and I’m not sure I’m ready for quite that much just yet. Read more >>>

Chasing Shadows by T.A. Williams - Blog Tour Stop

Summary:

Amy had it all – money, brains and beauty. And then the accident happened.

The Present Day: Left blind and without her family, Amy feels she needs to get away. On a trip along the Camino, she is accompanied by the mysterious and troubled Luke. Having been set up to help Amy by a mutual friend, Luke finds he is also running from his past…

1314: A Templar Knight, Luc, is also running. He meets the wife of a former comrade, now blinded in a terrifying attack: Aimee. Taking her under his wing, they must journey together through a dangerous world.… Read more >>>

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden - 10 Random Things Blog Tour Stop!

Summary

‘Frost-demons have no interest in mortal girls wed to mortal men. In the stories, they only come for the wild maiden.’

In a village at the edge of the wilderness of northern Russia, where the winds blow cold and the snow falls many months of the year, an elderly servant tells stories of sorcery, folklore and the Winter King to the children of the family, tales of old magic frowned upon by the church.

But for the young, wild Vasya these are far more than just stories. She alone can see the house spirits that guard her home, and sense the growing forces of dark magic in the woods…

Atmospheric and enchanting, with an engrossing adventure at its core, The Bear and the Nightingale is perfect for readers of Naomi Novik’s Uprooted, Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus, and Neil Gaiman.

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THE WHITE TOWER by Cathryn Constable - Blog Tour Stop!

Summary

Alchemy meets dreamy reality in this new atmospheric adventure from the author of the bestselling debut, The Wolf Princess.

The White Tower is the uplifting and magical story of Livy, a young girl lost in throws of grief and forced to move schools. Struggling to cope with life, Livy finds solace high up on the rooftop amongst the domes and spires of her new home. With the perfect blend of science and dreamy reality, Constable paints a rich and atmospheric story of a lonely girl coming to terms with the death of her best friend and finding a way to let go of her pain.… Read more >>>

Tidal Patterns  by Rachelle Paige - Blog Tour Stop

thumbnail_tidal-patternsSummary:

Elizabeth Shaw is the preeminent, and only, wedding planner at the historic beach resort on Jekyll Island. She’s sure she’ll land the newly created role overseeing all major events. Then she’ll get a raise and won’t be forced to leave. Mark Edwards doesn’t need any more stress. He’s ready to slow down and enjoy the tiny seaside town he calls home. His boss pushes him to apply for the new management position and he agrees. After a decade in catering, he’s sure he can do the events job without any trouble. Neither counted on the other getting in the way.… Read more >>>

Duck Gets a Job by Sonny Ross (Review)

duckMy Thoughts

I LOVE Duck! His story is not only wonderful for children, adults could also learn a few things from Duck’s story!

Poor old Duck wants to be like other Ducks and get a job. His job ends up being boring and not very suited to him at all… Like a lot of us out there Duck wants more!

The illustrations are bold, blocky and very eye-catching. We loved watching Duck’s journey unfold so beautifully on paper.

Be like Duck and do something for yourself. Be brave, take a leap and follow your dreams. Duck Gets a Job is an uplifting story full of charm.… Read more >>>

Refuge by Anne Booth and Sam Usher (Review)

refuge-70903-3My Thoughts

Ah, wow! This book is a beauty!

It follows the birth of Jesus and the journey through danger to reach refuge in Egypt. The story is short but within the simple text lies the beauty.

I adored the hope and the gentle love that traveled the pages alongside the travellers. The illustrations are rather splendid and complement the story wonderfully.

Some money from the sales of this book goes to the very worthwhile War Child charity. They provide support to children in the world’s worst war zones.

Refuge is a real keeper that every child needs to add to their Christmas reading lists.… Read more >>>

A Very Merry Manhattan Christmas by Darcie Boleyn - 10 Random Things Blog Tour Stop!

christmasSummary:

Lucie Quigley hates Christmas. It’s the time of year when everything goes wrong in her life. So this year, when she’s asked to be a bridesmaid at her friend Petra’s Manhattan wedding, she jumps at the invitation to escape the festivities. Dale Treharne has been best friends with Lucie for as long as he can remember. He’s used to looking out for his oldest friend and when she asks him to be her plus one, he can’t seem to find a reason to refuse. Instead, he sees it as a way to help Lucie get through what is, for her, the most miserable time of the year.… Read more >>>