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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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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Green Hands: a true classic

Shock, horror! My reading mojo had vanished, gone! I was struggling to concentrate reading a book – but thankfully Green Hands, the warm and humorous wartime classic has really saved the day for me. I…

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The Bird in the Bamboo Cage; evocative and emotionally charged

The history of World War II in the Far East is not nearly as well known as what happened in Europe but the stunning new novel from award winning author Hazel Gaynor delivers an authentic,…

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