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Book Review: Queenie Malone’s Paradise Hotel

Plot: Tilly was a bright, outgoing little girl who liked playing with ghosts and matches. She loved fizzy drinks, swear words, fish fingers and Catholic churches, but most of all she loved living in Brighton in Queenie Malone’s magnificent Paradise Hotel with its endearing and loving family of misfits. But Tilly’s childhood was shattered whenContinue reading “Book Review: Queenie Malone’s Paradise Hotel”

BookClub Reads: In Five Years

Plot: Where do you see yourself in five years? Type-A Manhattan lawyer Dannie Kohan has been in possession of her meticulously crafted answer since she understood the question. On the day that she nails the most important job interview of her career and gets engaged to the perfect man, she’s well on her way toContinue reading “BookClub Reads: In Five Years”

Book Review: The Perks Of Being A Wallflower

Plot: Charlie is a freshman. And while he’s not the biggest geek in the school, he is by no means popular. Shy, introspective, intelligent beyond his years yet socially awkward, he is a wallflower, caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it. Charlie is attempting to navigate his way throughContinue reading “Book Review: The Perks Of Being A Wallflower”

Book Review: The Dress Makers Secret

Plot: Italy, 1819. Emilia Barton and her mother Sarah live a nomadic existence, travelling from town to town as itinerant dressmakers to escape their past. When they settle in the idyllic coastal town of Pesaro, Emilia desperately hopes that, this time, they have found a permanent home. But when Sarah is brutally attacked by anContinue reading “Book Review: The Dress Makers Secret”

Book Review: A Trade in Tears

Plot: Morag, “Mo” has it all. A happy go lucky, free-spirited student and martial arts enthusiast, she’s on top of the world until she finds Cindy beaten and bloodied in the graveyard – ultimately shining a light into unknown shadows of her own childhood. Cindy, eighteen with her whole future in front of her, hasContinue reading “Book Review: A Trade in Tears”

BookClub Reads: The Mango Season

Plot: Every young Indian leaving the homeland for the United States is given the following orders by their parents: Don’t eat any cow (It’s still sacred!), don t go out too much, save (and save, and save) your money, and most important, do “not” marry a foreigner. Priya Rao left India when she was twentyContinue reading “BookClub Reads: The Mango Season”

Book Review: A Nice Girl Like Me

Plot: Emily Drummond has just finished her degree and the world is her oyster. She can do anything she wants. So when she marries Andrew, 19 years her senior, after knowing him less than 6 weeks, eyebrows are raised. Is this a case of marry in haste and repent at leisure? Is Andrew having aContinue reading “Book Review: A Nice Girl Like Me”

Book Review: Sunshine and Secrets

Plot: Welcome to The Paradise Cookery School – a place where dreams, and chocolate, are made! When newly heartbroken chef Millie Harper is offered a job overseeing the launch of The Paradise Cookery School she jumps at the chance. Leaving her ex behind Millie jets off to the hilltop cocoa plantation in St Lucia. DespiteContinue reading “Book Review: Sunshine and Secrets”

Book Review: Charming

Plot: They say what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, and that’s great… as long as you don’t die. Sixteen-year-old Haley Tremaine had it all: top-notch school, fantastic family, and a bright future, but all of that changed when an accident tore her family apart. Now, an alcoholic father, a bitter younger sister, and aContinue reading “Book Review: Charming”

ARC Book Review: Questions of Perspective

Plot: No one knew it at the time, but April 19, 2011, was the most important day in the history of the world. After his only friend and colleague, John Manta, disappears without a word, Dave Randall further entrenches himself in the humdrum life of an unenthusiastic lawyer. But once he begins to understand whatContinue reading “ARC Book Review: Questions of Perspective”

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