Why Mummy Swears by Gill Sims #BookReview #WhyMummy2 #HarperCollins #4*

The hilarious second novel, and Sunday Times No 1 Bestseller, from author of the smash hit Why Mummy Drinks. Monday, 25 July The first day of the holidays. I suppose it could’ve been worse. I brightly announced that perhaps it might be a lovely idea to go to a stately home and learn about some history. As soon as we got there I remembered why I … Continue reading Why Mummy Swears by Gill Sims #BookReview #WhyMummy2 #HarperCollins #4*

The Library of Lost and Found by Phaedra Patrick #BookReview #HQ #4.5*

A librarian’s discovery of a mysterious book sparks the journey of a lifetime in the delightful new novel from the bestselling author of The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper. Librarian Martha Storm has always found it easier to connect with books than people, though not for lack of trying. She keeps careful lists of how to help others in her notebook. And yet, sometimes it feels … Continue reading The Library of Lost and Found by Phaedra Patrick #BookReview #HQ #4.5*

Why Mummy Drinks by Gill Sims #BookReview #WhyMummy1 #Harper Collins #4.5*

The smash hit Sunday Times bestseller Tuesday 8th September First day back at school. I am going to 100% nail being a school mummy this year. I can totally do this. Yes, this year is definitely going to be much better – I am absolutely not going to shout at the children, let them stuff their faces with crisps or goggle away on the iPad. … Continue reading Why Mummy Drinks by Gill Sims #BookReview #WhyMummy1 #Harper Collins #4.5*

For the Love of Friends by Sara Goodman Confino #BookReview #DebutNovel #LakeUnion #4.5*

A sharp and hilariously relatable novel about the business of weddings, the toll they can take, and the lengths one exasperated bridesmaid will go to for the love of friends. Lily Weiss is her mother’s worst nightmare: thirty-two and single—the horror! She’s also a talented writer but hides behind a boring job at a science foundation. To her friends, she’s reliable and selfless, which is … Continue reading For the Love of Friends by Sara Goodman Confino #BookReview #DebutNovel #LakeUnion #4.5*

Shh .. It’s Our Secret by Lizzie Chantree #BookReview #BHCPress #NetGalley #4.5*

Violet has a secret that could change the lives of everyone she knows and loves, especially the regulars at the run-down café bar where she works. After losing her parents at a young age, they are the closest thing she has to a family and she feels responsible for them. Kai is a jaded music producer who has just moved outside of town. Seeking solitude … Continue reading Shh .. It’s Our Secret by Lizzie Chantree #BookReview #BHCPress #NetGalley #4.5*

The Best Things by Mel Giedroyc #BookReview #HeadlineReview #NetGalley #2*

Could the worst day of Sally Parker’s life be the best thing that ever happened to her? Sally Parker had a morbid fear of big social events and it was for this reason that she was crouching down low in the shoe section of her wardrobe…Sally Parker is struggling to find the hero inside herself.All she wants to do is lie down.Her husband Frank has lost his business, their … Continue reading The Best Things by Mel Giedroyc #BookReview #HeadlineReview #NetGalley #2*

Dog Days by Ericka Waller #BookReview #Transworld Digital #NetGalley #4.5*

George is very angry. His wife has upped and died on him, and all he wants to do is sit in his underpants and shout at the cricket. The last thing he needs is his cake-baking neighbour Betty trying to rescue him. And then there’s the dog, a dachshund puppy called Poppy. George doesn’t want a dog – he wants a fight. Dan is a counsellor with … Continue reading Dog Days by Ericka Waller #BookReview #Transworld Digital #NetGalley #4.5*

I Give It A Year by Helen Whitaker #BookReview #Trapeze #NetGalley #4*

Her husband’s moved out – and her dad’s moved in…Curl up with the page-turning story full of emotion about family, marriage and second chances It’s New Year’s Eve, and Iris has just found out that her husband, Adam, is cheating on her. Furious, she kicks him out, and enlists her Dad to move in and help with the children whilst she tries to mend her … Continue reading I Give It A Year by Helen Whitaker #BookReview #Trapeze #NetGalley #4*

The Great Escape from Woodlands Nursing Home by Joanna Nell #BookReview #HodderandStoughton #NetGalley #4*

At nearly ninety, retired nature writer Hattie Bloom prefers the company of birds to people, but when a fall lands her in a nursing home she struggles to cope with the loss of independence and privacy. From the confines of her ‘room with a view’ – of the car park! – she dreams of escape. Fellow ‘inmate’, the gregarious, would-be comedian Walter Clements also plans … Continue reading The Great Escape from Woodlands Nursing Home by Joanna Nell #BookReview #HodderandStoughton #NetGalley #4*

Heading Over the Hill by Judy Leigh #BookReview #BlogTour #BoldwoodBooks #NetGalley #RachelsRandomResources #5*

Growing old disgracefully and having a grand old time… Billy and Dawnie may be in their seventies, but that won’t stop them taking chances or starting again. Their grown-up children have families and lives of their own, so now it’s Billy and Dawnie’s turn, and a life near the sea in Devon beckons. But the residents of Margot Street (or Maggot Street as Dawnie insists … Continue reading Heading Over the Hill by Judy Leigh #BookReview #BlogTour #BoldwoodBooks #NetGalley #RachelsRandomResources #5*