The Republic of Love; a very human love story

A few months ago I read The Stone Diaries, a novel that Margaret Atwood aptly describes as Carol Shields’ ‘glory book’. I absolutely loved it. So when I was invited to review The Republic of…

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Before I Saw You; can you fall in love with someone you’ve never seen?

Published in hardback this week on Thursday 4th February, Before I Saw You is deemed to be one of the major romance debut novels of 2021. Written by Emily Houghton, this is a heart warming…

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An American in Paris; a poignant wartime story

It’s no secret that I am a big fan of wartime historic fiction. I am a bit of a history buff and every time I read great book in this genre I learn something new…

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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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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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