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- A Deadly Coincidence by Keith FinneyMy rating: 4 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ If historical cosy mysteries are your bag then look no further fellow book lovers, this delightful book has it all. Set during the Second World War the Norfolk villagers of Lipton St Faith are shocked to discover the death of one of their own. The inquisitive and confident Anna, daughter… Continue reading A Deadly Coincidence by Keith Finney
- Dances and Dreams on Diamond Street by Craig Revel Horwood Book TourMy rating – 4 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ What a scrumptious treat this foray into the lives of the wonderful people who dwell at No. 27 Diamond street is. Delve into the tales of these unique and brilliant characters, learn their desires and woes and follow their journeys as they chase their dreams. This heart-warming story will… Continue reading Dances and Dreams on Diamond Street by Craig Revel Horwood Book Tour
- A Murder at Rosings by Annette Purdey PughMy rating – 5 stars! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ What an absolute marvel this joyous murder mystery is! I was hooked from the very first page. With the allure of revisiting some Austen characters I was desperate to get my hands on a copy of this. I devoured it in one sitting, of course, and it certainly did… Continue reading A Murder at Rosings by Annette Purdey Pugh
- The Loch by Dee TaylorMy rating: 4 stars! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Mystery and the lore surrounding Loch Ness is at the heart of this intriguing novel. It is not just the monster that dwells within the loch that is being searched for. The much-coveted gold of Bonnie Prince Charlie lost for years is also drawing many people in with the hope… Continue reading The Loch by Dee Taylor
- Book Review of Protector by Conn IgguldenMy rating: 5 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The second instalment Conn Iggulden’s ‘Athenian’ series was unsurprisingly just as brilliant as the first, ‘Gates of Athens’. As with all Iggulden’s work it is exceptionally well researched, enthralling and eloquently written. Where the first book dealt with the Battle of Marathon and Thermopylae this one begins with the infamous… Continue reading Book Review of Protector by Conn Iggulden
The Jane Austen Society, Natalie Jenner
4.5 Stars ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Review: Norwich born author, Natalie Jenner gives us her first novel – and what a treat she has given us. Even today we see the impact of Austen’s work as people continue to fall in love with her novels. Jenner brings together lovers of literature and history in her…
Something Fresh by P G Wodehouse, Five Star Read!
Meet the eccentric characters who dwell in the beautiful and surreal world created by P.G. Wodehouse. Blandings Castle is home to The 9th Earl of Emsworth, Clarence, who is the head of the family, though he has little influence over his family and other relations. His absentmindedness is at the forefront of his personality and…
The Association by Sharon Ann Ziegler
First of all I will say – WOW – because that sums up this gem of a book perfectly! This was my first foray into legal thrillers and I must say it has really blown me away. If you are a fan of well written, intriguing plots with a mystery at the heart of it…
Time flies when you are reading for fun: Celebrating 80 years of Puffin!
As we celebrate 80 years of Puffin I look back on the most memorable books, which have remained favourites beyond my childhood. As a child, my mother let me read her wonderful collection of Puffin books, which she received in the early 1970’s. To this day I can recall the joy and excitement of reading…
Lucinda Riley, The Seven Sisters book review: 4 stars!
Where to begin… This book was truly wonderful. Riley writes exquisitely and immediately lures you in to her well-crafted story. First we meet all the sisters as they return to the family home, Atlantis, upon hearing Pa Salt their father has passed away. We learn that the sisters, named after the Pleides known throughout various…
‘The Castle of Athlin and Dunbayne: A highland story’ by Ann Radcliffe – 4 stars!
Synopsis: Baron Malcom of Dunbayne Castle kills the Earl of Aithlin and their clans become sworn enemies. A tale of intrigue ensues when the new Earl Osbert, comes of age and is desperate to avenge is fathers’ death. His mother has been attempting to stop this from occurring in order to prevent losing a son…
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