Review: The House at the End of Hope Street by Menna van Praag

Alba’s life is falling apart. Everything that she has been working for has literally come to a grinding halt, she has lost all hope.

While working on her MPhil at Cambridge, she suddenly gets rejected and can no longer continue pursuing her passion–history.

While wandering the streets of Cambridge one night, she suddenly finds herself in front of a house that she has never seen before.

Mysteriously drawn to the house, Alba is met by the land lady, Peggy, who invites her into the house for some tea.

As soon as Alba enters the house, she notices the hundreds of photos of famous women in British history–Beatrix Potter, George Eliot, Daphne du Maurier to name a few.


Announement: Winner The House at the End of Hope Street by Menna van Praag

And the winner of The House at the End of Hope Street by Menna van Praag is….

Zoe M (tweeted about the giveaway)

The winner will be notified via email.

Thank you to everyone who entered and a huge thank you to the publisher for making this giveaway possible!

Giveaway: The House at the End of Hope Street by Menna van Praag

Distraught that her academic career has stalled, Alba is walking through her hometown of Cambridge, England, when she finds herself in front of a house she’s never seen before, 11 Hope Street. A beautiful older woman named Peggy greets her and invites her to stay, on the house’s usual conditions: she has ninety-nine nights to turn her life around. With nothing left to lose, Alba takes a chance and moves in.

She soon discovers that this is no ordinary house. Past residents have included George Eliot and Beatrix Potter, who, after receiving the assistance they needed, hung around to help newcomers—literally, in talking portraits on the wall. As she escapes into this new world, Alba begins a journey that will heal her wounds—and maybe even save her life.

Filled with a colorful and unforgettable cast of literary figures, The House at the End of Hope Street is a charming, whimsical novel of hope and feminine wisdom that is sure to appeal to fans of Jasper Fforde and especially Sarah Addison Allen.

Thanks to the publisher, I am ecstatic to be able to offer a paperback copy of The house at the End of Hope Street by Menna van Praag for your enjoyment!

Giveaway runs 3/24/14 to 3/31/14

Winners will be announced 4/1/14.

(how to enter)

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Special Feature: Release Day Return to Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia

If you have been a follower of my blog for any length of time, you will recognize this author as one of frequent reads! I was first introduced to Debra Anastasia with her novel Poughkeepsie which I read a couple of years ago and fell in love with.

Since reading Poughkeepsie, I have also enjoyed reading Anastasia’s other books, Crush Seraphim and Bittersweet Seraphim. This week, Anastasia will be releasing yet another book that I will be reading for review shortly, Return to Poughkeepsie.

This novel is available for purchase on 12/30! Be sure to check it out and spread the word on this thrilling new installment! Here is a sneak peak about whats in store for readers!


Special Feature: Upcoming Holiday Reading Michele Gorman’s Christmas Carol

I always try and post about new upcoming cover reveals, author chats, and other literary related events and I know a lot of you are out there looking for new for your holiday reading lists!

So I thought this sounded like a cheeky book to add to your holiday reading!

Michele Gorman’s Christmas Carol is coming down the chimney on October 24th!

Gorman is also the author of the hilarious chick lit series, Single in the City.

This latest novella is a wickedly funny re-imagining of Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol. Here is a summary of the novella:

One winter wedding, two happy couples, three ex-boyfriends… And a very uncomfortable weekend.

Carol hates Christmas. Being recently dumped, she’s not crazy about weddings either. So her sister Marley’s nuptials, over the Christmas weekend, are making her positively Scrooge-like.

When she arrives for the weekend at the stately home in rural Scotland to find her three ex-boyfriends in attendance, Carol has no choice but to face her ghosts to discover what really happened in those relationships, learning a lot about herself in the process. As the snow falls outside and the fire crackles in the hearth, might one of the wedding guests become the harbinger of Christmases to come?

Available globally in paperback and eBook at these fine locations:


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