Guest Review | Dead to Me by Lesley Pearse

I have a guest review for you today from my colleague Laura who is a fan of Lesley Pearse’s writing. Dead to Me is available in digital format and publishes in paperback next week (4th May). Did Dead to Me measure up to Laura’s expectations? Paperback: 512 pages Publisher: Penguin (4 May 2017) Language: English ISBN-10: 1405921048 ISBN-13: 978-1405921046 Two very different women, one unlikely friendship. In the chaos of…

Historical Romance | Under a Sardinian Sky by Sara Alexander

Under a Sardinian Sky is Sara Alexander’s debut novel, however she’s no stranger to the creative arts … as Eva Alexander she has an impressive acting resume including appearing in Dr Who and Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows. Sara based fictional town Simius on her mother’s home town.  It was clear to me, as a reader, that Sara has personal experience of the Sardinian landscape, the culture and the…

Contemporary Fiction | Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses by Carole Matthews

A few years ago I enjoyed getting lost in the creativity at cardmaking/scrapbooking classes (all those techniques, stationery, crafting goodies and colour choices = heaven for me) so I was excited to get started on Carole Matthews new novel, Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses.  Hands up, I do love a Carole Matthews novel but I have to be honest and say I think this is Carole’s best story yet.  What an emotional rollercoaster ……

Dystopian YA | Cecelia Ahern | #PerfectlyFlawed

I’m delighted to be the first stop on the blog tour today for Cecelia Ahern’s YA dystopian series. Flawed, the first novel in the series, shows us a society in which perfection is paramount and mistakes are punished.  Published last year it was a 5* read for me.  Before I share information about the sequel, Perfect, I’d like to share some of my thoughts from Flawed.   This was a…