Before My Actual Heart Breaks; truly stunning

I urge you all to read Before My Actual Heart Breaks, the debut novel by Tish Delaney. It is truly stunning – by far, my favourite read of 2021 (and so far I have read…

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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 Second Marriage; seduction, love and betrayal

I’m essentially quite nosey. I’ve also had a long fascination with the Kennedy family and the historical figures associated with them. I’ve read biographies, watched dramas and documentaries. I find all the political intrigue, mystery…

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To Dare; simmering suspense

To Dare is a clever psychological tapestry that I couldn’t quite piece together right until the very end. Hence this brooding domestic fiction intrigued me more and more as the story developed and the unease…

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Tsarina; a sweeping, sensual historic portrayal

There is nothing better than good historic fiction to sweep you away from everything that’s happening in the current world and immerse you. Tsarina, the debut novel from Ellen Alpsten did just that for me;…

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