Blog Tour. ‘Nice Day For A White Wedding’ by A.L.Michael (@ALMichael_) @UKCarina @NeverlandBT

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Absolutely thrilled to be on the blog tour for A.L.Michael’s ‘Nice Day For A White Wedding’. It is the second book in the Camden Square series, but it can be read as a standalone. In my opinion though, the first book is a brilliant read so you will definitely be missing out if you haven’t already read it! You can find my review for it right here: Goodbye Ruby Tuesday by A.L.Michael. Book Tour!.

Also, a couple of weeks ago, ‘Nice Day For A White Wedding’ appeared on my blog, well, Chelsea, a character from the series did. If you fancy dabbling in a bit of wedding planning that will take you the same amount of time as eating a cake, you can: TWG kicks off ‘Nice day for a white wedding’ (@ALMichael_) #blogtour! What would YOU choose? @UKCarina.

Back to today’s blog post, as it is TWG’s stop on the tour, courtesy of NeverlandBT, I am sharing my review of the book!

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Sometimes, Happy Ever After is where the real trouble begins…

Chelsea Donnolly wasn’t supposed to amount to anything. But if there’s one thing the bad girl from the estate liked better than trouble, it was a challenge. So, to the amusement of her best friends Evie, Mollie and Ruby – and the disbelief of her teachers – this bad girl turned good.

These days, Chelsea is the kind of girl people are proud to know – and, after a surprise trip to Venice, she has a ring on her finger to prove it. But to get there, she’s had to learn to keep her deepest secrets from everyone – even her fiancé. And when wedding preparations threaten to blow her cover, Chelsea can’t help but wonder: in her battle to the top, might she have left the best parts of herself behind?

What does TWG think?

This is one series of books that I have been extremely excited about, unfortunately though, the author has had me pestering her wondering when I would be able to read more! It is also bittersweet as the next book is the last one in the series, sniff sniff. That said, what better way to turn your frown upside down, than with a wedding. Right? As Billy Idol says ‘it’s a nice day, for a white wedding’!

In this book we follow Chelsea’s life whilst running into a few familiar names too. Those who know Chelsea well, know that she has a past, one that she thought she had broken away from as she grew up. It doesn’t quite work like that though, especially when there is a possibility of a wedding!

What did I like about this book? Seeing as it was yet another drama filled novel with bolshy characters and gritty storylines, what is there NOT to like? There was always something to sink your teeth into, regardless of what page you looked on. If the gritty storyline didn’t keep you hooked, a lot of the characters decided to show a different side to them, very interesting to say the least!

A.L.Michael’s trademark humour ran throughout the book like cookie monster down the biscuit aisle; very quickly and everywhere! I definitely had the giggles more than once while I was reading the book, the humour was just so matter of fact, I couldn’t help but laugh!

Despite the very humorous edge to the book, I did feel as though there was a hidden message. No doubt a lot of us are ashamed of our pasts, but I am quite sure that once you have read this book, you might think of it a different way!

Another brilliant book from A.L.Michael, whilst I don’t want the series to end, I am so looking forward to reading the next book in the series!

‘Nice Day For A White Wedding’ by A.L.Michael, published by Carina, is out to buy right now from Amazon UK.

If you fancy entering a little giveaway, courtesy of A.L.Michael, now is your chance!
Enter the giveaway!

About the author.

A.L. Michael is hurtling towards the end of her twenties a little too quickly. She is the author of ‘Wine Dark, Sea Blue’, ‘The Last Word’, ‘My So Called (Love) Life’, ‘Driving Home for Christmas’, and ‘If You Don’t Know Me By Now’, based upon her experiences as a London barista. Her new three book series, The House on Camden Square, starts with ‘Goodbye Ruby Tuesday’ and focuses on three friends as they try to open an arts centre in Camden, in memory of their rock star friend.

She is a Creative Therapeutic Facilitator, currently researching the power of creative writing to be helpful in recovering from eating disorders, and likes running writing workshops that link together the body and the mind. When she’s not writing, she likes yoga, trying to bake healthy treats and was a hipster before hipsters were hipster. Well, she likes Chai lattes and owns a Mac.

Author Links.

 

Website: www.almichael.com

Twitter: twitter.com/almichael_

Facebook: facebook.com/a.l.michael.writer

Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/almichaelwriter/

 

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TWG’s Don’t-Snooze-You’ll-Lose Deal Day With…..(@WendyLouWriter)

The Summer sale on Amazon is drawing to a close, much faster than anyone actually anticipated! I mean, it was only Easter yesterday! Okay, it wasn’t, I wish it was though as I really fancy chocolate! Speaking of which, as I type this post, it has come to light that Gene Wilder, formally known as Willy Wonka, has passed away. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl was brought to life in such a memorable film. Your life is your own Golden Ticket. RIP Willy Wonka.

To perk you up a little bit after the sad news, I have three books for you today. All three books are on offer at 99p and will return to their full price at the end of the summer holidays. To avoid disappoint, it would be in your interest to buy now. Why? Because if you snooze, you’ll LOSE. Right? Here is all the information you will need to give yourself a lovely Monday treat with three brand new books.

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Finding Sarah is an emotionally captivating story of love, life and everything in between.
With her house sold from under her, Sarah finds herself moving to a small cottage in the country in order to make ends meet, but soon befriends, Maggie, the matriarch of Nutt Hill, a Texan and hopeless romantic.
But when Sarah meets a new man, her idyllic new life seems set to fracture.
Two very different souls searching for peace. One entire parish watching. In a small country village, nothing stays private for long…

You can buy the first book in the Echoes of Nutt Hill series from Amazon UK

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Sun on Sundays is an emotionally compelling tale of family and friendship and hope.

Carrie-Ann is 19 and in love with Tom; she always has been, yet their worlds only touch every other weekend. She had thought that by agreeing to work for Maggie on Nutt Hill she would get see far more of him, but sadly not. Fortunately, Maggie is a sucker for young love and despite Carrie-Ann keeping her years of yearning close to her chest, one day Tom turns up on the hill.
Will he ever see her the way she wants to be seen? Sometimes these things need a helping hand… 

You can buy the second book in the Echoes of Nutt Hill series from Amazon UK

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Luke is the man with the money, the fast car and the hot woman. There’s no way he would even think about getting serious, but a face he can’t remember soon threatens his calm.
Rebecca isn’t interested in a relationship, and definitely not with him. How could she, after all he put her through? She’s spent the last 4 years hiding away from society, a one woman crusade for children’s road safety. Who would have thought one fateful day, it might almost be her … again.
As two worlds collide, will opposites attract?
Not if she can help it.

You can buy the third book in the Echoes of Nutt Hill series from Amazon UK


I’ve said this once before, and I’ll say it again; Wendy Lou Jones has amazing book covers!!! Big thank you to Wendy for bringing this to my attention so that I can share it with you all. Please do be quick about it though if you, or a friend, would like to read these beautiful books. The clock is ticking!

Also, please do remember to leave a review on Amazon/Goodreads for Wendy, whether it is for these books, or any of her others! Reviews to authors are like mice with cheese, just gotta have it! Your reviews don’t have to be an essay, as long as they’re constructive then that will be ideal!

Guest post – Author Anne Allen stops by to talk about her new release ‘Echoes Of Time’.

TWG would like to say a big welcome to author of the Guernsey Novel series; Anne Allen! The Guernsey Novel series only had four books in the series, that is until today. The fifth book to join the group – ‘Echoes Of Time’ is released today. Happy publication day Anne! Buy your copy right now from Amazon UK.

I’m going to hand over to Anne now as she is the best person to give you more information about her books.

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Thanks, Kaisha, for allowing me to tell your followers about my new book, Echoes of Time, the fifth in The Guernsey Novels series, out now on 15th August.

 Firstly, let me explain that although the books are a series, each story is a standalone so  you don’t need to have read the previous four in order to enjoy it. However, various characters do pop up from book to book, providing updates on what is happening in their lives.  Ideally then, if you like the sound of the books and plan to read them all (yay!) start with the first, Dangerous Waters.

All the books combine drama, mystery, love and family relationships, with a touch of the historical. Echoes of Time is a little different in that it’s dual time with ghostly elements.
Here’s the synopsis:

Betrayal, injustice and revenge echo down the years…

 1940. Olive marries farmer Bill Falla. The Germans occupy Guernsey.
All too soon Olive realises she’s made a mistake. 
 Her life changes when she meets Wolfgang, a German officer-
but there’s a price to pay. . .

2010. Natalie Ogier returns to Guernsey to escape an abusive relationship – only to be plagued by odd happenings in her beautiful cottage on the site of a derelict and secluded farm. Disturbing dreams, disembodied voices and uncanny visions from the past.  She becomes increasingly ill at ease as someone else’s past catches up with her own…
Her only immediate neighbour, Stuart, is the grandson of the original owners, Bill and Olive.

Thrown together in a bid to find out what really happened to Olive, can they each survive the repercussions of the past and move on? 

I particularly enjoyed writing Olive’s story as I hadn’t written as extensively about the Occupation in earlier books. And I also had fun with the ‘spooky’ bits!

About Anne Allen.

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I’m a late-comer to writing, having only started in my, ahem, middle years, (assuming everyone will live to 100 from now on, yes?). I often had the ‘itch’ to write but was focussed on my career as a psychotherapist and bringing up three children on my own. Then some years ago I was a reluctant entrant (pushed by my mother!) into a writing competition run by Prima magazine. They wanted a 500 word True- Life story and I won the first prize of £500 Deciding that writing wasn’t such a bad idea, I wrote my first novel, Dangerous Waters, a romantic mystery, published in 2012. Now retired as a therapist, I devote more time to writing, and have now written five books in The Guernsey Novels series.

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Thank you Anne for letting us know a little bit about your books!

That’s not all for you today. To celebrate the release of book 5 in the series, Anne has generously put the first THREE books in the series on offer, especially for you! Each of the three titles are on offer at 99p! There is a teeny tiny catch though, you only have 4 days to make use of the deal before the books go back up to their original price!
(Click the links below).

Book 1 – Dangerous Waters
Book 2 – Finding Mother
Book 3 – Guernsey Retreat

Book number 4 isn’t included in the above offer, but if you’re buying the others, you might as well buy the fourth, yes? –> The Family Divided

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