Snorting with laughter might not the most attractive quality in a person but it is, in my opinion, the sign that you’re reading a great book - and Mistletoe On 34th Street, by Lisa Dickenson, is a fabulous book. Written in the first person, it felt like my witty, adored, best-friend, Olivia, was retelling her … Continue reading Book Review: Mistletoe on 34th Street.
It took me a while to get into Christmas At The Little Wedding Shop by Jane Linfoot, which I picked because one of my favourite author’s mentioned it on Twitter, but once I did there was no stopping me. And the ending, oh, the ending - let’s just say that it made me want to … Continue reading Book Review: Christmas At The Little Wedding Shop.
Louisa George doesn't shy away from the big emotions or the big issues in her latest book, The Secret Art Of Forgiveness. Love, grief, the trials and tribulations of stepfamilies and the sensitive issue of dementia are just some of the themes in this page-turner - and she handles them all, especially the latter, with a … Continue reading Book Review: The Secret Art Of Forgiveness.
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.