Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Christmas Book Fair – Recent #Reviews – #Romance Jacquie Biggar, #Stories Mary Smith, #Thriller Stevie Turner

Since the middle of November I have featured all the authors in the Cafe and Bookstore with a recent review and since we have a few days left, I will now share more up to date reviews that have been posted.

USA Today Bestselling author Jacquie Biggar provides an abundance of romance in her Christmas themed Mistletoe Inn 

About Mistletoe Inn

Fall in love this holiday season!

A grieving man finds the greatest gift is love in this heartwarming holiday romance.

Molly McCarty is in need of a new beginning after a disastrous divorce. When the opportunity to invest in a bed and breakfast appears online in Christmas, Michigan she’s intrigued.
A snow storm derails her travels and leaves her at the mercy of a grim stranger- who turns out to be her new partner!
Noah Kincaid loses his parents in a tragic fire that leaves him scarred inside and out. He’s raised by a great-aunt and is devastated when cancer takes her life. But vowing never to care about anyone again is hampered by his troublesome new partner and her son.
Will a Christmas miracle bring three lonely hearts the gift of love?

One of the recent reviews for the book

Robbie Cheadle  5.0 out of 5 stars  A delightful holiday romance December 18, 2019

Mistletoe Inn is a quick and enjoyable romance with a Christmas theme. I think the cover is very attractive and it certainly fitted this delightful story.

Recently divorced, Molly, is looking for a new start and snaps up an opportunity to help run Mistletoe Inn in the small town of Christmas. On the way to her new job, Molly and her five year old son, are caught in a blizzard and she ends up having an accident while trying to avoid hitting a deer on the road. Molly’s new partner at the inn, Noah, comes to her rescue and pulls Molly and Leo from the crash, fortunately, neither of them are seriously injured. Leo is a cute boy and quickly settles into life in his new home. It is not quite so easy for Molly, who is attracted to the moody and difficult Noah.

Noah has his own unfortunate history that he has never come to terms with and is certainly not looking for a relationship with a woman, but he is fascinated by the beautiful Molly who proves herself to be a competent and helpful business partner.

Can they overcome their pasts and embrace their good luck in meeting? You will have to read the book to find out.

A selection of of other books by Jacquie Biggar

Read all the reviews and buy the books : Amazon US

And: Amazon UK

Read more reviews and follow Jacquie : Goodreads

Connect to Jacquie via her website: Jacquie Biggar

If you are looking for a delightful short story collection Donkey Boy & Other Stories by Mary Smith is a wonderful read.

About the Collection

Shot through with flashes of humour the stories here will entertain, amuse, and make you think. Mary Smith’s debut collection of short stories is a real treat, introducing the reader to a diverse range of characters in a wide range of locations. A donkey boy in Pakistan dreams of buying luxuries for his mother; a mouth artist in rural Scotland longs to leave the circus; a visually impaired man has a problem with his socks; and a woman tries to come to terms with a frightening gift – or curse

A recent review for Donkey Boy and other Stories on Goodreads

The author takes readers on a journey to different time periods and different parts of the world. Yet these tales are tied together with threads of sorrow, loss, determination, and hope.

My favorites are Trouble with Socks, My Name is Anya, and The Thing in Your Eye. Other stand-outs are Accidents Happen and Donkey Boy. All the stories are wonderful—each one has its own appeal. I enjoyed the entire book.

Beautifully written, unique stories. A brilliant collection.

Also by Mary Smith

Read the reviews and buy the books: Amazon UK

And: Amazon US

Read more reviews and follow Mary: Goodreads

Connect to Mary: Mary Smith’s Place

A recent review for Stevie Turner and her latest thriller Examining Kitchen Cupboards

About the book

Jill Hayes discovers that not all is as it seems in her new post as a college examinations administrator. When she turns whistle-blower and tries to report her findings to the authorities, she is horrified to discover that some people will stop at nothing to ensure her silence.

For readers’ information: Although the characters and college are fictional, the actual exam question that sparked Jill’s nightmare is a genuine one from 1999.

One of the recent reviews for the book

Starting a new job is always fraught with tension, you worry whether you will be liked, and more importantly, are you able to convince them of your competence?

Jill Hayes is met with total disdain from her new superior, so when she questions something that doesn’t seem right, she is met with hostility on many levels.

If you discover something is wrong, could you be a whistle-blower, or would you hope that someone else would do it instead?

This story has it all, corruption and greed, and an interesting cast of fascinating and true to life characters. Although Examining Kitchen Cupboards is a work of fiction at its finest, you could be forgiven for thinking it seems far too real to be comfortable, and I’m sure some of it must be based on fact, which of course, makes it all the more chilling…

A small selection of other books by Stevie Turner

Read all the reviews and buy the books: Amazon US

And: Amazon UK

Follow Stevie Turner on: Goodreads

Connect to Stevie via her blog: Stevie Turner on WordPress

Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you will be leaving with a few books under your arm…thanks Sally.


42 thoughts on “Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Christmas Book Fair – Recent #Reviews – #Romance Jacquie Biggar, #Stories Mary Smith, #Thriller Stevie Turner

  1. I read Donkey Boy a while ago – something completely different to dip into. I have read several of Stevie’s books and she a variety if themes in her novels. This one promises to be very intriguing – I have met people who say they would never be a whistle blower again.

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