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Thursday, 28 February 2019

Cover of the Month February - Dying To See You by Kerena Swan



Book Cover of the Month

February

Dying To See You







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





Dying To See You is automatically put forward for Cover of the Year 2019.



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





Monday, 25 February 2019

Panayiota by John Manuel


Panayiota

has RECEIVED a


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award



Two teenage sisters, growing up in the Plaka district of Athens, Greece. Their parents keep a taverna, where there is music and dancing regularly. Life seems idyllic, and the girls can't think of anything that they ought to worry about, except for having a good time.

The only problem is, this is the late 1930's, and things are about to change in ways they could never have imagined.

An old woman lies dying in a hospice in the UK. She has an incurable cancer and is in the early stages of dementia. Yet, in her lucid moments, she wants to tell her story, before it's too late and her secrets are lost forever, to the only person who will listen. That person is her nephew, a retired accountant who has the time to sit and keep her company during her long, lonely, final days.

Panayiota was a teenager when the Germans walked into Athens in 1941. How she ended up in a hospice in the UK is the subject of an extraordinary tale, during the telling of which her nephew will learn things that will shake what he believes about his family and himself to the very core.

Genre:  War Story Fiction
Approx pages:  240


Panayiota 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?










Saturday, 23 February 2019

The Secrets of Palmerston House by Phillipa Nefri Clark


The Secrets of Palmerston House

has RECEIVED a


A PREMIER Readers’ Award


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


1853. A fateful game of poker changed the fortunes of two families forever. A home was lost. But what was left behind? 

2018. The wedding of Christie Ryan and Martin Blake is only weeks away and River’s End is buzzing with excitement. 

But when a stranger arrives at Palmerston House, a new mystery arises. How does he know so much about the Ryan family, and what do a nineteenth century diary, a grandfather clock, and an old key have in common?

As a dangerous plot unfolds, long hidden secrets threaten to change everything held dear to the town.


The Secrets of Palmerston House will sweep you on a journey to the past and back, where enduring friendships warm the heart, a sad goodbye brings a new start, and the power of true love shines.

Genre:  Women's mystery / Suspence / Thriller
Approx pages:  274


The Secrets of Palmerston House 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?









Friday, 22 February 2019

Searching for Steven by Jessica Redland


Searching for Steven

has RECEIVED a


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award



What if you already know your future… but not the path to take you there?

When Sarah Peterson accepts her Auntie Kay's unexpected offer to take over her florist's shop, she's prepared for a change of job, home and lifestyle. What she isn't prepared for is the discovery of a scarily accurate clairvoyant reading that's been missing for twelve years. All her predictions have come true, except one: she's about to meet the man of her dreams. Oh, and his name is Steven. Suddenly Stevens are everywhere. Could it be the window cleaner, the rep, the manager of the coffee shop, or any of the men she's met online? On top of that, she finds herself quite attracted to a handsome web designer, but his name isn't even Steven... During this unusual search, will Sarah find her destiny?

Genre:  
Approx pages: 343


Searching for Steven 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?










Saturday, 16 February 2019

The Theatre of Dreams by Rosie Travers


The Theatre of Dreams

has RECEIVED a


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award



Musical theatre actress Tara is down on her luck and in desperate need of a job.

When terminally-ill octogenarian Kitty invites her to take over the running of her former dance academy in the old-fashioned resort of Hookes Bay, Tara thinks she’s found her guardian angel.

But it soon becomes very clear Kitty is being far from benevolent.

Too late, Tara realises helping Kitty will signal the end of an already tarnished career, unless she can pull off the performance of a life-time...

Genre: Stage / Theatre / Humour
Approx pages: 309 


Theatre of Dreams 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?