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A Christmas Miracle in the Little Irish Village by Michelle Vernal #Review

  Michelle Vernal's A Christmas Miracle in the Little Irish Village was published on September 27th by Bookoutre . Ava Kelly loves returning to Emerald Bay for Christmas. Snowflakes fall on the green rolling hills and mulled wine fills The Shamrock Inn with the smell of winter spice. But this year, the Kelly family is hoping for a miracle… When twenty-four-year-old Ava Kelly and her adventurous twin Grace return home to The Shamrock Inn, their Ma’s favourite baubles bring back so many memories of Christmases past. They have always done everything together, even leaving their little Irish village for the excitement of London. But with the locket her handsome ex Shane gave her hanging just above her heart, Ava has just one wish this festive season… After a year stuck in a job she can’t stand and going on dreadful dates, Ava longs to be back with Shane. Curling up in front of the fire with him, the brooding fisherman everyone else sees melts away as his blue eyes meet hers.

When Adam met Evie by Giulia Skye #Review

Today, I am featuring When Adam Met Evie by Giulia Skye. This is the first in her Take a Holiday series and was published on 7th February.
When former Olympic Swimmer, Michael Adams—now Canada’s hottest reality TV star— insults his fake showbiz wife on social media, he escapes the ensuing scandal and jumps on the first flight to Australia. Desperate to experience ordinary life again—if only for a few weeks—he becomes “Adam”, just another tourist traveling through the Outback. But with a reward out for his safe return and his fame’s nasty habit of catching up with him when he least expects, he needs a better disguise… and he’s just found it.

Sweet and scruffy British backpacker, Evie Blake, is taking a year out of her busy London life. Tired of lies and liars, she’s looking for adventure to heal her broken heart. So when the hot Canadian she meets at the campground offers to be her travel partner through Western Australia’s wild Kimberley region, she grabs the chance, unaware he’s got the world out looking for him.

He’s just a down-on-his-luck traveler, right?

My Thoughts

You are invited to take a break from everyday life and escape to Australia along with Adam and Evie and it certainly is a refreshing read. You follow their stories through both their perspectives, which is a format I like, so you can see what is in both their thoughts. The settings sound fantastic as they travel off the beaten track and they meet some colourful characters along the way.

    Evie cannot abide being lied to. Adam is hiding all sorts of secrets. You just know that this is going to lead to angst and drama. As Adam's web of lies gets more and more complicated, you realise that they both have a lot to lose. I do feel that the plotting in this book is a strength and there are no unexplained threads or questions which remain unanswered.  Consequently, it is an enjoyable read with some interesting characters who you get to know and like.

In short: A journey of a lifetime.
About the Author


Italian-born Giulia Skye spent her childhood watching classic Hollywood films and thinking up her own romantic stories. After two decades working in TV production, she knew turning those stories into novels would be much more enjoyable - and far cheaper – than turning them into films. She still keeps her hand in TV production but is at her happiest being a stay-at-home mum, spending time with her family, growing her own vegetables and conjuring up sizzling stories about sexy heroes meeting fiesty heroines who aren’t always as they at first appear.  When Adam Met Evie is her first novel, Book 1 of her “Take a Holiday” series.

You can follow Giulia here:  TwitterWebsite

Book link: Amazon UK     |  Amazon US

Thanks to Giulia Skye, and Rachel of Rachels Random Resources  for a copy of the book and a place on the tour. 

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