Bookish Blog Hops: A Book With A Heart On The Cover

Bookish Blog Hops: A Book With A Heart On The Cover

It's Bookish Blog Hops time again!

Bookish Blog Hops: Valentine's Hop

From 1st-15th February I'm blog hopping with the rest of the Bookish Blog Hops crew for our Valentine's Hop. I kicked things off on the 1st with this post about our favourite places to read.

Bookish Blog Hops: A Book With A Heart On The Cover

These blog hops are super fun and a great way to connect more with other book bloggers and readers. Collaborations like this always result in more traffic to the participating blogs too, as well as encouraging more engagement. It's a win-win for everyone!

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and now on to today's question...

Bookish Blog Hops: A Book With A Heart On The Cover

A book with a heart on the cover

I decided to pick The Defrosting of Charlotte Small by Annabel Giles for this one as think the cover is really clever. It was also a really good read.

About the book: Single mother Charlotte Small's life is falling apart...After flattening a friend's dog, carelessly losing not one job but three, and waving her daughter off to spend Christmas overseas, Charlotte hits the wall. Years of suppressed heartbreak and disappointment overwhelm her and the fine thread of sanity finally snaps. Consequently, having thrown the entire contents of her house onto the street, she's found by the police, lying on her back under a Christmas tree with an empty bottle of Port and a half-eaten lump of Stilton. Charlotte needs to claw her way back from the brink and start again. But can she build a bigger, brighter, and better existence this time around? "The Defrosting of Charlotte Small" is wonderfully observed and genuinely funny, mining the glorious seam of black humour that is fast becoming Annabel Giles' trademark.

Bookish Blog Hops: A Book With A Heart On The Cover

Here's what the rest of the Bookish Blog Hop crew had to say:

Bookish Blog Hops: A Book With A Heart On The Cover @BewitchedReader

A Heart of Time by Shari J Ryan. The cover design actually pulled me in and is what drove me to purchase this book. I had never read anything by Shari J Ryan before this, but I've now read several of her books and she is an automatic one-click author of mine.

Bookish Blog Hops: A Book With A Heart On The Cover @brandypotterbks
Brandy Potter

What? It’s a heart (insert big cheesy grin).  

About the book: A short story by Edgar Allan Poe The Narrator murders an elderly man who he claims has a “vulture’s eye”. He then hides the body under the floorboards but the victim’s heart still beats in the floorboards. Or does it?

Bookish Blog Hops: A Book With A Heart On The Cover  @ParaPeach
Sarah Nowicki

It may not be obvious, but there’s a heart on the cover of almost every book in the amazing and addictive Crossbreed Series by Dannika Dark.  The “heart” is actually a necklace...a Burmese ruby pendant that has so much significance throughout the series, it’s basically its own character.  This heart represents the rocky past of our sexy Vamp, Christian, and a beautiful future when it finally belongs to our kick-ass heroine, Raven.

Bookish Blog Hops: A Book With A Heart On The Cover

Follow the rest of the Valentine's Hop:

1st Where is your favourite place to read? Jo Linsdell

2nd Which book do you wish had a sequel? Leslie Conzatti

3rd Who gave you your love of reading? Laura Morningstar

4th Who’s your book crush? Stormi Johnson

5th A book you bought for it’s beautiful cover that’s just as beautiful inside too Sarah Nowicki

6th A popular theme, or trope you will never get bored of reading. Leslie Conzatti

7th A loyal sidekick you can’t help but love more than their counterpart. Brandy Potter

8th Full on Romance Books Or Action-Packed With A Few Love Scenes? Brandy Potter

9th Love triangles, yes or no? Brandy Potter

10th A book with a heart on the cover? Jo Linsdell

11th A book you dislike that everyone else seems to love? Kim

12th One book at a time or several? Leslie Conzatti

13th An author you would love to interview? Lili Marcus

14th Last book you recommended to someone? Kim

15th A fictional world you'd love to visit? Stormi Johnson

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  1. I really like that Edgar Allen Poe cover!

  2. Some very different covers! The Defrosting and the Poe one look fab.

    1. It's interesting to see how different all the book covers are even though they have a common theme. The graphic designer part of me is loving this post :)

  3. I like books where a woman is getting a second wind to life &/or reinventing herself for a new chapter in life.