The Hidden Palace by Dinah Jefferies

A rebellious daughter 1923. Among the ancient honey-coloured walls of the tiny island of Malta, strangers slip into the shadows and anyone can buy a new name. Rosalie Delacroix flees Paris for a dancer’s job in the bohemian clubs deep in its winding streets. A sister with a secret 1944. Running from the brutality of… Continue reading The Hidden Palace by Dinah Jefferies

The Weekend Before The Wedding by Tracy Bloom

One weekend, one bride-to-be, what could possibly go wrong? All Shelley wanted on her hen weekend was to enjoy three days of sun, sea and sangria. But instead of being surrounded by the A-team of her closest friends, she somehow ends up with a Golden Girls-meets-the-Spice Girls B-list that includes her mother, a rebellious teenager,… Continue reading The Weekend Before The Wedding by Tracy Bloom

The Hotel on the Riviera by Carol Kirkwood

Heiress Ariana Theodosis wanted everything that Hollywood had to offer, took it all, and is now paying the price. When she inherits a hotel on the beautiful French Riviera, she hopes it’s a chance to start again. Elizabeth and Robert Chappell were Hollywood’s fiery English golden couple. Their legendary breakups and passionate make-ups were tabloid… Continue reading The Hotel on the Riviera by Carol Kirkwood

One Last Secret by Adele Parks

One last client  A week at a beautiful chateau in the south of France – it should be a straightforward final job for Dora. She’s a smart, stunning and discreet escort and Daniel has paid for her services before. This time, all she has to do is convince the assembled guests that she is his… Continue reading One Last Secret by Adele Parks

The Good Servant by Fern Britton

Marion Crawford, a bright, ambitious young teacher, is ready to make her mark on the world. Until a twist of fate changes the course of her life forever… 1936. Windsor Castle. At first this ordinary woman is in a new world, working as the governess to two young princesses, in a household she calls home… Continue reading The Good Servant by Fern Britton

The Cornish Cream Tea Holiday by Cressida McLaughlin

Thank you to Harper Collins, Random Things Tours and Cressida McLaughlin for the opportunity to read and review the latest book in the Cornish Cream Tea series for the blog tour. My last review for the series can be found at https://mentoringmumof2bookreviews.home.blog/2021/11/25/christmas-carols-and-a-cornish-cream-tea-by-cressida-mclaughlin/ Synopsis: It’s going to be an unforgettable Cornish summer… Thea Rushwood was looking… Continue reading The Cornish Cream Tea Holiday by Cressida McLaughlin

Songs in Ursa Major by Emma Brodie

Thank you to Susanna Peden at Harper Collins for a copy of the newly published paperback of Songs in Ursa Major by Emma Brodie, available in all good bookshops now. To celebrate the paperback publication, I’m sharing my review again. Synopsis: Behind every greatest hit, is an even greater love story. THE SUMMER OF 1969… Continue reading Songs in Ursa Major by Emma Brodie

Wedding Bells for the Victory Girls by Joanna Toye

Thank you to Anne of Random Things Tours and Harper Collins for the invitation to read and review this gorgeous book. Synopsis: Summer 1945. After victory in Europe, best friends Lily, Gladys and Beryl are looking to the future. But even with this happy news, their lives are far from simple… Despite Lily’s joyful summer… Continue reading Wedding Bells for the Victory Girls by Joanna Toye

Mothers and Daughter by Erica James

Thank you to HQ (Harper Collins) and Readers First for the opportunity to read and review Mothers and Daughters by Erica James. The book was published in hardback and ebook last week. I’m sharing a mini non spoiler review today. Synopsis: Even happy families have their secrets… Since the sudden death of her husband, Naomi… Continue reading Mothers and Daughter by Erica James

Em & Me by Beth Morrey

Thank you to Harper Collins for a digital proof copy via NetGalley to read and review. I’m sharing a mini review today. Synopsis: A mother.A daughter.A secret waiting to be discovered. For too long – since the sudden death of her mother as a teenager, since the birth of her daughter, Em, when she was… Continue reading Em & Me by Beth Morrey