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”

Face the Wind by Caren J Werlinger #TuesdayBookBlog

Kathleen Halloran has never been happier. She and Molly Cooper have built a life together, living in her grandmother’s cottage. The family drama of the past has calmed down. She and Molly will soon be aunts. Life on Little Sister Island is everything Kathleen could wish for… until the island begins to send ominous signalsContinue reading “Face the Wind by Caren J Werlinger #TuesdayBookBlog”

Once Upon A River by Diane Setterfield #BookReview

On a dark midwinter’s night in an ancient inn on the Thames, the regulars are entertaining themselves by telling stories when the door bursts open and in steps an injured stranger. In his arms is the drowned corpse of a child. Hours later, the dead girl stirs, takes a breath and returns to life. IsContinue reading “Once Upon A River by Diane Setterfield #BookReview”