Book Review: Outmatched

Plot: What happens when a boxer finds chemistry with a geek? Parker Brown can’t believe she needs to hire a fake boyfriend. When she landed her dream job in renewable energy, she thought she’d be entering a world at the forefront of progressive thinking. But the head boss prefers to promote employees who are “settled.”Continue reading “Book Review: Outmatched”

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Book Review: Penguin’s Poems for Life

Plot: Taking its inspiration from Shakespeare’s idea of the “seven ages” of a human life, this new anthology brings together the best-loved poems in English to inspire, comfort and delight readers for a lifetime. Beginning with babies, the book is divided into sections on childhood, growing up, making a living and making love, family life,Continue reading “Book Review: Penguin’s Poems for Life”

BookClub Reads: A Room Of One’s Own

Plot: A Room of One’s Own is an extended essay by Virginia Woolf. First published on the 24th of October, 1929, the essay was based on a series of lectures she delivered at Newnham College and Girton College, two women’s colleges at Cambridge University in October 1928. While this extended essay in fact employs a fictionalContinue reading “BookClub Reads: A Room Of One’s Own”

Book Review: Stress Less, Accomplish More

Plot: In Stress Less, Accomplish More Emily Fletcher shares an ancient meditation technique designed for busy lives. The focus of the practice is stress relief, mental clarity and improved productivity, so it’s perfect for the fast pace of modern life. This style of meditation was developed specifically for people with a lot of demands on their timeContinue reading “Book Review: Stress Less, Accomplish More”

Book Review: Us by David Nicholls

Plot: Douglas Petersen may be mild-mannered, but behind his reserve lies a sense of humor that, against all odds, seduces beautiful Connie into a second date and eventually into marriage. Now, almost three decades after their relationship first blossomed in London, they live more or less happily in the suburbs with their moody seventeen-year-old son,Continue reading “Book Review: Us by David Nicholls”

Book Review: The Christmas Party

Plot: When Declan Lorne, the last remaining knight in Ireland, dies suddenly, an ancient title passes with him. But his estate on Ireland’s rugged south-west coast is left to his three daughters. The two eldest, Ottie and Pip, inherit in line with expectations, but to everyone’s surprise – and dismay – it is the errantContinue reading “Book Review: The Christmas Party”

Book Review: The Return Journey

Plot: A secretary’s silent passion for her boss meets the acid test on a business trip….A man and a woman’s mutual disdain at first sight shows how deceptive appearances can be….An insecure wife clings to the illusion of order, only to discover chaos at the hands of a house sitter who opens the wrong doors….AContinue reading “Book Review: The Return Journey”

Book Review: Love and Lies at The Village Christmas Shop

Plot: Blast the Michael Bublé, wrap your hands around a cinnamon latte and enjoy this warm, hilarious Christmas novel! Ivy loves Christmas. As owner of Christmas Every Day, the year-round festive store, you’d expect nothing less! The only thing missing in Ivy’s life is a dash of romance – something her twin sister Holly willContinue reading “Book Review: Love and Lies at The Village Christmas Shop”

Book Review: The Gravity Of Birds

Plot: Sisters Natalie and Alice Kessler were close, until adolescence wrenched them apart. Natalie is headstrong, manipulative—and beautiful; Alice is a dreamer who loves books and birds. During their family’s summer holiday at the lake, Alice falls under the thrall of a struggling young painter, Thomas Bayber, in whom she finds a kindred spirit. Natalie,Continue reading “Book Review: The Gravity Of Birds”

BookClub Reads: Peter Pan

Plot: Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie Peter pan, the mischievous boy who refuses to grow up, lands in the Darling’s proper middle-class home to look for his shadow. He befriends Wendy, John and Michael and teaches them to fly (with a little help from fairy dust). He and Tinker Bell whisk them off toContinue reading “BookClub Reads: Peter Pan”

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