Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart #BookReview #WinneroftheBookerPrize2020 #Picador #5*

It is 1981. Glasgow is dying and good families must grift to survive. Agnes Bain has always expected more from life. She dreams of greater things: a house with its own front door and a life bought and paid for outright (like her perfect, but false, teeth). But Agnes is abandoned by her philandering husband, and soon she and her three children find themselves trapped … Continue reading Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart #BookReview #WinneroftheBookerPrize2020 #Picador #5*

Yours Cheerfully by A. J. Pearce #BookReview #EmmyLakeChronicles2 #Picador #NetGalley #5*

From the author of Sunday Times Bestseller, Dear Mrs Bird, comes a much hoped-for follow up. Charming, hilarious and inspiring, Yours Cheerfully is just the tonic we’ve all been waiting for. London, September, 1941. Following the departure of the formidable Editor, Henrietta Bird, from Woman’s Friend magazine, things are looking up for Emmeline Lake as she takes on the challenge of becoming a young wartime advice columnist. Her relationship with boyfriend Charles … Continue reading Yours Cheerfully by A. J. Pearce #BookReview #EmmyLakeChronicles2 #Picador #NetGalley #5*

Matilda Windsor is Coming Home by Anne Goodwin #BookReview #InspiredQuill #4.5*

In the dying days of the old asylums, three paths intersect. Henry was only a boy when he waved goodbye to his glamorous grown-up sister; approaching sixty, his life is still on hold as he awaits her return. As a high-society hostess renowned for her recitals, Matty’s burden weighs heavily upon her, but she bears it with fortitude and grace. Janice, a young social worker, … Continue reading Matilda Windsor is Coming Home by Anne Goodwin #BookReview #InspiredQuill #4.5*