Catch-Up Quickies 18

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 18

Blog Tour: Remember the Butterfly – 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: Something unexpected changes the course of Jillian’s life. After witnessing her sister’s murder, she’s been tormented by survivor’s guilt. Her desperate longing for a child compounds her grief, while endless fertility … Continue reading Blog Tour: Remember the Butterfly – Rebecca L. Marsh

Catch-Up Quickies 3

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 3

Lost Property – Helen Paris

*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: Dot Watson has lost her way. Twelve years ago her life veered off course, and the guilt over what happened still haunts her. Before then she … Continue reading Lost Property – Helen Paris

The Heiress – Molly Greeley

*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: As a fussy baby, Anne was prescribed laudanum to quiet her and has been given the opium-heavy syrup ever since, on account of her continuing ill health. While … Continue reading The Heiress – Molly Greeley

Guest Post: 10 Amazing Cult Novels, With Amazing Antiheroes – Billy Moran

In September, I brought you my thoughts on Billy Moran's debut novel, Don't Worry, Everything Is Going To Be Amazing, and I am pleased to welcome Billy back to Bookshine and Readbows today with a special top ten list for your run up to Christmas (after all, 'tis the season for buying lots of books, … Continue reading Guest Post: 10 Amazing Cult Novels, With Amazing Antiheroes – Billy Moran

Alcoholic Betty – Elisabeth Horan

*I received a free copy of this book with thanks to the author and Isabelle Kenyon at Fly on the Wall Press. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.* Blurb: "This is the hole. I go thereOn Sundays. I go there after dinnersBefore school --- mid work dayAfter lunch with the boss MondaysThe hole has Hangover … Continue reading Alcoholic Betty – Elisabeth Horan

A Girl Made of Air – Nydia Hetherington

*I received a free ARC of this novel, with thanks to Quercus Books and NetGalley.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.* Blurb: A lyrical and atmospheric homage to the strange and extraordinary, perfect for fans of Angela Carter and Erin Morgenstern. This is the story of The Greatest Funambulist Who Ever Lived... Born … Continue reading A Girl Made of Air – Nydia Hetherington

Blog Tour: Don’t Worry, Everything Is Going To Be Amazing – Billy Moran

*I received a free copy of this book with thanks to the author and Howard Davidson at Sauce Materials. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.* Blurb: DON'T WORRY, EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE AMAZING...Chris Pringle: simpleton, casualty or local hero?Propped up by biscuits, benefits and a baffling faith in his plan, he lives in a … Continue reading Blog Tour: Don’t Worry, Everything Is Going To Be Amazing – Billy Moran

The Final Strain – Brian Gates

  *I received a free ARC of this book, with thanks to the author. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  The world ended in neither fire nor ice, but blood. It began with the news reports of a rampant flu-like virus that killed all who got infected. It induced … Continue reading The Final Strain – Brian Gates