A Night on the Orient Express by Veronica Henry

As a traveller the Orient Express is already on my wish list so with the hook line of ‘A new life is just a ticket away‘ and a cover with turquoise waters and blue skies how could I resist Veronica Henry’s A Night on the Orient Express? The story moves from present day to fifty years ago, intertwining a suite of […]

The Trouble with Goats and Sheep – Joanna Cannon

The bright yellow cover and the unusual title was what drew me to Joanna Cannon’s  story set in the long hot summer of ’76. Yes I remember it well, life was slower, the air was still and heavy and we just couldn’t believe that day after day the heat would continue. I was little older […]

Obsession by Susan Lewis

A fast paced novel centring on Corrie a twenty something much loved daughter of single mother Edwina. Corrie has dreams to leave Ambleside to seek a more exciting life in London but Edwina’s illness is holding her back…..that is until Edwina dies leaving money and a letter which tells Corrie about her father who previously […]

A Hundred Pieces of Me by Lucy Dillon

Is it really possible to get rid of everything but one hundred things????? This is Gina’s story as she embarks on her new life….as she sheds the skin of her marriage to Stuart, she goes through the process of clearing out and in doing so cleanses her spirit and makes room in her tiny new […]

Spilling the beans – Clarissa Dickson Wright

What a rip roaring life Clarissa Dickson Wright enjoyed….perhaps enjoyed is not the right word to use as there were some really deep dark times but none the less her account of those times is as rich as her recipes that she and her cooking partner Jennifer Patterson concocted as they explored the UK on […]