Book Review: A Summer Of New Beginnings.

I was just over a third of the way through A Summer Of New Beginnings when I had to put it aside and start looking up sleeper trains and the North Coast 500. One of the best things about this book is that Lisa Hobman’s love for Scotland, and the Highlands in particular, shines through … Continue reading Book Review: A Summer Of New Beginnings.

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Book Review: The Man I Fell In Love With.

Gripping isn’t a word I expected to use in connection with a book described as an “uplifting romance” but I honestly couldn’t put Kate Field’s latest down. From the explosive start to the swoon-worthy last page, The Man I Fell In Love With is an epic and rather unexpected rollercoaster. From the cover, I thought … Continue reading Book Review: The Man I Fell In Love With.

Book Review: Don’t You Forget About Me.

If I was putting together a course for people wanting to write chick lit, female-led fiction or whatever you’re comfortable calling it, Mhairi McFarlane’s latest book would be required reading. Don’t You Forget About Me is an exemplar of the genre; it fizzes with energy, it’s hilariously funny and offers some swoon-worthy romance but at … Continue reading Book Review: Don’t You Forget About Me.

Book Review: Lost For Words.

There was no growing to like Loveday, the main character in Stephanie Butland’s novel, Lost For Words, it was an instant and lasting connection. Maybe it was simply a shared love of books? Although I don’t think love is a strong enough word for what they mean to her. Maybe it was her comic timing. … Continue reading Book Review: Lost For Words.