Tag: chick-lit

Blog Tour: Evie’s Little Black Book

Today I am helping to the end the blog tour for Evie’s Little Black Book by Hannah Pearl. I will be sharing my review!  There is also an international giveaway going on!

Book Description:

Is hunting down every man you’ve kissed the answer to finding Mr Right?

When Evie is invited to the wedding of the guy she’d fancied throughout her teens, it’s the final straw. What’s wrong with her and why can’t she keep a man?

In between consoling herself with ice cream and chocolate, and sobbing her heart out to her cousin Chamaine, Evie has a brainwave – and it all centres around her ‘little black book’ (well, more floral patterned notebook really) – which contains the details of every man she’s ever kissed or dated. Perhaps the cure for her disastrous love life has been nestled within its pages all along …

Does Evie’s little black book really hold the answers, or will she learn that exes are exes for a reason?

Author: Hannah Pearl
Published: August 21, 2018

Reviewed By: Jessica
Dates Read: August 12-18, 2018

Jessica’s Rating: 4 stars

Jessica’s Review:

Should you look at your past to move forward in your life?  The premise of Evie’s Little Black Book had me wanting to read it! This is a fun chick lit novel that entertains throughout and you can’t help but like ALL of these characters.

I enjoyed going on this journey with Evie and learning about her past as she did. Was the problem in past relationships actually Evie or her former partners? Has she just not met the right man yet?  Is it really “It’s me and not you”?

You know where the novel is going once she meets Jake, but it is a fun ride.  There is a deeper meaning here towards the end of the novel that I was not expecting.  Even though this is a fun and quick read, I found myself genuinely concerned with the actions the characters chose to go with towards the end of the novel. Luckily that direction did not happen (Note to self: Remember this is light-hearted chick lit!)

There is an important message here: Real and true friends will always come back to you even if you have not been treated well.

Evie’s Little Black Book is recommended.

Purchase Links:
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Audible UK

About the Author:

Hannah Pearl was born in East London. She is married with two children and now lives in Cambridge.

She has previously worked as a Criminology researcher at a university in Leicester, as a Development Worker with various charities and even pulled a few pints in her time.

In 2015 she was struck down by Labrynthitis, which left her feeling dizzy and virtually housebound. She has since been diagnosed with ME. Reading has allowed Hannah to escape from the reality of feeling ill. She read upwards of three hundred books during the first year of her illness. When her burgeoning e-reader addiction grew to be too expensive, she decided to have a go at writing. In 2017, she won Simon and Schuster’s Books and the City #heatseeker short story competition, in partnership with Heat magazine, for her short story The Last Good Day.

Hannah is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association.

Contact Hannah:
Blog
Twitter @hannahPearl_1

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I See Life Through Rosé-Colored Glasses


Authors: Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella
To Be Published: Tomorrow, July 10, 2018
352 pages

Reviewed By: Jessica
Dates Read: June 28-July 1, 2018
Jessica’s Rating: 4 stars

Book Description:
In I See Life Through Rosé Colored-Glasses, the bestselling mother/daughter pair is back with another hilarious and heartfelt collection of essays about the possibilities and pitfalls of everyday life.

Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella’s delightful essays are sure to strike a chord with every woman. Their nine book series is among the best reviewed humor books published today, and has been compared to the late greats Erma Bombeck and Nora Ephron.

Jessica’s Review:
I See Life Through Rosé-Colored Glasses is the ninth collaboration between mother/ daughter team Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella. In these collaborations they share about the hilariousness that is their everyday life. We get both hilarious perspectives of life from the ‘younger generation’ and the ‘older generation’.

Through these essays you get to know both Lisa and Francesca. If you have read all the collaborations you know them and their family very well. They come from a big Italian family and we get to see first-hand what that is like.This is the first collaboration I have read and I would love to read more! I am a big Scottoline fan, so I feel I now know her more as a person. Francesca writes a column every Sunday in The Philadelphia Inquirer.

There are lots of laughs and a little sadness in the essays they share with us. Every mother and daughter will enjoy this collection of essays. You can see Lisa and Francesca have a very special relationship: They are each other’s number one fan. Go ahead and start reading these books now, you won’t regret it! Bring this with you to the beach, it is a perfect beach read!

Thank you St Martin’s Press for granting me an arc copy via NetGalley!

Pre-Order Links:
Amazon US
Amazon UK

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How to Walk Away

Author: Katherine Center
Published: May 15, 2018
320 pages

Reviewed By: Jessica
Dates Read: May 15-25, 2018
Jessica’s Rating: 5 stars

Book Description:

Margaret Jacobsen has a bright future ahead of her: a fiancé she adores, her dream job, and the promise of a picture-perfect life just around the corner. Then, suddenly, on what should have been one of the happiest days of her life, everything she worked for is taken away in one tumultuous moment.

In the hospital and forced to face the possibility that nothing will ever be the same again, Margaret must figure out how to move forward on her own terms while facing long-held family secrets, devastating heartbreak, and the idea that love might find her in the last place she would ever expect.

How to Walk Away is Katherine Center at her very best: an utterly charming, hopeful, and romantic novel that will capture reader’s hearts with every page.

Jessica’s Review:

How to Walk Away is categorized as a romance, but I do not see it that way. Yes there is some romance in the novel, but it is not the sole purpose.  It is a novel about a woman who starts out having the best day ever and ends up losing everything in an unexpected and devastating course of events. She has to overcome many obstacles through the course of the novel and How to Walk Away is her journey.

As it is also considered chick lit, there is some crazy (almost silly) drama from other characters throughout the novel.  You can’t help but like these characters (except maybe Ian when we first meet him). And you can’t help but root for Margaret to become successful through her circumstances.  The epilogue is realistic in that we never know what direction life will take us on, but we can still be successful in that journey no matter what it brings.

How to Walk Away is very highly recommended!

Many thanks to St Martin’s Press and The Girlfriend for my copies I was sent to read and review! This is one of my top reads of the year so far!

Purchase Links:
Amazon US
Amazon UK

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