Take No Farewell by Robert Goddard #BookReview

Set in 1923, architect Geoffrey Staddon realises that the last time he was happy was 12 years earlier when he was having an affair with the beautiful Consuela Carswell, the Brazilian wife of Victor Carswell who had commissioned him to design their new Herefordshire home. Having abandoned Consuela to further his career, Geoffrey is forcedContinue reading “Take No Farewell by Robert Goddard #BookReview”

Miss Graham’s Cold War Cookbook by Celia Rees #BookReview

Celia Rees is familiar as an author to me from the days when I shared some of her YA books with my Year 6 book club. Books like Truth or Dare and Witch Child addressed prejudice and tragedy but also friendship and frankness so I had great expectations of this her first adult book. EnidContinue reading “Miss Graham’s Cold War Cookbook by Celia Rees #BookReview”

The Amulet by Ann Bennett #NewRelease

I was thrilled to hear that one of my favourite authors has written another novel set in the East. A heart-breaking novel of love and loss set in WW2 Singapore My Review This time-slip novel, set in Singapore, moves between the experiences of Lara in 2000 and those of her Malay grandmother, Suria, during theContinue reading “The Amulet by Ann Bennett #NewRelease”

Sentinel (Voyager Book 2) by Carl Rackman #TuesdayBookBlog

It is sometime since I read Voyager so picking up this next part of the trilogy I thought I would have forgotten the characters but as each person appears in the sequel the author reminds us of their role in past events so that you could easily read this action packed adventure without having readContinue reading “Sentinel (Voyager Book 2) by Carl Rackman #TuesdayBookBlog”

#FlashbackFriday Books I read in October over 5years #BookReviews

It’s the first Friday of October and I’m using the idea of Kerry @ Chat About Books to look back at the books I was reading in October in 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 & 2015. 2019 Loving Vengeance by Georgia Rose Jigsaw Pieces by Carol Hedges 2018 Ignoring Gravity by Sandra Danby 2017 An Englishwoman’sContinue reading “#FlashbackFriday Books I read in October over 5years #BookReviews”

The Veiled War: The Viper and the Urchin Book 8 by Celine Jeanjean #NewRelease

Adelma is out of action The Varanguards are suspended And Longinus is going on a blind date Things are taking a turn for the disturbing in Damsport In the eighth book of this exotic steampunk series our five friends have returned to their hometown of Damsport. To really appreciate the humour and pathos of thisContinue reading “The Veiled War: The Viper and the Urchin Book 8 by Celine Jeanjean #NewRelease”