If you haven’t read any of Heidi Swain’s books before, Sleigh Rides And Silver Bells At The Christmas Fair is the perfect place to start but if you’re already a fan, I predict it will quickly become your new favourite. As I was reading, it reminded me of something but for ages I couldn’t quite… Continue reading Book Review: Sleigh Rides And Silver Bells At The Christmas Fair.
At around week eight of the writing challenge I'm undertaking with my friend Kate, I realised something. Something big. Something I probably should have realised a long, long time ago. No, not that I can't write (although I really do wonder sometimes). It's that I write like a reader. By that I mean the story that appears… Continue reading Friday 500 – Update Two.
A few weeks ago Freya and I spent a fun morning with my friend Kate and her lovely children walking in the woods. As we are freelance journalists our work was naturally a key topic of conversation but we both also have aspirations to write a novel (Kate's already published a fabulous non-fiction book). That day,… Continue reading The Friday 500 Writing Challenge.
What could possibly go wrong in a weekend? Rather a lot, it seems, when you are back under the roof of your childhood home for the first time in two years with all of your family - and secrets abound. The Last Days Of Summer, by Sophie Pembroke, is almost a family saga with a hint of mystery and… Continue reading Book Review: The Last Days Of Summer.