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Book Review: Hello Again By Isabelle Broom

Plot: Philippa Taylor (Pepper to her friends) has big dreams. When she closes her eyes, she can picture exactly who she ought to be. The problem is, it’s about as far away from her real life in a small coastal town in Suffolk as she can imagine. So when her elderly friend Josephine persuades PepperContinue reading “Book Review: Hello Again By Isabelle Broom”

Book Review: The Hidden Palace By Dinah Jefferies

Plot: The second book in the sweeping new historical series from the number one Sunday Times best-selling author. An island of secrets. A runaway. And a promise…. A rebellious daughter1923. Among the ancient honey-coloured walls of the tiny island of Malta, strangers slip into the shadows and anyone can buy a new name. Rosalie DelacroixContinue reading “Book Review: The Hidden Palace By Dinah Jefferies”

Book Review: The Unbalanced Equation By H. L McFarlane

Plot: What do a bad landlord, a family wedding and a rogue Bunsen burner all have in common? After suffering four years of scrutiny from her PhD assessor, Elizabeth Maclean believes she’s finally free of Dr Thomas Henderson’s tyranny when she begins her postdoc. But when a fire goes off in Tom’s lab (stupid undergrads)Continue reading “Book Review: The Unbalanced Equation By H. L McFarlane”

Book Review: The Splendid City By Karen Heuler

– Plot: In the state of Liberty, water is rationed at alarming prices, free speech is hardly without a cost, and Texas has just declared itself its own country. In this society, paranoia is well-suited because eyes and ears are all around, and they are judging. Always judging. This terrifying (and yet somehow vaguely familiar)Continue reading “Book Review: The Splendid City By Karen Heuler”

Book Review: The Club By Ellery Lloyd

Plot: Everyone’s Dying to Join . . . The Home Group is a glamorous collection of celebrity members’ clubs dotted across the globe, where the rich and famous can party hard and then crash out in its five-star suites, far from the prying eyes of fans and the media. The most spectacular of all isContinue reading “Book Review: The Club By Ellery Lloyd”

Book Review: Counterfeit By Kirstin Chen

Plot: Money can’t buy happiness… but it can buy a decent fake. Ava Wong has always played it safe. As a strait-laced, rule-abiding Chinese American lawyer with a successful surgeon as a husband, a young son, and a beautiful home–she’s built the perfect life. But beneath this façade, Ava’s world is crumbling: her marriage isContinue reading “Book Review: Counterfeit By Kirstin Chen”

Book Review: Young Women By Jessica Moor

Plot: Everyone’s got that history, I guess. Everyone’s got a story. When Emily meets the enigmatic and dazzling actress Tamsin, her life changes. Drawn into Tamsin’s world of Soho living, boozy dinners, and cocktails at impossibly expensive bars, Emily’s life shifts from black and white to technicolour and the two women become inseparable. Tamsin isContinue reading “Book Review: Young Women By Jessica Moor”

Book Review: The Blue Train By Agatha Christie

Plot: A mysterious woman, a legendary cursed jewel, and a night train from London to the French Riviera — ingredients for the perfect romance or the perfect crime? When the train stops, the jewel is missing, and the woman is found dead in her compartment. It’s the perfect mystery, filled with passion, greed, deceit, andContinue reading “Book Review: The Blue Train By Agatha Christie”

Book Review: Lessons By Ian McEwan

Plot: When the world is still counting the cost of the Second World War and the Iron Curtain has closed, eleven-year-old Roland Baines’s life is turned upside down. Two thousand miles from his mother’s protective love, stranded at an unusual boarding school, his vulnerability attracts piano teacher Miss Miriam Cornell, leaving scars as well asContinue reading “Book Review: Lessons By Ian McEwan”

Book Review: One Night On The Island By Josie Silver

Plot: One cottage. Two strangers.Every great love story starts somewhere . . . Cleo writes about love stories every day. She just isn’t living one of her own. When the editor of her dating column asks her to marry herself on a remote Irish island – a sensational piece to mark Cleo’s thirtieth birthday –Continue reading “Book Review: One Night On The Island By Josie Silver”

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