The Miseducation of Evie Epworth by Matson Taylor. #RandomThingsTours #blogtour #TheMiseducationofEvieEpworth #ScribnerBooks

I was only three pages in to this book and I knew that Evie was going to be one of my favourite literary characters. Favourite as in – on my list next to Jo March, Cassandra Mortmain and Adrian Mole, characters I’ve also experienced growing up and setting out into the world. The book wasContinue reading “The Miseducation of Evie Epworth by Matson Taylor. #RandomThingsTours #blogtour #TheMiseducationofEvieEpworth #ScribnerBooks”

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. #QuercusBooks #MexicanGothic #blogtour #NetGalley.

Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre, those were Catalina’s sort of books. Moors and spiderwebs. Castles too, and wicked stepmothers who force princesses to eat poisoned apples, dark fairies cursing maidens and wizards who turn handsome lords into beasts. When I first started this novel I was a little bit unsure, but I read the aboveContinue reading “Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. #QuercusBooks #MexicanGothic #blogtour #NetGalley.”

Not The Deaths Imagined by Anne Pettigrew #damppebbles #NotTheDeathsImagined #CoverReveal #pettigrew_anne

Fancy some tartan noir? Today I have the cover reveal and pre-order link for Anne Pettigrew’s new novel Not The Deaths Imagined. In 1990s Glasgow, Dr Beth Semple is juggling motherhood and a busy NHS practice. She informs the authorities when she notices an odd pattern of deaths in her area, but they remain unconvinced.Continue reading “Not The Deaths Imagined by Anne Pettigrew #damppebbles #NotTheDeathsImagined #CoverReveal #pettigrew_anne”

Below The Big Blue Sky by Anna McPartlin #RememberRabbitHayes

I read Anna McPartlin’s last novel The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes just last year and remember being profoundly moved by the story of Mia ‘Rabbit’ Hayes and her love for Johnny Faye. Johnny was the singer in her older brother’s band and Rabbit went from lurking around to catch sight of Johnny to becomingContinue reading “Below The Big Blue Sky by Anna McPartlin #RememberRabbitHayes”

The Secrets of Sunshine by Phaedra Patrick. #NetGalley #The SecretsOfSunshine #HQStories

This is a moving and ultimately uplifting story based around the padlocks left on bridges as love tokens. I remember visiting Venice and seeing locks like this on the Rialto Bridge and thinking they were romantic. It had never occurred to me before what might happen if the bridge railings were filled with them. ItContinue reading “The Secrets of Sunshine by Phaedra Patrick. #NetGalley #The SecretsOfSunshine #HQStories”

The Lizard by Dugald Bruce-Lockhart #NetGalley #MuswellPress #TheLizard

This is a thriller that’s bound to put you off letting your kids spend a gap year summer island-hopping in Greece! Dark at heart and so twisty you never know who to trust. Alistair Halston has a broken heart. His university girlfriend Ellie has broken up with him before the summer and has gone toContinue reading “The Lizard by Dugald Bruce-Lockhart #NetGalley #MuswellPress #TheLizard”

The Colours by Juliet Bates. #RandomThingsTours #Giveaway @FleetReads #TheColours

Ellen sees the world differently from everyone else, but living in a tiny town in the north-east of England, in a world on the cusp of war, no one has time for an orphaned girl who seems a little strange. When she is taken in to look after an rich, elderly widow all seems toContinue reading “The Colours by Juliet Bates. #RandomThingsTours #Giveaway @FleetReads #TheColours”

The Catch by T.M.Logan. #NetGalley #OnlyOneCatch #NetGalley

Ed and Claire are hosting a Sunday get together for their daughter Abbie and her new boyfriend Ryan. Although they’ve been together a few months, he’s been working away so much they haven’t had chance to spend any time with him. On the face of it Ryan is the perfect candidate to keep Mum andContinue reading “The Catch by T.M.Logan. #NetGalley #OnlyOneCatch #NetGalley”

Safe by SK Barnett #RandomThingsTours #blogtour #KeepItSafe

I reached the end of this novel and realised I’d been holding my breath. My whole body was tense. This is a dark, thrilling, journey to the centre of that place we all imagine to be the safest: our home. Twelve years ago, six year old Jenny Kristal left home to play with a friendContinue reading “Safe by SK Barnett #RandomThingsTours #blogtour #KeepItSafe”

A Theatre for Dreamers by Polly Samson #RandomThingsTours #blogtour #ATheatreForDreamers

I am fascinated by places where artists gain inspiration such as the Lake District, Newlyn and Venice, but particularly where colonies of artists have grown and lived together. Charleston would be a place of pilgrimage for me, the home created by Vanessa Bell on the south coast. This was where the Bloomsbury group of artistsContinue reading “A Theatre for Dreamers by Polly Samson #RandomThingsTours #blogtour #ATheatreForDreamers”