A Woman Made of Snow; a powerful, haunting mystery

Wow! Elisabeth Gifford is fast becoming one of my favourite authors, especially as she has such a beautiful and unique haunting writing style that completely captures my heart. Released on 7th October 2021, A Woman…

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Be guid tae yer Mammy; bittersweet and authentic

Originally being from just outside Glasgow, I love reading Scottish fiction, especially fiction with an authentic Scottish voice. And Emma Rae’s debut novel Be guid tae yer Mammy definitely has a strong authentic Glaswegian voice.…

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After The Rising & Before The Fall; a powerful saga

My recent holiday read is two books in one, the centenary edition of After The Rising & Before The Fall, the first two books in a captivating Irish trilogy by Orna Ross. Full of intriguing…

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The Beloved Girls; beautifully haunting

I am struggling to describe The Beloved Girls in just a few words. It is an epic of a story – all consuming, bewitching, atmospheric, menacing. I could go on and on; but essentially The…

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The Fair Botanists; immersive, rich and evocative

Sensually atmospheric, Sara Sheridan’s new novel, The Fair Botanists is a story of female empowerment in the early 19th century. It is full of intrigue and sexuality. It is also a very funny novel, with…

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