Bonnie and Stan; a celebration of love and life

This book has made me want to discover Midsummer Eve the Swedish way! So much so I’m even considering hosting a Swedish themed Midsummer Eve party. To find out why you’ll need to read the…

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Crushed; a modern Shakespearean tragedy

Dramatic, dark and unnervingly brilliant is my description of Crushed, the new novel by award winning author Kate Hamer. Days after finishing it, I can’t stop thinking about this compelling, intense read. Crushed is the…

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The Forgotten Sister; an explosive portrayal of family dynamics

The Forgotten Sister is an emotionally charged slow burner. This is a skillfully crafted novel about adoption. It is raw, thought-provoking and a definite must-read. I really felt for each of the characters as Caroline…

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The Strawberry Thief: beautifully stirring the senses

I was mesmerised reading The Strawberry Thief. It is such a beautiful and evocative read; truly enchanting. The Strawberry Thief is the latest Chocolat novel by Joanne Harris; and dare I say, I think it’s…

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Call Me Star Girl; a truly emotive psychological thriller

Wow! What an emotional roller coaster Call Me Star Girl is. It’s so intense and poignant. Yes, it is a psychological thriller but it’s more than that. This is a novel that has real emotional…

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