The Long Journey Home – Book Tour & Giveaway!

 The Long Journey Home (Johnson Family Legacy Book 3) by [Robinson, James]
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The Johnson’s—Dr. Samuel Johnson, his wife Tabitha and Samuel’s parents, Maxine and Samuel, Sr.–have had a tumultuous four-day wedding trip that would destroy most families. Tabitha makes a fool of herself trying to get Samuel’s attention at the wedding but Samuel is too busy to notice. He is having a torrid liaison with Kat, the gorgeous maid of honor half his age. After missing their flight home, the family lays waste to the Savannah Airport: unearthing dark secrets, sharing unbelievable confessions, and turning their eight-hour layover into an episode of some sleazy talk show. But, as the third story begins, Samuel and Tabitha have taken a step in the right direction. They put a patch on their differences, eschew their trip back home to Pittsburgh, and enjoy a night of hot sex in a Savanah hotel that they’ve never enjoyed before in their marriage. Tragedy will strike Maxine as Senior’s heartless actions put her over the edge. But Tabitha and Samuel will attempt to pull the entire family together once and for all…for the Long Journey Home

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Each book may be read as a stand-alone novel, or as part of the series.

Book of Samuel (Johnson Family Chronicles, Book 1) by [Robinson Jr., James]

Book of Samuel, Johnson Family Chronicles, Book 1

Stranded in the Savannah, Georgia Airport after a family wedding, Dr. Samuel Johnson—a Gynecologist—his wife and his parents confront their family emotional baggage even as their Louis Vitton luggage makes its way to the families final destination. During his eight-hour layover in Savannah, Samuel discovers the painful secrets that mull his father’s past, suffers through the erratic behavior of his mother, and even his lovely even-keeled wife has acquired an inexplicably hard edge. He is also forced to confront the fact that he has grown weary of his all-consuming medical practice and longs for another life. As tensions rise, more and more secrets are revealed as the airport becomes the family’s battleground. Can Samuel find a way to make things right?

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The Long Goodbye (Johnson Family Chronicles, Book 2) by [Robinson Jr, James]

The Long Goodbye, Johnson Family Chronicles, Book 2

Under the sweltering Savannah sun, magnolia trees bloom and a posh wedding takes place. The happy couple, open bar, opulent favors and scrumptious food are merely window dressing for the real drama…Fifty-five-year-old Samuel is mesmerized by Kat, the gorgeous maid of honor who is half his age and is doubly interested in him. Samuel’s wife, Tabitha, fights desperately to draw his attentions back to her and their floundering marriage. Meanwhile, Samuel’s mother, Maxine, runs into a man from her past. As the liquor flows, lips are loosened and the truth wins out. Will Samuel be led astray by the promise of restoring his own waning youth? Will Maxine find new love with an old flame?

 

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About the Author

Hi Everyone! James Robinson, Jr. is so formal; call me Jim. People have also referred to me as James, Jay, Jayzer, and even Jimbo. (You can thank my middle daughter for the Jimbo thing. Kids have no respect for authority these days.) I’m a sixty-year-old father of three, thirty-plus daughters and grandfather of four who has been battered by gravity unmercilessly (see Fighting the Effects of Gravity). I was late getting into the writing game. Mainly because I was busy having children and trying to keep them fed.

I have written and published most of the books that you see here since 2012. My first book, Fighting the Effects of Gravity, was a long-term project that I started long before the digital revolution. My next book, Death of a Shrinking Violet, consists of 13 essays including the memorable entry, “Damn You Sam’s Club!” My latest work, a novella, is my first foray into the world of fiction. Along the way, I have managed to take home two Five-Star Readers’ Favorite Reviews and become an Indie Excellence and Readers’ Favorite Award finalist.

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This is the first book I’ve read by James Robinson and I’m pleased to say I thoroughly enjoyed it. I was worried that by starting at book 3 of the Johnson Family Legacy series I would be lost and not know what was going on, this wasn’t the case at all and this book can definitely be enjoyed as a stand alone novel. As a side note though, I would like to go back and read books one and two to learn more about the characters, especially Maxine who I adored!

Lots of adult romances take a while to build up the sexual tension between characters, not this one! This one dives straight in to the good stuff as Samuel and his wife Tabitha get reacquainted with each other in the hallway of the hotel they hastily booked in an attempt to rescue their marriage. They discover more than each other’s bodies throughout this story which is a beautiful twist on a second chance romance. Whilst Samuel and Tabitha have been together the entire time, they discover they were miles apart not only from each other but also from other family members.

One of my favourite parts of this book is where Samuel discovers that his children avoid coming home from the holidays because of him, and instead of dwelling on this and feeling sorry for himself, he steps up. He picks up the phone and calls his son, I also love the use of text messages in the book, my favourite of these is between the two brothers whilst discussing their Father’s change of character.

Whilst one marriage is saved, another sadly falls apart. Samuel Senior abandons his wife in brutal fashion at the airport to start a life with his second family. Maxine feels cast aside like an old rag doll, the shock leads to a period of depression and an attempt to take her own life. I really felt for Maxine during this part of her life and feel that the author handled the suicide attempt sensitively and created a narrative where you as the reader are concerned for the well being of his characters. As Maxine recovers and comes to learn that her son saved her life and that she is loved and needed she grows strong enough to face her demons head on.

She enters rehab to tackle addiction and again Robinson handles this sensitively and intellectually without pushing for shock value or tabloid style drama. Maxine for me is the character that grows the most through this story and I love her.

This book is jam packed with love, sex, family, addiction, mental health, heartbreak, joy, jealousy and new found friendship I can barely even begin to scratch the surface in this review without spoilers so please go and read this book! I devoured this story in one day and highly recommend this as a summer read for 2018!

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Book Tour: Embracing Her Heart by Melissa Foster

Embracing Her Heart (The Montgomerys Book 1) by [Foster, Melissa]

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Welcome to Oak Falls, Virginia, home to horse farms, midnight rodeos, bookstores, coffee shops, and quaint restaurants where you’re greeted like family and treated like treasured guests. Buckle up for a wild ride. Like any Southern girls worth their salt, the sweet-talking, sharp-tongued Montgomery sisters can take men to their knees with one seductive glance or a single sugarcoated sentence.



In EMBRACING HER HEART…
Leaving New York City and returning to her hometown to teach a screenplay writing class seems like just the break Grace Montgomery needs. Until her sisters wake her at four thirty in the morning to watch the hottest guys in town train wild horses and she realizes that escaping her sisters’ drama-filled lives was a lot easier from hundreds of miles away. To make matters worse, she spots the one man she never wanted to see again—ruggedly handsome Reed Cross.

Reed was one of Michigan’s leading historical preservation experts, but on the heels of catching his girlfriend in bed with his business partner, his uncle suffers a heart attack. Reed cuts all ties and returns home to Oak Falls to run his uncle’s business. A chance encounter with Grace, his first love, brings back memories he’s spent years trying to escape.

Grace is bound and determined not to fall under Reed’s spell again—and Reed wants more than another taste of the woman he’s never forgotten. When a midnight party brings them together, passion ignites and old wounds are opened. Grace sets down the ground rules for the next three weeks. No touching, no kissing, and if she has it her way, no breathing, because every breath he takes steals her ability to think. But Reed has other ideas…

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The Bradens & Montgomerys are part of Melissa’s Love in Bloom big-family romance collection featuring alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They’re flawed, funny, passionate, and relatable to readers who enjoy contemporary romance and women’s fiction.. All Love in Bloom novels are written to stand alone and may also be enjoyed as part of the larger series, so pe right into this fun, sexy romance.

PLEASE NOTE: Future books in the original Montgomery series are crossing over to the Bradens at Pleasant Hill, and for this reason Melissa has combined the series into THE BRADENS & MONTGOMERYS (Pleasant Hill – Oak Falls).

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

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“Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!” – NYT Bestseller Lauren Blakely

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Embracing Her Heart (The Montgomerys Book 1) by [Foster, Melissa]

Releasing June 27th……..

Discover the magic of New York Times bestseller Melissa Foster’s writing, and see why millions of readers have fallen in love with the Bradens.

Fall in love with Beau Braden and Charlotte Sterling in ANYTHING FOR LOVE. Full book description coming soon.

The Bradens & Montgomerys are part of Melissa’s Love in Bloom big-family romance collection. All Love in Bloom novels are written to stand alone and may also be enjoyed as part of the larger series, so pe right into this fun, sexy romance.

Full book description coming soon.

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Embracing Her Heart (The Montgomerys Book 1) by [Foster, Melissa]

Releasing January 9th, 2019……..

Discover the magic of New York Times bestseller Melissa Foster’s writing, and see why millions of readers have fallen in love with the Bradens and the rest of the Love in Bloom big-family romance collection.

Fall in love with Graham Braden and Morgyn Montgomery in TRAILS OF LOVE, the third book in the Bradens & Montgomerys series.

The Bradens & Montgomerys are part of Melissa’s Love in Bloom big-family romance collection. All Love in Bloom novels are written to stand alone and may also be enjoyed as part of the larger series, so pe right into this fun, sexy romance.

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About the author

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance and women’s fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Readers adore Melissa’s fun, flirty, and sinfully sexy, award-winning big-family romance collection, LOVE IN BLOOM featuring the Snow Sisters, Bradens, Remingtons, Ryders, Seaside Summer, Harborside Nights, Wild Boys and Bad Boys After Dark, and the Montgomerys. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented– perfect beach reads for contemporary romance lovers who enjoy reading about loyal, wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines with complex and relatable issues.

Melissa also writes sweet and clean romance under the pen name Addison Cole.

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I’ve read a handful of Melissa Foster’s books in the past and was thrilled to receive a free copy of this eBook in return for an honest review. I have volunteered to share my review and all opinions are 100% my own.

Grace Montgomery left everything behind to pursue her dream, and no-one was going to hold her back, not her family, not her home town and certainly not her high school sweetheart Reed – who swore he would never leave Oak Falls. Beautifully creative, ambitious and intelligent Grace achieves everything she ever wanted; except one thing. True passionate love. A promise to her sister brings her home where Grace realises that her life may be in New York City but her heart is in Oak Falls.

Reed Cross is jaw droppingly gorgeous. After Grace left him behind Reed had no choice but to flee Oak Falls and the memories of the love he lost. He becomes a leading historical preservation experts but deception and his beloved Uncle’s poor health bring him back to his home town.

A chance meeting throws our former lovers back together but years of unfulfilled desire and white hot chemistry lead them to wonders of what could have been then but most importantly, what could be now.

Embracing Her Heart is a second chance love story, that made me happy to read. Although it is erotica this book feels wholesome, it is not just about sex and romantic love between our two main characters. Family is a key theme throughout this book, from the doting Aunt and Uncle who raised Reed as their own after his mother passed and his father failed to care for him, to Grace worried about being driven mad by her annoying sisters find that they enrich her life by pushing her to do more of what she loves. One of my favourite scenes is where Grace rushes home to her mother as a revelation leaves her frightened that she has led her parents to think she is embarrassed by them. The reaction from Grace’s mum is beautiful as is the relationship between mother and all her daughters.

Foster uses her superb descriptive skills to sculpt characters who are stunningly beautiful yet relatable. A perfect mix of fantasy and reality.

As always she writes sex that is hot, believable and adventurous without being vulgar or cringe worthy.

I really don’t want to discuss the plot too much as I hate spoilers and I don’t want to risk ruining the book for you. What I will say is that I definitely recommend this book, it’s a great read and I found it highly entertaining. I’ve read some reviews that say they would have preferred more conflict in this story however, with so much conflict in the world sometimes you just want to read a good romance that transports you to the beautiful South, has characters you care about and gets you a little hot under the collar!

 

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Book Review: “Raven’s Peak” by Lincoln Cole

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My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I was given a free digital copy of Raven’s Peak by onlinebookclub in exchange for an honest review.

The story follows Demon Hunter Abigail on a personal crusade fueled by guilt and rage towards the demons who took something irreplaceable from her. Abigail is headstrong and does not play well with others. She repeatedly breaks the rules and ignores direct orders. Haatim, is an intelligent yet naive rich boy with Daddy issues who fled his native India, returning to America – the place he went to college – after the death of his sister. He blames God for her death and is engulfed in a crisis of faith when he is offered a unique and strangely tempting job offer.

Abigail and Haatim’s worlds collide as Haatim finds himself trapped in supernatural crossfire. Abigail is forced to save his life, initially a major inconvenience to her, she discovers he is more than the shy book smart, world shy boy she thought he was. Thrown together they follow reports of strange happenings in the sleepy mountain town of Raven’s Peak where they stumble into the path of an incredibly powerful demon who has possessed a young boy and is wreaking havoc throughout the town. Our unlikely duo fight to save the town from annihilation whilst battling demons of their own.

Overall, there were a lot of things I liked about this book. The character development of Abigail and Haatim being a high point. Haatim matures and Abigail softens. They become friends and help affect other in lasting ways.

Another positive for me was the action scenes,the fast paced tension made me want to keep reading. Parts of this book were real page turners. Paranormal aspects were fantastic and sprinkled with just enough realism to keep the story grounded and believable.

I liked the paranormal gore. Descriptions of gore, torture and murder may not be to everyone’s taste but I’m a huge fan of the Walking Dead so this was right up my street. This book includes heads on spikes, torn out intestines, throat slitting and a variety of other ways to die. I also appreciated the diversity of the main characters. Abigail is black, Haatim is Indian this breaks the all too familiar mold of the white male operative in this genre. I also liked that the book covers all different religions are under Haatims studies and knowledge.

Onto the not so good stuff, the first chapter of Raven’s Peak is absolutely sensational, the story starts with a hell of a bang but then fizzles and takes a while to get going again. Some parts of description are superfluous such as repeated use of ‘hand cross bow’ in a later chapter and over use of cliches such as he ‘released a breath he didn’t know he was holding’ and ‘hit her like a ton of bricks’. There are also a couple of errors in writing. For example at one point a character changes gender in the course of one sentence ‘This one had his sleeves rolled up and tattoos covering her arms’.

The novel is called Raven’s Peak but we don’t arrive there until past the halfway point of the story.

My biggest bug bear with this book though is the ending. Don’t worry, I won’t spoil it, I will say though that I understand that this is book one of a series and that the author wants us to read the next installment but this book stops abruptly. We go from action, action, action to the end in a matter of a page. A huge disappointment. I can see the cliff hanger but for me instead of ‘I must get the next book now’ I felt ‘is that it?’.

Overall, I have to say that I did enjoy the book, plus first books can be a bit wobbly. I’d like to read the next installment and see what happens next. If you like fantasy stories, demons and actions scenes and can ignore a few errors here and there I think you would enjoy Raven’s Peak. It is a tale of murder, deception, faith and family and is definitely worth a read.

I give this book 3 out of 4 stars.

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World Poetry Day 2018

In case you were wondering:World Poetry Day is celebrated on 21 March, and was declared by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 1999. Its purpose is to promote the reading, writing, publishing and teaching of poetry throughout the world and, as the original UNESCO declaration says, to “give fresh recognition and impetus to national, regional and international poetry movements” ~ Sourced from Wikipedia

I can’t think of a better day to share three of my favourite poems. I’ll delve into why I chose these in a later post; for now simply enjoy!

1. Stevie Smith – Not Waving but Drowning
Nobody heard him, the dead man,
But still he lay moaning:
I was much further out than you thought
And not waving but drowning.

Poor chap, he always loved larking
And now he’s dead
It must have been too cold for him his heart gave way,
They said.

Oh, no no no, it was too cold always
(Still the dead one lay moaning)
I was much too far out all my life
And not waving but drowning.

2. Jenny Joseph – Warning
When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals, and say we’ve no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I’m tired
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
And run my stick along the public railings
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick flowers in other people’s gardens
And learn to spit.

You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat
And eat three pounds of sausages at a go
Or only bread and pickle for a week
And hoard pens and pencils and beermats and things in boxes.

But now we must have clothes that keep us dry
And pay our rent and not swear in the street
And set a good example for the children.
We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.

But maybe I ought to practise a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.

3. I Want To Feel Your Bum – Craig Charles

I wanna feel your bum, but I know, you’ll slap me hand.

Every time I see you smile, it makes me want to stand.

I want to kiss your lips, but I’m scared about me breath.

I wanna hold your hand, but I’m half frightened to death.

I want to drop formalities and let my fingers roam, but me mum’s banging on the ceiling, telling me to take you home.

I wanna take you to the picture’s, your studys in the way.

And leaving can be grieving, when you always wanna stay.

I wanna marry you this instant, and let my feelings delve, but me Dad says I’ll have to wait, because I’m only twelve.

International Day of Happiness

Happy International Day of Happiness!

Did you know according to the World Happiness Report* Norway is the happiest country in the world? The nation leapt from 4th place in 2016 to the top of the report in 2017; whereas China is no happier now than it was 25 years ago.

The United States has fallen from 3rd in 2007 to 14th in 2017, with the UK lagging behind in 19th place. This report highlights that “happiness is both social and personal” and that the biggest cause of misery in rich countries is mental illness.

*You can view the full report here: http://www.dayofhappiness.net/report/

So what can we do to bring happiness in to our lives?

Action for Happiness are a not for profit organisation of people from 160 countries who are supported by a network of like minded organisations including Psychologies magazine, Just Giving, The Huffington Post, Headspace and many more, who are urging the world to make happiness a priority.

Their campaign is so strong that all 193 UN countries have made resolutions to make happiness a greater priority. 

For too long I thought happiness could be found in possessions, my income and even in food, but that only led to a house filled with things I don’t use, stress over what people think and an ever expanding waist line.

I got it all wrong; however, Action for Happiness have created the following list of 10 keys to happier living to help Ebenezer reclaim happiness.

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“The Ten Keys to Happier Living are based on an extensive review of the latest findings from the science of wellbeing. They are all areas which research shows tend to make a big difference to our happiness and are within our control.”

You can find out more about the list and ideas for each heading by downloading the full International Day of Happiness pack for free here: http://www.dayofhappiness.net/ 

There’s even a pack specially designed for kids.

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Will you join me in taking the Action for Happiness Pledge?

I will try to create more happiness and less unhappiness in the world around me

Remember not to overwhelm yourself, start small, hold a door open for someone, eat dinner with your spouse at the table instead of in front of the TV, leave a kind note in a library book. Small actions add up to big change.

I hope you’ve found this post a handy introduction to International Happiness day and the work of Action for Happiness, I’d love to hear from you, leave me a comment letting me know how you bring happiness into your life.

I’m going to end with this glorious poem from the Action for Happiness website:

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Friction Free Shaving: Review and 25% off your first order

Has anyone seen Spring? I’m concerned that it may have gotten lost! Usually a time of Easter Eggs and Daffodils, March has brought with it a foot of snow. As I brush off my snow boots for the laborious trudge to work this evening I am dreaming of sunshine.

Of walks along the coast, ice cream cone in hand wearing my favourite skirt and sandals, soaking up the rays with my nearest and dearest. I don’t see that happening any time soon so instead I will treat myself to a bubble bath, cup of tea in my favourite Pusheen mug and indulge in some at home pampering.

Who doesn’t love a bit of pampering? It’s nice to feel nice and as I get older I realise there is truth to the adage “if you feel good, you look good“. One thing I struggle with which hinders both looking and feeling good is super sensitive skin. Years of cuts, razor burns and red raw shaving rash resulted in my giving up on shaving entirely.

I don’t believe that a woman ‘has’ to shave to feel good, I genuinely prefer to. I love the feel of freshly shaved legs and I really don’t like hair under my arms. It was this video from xAmeliax that encouraged me to order from Friction Free Shaving, it sounded like they offered the products I’ve been waiting for.

First impressions of the website were that it’s gorgeous, easy to navigate and user friendly. Within minutes I’d selected a 6 blade rose gold razor to be delivered to my door for £9 a month. Initially, I was hesitant to add additional products to my order as they seemed a little expensive and I wanted to see how I got on with the blades before I tried anything else.

My first order arrived within days. The box fits through your letter box so you don’t have to worry about missing the delivery. Your first box will contain, your chosen handle, a pack of 4 blades and a plastic blade cover.

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The whole idea of Friction Free Shaving is that to keep your shave smooth and free of irritation you need to use a high quality blade and change it each week. I follow the easy to remember ditty on the lid and change my blade on Sunday. Let’s be honest, we all have Craig David in our head now don’t we?

Honestly? I expected to be disappointed with this product. After trying several brands and experiencing skin irritation over again I was pessimistic. Oh my gawd was I wrong! This thing is amazing! My legs felt incredible and not one single cut, even over the knees which usually look like I’ve fallen off my bike after shaving – I’m so glamorous 😛  After several uses my underarm remained smooth and silky and not one dot of shaving rash. I don’t even get the post shave deodorant burn anymore. That is worth £9 a month on it’s own!

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The handle is sturdy and shaped beautifully for your grip. It doesn’t feel flimsy or plasticky like some other well known branded handles. It feels good quality and shows care in every millimetre of its design.

Each time I shave my legs I move a little higher up the leg, approaching my most troublesome area; my bikini line. This is where I’ve struggled the most with shaving rashes and razor burn in the past. I’m not all the way there yet but so far so good.

What I love about Friction Free Shaving is that if you find you are not shaving as often and would be stock piling blades to receive your next delivery you can choose to either

  1. switch your delivery to every two months; or
  2. replace your blades with another of their products. For example I don’t need blades this month as due to the snow I have been living in my leggings and not shaving my legs so I have switched out my blades and instead have the shaving gel on its way. This saves me changing my delivery dates and allows me to try the shaving gel for no extra cost.

How good is that?

If you would like to try Friction Free shaving and receive a fantastic 25% off your order you can enter my unique code MIXFTU at check out.

Using my code gives you 25% off and I will £2.50 off my next order. All customers get this fantastic opportunity when they sign up so you can share your code with your friends and receive money off.

It just gets better and better!

What is not to love!

I am genuinely thrilled with Friction Free Shaving. My skin feels wonderful and so do I. By the time summer arrives I’ll be ready to show off my legs in my favourite skirt and not have to worry about the blight of shaving rash! Hallelujah

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If you decide to try them let me know what you think. I’d love to hear from you.

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Etsy Store Spotlight: HandmadeByHannaRose with Discount Code

Store Name: HandmadeByHannaRose

Store Owner: Hannah Smith

Founded: 2017

URL: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/HandmadeByHannaRose

Instagram: @HandmadeByHannaRose

Welcome to another Etsy Store Spotlight, if you missed my first one you can read it here. Today I want to share with you the amazing HandmadeByHannaRose. If you love hand stitched lovelies, scented candles and mugs / tea cups you are going to love this store.

Hannah makes the most beautiful delicately scented soy wax candles inspired by famous scents, set in the most gorgeous tea cups and mugs. Here is a small selection of her work:

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My absolute favourite item from Hannah is my floral make up brush roll, she lovingly hand makes each of these rolls; she even makes gorgeous kiddie sized wraps to hold crayons; how cute is that!

Whilst I was recovering from having my appendix removed Hannah kindly sent me a Get Well card, some wax melts and a £5 voucher for her store; I immediately ordered myself a sweet floral brush roll. My husband bought me a stunning set of make up brushes for Christmas, I needed somewhere to keep them safe and clean and this seemed perfect.

It arrived quickly and was wrapped beautifully in cellophane and finished with a ribbon. I immediately loved it! It feels wonderful, the roll is slightly padded and the double ribbons allow for a secure tie.

This wrap has space for 18 brushes of various sizes which you can see more clearly here:

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They fit perfectly and are beautifully padded and protected when you roll them up, the brushes don’t crash together thanks to the lovely padding inside the roll. I can’t recommend this enough, there are several colours and prints to choose from, and if you don’t see something you like send her a message, I promise you she will be happy to help.

Every part of the ordering journey with Hannah is a delight. Not only are you ordering high quality goods and supporting a small business; you are buying from a genuinely lovely person.

As a special gift all Northernbird84 readers can claim 10% off their orders at HandmadebyHannaRose. 

All you need to do is enter code NORTHERNBIRD10 at checkout!

Enjoy! 

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