Book Review: Heart of Glass by Ivy Ngeow

A gritty and twisted love letter to 80s disco pop culture that boasts a whole lotta hustle. Imagine Pretty Woman, Goodfellas and Flash Dance rolled into one and you'll get a sense of the vibe flowing from Heart of Glass. Chicago 1980. Li-an Donohue’s luck changes the instant she meets a mysterious Italian businessman in... Continue Reading →

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Book Review: The American Agent by Jacqueline Winspear

September 1940 and Hitler’s Blitzkrieg attacks on Britain are in full swing. Civilians take shelter in Elephant and Castle Underground Station in south London during an air raid in November 1940.© IWM (D 1568) When an American war correspondent’s murder is concealed by British authorities, Maisie Dobbs agrees to work with an agent of the... Continue Reading →

The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village by Joanna Nell

The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village is a heartwarming story about getting old that brings to life the widely held belief that age really is just number. This book was the perfect fit for my 2019 goal of reading more books that don't sit within my usual reading genre. The life of 79-year-old pensioner... Continue Reading →

#MySisterMyself by @Jill_Treseder -‏ Book Review

Hungary, 1956. Russian tanks brutally crush the revolution against the Communist regime. Sisters Katalin and Marika escape Budapest with their family and settle in London. However, the past is not so easily left behind. Their father is a wanted man, and the sisters’ relationship hangs in the balance. Their futures are shaped by loss. For... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Shattermoon by Dominic Dulley

Orry Kent’s father is the best conman in the quadrant, running elaborate heists with Orry and her brother Ethan to target the ruling families of the Ascendancy. This time should be no different: straight in and out with a fortune in spice paragon in hand . . . . . . until Orry goes off-script... Continue Reading →

Junior Braves of the Apocalypse (Graphic Novel)

When the Junior Braves of Tribe 65 return from a camping trip to find swarms of bloodthirsty mutants have overrun their town, bringing death and destruction everywhere they go! With their families missing and their homes destroyed, these plucky kids must use all their scouting talents, combined smarts, and teamwork to survive the end of the world!

Blog Tour: The Key by Kathryn Hughes

1956  It's Ellen Crosby's first day at work as a student nurse at Fairhaven County Lunatic Asylum. When she meets Amy Sullivan, a young woman committed for allegedly attempting to drown herself and her stepsister, and Dr Stephen Lambourn, a pioneering physician keen to try out the various 'cures' available for mental illness, little does... Continue Reading →

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