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    The Christmas Invitation – Trisha Ashley – Blog tour​ post

    My thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me to review The Christmas Invitation by Trisha Ashley – a sheer delight to read as always. If anyones feeling a bit meh about Christmas, gift them a copy of this, it will soon get them back on track. Praise for Trisha Ashley ‘One of the best writers around!’ Katie Fforde ‘Full of down-to-earth humour’ Sophie Kinsella ‘A warm-hearted and comforting read. Trisha at her best’ Carole Matthews A new Christmas novel from the Top Ten Sunday Times bestselling author – the perfect festive read! Recovering after an illness Meg is far from in the Christmas mood, in fact she’s hardly aware it’s…

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    Before A Christmas Carol, there was….. Miss Marley

    Miss Marley was a real delight.  A perfect Christmas read, and if I didn’t know better I would have said this was writtten first and Dickens added a sequel.  A truly delightful tale of how Jacob Marley became the ghost who rattled chains at his aged friend Ebeneezer Scrooge – with the links forged to look like cashboxes and padlocks. Marley traveled the earth in limbo for 7 years before going to visit Scrooge to show what could happen to him also, if he didn’t change his misser like ways. The ghosts of past, present and future show Scrooge what has, could and will happen if he doesn’t alter his lonely lifestyle in…

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    The Lido – Libby Page

    I was drawn to this by the cover – it has to be said, its fairly eye-catching. Its not my usual Crime/Thriller Genre – its true, but I’m glad I did make a different choice.  I dived headfirst into this fabulous debut in May and totally fell for the idea of open-air swimming and the attraction Lido’s hold within the community. We meet Rosemary – an older 80 something widow – who’s been swimming at Brockwell Lido all her life, its where she learnt to swim, where she went for school swimming lessons and where she met her husband George and they courted out of hours!  She befriends Kate –…