The Phone Box at the Edge of the World by Laura Imai Messina

#ThePhoneboxAtTheEdgeOfTheWorld #NetGalley I fell in love with this absolutely beautiful book and have immediately gone out to buy a copy for my collection. I’m a widow, so a book that addresses love and loss so eloquently speaks to me emotionally. It is devastating, but also uplifting and life enhancing at the same time. The JapaneseContinue reading “The Phone Box at the Edge of the World by Laura Imai Messina”

Attraction by Ruby Porter.

#NetGalley #Attraction #bookblogger Three women make their way across New Zealand’s North Island in this debut novel. During this time they will explore their relationship with each other, and the island’s colonial history. Our unnamed narrator has a complicated relationship with Llana her on/off girlfriend, Ashi her best friend and even with herself. She’s battlingContinue reading “Attraction by Ruby Porter.”

The Constant Rabbit by Jasper Fforde #NetGalley #Hodder&Stoughton #TheConstant Rabbit

I love reading Jasper Fforde because you find yourself catapulted into a parallel universe that’s often completely absurd. When that universe involves the neighbours being 6ft talking rabbits and the reader has a five foot white rabbit greeting guests at the front door it’s a match made in heaven. I have been fascinated with theseContinue reading “The Constant Rabbit by Jasper Fforde #NetGalley #Hodder&Stoughton #TheConstant Rabbit”

All Adults Here by Emma Straub

This was an incredibly thoughtful and sensitive book, focused on family and emotional connections. So, it was a perfect read for a therapist to delve into. In Clapham, based in the Hudson Valley, we meet the family matriarch Astrid. Her story starts with a dramatic fatal accident as Astrid witnesses someone hit by a car,Continue reading “All Adults Here by Emma Straub”

The Storm by Amanda Jennings. #HQ #NetGalley #TheStorm

Last year, Amanda Jennings book The Cliff House was one of books I’d most enjoyed for its wonderful sense of place, complex characters and gripping storyline. I was so excited to be offered the chance to read her new novel with NetGalley and I’ve spent the last two days utterly gripped by the story ofContinue reading “The Storm by Amanda Jennings. #HQ #NetGalley #TheStorm”

The Truants by Kate Weinberg. #NetGalley #Bloomsbury #TheTruants

No one is quite what they seem in Kate Weinberg’s novel The Truants. Jess is a typical middle child in a middle class family, she feels overlooked and under appreciated. She thinks university is going to kick start her life, especially if she can be taught by her academic idol Lorna Clay. One Christmas anContinue reading “The Truants by Kate Weinberg. #NetGalley #Bloomsbury #TheTruants”