Saturday, 18 February 2017

Latest in Beauty: Le Fashion Fetish Beauty Box

The Le Fashion Fetish Beauty Box from Latest in Beauty is in collaboration with blogger Anna Shearer and features some of her favourite products (the box costs £60, although I bought it with a tenner off - thanks for the code LIB! And the box is now down to a bargainous £45!) I adore Tada & Toy earrings so that kind of swayed me!

So what's inside:

Tada & Toy Crescent Moon Studs
Chantecaille Bio-Lifting Cream 10ml
Rosalena Rock & Rose Radiance Boosting Face Oil 5ml
Maria Nila Luminous Colour Masque 250g
Oribe Supershine Moisturizing Cream 50ml
Smith & Cult Lip Gloss 5ml
OM Konjac Sponge
OM Pure Glow Cleanser 5ml
NIP+FAB Viper Venom Micro Blur 40ml
Skimono Mask
Nails Inc. 14ml Colville Mews
Strip Wax Bar Brow Wax (London)

My favourites:

Pick your box up (while stocks last) at Latest in Beauty.

Friday, 17 February 2017

Tropic Skincare: So Sleepy Collection

I've been testing out Tropic Skincare's So Sleepy Collection* (£10) which is a limited edition duo which helps you get the perfect night's sleep. The duo contains a 15ml Pillow Mist and a 5ml Temple Roll-On.

I recently reviewed their fabulous Super Greens Nutrient Boost Serum* so I had high hopes for the So Sleepy Collection*.

The duo are very effective in aiding a restful night's sleep.  Essential oils of Rosewood, Vanilla and Lavender soothe the mind, helping restless thoughts to be forgotten and to help you to sleep soundly and to awaken feeling refreshed and ready to go.

To use: Spray 2-3 pumps of the Pillow Mist on your pillow. Apply the roll-on to your temples and wrists just before bed.

The blend is really lovely and the duo really works. It is a Limited Edition duo so if you fancy it you should buy it now!

*complimentary - all thoughts are genuine - I love this duo!

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Love Lula: Seaweed Beauty

My choices for February were inspired by Faith Hogan's book Secrets we Keep. The book is an absolutely fantastic read set in Ireland. You can see my short review in my January Books roundup. The book features an old bathhouse which is brought back to life - if you like reading it's a must!

So here's my picks:

Mungo Murphy's Single Sea-Bag (£3.90)* - this intriguing product makes for a great detoxifying treat. Inside the bag is 60g of naturally dried seaweed (Laminaria digitata). It can be used twice and thereafter used as a scrub in the shower (before composting!)

To use: Place the sea-bag in a pot of kettle boiled water. Leave to simmer for 5-10 minutes before pouring the whole lot in the freshly drawn bath. The seaweed will then release its luxurious natural oils which are full of Vitamins, Minerals, Amino Acids and trace elements. The heat of the bathwater will open your pores and the benefits of the seaweed is absorbed by the skin.

The Sea Soap (£6.95)* smells deeply of the sea and seaweed and is such a treat!  The large chunk moisturises and nourishes the skin leaving it feel soft and scented with tangy sea salt.

To use: lather with water and use as a body or hand wash.

REN's Seaweed & Sage Body Wash (200ml - £15)* has a lovely herbal scent which is refreshing and reviving. The wash is formulated with toning seaweed extract and an invigorating blend of essential oils - Geranium, Cypress, Rosemary and Sage.

To use: massage over wet skin in the bath or shower.

The Seaweed Bath Company is a new brand to me. Hailing from Maine the company was created to find a better skincare solution for Adam who suffered from severe psoriasis and found that the soothing and detoxifying powers of seaweed calmed his skin. From the range I chose their Citrus Vanilla Body Cream 177ml - £16.99)* which deeply moisturises the skin. The cream has a sweet citrus vanilla scent which smells beautiful. Formulated with Organic bladderwrack seaweed which contains 65+ vitamins and minerals, antioxidant-rich blue green algae, antimicrobial neem oil, hydrating aloe, coconut, Hawaiian kukui and Olive oils.

To use: apply to the skin as often as needed.

My final pick is from PHB Ethical Beauty - Skin Refresh Gel with Seaweed & Mint (120ml - £13.75)* which has a beautiful invigorating and refreshing scent. It's a multi-use product (you know how much I love one of them!) and is good for heat rash, insect bites and tired feet as it soothes and refreshes. The gel can also be used on the face and body (and is great to use after sunbathing).

To use: massage into the skin and allow it to sink in.

What's your favourite beauty products containing seaweed?

*I received these products are part of the Love Lula Accredited Blogger Program. All thoughts are genuine and my post contains some affiliate links. I added £6.59 to my monthly allocation in order to enable me to try a range of products.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

TOSé Apothecary: French Clay & Lemongrass Detoxifying Body Scrub, Ylang Ylang & Macadamia Body Oil & Wild Rose, Frankincense & Myrrh Facial Serum

Back in December I tried my first TOSé Apothecary product - Vanilla & Coffee Butter Lip Scrub* which you can read about HERE.

Abha recently sent me some other products in the range which I've been so impressed with - they are effective as well as gorgeous!

The French Clay & Lemongrass Detoxifying Body Scrub* comes in two sizes - large £25 and medium £15. It has an uplifting scent and is made with dead sea salt crystals and detoxifying french clay. The scrub is scented with Lemongrass and Lime and has the perfect amount of scrubbiness. It leaves the skin feeling smooth and nourished and the mind is uplifted.

To use: massage a small amount onto damp skin in the bath or shower before rinsing.

Ylang Ylang & Macadamia Body Oil* (£22 - 100ml) is a luxurious body oil which is scented with Ylang Ylang, Bergamot and Lavender which helps to restore inner balance and calm. The scent is also uplifting and is a real treat for the skin and the senses.

The blend is handcrafted using Macadamia, Hazelnut, Ricebran, Hemp Seed and Coconut oils which regenerate, nourish, balance, heal, soothes and protects.

To use: massage liberally onto the skin after your bath or shower.

Wild Rose, Frankincense & Myrrh Facial Serum* (£28 - 30ml) is one of the nicest and most effective serums I've used in a long time. It also has an incredibly lovely floral scent.

It revitalises, balances, regenerates, nourishes and restores the skin and is the "perfect blend for your skin to keep ageing troubles at bay". Formulated with Rosehip, Jojoba, Hazelnut, Lavender, Geranium, Rosemary, Frankincense, Myrrh and Vitamin E.

To use: at night-time warm 2-3 drops in your palm before gently massaging over the face and neck.

I've been so impressed with these products and find I can't recommend them highly enough. Have you used any products from TOSé Apothecary before?

*complimentary - although all my thoughts are genuine - I truly love these beautiful blends.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Love Lula Beauty Box - February 2017

My Love Lula Beauty Box* was waiting me yesterday on return from a night away (big thanks to the neighbour for taking it in!) This month the UK box (it contains nail polish) is worth £37.

So what's inside:

Madara Micellar Water (100ml worth £12) - I'm a huge fan of this micellar water and always have it in my stash. See my review HERE.

Maggie Anne Nail Polish in Jasper (another full size 11ml and worth £10.50). It's a 6 toxin-free gel effect nail polish with a glossy high shine. This is a natural beige shade and will suit all skin tones.

I'm a huge Ooh! Oils of Heaven fan (see my spotlight on them HERE). Included this month is new and exclusive to Love Lula - Natural Marula Oil 15ml (£9.50) which I can't wait to try!

From Greenfrog Botanic, a brand which I've heard of but not got round to trying yet is their Botanical Body Wash with Neroli & Lime (100ml and worth £3.90). It's made from organic soapberries and smells gorgeous.

The final item this month is cult classic Weleda's Skin Food in a handy 10ml travel size (£2.25). See my review HERE.

What are your thoughts on this month's box?

*I received February's Love Lula Beauty Box as part of the Love Lula Accredited Blogger Program. All thoughts are genuine and my post contains some affiliate links.

Saturday, 11 February 2017


As you'll know I'm always on the lookout for new brands so when I spotted Australian brand ROHR REMEDY at LT Linens (only UK stockist) I excitedly chose the product which appealed to me the most - Desert Lime Body Moisturiser (£20 - 250ml).

LT Linens was founded by Laura, an ex-pat Scot living in New Zealand. She found it difficult to source mid-price good quality egyptian cotton bedding and duvet sets and sourced fair trade hand embroidered bed sheets from a commune in Vietnam as well as bedding from India and Portugal. She moved back to Scotland in 2014.

Laura also makes her own soy wax candles and diffusers - which look and sound gorgeous see HERE.

ROHR REMEDY products are formulated using Australian Bush medicines and dermatological science using wild harvested native plants. They are free from parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, propylene gylcol, sulphates, synthetic fragrances, bisphenol A (BPA), artificial colours, aluminium and silicones.

Packaging is luxe and recyclable and their are 8 essential products in the range (there are 4 available at LT Linens) - Australian wild flower deodorant, honey myrtle body wash, desert lime body moisturiser, lilly pilly & omega 3 face moisturiser, kakadu plum Vit C face serum, boab & rosehip with Vit E oil, gumbi gumbi lip balm and rosalina face cleanser.

Desert Lime Body Moisturiser contains desert lime extract which contains a high concentration of Vitamin C, Folate (a Vit B) and Vitamin E. It repairs and deeply moisturises the skin (it was traditionally used by Indigenous Australians for it's revitalising qualities). Giant kelp moisturises and softens. The scent is distinctly lime - mouthwatering and delicious. The moisturiser absorbs instantly and is a real luxe treat for the skin.

To use: apply daily to nourish and soften the skin.

And yes, I love this product and now want to try more from the RANGE. Have you used any products from ROHR REMEDY before?

Friday, 10 February 2017

Evolve Organic Beauty: Radiant Glow Mask

Evolve Organic Beauty's Radiant Glow Mask (£12 - 30ml) which I received as a free gift with order at Sujet de Vert is just gorgeous.

The mask honestly smells good enough to eat! A blend of raw Cacao powder and clay it revitalises and purifies the skin. Coconut granules buff the skin while Baobab Seed oil smoothes and nourishes and sugar granules turn the mask into a rich milk on contact with water. Omega 6 rejuvenates and helps with cellular repair while Sweet Almond oil nourishes. Organic Vanilla oil gives the mask it's delicious scent. It really is a luxe treat.

100% natural and 82% organic, cruelty free and suitable for vegans and packaging is simple but attractive and recyclable.

To use: using dry hands apply a thick layer to the skin. Leave 5 minutes before rinsing.

What's your favourite Evolve Organic Beauty product?

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Nourish Kale 3D Cleanse

I've been testing out Nourish's Kale 3D Cleanse (£25 - 100ml)* which is absolutely fantastic. The cleanser changes colour as the cleansing process takes place. When the skin has been thoroughly cleansed the product will change colour from white to pale green (WOW).

Kale extract helps to eliminate environmental stressors and protects the skin while Griffonia extract protects from UV damage. Algin hydrates and Rosemary extract purifies and cleanses.

Hyaluronic acid, probiotics and oxygenating extracts refresh the skin. Make up and daily grime are easily removed leaving the skin feeling comfortable and clean.

To use: massage onto damp skin adding a little water. The colour of the cleanser will change to green when the skin is cleansed. Rinse.

Suitable for all skin types and free from alcohol, parabens, TEA, DEA, phenoxyethanol, sulphates, mineral oils, PEGS and silicones.

Have you tried this cleanser?


Wednesday, 8 February 2017

MAKE Skincare

I've been testing out some products* from MAKE Skincare. Make Skincare was founded by Mary Temperley who creates all the exquisite products by hand in a converted barn in Somerset.  They are made with natural active ingredients - exotic oils, vitamins and plant extracts along with the purest essential oils and floral absolutes.

Packaging is an absolute joy (and made my heart sing!). Delivery is free on orders over £75 and £2.75 for orders under £75.  You can also add a gift box for an extra £2 (this comes free if you order 2 products or more). If you go for this option you'll find your products nestled in a black magnetic box with shredded tissue and rose petals (it's the little things..)

Mary sent me MAKE Face, Hands & Feet Gift Set II (£17.50)* and MAKE Lip Revive Lime, Lemon & Lavender Lip Balm (£4.75)*

Inside the gift set are minis (15ml) of Hands Replenish Pink Grapefruit Hand Cream, Face Smooth Intense Moistuiser with Hyaluronic Acid and Linden Blossom and Feet Revive Lime, Lemon and Lavender Foot Cream which are the perfect try me size, gift or for travel.

The products are truly gorgeous and a real treat for the skin and senses. My winter skin just lapped up the Face Smooth (which I'll be buying soon!) This day time moisturiser has a mousse like texture which melts onto the skin. It contains naturally active ingredients, Hyaluronic acid which plumps and moisturises, Linden Blossom helps to de-stress and tone. Other ingredients include Vitamins A, C and E, Apricot, Kiwi Seed and Macadamia oils along with Aloe Vera. The moisturiser has a honey floral scent.

Hands Replenish deeply nourishes the hands and nails. It's made with Jojoba and Avocado oils, Beeswax and Antioxidants and it contains Pink Grapefruit, Ylang Ylang, Geranium and Rose Otto essential oils giving the cream a fruity floral scent.

Feet Revive is scented with Lime, Lemon and Lavender essential oils which are antiseptic and refreshing. Other ingredients include Avocado and Apricot Kernel Oils and Beeswax. The feet are left soft, smooth, moisturised and smelling sweetly.

Lip Revive is a newish launch and smells good enough to eat! Made with a blend of Lime, Lemon and Lavender essential oils, Jojoba oil, Vitamin E and Beeswax. The balm deeply nourishes and softens the lips and I've been reaching for it several times a day (I'm also a sucker for the pretty packaging).

As you'll know I try a lot of products but I just can't get enough of these gorgeous skin loving treats. I just love everything about them - effective, beautiful, fragrant, natural and such a treat for the skin - I just can't wait to try more from the range. 

Have you used anything from MAKE Skincare before? If so, what's your favourite products?


Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Ermana Natural Skincare: Fresh Foot Balm with Peppermint & Patchouli

It's been a while since I've tried any Ermana Natural Skincare products (and the range has expanded since then). See my review of their Cleanse Balm* and Nurture Body Oil* HERE and an update post HERE.

I've recently been testing out their Fresh Foot Balm with Peppermint and Patchouli (60ml - £20)* which comes packaged in a recyclable jar and printed cardboard box. 

The foot balm is a real luxe treat for the feet (an area of the body often neglected!) Natural butters are hand blended in small batches with Sweet Almond oil and Beeswax and the balm is scented with Peppermint and Patchouli essential oils.

To use: warm a small amount between your fingertips before massaging over the feet, concentrating on dry and rough areas. You only need a tiny amount so this pot will last for ages.

It deeply nourishes, protects and softens (and smells glorious). It's the perfect product for getting your feet sandal ready! The balm would also be good to use after a day's sightseeing, shopping or exercise as it also cools and refreshes.

What's your favourite Ermana Natural Skincare product? Have you tried Fresh Foot Balm before?

And... keep your eyes peeled for my upcoming Ermana giveaway!


Monday, 6 February 2017

Blog Tour: Mary's the Name by Ross Sayers

I'm taking part in my very first blog tour today! You can see all the other bloggers taking part below:

Debut Author, Ross Sayer's book Mary's the Name was published by Cranachan Publishing on 30th January and you can buy your copy HERE. Ross's book launch took place last week in Stirling and was jam packed, people were turned away as it was so busy (!) and they ran out of books! You can read Sharon's (@sbairden) review of the evening HERE.

From the back of the book:

An eight-year-old girl and her granpa are on the run...

"When me and Granpa watched James Bond films, he told me not to be scared because people didn't have guns like that in Scotland. That must've been why the robbers used hammers".

Orphaned Mary lives with her granpa, but after he is mixed up in a robbery at the bookies where he works, they flee to the Isle of Skye. Gradually, Mary realises that her granpa is involved. And the robbers are coming after him - and their money.

Mary's quirky outlook on life, loss and her love of all things Elvis, will capture your hear. Full of witty Scots banter, Mary's the name will have you reaching for the hankies, first with laughter, then with tears".

My thoughts?

I absolutely loved this gem of a book told through Mary's eyes which is set in Stirling and Portree (I so loved re-visiting the Isle of Skye through Mary's eyes as I'd worked there one summer). Mary and her granpa are on the run although Mary believes she's on holiday and will be going back to school after the break.

Mary was quite a loner at school in Stirling having been dumped by someone who she thought was a friend so I was happy that she meets new friend Grace in Portree.

Her granpa is mixed up in a robbery at the bookies where he worked and the robbers will do almost anything to get their money back..and yes..that Elvis mask is weaved into the story!

Full of laugh out loud moments, Scottish banter and with a sprinkling of sadness. I just loved it and highly recommend. In fact, it's one of my favourite books of 2017.

Thanks to Cranachan Publishing for an advanced copy of the book

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Daisy & Mallow Botanical Apothecary

I first tried Daisy & Mallow last year when I purchased their Rose & Mallow Facial Scrub from Sujet de Vert (review).

I've been testing out some other products in the range and have found them equally as good. The products are made with love and care by Jane.

The products are simply but beautifully packaged with all packaging being recyclable.

Jane sent me a sample of her Wildflower Cleansing Grains* which gently exfoliate the skin. They contain ingredients such as Oats to soothe and exfoliate, Rose, Calendula, Cornflower and Chamomile flowers tone, soothe and balance. Marshmallow root softens and heals while French red clay draws out impurities.

To use: add water to a small spoonful of grains in the palm of your hand and mix it into a paste. Massage onto the skin before rinsing. It can also be used as a mask leaving on the skin for 15-20 minutes before rinsing. It is a bit of a faff to mix it up but it leaves the skin glowing and healthy.

Nourishing Facial Serum* (10ml rollerball - £8) deeply nourishes and regenerates the skin. It's packed full of good things for the skin including Rosehip Seed, Jojoba, Argan, Moringa, Evening Primrose, Pomegranate Seed, Tamanu Seed, Sea Buckthorn and Wild Carrot Seed Oil. 

To use: massage a small amount into the skin. I love this! It revitalises and treats and is great for ageing skin leaving it glowing.

Oh this tea! Is quite wonderful and probably the best Chai* (60g - £5.50) I've ever tasted! The addition of rose petals takes this tea to another level! It contains Ceylon and Assam Black Tea, Cinnamon, Cardamon, Rose Petals, Pink Peppercorns, Ginger Root and Vanilla Pod.

To use: warm a couple of teaspoons in half milk, half water for a warming rosy cuppa.

I adore baths and these salts take bathing to another level! I can't actually find the Ylang Ylang and Cardamon Salts* online any more (but they were gorgeous). The Fir Forest Bath Salts* (140g - £4.50 - 2 baths) make for a bracing soak. The scent is woody and balsamic and these help the body relax. Great to use after exercise or a hike as they ease aches and pains.

To use: pour half the pack into your bath before jumping in.

I've loved all of these products and have my eye on a couple of others in the range.  Have you tried any Daisy & Mallow products? If so, what's your favourite?


Thursday, 2 February 2017

Valentine's Day: Love It Gift Set by Amphora Aromatics

I've been really impressed with this great value Love It* set from Amphora Aromatics which is perfect for Valentine's Day. Costing only £11.95 the Gift Set is a great gift or treat for yourself.

The set is packaged in a brown re-usable box, tied with ribbon and the products are nestled inside.

So what's inside:

Pure Pleasures Bath Oil 100ml - a blend of geranium, orange, rosewood, sandalwood mysore and ylang ylang which is a really gorgeous blend. To use: pour a small amount under the tap when your bath is running. This is the perfect pampering product and there is enough in this bottle for 8 baths.

Relaxing Body Lotion 100ml - with a blend of Roman chamomile, lavender, lemon verbena and melissa oils. The scent is aromatic citrus which calms and relaxes the body and mind. To use: apply to the body after your bath or shower.

Sensuous Massage Oil 100ml - which is the perfect Valentine's Day treat. It is a lovely blend of clary sage, patchouli, sandalwood and ylang ylang in a base of Sweet Almond oil. The oil absorbs well and could also be used as a body oil.

I've been impressed with the products in the Love It box, they are luxurious but affordable and the set would make a great Valentine's Day gift.


Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Love Lula Beauty Box: January 2017

January's Love Lula Beauty Box* is worth £37 and stuffed full of great products including two full sizes. Sign up HERE (UK - £12.50 a month, International - 3 months for £52.50).

So what's inside:

Balm Balm Face Balm (Rose Geranium) 30ml (£8.95) which is 100% organic and can be used on the face, lips, feet, elbows, knees, flyaways. It smells gorgeous too (and I adore a multi-use product!)

Laidbare Pack your Bags Lighten & Tighten Eye Cream 30ml which is another full size product and worth £7.99. I'm looking forward to trying this as I've not really tried much from Laidbare (I do however adore their Butter me Up Organic Shea Body Butter).

From REN there is EverCalm Day Cream 15ml (travel size) which is formulated to care for sensitive and reactive skin.

Also inside is a 60ml trial size of John Masters Organics Evening Primrose Shampoo (worth £5.50). I'm already a fan and this is a great travel or try me size.

The final item is Bergamot & Green Tea Body Silk from Apple & Bears (a brand I've not tried before) (£6 - 50ml) which is exclusive to Love Lula. Again, looking forward to trying.

What are your thoughts on the contents?

*sent to me as part of the Love Lula Accredited Blogger Program. All thoughts are genuine - I'm especially looking forward to trying new to me products by Laidbare and Apple & Bears.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

January Books

Here's what I've been reading in January:

Lie in Wait by G J Minett* - I found the story a little hard to get into (after having loved The Hidden Legacy) but about 20% in I started to love it and couldn't put it the book down and when I wasn't reading it I was thinking about it which is always the sign of a good read. 

The story surround a murder and each chapter is narrated by a different character on a different timeframe (there are loads of characters and I initially struggled to keep track of them) but they all have their part to play.

Owen is a loner, a wee bit different, with a stammer and was bullied at school by Abi's husband, Callum and is a whizz with numbers. As the story goes along we are introduced to a whole cast of believable characters. You are just never quite aware who you can trust, who's up to no good and for what reason. A fast paced read with many twists and turns as the police try to find the killer. A gripping read.

The Devil's Work by Mark Edwards* - Sophie Greenwood returns to work after a four year break when her daughter, Daisy starts school. She was headhunted and is starting work at Jackdaw Publishing, a company she's idolised for years. It really is her dream job.

From the very first day things start to go wrong for her. A colleague is undermining her authority, her husband supposedly sends a tweet which goes viral for all the wrong reasons and is suspended from his job. Sophie feels unable to trust anyone at work especially when strange things start happening...I was on the absolute edge of my seat and decided along with Sophie who exactly was behind it all...wrongly I may add!

Running alongside are stories from Sophie's University years with her best friend Jasmine and her boyfriend Liam which made interesting reading and gave more body to the story. An absolutely gripping fast paced read which I read in two sittings!

Mary's the Name by Ross Sayers* - this is Ross's debut novel and is absolutely fantastic. The book was published yesterday and you can read my review on 6th February when I'm on the blog tour.

Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave - I came across this book via Anne when she was reviewing her best books of 2016. The story is set in 1939-42 and it's mainly set in London but also in Malta.

When war was declared Mary North upped and left her "finishing school" and instantly signed up for war work.  She hoped to get into espionage and was disappointed when she was given a teaching job. However she loves her pupils and teaching. She meets Tom who falls for her instantly and his friend Alistair who she can't imagine life without.  Her friend Hilda is always in her shadow but shows herself to be a true friend.

A stunning novel which depicts daily life, love, friendship and survival throughout the war years. 

Don't look Behind You (Detective Eden Berrisford #2) by Mel Sherratt** - this is the second novel in the Detective Eden Berrisford series which keeps getting better and better. Roll on book #3! This is launch day too for the book - it's a cracker Mel!

The story is set in the small town of Stockleigh. Three women are brutally attacked within days of each other and Detective Eden Berrisford and her team try to find out if the women are connected in any way.

Carla, who works at the refuge is trying to re-build her life but feels like she is forever looking over her shoulder. Her abusive ex-husband has done his time and she knows he'll be out to get her. Eden's own past is catching up with her also... A fast paced and creepy read which I recommend.

Secrets we Keep by Faith Hogan* - I absolutely devoured this book - it's just so good! Highflying Lawyer Kate Hunt comes to Ballytokeep to visit her estranged Aunt Iris whom she met at Kate's grandmother's funeral.

She falls in love with Ballytokeep and her Aunt and Uncle and decides to give up city live and start afresh running the old bathhouse as a cafe with the help her her new friend Rita.  She finally feels happy in herself and that her broken heart can mend.

The story is told in the past and the present and we find out about young Iris, her past, her hopes, dreams and heartache she has suffered. Archie has always loved her despite knowing her secret all these years. Kate is there to help when Archie shows the first signs of dementia and Kate finds herself unexpectedly falling in love again.

It's a story of love, loss, friendship, second chances and happiness and I absolutely loved it (and it's published tomorrow!)

*copy from Netgalley
**copy from the author