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Nurse’s One-Night Baby Surprise by Louisa George

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The trials of a modern family 
Following the death of his daughters mother and her getting into trouble with the police in London, Fraser and Lily have moved to the Lake District where Lily’s mothers best friend and Lily’s godmother Briana lives 
I liked Fraser as a character, he is a dedicated dad and he puts Lily first even though he does have trouble with her adjusting to their new life and being a teenager. He doesn’t want to be attracted to Briana but he can’t help it and with her he learns so much about himself and what he wants from life 
Briana has been hurt badly in the past and she has problems trusting people however she wants to build a relationship with Lily and make sure that she has a female influence in her life to support her and be there for her. She perseveres with Lily and I really liked this part of her character, she supports people to become better people through her work as a school outreach nurse and some of her anti bullying techniques sound like they could translate to the real world. Her trust issues and anger towards Fraser makes their relationship harder and although I understood the reasoning behind it, I still struggled at times with this part of her character. She wants to be safe and in control of her life which can be destructive behaviour but can also make her a stronger character as she begins to trust again 
I’m not going to lie, I found the premise of this book a little weird, Briana has a relationship with her dead best friends co-parent which felt a bit strange to me and made it harder for me to connect to the characters. However this book did catch my attention and I ended up reading it in one evening. The focus is on the relationships between Fraser, Briana and Lily, how things can change and how challenged can both draw you together but also force you apart 
I would recommend this book to those who enjoy a romance in a fabulous setting that focuses on the lives of the characters and how relationships evolve 
AM 🐾 x

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Christmas Under the Northern Lights by Annie O’Neil

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Audrey has come to Bourtree Castle, a Scottish island village, as a cover for the islands nurse, the doctor she works with is Cooper who grew up on Bourtree and doesn’t have the best memories of his time 
Audrey is running away from her life in London, she caught her fiancée cheating on her and knew she needed to get away and Scotland seemed a good choice. I loved how Audrey developed throughout the book to become more self confident and her care for her patients came through so strongly. She manages to find the space and time she needs to think about what she really wants in life. Although the story comes from Audrey and Coopers points of view you could feel the love the islanders have for her coming through and how they welcome her into their community 
Cooper also learns a lot about himself throughout the book and it allows his confidence to grow. He may have at times had a difficult past but the islanders accept him as their new doctor, although there are some teething problems on the way! I did struggle with Cooper at times, I think my main issue was his how much he kept bottled inside which affected him and made him at times a more difficult character to understand 
I loved the setting of this book, a remote island off of Scotland where the lack of light pollution allows the Northern Lights to shine through which felt magical and made me adore it even more. I think part of the appeal is actually the islanders themselves, the brought the setting alive and made the story work so well 
I would recommend this book to those who enjoy a romance where the main characters have to overcome emotional adversity but in an amazing setting which will keep you turning the page
AM 🐾 x

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Life Lessons by J.E.Rowney

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For fans of “Call the Midwife”, “Hard Pushed” or “This is Going to Hurt”.
Life Lessons is a new adult chick-lit medical drama, with splashes of clean romance.
Expect an unputdownable emotional page-turner that will take you deep into the life lessons of a student midwife.

Violet wants to be a midwife, but she has struggled with anxiety throughout her teenage years.

With her best friend Zoe at her side, she gets a place at University and starts training for her dream job.

Can she overcome her fears and find the self-confidence to make it through her first year?

Will Zoe’s romance with their housemate spell dating disaster?

Book one of the Lessons of a Student Midwife series.

This book is a prequel to Ghosted, the bestselling novel.

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This book is so well written that I had to keep reminding myself that it was fiction and not real!
Violet is in her first year at university training to be a midwife, she is living with her best friend Zoe who is training to be a teacher and Luke who is training to be an accountant 
Violet develops hugely in this book, she has massive anxiety attacks and is full of self doubt at the beginning but she learns how to manage things a lot better and how to become more confident in herself. It felt like her journey through the first year of training was the main catalyst for her self development
Zoe is so important to the story and without her Violet wouldn’t have changed so much and grown as a person. They are the type of best friends we all wish we had! 
The descriptions of Violets in placement training feels quite real and blurs the line between fact and fiction which can be difficult to do but which has been done so well in this book 
I would recommend this book to those who enjoy book featuring huge character development as well as some medical details 
AM 🐾 x

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Author Bio 

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J.E.Rowney spent several years in the cold Yorkshire hills, which brings the flavour of the moorland countryside into her work. She now lives in Dorset, and the sun and sea are slowly creeping in as influences.

“Charcoal”, her first novel, was published in 2012 to wide critical acclaim, and was a bestselling novel across the whole of Amazon within days of release.

Ms Rowney has recently been awarded the Dinesh Allirajah Writing Prize 2020.

Her third novel, “Ghosted”, was released in January 2020 and quickly also became a bestseller.

She spends lots of time writing in coffee shops, so if you see her, say hello.

Ms. Rowney says: “I always dreamed of being a writer, until I realised that I was. Then I started to write.”

You can find out more about JE Rowney on her website at jerowney.com, or follow @jerowneywriter on social media.

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The Bone Jar by S W Kane

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This book was so not what I expected but had me gripped totally
Set in an old asylum in London it starts with the murder of a nurse and looks into the secrets and lies that surround her and the building
The main characters are Connie, an archivist at an architectural drawings office and Lew Kirby, the main detective investigating the murder and Raymond, a former patient of the hospital who now lives in the grounds 
The main focus of the story is the secrets that surround the building and the people who used to be in it with the investigations that Lew and Connie conduct the conduit that allows the story to work. Without Raymond the story would have been odd and not flowed properly, he knows more about the building and its secrets but he has secrets of his own 
I will admit that some things I guessed but my guesses weren’t confirmed until much later on but the ending was a twist that I didn’t see coming! 
I would recommend this book to those who enjoy crime thrillers with so much intrigue that it could make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck (or at least it did mine!) 
AM 🐾 x

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New Year, New Guy by Angela Britnell

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Out with the old life, in with the new …

When Laura’s bride-to-be sister, Polly, organises a surprise reunion for her fiancé and his long lost American friend, Laura grudgingly agrees to help keep the secret. And when the plain-spoken, larger-than-life Hunter McQueen steps off the bus in her rainy Devon town and only just squeezes into her tiny car, it confirms that Laura has made a big mistake in going along with her sister’s crazy plan.

But could the tall, handsome man with the Nashville drawl be just what reserved Laura Williams needs to shake up her life and start something new?

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This book captured my attention and pulled me in with a lot of emotions being pulled this way and that
Laura is a nurse who has had her struggles with an abusive marriage and is still struggling to live her life how she wants to. She is a very clever person who has a huge amount of development throughout the story which makes her a much better person 
The person who develops most however is Hunter, he is still tormented by his past but meeting Laura turns things upside down
I’m not going to lie, if my sister asked me to babysit her fiancés American friend I think I would take it in a similar way that Laura did, total horror, she has to look after him and she agrees, taking him sightseeing and showing him the highlights of Dartmoor before she gets pulled back into work due to staff sickness
This story looks a lot at both Hunter and Laura’s pasts but also brings up questions that make you wonder what you would do in the situation. There are a lot of secrets buried and the way that they look at them and challenge them works really well and makes them as characters stronger 
I would recommend this book to those who enjoy stories of huge character development, emotional drama but also characters who you will fall in love with and will be backing
AM 🐾 x

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/New-Year-Guy-Deliciously-romantic-ebook/dp/B08426YQWD

Author Bio

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Angela grew up in Cornwall and returns frequently from her new home in Nashville, Tennessee to visit family and friends, drink tea and eat far too many Cornish pasties!

A lifelong love of reading turned into a passion for writing contemporary romance and her novels are usually set in the many places she’s visited or lived on her extensive travels. Thanks to over three decades of marriage to her wonderful American husband she’s a huge fan of transatlantic romance and always makes sure her characters get their own happy-ever-after.

She is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, the Romance Writers of America and the Music City Romance Writers.

If you’d like to find out more of what Angela gets up to (warning – this may include references to wine, chocolate and the hunky Aidan Turner) check out

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Cinderella and the Surgeon by Scarlet Wilson

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I absolutely loved this book! I was so engrossed that I managed to avoid travel sickness (a real issue lately) and nearly missed my station
Ester is an amazing character, she’s a dual trained nurse and midwife working in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She pushes through even when she isn’t feeling great and will fight for her little patients no matter what
Harry is a neonatal surgeon who is used to getting what he wants. He expects the best from himself and those around him and can be a bit sharp with people if he isn’t sure they are up to speed. He is also a Duke but he doesn’t overly act very upperclass or throw his money around
Ester tears strips off of Harry on his first day which is an amazing opening and which pulled me in so much that I was completely engrossed
This book looks at the value of families and how different people can have wildly different upbringings. There is also quite a bit of medical drama, some of which can be a bit graphic so if you hate that then it’s probably one to stay away from
I would recommend this brilliant book to those who enjoy a Cinderella type story with amazing characters and enough medical drama to keep you on your toes 
AM 🐾 x

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