It was my mum who encouraged a love of reading – and by the time I was a teenager my bedroom was more like a library.

I also firmly subscribe to the advice that if you want to write (which I do), you should read. So I read. A lot.

I really enjoy romance, chick lit and general fiction but also travel and biography, too.

All my reviews are rated out of five stars. Time is short so I generally pick books I know I will have a fair chance of liking. I don’t post reviews of anything I rate under three stars.


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Spring At Blueberry Bay by Holly Martin.

The Cornish Escape by Lily Graham.

A Life Without You by Shari Low. Five stars!

The Promise Girls by Marie Bostwick. Five stars!

Year Of No Clutter by Eve O.Schaub.

The Kicking The Bucket List by Cathy Hopkins.

How To Mend A Broken Heart by Anna Mansell. Five stars!

The Elusive Miss Ellison by Carolyn Miller.

A Life Discarded by Alexander Masters.

Paris For One And Other Short Stories by Jojo Moyes.

If Ever I Fall by S D Robertson. Five stars!

Birds Art Life Death by Kyo Maclear. Five stars!

Just The Two Of Us by Georgie Capron.

The Road To Enchantment by Kaya McLaren.

New York, Actually by Sarah Morgan. Five stars!

The Spark by Sylvie Stewart.

A Bend In The Willow by Susan Clayton-Goldner. Five stars!

Whatever Happened To Vicky Hope’s Back Up Man? By Laura Kemp.


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The Other Sister by Rowan Coleman.

Miss Wrong And Mr Right by Robert Bryndza.

Miracle On 5th Avenue by Sarah Morgan.

One Christmas In Paris by Mandy Baggot.

The One That Got Away by Melissa Pimemtel.

A Year And A Day by Isabelle Broom. Five stars!

A Very Merry Manhattan Christmas by Darcie Boleyn.

Mistletoe On 34th Street by Lisa Dickenson.

The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year by Joanna Bolouri. Five stars!

Christmas Under A Starlit Sky by Holly Martin.

Never Too Late by Alyssia Leon.

Christmas At The Little Wedding Shop by Jane Linfoot.

The Secret Art Of Forgiveness by Louisa George.

The Last Days of Summer by Sophie Pembroke.

The Sunshine and Biscotti Club by Jenny Oliver.

Summer at Rose Island by Holly Martin.

Venetia by Georgette Heyer.

Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult.

Snowflakes on Silver Cove by Holly Martin.

The No-Nonsense Guide to Green Parenting by Kate Blincoe.

Walking the Himalayas by Levison Wood.


Children’s Books:

Freya’s Favourite Books – Edition 1. 

Children’s Books That Have Shaped Me As A Parent.


Everything else:

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Holland and Barret (online).

What to buy for a two-year-old (toy illustration).

Odylique Timeless Rose Moisturiser.

Choc Chicos (Cheeky Chocolate Kit For Kids).

Zizi Non-gluten, Vegan Margherita Pizza.