#BookReview Wink by Rob Harrell

Publisher comments: A wrenching and hilarious story about embracing life’s weirdness and surviving an unthinkable diagnosis, based on the author’s own experience with a rare eye cancer. Twelve-year-old Ross Maloy just wants to be normal. Not to have a rare eye cancer, not to lose his hair, not to have to wear a weird hat… Continue reading #BookReview Wink by Rob Harrell

#BookReview Away with the Penguins by Hazel Prior

Publisher comments: Veronica McCreedy lives in a mansion by the sea. She loves a nice cup of Darjeeling tea whilst watching a good wildlife documentary. And she’s never seen without her ruby-red lipstick. Although these days Veronica is rarely seen by anyone because, at 85, her days are spent mostly at home, alone. She can… Continue reading #BookReview Away with the Penguins by Hazel Prior

#Book review – Family for Beginners by Sarah Morgan

Publisher comments:- Who says you can’t choose your family?When Flora falls in love with Jack, suddenly she’s not only handling a very cranky teenager, but she’s also living in the shadow of Jack’s perfect, immortalised wife, Becca. Every summer, Becca and Jack would holiday with Becca’s oldest friends and Jack wants to continue the tradition,… Continue reading #Book review – Family for Beginners by Sarah Morgan

#BookReview A Conspiracy of Bones (Temperance Brennan 19) by Kathy Reichs

Publisher comments: #1 New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs returns with a new riveting novel featuring her vastly popular character forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan, who must use all her tradecraft to discover the identity of a faceless corpse, its connection to a decade-old missing child case, and why the dead man had her cell phone number.… Continue reading #BookReview A Conspiracy of Bones (Temperance Brennan 19) by Kathy Reichs

#Book review The Lost Lights of St Kilda by Elisabeth Gifford

Publisher comments:- When Fred Lawson takes a summer job on St Kilda in 1927, little does he realise that he has joined the last community to ever live on that desolate, isolated island. Only three years later, St Kilda will be evacuated, the islanders near-dead from starvation. But for Fred, that summer is the bedrock… Continue reading #Book review The Lost Lights of St Kilda by Elisabeth Gifford

The Recovery of Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel

Publisher comments:- Rose Gold Watts believed she was sick for eighteen years. She thought she needed the feeding tube, the surgeries, the wheelchair . . . Turns out her mum, Patty, is a really good liar. After five years in prison Patty Watts is finally free. All she wants is to put old grievances behind… Continue reading The Recovery of Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel

#BookReview Lucy’s Law by Marc Abraham

Publisher comments:- The true story of one little dog who helped bring an end to puppy farming in the UK. Lucy, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, was born into a Welsh puppy farm in 2008. She was repeatedly bred to produce litters of cute puppies, who were taken from her shortly after birth to be… Continue reading #BookReview Lucy’s Law by Marc Abraham

Saving Missy by Beth Morrey

Publisher comments:- Boy meets girl. Girl meets boy. Woman meets dog… The world has changed around Missy Carmichael. At seventy-nine, she’s estranged from her daughter, her son and only grandson live across the world in Australia, and her great love is gone. Missy spends her days with a sip of sherry, scrubbing the kitchen in… Continue reading Saving Missy by Beth Morrey

A Ration Book Childhood by Jean Fullerton

The publisher comments:- In the darkest days of the Blitz, family is more important than ever. With her family struggling amidst the nightly bombing raids in London’s East End, Ida Brogan is doing her very best to keep their spirits up. The Blitz has hit the Brogans hard, and rationing is more challenging than ever,… Continue reading A Ration Book Childhood by Jean Fullerton

The Beekeeper of Aleppo

The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri is being published in paperback this week. Thank you to NetGalley and Zaffre for a digital review copy last year, my thoughts are my own. The publisher comments: Nuri is a beekeeper; his wife, Afra, an artist. They live a simple life, rich in family and friends, in… Continue reading The Beekeeper of Aleppo