BLOG TOUR: The Silence – Katy Eachus

I don’t think I’ve ever been so hooked on a book! The plot and idea behind The Silence were so original and I’ve never come across anything like it before. As the story developed, I had no idea how it was going to end and what sort of twist was coming next. There was no … Continue reading BLOG TOUR: The Silence – Katy Eachus

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BLOG TOUR: Walking Wounded by Anna Franklin Osborne

Walking Wounded follows the lives of one family and how their family life is affected first by World War I and then even further by World War II. The Johnson’s are a large family with most of the children born before or during the First World War and the youngest two born just after. The … Continue reading BLOG TOUR: Walking Wounded by Anna Franklin Osborne

BLOG TOUR: The Good Enough Mother – Anoushka Beazley

First of all, this book was a complete breath of fresh air. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book quite like this one. It combines family life with a crime novel, a combination I’ve not encountered before! I cannot commend Anoushka Beazley or recommend The Good Enough Mother enough! The Good Enough Mother shares … Continue reading BLOG TOUR: The Good Enough Mother – Anoushka Beazley

Happy Birthday (month) Lewis Carroll!

First of all, hello and welcome to my new blog series! Every month I will be reading a book from an author whose birthday is in that month. This month I’m celebrating the birthday of Lewis Carroll by reading Alice in Wonderland! About the author Lewis Carroll was born on the 27th January 1832 and … Continue reading Happy Birthday (month) Lewis Carroll!

BLOGMAS: Day 11 – Meeting Tom Fletcher!

Last weekend, my boyfriend and I queued up for almost 4 hours throughout West Quay in Southampton to get our copies of the Christmasaurus signed and meet the one and only Tom Fletcher! Even though it was cold and I’m rather impatient, there was enough going on in the queue to keep us entertained. Workers … Continue reading BLOGMAS: Day 11 – Meeting Tom Fletcher!

BLOGMAS: Day 8 – Christmas Reading

To get me in the Christmas spirit this year, I decided to read two festive books! A Winter Affair – Minna Howard Eloise is alone for Christmas. Her marriage recently ended in divorce and her grown up twins are travelling around the world. When her godfather rings, she hopes he’s going to offer her a … Continue reading BLOGMAS: Day 8 – Christmas Reading

Book Review: Porter Girl: First Lady of the Keys by Lucy Brazier

I was originally drawn to this book from the title. As a firm feminist, I knew I would love any story where there was a) a female lead and b) where the female lead is the first woman to do something. And I was not disappointed! Deputy Head Porter was a complete badass. Porter Girl: … Continue reading Book Review: Porter Girl: First Lady of the Keys by Lucy Brazier