The Girl from Berlin; a powerful war-time thriller

Set in Germany during the 1930s and 40s, The Girl from Berlin is distinctly historical fiction. It is a wartime drama yet I would also class this gripping story as a thriller – and its…

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There’s Only One Danny Garvey; a tale of hope, redemption and football

Full of depth and pathos with a good dose of Scottish wit, There’s Only One Danny Garvey is a book that is sure to stay with me. And if you’re a football fan, you’re on…

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An American in Paris; a poignant wartime story

It’s no secret that I am a big fan of wartime historic fiction. I am a bit of a history buff and every time I read great book in this genre I learn something new…

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Meant To Be; love, loss and family heirlooms

I am a sucker for a good, easy love story and Meant To Be, the new novel by Louisa Leaman is just that. Yes, books in this genre are often predictable, but I’ve said it…

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The Stone Diaries; a modern literary classic

Wow – what a character driven novel and full of layers! The Stone Diaries completely captured my heart from beginning to end. It is a beauty of a story, full of wit and emotional intelligence.…

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