Booklovers: New Spring reads on the way

Do you plan your next read?

Like many booklovers I’m always looking ahead and often have a few books lined up for reading. Sometimes I can’t resist a title, or a cover, or especially the newest book from my favourite authors.

Here’s a few that are on their way to publication for spring.

Book. Poppy's Recipe for Life by Heidi Swain

Pre order

 Heidi’s books are always a good read . I love the way they are set around one location and sometimes the characters crossover from one book to another. This is the second book set in Nightingale Square.


Things haven’t always been straightforward in Poppy’s life but her dreams are finally within reach.

She’s moving into a cottage in beautiful Nightingale Square. Close to the local community garden, where she can indulge her passion for making preserves and pickles. She may not have the best relationship with her family but she is surrounded by loving friends, and feels sure that even her grumpy new neighbour, Jacob, has more to him than his steely exterior belies.

But the unexpected arrival of Poppy’s troubled younger brother soon threatens her new-found happiness. As the garden team works together to win community space of the year, Poppy must decide where her priorities lie and what she is prepared to fight for …

Book. Bring me Sunshine by Laura Kemp

Pre order

I’ve read all of Laura Kemp’s books. Her characters are always so real, they have quirks and issues that you can relate to. I’m currently reading a pre-publication copy of this and love the setting and the mix of characters.


Charlotte Bold is nothing like her name – she is shy and timid and just wants a quiet life. When her job doing the traffic news on the radio in London is relocated to Sunshine FM in Mumbles, she jumps at the chance for a new start in Wales.

But when she arrives she discovers that she’s not there to do the travel news – she’s there to front the graveyard evening show. And she’s not sure she can do it.

Thrust into the limelight, she must find her voice and a way to cope. And soon she realises that she’s not the only person who finds life hard – out there her listeners are lonely too. And her show is the one keeping them going.

Can Charlotte seize the day and make the most of her new home? And will she be able to breathe new life into the tiny radio station too…?

Book. New starts & cherry tarts by Liz Eeles

Pre order

My next early read from Netgalley is by Liz Eeles. I haven’t read anything by this author but seeing the cover and reading the synopsis assures me it’s my kind of book. A cup of tea and a feel-good romance makes for a cheery spring read.


After yet another failed romance, twenty-six-year-old Callie Fulbright is giving up on love. She’s determined to throw all her efforts into her very own, brand-new café: The Cosy Kettle.

Serving hot tea, cherry tarts and a welcoming smile to the friendly locals proves to be the perfect distraction, and Callie feels a flush of pride at the fledging business she’s built.

But her new-found confidence is soon put to the test when her gorgeous ex reappears in the quaint little village. She’ll never forget the heartache Noah caused her years ago. But when they bump into each other on the cobbled streets of Honeyford she can’t help but feel a flutter in her chest…

As Callie and Noah share laughter and memories, she starts to wonder if this could be her second chance at happiness. But when Callie discovers that someone is mysteriously trying to ruin the café’s reputation… she has an awful suspicion that Noah knows who’s involved.

Was she wrong to ever trust him again? And can she find out who’s behind the lies and rumours, before it’s too late for the Cosy Kettle?


book - Don't turn around by Amanda Brooke


Finally, I’ve decided to include this one. Don’t Turn Around by Amanda Brooke is out now and it is totally different from my other recommendations. But I’m adding this as I recommended it on Instagram and so may people said it’s their kind of book.

Wow! you all love the scary thrillers and murder. I haven’t read this but I have read a couple of books by Amanda and you do get drawn in, they’re a great read and page turner.


She died.
You’re next.
Now he’s coming for you

Ten years ago, Jen’s cousin Meg killed herself after failing to escape an abusive relationship.

Now, Meg’s ex is back and Jen’s domestic abuse helpline has started getting frightening calls from a girl who knows things about Meg – details that only the dead girl or the man who hurt her could have known…

As Jen starts to uncover the past, someone is determined to stop her. Can she save this young woman from Meg’s fate? Or is history about to repeat itself?

Hope you like my recommendations, let me know if you read any of them, find me on twitter . Happy reading.


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  • Love all these recommendations Lorraine, and I would definitely read them all. I tend to start thinking about my next read when I am three quarters through my current book, and I have a canvas box in my bedroom full of books. Will look out for these for my next read x