Cover reveal – Dating Down by Diane Louise

An exciting cover reveal for you today at Books Are Cool! Suddenly single and unexpectedly poor, it’s definitely safe to say that Alexis Harland is not living the life of her dreams. Although she’s determined that nothing, not one little thing, will stop her return from poverty. Well, almost nothing. Her pride might get in… Continue reading Cover reveal – Dating Down by Diane Louise

The Bookshop Detective by Jan Ellis: a super seaside mystery

Synopsis When a ghost ship is spotted on the horizon one spring evening, bookseller Eleanor Mace decides to investigate the myths and legends of Combemouth, the seaside town where she runs The Reading Room. As Eleanor digs deeper into the town’s history, she becomes intrigued by a Victorian crime report and is determined to find… Continue reading The Bookshop Detective by Jan Ellis: a super seaside mystery

Spreading the word about ‘Reflected Destinies’ by Florence Keeling

Books are Cool is joining the promo blitz for an exciting forthcoming novel by Florence Keeling – Reflected Destinies. Laura is happy and content, she has a new boyfriend and loves her job teaching primary school pupils in London. But when she inherits a rundown house from a stranger on her 30th birthday, memories of… Continue reading Spreading the word about ‘Reflected Destinies’ by Florence Keeling

The Second Footman by Jasper Barry: atmospheric and captivating

I’m delighted to be taking part in the book tour for this truly fascinating novel. The Second Footman of the title is a man of many names, but Max is the one he settles on for himself. In his footman role he is Jean, the name of his predecessor. It won’t do for his mistress,… Continue reading The Second Footman by Jasper Barry: atmospheric and captivating

The Haunting of Hattie Hastings: Part Three by Audrey Davis: heartwarming

The Hattie Hastings trilogy is a heart-warming delight to read. Part three brings this lovely story to an end. Hattie’s husband Gary has died, but he’s not ready to leave her just yet and so haunts her, in a friendly comforting way, during these three short novellas. In the last of these, Gary needs Hattie… Continue reading The Haunting of Hattie Hastings: Part Three by Audrey Davis: heartwarming

The Invisible Case by Isabella Muir: beautiful, vivid descriptions

Synopsis A shocking death turns a homecoming into a nightmare.  It’s Easter 1970 in the seaside town of Tamarisk Bay, and for one family the first Easter of a new decade brings a shocking tragedy. Amateur sleuth and professional librarian, Janie Juke, is settling into motherhood and looking forward to spending time with her family.… Continue reading The Invisible Case by Isabella Muir: beautiful, vivid descriptions

Barnabas Tew and the Missing Scarab by Columbkill Noonan: lively and unique

  My review It’s hard to classify this lively novel – it’s detective story, with steampunk, supernatural and fantasy elements. Quite unique and definitely admirable. I’m a firm believer that any book that can’t be pigeonholed neatly is definitely worth a read. And this one is. It’s extremely entertaining. The novel has a Victorian setting… Continue reading Barnabas Tew and the Missing Scarab by Columbkill Noonan: lively and unique

A Plague on Mr Pepys by Deborah Swift: riveting historical fiction

My review ‘A Plague on Mr Pepys’ is a fascinating work of historical fiction. It’s based firmly on fact, but the author has used her imagination to bring real people from the past to vibrant life. Our heroine is Bess Bagwell, a very determined and likeable woman. She’s the driving force in the household. Husband… Continue reading A Plague on Mr Pepys by Deborah Swift: riveting historical fiction

The Vanished Child by M J Lee: poignant and powerful

It’s an absolute delight to be taking part in the blog tour for this fascinating book. The Vanished Child will tug at your heartstrings. It’s very powerful, extremely moving and unputdownable. Jayne, a genealogist, takes on a job for her new step-mother, Vera. On her death bed, Vera’s mother, Freda, revealed to her that she… Continue reading The Vanished Child by M J Lee: poignant and powerful