Dawnlands; powerful historical fiction

Although I haven’t read one of her books for quite a few years (until now), I am a big fan of historical author Philippa Gregory. Mainly known for writing Plantagenet and Tudor novels which I…

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The Marmalade Diaries; a bittersweet, witty memoir

If you follow my blog you’ll know that I mainly read and review fiction books. However sometimes a non-fiction book comes my way and I think I’ve got to read that! That is exactly what…

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Cat Lady; refreshing and bold

On the inside cover of bestselling author Dawn O’Porter’s new novel, at the top there is the definition of a cat lady [n.]; ‘single, independent, crazy, aloof, on the shelf, lives alone…‘ I even googled…

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An Indiscreet Princess; a powerful royal story

Although we do seem to be privy to a bit too many royal dramas nowadays via the media (in my view), I do love watching The Crown or reading royal historical fiction. I even love…

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Winter People; a powerful slow burner

Winter People by Gráinne Murphy is an emotional slow burner that really drew me in. It is a poignant, character driven story about resilience, self-forgiveness and how we use different coping mechanisms to survive the…

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