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Review – The First Day of Spring by Nancy Tucker

Synopsis: Chrissie knows how to steal sweets from the shop without getting caught, the best hiding place for hide-and-seek, the perfect wall for handstands. Now she has a new secret. It gives her a fizzing, sherbet feeling in her belly. She doesn't get to feel power like this at home, where food is scarce and… Continue reading Review – The First Day of Spring by Nancy Tucker

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Review – Still Life by Sarah Winman

Synopsis: From the author of When God was a Rabbit and Tin Man, Still Life is a big-hearted story of people brought together by love, war, art and the ghost of E.M. Forster. 1944, in the ruined wine cellar of a Tuscan villa, as bombs fall around them, two strangers meet and share an extraordinary evening. Ulysses Temper is a… Continue reading Review – Still Life by Sarah Winman

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Review – Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Synopsis: Malibu: August, 1983. It's the day of Nina Riva's annual end-of-summer party, and anticipation is at a fever pitch. Everyone wants to be around the famous Rivas: Nina, the talented surfer and supermodel; brothers Jay and Hud, one a championship surfer, the other a renowned photographer; and their adored baby sister, Kit. Together, the… Continue reading Review – Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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Review – Lean, Fall, Stand by Jon McGregor

Synopsis: The highly anticipated new novel from the Costa-award winning, three-times Booker-longlisted author of Reservoir 13. When an Antarctic research expedition goes wrong, the consequences are far-reaching – for the men involved and for their families back home. Robert ‘Doc’ Wright, a veteran of Antarctic field work, holds the clues to what happened, but he is… Continue reading Review – Lean, Fall, Stand by Jon McGregor

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Review – The Whole Truth by Cara Hunter

Synopsis: She has everything at stake; he has everything to lose. But one of them is lying, all the same. When an Oxford student accuses one of the university's professors of sexual assault, DI Adam Fawley's team think they've heard it all before. But they couldn't be more wrong.  Because this time, the predator is… Continue reading Review – The Whole Truth by Cara Hunter

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Review – Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

Synopsis: As a child Gifty would ask her parents to tell the story of their journey from Ghana to Alabama, seeking escape in myths of heroism and romance. When her father and brother succumb to the hard reality of immigrant life in the American South, their family of four becomes two - and the life… Continue reading Review – Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

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Review – Love in Five Acts by Daniela Krien

Synopsis: Bookseller Paula has lost a child, and a husband. Where will she find her happiness? Fiercely independent Judith thinks more of horses than men, but that doesn't stop her looking for love online. Brida is a writer with no time to write, until she faces a choice between her work and her family. Abandoned… Continue reading Review – Love in Five Acts by Daniela Krien

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Review – Ariadne by Jennifer Saint

Synopsis: As Princesses of Crete and daughters of the fearsome King Minos, Ariadne and her sister Phaedra grow up hearing the hoofbeats and bellows of the Minotaur echo from the Labyrinth beneath the palace. The Minotaur - Minos's greatest shame and Ariadne's brother - demands blood every year.  When Theseus, Prince of Athens, arrives in… Continue reading Review – Ariadne by Jennifer Saint

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Extract – On Hampstead Heath

I have an exciting extract for you all today from one of my very anticipating reads On Hampstead Heath by Marika Cobbold. I have only seen amazing things about it and it sounds fantastic! I hope you enjoy this extract. On Hampstead Heath is out now. Synopsis: Thorn Marsh was raised in a house of… Continue reading Extract – On Hampstead Heath

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Review – Early Morning Riser by Katherine Heiny

Synopsis: Jane easily falls in love with Duncan: he's charming, good-natured, and handsome. He has also slept with nearly every woman in Boyne City, Michigan. Jane sees Duncan's old girlfriends everywhere – at restaurants, at the grocery store, even three towns away. While she may be able to come to terms with dating the world's… Continue reading Review – Early Morning Riser by Katherine Heiny