Syrian Wives by Anna Halabi #BookReview #IndieAuthor #ShortStoriesAboutSyrianWomen2 #5*

Provocative. Hilarious. Endearing. Another collection of amusing stories by Anna Halabi. Syrian Wives is the sequel to her debut collection Syrian Brides. The stories and characters in this collection are inspired by her personal experiences, as well as those of her relatives and friends. Full of Wit & Wisdom! Having enjoyed Anna Halabi’s previous novel, Syrian Brides, I was delighted to be asked to review … Continue reading Syrian Wives by Anna Halabi #BookReview #IndieAuthor #ShortStoriesAboutSyrianWomen2 #5*

Penny Pinching Tips for the Morally Bankrupt by Libby Ashworth #BookReview #DebutNovel #AtomicVortexPress #4.5*

Penny Pinching Tips for the Morally Bankrupt is a fantastically funny, wonderfully weird, and surprisingly sincere collection of short stories, humor pieces, and miscellaneous bits. In this explosively original debut, Libby Marshall plumbs the depths of suburban despair, female desire, and the ever-present feeling that death could claim us at any moment. Debra, an unhappy billionaire’s wife, decides to resurrect the 18th-century trend of hiring … Continue reading Penny Pinching Tips for the Morally Bankrupt by Libby Ashworth #BookReview #DebutNovel #AtomicVortexPress #4.5*

Just A Phase by Louisa Hart #BookReview #Justa.series1 #DMPress #4.5*

Lizzie Mitchell is on maternity leave from her London marketing manager’s job but this time she isn’t going back. After the birth of her second child Lizzie has handed in her notice, waved goodbye to the nightmarish commute and is happy to embrace stay-at-home-mummy duties. That is, until her other half James loses his job and decides to start a business in a field he … Continue reading Just A Phase by Louisa Hart #BookReview #Justa.series1 #DMPress #4.5*

The Spy Who Inspired Me by Stephen Clarke #BookReview #BlogTour #pAf #HelenRichardsonPR #4.5*

For legal reasons, this novel does not mention J*mes B*nd. Which is a shame, because it is a comedy spy story based on the idea that I*n Fl*ming’s famously macho secret agent might have been inspired by a woman …  It is April 1944, and chic armchair naval officer Ian Lemming is accidentally beached in Nazi-occupied Normandy. With no access to a razor or clean … Continue reading The Spy Who Inspired Me by Stephen Clarke #BookReview #BlogTour #pAf #HelenRichardsonPR #4.5*

A Village Vacancy by Julie Houston #BookReview #BlogTour #Aria #NetGalley #5*

From the bestselling author of A Village Affair comes a laugh out loud new Westenbury tale… As the Yorkshire village of Westenbury mourns the loss of one of their own, the women can’t help but contemplate who will fill the vacancy in one handsome widower’s life… Grace Stevens has decided it’s time to move on without her husband. He’s off gallivanting around Devon in search of a … Continue reading A Village Vacancy by Julie Houston #BookReview #BlogTour #Aria #NetGalley #5*

The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman #BookReview #Penguin #NetGalley #5*

In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet up once a week to investigate unsolved murders. But when a brutal killing takes place on their very doorstep, the Thursday Murder Club find themselves in the middle of their first live case. Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron might be pushing eighty but they still have a few tricks up their sleeves. Can our unorthodox but … Continue reading The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman #BookReview #Penguin #NetGalley #5*

Eudora Honeysett is Quite Well, Thank You by Annie Lyons #BookReview #OneMoreChapter #NetGalley #5*

Eudora Honeysett is done – with all of it. Having seen first-hand what a prolonged illness can create, the eighty-five-year-old has no intention of leaving things to chance. With one call to a clinic in Switzerland she takes her life into her own hands. But then ten-year-old Rose arrives in a riot of colour on her doorstep. Now, as precocious Rose takes Eudora on adventures … Continue reading Eudora Honeysett is Quite Well, Thank You by Annie Lyons #BookReview #OneMoreChapter #NetGalley #5*