Reputation by Sarah Vaughan

Reputation by Sarah Vaughan Emma Webster is a Labour MP for Portsmouth South and single mum to Flora (14). But after doing an interview with the Guardian Weekend, which causes some controversy, she begins receiving hate mail and threats, both online and in person. Meanwhile, Flora is being bullied by girls at school, especially Leah,Continue reading “Reputation by Sarah Vaughan”

The Mother’s Day Victory by Rosie Hendry

MY REVIEW The novel begins in Oxfordshire, March 1940. Anna, who is Jewish and from Berlin, loses her job as a governess, because the boy’s father has to send him to boarding school. She ends up relocating to Great Plumstead, a village in Norfolk, where she moves into Rookery House to help Thea in theContinue reading “The Mother’s Day Victory by Rosie Hendry”

Death by Decree by Keith Wright

Here’s an excerpt from the book… “The view from across the road was a good one. The two men had parked the car facing the betting shop and were only twenty paces away from the door. It seemed quiet in there – ‘Squires Turf Accountant’ the weathered sign declared. They had only seen three peopleContinue reading “Death by Decree by Keith Wright”


MY REVIEW Joy Browne lives in a farmhouse in the village of Bramleywood, which has been her home for twenty-five years. Since inheriting The Old Dairy, she has been running it as a halfway house, helping people who needed it, as she had been helped years ago. Some of the “waifs and strays” are charactersContinue reading “THE FARMHOUSE OF SECOND CHANCES by Helen Rolfe”

Summer in Bellbird Bay by Maggie Christensen

The novel starts just after Christmas. Ailsa McNeil is fifty-two and lives in Canberra, Australia with her husband Bob. Their sons are in their twenties (Nate and Pat) and have left home, so it’s just the two of them now. They have been married nearly twenty-five years, but Bob has changed and Ailsa is worriedContinue reading “Summer in Bellbird Bay by Maggie Christensen”

The Life You Left Behind by Debbie Howells

MY REVIEW Primary school teacher Casey Cassidy misses going on holiday with her friend, Ellie, after forgetting her passport. This leads to a chance encounter at the airport with Ben Summer, which turns into an intense, loving relationship. But a year later, Ben has gone and Casey escapes to France to try to get herContinue reading “The Life You Left Behind by Debbie Howells”

The Chemist by Lewis Hastings

The terrorist organisation, The Seventh Wave, have previously been captured and imprisoned by the police. But now Romanian criminal Constantin Nicolescu has been released from Belmarsh Prison… When DCI Jason Roberts’s wife is horrifically murdered, emails received by the Metropolitan Police seem to suggest Jason himself was the killer. But he was set up. CanContinue reading “The Chemist by Lewis Hastings”