BookClub Reads: Pet Sematary

Plot: The road in front of Dr. Louis Creed’s rural Maine home frequently claims the lives of neighborhood pets. Louis has recently moved from Chicago to Ludlow with his wife Rachel, their children and pet cat. Near their house, local children have created a cemetery for the dogs and cats killed by the steady streamContinue reading “BookClub Reads: Pet Sematary”

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ARC Book Review: The Broken Canvas: Good Woman Gone Bad

Plot: Natasha Bishop has come a long way from painting pictures of landscapes in her Caribbean homeland to being a successful Hollywood Screen writer. Fame and popularity however do not fit the mold of the life that Natasha yearns for and though she finds solace and sincerity with her swooning younger boyfriend Andrew Kingston, sheContinue reading “ARC Book Review: The Broken Canvas: Good Woman Gone Bad”

Book Review: Riders

Plot: Set against the glorious Cotswold countryside and the playgrounds of the world, Jilly Cooper’s Rutshire Chronicles, Riders, Rivals, Polo, The Man Who Made Husbands Jealous, Appassionata and Score!, offer an intoxicating blend of skulduggery, swooning romance, sexual adventure and hilarious high jinks. Riders, the first and steamiest in the series, takes the lid offContinue reading “Book Review: Riders”

Book Review: Five Years From Now

Plot: What if you met the right person at the wrong time? Nell and Van meet as children when their parents fall in love, but soon they are forced worlds apart. Five years later, they find each other.  Their bond is rekindled and new feelings take hold, but once again they must separate. For the next two decades, fate bringsContinue reading “Book Review: Five Years From Now”

Book Review: She must be mad

Plot: She Must be Mad explores coming-of-age: the pain and beauty of love, the relief and the agony of turning from girl to woman, the isolation of an untethered mind and the power and subjugation of the body. Charly captures the formative experiences of today’s young women from the poignant to the prosaic in writing thatContinue reading “Book Review: She must be mad”

Book Review: Audrey Hepburn, An Elegant Spirit

Plot: In this heartfelt tribute to his mother, Sean Hepburn Ferrer offers a rare and intimate glimpse into the life of one of Hollywood’s brightest stars. Audrey Hepburn, An Elegant Spirit is a stunning compilation of nearly 300 photographs, many straight from the family album and never before published; archival documents, personal correspondence, and mementos; even paintingsContinue reading “Book Review: Audrey Hepburn, An Elegant Spirit”

BookClub Reads: The Little Book Cafe

Plot: Tash, Emma and Amy couldn’t be more different.A successful estate agent who has her life pretty much on track, Tash has ticked all the boxes. Hasn’t she? Emma is a budding writer who yearns to flex her writing skills and shake up her life that has become, well, a little stale… And then there’sContinue reading “BookClub Reads: The Little Book Cafe”

Book Review: The Sun Also Rises

Plot: Paris in the twenties: Pernod, parties and expatriate Americans, loose-living on money from home. Jake is wildly in love with Brett Ashley, aristocratic and irresistibly beautiful, but with an abandoned, sensuous nature that she cannot change.  When the couple drifts to Spain to the dazzle of the fiesta and the heady atmosphere of theContinue reading “Book Review: The Sun Also Rises”

Book Review: Mr.S: The Last Word On Frank Sinatra

Plot: An insider’s account of life with Sinatra during the heady years of the Rat Pack that’s as cool, original and dazzling as the man himself. George Jacobs is generally considered ‘the last of the Rat Pack’, a member of the exclusive club that has fascinated us for decades. He worked as Sinatra’s valet andContinue reading “Book Review: Mr.S: The Last Word On Frank Sinatra”

Book Review: The Bookshop

Plot: In 1959 Florence Green, a kindhearted widow with a small inheritance, risks everything to open a bookshop – the only bookshop – in the seaside town of Hardborough. By making a success of a business so impractical, she invites the hostility of the town’s less prosperous shopkeepers. By daring to enlarge her neighbors’ lives,Continue reading “Book Review: The Bookshop”

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