The Two Lives of Sara; a powerful and emotive

When I was approached to take part in the blog tour of The Two Lives of Sara by Catherine Adel West, two things struck me that made me really want to read this book; the…

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Dawnlands; powerful historical fiction

Although I haven’t read one of her books for quite a few years (until now), I am a big fan of historical author Philippa Gregory. Mainly known for writing Plantagenet and Tudor novels which I…

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Shrines of Gaiety; captivating and unforgettable

When I was invited to take part in the blog tour of Kate Atkinson’s latest novel Shrines of Gaiety, I couldn’t believe my luck. I mean Atkinson is one of the world’s most talented and…

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Lessons; an immersive and thought provoking masterpiece

Today Lessons, the new sweeping epic by Ian McEwan is published. It is a captivating interpretation of the microcosm within the macrocosm, a thought provoking theme that has been explored in literature for centuries. McEwan’s…

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The Orphan’s Mother: stunning wartime fiction

The Orphan’s Mother is an all consuming, powerful and deeply moving wartime narrative. This is the second novel I have had the privilege of reading and reviewing from Marion Kummerow as last year I read…

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