In My Mother’s Footsteps by Cheryl Waters #RBRT #BookReview #FridayReads

They say bad things come in threes, and for Claire that is certainly the case. Her mother passes away, her last-chance IVF treatment is negative and then she spots her husband of twenty years with their next-door neighbour. They are definitely more than friends!  Devastated, Claire decides to travel to the French countryside where sheContinue reading “In My Mother’s Footsteps by Cheryl Waters #RBRT #BookReview #FridayReads”

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”

The Occupation by Deborah Swift #TuesdayBookBlog #NewRelease

1940, Jersey When Nazi forces occupy Jersey in the English Channel Islands, Céline Huber, who is married to a German, must decide where her loyalty lies. Love for her island, and fear for her Jewish friend Rachel, soon propel her into a dangerous double life. Meanwhile, Céline’s husband Fred is conscripted into the Wehrmacht inContinue reading “The Occupation by Deborah Swift #TuesdayBookBlog #NewRelease”

Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris #TuesdayBookBlog #BookReview

 Beyond the main street of Les Laveuses runs the Loire, smooth and brown as a sunning snake – but hiding a deadly undertow beneath its moving surface. This is where Framboise, a secretive widow named after a raspberry liqueur, plies her culinary trade at the creperie – and lets memory play strange games. Into thisContinue reading “Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris #TuesdayBookBlog #BookReview”