The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba; brimming with historical political intrigue

When Reese Witherspoon picked Next Year in Havana as her book club pick a few years ago, she introduced me to Chanel Cleeton, a great and very powerful storyteller. With women taking the lead roles,…

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The Smallest Man; a story to fall in love with

In the book blogging world, bloggers may be invited by publishers or blog tour organisers to read and review books to help raise awareness of them. Last October I received an email inviting me to…

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Not Without My Sister; a poignant story of courage, love and resilience

Concise and beautifully written in a simple manner, Not Without My Sister is a powerful character driven novel focusing on an aspect of World War II that is not often explored – very young children…

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The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot; an uplifting mosaic of life

I was so chuffed when I was invited to review The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot as this seems to be a novel that the whole book community is raving about. I now…

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The Girl from Berlin; a powerful war-time thriller

Set in Germany during the 1930s and 40s, The Girl from Berlin is distinctly historical fiction. It is a wartime drama yet I would also class this gripping story as a thriller – and its…

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