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”

The Fowl Twins By Eoin Colfer #YA #TuesdayBookBlog

Dear Reader… For ten thousand years, the fairy folk have trusted the secret of their subterranean existence to only a handful of humans, including their greatest ally, the young criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl. So, when a fairy is stranded on the surface, the folk turn to Artemis for help. But unfortunately, Artemis has launched himselfContinue reading “The Fowl Twins By Eoin Colfer #YA #TuesdayBookBlog”

Intrigue & Infamy (The Victorian Detectives Book 7) by Carol Hedges #NewRelease #BookReview #RBRT

Book Description It is 1866, the end of a long hot summer in Victorian London, and the inhabitants are seething with discontent. Much of it is aimed at the foreign population living in the city. So when a well-reputed Jewish tailoring business is set aflame, and the body of the owner is discovered inside, DetectiveContinue reading “Intrigue & Infamy (The Victorian Detectives Book 7) by Carol Hedges #NewRelease #BookReview #RBRT”

Love, Loss, and Moving On by Lorie Kleiner Eckert #TuesdayBookBlog #RBRT

Where to begin?  This book was a total surprise- part memoir, part fantasy and one way of dealing with loss, guilt and loneliness.  And any book which gives a detailed description of the life and films of actor, Bill Nighy can’t be bad.  Lorie Kleiner Eckert relates events during 2015, two years after the deathContinue reading “Love, Loss, and Moving On by Lorie Kleiner Eckert #TuesdayBookBlog #RBRT”

The Doll Maker (The Viper and the Urchin Book 4) by Celine Jeanjean #NewRelease #TuesdayBookBlog

Revolution in the streets. A deadly weapon stolen. A wardrobe too wide to fit up the stairs. All is most definitely not well back in Damsport… For Rory and her companion Longinus, this is an exciting time, a new beginning.  No longer is Rory a waif, a defiant pick-pocket given a place to sleep andContinue reading “The Doll Maker (The Viper and the Urchin Book 4) by Celine Jeanjean #NewRelease #TuesdayBookBlog”

T is for Dido Twite from Black Hearts in Battersea #AtoZChallenge #TuesdayBookBlog

  Joan Aiken was an amazing writer of children’s fiction about the supernatural or alternative history. The long series of fat books which begin with The Wolves of Willoughby Chase are set in Britain in a version of late 17th century history where James II was never deposed in the Glorious Revolution, but supporters ofContinue reading “T is for Dido Twite from Black Hearts in Battersea #AtoZChallenge #TuesdayBookBlog”