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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My Pear-Shaped Life; a life-affirming read

Written with compassion and authenticity, My Pear-Shaped Life tackles deep societal issues including addiction, body image and fat shaming. Yet these issues are tackled in a warm, engaging and uplifting tone. This novel challenges shame…

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The Silent Treatment; subtly stunning

I absolutely adored The Silent Treatment, the stunning debut novel from Abbie Greaves. Written with such beauty and poignancy, this book can be classed as an emotional family drama. However at its core, The Silent…

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