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