The Longest Farewell Blog Tour

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When Nula’s husband James, a British documentary filmmaker, becomes forgetful they put it down to the stress of his work. But his behavior becomes more erratic and inexplicable, and he is eventually diagnosed as suffering from Picks Disease, an early onset and aggressive form of dementia. Suddenly their lives change from comfortable middle-class creatives through inexplicable behaviour, the shock of diagnosis, coping with the ongoing illness, not coping with the illness, to the indignities of care home life. <br<br> The Longest Farewell is a moving description of James utter mental and physical deterioration, and the effect that it had both on him and on the people from whom he was involuntarily retreating, particularly Nula. Her life is completely taken over by James illness: her frustration at trying to cope, her guilt at having to hand over his care to professionals in England, are just part of her at times harrowing story.

With James in care and left with seemingly little to do but wait for his death, Nula meets Bonnie, another resident at the care home suffering from the same condition. In turn she meets Bonnie’s husband, the broadcaster John Suchet and the similarity of their positions becomes a bond between them. After the deaths of James and Bonnie, and some guilt-induced false starts, Nula’s story takes a bitter-sweet turn: they become partners, and eventually marry. The Longest Farewell is a heartfelt yet inspiring account of dealing with dementia, and of unexpectedly finding a happy ending.

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Nula Suchet was born in Ireland, part of a large family. After a difficult early life she became an interior designer who worked internationally in the UK, Europe and the US. Now retired, she lives in London with her husband, the broadcaster John Suchet, who she met in the care home where their spouses were being cared for with dementia. Her book, The Longest Farewell, on dealing with her husband’s dementia and the heartbreak that came with it is available now.

My Review:

This is my second time of reading a book that dealt with this disease.  It is sad to read and learn that there really isn’t much a love one can do except just to be there for their loved one.  I am not sure how I would handle this, or even if I could do all that she did for her husband before she had to get outside help.

There were times that this book had me in tears.  I am glad that Nula met another person going through the same as her and that they became friends and eventually finding happiness again in her life.  This was a great book.  Thank you to Kelly at Love Books Tours for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour, for the promotional material and a free copy of the book. This is my honest review.


Happy Thursday

Hello Hello book lovers and welcome back to my little corner.  I hope that everyone is having a great day.  Its cloudy and raining here today in the Sunshine state, which we need and its way better than the cold weather we were having.  And now on to my review of ……..

SAY YOU LOVE ME (Eva Rae Thomas Mystery Book 4)


Former FBI-profiler Eva Rae Thomas is back and embedded in a true nightmare reaching deep into her own family.

What would you do if your brother was accused of a horrible crime, and you were certain he didn’t do it?

Life is not done throwing Eva Rae Thomas curveballs.

A phone call turns her life upside down – once again. The call is from her father, the man she hasn’t seen in thirty-six years, not since he kidnapped her sister in a supermarket.

Now, he is back in Florida, and he needs her help. Her younger brother – who she didn’t know existed – has been arrested on Amelia Island. The boy is in a coma after being shot by an officer during the incident. But his father doesn’t believe the police, and he asks for Eva Rae’s help to prove it.

At the same time, a serial killer is planning one of the most horrific mass killings in history.

Will Eva Rae find it in her heart to help her father after what he did to her? Will facing him again set her free or pull her under?

SAY YOU LOVE ME is the fourth book in the Eva Rae Thomas Mystery Series and can be read as a standalone.

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  • Print Length:418 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN:1080962824
  • Publisher:BUOY MEDIA; 1 edition (September 30, 2019)
  • Publication Date:September 30, 2019

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My Thoughts:

Wow Wow and wow, I am loving this series and her books.

Another Willow Rose thriller in the Eva Rae Thomas series. Eva Rae is now ex FBI. Her brother, who she did not know she had, was shot while holding an assault rifle in the school cafeteria. Her father says Adam would never shoot anyone. A number of missing and dead as Eve fights against local law enforcement. The local police do not see the total picture. This is a thriller and a page turner.

I am really loving this series, but I only have one left to read.  But thank goodness she has others.  So On to the last of this series Let Me Go. 

 Thanks for stopping by and happy reading everyone!!

Until next time



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The Final TrailThe Final Trail By:  A. A. Abbott Book Review


Family feuds just got bloodier… A gripping thriller, and a great story of death, revenge and vodka.
To save glamorous Kat White’s life, Ben Halloran killed his gangster father. Now his brother wants to even the score.

The gripping Trail series of British crime thrillers reaches its dramatic conclusion in this compelling page-turner.

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About AA Abbott

Who doesn’t love a cracking crime story, full of twists?

I’m British crime thriller writer A.A. Abbott – known to friends as Helen – and I believe a good read is one of life’s greatest pleasures.

I write fast-paced suspense thrillers set in the British cities of London and Birmingham.

I would like to thank, the publisher and author for an ARC copy of this book.

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My Review

This is the first book that I have read by this author and its #5 in the series, but I found it easy to read as a stand-alone, although you do miss out a little on the back story; but I didn’t have a problem catching up with getting to know the characters, I felt it was easy to catch up, I will be looking into ready the first one at least.  There are several main characters in this book, I loved how they were all used in this book.

Set in Birmingham.

Kat is the creator of Starshine Vodka and is in a business partnership with Marty, a shrewd businessman.

 Erik is Kat’s brother and is researching a cancer cure, he is also in a business partnership with Marty.

 Ben, who had shot and killed his gangster father, who had been planning on killing Kat, is in love with Amy, Eric’s girlfriend. Ben’s brother, Jon, wants revenge for his father’s death, but he’s in prison….!

 The story is a family drama, with plenty of action. There’s family betrayals, lies, love, politics and corporate dealings all set against the background of Vodka production. A fast paced, twisty, gripping and thoroughly entertaining read.  And who doesn’t have family drama in their family.  I can honestly say there is some in my family.

I loved the authors’ style of writing, and I will be looking for more from this author.

Thank you to Kelly at Love Books Tours for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour, for the promotional material and a free copy of the book. This is my honest review.

Waves Break (on Unknown Shores) By: Barry Litherland


Past events cast shadows you can’t outrun. Wayne and Phil knew that better than anyone, after Stevie died, way back when they were children. A pebble dropped in a pool. Ripples spreading outwards. Who knew where they would end?


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  • Publisher:Bleaknorth Publishing (August 16, 2019)
  • Publication Date:August 16, 2019

 Author Bio

Holiday May Grimsby, D and G etc (121) Barry Litherland 

is an author living and working in the far north of Scotland, not far from John O’Groats. He writes in a variety of genres but has achieved greatest success with his recent crime and paranormal crime thrillers, Waves Break on Unknown Shores, The Hand of Ronan Hawke and Turbulence. He is an avid reader and loves classical novels, modern literary fiction and self-published books. When he’s not writing or reading, he likes photography, at an amateur level, cycling, and walking the mountains and coastlines of the Northern Highlands. Some of his photographs are shared on his website

After a successful and rewarding career in primary education, he now considers writing his new vocation and writes a new book each year. He has two new novels awaiting proofreading prior to publication and – a new venture – two Middle-Grade children’s novels (for 8-12-year-olds.)

He is married to Susie, has three children, a grandson, Harry, and two springer spaniels, Ziggy and Daisy.

My Review:

I would like to thank and the publisher for an ARC copy of this book

This is the first book that I have read by this author, and I am sure that it won’t be my last.

Phil and Wayne share a bond of friendship that was forged through the loss of a mutual childhood friend. Twenty years have passed, and Wayne’s troubled brother Tyrone returns, stirring up memories from the past and exposing them to danger. In this fast-paced thriller, Litherland combines well-fleshed out characters with page-turning suspense that keeps readers engaged until the very end.

Paced perfectly, both in terms of mystery and writing, with just enough tension building to keep the reader turning to the next chapter, wanting to know more. A well-constructed mystery and well-written.






NEVER EVER (Eva Rae Thomas Mystery Book 3) By Rose Willow

51m6RMChVYLFormer FBI profiler Eva Rae Thomas returns in Willow Rose’s most nail-biting thriller yet.

Ex-agent Eva Rae Thomas is on the run. The past month she has done things she never knew she was capable of while hunting for her kidnapped daughter.

Eva Rae has risked everything,

-her career,

-her newfound love,

-her freedom.

She’s looking for the man they call the Iron Fist. The trail has led her to Miami.

Meanwhile, Miami is under attack. Hundreds of passengers in the Metrorail are exposed to a deathly nerve gas on a peaceful Monday morning. When Eva Rae Thomas sees her daughter on the surveillance footage from the attack, she knows it is no coincidence. But by the time she uncovers the chilling truth of how it is all connected, it might be too late.

NEVER EVER is the third book in the Eva Rae Thomas Mystery Series and can be read as a standalone.  

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  • Print Length:357 pages
  • Publisher:BUOY MEDIA (August 25, 2019)
  • Publication Date:August 25, 2019

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My Review:

WOW and Double Wow.  Awesome read!

OMG! This story keeps you enthralled until the very end! I couldn’t put the book down despite needing to rise early the next day… JUST one MORE chapter… right? Hmmm… nope, I needed to finish a few more chapters before turning in for the night!

What can I say about this story? (Don’t worry, no spoilers here!) The author starts out with a couple of interesting scenes; she goes nice and slow… and then… The story rockets from there! We are drawn in with the action, wondering who could do such a thing! She tells the story in such a way that you are

drawn in and feel right along with the characters. Eva Rae’s anger, dear, and disgust… her daughter’s fear and drive to survive until she can either escape or be rescued… her sister’s pain for bringing the cause of the situation near the family… her boyfriend’s love, fear, and desire to protect her… The way the story unfolds tugs at your emotions and won’t let go!  This is definitely a great book and I am giving it 5 stars.   Now I am on to book #4 Say You Love Me, I see less sleep in my next couple of nights.


Hello and Welcome

to my next review.  I hope that you all are having a great start of the New Year. So far I have finished two books for January.  What have you finished or started?  Now on to my next review.

518ltokr-XLWHAT YOU DID (Eva Rae Thomas Mystery Book 2) By Rose Willow

Former FBI-profiler, Eva Rae Thomas, faces the most personal case in her career, as bestselling author Willow Rose’s new hit series continues.

Three girls disappear on prom night at the local high school. One of them is the prom queen.

FBI profiler Eva Rae Thomas is chasing her long-lost sister when detective—and boyfriend—Matt Miller asks her to join the investigation of the three girls’ disappearance. They were last seen walking home together after the dance.

When the body of a young girl shows up in her backyard, Eva Rae knows she can no longer watch from the sidelines, and soon she realizes not only is she involved in this investigation, she’s also this killer’s target.

WHAT YOU DID is the second book in the Eva Rae Thomas Mystery Series.

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  • Print Length:  319 pages
  • Publisher:  BUOY MEDIA (June 23, 2019)
  • Publication Date:  June 23, 2019

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Wow! Another great story from Willow Rose! I couldn’t put this down as I HAD to know what would happen next!

As usual with the author, she has real characters that are well developed, and the stories are full of twists and turns – you won’t see the answer coming! Too, she based this story on an actual case – but she took the story and made it her own. One thing reading this, there is nail biting suspense as the criminal gets more audacious with his crimes… HOPING that he will be recognized for his work.

The author uses gut wrenching detail on the victims… what they had been put through at the hands of this sadist. If you are squeamish, just keep this in mind.  I was kind of disappointed with the ending, it was a cliffhanger and left me hanging.  I then had to purchase the next one in this series, Never Ever; I have to find out if Eva Rae finds her daughter.

I am giving this a 5 star rating, I am really loving this author and her style of writing.  On to the next.

First Review of 2020

Hello and welcome to my first review of 2020.  An I must say I loved it.  Have any of you read this book?  If so what did you think?

DON’T LIE TO ME (Eva Rae Thomas Mystery Book 1)  By Rose Willow


When twelve-year-old Sophie Williams went on a Girl Scout summer camp, she never returned home.

Three months later, her body is found inside her sleeping bag in the most frequented area of Cocoa Beach, and the town is outraged.

The girl isn’t just any child. She’s the town’s most beloved surf idol, and it was believed that she could be the next Kelly Slater.

As another child, the son of a well-known senator is kidnapped, and the parents receive a disturbing video, FBI profiler Eva Rae Thomas — who has just returned to her hometown, divorced and out of a job — plunges into the investigation, breaking her promise to her children not to do police work again.

Local law enforcement, with her old flame Matt Miller in charge, are the ones who ask for her help in a case so unsettling that only she can solve it. But the deeper they dig, the deadlier it becomes for Matt and Eva Rae. Soon, everyone she holds dear is in grave danger as this case hits a little too close to home.

DON’T LIE TO ME is the first book in the Eva Rae Thomas Mystery Series and can be read as a standalone.

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  • Print Length:342 pages
  • Publisher:BUOY MEDIA (April 15, 2019)
  • Publication Date:April 15, 2019

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☞ – All The Good Girls (Harry Hunter Mystery #1) – Coming soon, preorder today!
☞ – Run Girl Run (Harry Hunter Mystery #2) coming soon, pre-order today!
☞ – Say You Love Me (Eva Rae Thomas #4) – Just released!
☞ – Let Me Go (Eva Rae Thomas #5) – Just released!

Willow Rose is a multi-million-copy best-selling Author and an Amazon ALL-star Author of more than 70 novels.

Several of her books have reached the top 10 of ALL books on Amazon in the US, UK, and Canada. She has sold more than three million books all over the world.

She writes Mystery, Thriller, Paranormal, Romance, Suspense, Horror, Supernatural thrillers, and Fantasy.

Willow’s books are fast-paced, nail-biting pageturners with twists you won’t see coming. That’s why her fans call her The Queen of Scream.

Willow lives on Florida’s Space Coast with her husband and two daughters. When she is not writing or reading, you will find her surfing and watch the dolphins play in the waves of the Atlantic Ocean.

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My Review:

This my first book from this author, it was recommend to me by a friend and it took place in Florida so I thought I would try it.  I really enjoyed it and I am now reading the next one in the series.

Eva Rae has recently been through a divorce which wasn’t pleasant–she quit her job with the FBI and moved with her three children back to the town where she grew up and where her parents still lived.

A parent’s worst nightmare–their child is kidnapped never to be heard from again–unless they turn up dead.

Eva Rae has recently been through a divorce which wasn’t pleasant–she quit her job with the FBI and moved with her three children back to the town where she grew up and where her parents still lived.

She managed to stay out of the investigation until the day one of her best friends came to her door with a woman –her child hadn’t come home-the woman was frantic but for reasons you might understand she could not go to the police.  Will they find her in time?

This was a great read and I am giving it 5 stars, and I am on the next one.

Thanks for stopping by.

Rochelle XO XO

Leo and The Lightning Dragons By: Gill White



Everybody in the kingdom is supporting the brave knight Leo in his battle against his fearsome dragons. They try lots of different things to help him defeat them but eventually Leo realises that the most important thing to do is to believe in himself. This beautifully illustrated book with a poignant and uplifting rhyming story encourages children to persevere and find strength in the face of adversity, even when it seems that nothing is working. Written by Gill White for her son Leo who suffers from Ohtahara Syndrome, an extremely rare form of epilepsy, and beautifully illustrated by Fife artist Gilli B, this story has been positively received by parents of children with complex needs, by care workers and medical staff and by parents of healthy young children who love the book simply as an adventure story. All royalties from the sale of this book will go to CHAS (Children’s Hospices across Scotland).


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  • Paperback:36 pages
  • Publisher:Fledgling Press (30 Jan. 2019)

About the Author

Gill White lives in Fife with her husband Andrew, son Leo and their daft ginger cat, Ollie. After graduating from university, Gill worked in financial services alongside her husband for a number of years before giving up work to care full time for their son Leo, who was born with Ohtahara Syndrome, an extremely rare form of epilepsy. When she is not looking after her son, Gill can most often be found at the beach enjoying the peace and quiet! As well as writing, she enjoys hiking and extremely amateur photography. Leo and the Lightning Dragons is her first book.

My Review:

WOW WOW What a great read.  I haven’t read a Children’s books on Physical Disablities. So this is my first and I loved it.

Leo and the Lightning Dragons is an absolutely magical little rhyming story book which is so beautifully illustrated, with an extremely eye-catching cover.  Leo and the Lightning Dragons is a truly wonderful picture book. It’s a visual delight, the illustrations are clear and bright in a simplistic manner but are very appealing to the eye.

I love how the Author wrote from the heart.  A real message to the young readers that against all odds fight for what is important, believe in yourself.   This is definitely a great book and reminder to never give up fighting.  5 stars for sure!

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#Tuesday Chit Chat

Happy Tuesday, where has this year gone.  It’s a cloudy day here in the Sunshine state, they are calling for rain today, which we need this time of year.  What’s everyone reading, reviewing?  I am trying to finish up One Among Us by:  Paige Dearth.  So far I am loving it.  I have several reviews that I would like to get posted before the end of the year.   So let me get started on the first review….  And now I have 4 more to write.


The Girl in White: a chilling psychological thriller

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?

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  • Print Length:202 pages
  • Publisher:Bloodhound Books (September 4, 2019)
  • Publication Date:September 4, 2019

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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.

Foreign and audiobook rights are handled by The Rights People. For enquiries please contact Hannah Whitaker

TV and Film rights are handled by Red Hammer Management.

My Review:

My Review

Wow what a wonderful read.  I was in between books and thought I would look on Kindle Unlimited for something to read, and this one popped up and I started reading the Blurb about it and I liked what it said, and you guessed it I downloaded it.  And started reading it and could not put it down.  I had to help them find Harry and learn more about Laura Kesey.

I loved how the author made the characters stand out in this book.

This book was fascinating! The subject of cults and they dynamic inside has always intrigued me and the author does a great job of getting a first look on the inside. It baffles my mind how one person can have so much control over a group of people, literally having them due whatever he sees fit.

Great read and I am giving it 5 stars.

46% Better Than Dave By: Alastair Puddick

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A novel of jealousy, muddy shoes and giant barbecues.

Dave Brookman’s new next-door neighbour is ruining his life. Because in a bizarre coincidence, he’s also called Dave Brookman, he’s the same age and he even grew up in the same town. There is one big difference, though. This new Dave is vastly more successful in every way.

As Dave starts questioning everything about himself, suddenly his perfect life seems a lot less than perfect. And what starts as friendly rivalry soon turns into obsessive jealousy and crazy behaviour that could see Dave lose it all. Can he get a grip before it’s too late?

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  • Print Length:244 pages
  • Publisher:Raven Crest Books (October 15, 2019)
  • Publication Date:October 15, 2019

About Alastair Puddick

Alastair Puddick is a writer and editor who has spent the past 20 years writing for a variety of magazines and websites. His work has spanned many different paths, from jetting off to exciting cities across the world to writing about dating advice, data centres, facilities management and the exciting world of flooring. He also once wrote an agony advice column posing as Elvis Presley’s ghost.

Alastair still works as a copywriter and lives in Sussex with his wife Laura and cat George. He has written three novels: The Unexpected Vacation of George Thring, Killing Dylan and his newest book, 46% Better Than Dave.

My Review:

This is my fist book of this Author.  I downloaded to my iPad, and the font was so small that I had a hard time reading it.

This book centers around Dave Bookman and his new neighbors, aptly named Dave Bookman.

There were parts that I felt dragged a bit, at times too many times for my comfort.

The writing itself was good. The story was fine. This just wasn’t for me.

Thank you to Loves Books Group Tours and Publishers for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour.