Thursday, 27 January 2022

Violet's War by Rosemary J Kind



Violet's War
by
Rosemary J Kind

has RECEIVED a

Chill with a Book READERS’ Award


While Billy's fighting for King and Country, Violet's fighting for the right to play football.
1915: Violet Dobson is horrified when husband Billy signs up to fight for King and Country. Billy is already her hero — she doesn’t need him to prove it. As Billy heads to France, Violet has her own battles to fight, living with Billy’s mam and dad.

To Violet’s surprise, teaching her young son Tommy to play football proves a pleasure rather than a chore, but when she’s invited to coach the women’s team at work Violet’s not so sure. In Billy’s mam’s opinion, nice women don’t play football and married women certainly don’t.

Caught between her mother-in-law’s old-fashioned views and her own love of the game, Violet is coming under growing pressure to play. The team is raising money for the military hospital. What if Billy was one of the wounded?

As Violet takes to the pitch, Private Billy Dobson faces the enemy on the Western Front. Their problems are only just beginning.

Will Billy ever come home from the war and see Violet play?

Pages: 326
Genre: Literary Sagas

  
Violet's War was read and evaluated by THREE Chill's readers against the following...

Were the characters strong and engaging?
 Was the book well written?
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Was the ending satisfying?
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Monday, 24 January 2022

Her Outback Driver by Giulia Skye



Her Outback Driver
by
Giulia Skye

has RECEIVED a


A PREMIER Readers’ Award


Premier Readers’ Award is honoured to books that receive exceptional high evaluations from Chill Readers.

This book is shortlisted for Book of the Month.

When former Olympic champion, Michael Adams—now Canada’s hottest reality TV star—insults his fake showbiz wife on social media, he jumps on the first flight to Australia to escape the ensuing scandal. Desperate to experience ordinary life again—if only for a few weeks—he becomes “Adam”; just another tourist exploring the dusty Outback trails in a beat up truck. But with a reward out for his safe return and his fame’s nasty habit of catching up with him when he least expects, Adam needs a better disguise… and he’s just found one.

Tired of lies and liars, British Backpacker Evie Blake is taking a year out of her busy London life, looking for adventure to heal her broken heart. So when the hot Canadian she meets at the campground offers to drive her through Western Australia’s wild Kimberley region, she grabs the chance, unaware he has the world out looking for him. He’s just a down-on-his-luck traveler, right?

But when hot days turn into even hotter nights, how long does Adam have before Evie discovers who he really is?

Pages: 362
Genre: Australian & Oceanian Literature


Her Outback Driver
  was read and evaluated by THREE Chill's readers against the following...

Were the characters strong and engaging?
 Was the book well written?
Did the story / plot have you turning the page to find out what happened next?
Was the ending satisfying?
Would you recommend to someone who reads this kind of story?


Saturday, 22 January 2022

Where Hope is Found by Rebecca L Marsh



Where Hope is Found 
by
Rebecca L Marsh

has RECEIVED a

Chill with a Book READERS’ Award



One tiny moment in time can shatter your whole world.

A family beach vacation turns to tragedy and Marissa must find a way for her and her traumatized eight-year-old daughter, Maisy, to move forward and heal. But memories of what she lost surround her, threatening to take her to a dark place; a place she can never go again. 

When her brother extends an invitation for her and Maisy to move in with him on Princess Island, Marissa thinks it might just be the fresh start she needs. But can she really find hope and healing on an island surrounded by the same ocean that broke her heart?

Where Hope is Found is an emotional drama about love, loss, and healing. 


  
Where Hope is Found was read and evaluated by THREE Chill's readers against the following...

Were the characters strong and engaging?
 Was the book well written?
Did the story / plot have you turning the page to find out what happened next?
Was the ending satisfying?
Would you recommend to someone who reads this kind of story?

Pages:  287
Genre:  Christian Romantic Fiction











Thursday, 20 January 2022

If When by Barbara Gaskell Denvil



If When by Barbara Gaskell Denvil

has RECEIVED a


A PREMIER Readers’ Award


Premier Readers’ Award is honoured to books that receive exceptional high evaluations from Chill Readers.

This book is shortlisted for Book of the Month.

It’s a game

he has to play…

But for his victims it means death…

When Sylvia steps onto the bus, she isn’t expecting to find a naked body of a young woman in the aisle.

Nor is she expecting to become involved in finding a crazed serial killer. But that’s what happens after a weekend trip to Monte Carlo.

Old she may be, but with age comes knowledge. With fellow retiree Harry by her side, Sylvia steps into the world of detection. As we delve into the mind of a killer… Because this far from being a game.

‘IF WHEN’ is a brilliant start to a gripping new series ‘The Games People Play’…


Pages: 292
Genre:   Psychological Fiction 


If When
  was read and evaluated by THREE Chill's readers against the following...

Were the characters strong and engaging?
 Was the book well written?
Did the story / plot have you turning the page to find out what happened next?
Was the ending satisfying?
Would you recommend to someone who reads this kind of story?


Wednesday, 19 January 2022

The Rake of Hearts by Emily Windsor



The Rake of Hearts
by
Emily Windsor

has RECEIVED a

Chill with a Book READERS’ Award



"Isn't he delectable? As golden as Apollo."

By his own admission, Lord Ernest Brook is a rake. With sapphire gaze and roguishly handsome looks, the pleasures of London have come with ease...apart from one.
Ever since her first wintry dismissal, the widowed Hebe Locke has stirred a hitherto unknown desire in him, but just what would it take to woo such a woman?
And what lies beneath that frosty exterior?

"He's as shallow as a puddle."

By her own admission, Hebe Locke detests rakes. And with good reason after her short marriage to one left her broken and wary.

Having vowed to never again fall for such a man, she guards her heart behind ice.
Yet is the bespectacled Lord Ernest all he seems?
And what lies beneath that rakish charm?

When the heart is afire... Sparks will fl

As summer draws to a close, an ancient, moated castle hosts a widow and a rake. But while treachery unfolds within the idyllic Cotswold landscape, and Lord Ernest awakens Hebe's passion and thaws her frozen emotions, can she hold true to her vow?

Or will this rake reveal his own tender heart...
And win the one he yearns for?

Regency romance with warmth and wit, this tale also includes a scandalous aunt with a secret, Mr Grampy Tom with plenty of advice, Cotswold country fairs, sinful masquerades and...a one-eared cat.

Contains sensual scenes.
  
The Rake of Hearts was read and evaluated by THREE Chill's readers against the following...

Were the characters strong and engaging?
 Was the book well written?
Did the story / plot have you turning the page to find out what happened next?
Was the ending satisfying?
Would you recommend to someone who reads this kind of story?

Pages:  Victorian Historical Romance
Genre: 328











Thursday, 13 January 2022

Lord Lindum's Anus Mirabilis by Ian Thomson



Lord Lindum's Anus Mirabilis

has RECEIVED a


A PREMIER Readers’ Award


Premier Readers’ Award is honoured to books that receive exceptional high evaluations from Chill Readers.

This book is shortlisted for Book of the Month.

t's 2021 and things are looking up for Aubyn Xerxes Arbuthnot De'Ath, 4th Baron Lindum, of Lindum Towers in the County of Lincolnshire.

Can his faithful butler, Archie Fiskerton, keep things on an even keel or will the tide turn again towards the END TIMES?

Pages: 81
Genre: Satire Fiction


Lord Lindum's Anus Mirabilis
  was read and evaluated by THREE Chill's readers against the following...

Were the characters strong and engaging?
 Was the book well written?
Did the story / plot have you turning the page to find out what happened next?
Was the ending satisfying?
Would you recommend to someone who reads this kind of story?