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BookClub Reads: Spring Shoots on Sunflower Street

Plot: Lila Edwards keeps to herself. Jilted on her wedding day by her fiancé, she has little interest in looking for love again. She spends most of her time hiding away in her cosy cottage, snuggling on the sofa with her two cats and trying to find the energy to invest in her online craftContinue reading “BookClub Reads: Spring Shoots on Sunflower Street”

BookClub Reads: Carter’s Postales from Greece

Plot: Week after week, the postcards arrive, addressed to someone Ellie does not know, each signed with an initial: A. These alluring cartes postales of Greece brighten her life and cast a spell on her. She decides she must see this country for herself. On the morning Ellie leaves for Athens, a notebook arrives. ItsContinue reading “BookClub Reads: Carter’s Postales from Greece”

BookClub Reads: Dear Mrs Bird

Plot: London, 1941. Emmeline Lake and her best friend Bunty are trying to stay cheerful despite the Luftwaffe making life thoroughly annoying for everyone. Emmy dreams of becoming a Lady War Correspondent and when she spots a job advertisement in the newspaper she seizes her chance – but after a rather unfortunate misunderstanding, she findsContinue reading “BookClub Reads: Dear Mrs Bird”

Book Review: Villa of Sun and Secrets

Plot: Carla Sullivan’s 50th birthday is fast approaching when her whole world is turned upside down. Discovering her feckless husband is having yet another affair and following her mother’s death, she is in need of an escape. Finding an envelope addressed to her mother’s estranged sister Josette in the South of France gives Carla theContinue reading “Book Review: Villa of Sun and Secrets”

BookClub Classics: Persuasion

Plot: First published in 1818, “Persuasion” was English novelist Jane Austen’s last completed work. The novel centers on the story of Anne Elliot, a lovely young woman who years prior had accepted the proposal for marriage from the handsome young naval officer Frederick Wentworth. Despite Frederick’s cleverness and ambition, his lower social status and lackContinue reading “BookClub Classics: Persuasion”

Book Review: Dinner with Edward

Plot: When Isabel meets Edward, both are at a crossroads: he wants to follow his late wife to the grave, and she is ready to give up on love. Thinking she is merely helping Edward’s daughter who lives far away and has asked her to check in on her nonagenarian dad in New York –Continue reading “Book Review: Dinner with Edward”

Book Review: Tiger by Polly Clark

Plot: Set across two continents, Tiger is a sweeping story of survival and redeeming love that plunges the reader into one of the world’s last wildernesses with blistering authenticity. Frieda is a primatologist, sensitive and solitary, until a violent attack shatters her ordered world. In her new role as a zookeeper, she confronts a veryContinue reading “Book Review: Tiger by Polly Clark”

Book Review: Unleashing Mr. Darcy by Teri Wilson

Review originally written in October 2014. I try to see the positives in books but I hated how this author wrote it. I disliked the writing style I found it immaturely written and the whole concept of this novel as well. Nothing happened in this entire story except the inner musings of both main characters.Continue reading “Book Review: Unleashing Mr. Darcy by Teri Wilson”

BookClub Reads: Wrapped Up In You

Plot: A Christmas fling, or has Janie found the real thing? Thirty-something hairdresser Janie Johnson’s single status is a constant source of gossip for her friends and clients. So after too many nights in with her cat, a blind date disaster and news that her ex is getting married, Janie realises it’s time to doContinue reading “BookClub Reads: Wrapped Up In You”

Book Review: This Time Next Year

Plot: Down-to-earth baker Minnie Cooper knows two things with great certainty: that her New Year’s birthday has always been unlucky, and that it’s all because of Quinn Hamilton, a man she’s never met. Minnie and Quinn were born at the same hospital just after midnight on New Year’s Day thirty years before, and not onlyContinue reading “Book Review: This Time Next Year”

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