Find the Girl by Helen Phifer

Find the Girl by Helen Phifer Find the Girl is a crime thriller and Book 5 in the Detective Morgan Brookes series, though I hadn’t read any of the previous books and it works perfectly well as a standalone. The story starts back in time, when a twenty-year-old girl gets murdered at Forest Pines campsite.Continue reading “Find the Girl by Helen Phifer”

Finding Edith Pinsent by Hazel Ward

The book opens with Edith (Edie) Pinsent’s final day on Earth in 2017. Then Netta Wilde’s story takes over, two years later. She is now living in Edie’s old house, but was only allowed to buy it if she followed some rules previously set by Edie. Netta had to look after Edie’s dog Maud andContinue reading “Finding Edith Pinsent by Hazel Ward”

The War Girls of Goodwill House

The novel begins at Goodwill House in Stodham, Kent in January 1940. Lady Joanna Harcourt and her seventeen-year-old daughter Sarah live there, while Lord Harcourt is away due to the War. They are struggling financially and Sarah is having to do more of the work the servants would have covered previously. Then they are askedContinue reading “The War Girls of Goodwill House”

Murder on High by Paula Williams

This is the fourth book in the Much Winchmoor Mystery series. It follows the adventures of Kat (Katie) Latcham, who is a journalist, dog walker and barmaid, but also a reluctant detective. As an apparently much-loved resident is murdered in the village, it’s inevitable she will get involved… I loved this from the first coupleContinue reading “Murder on High by Paula Williams”

A Spring Surprise for the Cornish Midwife

MY REVIEW Jess Kennedy is 29 and after a difficult life, she is now happy being a midwife in Port Agnes in Cornwall. She just been approved for foster care when baby boy appears on her doorstep. Jess has had to deal with infertility and has reluctantly accepted she will never be a mother, butContinue reading “A Spring Surprise for the Cornish Midwife”

The Little Shop of Hidden Treasures

The Little Shop of Hidden Treasures by Holly Hepburn Hope Henderson has been widowed for two years and decides to move back to her home city of York to make a fresh start, but nearer to her family. Walking past an antique shop called The Ever After Emporium, she remembers looking in the windows whenContinue reading “The Little Shop of Hidden Treasures”

A Wedding at Hedgehog Hollow by Jessica Redland

This story follows Samantha, who owns a hedgehog rescue centre, and Phoebe who is doing work experience there while studying to become an accountant. We also meet Samantha’s fiancé (the wedding in the title is Samantha and Josh) and various family members and friends. It is a lovely community and we soon come to knowContinue reading “A Wedding at Hedgehog Hollow by Jessica Redland”

Hotel Portofino by J P O’Connell

HOTEL PORTOFINO by J. P. O’Connell It’s Italy in 1926 and an English woman called Bella Ainsworth has recently opened the Hotel Portofino. As the guests arrive, we learn their stories alongside the problems Bella faces too, and also the rising tensions of the political movements in Italy itself. The back cover of the bookContinue reading “Hotel Portofino by J P O’Connell”