Paradise House by Erica James – Book Review

Angel Sands is a traditional seaside resort of bed and breakfasts, holiday cottages, and tea shops. And with the best views of the tiny beach and surrounding coastline is Paradise House, home to the Baxter girls, known locally as the Sisters of Whimsy.

With their mother taking time out to ‘find’ herself, it’s down to Genevieve to run the family-owned B&B – not an easy task, given that her father has suddenly become a magnet for the opposite sex. And there’s little help from her sisters; Nattie is too busy offending a long-time admirer, and Polly spends most of the time with her head in the clouds or a book.

Then a nearby dilapidated barn is sold -and Genevieve finds that a bittersweet trip down memory lane is unavoidable.

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Filthy Rich by Wendy Holden – Book Review

When romantic Mary meets Monty, handsome heir to a stately pile, happiness seems assured. But as the mansion crumbles, passion wanes.

Banker’s wife Beth swaps Notting Hill for weekends at a bijou cottage. They only offered a smidgeon over the asking price. So why don’t the locals like them?

Eco-hag Morag is the terror of the village. She hates incomers, four-wheel drives, slug pellets, and anyone between her and absolute power.

Uber-WAG Alexandra needs a footballer’s mansion – fast. There must be a Hello!-tastic palace with pool, gym, champagne bar and helipad somewhere?

When these four face each other in a struggle over sex, power, and money – not to mention allotments – village life is never the same again.

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Through The Window – Sudden Fiction

Word Count = 500 words

Estimated Reading Time = 2 minutes

Inside were musty old rooms stripped of all but dusty old books, peeling paint, and treasures under stretching old iron roof sheets baking in the African sun. But it was home and it had been for ages. It kept me away from them, away from those that hung by the rafters, building their hollow nests to impregnate my kingdom with their venomous spawn.

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Sweet Little Virgins – Sudden Fiction

Word Count = 700 words

Estimated Reading Time = 3 minutes

Genre = Sudden Fiction

There were sinister beings in the meadow that consumed women’s souls. They feasted on the joy of our youth. We all knew it. That is why mama locked the doors before we went to sleep. 

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Stocktaking – Goodbye October

Word Count = 415 words

Estimated Reading Time = 2 minutes

Hey love. Another month has passed and yet again we stand at the precipice of a new beginning. I am happy to say that for the first time in a long time I am expectant and hopeful as well as all the words to express how enthusiastic I am to move into this new beginning.

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