Category: Book review

Book Review: Woman of State by Simon Berthon

Book Review: Woman of State by Simon Berthon

December 15, 2017 Book review 3 ★★★

When Woman of State by Simon Berthon popped into my mailbox, I was excited about the Belfast/Dublin/London settings.  But I knew this book would be an experiment for me as I don’t normally read political thrillers. First Line of Woman of State by Simon Berthon “The movement needs your help.” My Thoughts… Read more »

Bookish Christmas Memories

Bookish Christmas Memories

December 8, 2017 Book review 3

Indulge me!  This post is all about me wallowing in nostalgic memories.  But if Christmas isn’t a time for nostalgia, then I don’t know when is.  I’m letting my brain wander down memory lane, and pretty typical for me, that lane leads directly to my bookshelves.  And all the way… Read more »

Book Review: Class by Jenny Colgan

Book Review: Class by Jenny Colgan

November 20, 2017 Book review 5 ★★★★½

Class by Jenny Colgan is a fast, fun, frivolous read that stirred up nostalgic feels for all the boarding school books of my childhood.  And just to clear up any confusion, they were originally published under the pen name Jane Beaton, but later under the author’s real name – Jenny Colgan…. Read more »

Book Review: The Dark Lake by Sarah Bailey

Book Review: The Dark Lake by Sarah Bailey

November 16, 2017 Book review 11 ★★★★½

Heads up to all fans of police procedural thrillers, Sarah Bailey is the new author in town, and she is one to watch!  I saw The Dark Lake by Sarah Bailey by Instagram a few times, and it caught my eye with its intruguing tagline “A town of secrets waiting to… Read more »

Book Review : The Surrogate by Louise Jensen

Book Review : The Surrogate by Louise Jensen

November 3, 2017 Book review 5 ★★★★

The Surrogate by Louise Jensen hooked me in with an emotional but tense storyline.  A surrogate theme is always going to be complex, but when all the major parties are hiding secret pasts, well it’s going to be complicated.  And it was.     First Line of The Surrogate by Louise… Read more »