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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”

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: Unleashing Mr Darcy

Plot: ‘It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single woman teetering on the verge of thirty must be in want of a husband’ Not true for Manhattanite Elizabeth Scott. Instead of planning a walk down the aisle, she’s crossing the pond with the only companion she needs – her darling dog, Bliss. Caring forContinue reading “Book Review: Unleashing Mr Darcy”

BookClub Reads: All About Us

Plot: Ben’s always loved December, but this year, with his relationship with Daphne on the rocks, it’s missing its usual magic. So when he runs into his old friend Alice – the one that got away – Ben can’t help but wonder what would have happened if he’d done things differently all those years ago.Continue reading “BookClub Reads: All About Us”

Book Review: The Blue Castle

Plot: The Blue Castle is widely hailed as a reader favorite. Valancy Stirling is 29, unmarried, and has never been in love. Living with her overbearing mother and meddlesome aunt, she finds her only consolation in the “forbidden” books of John Foster and her daydreams of the Blue Castle a place where all her dreamsContinue reading “Book Review: The Blue Castle”

Book Review: The Unpassing

Plot: In Chia-Chia Lin’s debut novel, The Unpassing, we meet a Taiwanese immigrant family of six struggling to make ends meet on the outskirts of Anchorage, Alaska. The father, hardworking but beaten down, is employed as a plumber and repairman, while the mother, a loving, strong-willed, and unpredictably emotional matriarch, holds the house together. WhenContinue reading “Book Review: The Unpassing”

Book Review: Hello World

Plot: You can take the girl out of the city but can you take the city out of the girl? When Grace is offered the chance of a lifetime, to test out brand new camping equipment in the rainforest – it’s easy to turn down. After all, who in their right mind wants to trekContinue reading “Book Review: Hello World”

Book Review: The Minute I Saw You

Plot: When Hannah meets Sonny, she’s irresistibly drawn to him: he’s sexy and confident, but only in town on holiday. That’s fine with Hannah – she doesn’t do long-term relationships. And luckily for her, neither does Sonny. But before they can even so much as kiss, Sonny receives some shocking news and commits to makingContinue reading “Book Review: The Minute I Saw You”

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