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

Books I was given for my Birthday

Amazingly I was gifted five books for my 21st, all of which I had not read which is frankly a miracle, given the amount of books I own. Step by Step follows Simon Reeve through his amazing adventures traveling around the world (often to countries I have never even heard of) while showing the world truly as it is, the good, the bad and sometimes … Continue reading Books I was given for my Birthday

Niacinamide – My Favourite Serums

I use a Niacinamide serum religiously everyday as it has really helped calm down my angry, inflamed skin while regulating oil production minizing my pores. The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% is a lightweight, oil free serum perfect for acne prone skin. It comes in a 30ml glass bottle with a pipette dropper helping fulfill your inner scientist dreams (although that could just be … Continue reading Niacinamide – My Favourite Serums

Huntley Fitzpatrick – Author Overview

My Life Next Door questions whether family loyalty is more important than doing the right thing or even if morality is necessary for a clear conscience. It follows 17 year old Samantha Reed, who befriends her next door neighbours the Garretts, all 10 of them, in particularly athlete Jase one long summer, against her controlling mother’s expressed wishes. ‘If Jase knocked on the window again … Continue reading Huntley Fitzpatrick – Author Overview

Diane Chamberlain – Keeper of the Light

Keeper of the Light follows Dr Olivia Simon who was involved in treating ‘Saint’ Annie O’Neill at Christmas who was shot while serving at a local womens centre, Annie ultimately dies. However these two womens lives are already entwined as Annie has been having an affair with Paul, Olivia’s husband after they reconnected after attended Boston Uni together. ‘She was such a powerful person – … Continue reading Diane Chamberlain – Keeper of the Light