The power of a family saga: When We Left Cuba

You may recall that last summer I reviewed Chanel Cleeton’s Next Year in Havana (a Reese Witherspoon book club pick). Set against the backdrop of Cuba’s turbulent political history, this was also one of my…

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A Place to Lie; a sinister fairy tale

Eerie and sinister, A Place to Lie is a fascinating psychological thriller with a disturbing fairy tale vibe. With the crux of the story set in Witchwood, a fictional village on the edge of the…

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The Girl at the Window: a ghostly love story

Are you like me and love being completely captivated by what you’re reading? Yes! 🙂 Then you need to read The Girl at the Window, the emotive ghost story set in the real life house…

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Powerful and poignant: Those Who Are Loved by Victoria Hislop

Seeping in rich historic detail, Victoria Hislop’s new novel Those Who Are Loved is a vivid and passionate portrayal of Greece’s painful and turbulent history. Told through the point of view of Themis, a young…

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Bonnie and Stan; a celebration of love and life

This book has made me want to discover Midsummer Eve the Swedish way! So much so I’m even considering hosting a Swedish themed Midsummer Eve party. To find out why you’ll need to read the…

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