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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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Review – Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

Synopsis: TWO EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE. A LOVE THAT DRAWS THEM TOGETHER. A LOSS THAT THREATENS TO TEAR THEM APART. On a summer's day in 1596, a young girl in Stratford-upon-Avon takes to her bed with a fever. Her twin brother, Hamnet, searches everywhere for help. Why is nobody at home?  Their mother, Agnes, is over a… Continue reading Review – Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

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Review – The Switch by Beth O’Leary

Synopsis: ileen is sick of being 79. Leena's tired of life in her twenties. Maybe it's time they swapped places... When overachiever Leena Cotton is ordered to take a two-month sabbatical after blowing a big presentation at work, she escapes to her grandmother Eileen's house for some overdue rest. Eileen is newly single and about… Continue reading Review – The Switch by Beth O’Leary

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Review – Magpine Lane by Lucy Atkins

Synopsis: When the eight-year-old daughter of an Oxford College Master vanishes in the middle of the night, police turn to the Scottish nanny, Dee, for answers.  As Dee looks back over her time in the Master's Lodging - an eerie and ancient house - a picture of a high achieving but dysfunctional family emerges: Nick,… Continue reading Review – Magpine Lane by Lucy Atkins

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Q&A – with Jennifer Rosner, author of The Yellow Bird Sings

Q&A with Jennifer Rosner, author of the incredibly moving historical fiction The Yellow Bird Sings, out today The Yellow Bird Sings was the first book I read in 2020 and it has touched my heart so deeply. It was a story about the love between a mother and a daughter during the darkest time in… Continue reading Q&A – with Jennifer Rosner, author of The Yellow Bird Sings

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Review – The Book of Echoes by Rosanna Amaka

Synopsis: A sweeping, uplifting story of how a boy from Brixton and a girl from Lagos escape their dark past to find themselves a bright future. 1981: England looks forward to a new decade. But on the streets of Brixton, it’s hard to hold onto your dreams, especially if you are a young black man.… Continue reading Review – The Book of Echoes by Rosanna Amaka

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Review – A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

| A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara | I will keep it short. A Little Life has become my top 3 favourite books of all time. This is a masterpiece of writing and a story like no other. It has completely destroyed me and broken my heart. But I am so glad I have finally… Continue reading Review – A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

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Blog Tour – Inexpressible Island by Paullina Simons

Inexpressible Island, third book in the End of Forever trilogy by my favourite Paullina Simons is out now. If you have followed me for a while, you would know this trilogy is one of my favourite books of all time. You can see my full review here. I am honoured to call Paullina my friend… Continue reading Blog Tour – Inexpressible Island by Paullina Simons

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Review – Three Hours by Rosamund Lupton

Synopsis: Three hours is 180 minutes or 10,800 seconds. It is a morning's lessons, a dress rehearsal of Macbeth, a snowy trek through the woods. It is an eternity waiting for news. Or a countdown to something terrible. It is 180 minutes to discover who you will die for and what men will kill for.… Continue reading Review – Three Hours by Rosamund Lupton