Dorothy Koomson – Author Overview pt1

Marshmallows for breafast beautifully shows the importance of family and the fact that family is built around love and friendship, not blood. ‘No, you need my friendship and understanding and support.’ I didn’t want him here. I’d been fine all this time on my own, keeping my secret, coping on my own. ‘I want to be alone.’ ‘Don’t try and shut me out, Kendra, it’s … Continue reading Dorothy Koomson – Author Overview pt1

Kate Furnivall – Author Overview

The Liberation follows 21 year old, Caterina Lombardi’s struggle to prove her deceased father’s innocence when he is accused of treason by the Allied Army, at the end of the Second World War. Caterina’s pursuit of the truth will bring new friends into her life, the chaos of Cavaleri family and more danger than ever, especially when she ends up involved with the Italian Camorra. … Continue reading Kate Furnivall – Author Overview

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

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