Haven’t They Grown – Sophie Hannah

  *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:  All Beth has to do is drive her son to his Under-14s away match, watch him play, and bring him home. Just because she knows that … Continue reading Haven’t They Grown – Sophie Hannah

The Ballad of Fat Labrador – Dave Holwill

  *I received a free copy of this book with thanks to the author.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  It’s been a blissful ten years since George put down his bass, left the Artful Badgers and vowed never to play in public again. But when tragedy strikes his … Continue reading The Ballad of Fat Labrador – Dave Holwill

All the Water in the World – Karen Raney

  *I received a free ARC of this book with thanks to the author and Hodder & Stoughton. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  Maddy is sixteen. Deeply curious, wry and vivacious, she's poised at the outset of adulthood. She has loyal friends, a mother with whom she's unusually close, a … Continue reading All the Water in the World – Karen Raney

Changing the Subject – Kate Abley

  *I received a free copy of this book, with thanks to the author.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*     Blurb:  Welcome to the first comic contemporary novel from Kate Abley. Sue, a nice lady from Chingford, was 18 in 1979. Now, thanks to an Alzheimer’s Drugs trial gone … Continue reading Changing the Subject – Kate Abley

Q&A with Jacqueline Pirtle – Parenting Through the Eyes of Lollipops

  I have a treat for you all today!  I had the opportunity to put a few questions to the author of Parenting Through the Eyes of Lollipops and 365 Days of Happiness, Jacqueline Pirtle.   First, here’s a bit about her latest book:   Blurb:  Do you wish that you could enjoy parenthood more? Have you ever … Continue reading Q&A with Jacqueline Pirtle – Parenting Through the Eyes of Lollipops

Absolutely Smashing It – Kathryn Wallace

  *I received a free ARC of this book, with thanks to the author and Amazon’s Vine Programme.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  ***Unmissable, hilarious and kind, this is the first novel from Kathryn Wallace, who blogs as I Know, I Need to Stop Talking*** "SAM! AVA! Get downstairs, NOW. Have … Continue reading Absolutely Smashing It – Kathryn Wallace

A Pocketful of Stars – Aisha Bushby

  *I received a free ARC of this book, with thanks to the author and Amazon’s Vine Programme.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*     Blurb:  This place is magic . . . but it's not the sort of magic that comes from wands and spells . . . Can piecing together … Continue reading A Pocketful of Stars – Aisha Bushby

The Chain – Adrian McKinty

  *I received a free ARC of this book, with thanks to NetGalley and Orion Publishing Group. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  VICTIM. SURVIVOR. ABDUCTOR. CRIMINAL. YOU WILL BECOME EACH ONE. * * * * * YOUR PHONE RINGS. A STRANGER HAS KIDNAPPED YOUR CHILD. TO FREE THEM YOU MUST … Continue reading The Chain – Adrian McKinty

Miracle Creek – Angie Kim

    *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:  A thrilling debut novel for fans of Liane Moriarty and Celeste Ng about how far we'll go to protect our families - and our deepest secrets. … Continue reading Miracle Creek – Angie Kim

Why Mummy Doesn’t Give A **** – Gill Sims

  *I received a free ARC of this novel, with thanks to Harper Collins UK and NetGalley.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  Family begins with a capital eff. I’m wondering how many more f*cking ‘phases’ I have to endure before my children become civilised and functioning members of society? It seems … Continue reading Why Mummy Doesn’t Give A **** – Gill Sims