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A Little Sugar, A Lot of Love – 5* Review – Linn B Halton

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Life isn’t all love and cupcakes …

Katie has had her fair share of bad luck, but when she finally realises her dream of opening a bakery it seems things can only get better.

But the reality of running a business hits Katie hard and whilst her partner, Steve, tries to help she begins to sense that the situation is driving them further apart. Could Katie be set to lose her relationship and her dream job?

Then, one winter’s day, a man walks into her shop – and, in the space of that moment, the course of Katie’s life is changed.

But nobody finds happiness in the blink of an eye. Sometimes it takes two Christmases, three birthdays and a whole lot of cake to get there …

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A Little Sugar, A Lot of Love

One of the best things about reading fiction for me is the chance to experience another world, walk in someone else’s shoes for a while. Sometimes this is romantic experience, sometimes it is angst ridden, with this author’s stories by the time you reach the end you always have that ‘feel good’ feeling that sets you up for the day ahead.
Katie and Adam are wonderful characters, not perfect but willing to go the extra mile for people they care about, even if it means putting their wants and needs on hold. Serendipity plays an important role in this story and if we’re honest most of us acknowledge our own lives are touched in similar ways at certain times.
Grace is at the end of her life but she still puts her grandson Adam first. She worries that he only living half a life and hopes to remain on earth long enough to help him. She, as do the other characters in this flowing, poignant story, has lessons to learn.
Self belief and discovery are important themes of this story, whether you believe in soul mates or a life beyond our human existence, this story is worth reading.
I received a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.

 

 

 

 

A Little Sugar, A Lot of Love by Linn B. Halton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


A Little Sugar, A Lot of Love by Linn B. Halton

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What This Writer Does When She Should Be Writing. Postscript…

 So we all know writers are often solitary creatures who spend long periods of time with their laptops typing furiously, if their muse is with them, or looking into space, if it isn’t. I’d hoped to do lots of writing this week but after spending the entire day, Sunday and mine started at 5 am, on my edits for The Revenge Masquerade , I seem to have burnt myself out  which makes my NaNo task an uphill battle.  So I thought I would share what I have been doing this week in the hope my writer friends will empathise and tell me next week will be better. 🙂

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So when I’m not writing, I drink coffee out of pretty mugs and pretend I’m getting in the mood for  writing my historical novel.

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One of my favourite ways to relax and think is walking my dogs, especially on a crisp autumn morning.

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Then Jazz and Oby chill.

 

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And I bake…Red Velvet and Lemon Meringue cup cakes.

 

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Or if I really feel like a challenge… I decide to unpack my new fridge-freezer, which stands over 6ft and is 7 inches taller than me.   Thankfully I lived to bore you with tell the tale but it was  a near thing.  🙂 Worth it though it’s so pretty.

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 It’s definitely safer if I write and that’s what I’ll be doing tomorrow. 🙂

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 P.S – 7th November

 I received my second round of edits at 5.03am, and I am happy to write that I have just returned them completed, 14 hours later, yay! #amwriting  #amediting. 🙂

 

Posted in Writing Journey

What This Writer Does When She Should Be Writing.

 So we all know writers are often solitary creatures who spend long periods of time with their laptops typing furiously, if their muse is with them, or looking into space, if it isn’t. I’d hoped to do lots of writing this week but after spending the entire day, Sunday and mine started at 5 am, on my edits for The Revenge Masquerade , I seem to have burnt myself out  which makes my NaNo task an uphill battle.  So I thought I would share what I have been doing this week in the hope my writer friends will empathise and tell me next week will be better. 🙂

DSCN9144

So when I’m not writing, I drink coffee out of pretty mugs and pretend I’m getting in the mood for  writing my historical novel.

DSCN9158

DSCN9162DSCN9163DSCN9167 Or I relax in lovely bath, with one of my birthday bath bombs from Lush – this one’s called Sex Bomb. 🙂

 

DSCN9170 DSCN9171 DSCN9172 DSCN9173

One of my favourite ways to relax and think is walking my dogs, especially on a crisp autumn morning.

DSCN9151 DSCN9152 DSCN9193 DSCN9192

Then Jazz and Oby chill.

 

DSCN9180 DSCN9181 DSCN9186

And I bake…Red Velvet and Lemon Meringue cup cakes.

 

DSCN9194 (2)

Or if I really feel like a challenge… I decide to unpack my new fridge-freezer, which stands over 6ft and is 7 inches taller than me.   Thankfully I lived to bore you with tell the tale but it was  a near thing.  🙂 Worth it though it’s so pretty.

Past Shadows Cover

 

 It’s definitely safer if I write and that’s what I’ll be doing tomorrow. 🙂

 

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Is It Just Me?

IMAG0064 I didn’t understand other people’s preoccupation with coffee until I started writing full-time. Now I run on auto-pilot, until I’ve sipped my first cup. 🙂

I work at home doing something I love, ‘writing’ so Monday doesn’t hold the same gloomy significance, it once did, when I was part of the working treadmill.

Today was an exception.  I thought toast would be a nice accompaniment to my coffee and I put some under the grill. I didn’t get distracted, something I usually do and checked it after a couple of minutes. It was almost done but it not quite. I returned it to the grill and started to feed Jazz, Oby and Tom their breakfast.

 

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Five minutes later I remembered my toast.DSCN0388 (2)It was actually worse than the picture suggests I scraped it prior to this. Finally I managed to get my now lukewarm coffee and charcoal toast, not quite the breakfast I planned. Still the day can only improve? So is it just me, or does your toast burn, metaphorically speaking, the minute you take your eye of the ball?

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At least my beautiful oriental poppy has opened despite being parted from the plant by a passing ‘little darling’. Maybe Monday won’t be so bad after all. 🙂