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Blog Tour: The Chateau of Happily Ever Afters By Jaimie Admans and Giveaway…

Published on by HQ Digital on 7th June 2017

Blurb: Escape to beautiful France this summer with this uplifting romantic comedy.

Where dreams come true…?
Wendy Clayton stopped believing in fairy tales a long time ago. Instead, she has a ‘nice’ life. Nice job. Nice flat. Absolutely no men. Until her life is turned upside-down when her elderly neighbour, Eulalie, passes away and leaves her the Château of Happily Ever Afters!

But there’s a catch: she must share the sprawling French castle with Eulalie’s long-lost nephew, Julian. And no matter how gorgeous he is, or how easily she finds herself falling head over heels, Wendy needs to find a way to get rid of him…
Because surely happily ever afters don’t happen in real life?

Review: Firstly better late than never! It’s been a crazy week for me and I was hoping to spend my day off engrossed by this gorgeous book but the beaming sun gave me other ideas namely a splitting headache, since then I have had a number of interruptions but I’m finally ready to share my thoughts.

I remember when I first saw this cover and Jenny was asking who wanted to be on the cover reveal and then the blog tour and I jumped at the chance. I hadn’t read anything by Jaimie before this but I definitely will read more from her.

Wow wow wow!!!!! This book stirred up so many emotions I was laughing and crying I literally fell in love with the characters especially Wendy and Julian and I too feel like I kind of know Eulalie.

As you would have seen my various wandering Wednesday’s I’m often wandering and this time it’s to France. A place that in my life I have had mixed feelings towards but the chateau sounds picturesque to jet off and change my life like Wendy and Julian have is just what I need right now.

Jaimie thank you for giving me a book that has made me question a lot of the things I say and do. Sometimes taking a step outside of your comfort zone is exactly what you need. 

I love that the story is kind of left open- I would love to see these characters revisited and I desperately want to read more from Jaimie. I loved trying to power read to make this all happen and I’m glad I did this book is one of my faves from 2017 and I will definitely be recommending to anyone who will listen.

To honour the fact this post is so late it’s almost tomorrow I won’t be posting tomorrow. Have a wonderful weekend whatever you are doing and share with me what you are reading.

There is a gorgeous giveaway that I almost forgot.

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/bf633057119/

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Remembering Nan June 

For those of you who are new to this blog all you will see is bookish chat.

Originally this blog was called life’s too short blogger and it was aimed at my volunteering for Cancer Research. I volunteered for a year after my Nan was diagnosed with Cancer the first time and I had watched a work colleague lose her mum and saw a friend pass.

I’m glad my Nan was still here when I began my Cancer Research journey, as she loved nothing more than trawling through charity shops. She would often ask me about my experiences and she had me on the hunt for a red scarf. It’s safe to say I never found a red scarf in good condition when she was alive.

But today I am going to purchase a gorgeous red scarf in honour of my beautiful Nan and I will wear it proudly. 

In January 2016 I started a new journey I became Assistant Manager in the Cancer Research store in Lewisham. So this blog was kind of redundant as I was no longer a volunteer. However, I didn’t want to get rid of this page as I was and still am proud of what I achieved here and where it took me.

Today is the anniversary of that horrid day when I didn’t make it to work, where we said goodbye to the strongest and bravest woman I have ever known. I used to love this day in January as it is exactly one month until my birthday now I remember saying goodbye. The only blessing is that me and my siblings, my mum and auntie were there until the very end.

It was a heartbreaking experience that will never leave me but we wouldn’t have let her be on her own. The other blessing is that my Nan was no longer in pain and was reunited with my Grandad.

So apologises for the change in posts but I couldn’t let today pass without saying something. Bookish chat will be resumed tomorrow with a snippet of a book that has left me eager for more.

Love you Nan June.


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Cancer Research – #DNATrail

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Isn’t this pretty awesome???….I was awaiting some friends at Waterloo train station when I spotted this beauty and then I noticed it had Cancer Research UK on it and about the #DNATrail that has been all around London since the 29th June. I have until 6th September to try and snap a few more of these.

“Follow the trail to discover beautiful artwork inspired by science, find out what’s in your DNA, and help us finish the Crick Institute.”

I am a little annoyed with myself for realising so late, but I will attempt to get a few more up on here before it ends.

Let me know what you think???

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Life’s too short to waste it…

I have been toying with the idea of this blog and what it represents to me for a while now. I won’t bore you as to why it has taken me so long to get here but what I will say is that a very good friend said “let it go and get on with it.”

So here I am…embracing her wise words…I have so many ideas, thoughts and feelings that I will start to share with you all on my little place on the internet, but all in good time.

Today I wanted to simply say hello and to get lifestooshortblogger up and running…I shall be setting up a Twitter account very soon.

I will go into further detail about…

  • volunteering
  • grief
  • living life to the full
  • positive inspirations
  • Cancer Research
  • Dryathlon – with a twist coming in September – this will be heavily documented..

Life really is too short so how will you make your mark????