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

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

For Emily by Katherine Slee

Today I’m sharing another of my 5 star reads from earlier in 2020. This is a debut novel and I’m thrilled to see that another novel is due in 2021. Synopsis: A little dedication goes a long way. That’s why Catriona Robinson, the country’s favourite children’s author, always dedicated her books to those who touched… Continue reading For Emily by Katherine Slee

The 24-Hour Café by Libby Page

The 24-Hour Café by Libby Page My rating: 5 of 5 stars Today I’m revisiting one of my first 5 star reads of 2020, back before lockdown and furlough were words used on a daily basis, and when cafes were allowed to open. Currently available in hardback and ebook formats, this will be published in… Continue reading The 24-Hour Café by Libby Page

Fifty Fifty by Steve Cavanagh

Today I’m thrilled to be sharing my no spoiler review for the latest book by Steve Cavanagh, published on 3rd September 2020 and now a Richard and Judy BookClub pick. Thank you to Orion Publishing for a digital review copy via NetGalley – my thoughts are my own and not influenced by the gift. Synopsis:… Continue reading Fifty Fifty by Steve Cavanagh

Dear Emmie Blue by Lia Louis

I’m thrilled to share my review for Dear Emma Blue today – thank you to Trapeze books / Orion Publishing for granting my wish on NetGalley for a digital advanced review copy – my thoughts are my own and not influenced by the gift. Synopsis: At sixteen, Emmie Blue stood in the fields of her… Continue reading Dear Emmie Blue by Lia Louis

For Emily by Katherine Slee

A little dedication goes a long way. That’s why Catriona Robinson, the country’s favourite children’s author, always dedicated her books to those who touched her life the most – not least Emily, her reclusive granddaughter.  Emily never thought too much about these dedications. But when Catriona dies unexpectedly, each one becomes a cryptic clue in… Continue reading For Emily by Katherine Slee

The 24-Hour Café by Libby Page

The 24-Hour Café by Libby Page My rating: 5 of 5 stars Welcome to the café that never sleeps. Day and night Stella’s Café opens its doors for the lonely and the lost, the morning people and the night owls. It is many things to many people but most of all it is a place… Continue reading The 24-Hour Café by Libby Page