Forgive Me by Susan Lewis.

I’ve been reading this book for two days straight. Firstly because I had a fall a few nights ago so I’ve been recuperating from being very sore and bruised. Secondly, once the story started to unfold I found it hard to move away from. The concept of forgiveness is one that has always fascinated meContinue reading “Forgive Me by Susan Lewis.”

Things That Bounded by Fiona Graph

Published: 30th October 2020 Publisher: Silverwood Books ISBN: 1800420072 ‘Over these things I could not see;These were the things that bounded me;And I could touch them with my hand,Almost, I thought, from where I stand’. Renascence by Edna St Vincent Millay Fiona Graph’s novel is an interesting and well- researched piece of historical fiction, setContinue reading “Things That Bounded by Fiona Graph”

Most Anticipated Reads! The Kingdoms by Natasha Pulley

Published: 27th May 2021 Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing ISBN: 978-1526623119 I fell in love with Natasha Pulley’s imagination as soon as I picked up her first novel The Watchmaker of Filigree Street – anybody who can create a character that’s a clockwork octopus is definitely on my team. So it’s with great anticipation that I awaitContinue reading “Most Anticipated Reads! The Kingdoms by Natasha Pulley”

The Missing Pieces of Nancy Moon by Sarah Steele

I was lucky enough to be sent an ARC copy of this a little while ago, but have found it difficult to get enough time to read it. Within a few pages it was clear I’ve been missing a treat. I absolutely loved this novel about family secrets, growing up and dress-making. We follow ourContinue reading “The Missing Pieces of Nancy Moon by Sarah Steele”

The Vow by Debbie Howells.

#TakeTheVow #AvonBooksUk #NetGalley Published: 15th October 2020 ISBN: 0008400164 Publisher: Avon Books U.K. Several years ago I was in London for the Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum. We were staying in Kensington and spent a day browsing the second hand shops for clothes but also for books. In aContinue reading “The Vow by Debbie Howells.”

Anticipated Reads 2021: The Imposter by Anna Wharton

Publisher: Mantle Published: 1st April 2021 ISBN: : 978-1529037395 Anna Wharton’s debut, The Imposter, is a gripping story of obsession, loneliness and the lies we tell ourselves in order to live with ourselves . . . I wanted to put out a preview of this debut novel by Anna Wharton because I enjoyed it soContinue reading “Anticipated Reads 2021: The Imposter by Anna Wharton”

Stories of Remembrance WWI

Remembrance Sunday is going to be very different this year as we’re in lockdown, so I’ve decided to remember in the way we book bloggers do; by writing about books on war and its aftermath. My relationship with remembrance has changed enormously as I’ve grown older. I’ve gone from sixth form pacifist, through research onContinue reading “Stories of Remembrance WWI”

When The Music Stops by Joe Heap.

Published: 29th October 2020 Publisher: Harper Collins This was one of those novels that came as a complete surprise. I had no idea what to expect as I’d never read Joe Heap’s work before, but what started out adagio builds to an absolute crescendo of emotion and I shed tears over Ella’s story. In theContinue reading “When The Music Stops by Joe Heap.”

Most Anticipated 2021! Girl A by Abigail Dean.

#GirlA #MostAnticipatedBooks #NewBooks2021 Publisher: Harper Collins Publication Date: 21st January 2021 ISBN: 0008389055 ‘An astonishing achievement.’ JESSIE BURTON ‘Gripping, beautifully written perfection.’ SOPHIE HANNAH ‘A masterpiece.’ LOUISE O’NEILL ‘Girl A,’ she said. ‘The girl who escaped. If anyone was going to make it, it was going to be you.’ Lex Gracie doesn’t want to thinkContinue reading “Most Anticipated 2021! Girl A by Abigail Dean.”