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Mad About You by Mhairi McFarlane – Book Review

Title: Mad About You (eARC) Author: Mhairi McFarlane Genre: Contemporary Blurb from Goodreads Two reluctant housemates.Two broken promises.One crazy plan… Harriet Hatley may be one of the most in-demand wedding photographers in Leeds, but she hates the idea of marriage. Cal Clarke is used to the world falling in line with his plans – apart … Continue reading Mad About You by Mhairi McFarlane – Book Review

Handiwork by Sara Baume – Book Review

Title: Handiwork Author: Sara Baume Genre: Non-Fiction Blurb from Goodreads In this contemplative short narrative, artist and acclaimed writer Sara Baume charts the daily process of making and writing, exploring what it is to create and to live as an artist. A short, elegant piece that encompasses images and is itself a significant artifact, handiwork … Continue reading Handiwork by Sara Baume – Book Review

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë – Book Review

Title: Wuthering Heights Author: Emily Brontë Genre: Classic Fiction, Gothic Blurb from Goodreads Lockwood, the new tenant of Thrushcross Grange, situated on the bleak Yorkshire moors, is forced to seek shelter one night at Wuthering Heights, the home of his landlord. There he discovers the history of the tempestuous events that took place years before; … Continue reading Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë – Book Review

The Cartographers by Peng Shepherd – Book Review

Title: The Cartographers (eARC) Author: Peng Shepherd Genre: Mystery, Adventure, Fantastical, Magical Realism, Paranormal Blurb from Goodreads There are some maps you can lose yourself in... Nell Young has lived her life in and around maps. Her father, Dr. David Young, was one of the most respected cartographers in the world. But this morning he … Continue reading The Cartographers by Peng Shepherd – Book Review

The Love Note by Kate G. Smith – Book Review

Title: The Love Note (eARC) Author: Kate G. Smith Genre: Contemporary romance Blurb from Goodreads A wedding dress. A love letter. A secret that will change everything... When Maggie Burnett discovers her mother's beautiful wedding dress just days after she passes away, she wonders why she'd been told it was missing... Pinned to the waistband … Continue reading The Love Note by Kate G. Smith – Book Review

The Magician by Colm Tóibín – Book Review

Book Title: The Magician (eARC, owned Hardback) Author: Colm Tóibín Genre: Literary fiction, Fictionalised Biography Blurb from Goodreads From one of our greatest living writers comes a sweeping novel of unrequited love and exile, war and family. The Magician tells the story of Thomas Mann, whose life was filled with great acclaim and contradiction. He would … Continue reading The Magician by Colm Tóibín – Book Review

Here Again Now by Okechukwu Nzelu – Book Review

Book Title: Here Again Now (eARC copy) Author: Okechukwu Nzelu Genre: Literary Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Character Driven Blurb from Goodreads From award-winning author Okechukwu Nzelu comes a spellbinding literary novel that asks, how do you move forward when the past keeps pulling you back? Achike Okoro feels like his life is coming together at last. … Continue reading Here Again Now by Okechukwu Nzelu – Book Review

Mansfield Park by Jane Austen – Book Review

Title: Mansfield Park Author: Jane Austen Genre: Classic Fiction Blurb from Goodreads Taken from the poverty of her parents' home in Portsmouth, Fanny Price is brought up with her rich cousins at Mansfield Park, acutely aware of her humble rank and with her cousin Edmund as her sole ally. During her uncle's absence in Antigua, … Continue reading Mansfield Park by Jane Austen – Book Review

The Wedding Crasher by Abigail Mann – Book Review

Title: The Wedding Crasher (eARC) Author: Abigail Mann Genre: Contemporary Blurb from Goodreads Poppy is packing her bags to spend two blissful weeks alone on an island. It’s time away from the ex-husband who hasn’t quite moved out yet, and reminders of the marriage they rushed into young, before she’ll kick back on a girls’ … Continue reading The Wedding Crasher by Abigail Mann – Book Review

Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George – Book Review

Book Title: Princess of the Midnight Ball Book Series: The Princesses of Westfalin Trilogy, #1 Author: Jessica Day George Genre: Junior YA Fantasy, Fairytale Blurb from Goodreads A tale of twelve princesses doomed to dance until dawn… Galen is a young soldier returning from war. Rose is one of twelve princesses condemned to dance each … Continue reading Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George – Book Review

The Gloaming by Kirsty Logan – Book Review

Book Title: The Gloaming (review copy) Author: Kirsty Logan Book Series: Gracekeepers, #0.5 (The Gloaming acts as a stand-alone prequel to Logan’s 2015 novel Gracekeepers) Genre: Adult fiction, Fantasy, Magical Realism, Gothic Blurb from Goodreads 'The best lives leave a mark.' A bewitching tale of first love, shattering grief, and the dangerous magic that draws … Continue reading The Gloaming by Kirsty Logan – Book Review

Ella’s Night Lights by Lucy Fleming – Book Review

Book Title: Ella’s Night Lights Author and Illustrator: Lucy Fleming Genre: Children’s, Picture Books Blurb from Goodreads Nestled in a little nook in an old oak tree is a tiny girl named Ella. Ella loves light, but must be sure to avoid the sun because of her delicate wings. Flittering about at night, she collects … Continue reading Ella’s Night Lights by Lucy Fleming – Book Review