Tag: great setting

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 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 »

Book Review :  The Stolen Marriage by Diane Chamberlain

Book Review : The Stolen Marriage by Diane Chamberlain

October 5, 2017 Book review 14 ★★★★

The Stolen Marriage by Diane Chamberlain describes how a community pulled together, and built an urgently needed polio hospital.  With engaging characters who grow stronger and stronger through adversity, it’s a book that pulls you in and inspires. I loved it! Balancing the books is a quick fire review where I… Read more »

Book Review: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

Book Review: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

September 12, 2017 Book review 4 ★★★★★

I wrote this review for Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult immediately after I read it.  While I was still full of all the feels and thoughts, I spewed them all out.  So if it makes no sense, that’s why! My thoughts on Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult I have no… Read more »

Book Review: Girlhood by Cat Clarke

Book Review: Girlhood by Cat Clarke

August 22, 2017 Book review 11 ★★★★★

I flat-out loved this book!  I savour books about friendship, and I adored how this book focused on the sisterhood theme, with no major romances thrown into steal the limelight.  Friendship deserves the spotlight and I’m so glad that it was centre stage in Girlhood by Cat Clarke. First Line… Read more »

Book Review: The Pearl Thief by Elizabeth Wein

Book Review: The Pearl Thief by Elizabeth Wein

June 5, 2017 Book review 28 ★★★½

My head is melted trying to decide a rating for The Pearl Thief by Elizabeth Wein. I’m so torn. A part of me loves the characters and the atmosphere.  The other part of me laments the lack of pace, and the overly detailed descriptions. First Line of The Pearl Thief by Elizabeth… Read more »

Book Review: The Honeymoon by Tina Seskis

Book Review: The Honeymoon by Tina Seskis

May 31, 2017 Book review 4 ★★★★

I devoured The Honeymoon by Tina Seskis with an ominous sense of dread. I couldn’t guess if we were dealing with an unreliable narrator, vengeful family members, a huge red herring of a disappearance, or just your average random psychopath. So as you can imagine I was flipping pages rapidly… Read more »