Hope Nicely’s Lessons for Life; heart warming, inclusive and powerful

In life, you meet many people. Some you admire, some you wish you’d never met. Few make you think: ‘When I woke up this morning, I didn’t imagine that I would meet someone like you.’…

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Mary Jane; a nostalgic coming of age story

Full of nostalgia and pathos, Mary Jane is the ideal coming of age summer read. It also comes with a great deal of humour, especially as it explores the juxtaposition within 1970s American culture between…

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Summer in the City; a story to fall in love with

Wow! Summer in the City, the new novel from Fiona Collin completely captured my heart. The beautiful story had me so immersed that it made me really resent having to get on with normal life…

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The Ends of the Earth; a tender portrayal of love, loss and mental health

Abbie Greaves, author of the 2020 bestseller The Silent Treatment is back with The Ends of the Earth – another tender, poignant tale exploring mental health, the impact of family and societal pressures and the…

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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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