Rosie’s Book Review Team ~ 6 years old #TuesdayBookBlog #RBRT

2014 was a special year for me. I had started my social history blog and I was a busy volunteer setting up an exhibition in our local Workhouse on its time as a World War One Hospital. We had bought a holiday home in Portugal and travelled to and fro, several times during the year.Continue reading “Rosie’s Book Review Team ~ 6 years old #TuesdayBookBlog #RBRT”

The Detour: A road trip with my mom, her pug and a 1986 Volvo by Jennifer Ammoscato #BookReview #RBRT

Michael Garland’s is so good at getting lost that the thirty-year old coder lives an almost virtual life. He works from home, shops exclusively online—and does not drive. The poor man is shocked to discover his mother’s last wish is that he bring her ashes in the old family Volvo from San Francisco to herContinue reading “The Detour: A road trip with my mom, her pug and a 1986 Volvo by Jennifer Ammoscato #BookReview #RBRT”

The Quiet Side of Paradise by Alexander Mccall Smith #FridayReads #BookReview

I have read most, though not all, of the Isabel Dalhousie books by Alexander McCall Smith.  Isabel is a philosopher living in a beautiful Georgian house in Edinburgh she had inherited from her father.  She is Editor of the Review of Applied Ethics – which addresses such questions as ‘Truth telling in sexual relationships’ andContinue reading “The Quiet Side of Paradise by Alexander Mccall Smith #FridayReads #BookReview”

Different Class by Joanne Harris #BookReview #PsychologicalThriller

I chose this book because I had enjoyed Gentlemen and Players many years ago and this sequel takes place a year later in the same location, St Oswald’s Grammar School. Roy Straitley, an old-fashioned Latin Master is teaching his 35th year at the school and he has no desire for any other life.  Nicknamed QuazContinue reading “Different Class by Joanne Harris #BookReview #PsychologicalThriller”

Foxden Acres (The Dudley Sisters’ Saga Book 1) by Madalyn Morgan #BookReview

It is 1939 and Bess is looking forward to completing her teacher training in London.  Then she must decide whether to look for a post in the city or return home to the countryside near Rugby.  Her happy childhood was spent playing and riding on Foxden Acres estate where her father works but her affectionContinue reading “Foxden Acres (The Dudley Sisters’ Saga Book 1) by Madalyn Morgan #BookReview”

Death by Baguette (Travel Can Be Murder #2) by Jennifer S. Alderson #RBRT #Bookreview

Introducing Lana Hansen, tour guide, reluctant amateur sleuth, and star of the Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mystery Series. Join Lana as she leads tourists and readers to fascinating cities around the globe on intriguing adventures that, unfortunately for Lana, often turn deadly. My Review Death by Baguette is the second murder mystery involving quick-wittedContinue reading “Death by Baguette (Travel Can Be Murder #2) by Jennifer S. Alderson #RBRT #Bookreview”

The Ashes of London (James Marwood & Cat Lovett, Book 1) by Andrew Taylor #BookReview

A CITY IN FLAMES London, 1666. As the Great Fire consumes everything in its path, the body of a man is found in the ruins of St Paul’s Cathedral – stabbed in the neck, thumbs tied behind his back. A WOMAN ON THE RUN The son of a traitor, James Marwood is forced to huntContinue reading “The Ashes of London (James Marwood & Cat Lovett, Book 1) by Andrew Taylor #BookReview”

Watery Ways by Valerie Poore #BookReview #Memoir

In this account of her first year of living on a barge in Rotterdam’s Oude Haven, Valerie Poore’s overriding impression is that “one of the first things you learn about living on a barge is that an awful lot of stuff is going to end up in the water”. The year in question is 2001,Continue reading “Watery Ways by Valerie Poore #BookReview #Memoir”

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman #YA #BookReview

When a baby escapes a murderer intent on killing the entire family, who would have thought it would find safety and security in the local graveyard? Brought up by the resident ghosts, ghouls and spectres, Bod has an eccentric childhood learning about life from the dead. But for Bod there is also the danger ofContinue reading “The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman #YA #BookReview”

The Strictly Business Proposal (Freshwater Bay Novel Series Book 1) by Nell Grey #BookReview #Romance

Is Beth Barnes a beautiful con artist or the genuine friend of Evan Morgan, an elderly Welsh chef? When Evan dies, he hands talented London chef Beth her big break. She has the chance to realise her dream and run her very own restaurant in a village on the wild Welsh Celtic coast. But thereContinue reading “The Strictly Business Proposal (Freshwater Bay Novel Series Book 1) by Nell Grey #BookReview #Romance”