Beneath Cornish Skies by Kate Ryder.

Published: 7th Jan 2021 Aria and Aries ISBN: 978-1800245983 I felt like I’d stepped into a little oasis when I picked up this ARC. I had been reading a very bloody crime novel just before so this was like a balm for the soul! Cassandra appears to have everything she could want in life. SheContinue reading “Beneath Cornish Skies by Kate Ryder.”

Books I’m Looking Forward To In 2021 Part 2

The Paris Library by Janet Skeslion Charles. John Murray Press 9th Feb 2021. IN THE DARKNESS OF WAR, THE LIGHT OF BOOKSI’ve had a particular interest in WW2 fiction more recently, because it’s a subject I’m using for my MA portfolio in Writing and Well-being. PARIS, 1939Odile Souchet is obsessed with books, and her newContinue reading “Books I’m Looking Forward To In 2021 Part 2”

Books I’m Looking Forward To In 2021 Part 1

The Lamplighters by Emma Stonex. Pan Macmillan. 4th March 2021 They say we’ll never know what happened to those men. They say the sea keeps its secrets . . . Cornwall, 1972. Three keepers vanish from a remote lighthouse, miles from the shore. The entrance door is locked from the inside. The clocks have stopped.Continue reading “Books I’m Looking Forward To In 2021 Part 1”

Most Anticipated 2021! Unwell Women by Elinor Cleghorn.

Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson (10 Jun. 2021) ASIN: B08HMN732X ( Kindle Edition) My interest in this book is twofold: first the cover made me stop and look because it reminded me of the art of Frida Kahlo, and secondly, I am an unwell woman. I have been diagnosed with relapsing remitting Multiple Sclerosis forContinue reading “Most Anticipated 2021! Unwell Women by Elinor Cleghorn.”

Madam by Phoebe Wynne

Publisher: Quercus (18 Feb. 2021) ISBN: 978-1529408720 Why is it always so hard to write a review when the book is so good? It’s as if I have to wrestle with it for ages, in the hope of doing it justice! All I can do is try and put across all of the reasons IContinue reading “Madam by Phoebe Wynne”

Most Anticipated 2021! Paris While It Slept by Ruth Druart.

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing 23rd February 2021 ISBN: 9781538735183 On a platform in occupied Paris, a mother whispers goodbye.It is the end.But also the beginning. Santa Cruz 1953. Jean-Luc thought he had left it all behind. The scar on his face a small price to pay for surviving the horrors of Nazi occupation. Now, heContinue reading “Most Anticipated 2021! Paris While It Slept by Ruth Druart.”

Christmas with The Conduit by Wes Markin.

A DCI Michael Yorke Thriller Publisher: Dark Heart Publishing 15th December 2020 ASIN: B086MK51JF I’ve never read Wes Markin before and what a way to start. This is book 6 in the DCI Michael Yorke series and what an introduction! This author is certainly not for the faint hearted and this isn’t a cosy ChristmasContinue reading “Christmas with The Conduit by Wes Markin.”

Scrap: Kwansabas by Van G. Garrett

This book is for those who communicate thunder, rain, sunlight, hope, and pain with their hands. When I was a baby my Dad used to help make ends meet by bare knuckle fighting at horse fairs. He would travel with local gypsies to fairs like Appleby and fight for them against other travellers. Then heContinue reading “Scrap: Kwansabas by Van G. Garrett”