Dear Reader: The Comfort and Joy of Books – Cathy Rentzenbrink

*I received a free ARC of this book, with thanks to the author, Picador – Pan Macmillan and NetGalley. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.* Blurb: Dear Reader is a moving, funny and joyous exploration of how books can change the course of your life, packed with recommendations from one reader to another.For as long … Continue reading Dear Reader: The Comfort and Joy of Books – Cathy Rentzenbrink

The Illustrated Child – Polly Crosby

*I received a free ARC of this novel, with thanks to the author, HQ – Harper Collins UK and NetGalley.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.* Blurb: A picture paints a thousand lies… Romilly lives in a ramshackle house with her eccentric artist father and her cat, Monty. She knows little about her past … Continue reading The Illustrated Child – Polly Crosby

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

Eight Detectives – Alex Pavesi

  *I received a free ARC of this book, with thanks to the author, Penguin UK – Michael Joseph and NetGalley. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  All murder mysteries follow a simple set of rules. Grant McAllister, an author of crime fiction and professor of mathematics, once sat down … Continue reading Eight Detectives – Alex Pavesi

Moonflower Murders – Anthony Horowitz

  *I received a free ARC of this novel, with thanks to the author, Cornerstone / Penguin Random House and NetGalley.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  Retired publisher Susan Ryeland is running a small hotel on a Greek island with her long-term boyfriend. But life isn't as idyllic … Continue reading Moonflower Murders – Anthony Horowitz

Blog Tour: The Book Dragon Club – Lexi Rees

  *I received a free copy of this book with thanks to the author and Rachel Gilbey at Rachel’s Random Resources blog tours. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*     Blurb:   Packed with awesome activities, this journal has everything a book dragon needs!  Tackle the fun reading challenges Set up a book club with your friends and family  Host … Continue reading Blog Tour: The Book Dragon Club – Lexi Rees

The Smart Woman’s Guide to Murder – Victoria Dowd

  *I received a free ARC of this novel, with thanks to the author, Joffe Books and NetGalley.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  A faded country house in the middle of nowhere. The guests are snowed in. The murders begin. Withering and waspish, Ursula Smart (not her real name) gate-crashes her mother’s … Continue reading The Smart Woman’s Guide to Murder – Victoria Dowd

Aria’s Travelling Book Shop – Rebecca Raisin

  *I received a free ARC of this novel, with thanks to the author, HQ – Harper Collins UK and NetGalley.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:   This summer will change everything! Aria Summers knows what she wants. A life on the road with best friend Rosie and her beloved camper-van-cum-book-shop, and … Continue reading Aria’s Travelling Book Shop – Rebecca Raisin

Blog Tour: Scenes from a Country Bookshop – Victoria Connelly

  *I received a free ARC of this book with thanks to the author and Rachel Gilbey at Rachel’s Random Resources blog tours. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Love can sometimes be really complicated... Josh Nightingale has always been married to his books. Happy to run his bookshop in the small town of … Continue reading Blog Tour: Scenes from a Country Bookshop – Victoria Connelly

Blog Tour: Natural Born Readers – Victoria Connelly

  *I received a free ARC of this book with thanks to the author and Rachel Gilbey at Rachel’s Random Resources blog tours. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:   Can the past always be forgiven? Ben Stratton and Bryony Nightingale. Everybody thought they’d be together forever. But, when Ben leaves the small market … Continue reading Blog Tour: Natural Born Readers – Victoria Connelly