The Secrets of Hawthorn Place by Jenni Keer #TuesdayBookBlog #MagicalRealism

When life throws Molly Butterfield a curveball, she decides to spend some time with her recently widowed granddad, Wally, at Hawthorn Place, his quirky Victorian house on the Dorset coast. But cosseted Molly struggles to look after herself, never mind her grieving granddad, until the accidental discovery of an identical Arts and Crafts house onContinue reading “The Secrets of Hawthorn Place by Jenni Keer #TuesdayBookBlog #MagicalRealism”

Laughing at Magic : London’s Edge Book 1 by Celine Jeanjean #NewRelease

I’ve always had the tendency to act first and think later, which sometimes lands me in trouble. Actually, make that often. Which is why I’ve lost yet another job, and why when I come across a maltreated hyena chained up in someone’s backyard I rescue her, name her Penelope, and take her home. So whenContinue reading “Laughing at Magic : London’s Edge Book 1 by Celine Jeanjean #NewRelease”

The Strawberry Thief by Joanne Harris #BookReview

“The wind keeps worrying at the cords that keep us safe. Still we hear its siren call. And it smells of other places. It speaks of danger and sunlight, adventure and joy. It catches at the back of the throat like unexpected laughter“ Several years after reading Chocolat I have chosen The Strawberry Thief, theContinue reading “The Strawberry Thief by Joanne Harris #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”