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Book Review: Valentine’s Day at The Star and Sixpence by Holly Hepburn.

Book Review: Valentine’s Day at The Star and Sixpence by Holly Hepburn.

I was looking for a short story or novella to read around Valentine’s Day. I found this, which is available FREE to download on Amazon now. Links below!


Fall in love at the Star and Sixpence this Valentine’s Day….
Love is in the air as sisters Nessie and Sam prepare for Valentine’s Day at their newly renovated pub, The Star and Sixpence. They have a star chef winging her way from London to cook a very special Valentine’s Day dinner, for all the couples in the village. 
But as sparks fly in the kitchen, will love bloom in The Star and Sixpence? A romantic short story, perfect for fans of Cathy Bramley and Scarlett Bailey. 

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My Thoughts:

This book was exactly what I was looking for – a cute short story based around Valentine’s Day. It’s based in a pub that is hosting a special Valentine’s evening. The book includes everything I love about short chick lit stories – Fun, romance, foodie descriptions and a great cover. (I know it shouldn’t make a difference, but it is a lovely cover isn’t it?).

The pub just sounds like somewhere I would love to visit to sit, enjoy a meal a drink and the company of the characters in this quaint pub based in Shropshire.

This short story shows a lovely example of the Author’s writing style, and has given me a taste for more of the same. I think there will be plenty more romance and fun to come from Nessie, Sam and The Star and Sixpence.

Download yourself for FREE today. 






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Have a lovely Valentine’s weekend Readers. 


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Posted by on February 14, 2016 in Books


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Book Review: Rescue Me, by Serena Bell.

Book Review: Rescue Me, by Serena Bell.

This is another Valentine Short story book that I downloaded. This is FREE on Amazon at the moment, so if you like the sound of it. Go get it!

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The Description:

Getting stood up on Valentine’s Day has taken Molly Mack places she never would have dared to go…

After Molly Mack’s deadbeat boyfriend dumps her on the most romantic day of the year, Molly finds herself pushed to the edge—and in a tight spot. The only rescuer for miles around is her grumpy, laconic—and piping hot—neighbor, Dave Jenkins. Before long, Molly and Dave have struck enough sparks to bring the fire department running. Now the question is, Does Molly still want to be rescued? Or is she exactly where she wants to be?

My Thoughts:

I did enjoy this book, the story was nice and it was a quick fun read. The characters were interesting, I liked the beginning where the main character Molly is so mad that she throws her shoe across the room, with the shoe ending up going out the window!

As, its a short story I won’t speak anymore of the plot. It won’t take you long to read it yourself. I liked the story, but there were parts in it that were a little too raunchy for me. I am a bit of a prude. I think if the raunchy parts were tamed down to just kissing, then I would have liked it more. This is totally personal taste, and if you don’t mind a little sex in your reading then this would be a great book for you.

I guess the cover is telling in the type of book that it was. However, the writing style was good, the story ran a good course and I would recommend the book if you like a little fizz in your reading.

Did you read this, or are you going to? Let me know what you thought.

Thanks for reading.



Posted by on February 15, 2015 in Books


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