Jenny Han – Author Overview

Like many people I am anxiously waiting for February 14th not because I’m wondering about how many valentine day cards I’ll be getting, but because the sequel to the Netflix smash hit To All The Boys I loved Before will be released. The Netflix adaption of Jenny Han’s touching YA novel propelled Noah Centineo to Heartthrob status overnight and Lana Condor became a major to … Continue reading Jenny Han – Author Overview

Julian Fellowes – Author Overview

Julian Fellowes is a multi-award winning writer, whose most famous for writing the smash historical hit Downton Abbey, and the Oscar winning Gosforth Park. As a history buff I completely adored Downton Abbey, with all it’s gorgeous architecture, clothing and dramatic storylines (Mary-Matthews, will they, won’t they, OMG he’s dead). After a bit of Googling trying to fill the hole when the series ended, I … Continue reading Julian Fellowes – Author Overview

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

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