We’ve Got To Stop Meeting Like This by Donna Y. Ferris

This is the story of Donna, who is fifty at the start of the book and lives in the United States. After apparently leading a nice life with two daughters and a holiday home, she discovers her husband has been having an affair. The memoir follows her life as she gets used to all theContinue reading “We’ve Got To Stop Meeting Like This by Donna Y. Ferris”

The Orphan in the Peacock Shawl

MY REVIEW The book begins in Yorkshire in July 1850. Annabelle Wallis lives with Widow Wallis, an elderly woman. We learn that twenty-two years ago, she brought Annabelle home as an orphaned newborn baby from the market and raised her as her daughter. They live a quiet existence, growing produce to sell at the market,Continue reading “The Orphan in the Peacock Shawl”

Fairest Creatures by Karen Taylor

The book is a crime thriller set in 2019. The chapters are short (which I prefer) and each one is told from three characters’ viewpoints. (I love the font their names are in, for the chapter headings.) When Detective Inspector Brandon Hammett hears about a skeletal hand being found in a glass box in woodland,Continue reading “Fairest Creatures by Karen Taylor”

That Certain Spark by Isobel Hart

Claire Everett is 35 and struggling. Her husband of fifteen years has left her for another woman, Bella, taking her business too. She now lives in a one-bedroom apartment with a cat who doesn’t like her much and prefers to get stuck up trees. She spends too much time in her PJs and eating comfortContinue reading “That Certain Spark by Isobel Hart”

Anything You Can Do by B R Maycock

(The Riverside Series Book 2) Caroline Morton is 42 and a housewife/stay-at-home mum. Her husband Noel is a programmer and they have three kids – Orla (13), Jack (11) and Lucas (4) and live in Ireland. When Noel’s boss tells him to start working from home, this changes their life. Caroline gets a job andContinue reading “Anything You Can Do by B R Maycock”

Should I Tell You? by Jill Mansell

MY REVIEW Teddy and May were amazing foster parents and amongst the children they looked after were Amber, Lachlan and Raffaele who met as teenagers. Now May has died, the teens are adults and are all back in Lanrock, Cornwall. The story follows their lives as well as seeing how Teddy has apparently found aContinue reading “Should I Tell You? by Jill Mansell”