Journey to Paradise by Paula Greenlees #FridayReads #Singapore #1949

Singapore, 1949. When Miranda steps onto the pier with her husband Gerry she hopes that their move will bring the fresh start she needs and a chance to heal the scars from her past. Gerry’s role at the British foreign office affords them a beautiful house and invites the best parties in town. But theirContinue reading “Journey to Paradise by Paula Greenlees #FridayReads #Singapore #1949”

The Dark Angel by Elly Griffiths #BookReview #Italy #Crime

It’s a change of scene for Dr Ruth Galloway when she is invited to help an archaeologist she knew many years ago, at a dig in a hilltop village near Rome. Dr Angelo Morelli provides Ruth, her daughter Kate and Ruth’s friend Shona with a convenient apartment and they are soon enjoying a holiday alongsideContinue reading “The Dark Angel by Elly Griffiths #BookReview #Italy #Crime”

The Winter Garden by Heidi Swain #BookReview #ChristmasRead

Will love bloom this winter?  Freya Fuller is living her dream, working as a live-in gardener on a beautiful Suffolk estate. But when the owner dies, Freya finds herself forced out of her job and her home with nowhere to go. However, with luck on her side, she’s soon moving to Nightingale Square and helpingContinue reading “The Winter Garden by Heidi Swain #BookReview #ChristmasRead”

The Fair Botanists by Sara Sheridan #BookReview

Could one rare plant hold the key to a thousand riches? It’s the summer of 1822 and Edinburgh is abuzz with rumours of King George IV’s impending visit. In botanical circles, however, a different kind of excitement has gripped the city. In the newly installed Botanic Garden, the Agave Americana plant looks set to flowerContinue reading “The Fair Botanists by Sara Sheridan #BookReview”