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Tripping the Light Fantastic by Allison Symes

At long last, the second collection of Flash Fiction by Allison Symes is available now. I thoroughly enjoyed the clever twists in the tiny stories told by Symes in her debut book, From Light to Dark and Back Again. That book was a joy to read and inspired many young writers to try their hand …

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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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Hunter’s Secret reviewed by the Book Reviewing Mum

Good Morning Everyone, it’s the beginning of the week and I’m really excited to bring you an amazing crime novel! If you are a huge fan of LGBTQ books then this is one to add to your TBR especially if you feel passionately about it, understand the struggles this community face and also if you …

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Hunter’s Secret Reviewed by Sharon Rimmelzwaan

Hunter’s Secret by Val Penny is the fifth book in the Edinburgh Crime mysteries featuring DI Hunter, although this is the first time I have read this author. This book does work as a standalone but by the time you have read it you will wish you had started at the beginning, I did. This …

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The Cold Cold Sea by Linda Huber

I have always enjoyed books by Linda Huber and I had had The Cold, Cold Sea in my TBR pile for far too long. I suppose lockdown had to be good for something, I made a dent into the bundle! The Blurb Maggie stared across the beach. The tide was coming in. But where was …

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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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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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