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BookClub Reads: Wrapped Up In You

Plot: A Christmas fling, or has Janie found the real thing? Thirty-something hairdresser Janie Johnson’s single status is a constant source of gossip for her friends and clients. So after too many nights in with her cat, a blind date disaster and news that her ex is getting married, Janie realises it’s time to doContinue reading “BookClub Reads: Wrapped Up In You”

Book Review: Unleashing Mr Darcy

Plot: ‘It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single woman teetering on the verge of thirty must be in want of a husband’ Not true for Manhattanite Elizabeth Scott. Instead of planning a walk down the aisle, she’s crossing the pond with the only companion she needs – her darling dog, Bliss. Caring forContinue reading “Book Review: Unleashing Mr Darcy”

BookClub Reads: All About Us

Plot: Ben’s always loved December, but this year, with his relationship with Daphne on the rocks, it’s missing its usual magic. So when he runs into his old friend Alice – the one that got away – Ben can’t help but wonder what would have happened if he’d done things differently all those years ago.Continue reading “BookClub Reads: All About Us”

Book Review: The Blue Castle

Plot: The Blue Castle is widely hailed as a reader favorite. Valancy Stirling is 29, unmarried, and has never been in love. Living with her overbearing mother and meddlesome aunt, she finds her only consolation in the “forbidden” books of John Foster and her daydreams of the Blue Castle a place where all her dreamsContinue reading “Book Review: The Blue Castle”

Book Review: The Unpassing

Plot: In Chia-Chia Lin’s debut novel, The Unpassing, we meet a Taiwanese immigrant family of six struggling to make ends meet on the outskirts of Anchorage, Alaska. The father, hardworking but beaten down, is employed as a plumber and repairman, while the mother, a loving, strong-willed, and unpredictably emotional matriarch, holds the house together. WhenContinue reading “Book Review: The Unpassing”

Book Review: Hello World

Plot: You can take the girl out of the city but can you take the city out of the girl? When Grace is offered the chance of a lifetime, to test out brand new camping equipment in the rainforest – it’s easy to turn down. After all, who in their right mind wants to trekContinue reading “Book Review: Hello World”

Book Review: The Minute I Saw You

Plot: When Hannah meets Sonny, she’s irresistibly drawn to him: he’s sexy and confident, but only in town on holiday. That’s fine with Hannah – she doesn’t do long-term relationships. And luckily for her, neither does Sonny. But before they can even so much as kiss, Sonny receives some shocking news and commits to makingContinue reading “Book Review: The Minute I Saw You”

Book Review: Unleashing Mr. Darcy

Plot: It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single woman teetering on the verge of thirty must be in want of a husband. Not true for Manhattanite Elizabeth Scott. Instead of planning a walk down the aisle, she’s crossing the pond with the only companion she needs her darling dog, Bliss. Caring for aContinue reading “Book Review: Unleashing Mr. Darcy”

Book Review: Miss Carter’s War

Plot: It is 1948 and Britain is struggling to recover from the Second World War. Half French, half English, Marguerite Carter, young and beautiful, has lost her parents and survived a terrifying war, working for the SOE behind enemy lines. Leaving her partisan lover she returns to England to be one of the first womenContinue reading “Book Review: Miss Carter’s War”

BookClub Reads: The Essex Serpent

Plot: London 1893. When Cora Seaborne’s husband dies, she steps into her new life as a widow with as much relief as sadness: her marriage was not a happy one, and she never suited the role of society wife. Accompanied by her son Francis – a curious, obsessive boy – she leaves town for Essex,Continue reading “BookClub Reads: The Essex Serpent”

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