THE BOOK Spain, 1938: The country is wracked by civil war, and as Valencia falls to Franco’s brutal dictatorship, Republican Therese witnesses the murders of her family. Captured and sent to the notorious Las Ventas women’s prison, Therese gives birth to a daughter who is forcibly taken from her. Falkenberg, Sweden, 2016: A wealthy… Continue reading Blog Tour – ‘Blood Song’ by Johana Gustawsson – Book Review
THE BOOK More than fifteen years after the events of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’, the theocratic regime of the Republic of Gilead maintains its grip on power, but there are signs it is beginning to rot from within. At this crucial moment, the lives of three radically different women converge, with potentially explosive results. Two… Continue reading Book Review – ‘The Testaments’ by Margaret Atwood
THE BOOK John Docherty’s mother has just been taken into a nursing home following a massive stroke and she’s unlikely to be able to live independently again. With no other option than to sell the family home, John sets about packing up everything in the house. In sifting through the detritus of his family’s… Continue reading Blog Tour – ‘In The Absence of Miracles’ by Michael J Malone – Book Review.
THE BOOK Alice Wright marries handsome American Bennett Van Cleve hoping to escape her stifling life in England. But small-town Kentucky quickly proves equally claustrophobic, especially living alongside her overbearing father-in-law. So when a call goes out for a team of women to deliver books as part of Eleanor Roosevelt’s new traveling library, Alice… Continue reading Book Review – ‘The Giver of Stars’ by Jojo Moyes