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Cath Kidston Meadow Posy Cleansing Hand Wash 260 ml
Cath Kidston Meadow Posy Cleansing Hand Wash 260 ml
Price: £10.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Luxury!, 1 July 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
What an absolute treat! Yes, it's £10 per bottle, but it's high-end, great quality and a tiny tiny bit goes a very long way - so in the end, it's probably not that expensive, as it lasts far longer than the cheaper brands.
The bottle is beautifully illustrated with a traditional Cath Kidston pattern, it's very easily to identify and looks fabulous in the bathroom
A woody scent, not overpowering and not too floral, and the perfume lingers on the the hands for some time
Pure luxury!


How to Find Love in a Book Shop
How to Find Love in a Book Shop
by Veronica Henry
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £5.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Heartwarming, delightful, 1 July 2016
I've been a fan of Veronica Henry's books for a long time now, they are like a breath of fresh air in a stifling world, and are always a joy to read.

Any book lover will adore this story. From the gorgeous cover to the story inside, full of warm and lovable characters, this really is a bibliophiles dream read.
The reader is introduced to Julius Nightingale in the prologue, we are there as he discovers the old, dusty, ramshackle shop that he will go on to turn into the much loved Nightingale Books. A shop that becomes the heart of the small town of Peasebrook, and Julius and his small daughter Emilia are welcomed and loved almost from day one.

Years later, and Emilia is alone in the world. Her beloved father has died and all that is left is his wonderful bookshop. The place where she grew up, with just a father to guide her. A place that will always be home, but does she have the courage, and the business sense to rescue Nightingale Books from the hands of greedy property developers, and make it a success?

Packed with wonderfully created characters, in a setting that is a pure delight, this story, whilst a light and easy read is packed with up-to-date issues that will resonate with most readers.

Each character has their own story, their own link to Nightingale Books, but Emilia remains the central figure. Her sense of loyalty to her father shines through, even on the days that the future seems so bleak, and the snippets about her early years bring Julius to life for the reader.

Heartwarming, delightful and a real homage to the book shops that are quickly disappearing from our high streets. There are secrets, hopes and dreams. There are book references, there are characters to love, and to abhor. A fabulous story, I enjoyed every page.


The Farm at the Edge of the World
The Farm at the Edge of the World
by Sarah Vaughan
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £15.58

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Farm at the Edge of the World is absolutely captivating, I loved it, 30 Jun. 2016
When I reviewed Sarah Vaughan's debut, The Art of Baking Blind last year, I said that I looked forward to reading more from this author. Well, here is is, almost a year later, and it has certainly been worth the long wait. The Farm at the Edge of the World is absolutely beautifully written, it's a story that holds the reader enthralled, from first page to last.

I have a real fondness for a dual-time story, and this one is done particularly well, spanning the seventy years from World War II, to the present day. Sarah Vaughan weaves the stories from both eras together incredibly well, growing her vibrant characters so very well. They creep into the reader's life and stay there, long after the last page is turned.

The glorious setting of Skylight Farm, set on the edge of the hill, with nothing between it and the fierce Atlantic ocean is poetically and artfully described, giving a sense of place and a feel for the Cornish countryside that makes the farm, and Cornwall characters in themselves. Sarah Vaughan doesn't just recreate the summery, sunshine-filled Cornwall of happy holiday memories though, she also shows her readers the darkness and desolation of the wide open spaces and the raging sea, and she does it so very well.

Alice and Will are young evacuees, sent from London to Skylark Farm to escape the bombs of London. Both of them embrace their new life in the countryside. Will soon realises that life on the farm is his destiny and is determined to stay. Alice, younger and quieter is thrilled with the open spaces and the wild rabbits in the fields. Both of them are taken under the wing of Maggie, the daughter of the house, who teaches them how to be a child in the country.

Life on Skylark Farm is uninterrupted by the horrors of war, although local families have lost their sons and brothers in the conflict. Life and farming carries on, it's hard work and often bloody and cruel, but Will and Alice are happy. Relationships change as the years pass by, and in the long, hot summer of 1943, life for all of them will change forever.

Fast forward to 2014, and Maggie is still at Skylark Farm. Farming is a tough business to be in nowadays, and she and her daughter Judith are determined to protect their legacy from rich developers who would like nothing more than to turn their home into a holiday complex. Maggie's granddaughter Lucy joins their fight when she flees London, and her failing marriage and career, and arrives back at the farm that she calls home.

Maggie has lived with the consequences of the events of 1943 for all of her life, she's sometimes very bitter, she finds it very hard to express love towards her family, Alice too has regretted her actions for many years and it's her decision to try and atone for what she has done that reveals the dark secrets that have been hidden for so many years.

Sarah Vaughan is a very clever author. She's created a story based on love, guilt, regret and pain that is, at times quite heart breaking. She's captured the feelings and emotions of her characters, both as young people just starting out in the world, and also when they are in the last years of their lives.

Convincing, compelling, strong and charismatic characters, The Farm at the Edge of the World is absolutely captivating, I loved it


IDGIRL Vintage Collector's Piece Gems Stars Choker Jewelry Sets Charm Collar Necklace Earring For Womens
IDGIRL Vintage Collector's Piece Gems Stars Choker Jewelry Sets Charm Collar Necklace Earring For Womens
Offered by EURO Jewelry
Price: £45.59

5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning Costume Jewellery, 29 Jun. 2016
A stunning costume jewellery set, presented in a good quality gift box and protected by a foam padding inside the box
The set comprises; a necklace, bracelet and a pair of matching earrings for pierced ears.
Very unusual and striking, similar to the traditional Indian jewellery. The colourful stones are surrounded by clear diamond-like stones, connected by gold coloured fixings.
Beautiful, and looks especially nice worn against a black outfit - something for special occasions.
I was sent this jewellery set, at a reduced price, in exchange for an honest review


Stranger Child
Stranger Child
by Rachel Abbott
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Dark Themes, Compelling, 29 Jun. 2016
This review is from: Stranger Child (Paperback)
Stranger Child by Rachel Abbott was published by Black Dot Publishing on 14 May 2015. This is the fourth book in the DCI Tom Douglas series, but please don't let that put you off. I haven't read any of the others in the series, and didn't realise that this was book four until I went to check it out on Goodreads - after I'd read it. I'm sure that the first three in the series; Only The Innocent (May 2013); The Back Road (May 2013) and Sleep Tight (February 2014) do give the background of DCI Douglas, but not having read them will certainly not affect any enjoyment of Stranger Child.

Stranger Child is a deeply unsettling, chilling and very well written story. Rachel Abbott's style of writing is accessible and flows very well. She keeps her readers on a knife edge, and although you do start to expect the unexpected, there are some very clever twists that won't fail to surprise.

The reader knows more than the lead character, Emma. From the opening paragraphs, we've been let into the secret that the car crash that killed Emma's husband David's first wife was not the simple accident that everyone presumed. However, we are as much in dark as everyone else as to where their young daughter Natasha disappeared to.

When Natasha reappears, out of the blue, and refusing to say anything about where she has been, or who with, Emma's world is turned upside down. The scene in the kitchen, as Emma looks out of her window into the dark night, and suddenly becomes aware of two eyes staring at her, behind her, is quite terrifying, and sets the tone and pace for the rest of the book very well.

DCI Tom Douglas is a cleverly constructed character, a great policeman, but also weighed down with issues of his own, and memories of times past. These emotions do affect the way that he deals with this case, and also the discovery of the body of a young girl in nearby woods, but also add a depth to his character that I enjoyed discovering.

Stranger Child is a big book, with many characters and at times, a fairly complicated and maybe a little far-fetched, plot. But hey, they say that truth is stranger than fiction and you only have to trawl the net and read the newspapers to find that very odd, and very implausible things do happen, every day, everywhere.

I really enjoyed this story, and Rachel Abbott's writing. She has woven some dark themes throughout the story which is tense and quite gripping. She'll take you to dark places, but she does it very well.


Nivea Sun Protect and Moisture Moisturising Sun Spray Medium SPF 15 - 200 ml
Nivea Sun Protect and Moisture Moisturising Sun Spray Medium SPF 15 - 200 ml
Price: £4.79

5.0 out of 5 stars Top Class Sun Product, 29 Jun. 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Top class suncream product. I have medium toned skin, prone to burning if I'm not careful and have been using this lotion on the (few) sunny days we've had this summer, with good results.
The spray bottle is strong and easy to use, the spray nozzle makes the lotion easy to control, with little wastage.
Smells nice too and once rubbed in, it doesn't leave the skin feeling sticky like some lotions can.
Great price too.


Women Round Neck Short Sleeve Pleated Lace Mini Party Evening Cocktail Dress
Women Round Neck Short Sleeve Pleated Lace Mini Party Evening Cocktail Dress
Offered by Measoul Fashion
Price: £12.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely dress, 29 Jun. 2016
I ordered this dress in a size small, and it fits perfectly - I'm size 8 and just under 5 feet tall, the dress comes to just above the knees.

The lace is soft and not scratchy at all and lies neatly over the black lining. The top of the dress, just above the bust area has no lining, so you do need to wear a matching colour bra, or strapless.

Washes very well and dries in an instant, with no ironing needed.
Excellent value for money at under £10


Deckey 22ft 50 LED Solar Fairy String Light Blossom Lights Garden Flower for Indoor Outdoor Pation Party Wedding Decor Waterproof (Purple)
Deckey 22ft 50 LED Solar Fairy String Light Blossom Lights Garden Flower for Indoor Outdoor Pation Party Wedding Decor Waterproof (Purple)
Offered by kissta
Price: £19.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Well Made and Sturdy, 27 Jun. 2016
I have quite a collection of solar fairy lights in my garden now and this a really good set. Very long and I love the purple colour.
The solar lights work well, are bright and look effective at night in the garden.
Well made and sturdy lights.


La Clé Fringe Tassel Drawstring Cord Bucket Cross Body Handbag (Grey)
La Clé Fringe Tassel Drawstring Cord Bucket Cross Body Handbag (Grey)
Offered by LaClé
Price: £59.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A Lovely Bag, 27 Jun. 2016
This is a gorgeous bag, made from extremely soft faux leather, it's really difficult to believe that it is not real leather, it is so soft.
Arrived in a dust bag and all of the gold fittings on the bag are covered in a protective plastic wrapper to protect whilst in transit.
There is also a longer handle inside the bag which can be used instead of the shorter one.
The bag closes with a magnet, which works very well, although I would rather have a zip fastener as I feel that is more secure.
Enough zipped pockets inside to keep everything separate and large enough to carry a book, or an iPad.
A lovely bag, I'm really pleased


Izacu Flocc® Women 1920s Gatsby Embroidery Art Deco Scalloped Hem Inspired Flapper Dress148 (S, Black)
Izacu Flocc® Women 1920s Gatsby Embroidery Art Deco Scalloped Hem Inspired Flapper Dress148 (S, Black)
Offered by Eastbeauty Store
Price: £23.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Dress, 27 Jun. 2016
This is a beautiful dress and very reasonably priced. Perfect for a 20s themed party, but not too 'fancy dress', and could easily be worn at any party.
I ordered the small size and it fits perfectly, I'm a UK size 8.
The beading is stitched very well and is secure and the fringing adds a lovely finish to this very unusual dress.
Fully lined and very comfortable.
I would certainly order more from this brand.
I was sent this dress at a reduced price in return for an honest review


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