The Last Days of Ellis Island: ‘a deeply affecting book’

I’ve stolen a short quote ‘ a deeply affecting book‘ from the narrative of The Last Days of Ellis Island to title my review of this poignant novel as it has had such a deep…

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When The Music Stops; lyrical, emotional and captivating

For me I found When The Music Stops a beautiful, poignant surprise. When I was approached to read and review this new novel from award winning novelist Joe Heap, from its description I guessed I…

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The Song of Peterloo; a powerful page turner

I’ve just been crying my eyes out as I’ve finished reading The Song of Peterloo, an immersive novel of a loving, single mother desperate for equality and social reform. Set against a backdrop of love,…

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The Bird in the Bamboo Cage; evocative and emotionally charged

The history of World War II in the Far East is not nearly as well known as what happened in Europe but the stunning new novel from award winning author Hazel Gaynor delivers an authentic,…

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You Don’t Know Me; unique, gripping and emotional

You Don’t Know Me, the new novel by Sara Foster is being pitched by its publisher Legend Press as a ‘brilliant psychological suspense novel‘. I’d agree with this statement but for me it is more…

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