Thursday 22 June 2017

Harper Collin's Fiction Showcase

Harper Fiction Showcase

About a month ago I was delighted to be invited to the Harper Collins Fiction Showcase at the Soho Hotel in Soho London. Very fittingly this was in their Library area with gorgeous wall paper that looked like book shelves. I will talk through some of the brilliant books Harper Collins have got out this summer.

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I am sure quite a few of you have heard about Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. This is a book that I am desperate to read as I have heard nothing but praise for this book. This is about Eleanor who is completely fine thank you very much. She has exactly the same routine every day for work and then buys the same two bottles of vodka at the weekend. Nothing is missing from her life, except sometimes everything. One simple act of kindness shatters Eleanor's world and she has to find the courage to face those dark corners she has been avoiding all her life.

I Know My Name by C.J. Cooke has already had praise from amazing thriller writer C.L. Taylor calling it atmospheric, mysterious and intense. Well if my favourite thriller writer has recommended it, then it's definitely going on the list. This is about a woman who washes up on a Greek Island with no recollection of who she is. Back in London Lochlan’s wife has vanished into thin air, but her passport and belongings are all still there. Each piece of evidence the police uncovers shows that someone has told a lie...

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Last Seen is the latest book by Lucy Clarke and I can still remember reading her debut The Sea Sisters four years ago. Last Seen sounds like it's going to be another gripping read. Seven years ago two boys went missing at sea and only one returned. On the anniversary of the accident, Sarah's surviving son disappears. Tensions rise and Sarah's mistrust grows for everyone at Sandbank. Someone saw something that fateful day, but they are determined to keep the truth buried.

My Summer of Magic Moments by Caroline Roberts has such a pretty cover! Claire is ready for a bright new chapter. Winding her way to the coast for a cosy cottage retreat, she prays that three weeks of blissful peace and summer sunshine will wash away the pain of the last year. Her plan for peaceful solitude goes awry when handsome, brooding Ed turns up in the cottage next door. Will a little summer romance prove the worst distraction? Or might it be the perfect remedy?

The Invitation by Lucy Foley caught my eye when it was out in hardback, so I am so happy to have a paperback copy. The Invitation is an epic love story that will transport you from the glamour of the Italian Riviera, to the darkness of war-torn Spain. Perfect for fans of Kate Morton and Victoria Hislop.

The Night Brother by Rosie Garland has a very interesting cover. This is set in the 19th century where Gnome and Edie are like most siblings, they get on well when they are young, bicker when they get older, so much so that Edie tries to distance herself, but can you ever really distance yourself from someone who knows you so well.

Harper Fiction promo girlies

It's not just the books that I love about these events, it's getting to catch up with fellow bloggers. It was lovely to see Zarina from PagetoStageReviews, Rea from ReaBookReviews, Sharon from ShazsBookBlog, Karen from Myreadingcorner Julie Boon from BoonsBookcase and Julie Williams who also blogs for Boon's Book case. Myself and fellow awesome blogger Rea are in the above photo acting as promo girlies for Harper Collins. Come on, why would you not hire us... 

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The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter was one of the books at the Harper Showcase that immediately caught my eye. I love a good thriller and this one sounds so gripping. Two girls are forced into the woods at gunpoint. One runs for her life and the other is left behind...

For a more lighthearted book there is The Once in the Blue Moon Guesthouse by Cressida McLaughlin. This looks like another perfect summer read. Robin Brennan has come home to Campion Bay and she’s set to become the new landlady of The Campion Bay Guesthouse.
Bookings have been as thin and it doesn’t take long for Robin to realise that the place needs a serious makeover.  As she gives the guesthouse a new lease of life, Robin encounters old friends and new, including old flame Tim, who’d clearly like to reboot their romance. But what about Will, the new arrival at No. 4, who’s rocked up with the cutest dog ever? Caught up in a flurry of full-English breakfasts and cream teas, Robin’s never sure what, or who, the next check-in will bring…

What Would Elizabeth Bennet do

A huge thank you to the team at Harper Collins for inviting me to this wonderful event. I can't wait to read the books I picked up. Are there any that have taken your fancy? 

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