The House That Made Us by Alice Cavanagh

The House That Made Us is a love story – and a life story – told through a series of photographs and based on a true story When Mac and Marie marry and find a home of their own, Mac takes a snap of themselves outside their newbuild bungalow, the garden bare and the paint on the… Continue reading The House That Made Us by Alice Cavanagh


Escape to Darling Cove by Holly Hepburn

Eve has always lived on Ennisfarne, an idyllic island just off the coast of Northumberland and only accessible when tides are low. There she runs a bar overlooking Darling Cove, a heavenly horseshoe-shaped beach named after her seafaring ancestors, whose links to the Farne Islands stretch back centuries. Logan is a famous photographer desperate to… Continue reading Escape to Darling Cove by Holly Hepburn

Three’s A Crowd by S. R. Booker

What happens when an estranged father and son unwittingly fall in love with the same woman? Out-of-work actor Harriet is recuperating from a crash-and-burn affair with Damian – aka ‘Cockweasel’ – and making ends meet as a barista when she meets two rather lovely men. Tom is a regular at the café, and seems like such a nice guy. Smooth-talking DJ Richard is… Continue reading Three’s A Crowd by S. R. Booker

A Christmas Celebration by Heidi Swain

When Paige turns up unannounced at Wynthorpe Hall, she discovers the place she knew when she was growing up has changed beyond all recognition. She’s only planning to stay for a short time, but is quickly pulled into local life. One night while driving home after delivering library books and shopping to residents she stumbles across… Continue reading A Christmas Celebration by Heidi Swain

Together, Again by Milly Johnson

Sisters Jolene, Marsha and Annis have convened at their beautiful family home, Fox House, following the death of their mother, the tricky Eleanor Vamplew. Born seven years apart, the women are more strangers than sisters. Jolene, the eldest, is a successful romantic novelist who writes about beautiful relationships even though her own marriage to the… Continue reading Together, Again by Milly Johnson

The Reason by Catherine Bennetto

If money wasn’t an issue, what would you do to make someone smile? Brooke’s life isn’t going to plan. Her career as an events planner has stalled, her parents won’t leave her alone and her daughter is desperately unhappy at school. But the reason for all this is no secret or mystery. Just under a… Continue reading The Reason by Catherine Bennetto

The Lighthouse Bookshop by Sharon Gosling

At the heart of a tiny community in a remote village just inland from the Aberdeenshire coast stands an unexpected lighthouse. Built two centuries ago by an eccentric landowner, it has become home to the only bookshop for miles around. Rachel is an incomer to the village. She arrived five years ago and found a place… Continue reading The Lighthouse Bookshop by Sharon Gosling

Always By Your Side by Julie Haworth

When school teacher Rose loses her dream job at a London primary school, her self-confidence takes a knock. Worse still, her stockbroker fiancé, Ollie, sees it as the perfect opportunity for her to join his firm, which only adds to the feelings Rose has that their relationship might be coming to an end. An unexpected phone… Continue reading Always By Your Side by Julie Haworth

The Heights by Louise Candlish

Thank you to Jess Barratt at Books and The City / Simon and Schuster UK for a proof copy to read and review. I enjoyed reading The Other Passenger by Louise Candlish last year (see my review at ). The Heights is now available in paperback and I’m sharing my review again to explain… Continue reading The Heights by Louise Candlish

The Cornish Hideaway by Jennifer Bibby

Thanks to the lovely Books and the City team at Simon and Schuster for the opportunity to read and review this debut novel, published last month. I’m sharing a mini review today. Synopsis: All Freya has ever wanted to do is paint. So when she fails her Master’s Degree in Art, on the same day… Continue reading The Cornish Hideaway by Jennifer Bibby