When I heard Jessica Redland had a new book coming out – her first with publisher Boldwood Books - I hoped I would again be able to walk the streets of the delightful (fictional) North Yorkshire seaside town of Whitsborough Bay - and I was in luck. The Secret To Happiness features three new characters but … Continue reading ARC Review: The Secret To Happiness.
Fun fact: When I was a teenager, I was completely obsessed with Harley Davidson motorbikes – despite having never even sat on one, let alone gone for a ride. Actually, there must still be some Harley love inside me because when I saw a bike on the beautiful cover of Sue McDonagh’s book, Summer At … Continue reading Book Review: Summer At The Art Cafe.
Is it possible for a book written entirely in letters to sustain my interest? If you’d have asked me before I started Dear Lily, I would have said ‘no’. In fact, if you’d asked me about 10% of the way through Drew Davies’ second book, I would have still said ‘no’ but something happened as … Continue reading Book review: Dear Lily.
Mental health seems to be one of those issues either ignored or only briefly touched upon in the sort of novels I normally read but in Suddenly Single it’s a huge part of the book. Writing something that's realistic but also entertaining seems like quite a balancing act - and I’m not sure Carol Wyer … Continue reading Book Review: Suddenly Single.