Marian Keyes – Author Overview

The Break is Marian’s latest novel, and it’s also the book I chose to take away with me for my 21st getaway as I knew it would entertaining. It follows Amy and Hugh whose marriage is in difficulty, causing Hugh to go backpacking in Asia for six months, leaving Amy to deal with their chaotic family life in Ireland and her stressful PR job. ‘A … Continue reading Marian Keyes – Author Overview

Festive Novels – Romance

The crossing off of Halloween on the calender means it’s finally acceptable to get in the festive spirit although we restrain from putting up the christmas decorations until the first of December. Christmas at Lilac Cottage features Penny, a lonely ice carver who lives in the idyllic town of White Cliff Bay. When she advertises her empty annex at Lilac Cottage she pictures becoming friends … Continue reading Festive Novels – Romance

Books I got for my birthday – Pt 2

The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz by Jeremy Dronfield is one of the best Holocaust books I have read recently, as it is amazingly accurate and detailed with brillant footnotes while beautifully following the Kleinmann family throughout WW2 begining with the Anschluss. ‘And as for the nightmare – why, that would never end so long as life and memory lasted. The dead remained … Continue reading Books I got for my birthday – Pt 2