The Glittering Hour by Iona Grey #BookReview

1925. The war is over and a new generation is coming of age, keen to put the trauma of the previous one behind them. Selina Lennox is a Bright Young Thing whose life is dedicated to the pursuit of pleasure; to parties and drinking and staying just the right side of scandal. Lawrence Weston isContinue reading “The Glittering Hour by Iona Grey #BookReview”

The Little Shop in Cornwall by Helen Pollard #TuesdayBookBlog #BookReview

It’s been two years since Claudia arrived on the beautifully rugged Cornish coast with nothing but a suitcase to her name. She’d walked out on the husband who had never loved her, ditched the corporate job she’d never wanted and vowed that no gym membership card would come within ten feet of her ever again.Continue reading “The Little Shop in Cornwall by Helen Pollard #TuesdayBookBlog #BookReview”

The Amulet by Ann Bennett #NewRelease

I was thrilled to hear that one of my favourite authors has written another novel set in the East. A heart-breaking novel of love and loss set in WW2 Singapore My Review This time-slip novel, set in Singapore, moves between the experiences of Lara in 2000 and those of her Malay grandmother, Suria, during theContinue reading “The Amulet by Ann Bennett #NewRelease”

Letters to the Lost by Iona Grey #BookReview

1943, in the ruins of Blitzed London…  Stella Thorne and Dan Rosinski meet by chance and fall in love by accident. Theirs is a reluctant, unstoppable affair in which all the odds are stacked against them: she is newly married, and he is an American bomber pilot whose chance of survival is just one inContinue reading “Letters to the Lost by Iona Grey #BookReview”

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”