Book Review: Making Wishes At Bayview

Plot: Callie Derbyshire has it all: her dream job as a carer at Bay View, finally she has found the love of her life. Everything is perfect. Well, almost. Ex-partners are insistent on stirring up trouble, and Callie’s favourite resident, Ruby, hasn’t been her usual self. But after discovering the truth about Ruby’s lost love,Continue reading “Book Review: Making Wishes At Bayview”

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Book Review: One Summers Night

Plot: Kelsey Anderson is stuck in a rut so big, she’ll need a 4-wheel drive to get out. She’s just been made redundant from her dead-end job, and boyfriend Fran is so busy climbing up the career ladder that he’s forgotten how to have fun. She needs to change her life – and fast.Stumbling acrossContinue reading “Book Review: One Summers Night”

Book Review: Ariel by Sylvia Plath

Plot: When Sylvia Plath died, she not only left behind a prolific life but also her unpublished literary masterpiece, Ariel. Her husband, Ted Hughes, brought the collection to life in 1966, and its publication garnered worldwide acclaim. This collection showcases the beloved poet’s brilliant, provoking, and always moving poems, including “Ariel” and once again shows whyContinue reading “Book Review: Ariel by Sylvia Plath”

Book Review: A Tree Grows In Brooklyn

Plot: The beloved American classic about a young girl’s coming-of-age at the turn of the century, Betty Smith’s A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a poignant and moving tale filled with compassion and cruelty, laughter and heartache, crowded with life and people and incident. The story of young, sensitive, and idealistic Francie Nolan and her bittersweet formativeContinue reading “Book Review: A Tree Grows In Brooklyn”

Book Review: The Book Ninja

Plot: Frankie Rose is desperate for love. Or a relationship. Or just a date with a semi-normal person. It’s not that she hasn’t tried – Frankie is the queen of online dating. But she has had enough.Deciding to embark on the ultimate dating experiment, inspired by her job at The Little Brunswick Bookshop, Frankie places her hope in herContinue reading “Book Review: The Book Ninja”

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: The Art of Thinking Clearly

Plot: Have you ever:• Invested time in something that, with hindsight, just wasn’t worth it?• Overpayed in an Ebay auction?• Continued doing something you knew was bad for you?• Sold stocks too late, or too early?• Taken credit for success, but blamed failure on external circumstances?• Backed the wrong horse? These are examples of cognitiveContinue reading “Book Review: The Art of Thinking Clearly”

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 is largely sheltered from the country’s growing political unrest – until she embarks on a clandestine affair with a passionate revolutionary… Miami, 2017. Freelance writer Marisol Ferrera grew up hearing romantic stories of Cuba fromContinue reading “Book Review: Next Year in Havana”

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 up 27 bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word. If you’re ready to make some serious changes around here, You Are a Badass will help you: Identify and change theContinue reading “BookClub Reads: You are a bad ass : how to stop doubting your greatness and start living an awesome life”

Book Review: The Sea

Plot: In this luminous new novel about love, loss, and the unpredictable power of memory, John Banville introduces us to Max Morden, a middle-aged Irishman who has gone back to the seaside town where he spent his summer holidays as a child to cope with the recent loss of his wife. It is also aContinue reading “Book Review: The Sea”

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