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Review – Playing Nice by JP Delaney

Synopsis: Pete Riley answers the door one morning to a parent's worst nightmare. On his doorstep is Miles Lambert, who breaks the devastating news that Pete's two-year-old, Theo, isn't Pete's real son - their babies got mixed up at birth.  The two families - Pete, his partner Maddie, and Miles and his wife Lucy -… Continue reading Review – Playing Nice by JP Delaney

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Review – The Beauty of Your Face by Sahar Mustafah

Synopsis: Afaf Rahman, the daughter of Palestinian immigrants, is the principal of Nurrideen School for Girls, a Muslim school in the Chicago suburbs. One morning, a shooter―radicalized by the online alt-right―attacks the school. As Afaf listens to his terrifying progress, we are swept back through her memories: the bigotry she faced as a child, her… Continue reading Review – The Beauty of Your Face by Sahar Mustafah

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Review – Far From The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

Far From The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy. Wow. Wow! I finished Far From The Madding Crowd last night and I now fully understand why this is considered one of the best literature pieces in history. I am not going to “review” it but will try to write down some stand out points imho below:… Continue reading Review – Far From The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

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Review – If I Can’t Have You by Charlotte Levin

Synopsis: What if the problem with your love life is you? If I Can't Have You by Charlotte Levin is an all-consuming novel about loneliness, obsession and how far we go for the ones we love. Samuel, the day we met I knew I’d finally found what I’ve been waiting for. You. Happiness, at last. Then you… Continue reading Review – If I Can’t Have You by Charlotte Levin

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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