Review: Our Stop by Laura Jane Williams

Opening sentence: “Shit. Shit, shit, shit.” I don’t tend to read many unashamedly romantic books, ones that have a love story at the centre of their story, but after enjoying one or two great ones recently – including this very book – I’m starting to wonder why I don’t. I mean, I think you definitely […]

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Review: Never Greener by Ruth Jones

Never Greener by Ruth Jones. Audiobook narrated by Sharon Small. I’ve discovered that when it comes to audiobooks I prefer to listen to two types; a good old crime / murder mystery that keeps you guessing or a character-led read that feels like I’m talking to a friend about their latest news. Never Greener falls […]

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Review: The Lemon Tree CafΓ© by Cathy Bramley

The Lemon Tree CafΓ© by Cathy Bramley Opening sentence: “The executive office of Digital Horizons had an amazing view right across Derby city centre, but I wasn’t looking out of the window.” This is not typically the type of book I’d be drawn to, the cover is too cutesy to appeal to me. However, as […]

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Review: The Break by Marian Keyes

Thank you to NetGalley for the ARC. Published 7th September 2017. The Break by Marian Keyes Opening sentence: “‘Myself and Hugh’, I say. ‘We’re taking a break.’ It is always a delight to read a Marian Keyes book, I just love her inclusive, chatty, easy-to read writing style; her books always make me feel like […]

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Review: The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman

The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman Opening sentence: “You would think it impossible to find anything new in the world, creatures no man has ever seen before, one-of-a-kind oddities in which nature has taken a backseat to the coursing pulse of the fantastical and the marvellous.” Set in 1911 and told by two […]

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Review: Lyrebird by Cecelia Ahern

Lyrebird by Cecelia Ahern Opening sentence: “Are you sure you should be driving?” I picked this up on a recent trip to Dublin, as I wanted get a book by an Irish author while I was there and had never read Cecelia Ahern before. Also, I was intrigued by the Lyrebird plot line and beautiful […]

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Review: The Lonely Hearts Hotel

The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neill I was drawn to this book for two reasons – the fact that it was on the Bailey’s Prize long list and its striking cover. I know that you should never judge a book etc – BUT something has to make you pick it up, and for me […]

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