Summer’s Runaway – Review

Summer’s Runaway by Rebecca L Marsh

Hallie ran away from home.

But what is she running from?

And, can she hide for the entire summer?

Three and a half years ago, Hallie had a happy home with a loving mother, a father she adored, and doting grandparents she loved to spend summers with. All of that changed when her father’s career in the Army took him to the Middle East where he was killed in action. Hallie never gave much thought to her mother’s angry insistence that her grandparents had pushed him into the Army. But his death caused that anger to seep into her heart. Nothing could convince her to forgive them or ever visit their island home again … or so she thought.

But when a threat arises at home that her mother refuses to believe is real, twelve-year-old Hallie finds herself running away from home to escape. She knows a safe place where she can hide, but she’ll have to go back to the island, regardless of her feelings.

Hallie doesn’t know how long she can stay hidden or if she will be forced to see her grandparents again, but it’s a risk she has to take. No matter what else happens, she will never forgive her grandparents for her father’s death and she can’t go home … not until the end of summer.

Summer’s Runaway is perfect for anyone who likes an emotional family drama that delves into, not just the lives of the characters, but also their hearts.


My Review

This is the second book in the Princess Island series and like the first book it did not disappoint. This story hooked me during the first few lines and I could not put it down. I read it in just a couple of evenings and I couldn’t wait to get back to it.

The characters are so well written and it was a joy to go back to the Island one more time where you can see and feel the scenery with every word.

Hallie is so upset at her father’s death that she blames her grandparents that she runs away to Owen’s garage and tries to stay hidden. The book is full of characters or mentions of them from the first book and it’s nice to hear updates about them. The ending will tear your heart out when Hallie finally opens up about the real reason she had run away.

This is definitely a book you want to read! You can get your copy on Amazon and I highly suggest you do!

5 Stars

Where Hope is Found

I read this wonderful book by Rebecca Marsh and I had to share with you.

About the book

One tiny moment in time can shatter your whole world.

A family beach vacation turns to tragedy and Marissa must find a way for her and her traumatized eight-year-old daughter, Maisy, to move forward and heal. But memories of what she lost surround her, threatening to take her to a dark place; a place she can never go again. 

When her brother extends an invitation for her and Maisy to move in with him on Princess Island, Marissa thinks it might just be the fresh start she needs. But can she really find hope and healing on an island surrounded by the same ocean that broke her heart?

Where Hope is Found is an emotional drama about love, loss, and healing.


My review

This book will tear your heart out and then slowly put all the pieces back together. My emotions were so wrapped up in the story, the tragedy and every character. It is so well written that I felt like I actually stepped into the skin of each of them at different points.

The story is a beautiful depiction of what a family encounters during a loss (or two) and how each person deals with their emotions in different ways.

The scenery and descriptions of the island and water are unmistakably incredible. The weather here is -24 with snow and yet while reading this book I felt the warm breeze of the island.

You cannot miss this one. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


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Hello! It’s been a while since my last review but here goes … 🙂


Tom Harper, a Vancouver Island realtor, has the client from hell, Ali Page, a beautiful and intelligent young lawyer returning from the mainland to take up a job with an island law firm. Trouble is there’s always something wrong with the properties Tom shows her, always a reason not to commit. Finally, after they find a condo she likes, he receives a text thanking him for his help. Ali signs off: I’m sad we won’t get to spend more time together. Often cold and withdrawn throughout their weeks of searching, Ali’s words seem strangely out of character.

The texts keep coming, increasingly incoherent and disturbing. What does Ali mean by: we have a special connection, and why on earth would she say: I’ll be here for you when you leave your wife? Happily married, Tom cannot understand why a woman not much older than his teenage daughter is suddenly obsessed with him. When he rejects Ali’s unsolicited advances, Tom soon discovers the sinister depths to which a delusional mind will sink to obtain what it wants. Isolated and seemingly abandoned by the police and legal system, this is the story of one man’s struggle to rescue his marriage, his family, and his sanity in the face of overwhelming psychological and physical torment.


This book is amazing! It’s a psychological thriller that takes a twist on stalkers.

Beautifully written, the Pacific Northwest practically jumps off the page. @martinbodenham has written a great story with characters that will stay with you long after you finish reading the book.

And the ending … you’ll never see it coming.

***** stars for this one, I highly suggest you pick it up!

Thanks @aquintillionreads for allowing me to review this amazing book

Review: Starting Over at the Vineyard in Alsace (Book 2) by Julie Stock

Starting Over at the Vineyard in Alsace: An uplifting, feel-good romance (Domaine des Montagnes Book 2) by [Julie Stock]

Back of the Book:

She’s proud, independent and about to be a single mum. Since his wife died, he’s become fiercely protective. Can they take another chance on love?

After being abandoned by her partner when she falls pregnant, Lottie Schell goes home to live on The Vineyard in Alsace determined to raise her child and to provide for them both without having to depend on anyone else.

Thierry Bernard is still dealing with his grief and guilt following the death of his wife two years earlier. He needs to move on from the tragedy of his past and to accept the truth of what happened.

When circumstances force Lottie and Thierry closer together and their attraction deepens, they both find it hard to compromise – and they’re both wary about trusting someone new with their heart.

Can Lottie and Thierry move on from their pasts, find a new beginning together and start over?

Escape to The Vineyard in Alsace with this romantic read set in springtime in the heart of this picturesque French wine region.


My Review:

This is a beautifully written book. As in the first in this series, the descriptions catapulted me right into the incredible scenery and made me feel as if I was there. I also love the use of French it brought out the authenticity of the story. The characters are wonderful and I found myself hoping for the best for everyone. I honestly couldn’t put this down and cannot wait for the next. This is a 5 star read and I highly recommend it.

Thank you to Aquintillion Reads for the opportunity to read and review this lovely book.

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Review: The Vineyard in Alsace by Julie Stock

Back of the book:

Is there really such a thing as a second chance at love?

Fran Schell has only just become engaged when she finds her fiancé in bed with another woman. She knows this is the push she needs to break free of him and to leave London. She applies for her dream job on a vineyard in Alsace, in France, not far from her family home, determined to concentrate on her work.

Didier Le Roy can hardly believe it when he sees that the only person to apply for the job on his vineyard is the same woman he once loved but let go because of his stupid pride. Now estranged from his wife, he longs for a second chance with Fran if only she will forgive him for not following her to London.

Working so closely together, Fran soon starts to fall in love with Didier all over again. Didier knows that it is now time for him to move on with his divorce if he and Fran are ever to have a future together. Can Fran and Didier make their second chance at love work despite all the obstacles in their way?


My Review:

This book was incredibly written. The characters were so well written you couldn’t help but feel every emotion, but the scenery! Oh my!! This story put me right in France! Almost instantly! I could practically smell the flowers and the wine 🙂 I highly recommend this book it is a 5 star read all the way with an ending that will make your heart sing!!

Of Magpies and Men by Ode Ray – Review

Back of the Book:

Can any good come of longings that a person can never satisfy? If so, good for whom?

Two corpses wash ashore in a picturesque Italian village, the violence that put them there is bound to a long-held secret and two strangers living worlds apart with seemingly nothing in common.
Benedict Grant a wealthy Londoner, leading a lonely life.
Marie Boulanger a nurse and single mum, struggling to make ends meet in Marseille.
However, a mother’s illicit revelation will set in motion a chain of events that will reshape their identities, stir poignant family affairs and delve into the by-products of lawless decisions.

With this domestic thriller, discover a captivating and moving story of impossible yearnings, weaving mystery and drama peppered with humour. A tale that will stay with you long after its final page and a twist you won’t see coming.


My Review:

This book hooked me in from the moment I started reading. The characters are so well written and the scenery is so magnificently detailed.

It’s a hauntingly beautiful story that I literally could not put down as I had to see what was coming next.

I’m not going to give anything away on this one – you seriously have to read it!

5 giant ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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