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Saturday, 30 June 2018

Cover of the Month for June - The Beltane Choice by Nancy Jardine



Book Cover of the Month

June

The Beltane Choice



HUGE thanks to  Designer, Cathy Helms from Avalon Graphics for selecting this month's cover of the Month.





The Beltane Choice is automatically put forward for Cover of the Year 2018.





All books receiving a Chill with a Readers' Award in July will automatically be considered for Book Cover of the Month – July.





Book of the Month - Foxtrot in Freshby by Awen Thornber


Foxtrot in Freshby

has RECEIVED 


Book of the Month Award
for
June




When dance teacher Gina Pendleton throws her cheating boyfriend out of her house, she must find a way of earning extra money to pay the bills. The obvious answer is to offer dance classes at her home, even though she knows this will incur the wrath of the owner of the local well-established dance school.

Her life becomes even more fraught when she is targeted by vandals and intruders.

After she meets Chris Jackson, it doesn’t take her long to realise that he is the man of her dreams, especially as he’s also a wonderful dancing partner.

But can she really trust him when it appears that he is hiding something from her?


Genre:  Romance / Women's Fiction
Approx pages:  199



All books receiving a Book of the Month Award are automatically considered for Book of the Year 2018

All books receiving a Chill with a Readers' Award in July will automatically be considered for Book of the Month – July.





Thursday, 28 June 2018

Storm Clouds Gathering by Pauline Barclay


Storm Clouds Gathering

has RECEIVED a


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award



Storm clouds are gathering, silently and slowly, too far away to worry about. Or so it seems. But ignoring what is brewing will have dire consequences for the people caught up in the maelstrom.

Shirley Burton is too busy cheating on her husband, having a laugh and looking for fun to alleviate the boredom of her childless marriage. Kathleen Mitchell is too wrapped up in running around after her beautiful family to worry about her health. Anne Simpson has two things on her mind: her forthcoming marriage to Paul Betham, who seems to want to control her, and her career, which she does not want to give up.

Can Shirley really expect to deceive her husband and get away with it? Can Kathleen hold it all together, and is Anne able to have the best of everything?

Storm Clouds Gathering is a story of human emotion, passion and heart-rending grief. Set against the backdrop of the mid-sixties, these three families will be tested to the limit as betrayal, loss and love threaten to change their lives forever.


Genre:  Love & Romance / Family Life

Approx pages:  417


Storm Clouds Gathering  was read and evaluated by 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?




Amazon co uk



Wednesday, 27 June 2018

The Wolf Banner by Paula lofting


The Wolf Banner

has RECEIVED a


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award



WAR AND BLOODFEUD

1056...England lurches towards war as the rebellious Lord Alfgar plots against the indolent King Edward. Sussex thegn, Wulfhere, must defy both his lord, Harold Godwinson, and his bitter enemy, Helghi, to protect his beloved daughter.

As the shadow of war stretches across the land, a more personal battle rages at home, and when it follows him into battle, he knows he must keep his wits about him more than ever, and COURAGE AND FEAR MUST BECOME HIS ARMOUR…


Genre:  Historical Fiction / War & Military

Approx pages:  442


The Wolf Banner  was read and evaluated by 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?




Amazon co uk

The Wolf Banner

has also received








Sunday, 24 June 2018

The Beltane Choice by Nancy Jardine


Beltane Choice

has RECEIVED a


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award



The Beltane Choice “…combines a very human and personal story with a very believable vision of Late Iron Age society in Northern Britain.”


AD 71 Northern Roman Britain
Lorcan of the Brigantes knows that unity of the northern tribes is essential when the Ancient Roman legions advance northwards to Brigantia. Yet, everything comes at a price. Using his captive, Nara, as a political bargain with the Selgovae comes with impossible stipulations. Battle at Whorl – Iron Age tribes against the Romans – is inevitable.

Will Nara have her Beltane choice?

The adventures of the Garrigill Clan begin…


Genre:  Historical Romance / Ancient World

Approx pages:  278


The Beltane Choice  was read and evaluated by 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?




Amazon co uk

The Beltane Choice
has also received...





Sunday, 17 June 2018

Foxtrot in Freshby by Awen Thornber


Foxtrot in Freshby

has RECEIVED a


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award



When dance teacher Gina Pendleton throws her cheating boyfriend out of her house, she must find a way of earning extra money to pay the bills. The obvious answer is to offer dance classes at her home, even though she knows this will incur the wrath of the owner of the local well-established dance school.

Her life becomes even more fraught when she is targeted by vandals and intruders.

After she meets Chris Jackson, it doesn’t take her long to realise that he is the man of her dreams, especially as he’s also a wonderful dancing partner.

But can she really trust him when it appears that he is hiding something from her?


Genre:  Romance

Approx pages:  199


Foxtrot in Freshby  was read and evaluated by 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?




Amazon co uk