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“Maybe it’s not always about trying to fix something broken. Maybe it’s about starting over and creating something better.”

– Unknown 

I always look forward to reading a new novel by Sarah Morgan. When I found out that this story takes place in Paris, my imagination went immediately to romance and wonderful scenery. 

One Summer In Paris is a story about Grace and Audrey from very different backgrounds with differing ages struggling to cope with the cards that life has dealt them. A chance meeting during a summer in Paris brings much enlightenment and inspiration to the pair of them. 

I loved both Grace and Audrey equally but for different reasons. Grace is unsure of herself but motherly and kind whereas, Audrey is defensively brave and witty. This summer in Paris was a different world full of new possibilities and the opening up of old dreams. 

A great read for lovers of family drama and friendship. Read this book and escape to Paris for the summer!

One Summer In Paris is now available to buy on Amazon.

Lidia

Wow, where did February go? And how is it that it feels like the Christmas holidays were just yesterday? Well, here we are in March, and I haven’t been blogging as much I had hoped to.

Finally, that light at the end of a wintry tunnel is here at last. 4 reasons I’m excited for spring…

1. Longer days.

I can’t wait to finish work and still have a few hours of light outside, to go for a wander or make plans without wanting to collapse on the sofa at 4pm because it feels like midnight!

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I’m in that annoying in-between stage right now where I can’t stand wearing jeans, but it’s not quite time for midi skirts with bare legs… it’s a nightmare! I’m loving midi wrap dresses, lots of colour, basket bags and sandals… come on Spring, give us some lovely weather!

3. Eating better.

I just give up on eating good in winter and I end up feeling absolutely rubbish – my skin breaks out, my clothes don’t fit as well and I feel like a potato. As soon as the days are brighter, my whole vibe shifts and I want colourful meals packed full of health!

4. Getting more done.

It’s amazing what a bit of light will do for my mood!

It’s definitely my time to shine! I kind of come alive in the warmer seasons, and I’m ready to feel like myself again.

Hope everybody is having a good month. Until next time!

Lidia 

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“The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.”

– Burton Hillis

I love Sarah Morgan’s books and always look forward to reading them. Her latest release The Christmas Sisters is a heart-warming Christmas read of sisterhood and family bonding.

I really connected with each of the characters, they were all so deeply flawed, yet endearing and likeable. I so enjoyed the chapters alternating between the leading ladies, delving deep into their thoughts, their hopes and dreams, their individual realities.

This book is without a doubt the perfect festive read that highlights the magic of the holidays and reminds us to always live life to the fullest and surround ourselves with those we love.

The Christmas Sisters is now available to buy on Amazon.

Merry Christmas! 

Lidia  

Due to a recent operation I have been restricted to my sofa, endless cups of tea and the complete series boxset of Sex And The City. In the episode I’ve just watched a comment from Mr. Big got me thinking how important laughter is in a relationship.

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“After a while, you just want to be with the one who makes you laugh.”

– Mr. Big

Is what he says to the shows leading lady Carrie Bradshaw. And I couldn’t agree more with him!

There is nothing better than laughing with your partner, it relaxes you and lets you really be present in the moment. You will unravel another side of each other, the playful, fun side that gives a break from the more serious part of life.

One of the many things I am thankful for in my relationship is my boyfriend’s sense of humour. His laughter is as genuine as his heart and that is a quality that is near impossible to find. He brings out the best in me and makes me forget about all of my worries, doubts and fears.

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Lidia 

Reading the final page of The Cosy Seaside Chocolate Shop as left me craving chocolates and glass of bubbly. What a treat this book is! 

This is the second book in Caroline Roberts Cosy Chocolate Shop series, it’s lovely to go back to the seaside village and hear more about Emma and her latest goings-on in the seaside chocolate shop. 

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I loved reading about Emma’s chocolate shop in the first book and this is the perfect continuation of that book. Same delightful town, friendly willing to lend a hand neighbours and the best part the chocolate in the shop. Emma has more flavours than ever and with hosting parties at her shop and an outdoor patio and courtyard to serve customers what could possibly go wrong? Full of surprises an absolutely brilliant book from the first page! 

I love the way Caroline captures the community spirit so well and fills her book with the loveliest characters who I connected with from the start. This was such a sweet story and I look forward to future releases from Caroline.

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”

– Charles M. Schulz

The Cosy Seaside Chocolate Shop is now available to buy on Amazon. 

Lidia