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Book Review: One True Loves By Taylor Jenkins Reid

Plot: In her twenties, Emma Blair marries her high school sweetheart, Jesse. They build a life for themselves, far away from the expectations of their parents and the people of their hometown in Massachusetts. They travel the world together, living life to the fullest and seizing every opportunity for adventure. On their first wedding anniversary,Continue reading “Book Review: One True Loves By Taylor Jenkins Reid”

Book Review: To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

Plot: A lawyer’s advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee’s classic novel – a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with exuberant humour the irrationality of adult attitudes to race and class inContinue reading “Book Review: To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee”

Book Review: Mammy Banter, The Secret Life Of An Uncool Mum By Serena Terry

Plot: Tara Gallagher is knackered. She used to dream of being Beyoncé but suddenly she’s thirty-six – with three kids, a loving husband, a very boring job – and instead of headlining Glastonbury, she’s in her pyjamas on a Friday night, watching Gogglebox. It’s time for a mammy makeover. She’s going to show her teenageContinue reading “Book Review: Mammy Banter, The Secret Life Of An Uncool Mum By Serena Terry”

Book Review: Kiss Or Dare by Charlie Lane

Plot: A new year and a new Season means a new Lillian Clarke. She’s transformed herself from wallflower to incomparable. But she’s no Cinderella. She’s washed her hands of love and of Lord Devon, her own charming prince who barely knew she existed. She’d rather be the fairy godmother, helping invisible debutantes gain the attentionContinue reading “Book Review: Kiss Or Dare by Charlie Lane”

Book Review: Anything Could Happen By Lucy Diamond

Plot: For Lara and her daughter Eliza, it has always been just the two of them. But when Eliza turns eighteen and wants to connect with her father, Lara is forced to admit a secret that she has been keeping from her daughter her whole life. Eliza needs answers – and so does Lara. TheirContinue reading “Book Review: Anything Could Happen By Lucy Diamond”

Book Review: The Bookshop Of Forgotten Dreams

Plot: Sarah and Max should never have met. She’s a shy bookworm who’s barely ever left her little village; he’s a bad boy actor with the world at his feet. But when Max crosses one line too many, he’s faced with community service in Sarah’s bookshop. With an unruly theatre group to run and aContinue reading “Book Review: The Bookshop Of Forgotten Dreams”

Book Review: The Perfect Life

Plot: Vanessa has always found it easy to pretend to be somebody different, somebody better. When things get tough in her real life, all she has to do is throw on some nicer clothes, adopt a new accent and she can escape. That’s how it started: looking round houses she couldn’t possibly afford. Harmless funContinue reading “Book Review: The Perfect Life”

Book Review: The Saffron Trail

Plot: Once, there was a girl who loved saffron. She loved its secrets, its mystery, and best of all, she loved its hint of magic. After the death of her beloved mother, Nell travels from rural Cornwall to the colour and chaos of Marrakech. Her marriage may be on the rocks, but exploring the headyContinue reading “Book Review: The Saffron Trail”

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”

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”

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