A Strangely-Wrapped Gift – Emily Juniper

  *I received a free ARC of this novel, with thanks to the author, Central Avenue Publishing and NetGalley.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*         Blurb:  In these pages, you will find journeys from childhood to today, from mental illness to recovery, from heartbreak to heart growth, from hopelessness … Continue reading A Strangely-Wrapped Gift – Emily Juniper

Adults – Emma Jane Unsworth

  *I received a free ARC of this novel, with thanks to the author, The Borough Press, Harper Collins UK and NetGalley.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*     Blurb:   Jenny is unloved, unemployable and emotionally unfiltered. Her long-suffering friends seem sick of her and whilst her social media portrays her life as a … Continue reading Adults – Emma Jane Unsworth

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

Q&A with Eleanor Harkstead and Catherine Curzon – The Captain and the Best Man

  I have a treat for you all today!  I had the opportunity to put a few questions to the authors of The Captain and the Best Man, Eleanor Harkstead and Catherine Curzon. First, here’s a bit about their book: Blurb:  FROM POPULAR AUTHORS OF GAY ROMANCE, CATHERINE CURZON AND ELEANOR HARKSTEAD Book four in … Continue reading Q&A with Eleanor Harkstead and Catherine Curzon – The Captain and the Best Man

You, Me and Other Stuff – L.M. Barrett

*I received a free copy of this book, with thanks to the author.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  A sweet, heart warming story that will put a smile on your face. Perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes, Marian Keyes and David Nicholls. Declan's a tad annoyed. Not only has the … Continue reading You, Me and Other Stuff – L.M. Barrett

Bookshine’s Best Reads of 2019 – Part 2

  Here we go again, with my favourite books of the second half of 2019! As before, these are books that I read last year, regardless of publication date.  Also as before, my list is very fantasy heavy.  What can I say – it is a varied and fascinating genre and I love every subset! … Continue reading Bookshine’s Best Reads of 2019 – Part 2

Morning Walk… – Beth Gordon

  *I received a free ebook of this collection, with thanks to the author, Isabelle Kenyon and Animal Heart Press.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.   Blurb:  In her stunning debut collection, "Morning Walk..." Beth Gordon addresses loss and grief in a unique way, blending her impeccable craft with a … Continue reading Morning Walk… – Beth Gordon

Four – Andy Jones

  *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:  Sally, Al and Mike have known each other for twenty years. Now approaching their fortieth birthdays, life has proven more unpredictable than they could have imagined. But despite … Continue reading Four – Andy Jones

Aphrodite Made Me Do It – Trista Mateer

  *I received a free ARC of this book, with thanks to the author, Central Avenue Publishing and NetGalley. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*         Blurb:  Bestselling and award-winning author Trista Mateer takes an imaginative approach to self-care in this new poetry and prose collection, Aphrodite Made Me Do It … Continue reading Aphrodite Made Me Do It – Trista Mateer

Gichi Manidoo – Charles J. Musser

  *I received a free copy of this book, with thanks to the author and BookSirens.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  “Remember that stories can set us free. Tell her a story from your heart and she’ll know what to do.” 40 year-old Federico Garcia is an Afghan vet … Continue reading Gichi Manidoo – Charles J. Musser