2020 Wrap Up; My Top Books of the Year

2020 is a year that none of us will forget. In a year defined by a global pandemic, many of us admitted to loosing our reading mojo. At times I definitely lost mine. Yet at…

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Fortune Favours The Dead; classic noir with a feminist twist

With nostalgic echoes of Agatha Christie and the famous Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson partnership, Fortune Favours The Dead introduces a new crime-solving duo onto the literary scene. It is so kick-ass and so refreshing.…

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Meant To Be; love, loss and family heirlooms

I am a sucker for a good, easy love story and Meant To Be, the new novel by Louisa Leaman is just that. Yes, books in this genre are often predictable, but I’ve said it…

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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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