Sunday, 31 August 2014

Book Review: Paper Swans by Jessica Thompson

Title: Paper Swans
Author: Jessica Thompson
Publisher: Hodder
Publication Date: 31st July 2014


Ben Lawrence seems to have it all - the hot job, the flashy car, the luxurious apartment. But one tragic day in his past mars his future.

Since the events of that day he hasn't truly got close to anyone.

He made a promise that love was the price he would pay for his mistakes.

When Effy Jones - a bright, ambitious charity founder - walks into the PR firm where Ben works, neither realise that their lives are about to be turned upside down.

Paper Swans tells of how love can conquer all, and how when everything is broken one person can help to put the pieces together...

Wow......I fell in love with Paper Swans so much. Heartbreaking and Life Changing....

Being a big fan of Jessica Thompson's last two books This is a love story and Three Little Words, I couldn't wait to read Paper Swans. When I saw the was breath taking, beautiful and can easily stand out on shelves!
Paper Swans is about a bloke called Ben Lawrence who has it all, the hot job, the flashy car, the amazing luxurious apartment. But one tragic day in his past stops him moving in the future. He won't let him self get close to anyone, won't let himself fall in love or anything...Until he meets Effy Jones, a bright, ambitious charity founder who Ben will be working with part of his job to work with a charity and help them raise money for that charity... Ben and Effy don't realise their lives are going to be turned upside down.

I loved reading Paper Swans so so much, Jessica Thompson is an amazing writer who in this book has written about Mental Health which can effect everybody in different ways even if you try and cover it up, Mental Health is still going to be there. Jessica really approached the story so amazingly and you really will fall in love with the story. 

I loved the characters Ben and Effy so much, at first when I was reading about Ben I thought he seemed a right tool and bit obnoxious however reading more and more of the book, my views changed of Ben and realised he just wanted to find to love deep down but that tragic accident is still lodged in his mind...
Effy comes across a care free kind person who will do anything for the people in her charity which is just amazing the things she will do.
I don't want to give too much away of the story as you need to experience the emotions yourself while reading this book.
I adored Paper Swans so much and want everybody to go out and buy all 3 of Jessica Thompson's book as you won't want to miss out!

"5 amazing, loveable, beautiful, magical stars"
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Friday, 29 August 2014

Caz's review of "The patchwork marriage" by Jane Green

Jane green's writting is brilliant her books have you hooked from page 1. shes such a good author!

this book is about a couple Ethan and Andi who get married and andi takes on being step mum to Ethan's kids Emily and Sophia. Andi can not have any children herself so she looks to Ethan's kids as her own as the birth mother of his kids is an alcoholic.
Emily is a typical teenage girl that resents her dad for marrying Andi. She makes Andi's life difficult to the point where Andi nearly walks out on her marriage.
But something changes in Andi's life because of something that happens to Emily which changes things.

I loved all the characters in this book there wasnt one I didnt dislike. The book was so easily written and I couldnt put it down. I loved the ending aswell it was perfect thats why im giving it j***** stars I will definitely continue to read more from this author.


Wednesday, 27 August 2014

MissBookworm Reviews is turning 2!!

Save The Date people!!There will be 3 prizes up for grabs!xox

Book Review: Beyond Grace's Rainbow by Carmel Harrington

Title: Beyond Grace's Rainbow
Author: Carmel Harrington
Publisher: Harper Impulse
Publication Date: 14th November 2013

When young single mother Grace Devlin is diagnosed with cancer, her best chance of survival is to find a bone marrow transplant. But with her young son Jack to think about, and the return of his father Liam reminding her of feelings she’d thought she’d buried long ago, Grace refuses to give up hope just yet.
With the help of her friends she bravely embarks on a journey of discovery – one that will bring her from her home in vibrant Dublin to the unspoilt beauty of Wexford, where Grace must unravel a web of lies and deceit that has spanned over thirty years.


There has been so many people and bloggers who have been praising Beyond Grace's Rainbow so much, While i've been on my blogging break I had chance to read it. I knew i would need tissues at the ready!

We meet Grace who is a single mum to her little boy Jack but has a small group of friends who are so dear and love each other lots.Grace finds out she has cancer.....a huge bombshell which leaves Grace wanting to live life to the full. Liam Grace's ex and father to Jack comes back into their lives wanting to prove himself and prove his love to Grace and Jack.

I absolutely loved this book so so much, I cried, I laughed, I smiled and I cried again. The thing I loved about Beyond Grace's Rainbow is reading Grace's story and she is like a breath of fresh air sometimes while I was reading her story, you could also tell she was a very loved person by her friends. 

I loved every single character, I couldn't fault anybody. Tom and Gerry made me giggle a few times and Tara reminded me of how my friends act towards an ex! hehe.
Liam made my heart melt as I did feel quite sorry for him and you could clearly tell how much he wanted to prove to Grace how he had changed being a recovering alcoholic.

Beyond Grace's Rainbow is a big huge 5 stars from me for being a beautiful, sad, breath-taking and loveable book, which will make you realise how precious life is. 
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Friday, 22 August 2014

Caz's review of "paper towns" by John Green

Paper Towns by John Green

ok so ive read the fault in our stars and loved it so borrowed paper towns off a relative thinking I should give it a try even though most reviews weren't great!

its about a boy called quentin who fancies a girl called margo. They are neighbours and very good friends who play outside together since the age of 10. Quentin has 2 other good friends "radar" and "ben" they go to school with him and they hang out.
one evening margo wants Quentin to go on a trip with him to get her own back on people that have been mistreating her. They both go on this trip over night, but the next morning margo disappears although this is normal behaviour to her parents Quentin gets really worried. margo leads a trail of hints as to where shes been and where she might be. whether they find her or not you will have to read the book!

I got straight into the book on the first few pages which is a good sign. I thoroughly enjoyed the part where margo and Quentin go on a over night trip to "wind people up" she didn't get on with. I thought it was funny and had me hooked. However when margo disappeared thats when the story started getting repetitive and slightly boring. Although the characters were really well just seemed that Quentin just continued to check these "poems" out "maps" etc it was a continuous thing throughout the rest of the story I understand these were hints but it was constant!

I give this book *** stars because of this fact and also because I didn't like the ending at all! but it wont put me off reading more books from this author.


Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Caz's review of "The accidental wife" by Rowan Coleman

The accidental wife by Rowan coleman

This book is about two best friends in school Alison and Catherine. Catherine falls in love with an older guy called marc who turns up one day under a tree where catherine is sitting. Alison is very jealous of catherine and gets her own way and runaways with marc (not mentioning why as it will spoil it) and the girls dont see one another for 15 years.

15 years later alison and catherine both move on and have children of thir own. Alison with her husband Marc and their three children lived in london and catherine with her husband Jimmy and their two children live in Farmington. Marc decides he wants alison to move with him back to farmington to be nearer to catherine, despite knowing that catherine still lives there and she will have to face her at some point.

I loved both alison and catherine they had a great friendship and alison was quite a funny character. Catherine was married to Jimmy who alison fancied since school. so when they finally see one another thanks to kirsty (Catherines next door neighbour) it does seem a bit strange to the both of them but kirsty and her witty personality makes it easier for them.

I hated Jimmy's mum who spoke nastily about catherine and hated marc with a passion for how he treated Alison. however despite all that I thought the book was very well written took me a good 100 pages to get into it but once I was into it the pages were just turning. I shall definitely be reading more from Rowan Coleman. It gets a 4 **** rating from me as i would of liked to now what happened to marc at the end. but other than that is was great!


Book News: From Notting Hill with Four Weddings. . .Actually by Ali McNamara

Yep you guessed it....Ali McNamara is back again this year with a new novel in the Notting Hill Series...I am so over the moon and I am in love with the cover so much! it is beautiful and so excited to catch up with Scarlet and Sean.

Set in the world of all your favorite rom-coms, a gorgeously romantic new novel by the author of "From Notting Hill with Love . . . Actually"
Movie addict Scarlett O'Brien is finally living the jet-setting life she's dreamed of, but it all hangs by a shiny, golden thread. Flying between London and New York, running two businesses, and planning her wedding to handsome fiance Sean along with her best friends Oscar and Maddie--life couldn't be better.
Then Scarlett meets paparazzi darling Gabriella Romero, and life suddenly becomes even more extravagant and glamourous. But as she begins to experience the other side of being rich and famous, it's not only Scarlett's perfect wedding that's put in jeopardy, but her whole world.


Monday, 18 August 2014

Caz's review of "Geli Voyante's hot or not" by Elle Field

Geli voyante's hot or not by Elle Field

I got sent this book a while ago but haven't got round to reading it I really now wish I read it earlier it was fantastic!

Geli Voyante is a young girl in her early 20's who works for new news in a column article. she is single and has a lovely flat mate called Glinda. she fancies this man at work called theo who is drop dead gorgeous. They go on a a date together and Geli finds him mind blowing. however later on in the story you find out more about him. (not giving anything away!)

There is a character in the book that I absolutely hated!!! Her name was tiggy short for antigone. she is evil and absolutely hated Geli. She gets engaged to a very sexy man called Calvin who Geli fancies too. Both the girls have a lot of history together and it does get rather heated nearer the end when finding out some truths about Tiggy. I hated her!

The story kept me hooked from the first page to the last and I really didnt want it to end! The characters were very well written! Elle Field is a fantastic writer and needs to write alot more
books as she is a great author! a definite ***** stars from me! Throughly recommend!


Caz's review of "The longest holiday" by Paige Toon

The longest holiday by Paige Toon

wow is all I can say about this book. I've read most of paige toons books and not one has disappointed me yet and I doubt ever will. This book is about a married couple called laura and matthew. Matthew makes a terrible mistake that jeopardises their marriage. so laura goes on holiday with her friends marty and bridget.(they were funny characters throughout the book)

Whilst in America laura meets a american guy called leo and she falls for him. Whilst matthew is trying his best to get laura home. laura stays! well for 3 months and a tragedy strikes whilst back home in england. Throughout the book leo doesnt sound like he is keen on laura which I just wanted to scream at him despite matthew at home in england.

I wont spoil the story for everyone thats why this review is a short one as I would give too much away to people who haven't read this book and thats not fair however i loved every single character in this book even tessa (you'll know who she is when you've read the book!). could not put it down what so ever. really would like a sequel to this book. Again another ***** from me :-)


caz's review of "the runaway woman" by josephine cox

I have only read one other book called "three letters" by Josephine Cox and it was so good I thought id read another one of hers! And im really glad I did!

The book is about a mum of two Lucy Lovejoy who lives with her childhood sweetheart husband Martin. Lucy does a lot for her husband and he doesn't really appreciate it.
However martin has been caught having an affair (don't want to spoil it with whom) lucy catches them and runs away from them to take a walk and sits at a unused bus shelter for some space along the way she meets Dave and his sister Nancy.

shortly after there is two deaths in a short period of time (members of lucy lovejoys family). Due to Lucy Lovejoy going through a hard time she runs away. Whilst she runs away to a childhood holiday place she used to visit she bumps back into Dave there and things get steamy!

I really enjoyed this book. I loved all the characters in the book (apart from Paula, until I realised what she is really like, which is better than my previous judgement of her!)
This book definitely gets a ***** stars from me. I couldn't put it down I enjoyed it from start to finish another book josephine cox has written so well!


Sunday, 10 August 2014

MissBookworm Reviews is taking a break...

Hello to all my lovely readers, authors and blogger family, Missbookworm Reviews is taking a break....for 2 weeks. 

Yes a very hard decision as I love blogging but holding a full time job and sometimes I don't manage to blog posts on time and I get all flustered about it which is why I want to spend the 2weeks reading and catching up with my TBR pile and have fresh reviews for you all when I am back but also I have a few plans for my 2nd Blogiversary which I want to celebrate with you all. 
I'll still be chatting on Facebook and Twitter so never fear to come and say helloo!! :-) 

Missbookworm Reviews will be back on the 25th August!
So bye for now!!

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Claire Sandy's What Would Mary Berry do? Blog Tour

Today I am on the lovely Claire Sandy's new book What Would Mary Berry Do? Blog Tour. I am so happy to be part of this blog tour, For huge fans of the Great British Bake Off are going to love this so much!

Marie Dunwoody doesn't want for much in life. She has a lovely husband, three wonderful children, and a business of her own. Except, her cupcakes are crap. Her meringues are runny and her biscuits rock-hard. She cannot bake for toffee. Or, for that matter, make toffee.
Marie can't ignore the disappointed looks any more, or continue to be shamed by neighbour and nemesis, Lucy Gray. Lucy whips up perfect profiteroles with one hand, while ironing her bed sheets with the other. Marie's had enough: this is the year it all changes. She vows to follow - to the letter - recipes from the Queen of Baking and at all times ask 'What would Mary Berry do?'
Husband Robert has noticed that his boss takes crumb structure as seriously as budget sheets and so puts on the pinny: serious redundancies are on the horizon. Twins Rose and Iris are happy to eat all the half-baked mistakes that come their way, but big brother Angus is more distant than usual, as if something is troubling him. And there is no one as nosey as a matching pair of nine-year-old girls . . .
Marie starts to realise that the wise words of Mary Berry can help her with more than just a Victoria Sponge. But can Robert save the wobbling soufflé that is his career? And is Lucy's sweet demeanour hiding something secretly sour?

This book is just fantastic, you'll be drooling from all the mention of cakes throughout the book but you also follow Marie's family life and how she despises her neighbour Lucy Gray one minute and then they are friends the next.  I just love that Marie attempts to bake but she cannot bake for toffee but always wants to compete with Lucy, which doesn't always work out right..

I'm not much of a baker but I am a fan of The Great British Bake Off so the references from Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood was just great! Every Chapter Marie left me hungry and wanting to cake right away! I always love books with food or about food and WWMBD really stood out like Jenny Colgan's books do! I hope to see more of Claire Sandy's books in the future.

I loved all the characters so much, the emails from Angus to his "Soulmate" was just great...keeps you guessing until right at the end. Marie's twin daughters Rose and Iris are very mysterious girls but support their mother as much as they can. Marie's Husband Robert seemed such a great character and while reading when he was baking bread really had me drooling for the rolls...

What Would Mary Berry Do? isn't just about food but also about family,friendship, love and laughter. Deserves 4.5 stars for a fantastic read and foodies are going to love this book from start to finish.
Get buying this pretty book now!!
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