Above Us Only Sky by Michele Young-Stone – Book Review

Title: Above Us Only Sky Author: Michelle Young-Stone Genre: Magical Realism, Historical Fiction Blurb from Goodreads On March 29, 1973, Prudence Eleanor Vilkas was born with heart-shaped wings pressed accordion-style against her back. Considered a birth defect, her wings were surgically removed, leaving only the ghost of them behind.  In 1980, Prudence’s mother takes her … Continue reading Above Us Only Sky by Michele Young-Stone – Book Review

Summer at the Little Wedding Shop by Jane Linfoot – Book Review

Title: Summer at the Little Wedding Shop: Bunting and Bouquets Series: The Little Wedding Shop by the Sea #3 Author: Jane Linfoot Genre/Themes: Light Fiction, Contemporary, Romance Blurb from Goodreads When the owner of Brides by the Sea, Cornwall’s cutest little wedding shop, offers Lily a job as their new wedding stylist, her first thought … Continue reading Summer at the Little Wedding Shop by Jane Linfoot – Book Review

The Little Wedding Shop by the Sea by Jane Linfoot – Book Review

Title: The Little Wedding Shop by the Sea: Cupcakes and Confetti Series: The Little Wedding Shop by the Sea #1 Author: Jane Linfoot Genre/Themes: Light Fiction, Contemporary, Romance Blurb from Goodreads Brides by the Sea, the cutest little wedding shop in all of Cornwall, has it all, including cake baker Poppy who lives upstairs. But … Continue reading The Little Wedding Shop by the Sea by Jane Linfoot – Book Review

The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak – Book Review

Title: The Island of Missing Trees (review copy) Author: Elif Shafak Genre/Themes: Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Magical Realism, War, Family Dynamics Blurb from Goodreads Two teenagers, a Greek Cypriot and a Turkish Cypriot, meet at a taverna on the island they both call home. In the taverna, hidden beneath garlands of garlic, chili peppers and … Continue reading The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak – Book Review

The Legacy of Lucy Hart by Emma Heatherington – Book Review

Title: The Legacy of Lucy Hart Author: Emma Heatherington Genre/Themes: Light Fiction, Contemporary Drama, Emotional Drama, Organ Donation Blurb from Goodreads ‘Sometimes time is all we have with the people we love the most. I ask you to slow down in life. To take your time, but don’t waste it….’ Maggie O'Hara knows better than … Continue reading The Legacy of Lucy Hart by Emma Heatherington – Book Review

You and Me on Vacation by Emily Henry – Book Review

Title: You and Me on Vacation (review copy) Alternative Title: People We Meet on Vacation Author: Emily Henry Genre/Themes: Romantic Comedy, Contemporary, Light Fiction, Friends to Lovers Blurb from Goodreads TWO FRIENDS TEN SUMMER TRIPS THEIR LAST CHANCE TO FALL IN LOVE 12 SUMMERS AGO: Poppy and Alex meet. They hate each other, and are … Continue reading You and Me on Vacation by Emily Henry – Book Review

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys – Book Review

Title: Wide Sargasso Sea Author: Jean Rhys Genre/Themes: Modern Classic, Historical Fiction, Jane Eyre, Jamaica, British Colonial Rule, Slavery, Racism, Inequality, Victorian Ideals PLEASE NOTE: This book although written by a different author acts as a prequel to Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. Therefore, the blurb and my review both contain spoilers for Jane Eyre. … Continue reading Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys – Book Review

The Summer of Impossible Things by Rowan Coleman – Book Review

Title: The Summer of Impossible Things (review copy) Author: Rowan Coleman Genre/Themes: Fiction, Time Travel, Contemporary Fantasy, Paranormal Twist, Magical Realism Blurb from Goodreads If you could change the past, would you? Thirty years ago, something terrible happened to Luna’s mother. Something she’s only prepared to reveal after her death.  Now Luna and her sister … Continue reading The Summer of Impossible Things by Rowan Coleman – Book Review

Still Life by Sarah Winman – Book Review

Title: Still Life (review copy) Author: Sarah Winman Genre/Themes: Historical Fiction, Saga, Drama Blurb from Goodreads By the bestselling, prize-winning author of When God was a Rabbit and Tin Man, Still Life is a beautiful, big-hearted, richly tapestried story of people brought together by love, war, art, flood… and the ghost of E.M. Forster. It’s … Continue reading Still Life by Sarah Winman – Book Review

The Librarian by Salley Vickers – Book Review

Title: The Librarian Author: Salley Vickers Genre/Themes: Historical Fiction, Drama, 1950s England, Books about Books, Affairs, Romance, Community, Moral Judgments Blurb from Goodreads A charmingly subversive novel about a library in 1950s England, by the acclaimed author of The Cleaner of Chartres Sylvia Blackwell, a young woman in her twenties, moves to East Mole, a … Continue reading The Librarian by Salley Vickers – Book Review

Reader I Married Him edited by Tracy Chevalier – Book Review

Title: Reader I Married Him Editor: Tracy Chevalier Contributing Authors: Joanna Briscoe, Tracy Chevalier, Sarah Hall, Susan Hill, Elizabeth McCracken, Nadifa Mohamed, Audrey Niffenegger, Patricia Park, Francine Prose, Namwali Serpell, Elif Shafak, Lionel Shriver, Salley Vickers, Evie Wyld, Emma Donoghue, Helen Dunmore, Esther Freud, Jane Gardam, Linda Grant, Kirsty Gunn, Tessa Hadley Genre: Short Story … Continue reading Reader I Married Him edited by Tracy Chevalier – Book Review

Larchfield by Polly Clark – Book Review

Title: Larchfield Author: Polly Clark Genre: Literary Fiction, Dual Timeline, Mental Health Blurb from Goodreads It's early summer when a young poet, Dora Fielding, moves to Helensburgh on the west coast of Scotland and her hopes are first challenged. Newly married, pregnant, she's excited by the prospect of a life that combines family and creativity. … Continue reading Larchfield by Polly Clark – Book Review