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”

#BookReview: A Song for Summer by Eva Ibbotson

        When Ellen Carr abandons grey, dreary London to become housekeeper at an experimental school in Austria, she soon knows she has found her calling. She never expected the Hallendorf school to be quite so unusual. Her life back in England with her suffragette mother and liberated aunts certainly couldn’t be calledContinue reading “#BookReview: A Song for Summer by Eva Ibbotson”

The Peppermint Tea Chronicles by Alexander McCall Smith #TuesdayBookBlog #Humour

  It is summer in Scotland Street (as it always is) and for the habitués of Edinburgh’s favourite street some extraordinary adventures lie in waiting. For the impossibly vain Bruce Anderson – he of the clove-scented hair gel – it may finally be time to settle down, and surely it can only be a questionContinue reading “The Peppermint Tea Chronicles by Alexander McCall Smith #TuesdayBookBlog #Humour”