Book Reviews

Book Review: The Bookshop

Plot: In 1959 Florence Green, a kindhearted widow with a small inheritance, risks everything to open a bookshop - the ...
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Book Review: Whisper Network

Plot: Four women learn their boss (a man who’s always been surrounded by rumors about how he treats women) is ...
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Book Review: The Wild Woman’s Guide to Travelling the World

Plot: Objectively, Sophie is a success: she's got a coveted job at a top consulting firm, a Manhattan apartment, and ...
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Book Review: Recipes for a Happy Marriage

Plot: "They say there is no such thing as a perfect marriage, but of course there is. A perfect marriage ...
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BookClub Reads: A Favourite Of the Gods

Plot: One autumn in the late 1920s, Constanza boards a train in Italy en route to Brussels and a new ...
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Book Review: Saturday

Plot: Henry Perowne is a contented man — a successful neurosurgeon, happily married to a newspaper lawyer, and enjoying good ...
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Book Review: The last Mrs. Parrish

Plot: Amber Patterson is fed up. She’s tired of being a nobody: a plain, invisible woman who blends into the ...
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Book Review: You think it, I’ll say it

Plot: The theme that unites these stories in this dazzling first collection by Curtis Sittenfeld is how even the cleverest ...
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Book Review: Losing My Inhibitions – Finally free and ready to have fun

Plot: A year after leaving her controlling ex, Roxy’s divorce is finally official. She’s got her confidence and career back ...
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Book Review: Something in the water

Plot: If you could make one simple choice that would change your life forever, would you? Erin is a documentary ...
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Book Review: From Scratch

Plot: It was love at first sight when Tembi met professional chef, Saro, on a street in Florence. There was ...
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Book Review: The second chance teashop

Plot: Following the tragic death of her beloved husband, Anna Hemingway decides it's time for a fresh start. So Anna ...
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Book Review: When Sally Comes Marching Home

Plot: In 1945, World War II is ending. For Major Sally Honeychurch the war is just beginning. Major Sally Honeychurch ...
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Book Review: Little Women

Plot: Generations of readers young and old, male and female, have fallen in love with the March sisters of Louisa ...
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Book Review: The Cactus

Plot: For Susan Green, messy emotions don't fit into the equation of her perfectly ordered life. She has a flat ...
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Book Review: Next Year in Havana

Plot: Havana, 1958. The daughter of a sugar baron, nineteen-year-old Elisa Perez is part of Cuba's high society, where she ...
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Book Review: The Seduction Expert

Plot: She's the seduction expert. Women contact her to take over their love lives. She steps in when they're lost, ...
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Book Review: If you could go anywhere

Plot: Angie has always wanted to travel. But at 29, she has still never left her small mining town in ...
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Book Review: Molly’s Millions

Plot: Hard-up florist Molly Bailey has just won £4.2 million pounds in the National Lottery. And she needs to get ...
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BookClub Reads: You are a bad ass : how to stop doubting your greatness and start living an awesome life

Plot: In this refreshingly entertaining how-to guide, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author and world-traveling success coach, Jen Sincero, serves ...
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Book Review: The Proposal

Plot: When someone asks you to spend your life with him, it shouldn't come as a surprise--or happen in front ...
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Book Review: The Library Book

Plot: On the morning of April 29, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. As the ...
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Book Review: Daisy Jones & the Six

Plot: Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six, but nobody knows the reason behind their split at the absolute height ...
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Book Review: The Night Tiger

Plot: When 11-year-old Ren's master dies, he makes one last request of his Chinese houseboy: that Ren find his severed ...
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BookClub Reads: Sweet Tooth

Plot: Ian McEwan's first female protagonist as far as I am aware. This novel is the ultimate seduction. Cambridge student ...
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Book Review: Ivy Lane

Plot: Tilly Parker needs a fresh start, fresh air and a fresh attitude if she is ever to leave the ...
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Book Review: The Sea

Sunset Reads Plot: In this luminous new novel about love, loss, and the unpredictable power of memory, John Banville introduces ...
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Book Review: The White Queen

Plot: Brother turns on brother to win the ultimate prize, the throne of England, in this dazzling account of the ...
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Book Review: The Summer House By The Sea

Plot: Nestled on the Spanish coast, bustling café Estrella features in every one of Ava Brown’s happiest memories. It’s where ...
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Book Review: The Little Cafe in Copenhagen

Plot: Welcome to the little cafe in Copenhagen where the smell of cinnamon fills the air and the hot chocolate ...
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Book Review: Killer Diamonds

Plot: After decades in the spotlight as an Oscar-winning film star and famous beauty, Vivienne Winter is one of the ...
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Book Review: Tender Is The Night

Plot: Tender Is The Night tells the story of a young psychiatrist Dick Diver who falls in love with his ...
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Book Review: The Notebook

Plot: A man with a faded, well-worn notebook open in his lap. A woman experiencing a morning ritual she doesn’t ...
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BookClub Reads: A Room with a View

Plot: "But you do," he went on, not waiting for contradiction. "You love the boy body and soul, plainly, directly, ...
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Book Review: The Comfort of Strangers

Morning Reads Plot: As their holiday unfolds, Colin and Maria are locked into their own intimacy. They groom themselves meticulously, ...
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Book Review: The Bell Jar

Plot: Sylvia Plath's shocking, realistic, and intensely emotional novel about a woman falling into the grip of insanity. Esther Greenwood ...
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Book Review: The Old Man & The Sea

Plot: The last novel Ernest Hemingway saw published, The Old Man and the Sea has proved itself to be one ...
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Book Review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Plot: Smart, warm, uplifting, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine is the story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and ...
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TBR for April

This month I am aiming to read those as you can see above in my little pyramid! I've heard great ...
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Book Review: Eleanor & Park By Rainbow Rowell

Plot: Two misfits. One extraordinary love. Eleanor... Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying ...
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Book Review: A Garden of Earthly Delights

Plot: Joyce Carol Oates’s Wonderland Quartet comprises four remarkable novels that explore social class in America and the inner lives ...
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Book Review: Johnny Be Good

Plot: If your boss was the hottest rock star on the planet, would you mix business with pleasure? I'm Meg ...
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Book Review: The Rome Affair

Plot: The glamorous capital city of Italy is brought to startling life in The Rome Affair, a compelling summer novel ...
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Book Review: The Elegance of the Hedgehog

Plot: We are in the center of Paris, in an elegant apartment building inhabited by bourgeois families. Renée, the concierge, ...
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BookClub Reads: Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life, They Change It

Plot: Daniel Klein’s fans have fallen in love with the warm, humorous, and thoughtful way he shows how philosophy resonates ...
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Book Review: A Simple Favor

Plot: She’s your best friend. She knows all your secrets. That’s why she’s so dangerous. A single mother's life is ...
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Book Review: Glitz

Plot: All's fair in love and war - especially when there's a trust fund at stake. The four beautiful Chambers ...
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TBR for March

This month I am aiming to read these 6 books! 6 books in one month is a little higher above ...
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Book Review: The Summer of Serendipity

Bath-time reads! Plot: One summer, property seeker, Serendipity Parker finds herself on the beautiful west coast of Ireland, hunting for ...
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Book Review: The Orient Express

Adventure Reads Plot: The Orient Express. Luxury. Mystery. Romance. For one group of passengers settling in to their seats and ...
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Book Review: Love & Gelato

Plot: “I made the wrong choice.” Lina is spending the summer in Tuscany, but she isn’t in the mood for ...
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Book Review: Tremarnock Summer

Plot: Bramble Challoner has had a very normal upbringing. She lives in a semi in the suburbs of London with ...
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BookClub Reads: Milkman

Plot: In this unnamed city, to be interesting is dangerous. Middle sister, our protagonist, is busy attempting to keep her ...
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Book Review: I Heart Paris

Plot: Angela is in the city of love -- but romance is taking a nose-dive! When Angela Clark's boyfriend Alex ...
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Book Review: Moonshine by Christina Jones

Plot: Cleo Moon is starting life over again after a divorce. She lands a job as PA to Lady of ...
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Book Review: Bad Girls

Plot: They met in rehab - but some of them had rather more therapy than they bargained for. Supermodel Amber ...
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Book Review: Hygge and Kisses

Plot: Bo, 26, has always been careful, cautious. However, she has just been made redundant and her life plan is ...
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TBR for February

So from this month onwards hopefully I will stick to doing an end of month post where I share my ...
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Book Review: The Winter Wedding

Plot: Hazel never set out to be a wedding planner. She was just helping her stressed sister Lila with cakes ...
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Book Review: One Perfect Christmas and Other Stories

Finally got to read this at last! Plot: One year after movie star Joseph Strike swept schoolteacher Alice off her ...
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Why I Love Reading

Most of my current To Be Read pile! One hobby that consumes most of my free time is reading. I ...
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BookClub Reads: Breakfast at Darcy’s

From this month onwards my friend and I have started a book club and this month’s reads is Breakfast at ...
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Book Review: Chasing Daisy By Paige Toon

Plot: If you fall too fast, you just might crash...Daisy has been dumped, unceremoniously jilted. Not by any ordinary guy, ...
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Book Review: Obsidian By Jennier L Armentrout

Plot: When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, ...
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Book Review: The One We Fell In Love With

Plot: Identical Triplets. Phoebe is caught between a rock and a hard place. Settle down and get married, or return ...
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Book Review: A Year & A Day

Plot: For Megan, a winter escape to Prague with her friend Ollie is a chance to find some inspiration for ...
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Book Review: The Last Piece Of My Heart By Paige Toon

Plot: Bridget, a successful travel journalist with ambitions to turn her quirky relationship blog into a novel. After numerous rejections ...
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New Year, New Start, New Developments!

So! I started this blog during the start of summer however I never found the motivation to actually continue it, ...
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Summer Reads: Letters from Lighthouse Cottage ​

Plot: The sun is shining in the quiet little seaside town of Sandybridge Sandybridge is the perfect English seaside town: ...
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Summer Reads: Sleepless in Manhattan

Plot:  Paige Walker and her friends Eva and Frankie work at the same events planning company in Manhattan. Paige believes ...
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Summer Reads: The Apartment

Plot: They come together by chance in the heart of New York City, four young women at turning points in ...
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Summer Reads: The Perfect Match

 Summary “Country cottages, romance, humour and making dreams come true. The wonderfully romantic novel from the No. 1 Sunday Times ...
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Summer Reads – One Summer In Tuscany

 Summary  High on a hill in the Tuscan countryside stands a castle of golden stone, home to Patricia O’Hara’s writers’ ...
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Lucy in the Sky – Paige Toon Review

Settling down for a 24-hour flight to Australia, Lucy finds a text message on her phone from a woman claiming ...
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