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Review – How Much of These Hills is Gold by C Pam Zhang

Synopsis: America. In the twilight of the Gold Rush, two siblings cross a landscape with a gun in their hands and the body of their father on their backs . . .  Ba dies in the night, Ma is already gone. Lucy and Sam, twelve and eleven, are suddenly alone and on the run. With their… Continue reading Review – How Much of These Hills is Gold by C Pam Zhang

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Review – Beach Read by Emily Henry

Synopsis: January is a hopeless romantic who narrates her life like she's the lead in a blockbuster movie. Gus is a serious literary type who thinks true love is a fairy-tale. But January and Gus have more in common than you'd think: They're both broke. They've got crippling writer's block. And they need to write… Continue reading Review – Beach Read by Emily Henry

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Review – The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Synopsis: The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it's not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it's everything: their families, their communities, their racial identities. Ten years later, one sister lives… Continue reading Review – The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

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Review Picture Book – The Tide

A picture book that makes us cry... We read The Tide for the first time one evening a couple of weeks ago and it was so unexpected that this book had moved me to tears... It is a story about a little girl who is trying to understand why her grandad starts to forget things.… Continue reading Review Picture Book – The Tide

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Review – I Made A Mistake by Jane Corry

Synopsis: In Poppy Page's mind, there are two types of women in this world: those who are faithful to their husbands, and those who are not. Until now, Poppy has never questioned which she was.  But when handsome, charming Matthew Gordon walks back into her life after almost two decades, that changes. Poppy makes a… Continue reading Review – I Made A Mistake by Jane Corry

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Review – Conjure Women by Afia Atakora

Synopsis: A stunning debut novel with echoes of Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing and Sara Collins’ The Confessions of Frannie Langton The pale-skinned, black-eyed baby is a bad omen. That’s one thing the people on the old plantation are sure of. The other is that Miss Rue – midwife, healer, crafter of curses – will know what to do. But… Continue reading Review – Conjure Women by Afia Atakora

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Review – Dear Child by Romy Hausmann

Synopsis: A windowless shack in the woods. Lena's life and that of her two children follows the rules set by their captor, the father: meals, bathroom visits, study time are strictly scheduled and meticulously observed. He protects his family from the dangers lurking in the outside world and makes sure that his children will always… Continue reading Review – Dear Child by Romy Hausmann

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Review – Valentin by Elizabeth Wetmore

Synopsis: Mercy is hard in a place like this. I wished him dead before I ever saw his face…   Mary Rose Whitehead isn’t looking for trouble – but when it shows up at her front door, she finds she can’t turn away.   Corinne Shepherd, newly widowed, wants nothing more than to mind her… Continue reading Review – Valentin by Elizabeth Wetmore

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Reread – Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

“After a youth and manhood passed half in unutterable misery and half in dreary solitude, I have for the first time found what I can truly love—I have found you.  You are my sympathy—my better self—my good angel.  I am bound to you with a strong attachment.  I think you good, gifted, lovely: a fervent,… Continue reading Reread – Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

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Extract – Wedding Bells for Woolworths by Elaine Everest

Today I have another exciting extract for you from Elaine Everest's latest release Wedding Bells for Woolworths, the fifth installment in Elaine Everest's much-loved Woolworths series! Wedding Bells for Woolworths by Elaine Everst is out now, published by Pan Macmillan, priced £6.99 as papaerback orginal and eBook. Synopsis: July 1947. Britain is still gripped by… Continue reading Extract – Wedding Bells for Woolworths by Elaine Everest