Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s topic is ‘Books That Take Place… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday – Books That Are Set in Another Country.
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Kathryn over at Book Date. It’s a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. It’s a great post to organise yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment, and er… add to that ever… Continue reading It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
Every month I aim to read a book that I’ve had sat on the shelves for over six months, in an attempt to clear my backlog and to give older books a little attention. For March I picked ‘The House of Birds’ by Morgan McCarthy which has been sat there for a lot longer than… Continue reading Clearing the Shelves – ‘The House of Birds’ by Morgan McCarthy
THE BOOK It’s 1969, and while the summer of love lingers in London, Gilda is consumed by the mistakes of her past. She walked out on her beloved son Reuben when he was just a boy and fears he’ll never forgive her. When Reuben marries a petite blonde gentile, Gilda takes it as the ultimate… Continue reading Book Review – ‘Bitter’ by Francesca Jakobi
THE BOOK London, 1941. Emmeline Lake and her best friend Bunty are trying to stay cheerful despite the Luftwaffe making life thoroughly annoying for everyone. Emmy dreams of becoming a Lady War Correspondent and when she spots a job advertisement in the newspaper she seizes her chance – but after a rather unfortunate misunderstanding,… Continue reading Book Review – ‘Dear Mrs Bird’ by AJ Pearce
THE BOOK Devastated by a broken engagement, Stella Jackson leaves her old life behind for a new start in rural Scotland. But when she arrives in the remote coastal village of Arisaig, nothing is what she expected. At the edge of Arisaig sits Munro House; grand, imposing and said to be cursed by a string… Continue reading Blog Tour – ‘Beneath the Water’ by Sarah Painter – Book Review
THE BOOK As Montrealer Catherine Day sets foot in a remote fishing village and starts asking around about her birth mother, the body of a woman dredges up in a fisherman’s nets. Not just any woman, though: Marie Garant, an elusive, nomadic sailor and unbridled beauty who once tied many a man’s heart in… Continue reading Blog Tour – ‘We Were the Salt of the Sea’ by Roxanne Bouchard – Book Review
THE BOOK Failing celebrity agent Dermot Jack thinks his luck might have turned when a mysterious Russian oligarch hires him to represent his pop star daughter. Disaffected MI5 officer Anna Preston is just as happy to be handed the chance to resurrect her own career. Little do they know that their paths are about to… Continue reading Blog Tour – ‘The Meal of Fortune’ by Philip Brady- Book Review
Time to share my favourite read of the month! For February it was the outstanding ‘Block 46’ by Johana Gustawsson. I am on the blog tour for the follow-up novel ‘Keeper’ in April and I cannot wait. THE BOOK Falkenberg, Sweden. The mutilated body of talented young jewellery designer, Linnea Blix, is found in a… Continue reading Bookish Corner Read of the Month – February – ‘Block 46’ by Johana Gustawsson