A Child of the East End ~ Jean Fullerton #BookReview #BlogTour #Corvus #EDPR #4*

Life in Cockney London was tough in the post-war years. The government’s broken promises had led to a chronic housing shortage, rampant crime and families living in squalor. But one thing prevailed: the unbeatable spirit of the East End, a tight-knit community who pulled through the dark times with humour and heart. Drawing on both family history and her own memories of growing up in … Continue reading A Child of the East End ~ Jean Fullerton #BookReview #BlogTour #Corvus #EDPR #4*

The Highland Hens by Judy Leigh #BookReview #BoldwoodBooks #NetGalley #4.5*

‘One of those books that makes you feel good about being alive!’ In the imposing Glen Carrick House overlooking Scotland’s famous Loch Ness, lives eighty-eight-year-old Mimi McKinlay, cared for by her three adult sons. Hamish has inherited his mother’s musical talents, Fin is the responsible brother, and Angus has the complicated and brooding personality to match his dashing good looks. But what all the brothers … Continue reading The Highland Hens by Judy Leigh #BookReview #BoldwoodBooks #NetGalley #4.5*

Small Miracles by Anne Booth #BookReview #RandomHouse #NetGalley #5*

Three nuns play the lottery to save their failing convent, resulting in a story of friendship, community, faith and love. The 1990s are proving tough for the convent. The order of the Sisters of Saint Philomena is down to its three last nuns. The place that Sisters Margaret, Bridget and Cecilia call home is in dire need of repairs and, with no savings and no … Continue reading Small Miracles by Anne Booth #BookReview #RandomHouse #NetGalley #5*

The Moments Between Dreams by Judith F. Brenner #BookReview #GreenleafBookGroupPress #4*

A story of hope, courage, and perseverance Carol misses red flags about Joe’s need for control before she marries him, dashing her dreams for herself and her family. Trouble escalates after their daughter Ellie is paralyzed by the polio virus and Joe returns from WWII. Carol realizes how brutal waking life can be, and she conceals bruises and protects her children the best she can. … Continue reading The Moments Between Dreams by Judith F. Brenner #BookReview #GreenleafBookGroupPress #4*

Marriage & Mayhem for the Tobacco Girls by Lizzie Lane #BookReview #TheTobaccoGirls5 #BoldwoodBooks #NetGalley #5*

Discover the brand new instalment in Lizzie Lane’s bestselling Tobacco Girls series! War is fleeting, but true love last forever… May 1944 Hope and excitement is in the air when news breaks of the allied forces landing in Normandy. D Day has arrived. However, the day-to-day struggles for the Tobacco Girls continue. Carole Thomas wants her old life back. She is burdened with the guilt … Continue reading Marriage & Mayhem for the Tobacco Girls by Lizzie Lane #BookReview #TheTobaccoGirls5 #BoldwoodBooks #NetGalley #5*