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

Before the Coffee Gets Cold: Tales from the Café – Toshikazu Kawaguchi (translated by Geoffrey Trousselot)

*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: In a small back alley in Tokyo, there is a café which has been serving carefully brewed coffee for more than one hundred years. But this coffee shop … Continue reading Before the Coffee Gets Cold: Tales from the Café – Toshikazu Kawaguchi (translated by Geoffrey Trousselot)

The Sin-Eater – Megan Campisi

*I received a free ARC of this book, with thanks to the author, Mantle – Pan Macmillan and NetGalley. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.* Blurb: An old adage says there are really only two stories: a man goes on a voyage, and a stranger arrives in town. This is the third: a woman … Continue reading The Sin-Eater – Megan Campisi

The Animals at Lockwood Manor – Jane Healey

  *I received a free ARC of this book, with thanks to the author, Mantle - Pan Macmillan and NetGalley. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:   Some secrets are unspoken. Others are unspeakable . . . August 1939. Thirty-year-old Hetty Cartwright is tasked with the evacuation and safekeeping of the natural history … Continue reading The Animals at Lockwood Manor – Jane Healey

A Window Breaks – C.M. Ewan

  *I received a free ARC of this book, with thanks to the author, Pan Macmillan and NetGalley. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  If your family was targeted in the middle of the night, what would you do? You are asleep. A noise wakes you. You stir, unsure why, and turn to … Continue reading A Window Breaks – C.M. Ewan

We Hunt The Flame – Hafsah Faizal

  *I received a free ARC of this book, with thanks to the author, Pan Macmillan and NetGalley. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  People lived because she killed. People died because he lived. Nobody knows that Zafira is the Hunter. Forced to disguise herself as a man, she braves the cursed … Continue reading We Hunt The Flame – Hafsah Faizal

The Doll Factory – Elizabeth Macneal

  *I received a free ARC of this book, with thanks to NetGalley and Pan Macmillan. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal is the intoxicating story of a young woman who aspires to be an artist, and the man whose obsession may destroy her world for ever. … Continue reading The Doll Factory – Elizabeth Macneal