Away for Christmas (A Novella) by Jan Ruth #NewRelease #BookReview

Jonathan is at a crossroads in his life; disillusioned with his work as an accountant he is about to launch his first book, but was it wise to give up his job just before Christmas?  As he and his girlfriend, Catherine, set out for a couples Christmas with their usual friends, at a rented houseContinue reading “Away for Christmas (A Novella) by Jan Ruth #NewRelease #BookReview”

Silent Night by Wendy Clarke #RBRT #BookReview #Christmas

  As a teenager I loved staying with my Gran in Scotland so that I could read her People’s Friend Annual.  The stories had a feel-good theme which made me look forward to being one of the young women in the tales.  A few years ago, my mother was passing on copies of the magazineContinue reading “Silent Night by Wendy Clarke #RBRT #BookReview #Christmas”

The Betrayal by Anne Allen #RBRT #TuesdayBookBlog

The Betrayal is set mostly in Guernsey but in two eras. First, we find ourselves in 1940, where Teresa Bichard is distraught at leaving her husband, Leo, on the island while she flees to her family on the mainland with their baby daughter. The Germans are expected to invade imminently but Leo feels he mustContinue reading “The Betrayal by Anne Allen #RBRT #TuesdayBookBlog”

An Englishwoman’s Guide to the Cowboy by June Kearns #Fridayread

This was a book I didn’t want to finish.  A romantic adventure set in the American wild west in 1867, in which the dignity and etiquette of an English lady is contrasted dramatically with the frank, masculine power of a half-breed cowboy.  But this is an oversimplification.  Annie Haddon is no simpering socialite.  Tolerated andContinue reading “An Englishwoman’s Guide to the Cowboy by June Kearns #Fridayread”