Catch-Up Quickies!

First a quick explanation! Due to some severe health issues over the last few years, and a lingering chronic condition, my planned review schedule went right out of the window and I have been scrabbling ever since to get it back on track. In my latest attempt to try to regain some lost ground, I … Continue reading Catch-Up Quickies!

The Great Escape from Woodlands Nursing Home – Joanna Nell

*I received a free ARC of this book with thanks to the author, NetGalley and Hodder & Stoughton. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.* Blurb: At nearly ninety, retired nature writer Hattie Bloom prefers the company of birds to people, but when a fall lands her in a nursing home she struggles to … Continue reading The Great Escape from Woodlands Nursing Home – Joanna Nell

The Beast and the Bethany – Jack Meggitt-Phillips

*I received a free ARC of this novel, with thanks to the author, Egmont Books and NetGalley.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.* Blurb: The most exciting new children's book of 2020 and a modern classic in the making. The Beast and the Bethany has all the classic macabre humour of Roald Dahl with the warmth … Continue reading The Beast and the Bethany – Jack Meggitt-Phillips

The Thursday Murder Club – Richard Osman

  *I received a free ARC of this novel, with thanks to the author, Viking Books UK / Penguin Random House and NetGalley.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*     Blurb:  In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet up once a week to investigate unsolved murders. But when a … Continue reading The Thursday Murder Club – Richard Osman

The Magic Carpet – Jessica Norrie

  *I won a free copy of this book in an online competition.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*     Blurb:  Outer London, September 2016, and neighbouring eight-year-olds have homework: prepare a traditional story to perform with their families at a school festival. But Nathan's father thinks his son would … Continue reading The Magic Carpet – Jessica Norrie

The Authenticity Project – Clare Pooley

  *I received a free ARC of this book, with thanks to the author, Transworld Books – Random House UK and NetGalley. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  Six strangers with one universal thing in common: their lives aren’t always what they make them out to be. What would happen if they told … Continue reading The Authenticity Project – Clare Pooley

Love Potions and Other Calamities – Charlie Laidlaw

  *I received a free ARC of this book, with thanks to the author. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:   A comic tale of love, mystery and unintended consequences . . . Rosie McLeod, pub proprietor and a gifted herbalist of local renown, is thirty-nine and holding, but only … Continue reading Love Potions and Other Calamities – Charlie Laidlaw

The Pharmacist – Justin David

  *I received a free ARC of this novella with thanks to the author and Nathan at Inkandescent. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*     Blurb:  Twenty-four-year-old Billy is beautiful and sexy. Albert – The Pharmacist – is a compelling but damaged older man, and a veteran of London’s late ’90s … Continue reading The Pharmacist – Justin David

The Rift Between Us – Rebecca L. Marsh

  *I received a free copy of this book with thanks to the author.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  After a family dinner turns into a bitter fight, sisters Maria, Lauren, and Avery decide to go their separate ways. Their father warns them that someday they will need … Continue reading The Rift Between Us – Rebecca L. Marsh

Saving Missy – Beth Morrey

  *I received a free ARC of this novel, with thanks to the author, Harper Collins UK and NetGalley.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:   Prickly. Stubborn. Terribly lonely. But everyone deserves a second chance… Missy Carmichael’s life has become small. Grieving for a family she has lost or lost touch with, … Continue reading Saving Missy – Beth Morrey