Category Archives: Book Reviews

Burying Bad News by Paula Williams

I have enjoyed each of the novels by Paula Williams so, recently when I had a particularly stressful time to endure, I turned to one of my favourite authors for comfort. There’s nothing like murders in Much Winchmoor to cheer me up! The Blurb One severed head, two warring neighbours – and a cold-blooded killer …

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The Coalminer’s Son by Patricia M Osborne

The Coalminer’s Son is the second book in the family trilogy by Patricia M Osborne. It is a gripping tale elegantly told through the eyes of the title character, George and his aunt Elizabeth. Although there is a cross-over in the story with the first novel in the series, I would highly recommend reading the …

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Hurting Distance by Sophie Hannah

I was thrilled to meet psychological thriller writer Sophie Hannah at Swanwick Writers’ Summer School last year. I bought a book for my sister and Hurting Distance for me. It has taken an international pandemic and lockdown for me to get my TBR pile down far enough to get to this excellent novel. Hurting Distance …

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Emma by Jane Austen

I had not read Emma by Jane Austen for many years, but some books, albeit only a few, are worth revisiting. Although the novel was first published in 1816 it is still reflective of people, their attitudes and actions. Emma is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance. The story takes …

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The (D)Evolution of us by Morwenna Blackwood

I just finished the new book by Morwenna Blackwood. It is an intriguing title and I was interested to read the novel. The Blurb … the water was red and translucent, like when you rinse a paint brush in a jam jar. The deeper into the water, the darker the red got. No, the thicker …

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The End of the Road by Anna Legat

I am overjoyed to be included in the blog tour arranged by Love Books Tours @lovebooksgroup #lovebookstours for The End of the Road by Anna Legat @LegatWriter and published by @ darkstrokedark an imprint of Crooked Cat Books @crookedcatbooks. This new novel is an exciting work from a talented author. The Blurb The fight for …

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The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

I was given The Luminaries by someone very dear to me as they were keen to share their favourite book. This was a delightful gesture and I was thrilled to receive such a noted work. I am usually slightly wary of reading prize winning novels, and The Luminaries is a Man Booker prize winner, but …

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The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse by Charlie Mackesy

Everybody was talking about The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse by Charlie Mackesy, so I had to find out why and bought myself a copy. What a unique book! The author, by training is an artist and you will read the book in under and hour, but you will keep reading it …

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Love’s Child by Lizzie Chantree

I have read several books by Lizzie Chantree and always enjoyed them, Love’s Child was no different. This is a fabulous, feel good book with an amazingly satisfying twist at the end. The story in Love’s Child revolves around David Love and his pregnant girlfriend, Tilly. They have everything the wealthy socialite Jemima Trent wants. …

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The One From The Other by Philip Kerr

I had not read anything by this author before, but this book was highly recommended to me by a good-looking man in a charity shop. Unfortunately, our taste in literature is not similar. This is the fourth book where the main protagonist is Bernie Gunther. Maybe I should have started at the beginning of the …

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