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Friday, 31 May 2019

Cover of the Month - May



Book Cover of the Month

May

The Seventh Train







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




The Seventh Train
is automatically put forward for Cover of the Year 2019.



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







Monday, 27 May 2019

The Dairy Farmer's Daughter by Sarah Williams


The Dairy Farmer's Daughter

has RECEIVED a


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award


In the heart of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland there is a vibrant community of farmers, artists and passionate people all trying to live the best lives they can. Love doesn’t always come easily but it is always worth fighting for.

Justin would have preferred to stay in the city and pretend it was an ordinary day. A day that didn’t include a funeral for a father he’d barely known...

Justin Wheeler is not a country boy. He could have been, if his mother had stayed married to his father and not moved back to the city when he was only a toddler. But now that his estranged father is dead and he has inherited the dairy farm, Justin finds himself considering if the life he is living is actually the life he wants.

Family means everything to Freya Montgomery. She loves living on the land and helping to grow the family business. She knows how important agriculture is to their small hinterland community, so when Justin arrives in town and is offered a generous price from a housing developer to buy his property, Freya must convince him not to accept the deal and instead lease the land to her family.

Will Justin choose riches over his heritage or will he find a love more valuable than all the money in the world?

The Dairy Farmer’s Daughter is the first novella in an exciting new sexy, small-town series called “Heart of the Hinterland” by Bestselling author, Sarah Williams.

"I loved this book, I couldn’t put it down, can’t wait to get the next one."

"I thoroughly enjoyed this book, was laughing and sometimes crying while reading. Sarah portrayed real life characters with a strong storyline, wonderful reading, I'm sure you won't regret reading this book."

"Sweet and sexy, and, at times, nail-biting..."

If you like small town, country and rural romance from authors like Bella Andre, Melody Grace, Maisey Yates, Johanna Lyndsey, Nora Roberts and Diana Palmer then you'll love this short read.

Similar in style to Barbara Hannay, Cathryn Hein, Annie Seaton, Fiona McArthur, Victoria Purman, Fiona Palmer and Tricia Stringer.

Genre: Australian & Oceanian Literature
Approx pages: 238


 The Dairy Farmer's Daughter 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?









Wednesday, 22 May 2019

The Seventh Train by Jackie Carreira


The Seventh Train

has RECEIVED a


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award


What if you can’t stand where you are because there’s nothing there? What if you don’t want to end up anywhere else in case that’s empty too? When life has lost its road map, sometimes the only way to get back on track is to get back on the rails.

The Seventh Train is a ride - a ‘road movie’ on the railways. It’s a journey that Elizabeth invented; the only original thought she has ever had in her previously uneventful life. Unbeknown to her, she is not travelling alone. If only she’d pretended that the spare seat was taken.

With a wonderfully eclectic cast of characters, The Seventh Train takes its passengers on a journey from the tragic to the strange, arriving finally at hope. By turns heart-breaking, thought-provoking and hilarious, this tale is a life-affirming exploration of the human spirit via the British railway timetable!

“Ingenious, great fun, and wholly original” - Fay Weldon CBE, on The Seventh Train

Genre: Women's Literary Fiction
Approx pages: 153


The Seventh Train 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?









Monday, 20 May 2019

Daring Dreamer by Deborah King


Daring Dreamer

has RECEIVED a


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award


Two best friends. Two fresh starts. Will old regrets sabotage their second chance?
Janna’s heart is heavy with grief and broken by betrayal. But as she leaves the big city for a quaint midwestern town, the future feels less frightening with her best friend by her side. After landing a job in the local fresh market and the attentions of a handsome architect, she may yet learn to heal old scars…

Shelby loves the position Janna secured for her and the new sense of community, but wishes small-town life wasn’t so lonely. After packing up all she could salvage from her painful past, she endures more than her fair share of bumps on the winding road to recovery. Afraid her heart may be too damaged for real love, she drowns her sorrows in drunken nights at bars.

With new heartache around every corner, can Janna and Shelby stay true to their friendship and their dream of lasting freedom?

Daring Dreamer is the first book in the Inspiration in Cologne series of women’s fiction novels. If you like brave women, picturesque settings, and second chance romance, then you’ll love Deborah King’s empowering saga.

Genre: Women's Contemporary Fiction
Approx pages: 222


Daring Dreamer 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?









Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Love Lies and Legacies by Janeen Ann O'Connell


Love Lies and Legacies

has RECEIVED a


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award


When Catherine Tedder’s husband dies suddenly in September 1822, she is left alone with two small girls, Margaret and Sarah.

Accepting the proposal of James Blay Jr. sees her trapped in a marriage of convenience - for him. Struggling with the vagaries of her wayward husband, Catherine and the girls are forced to adapt to his tyranny.

Moving them between Hobart and New Norfolk, James refuses to let the girls attend school. It's 1823, and Catherine's rights as a wife are limited.

After spending time in prison, James Blay Jr. appears to be a changed man: attentive, caring, supportive. But then, a tragedy changes everything.

Genre: Historical Australian Fiction
Approx pages: 324


Love Lies and Legacies 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?