“A story of loneliness, love and loose connections...” - that first sentence of the blurb was enough for me, I was already hooked. And thank goodness I didn't read any more of the synopsis because had I also discovered the main character was a ‘bot’, I might have thought twice about reading Set My Heart … Continue reading ARC Review: Set My Heart To Five.
Not only is this book a compelling, funny and moving read but I think Another Us also gives valuable (and much needed) insight into family life where a child has been diagnosed with autism. While I have friends with children on the spectrum - and I listen and try and understand what life can be … Continue reading ARC Book Review: Another Us.
Mark recently bought Freya the children’s book, Fantastically Great Women Who Made History, written by Kate Pankhurst. After reading it with her I remember thinking two things ‘yay for Mark’ and ‘I wish there was something like this for adults’. BEHOLD, Bloody Brilliant Women. Journalist and presenter Cathy Newman has plugged a gap in the … Continue reading Book Review: Bloody Brilliant Women.
If Lily Graham ever fancies a break from writing contemporary fiction (and I hope she doesn’t) I think she’d make a brilliant food writer – as highlighted in her latest book, Christmas At Hope Cottage. I guess when your main character does it for a living you also need to know your stuff but it’s … Continue reading Book Review: Christmas At Hope Cottage.