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

Cold Cold Bones by Kathy Reichs

Sometimes, revisiting the past is the only way to rescue the present . . Winter has come to North Carolina and, with it, a drop in crime. For a while, temporarily idle forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan is content to dote on her daughter Katy, finally returned to civilian life from the army. But when mother… Continue reading Cold Cold Bones by Kathy Reichs

That Bonesetter Woman by Frances Quinn

It’s usual, they say, for a young person coming to London for the first time to arrive with a head full of dreams. Well, Endurance Proudfoot did not. When she stepped off the coach from Sussex, on a warm and sticky afternoon in the summer of 1757, it never occurred to her that the city… Continue reading That Bonesetter Woman by Frances Quinn

An Italian Girl in Brooklyn by Santa Montefiore

New York, 1979.  It is Thanksgiving and Evelina has her close family and beloved friends gathered around, her heart weighted with gratitude for what she has and regret for what she has given up. She has lived in America for over thirty years, but she is still Italian in her soul.  Northern Italy, 1934.  Evelina leads a sheltered… Continue reading An Italian Girl in Brooklyn by Santa Montefiore

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 https://mentoringmumof2bookreviews.home.blog/2020/06/23/the-other-passenger-by-louise-candlish/ ). The Heights is now available in paperback and I’m sharing my review again to explain… Continue reading The Heights by Louise Candlish

The Slow Lane Walkers Club by Rosa Temple

Thank you to Laurie at Books in the City at Simon and Schuster UK for this bright and beautiful copy of The Slow Lane Walkers Club by Rosa Temple to read and review. I’m thrilled to be sharing my review on day one of the blog tour. Synopsis: A feel-good tale of unlikely friendship, community… Continue reading The Slow Lane Walkers Club by Rosa Temple

Anatomy of A Scandal by Sarah Vaughan

Thank you to Simon and Schuster and the Tandem Collective for a copy of Anatomy of a Scandal to read alongside other reviewers ahead of the upcoming start of the Netflix series later this week. I’m sharing a review today. Synopsis: A high-profile marriage thrust into the spotlight. A prosecutor who believes justice has been… Continue reading Anatomy of A Scandal by Sarah Vaughan

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