2017, Blog Tour, Bookish, Reading, Reviews

A Pearl for my Mistress by Annabel Fielding #BookReview #BlogTour

A Pearl for my Mistress is a sensual and tense historical novel set in England in 1934. Old ways and ideas are changing rapidly as the world itself begins to turn on it's head. I thoroughly enjoyed this lovely piece of LGBTQ historical fiction and felt a slight homage to Sarah Waters, although the writing… Continue reading A Pearl for my Mistress by Annabel Fielding #BookReview #BlogTour

2017, Blog Tour, Bookish, Next, Reading, Reviews

Dating Daisy by Daisy Mae #BookReview #BlogTour

A quirky romance story about finding love on the internet, while working in a sexual health clinic and being in your mid-fifties. What do you do when you're a newly divorced 52 year old mother, keen for a second chance of romance? Why internet dating of course! Daisy Mae_224 embarks on the internet dating process… Continue reading Dating Daisy by Daisy Mae #BookReview #BlogTour

2017, Blog Tour, Bookish, Books, Libraries, Reviews

Dying to Live by Michael Stanley #BookReview #BlogTour

An insight into Africa's crimes, death and mysteries. "Sunshine Noir" of the highest order. Whatever you do, do not judge this book by its cover (which, I found slightly off-putting) there is a thrilling and very unique murder mystery inside. This is the 6th book in the Dectective Kubu series and the very first one… Continue reading Dying to Live by Michael Stanley #BookReview #BlogTour

2017, Blog Tour, Bookish, Reviews, TBR

Two Cousins of Azov by Andrea Bennett #BookReview #BlogTour

This warm and engaging read caught me by surprise. I read this right after reading The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce and was struck by the similar relatable and comforting prose. The story is about two men in their twilight years who have to work through darkness in their past to come to a peaceful… Continue reading Two Cousins of Azov by Andrea Bennett #BookReview #BlogTour

2017, Blog, Books, Libraries, Reviews

Practice Makes Perfect by Penny Parkes #BookReview #BooksAndTheCity

This book is such an enjoyable read! I love feel-good book with substance and Penny Parkes has proved that she really knows what she's writing about, with her writing style, medical terms and treatments. This is a village story with a romance, rather than a romance fitted around a village. The characters were great, really… Continue reading Practice Makes Perfect by Penny Parkes #BookReview #BooksAndTheCity

2017, Blog, Bookish, Libraries, Reviews

Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan #BookReview

A political and riveting read! James is a public servant and family man accused of rape. He was having an affair with Olivia and ended it, then something happens between the two of them and whether it's consensual or not is at the decision of a jury.  Olivia gives a believable account of the story,… Continue reading Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan #BookReview

2017, Bookish, Books, Reading, Reviews

Three Martini Lunch by Suzanne Rindell #BookReview

Three- Martini Lunch follows the stories of Cliff, Eden and Miles in late 1950s New York. Cliff is a university drop out with ambitions of becoming an acclaimed author. Eden has come to New York to build a career in publishing with the hopes of one day becoming an editor. Miles is soon to graduate… Continue reading Three Martini Lunch by Suzanne Rindell #BookReview

2017, Blog, Blog Tour, Bookish, Reading, Reviews

Blood Sisters by Jane Corry #BookReview #Blog Tour

A twisty, turn-y and riveting read. Keeping in with the current trend of "Sister Fiction" that seems to have exploded in the last twelve months with authors such as Sue Fortin and Isabel Ashdown I was excited to read Jane Corry's second thriller. Her first book My Husband's Wife was highly acclaimed and she had… Continue reading Blood Sisters by Jane Corry #BookReview #Blog Tour

2017, Baileys Prize, Bookish, Books, Next, Reviews

The Dark Circle by Linda Grant #bookreview #BaileysPrize

The Dark Circle is a compelling read. It tells us the story of twin siblings Lenny and Miriam Lynskey, who are diagnosed with tuberculosis and shuttled to a sanitarium in Kent where they are subject to idle days and wondering if they'll fall victim to a diseases that's traditionally fatal. The year is 1949 and the… Continue reading The Dark Circle by Linda Grant #bookreview #BaileysPrize