The Stone Diaries; a modern literary classic

Wow – what a character driven novel and full of layers! The Stone Diaries completely captured my heart from beginning to end. It is a beauty of a story, full of wit and emotional intelligence.…

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The Last Days of Ellis Island: ‘a deeply affecting book’

I’ve stolen a short quote ‘ a deeply affecting book‘ from the narrative of The Last Days of Ellis Island to title my review of this poignant novel as it has had such a deep…

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When The Music Stops; lyrical, emotional and captivating

For me I found When The Music Stops a beautiful, poignant surprise. When I was approached to read and review this new novel from award winning novelist Joe Heap, from its description I guessed I…

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The Nesting; a ghostly tale rich in Nordic folklore

How hauntingly beautiful is the cover of The Nesting, the new novel from acclaimed, award winning novelist C.J. Cooke. And you know what, the compelling story within the cover is just as haunting. Full of…

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The Second Marriage; seduction, love and betrayal

I’m essentially quite nosey. I’ve also had a long fascination with the Kennedy family and the historical figures associated with them. I’ve read biographies, watched dramas and documentaries. I find all the political intrigue, mystery…

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