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The Lost Queen by Carol McGrath #Review

  We travel back to the 12th Century for this gorgeous historical novel, The Lost Queen by Carol McGrath . It was published by Headline Accent on 18th July. 1191 and the Third Crusade is underway . .  It is 1191 and King Richard the Lionheart is on crusade to pitch battle against Saladin and liberate the city of Jerusalem and her lands. His mother, the formidable Eleanor of Aquitaine and his promised bride, Princess Berengaria of Navarre, make a perilous journey over the Alps in midwinter. They are to rendezvous with Richard in the Sicilian port of Messina. There are hazards along the way - vicious assassins, marauding pirates, violent storms and a shipwreck. Berengaria is as feisty as her foes and, surviving it all, she and Richard marry in Cyprus. England needs an heir. But first, Richard and his Queen must return home . . . The Lost Queen is a thrilling medieval story of high adventure, survival, friendship and the enduring love of a Queen for her King.   My Thoughts

The Summer of Falling in Love by Liz Davies #Review


 I am delighted to feature Liz Davies' latest novel on the blog today: The Summer of Falling in Love. You can read my reviews of other books by here here: The Cottage on Wildflower Lane  | A Typical Family Christmas 
 
The thought of having a dog hasn’t crossed Theo Martin’s mind. It’s not that he doesn’t like dogs – he does – but the idea has simply never occurred to him.

It has occurred to his mother though, and when she decides to buy him a puppy because she thinks it will “liven him up a bit”, his life is turned completely upside down and not for the better as far as he’s concerned. But when he discovers that having a cute dog on the end of a lead attracts a great deal of female attention, he soon changes his mind. All kinds of women stop to pet the pup and while they coo over Poppy, they talk to him. A lot. And for Theo, it looks like his love life is taking a very welcome turn for the better.

But what about Josie Wilde, his dog sitter?

Forced to employ someone to walk his dog when he’s in work, he finds himself increasingly attracted to her, but unfortunately Josie’s interest in him appears to be purely professional. As the summer unfolds and he falls head over heels in love with the sweet and vulnerable pup, he finds himself falling for Josie.

For Theo, it’s not so much ‘love me, love my dog’, but more like ‘love my dog, love me, too’. Please…?


My Thoughts

This really is an uplifting, gentle read with some humorous touches and lots of genuine sentiment. You kind of guess the inevitable in his feelings about his unwanted pet but anyone who has had a puppy is going to smile at some of the pup's antics. I particularly smiled at the rucksack full of the dog's kit which he took with him on a casual trip to the pub.

    It is also nice to see how the character of Theo develops as the long, school summer holiday unfolds and to notice the bridge that the puppy seems to be between him and the world. Of course, there are different elements to falling in love over the Summer and it includes all aspects of Theo's life and work. For a read which will make you happy, read on!

In short: Puppy love
About the Author


Liz Davies writes feel-good, light-hearted stories with a hefty dose of romance, a smattering of humour, and a great deal of love.


She’s married to her best friend, has one grown-up daughter, and when she isn’t scribbling away in the notepad she carries with her everywhere (just in case inspiration strikes), you’ll find her searching for that perfect pair of shoes. She loves to cook but isn’t very good at it, and loves to eat - she’s much better at that! Liz also enjoys walking (preferably on the flat), cycling (also on the flat), and lots of sitting around in the garden on warm, sunny days.
She currently lives with her family in Wales, but would ideally love to buy a camper can and travel the world in it. 
You can follow Liz here: Twitter   |   Facebook  |   Website
 
Book links: Amazon UK  |  Amazon US
Thanks to Liz Davies and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources  for a copy of the book and a place on the tour.

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