Forget Russia by L. Bordetsky-Williams #BookReview #TailwindsPress #4.5*

“Your problem is you have a Russian soul,” Anna’s mother tells her. In 1980, Anna is a naïve UConn senior studying abroad in Moscow at the height of the Cold War—and a second-generation Russian Jew raised on a calamitous family history of abandonment, Czarist-era pogroms, and Soviet-style terror. As Anna dodges date rapists, KGB agents, and smooth-talking black marketeers while navigating an alien culture for … Continue reading Forget Russia by L. Bordetsky-Williams #BookReview #TailwindsPress #4.5*

The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles #BookReview #JohnMurrayPress #NetGalley #4*

In the darkness of war, the light of books – how librarians defied the Nazis PARIS, 1939 Odile Souchet is obsessed with books, and her new job at the American Library in Paris – with its thriving community of students, writers and book lovers – is a dream come true. When war is declared, the Library is determined to remain open. But then the Nazis … Continue reading The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles #BookReview #JohnMurrayPress #NetGalley #4*

Gerta by Katerina Tuckova #BookExtract #BlogTour #AmazonCrossing #OvertheRiverPR

My thanks to Rachel Gul of Over the River PR for my spot on this tour. * * * The award-winning novel by Czech author Kateřina Tučková—her first to be translated into English—about the fate of one woman and the pursuit of forgiveness in a divided postwar world. 1945. Allied forces liberate Nazi-occupied Brno, Moravia. For Gerta Schnirch, daughter of a Czech mother and a German … Continue reading Gerta by Katerina Tuckova #BookExtract #BlogTour #AmazonCrossing #OvertheRiverPR

A Deadly Deal by Simon Fairfax #BookReview #BlogTour #Dealseries1 #RachelsRandomResources #5*

Moneymakers are king, no matter their methods. When an honest man stumbles into their world of deceit, will they drag him down to destruction? London, 1986. Rupert Brett is eager to make his mark. But even though he’s newly qualified to tackle jobs within the cutthroat property brokering industry, his ambitions are blunted when he must face off against ruthless competitors. And with his career … Continue reading A Deadly Deal by Simon Fairfax #BookReview #BlogTour #Dealseries1 #RachelsRandomResources #5*

The Fussy Virgin by McGarvey Black #BookReview #BloodhoundBooks #4.5*

How do you find your soulmate if you don’t know their name? After another unsuccessful relationship and determined to find “the one”, twenty-nine-year-old New Yorker, Callie Swan, an aspiring author who makes her living as a phone marketer, reclaims her virginity and begins writing a guide for finding your soulmate. On Valentine’s Day, while conducting an opinion poll, the call connects her to Patrick Walsh.  When their ten-minute call … Continue reading The Fussy Virgin by McGarvey Black #BookReview #BloodhoundBooks #4.5*

Finding Love at Mermaid Terrace by Kate Forster #BookReview #BlogTour #Aria #NetGalley #4*

Love comes when you least expect it… Tressa Buckland likes her quiet life in Port Lowdy, with its cobbled streets and colourful terraced houses overlooking the sea. Her job at the local paper allows her to pursue her art in her free time, with no one but her tabby cat Ginger Pickles to mind her in Mermaid Terrace. But then the owner of the paper … Continue reading Finding Love at Mermaid Terrace by Kate Forster #BookReview #BlogTour #Aria #NetGalley #4*

Space Hopper by Helen Fisher #BookReview #SimonandSchusterUK #NetGalley #3.5*

THE MOST EXTRAORDINARY DEBUT OF 2021  ‘I really enjoyed Space Hopper. It’s such an unusual, intriguing novel. It’s the first in ages that actually *interested* me.’ Marian Keyes  This is a story about taking a leap of faithAnd believing the unbelievable  They say those we love never truly leave us, and I’ve found that to be true. But not in the way you might expect. In … Continue reading Space Hopper by Helen Fisher #BookReview #SimonandSchusterUK #NetGalley #3.5*

Black Widows by Cate Quinn #BookReview #Orion #NetGalley #4.5*

Blake’s dead. His wife killed him.The question is: which one? ‘Utterly compelling’ MARIAN KEYES‘Intense, gripping, superb’ WILL DEAN‘Brilliantly twisty’ ELLY GRIFFITHS‘Absolutely thrilling’ ALEX MICHAELIDES The only thing the three women had in common was their husband.And, as of this morning, that they’re each accused of his murder. Blake Nelson moved into a hidden stretch of land – a raw paradise in the wilds of Utah – where he lived with … Continue reading Black Widows by Cate Quinn #BookReview #Orion #NetGalley #4.5*

Asking for a Friend by Andi Osho #BookReview #HQ #NetGalley #4*

‘Witty, pacy and joyful. A truly uplifting celebration of friendship’ Beth O’Leary No woman gets left behind Three best friends are going to solve their relationship woes once and for all Forty-something Jemima’s life is on track – well, sort of, she just need to bat her niggly ex away for good. Twenty-something Meagan is in the midst of her five-phase plan and is nearly ready … Continue reading Asking for a Friend by Andi Osho #BookReview #HQ #NetGalley #4*

Before I Saw You by Emily Houghton #BookReview #TransworldDigital #NetGalley #4.5*

CAN YOU FALL IN LOVE WITH SOMEONE YOU’VE NEVER SEEN? Alice and Alfie are strangers. But they sleep next to each other every night. Alfie Mack has been in hospital for months recovering from an accident. A new face on the ward is about as exciting as life gets for him right now, so when someone moves into the bed next to him he’s eager … Continue reading Before I Saw You by Emily Houghton #BookReview #TransworldDigital #NetGalley #4.5*