Amy’s Children by Peter Davey #BookReview

The year is 1966, a crucial year in the lives of Amy and Roger Large and their family. Living in a vast, ramshackle farmhouse in the wilds of Hampshire and surviving by a combination of small-scale farming and taking in a motley assortment of lodgers, their rural lives may seem idyllic to some. But pressuresContinue reading “Amy’s Children by Peter Davey #BookReview”

Touched by Magic By Celine Jeanjean #NewRelease

Touched by Magic is the first book in Celine Jeanjean’s new series The Razor’s Edge Chronicles. It introduces Apiya, barber to the magical creatures of Panong. Although now that I’ve mastered the art of trimming a weretiger’s regrowth, my biggest challenge is fielding the insults of the shop’s cat. Sometimes I wish I had enoughContinue reading “Touched by Magic By Celine Jeanjean #NewRelease”

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”

To be a Cat by Matt Haig #BookReview #Children’sFiction

One of my favourite books in my early teens was Jennie by Paul Gallico. It describes a boy who is hit by a car and finds himself transformed into a tough street cat.  It is a realistic tale with great pathos.  To be a Cat is different. Barney Willow is an unhappy boy who wishesContinue reading “To be a Cat by Matt Haig #BookReview #Children’sFiction”

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”

Miss Tavistock’s Mistake by Linore Rose Burkard #RegencyRomance #RBRT

Young Miss Tavistock is promised in marriage to Captain Rempeare by the wish of her dearly departed papa. But the captain’s been at sea for a decade. When she finally meets him, tempestuous sparks fly, and she impulsively adopts a daring false identity. Going by “Lady X,” she vows never to marry such an infuriatingContinue reading “Miss Tavistock’s Mistake by Linore Rose Burkard #RegencyRomance #RBRT”