Book Covers #1

Book Covers #1 - Winter

I thought I'd start a series of blog posts dedicated to book covers, with each post covering a different theme. The weather here is terrible at the moment so I thought to kick start my series of book cover posts off I thought I would choose books with covers that have a winter theme. 

They say don't judge a book by its cover but let's face it, we all do. Whether we pick a book up to look at it further largely comes down to whether the cover appeals to us or not. 

So here are 10 books that have a winter theme on there covers that appealed to me and made me add them to my to-read list based on there covers alone. 

Amid The Winter Snow by Grace Draven, Thea Harrison, Elizabeth Hunter and Jeffe Kennedy.
 Blue by Danielle Steel 
 Deep Winter by Samuel W. Gailey
 In Bitter Chill by Sarah Ward
 Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
 Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner 
 The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson
 What Are We Doing Here by Marilynne Robinson
 Winter Sisters by Robin Oliveria 
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson 











So these are 10 books whose covers fit into a winter theme and appealed to me based on there covers alone made me want to add them to my to-read list. 

Have you read any of these? Do you have any winter themed books whose covers you find really appealing? Lemme know in the comments section. 




Half The World Away by Cath Staincliffe

Half The World Away by Cath Staincliffe

Title - Half The World Away 
Author - Cath Staincliffe 
Published - July '16
Publisher - Constable 
Genre - #Mystery #Suspense 
Pages - 336
Price on Amazon - Paperback - £7.99 Kindle - £0.99
ISBN - 1472117980

After graduating, photography enthusiast Lori Maddox sets off to do some travelling, she ends up in China where she decides to become a private English teacher. Her parents Tom and Jo follow her adventures through a blog Lori is keeping online. When a few days go by and Lori doesn't update her blog or reply to any e-mails or phone calls from her parents Jo and Tom decide to report her missing to the Manchester police, who involve the Chinese police. After a week of not hearing anything, Jo and Tom decide its time to fly to China to join the search for their daughter. Can they find her in time? 

This is the second book I have read by Cath Staincliffe now and I must say I am now hooked on her books, I have become one of her biggest fans. This story really tugs at your heartstrings. You really feel for Tom and Jo and you find yourself getting really frustrated with the Chinese police for not doing a very good job and then even more so when Jo and Tom are arrested. 

I found I didn't like Nick as a character and would have prefered to see Jo and Tom reconcile. I felt Nick was a rather selfish man, only thinking of himself when Jo's daughter is missing in a foreign country. I didn't think he was very supportive at all. Although I did feel sorry for him when Jo and Tom slept together behind his back. 

I thought Lori was a wonderful character, strong and quirky and in many ways, she reminded me of myself, I found I could relate to her a lot which made for a good read. 

I really did enjoy this book. I listened to the audiobook and found I was taking every opportunity to listen to it, at bedtime, while doing the housework, in the shower. Whenever I could listen I would.  

Praise yet again for Cath Staincliffe. 


Rating -  5 *
Would I Read Again? - Yes
Would I Recommend? - Yes
Would I read other books by the same author? - Definitely 

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Don't Ever Look Behind Door 32 by B C R Fegan

Don't Ever Look Behind Door 32

Title - Don't Ever Look Behind Door 32
Author - B C R Fegan
Published - March '18
Publisher - TaleBlade 
Genre - #Childrens #PictureBook
Pages - 36
Price - Paperback - £6.99 Kindle - £3.99
ISBN - 0648101916

Don't ever look behind door 32 is a children's book about a magical hotel with 32 room. Behind each door are some weird and wonderful things and creatures but whatever you do, don't ever look behind door 32. What is behind door 32? Can you resist?

This is a lovely little children's story. It has a really easy flow to it, really nice rhymes which help with the flow of the story. I really enjoyed this book. My only criticism is that the pictures didn't fit very well in my ARC, they were all split up and jumbled, so I wasn't able to enjoy the pictures along with the story. 

But all in all a lovely little book, I can't wait to read it to my little nephew and my new baby niece. 

Thank You to the author for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Rating - Four out of Five stars
Would I Read Again? - Yes
Would I Recommend? - Yes
Would I read other books by the same author? - Yes

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