Book Review – The Dictionary of Lost Words

Title: The Dictionary of Lost Words Author: Pip Williams Genre: Historical Fiction Goodreads Rating: 4.25 My Rating: ★★★★★ Source: ARC Synopsis: In 1901, the word ‘Bondmaid’ was discovered missing from the Oxford English Dictionary. This is the story of the girl who stole it. Esme is born into a world of words. Motherless and irrepressibly curious,... Continue Reading →

Book Review – Noughts and Crosses

Title: Noughts and Crosses Author: Malorie Blackman Genre: YA/ Sci-Fi/ Dystopia/ Romance Goodreads Rating: 4.23 My Rating: ★★★★★ Source: Hardcover Synopsis: Two young people are forced to make a stand in this thought-provoking look at racism and prejudice in an alternate society. Sephy is a Cross -- a member of the dark-skinned ruling class. Callum is... Continue Reading →

Book Review – The Frequency Of Us

Title: The Frequency of Us Author: Keith Stuart Genre: Romance/ Historical Fiction Goodreads Rating: 4.47 My Rating: ★★★★ Source: ARC Synopsis: In Second World War Bath, young, naïve wireless engineer Will meets German refugee Elsa Klein: she is sophisticated, witty and wordly, and at last his life seems to make sense . . . until, soon... Continue Reading →

Book Review – Can I Give My Stepkids Back?

Title: Can I Give My Stepkids Back? Author: Aurelie Tramier Genre: Contemporary Fiction Goodreads Rating: 3.82 My Rating: ★★★★ Source: ARC Synopsis: As a childcare centre director, Morgan has to deal with kids every day but would much rather run her own boarding kennel. Snoopy - Morgan's beagle - is indeed the only living being she... Continue Reading →

Book Review – The Midnight Library

Title: The Midnight Library Author: Matt Haig Genre: Contemporary/ Fantasy Goodreads Rating: 4.22 My Rating: ★★★★ Source: Hardcover Synopsis: Between life and death there is a library, and within that library, the shelves go on forever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived. To see how things would be if... Continue Reading →

Blog Tour – Double Identity by Alison Morton

Title: Double Identity Author: Alison Morton Genre: Crime My Rating: ★★★★ Source: ARC Synopsis: Deeply in love, a chic Parisian lifestyle before her. Now she’s facing prison for murder.It’s three days since Mel des Pittones threw in her job as an intelligence analyst with the French special forces to marry financial trader Gérard Rohlbert. But her... Continue Reading →

Book Review – Of Mice and Men

Title: Of Mice and Men (Folio Society Edition) Author: John Steinbeck/Illustrations by James Albon Genre: Classic Goodreads Rating: 3.88 My Rating: ★★★★ Source: Hardcover Synopsis: Migrant labourers George and Lennie are dropped miles from their new workplace by a bus driver who deems them unworthy of an unscheduled stop. The symbolism is clear from the outset... Continue Reading →

Book Review – Take A Chance On Me

Title: Take a Chance On Me Author: Beth Moran Genre: Romance Goodreads Rating: 3.18 My Rating: ★★★★ Source: ARC Synopsis: Meet Bridget's sister, Emma Donovan -  eternally single maker-of-cakes for many a happy couple, whilst never making it down the aisle herself. Emma has four younger sisters, all of whom are married or getting married, and an Italian mother who... Continue Reading →

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