The Lost Brother by Susanna Beard #BookReview #JoffeBooks #4.5*

A brother sent away A sister in a loveless home A father ruthlessly murdered Ricky and Leonora Bates are brother and sister, best friends, allies in a loveless family. They are a constant disappointment to their domineering father. He views Ricky’s quiet bookishness as weakness and Leonora’s feisty intelligence as unbecoming. Then Ricky is sent away to a boarding school in South Africa to “toughen … Continue reading The Lost Brother by Susanna Beard #BookReview #JoffeBooks #4.5*

Janey Trelawney’s Year of Surprising Triumphs by Georgia Hill #BookReview #GoldcrestBooks #4.5*

Janey’s life becomes more disaster movie than romcom when the ruthless Becca steams in to manage Cheney House. Her job as head gardener in peril and her self-confidence in tatters, Janey must fight back. Finding an ally in Will, who’s more Clark Kent than Superman, it’s up to them to save the day while owner Clare is away having her Shirley Valentine moment. It doesn’t … Continue reading Janey Trelawney’s Year of Surprising Triumphs by Georgia Hill #BookReview #GoldcrestBooks #4.5*

Girl A by Dan Scottow #BookReview #BloodhoundBooks #5*

Someone thinks they know who she is… and what she did.  But she insists it’s a mistake. All Beth has ever wanted is a quiet life for her and her family. And that is what she has, until one evening a note is pushed through the door, with two words scrawled in menacing black ink:Found you. As Beth’s neatly crafted life begins to unravel, an … Continue reading Girl A by Dan Scottow #BookReview #BloodhoundBooks #5*

Upturned Earth by Karen Jennings #BookReview #HollandParkPress #4.5*

Upturned Earth is set in Namaqualand, the copper mining district of the Cape Colony, during the winter of 1886. William Hull arrives at the town to take up the position of magistrate, a position that no one else wanted to accept because of the bleak and depressing locale. He finds that the town is run by the Cape Copper Mining Company and the despotic mine … Continue reading Upturned Earth by Karen Jennings #BookReview #HollandParkPress #4.5*

Eleven Days in June by R. P. Gibson Colley #BookReview #TheTalesofLittleLeaf1 #IndieAuthor #4.5*

“I expected a basic (but enjoyable) romantic comedy. Instead, I found something much deeper.” “A genuinely uplifting and beautiful book.” “A gem of a book; an absolute delight to read.” Dan is happy with his life. He just hasn’t started living it yet. Dan Whitaker is 20, lives in a sleepy village in Devon and works in a small DIY shop. He likes numbers and … Continue reading Eleven Days in June by R. P. Gibson Colley #BookReview #TheTalesofLittleLeaf1 #IndieAuthor #4.5*

The Suffragette’s Daughter by Michelle Salter #BookReview #BloodhoundBooks #4.5*

In a world where men rule, can a woman ever succeed? Trainee journalist Iris Woodmore is invited to accompany Mrs Sybil Siddons, only the third woman to ever stand for Parliament, to a debate at the House of Commons. Iris is thrilled but scared. The place holds painful memories. Her mother, Violet, died there when she fell into the River Thames during a daring suffragette … Continue reading The Suffragette’s Daughter by Michelle Salter #BookReview #BloodhoundBooks #4.5*

Muskat Ramble by Mim Eichmann #BookReview #LivingSpringsPublishers #4*

Seamlessly threaded into the emerging hot jazz music scene that captured the hearts of music lovers in 1913 New Orleans, are the themes of the tightening Jim Crow era, World War I and its aftermath of economic ills, political upheavals and epidemics, and the choices, heartbreaks and ultimate decisions of women of all races. At its heart, however, “Muskrat Ramble” is the saga of a … Continue reading Muskat Ramble by Mim Eichmann #BookReview #LivingSpringsPublishers #4*

Project Kaitlyn by Grayson Avery #BookReview #SweetWaterCircle1 #BlogTour #FarcicalPress #RachelsRandomResources #4.5*

Sweet Water, we have a project …. Meet Kaitlyn Colby, a clumsy, inappropriate blurter with self-esteem issues, but also quite handy with an axe. She’s certainly no superhero, but she fights the battles of a single mom with sweet snarkasm. Between work and pining for and co-parenting with her man-child ex (is there any other kind?), Kaitlyn has no time to find that special someone. … Continue reading Project Kaitlyn by Grayson Avery #BookReview #SweetWaterCircle1 #BlogTour #FarcicalPress #RachelsRandomResources #4.5*

The Hidden Child by Louise Fein #CoverReveal #HeadofZeus

I’m delighted to join in the Cover Reveal for The Hidden Child by Louise Fein today; her first novel People Like Us was a wonderful read, and I look forward to reviewing this one. From the outside, Eleanor and Edward Hamilton are the epitome of a perfect marriage but they’re harbouring a shameful secret that threatens to fracture their entire world. London, 1929. Eleanor Hamilton is … Continue reading The Hidden Child by Louise Fein #CoverReveal #HeadofZeus