The Highland Hens by Judy Leigh

I have read several of Judy Leigh’s books and loved them all. She is one of my favourite authors and besides her style of writing and wonderful characters, I love how she writes about older people. In The Highland Hens, the cover has the tagline “Because being old enough to know better, doesn’t mean yourContinue reading “The Highland Hens by Judy Leigh”

Dead Man Deep by Lynne McEwan

This is Book 2 in the series, but can easily be read as a standalone. Detective Inspector Shona Oliver of Dumfries and Galloway Police also works as a volunteer at the Kirkness Lifeboat Station. She is married to Rob. Together they run a boutique B&B and have a daughter called Becca, who is fifteen. WhenContinue reading “Dead Man Deep by Lynne McEwan”

Marriage and Mayhem for the Tobacco Girls by Lizzie Lane

This is Book 5 in the Tobacco Girls series, but can be read as a standalone. This was the first one I have read, but it was easy to understand what was going on. I would like to read them all from the first one though, to discover more about what the characters have beenContinue reading “Marriage and Mayhem for the Tobacco Girls by Lizzie Lane”

The Choice by Penny Hancock

The blurb for this book sounded really intriguing, so I was very keen to read it. The plot is quite psychological thriller, but it’s written more like literary fiction, so the pacing is slower than what you might expect. (This is an observation, rather than a criticism!) Renee Gulliver is the main character. She’s aContinue reading “The Choice by Penny Hancock”

The Lodger by Valerie Keogh

After an intriguing scene-setting first chapter, the second chapter takes us back to five years earlier. Leigh Simon goes to her usual coffee shop for a cappuccino before work. The usually bubbly barista Gina isn’t her normal self that morning and confides to Leigh that she needs to move out of her current place andContinue reading “The Lodger by Valerie Keogh”

The Whisper House by C S Green

The Whisper House is the second novel in a series featuring lead character DC Rose Gifford, but can easily be read as a standalone. Rose is 30 years old and works for UCIT – the Uncharted Crimes Investigation Unit. Uncharted in this case means supernatural. She fancies her colleague DC Adam Lacey, divorced dad ofContinue reading “The Whisper House by C S Green”

A Wedding at Sandy Cove by Bella Osborne

The first thing to say is this book has a stunning cover! It’s a book I would definitely pick up in a shop and you know exactly what kind of novel it’s going to be – as it says on the back, “a perfectly funny, feel-good summer romance” which is one of my favourite genres.Continue reading “A Wedding at Sandy Cove by Bella Osborne”

Remember Me? by Shobna Gulati

I was interested to read this book because I love Shobna Gulati as an actress and also because my own mother is showing some signs of dementia. Reading this book made me love and admire Shobna even more, she’s amazing! The story begins with some background about Shobna’s family, how her parents had married inContinue reading “Remember Me? by Shobna Gulati”

Duty Calls at Goodwill House by Fenella J. Miller

This is the third in the Goodwill House series and as I have read the previous two, I was looking forward to this next installment. The books are set in England during WWII with Lady Joanna Harcourt, the owner of Goodwill House, doing her bit for the war by housing the WAAF girls. Each novelContinue reading “Duty Calls at Goodwill House by Fenella J. Miller”