The Ballroom Blitz by Anton Du Beke

September 1940. As the skies split apart and bombs rain down on London, it’s all the staff at the famed Buckingham Hotel can do to keep their guests in the luxury they’re accustomed to, and evoke the magic of the Grand ballroom for them each night.  Home on leave and still reeling from the tragic events… Continue reading The Ballroom Blitz by Anton Du Beke

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Christmas At The Village Sewing Shop by Helen Rolfe

Can three sisters stitch their family back together? Loretta has run the little sewing shop in Butterbury for years, while bringing up her three headstrong daughters. Her own grandmother taught her how to quilt, and Loretta always found time to sit with Daisy, Ginny and Fern, pulling together scraps of material – and their hopes… Continue reading Christmas At The Village Sewing Shop by Helen Rolfe

The Accomplice by Steve Cavanagh

THE MOST HATED WOMAN IN AMERICA The Sandman killings have been solved. Daniel Miller murdered fourteen people before he vanished. His wife, Carrie, now faces trial as his accomplice. The FBI, the District Attorney, the media and everyone in America believe she knew and helped cover up her husband’s crimes. THE LAWYER Eddie Flynn won’t… Continue reading The Accomplice by Steve Cavanagh

The Devil’s Advocate by Steve Cavanagh

Thank you to Orion Publishing and the Tandem Collective for the opportunity to join The Devil’s Advocate Readalong for the latest paperback publication of an Eddie Flynn story by Steve Cavanagh. Synopsis: HE’S WON EVERY TRIAL. BECAUSE HE’S BEHIND EVERY MURDER. Ambitious District Attorney Randal Korn lives to watch prisoners executed.Even if they are not… Continue reading The Devil’s Advocate by Steve Cavanagh

Eight Perfect Hours by Lia Louis

Thank you to Orion Books for a digital review copy via NetGalley. Dear Emmie Blue was one of my favourite books last year (see review at https://mentoringmumof2bookreviews.home.blog/2020/07/31/dear-emmie-blue-by-lia-louis/ )and I was thrilled to have an early read of her latest book. This is already available in ebook format and will be published in paperback tomorrow. Synopsis:… Continue reading Eight Perfect Hours by Lia Louis

The Island Home by Libby Page

Thank you to Orion Books for this beautiful hardback copy of The Island Home I won in a Facebook prize draw. I’ve enjoyed reading The Lido and The 24-Hour Cafe over the past couple of years and was thrilled to have the opportunity to read Libby Page’s new book this week. Synopsis: Lorna’s world is… Continue reading The Island Home by Libby Page

A Summer at the Beach Hut by Veronica Henry

Today I’m sharing a review for the latest book by one of my favourite authors. I discovered Veronica Henry’s books when I first started reviewing books, and I have now read most of her books. This is the latest book in The Beach Hut series. Thank you to Orion Books for granting my NetGalley request… Continue reading A Summer at the Beach Hut by Veronica Henry

The Littlest Library by Poppy Alexander

Today I’m sharing a mini review for The Littlest Library. Thank you to Orion Books for a digital proof copy to read and review via NetGalley. This novel will be published in the UK later this week. Synopsis: It’s only the beginning of her story… Jess Metcalf is perfectly happy with her quiet, predictable life… Continue reading The Littlest Library by Poppy Alexander

A Home from Home by Veronica Henry *Publication Date is 25th July 2019*

A Home From Home by Veronica Henry My rating: 5 of 5 stars Having enjoyed my first Veronica Henry book last summer (The Family Recipe), I have enjoyed reading her earlier books and was keen to read her latest book. I’m happy to confirm that this is another excellent read and my favourite Veronica Henry… Continue reading A Home from Home by Veronica Henry *Publication Date is 25th July 2019*

Swallowtail Summer by Erica James *Publication Day 11th July 2019*

Swallowtail Summer by Erica James My rating: 5 of 5 stars Linston End has been the summer home to three families for several decades. The memories of their time there are ingrained in their hearts: picnics on the river, gin and tonics in the pavilion at dusk, hours spent seeking out the local swallowtail butterflies.… Continue reading Swallowtail Summer by Erica James *Publication Day 11th July 2019*