iNostaligia Book Blitz @inostalgiauk @Lovebookstours

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Belle_Vue_front-squareFifteen years on from its original publication, The Changing Face of Manchester, Second Edition brings you up-to-date photographs of today’s modern Manchester. Shot as close to the original images as possible by photographer Justin Garner, you are able to see how much Manchester has changed over the decades through these side-by-side images.

Featuring fascinating stories by author Clive Hardy to accompany the stunning images, you can take home this little slice of Manchester history, and in years to come you will be able to look back and remember those days of old with fond memories.

around-manchester-1950s-cover-e1522217575779Around Manchester in the 1950s is a new 160 page paperback book featuring a unique collection of more than 200 unmissable photographs and memories from the Manchester Evening News Archives. Relive the great times of the 50s and share your memories with friends and loved ones.

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Around Manchester in the 1960s is a new 160 page paperback book featuring a unique collection of more than 250 unmissable photographs and memories from the Manchester Evening News Archives. Relive the great times of the swinging 60s and share your memories with friends and loved ones.

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There are many unmissable images from the Swinging Sixties in Clive Hardy’s brilliant book Around Liverpool and Merseyside in the 1960s.

 

 

around-manchester-1970s-coverAround Manchester in the 1970s is a new 160 page paperback book featuring a unique collection of more than 300 unmissable photographs and memories from the Manchester Evening News Archives. Relive the great times of the 1970s and share your memories with friends and loved ones.

around-newcastle-and-tyneside-1970sThe 180+ images, many never published before, come from the fantastic archive of the Newcastle Chronicle and Journal, and the Daily Mirror. The majority capture the life and times of Newcastle during the decade, and there are others showing wider Tyneside. Along with the text, they give a taste of what it was like to live in the region during that unique period.

Changing_Faces_Cover-squareFifteen years on from its original publication, The Changing Face of Manchester, Second Edition brings you up-to-date photographs of today’s modern Manchester. Shot as close to the original images as possible by photographer Justin Garner, you are able to see how much Manchester has changed over the decades through these side-by-side images.

Featuring fascinating stories by author Clive Hardy to accompany the stunning images, you can take home this little slice of Manchester history, and in years to come you will be able to look back and remember those days of old with fond memories.

You can purchase all these wonderful books in the iNostalgia store.

https://inostalgia.co.uk/

Monday

What Are you reading?

🌺 Hello

and welcome to my little corner, It’s a beautiful day here in the Sunshine state. I have finished a few books this past week, so I thought I would share them with you.  And now on the post.

It’s an opportunity to visit and comment and er… add to your groaning TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started on J Kaye’s blog and then was hosted by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn here at The Book Date.  So I thought I would try it and see if I could keep up with it and share what I am reading and planning on reading.

What I read last week: 

 

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Introducing DI Laura Kesey…

Harry Gilmore has no idea of the terrible danger he faces when he meets a beautiful girl in a local student bar. Drugged and abducted, Harry wakes up in a secure wooden compound deep in the Welsh countryside, where he is groomed by the leaders of a manipulative cult, run by the self-proclaimed new messiah, known as The Master.

When the true nature of the cult becomes apparent, Harry looks for any opportunity to escape. But as time passes he questions if the master’s extreme behaviour and teachings are the one true religion.

With Harry’s life hanging by a thread, a team of officers, led by Detective Inspector Laura Kesey, investigate his disappearance. But will they find him before it’s too late?

You Can Purchase it HERE

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The instant New York Times Bestseller (January 2018)!

“A fiendishly smart cat-and-mouse thriller” ―New York Times Book Review

“Buckle up, because you won’t be able to put this one down.” ―Glamour

“Jaw dropping. Unforgettable. Shocking.” ―Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“The best domestic suspense novel since Gone Girl.” ―In Touch Weekly

When you read this book, you will make many assumptions.
You will assume you are reading about a jealous ex-wife.
You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement – a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love.
You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle.
Assume nothing.

Twisted and deliciously chilling, Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen’s The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage – and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.

Read between the lies.

You can purchase it HERE

Ghosted By:  Rosie Walsh51zTxZpXpTL._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_

Seven perfect days. Then he disappeared. A love story with a secret at its heart.

When Sarah meets Eddie, they connect instantly and fall in love. To Sarah, it seems as though her life has finally begun. And it’s mutual: It’s as though Eddie has been waiting for her, too. Sarah has never been so certain of anything. So when Eddie leaves for a long-booked vacation and promises to call from the airport, she has no cause to doubt him. But he doesn’t call.

Sarah’s friends tell her to forget about him, but she can’t. She knows something’s happened–there must be an explanation.

Minutes, days, weeks go by as Sarah becomes increasingly worried. But then she discovers she’s right. There is a reason for Eddie’s disappearance, and it’s the one thing they didn’t share with each other: the truth.

You can purchase it HERE

A Mother’s Lie By:  Jo Crow51VOes5K14L._SY346_

When her child’s life is at stake, a mother will do anything to save him.

Clara McNair is running out of time to save her son, James. When the two-year-old is diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer, only an experimental treatment can save his life. She desperately needs money to pay for the surgery, but she’ll have to travel back to the site of her darkest memories to get it.

Clara has escaped the demons of her youth—or so she thinks. It’s been ten years since the mysterious disappearance of her parents. Widely suspected of murdering her mother and father, Clara fled west to start a new life. Now, a documentary film crew is offering cold, hard cash—enough to pay for James’s treatment—in exchange for the sordid secrets of her past.

With no other choice but to delve into a long-ago tragedy, Clara must unravel the lies surrounding that terrible night. Facing hostile gossip, Clara is fighting to clear her name and learn the truth about what really happened. But how far will she go into the dark to save her son—and herself?

NOTE: Books in the ‘Secrets of Suburbia’ Series can be read as standalones, but are linked by common themes of motherhood, suburbia not being as safe as you think, and how the perfect, sanitized version of life that people often show is far from the truth. Gripping stories with shocking twists just a click away.

You can purchase it HERE

What I am reading now: 

One Among Us By: Paige Dearth41Cs3lhDrML._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_

A kidnapped girl is forced into human sex trafficking

Eleven- year-old Maggie Clarke is abducted from her loving family and thrust into the indescribably horrific and largely unknown underworld of human sex trafficking. In captivity, Maggie’s life turns into a nightmare most children couldn’t imagine. When Maggie isn’t being sold to clients, she focuses on caring for Seth, a young boy who was also abducted

With the help of Detective Rae Harker, the Clarkes’ frantically search for their daughter. Haunted by his own demons, Detective Harker vows to find Maggie–dead or alive

Years after Maggie is abducted, a strange man approaches her with a dangerous proposition and she risks everything to break free of the network of unsavory characters that control her. Not even she can know how far she will go to get even with the people who ruined her life

An unforgettable story of courage and survival, One Among Us serves as an eye-opening reminder that horrible things can happen to anyone–it’s how people deal with their circumstances that matters

**WARNING** 18+ Readers Only. Graphic content and subject matter. (This is a standalone novel)

You can purchase it Here

Up next:  Leaving my options open

Have a great Monday everyone and happy reading

 

Six For Sunday Books You Would Give As Gifts

I follow a blogger caller Megabunny Reads and came across six for Sunday, so I thought I would give it a try.

Six for Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by A Little But a Lot. Check out the link for the list of upcoming prompts!!!

This week’s prompt is: Books You Would Give as Gifts.

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I Can Only Imagine: A Memoir By:  Bart Millard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Like Follow Kill By: Carissa Ann Lynch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Single By:  K.L Slater

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friend Request:  By:  Laura Marshall41GbEcKPiyL._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_

After Anna By: Lisa Scottoline

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The Date By Louise Jensen

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I love getting books, and I love to give books as gifts. What books would you love to give as gifts?!

 

 

Bookmas 2019

Hi friends!

I can not believe it is already December. This year has flown by so fast! December 1st started Bookmas, which I am so excited to participate in this year!  I am a few days late.   I follow (from Cover to Cover. I thought this would be fun and keep track of my December reading, so expect lots of content from me this month! Bookmas takes place all of December, and it was created by the lovely Hailey from Hailey in Bookland. Here is her announcement video to give you an idea of what Bookmas is if you’d like to participate!

Bookmas Announcement

Also, here is her December TBR video for the first day of Bookmas!

December TBR

Let’s get into Bookmas! Here is my TBR for December as of right now!

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The Wife Between US

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I have wanted to read this as I heard so many good reviews.  I have started it and so far its a great read.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sometimes I Lie

 

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I Love this author and cannot wait to start this one in the month of December.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This book was recommend to me, so I thought I would give it a try.  This is the first that I have heard of this author.

 

 

 

 

 

I do have a few more to add to my TBR for the month. I will share with you all on my next Bookmas post.  What do you plan to read for December?

Thanks for reading!

Rochelle

First Line Friday

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

Nellie couldn’t say what woke her.  But when she opened her eyes, a woman wearing her white lacey wedding gown stood by the foot of her bed, looking down at her.

Nellie’s throat closed around a scream, and she lunged for the baseball bat leaning against her nightstand.  Then her vision adjusted to the grainy dawn light and the pounding of her heart softened.

She let out a tight laugh as she realized she was safe.

Are you ready to find out what it is?

The Wife Between Us

The Girl in White: a chilling psychological thriller

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A chilling new psychological thriller from an internationally bestselling author

Introducing DI Laura Kesey…

Harry Gilmore has no idea of the terrible danger he faces when he meets a beautiful girl in a local student bar. Drugged and abducted, Harry wakes up in a secure wooden compound deep in the Welsh countryside, where he is groomed by the leaders of a manipulative cult, run by the self-proclaimed new messiah, known as The Master.

When the true nature of the cult becomes apparent, Harry looks for any opportunity to escape. But as time passes he questions if the master’s extreme behaviour and teachings are the one true religion.

With Harry’s life hanging by a thread, a team of officers, led by Detective Inspector Laura Kesey, investigate his disappearance. But will they find him before it’s too late?

You can purchase it HERE

  • Print Length:212 pages
  • Publisher:Bloodhound Books (September 4, 2019)
  • Publication Date:September 4, 2019

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About John Nicholl

John Nicholl, an ex-police officer, child protection social worker and lecturer, is the award-winning, Amazon # 1 bestselling author of 8 darkly psychological suspense thrillers.
John’s books are set in the UK and have a strong Welsh flavour. He began writing after leaving his job heading up child protection services for Carmarthenshire.

John’s English language books are published by leading independent crime and thriller publisher – Bloodhound Books.

My Review

I was in between books and I started searching on Kindle unlimited to see what I could find.  I love psychological thrillers and this one caught my eye.  It’s the first that I have read from this author and it won’t be my last.

In John Nicholl’s latest book, The Girl in White, he touches on a subject that is different than the typical psychological thriller….cults. It was a very engaging and different book.

Harry is going through a break-up. As he is drowning his sorrows is a local bar, a beautiful woman approaches. Immediately grabbing his attention, she lures him with her beauty and they end up planning future dates. Before he realizes what is going on, he is drugged and wakes up in a very unfamiliar place.

And then there is the Master, he jumps and they ask how high?  They believe all that he tells them.

This book was fascinating! I am giving it 5 stars.  And I will be looking for more from this author.

The Unlikeliest Back Packer By: Kathryn Barnes

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Blurb

You reach a certain age. You have a lifestyle many would envy. Still, something doesn’t feel right. Life has become routine. You sense there is more out there to experience and explore with an urge gnawing away inside to do something different. But what? Before you know it, plans have snowballed – you’ve quit your city job and flown to America to begin life living in the wilderness, walking hundreds of miles with no income. ‘The Unlikeliest Backpacker’ chronicles a British couple’s absurd journey as aspiring long-distance hikers. With Canada hundreds of miles away, they must learn to backpack and survive on the famous Pacific Crest Trail. How hard can it be? Kathryn Barnes’ entertaining memoir proves you don’t have to be special, or an experienced adventure junkie to put your life on hold, disconnecting from the modern world. Pushing personal boundaries beyond the predictability of daily routine can have surprising consequences.
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Buy Link 

https://amzn.to/2MV1N9j

  • Paperback:320 pages
  • Publisher:Hornet Books Ltd (February 1, 2019)

AUTHOR BIOG

 Aspiring writer, entrepreneur… adult. The one vocation Kathryn has successfully nailed so far is Daydreamer. Her varied ambitions and overall life trajectory has taken a bit of a turn of late. A born-and-bred Londoner, Kathryn is discovering there is more to life than the corporate rat race. It began with a six-month trip through South America whetting her travelling wanderlust, which led to the decision to quit her job as a management consultant.

More recently she upped the adventure ante, swapping city life for the wilderness,  on an ambitious walk hundreds of miles along America’s Pacific Crest Trail. The plan raised eyebrows from all who knew her – an uncharacteristic leap for a girl who refuses to sleep on the floor. The results were both brutal and awe-inspiring.

Kathryn has never been an ‘outdoorsy’ person. But the simple, reflective, time spent in the natural environment left a deep imprint. She still (reluctantly) resides in London, but the mountains are calling. She may even camp again. Someday.

You can follow Kathryn Barnes on Social Media

http://www.ALifeToWander.com

www.instagram.com/a_life_to_wander/

My Thoughts

A good read about Hiking from Northern California through to Canada.  This is not my normal style of reading, but I am opened to new read.

This book is about The Unlikeliest Backpacker describes an epic adventure. Kathryn Barnes and her husband, Conrad Nicholas, decide to abandon their one bedroom flat in London and head for the great outdoors. They plan to hike the 935 miles from northern California, through Oregon and Washington, to the Canadian border – all along the Pacific Crest Trail (a sort of path that varies in quality, and varies in altitude from sea level to 7,000 feet).

Both Kathryn and her husband endure challenges along the way and share their experience with others that they meet along the way and with the readers.  Although this not something that I would do, but I really enjoyed reading this and learning more about their adventures.  Congrats to Kathryn and her husband for completing this epic adventure and thanks for sharing your adventure with those who have read this book.

Thanks to Love Books Group, Kathryn and the publisher for the advance ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

@HornetBooks

#KathrynBarnes

@LoveBooksGroup  

Wrap Up For November

Wow where did the month of November go.  Here is December and almost the end of the year.  I am so happy to say that November was a great ready month.  I read 5 books, lets take a look at everything I read this month.

Dead In Venice By: Fiona Leitch

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Bella Tyson is a famous 40-something crime writer suffering from writer’s block ever since a bitter divorce two years before. When a fan offers her the use of an apartment in Venice, Bella jumps at it, hoping a change of scene will have her writing again. Once there, she soon meets Will, a charming Englishman, who shows her around the city.

Enchanted by both Will and her new surroundings, Bella decides to write a supernatural murder mystery and begins researching local legends and the city’s more sinister side, including an illicit visit to the island of Poveglia, spooky former home of Venice’s asylum. Soon Bella uncovers more than she has bargained for and finds herself enmeshed in a series of gruesome real-life murders that uncannily mirror the legends she is researching.

As she and Will join forces to investigate, real life and local lore merge disconcertingly – for nothing in Venice turns out to be what seems, including Will….

The Woman Behind Her By:  Anna Willett

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When schoolteacher Jackie Winter inherits her beloved aunt’s house, she discovers that her close relative had been keeping a terrible secret.

As Jackie is drawn into her aunt’s past, all that was certain begins to fray. But she is destined to not experience this alone. Someone is watching her every move.

Then, there is a murder near the house. A cruel killing. Suddenly Jackie finds herself in the frame.

Trying to keep one step ahead of the police, Jackie turns her attention once more to the past, now certain there’s a link between her aunt’s secrets and the shadowy figure that plagues not only her days but also her nightmares.

THE WOMAN BEHIND HER is a spellbinding psychological thriller that will keep you up all night.

Anna Willett is the author of several thrillers. She explores how strong women react to difficult situations. If you are looking for a page-turner full of suspense, look no further.

Shadows From The Past By:  Helen Pryke

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My brother and I had our future all mapped out. Until that fateful night destroyed it. Now those responsible must pay.

When Maggie receives an anonymous letter, she realises she’s being stalked. The only connection is a Hampshire gang she helped put in prison thirteen years earlier. As the stalking intensifies, Maggie suspects everyone around her. Even those she loves.

Maggie becomes more and more paranoid, unable to trust anyone, while one by one the gang members are involved in a series of horrifying attacks. Someone from her past is out for revenge, and Maggie is next…

Like Follow Kill By:  Carissa Ann Lynch

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…who can you trust?

My brother and I had our future all mapped out. Until that fateful night destroyed it. Now those responsible must pay.

When Maggie receives an anonymous letter, she realises she’s being stalked. The only connection is a Hampshire gang she helped put in prison thirteen years earlier. As the stalking intensifies, Maggie suspects everyone around her. Even those she loves.

Maggie becomes more and more paranoid, unable to trust anyone, while one by one the gang members are involved in a series of horrifying attacks. Someone from her past is out for revenge, and Maggie is next…

Descent To Hell By Nic Parker

51Vz3BfBMRLA man forced to enter mankind’s most feared territory … a child dragged into the underworld!
When Charlie Ward’s beloved niece is kidnapped by an atrocious demon he has to find the secret gateway into the one place every human wants to stay away from: Hell!
Armed only with courage and determination Charlie has to survive in a forbidding place filled with despair and anguish. He must face challenges no mortal should ever have to undergo that threaten to destroy his very soul.

 

 

 

How many books did you read?  I would love to hear from you.

Vile Blog Tour

 

Today I am excited to share the Book Blog Tour of The Vile

Elianor Paine is a Magistrate of the Peace in the Kingdom of Trist and a republican secret agent. She has 6 days to subvert her investigation, supplant war-hero Lord Vile, then coerce his adult children to start a revolution, before her masters discover the truth and have her killed. Just how far is she willing to go? And can she change the world without changing herself?

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Buy Link 

https://amzn.to/2qNDyll

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Keith Crawford is a retired Navy Officer, a disabled veteran, a Doctor of Law & Economics, a barrister, a stay-at-home Dad, and a writer. He has written for collections of scholarly works, academic journals, and newspapers including The Economist. He has had more than thirty plays recorded or produced for stage, been listed in a variety of short story competitions (in spite of his hatred of short stories), and runs a radio production company, www.littlewonder.website, which regularly runs competitions promoted by the BBC to help find, develop and encourage new writers.

In 2014 he was lecturing at Sciences Po in Paris and negotiating a contract to write a book on banking regulation, when he and his wife discovered to their delight that they were due to have their first child. Rather than writing more work that would only be read by his poor students, and then misquoted by politicians, he decided he would do his bit to stick his fingers up at the patriarchy and stay home to look after his own kids rather than the grown-up kids of rich people. Two more children swiftly followed. Keith has discovered that if you recite Stick Man backwards you get the lyrics to AD/DC’s Highway to Hell.

This (looking after the kids, not satanic rites with Stick Man) allowed him to support his wife’s career, which appears to be heading for the stratosphere, and also gave him the space to write about swordfights and explosions. And spaceships. All of which are more fun than banking regulation. As an extension to his work in radio production, he set up his own small press, and his first novel, Vile, is due to be published in December 2019. More novels will swiftly follow, like buses in countries that don’t privatise the bus companies.

I would like to thank @LoveBooksTours, @keithcrawford77  for including me on the Blog Tour of his book.  Order your copy today.

 

 

Just curious here

if you could get 1 book for Christmas what would it be?

Mine would be

The Empty Nest: An unputdownably gripping psychological thriller

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Sometimes we can’t see what’s right in front of us, Kat. Everyone has secrets, even the people we love, the people we live with…’

Kat remembers the days when her only daughter Amy wouldn’t leave her side. Amy was the baby who cried when you walked out of the room, the toddler who was too shy to speak to strangers, the small child who clung to Kat’s legs in the school playground.

But now Amy is grown up, and Amy is gone – to university in a town several hours away. Kat’s house – which once felt too full, too noisy, too busy – is deathly quiet, and Kat awaits the daily phone call to tell her that her beloved daughter is thriving and happy.

Until the day Amy doesn’t call, sending Kat into a panic. Her husband and friends say she’s being paranoid – surely Amy is just out, having fun? But Kat feels sure something is very wrong – she knows her daughter, and she would never just disappear.

As the hours turn into days, her fears are confirmed: Amy is missing. But there are secrets about her daughter that Kat doesn’t know about yet. And the truth about Amy’s whereabouts may be closer to home than Kat could ever imagine…

A gripping and suspenseful psychological thriller with more twists and turns than a rollercoaster and an ending that will blow readers’ minds. Fans of The Wife Between UsThe Girl Before and Gone Girl will be gripped by this unputdownable story about a mother’s obsessive love for her child.

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Sue Watson was a TV Producer at the BBC until she wrote her first book and was hooked.

Now a USA Today bestselling author, Sue has written fifteen novels – many involving cake – which have been translated into several languages and involved tough ‘cake research.’ Sue is now exploring the darker side of life with her thrillers OUR LITTLE LIES, THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR, and THE EMPTY NEST. Writing in this new genre doesn’t involve the deep research of baked goods and Sue’s hoping the change in direction will be reflected on the weighing scales.

Originally from Manchester, Sue now lives with her husband and teenage daughter in Worcestershire where much of her day is spent writing – okay, procrastinating, eating and watching ‘My 600lb Life,’ on the sofa.

You can follow Sue on Social Media

Sue’s website; http://www.suewatsonbooks.com/

Sue would love to meet you on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/suewatsonbooks

Follow Sue on Twitter @suewatsonwriter

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Rochelle