Nicholas Sparks – Author Overview

Nicholas Sparks is a multi-award winning author, whose best work has been turned into numerous popular movies. The Longest Ride is a multi-generational novel that follows two couples love-stories, that happen to be link by a car accident and a love for art. Ira Levinson met Ruth, a Jewish refugee from Vienna just before the outbreak of World War II. His service as a pilot … Continue reading Nicholas Sparks – 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

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

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

Jennifer E. Smith – Author Overview

If you love Jenny Han’s To All the Boys I love Before, or ship Jonah+Vivi from Emery Lords novel When We Collided you will adore Jen Smith and her romantic, young adult novels. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight is set during a 24 hour period, mainly in an airport, in which Hadley meets Oliver, a Brit who is also travelling to London … Continue reading Jennifer E. Smith – Author Overview

Pam Jenoff – Kommandant’s Girl Series

Kommandant’s Girl follows Emma Bau who is a young Jewish woman living in Poland when Nazi Germany invade in September 1939, forcing her family into Krakow ghetto while her husband Jacob a member of the resistance has to go on the run. ‘This awful beast of a man, who has killed so many innocents, is offering me absolute, unconditional love. No, not unconditional.’ In order … Continue reading Pam Jenoff – Kommandant’s Girl Series

Emery Lord – Author Overview

When We Collided explores young love, grief and mental illness through the lives of Vivi and Jonah, who meet the summer after the death of Jonah’s father and Vivi’s move to California. Vivi’s free-spirited, adventurous nature brings much needed light and colour to the lives of Jonah and his five younger siblings however her grip on reality begins to slip when she stops taking her … Continue reading Emery Lord – Author Overview

Elisabeth Hyde – Author Overview

The Abortionist’s Daughter is centred around the murder of Diana, Director of the Centre for Reproductive Choice living in colorado with her husband Frank of twenty years. Her 19 year-old daughter Megan is a university students whose relationship with her parents deteriorated following the tragic death of her younger brother. Murder of abortion providers is sadly highly common in America. ‘She’d been sloppy about wearing … Continue reading Elisabeth Hyde – Author Overview