Empty Cradles by Margaret Humphreys

Nothing thrills me more than an enforced period of reading time. A chilly weekend away from home, without wifi and a bookcase  of paperbacks I found myself choosing Empty Cradles. A heart wrenching account of one woman’s journey uncovering the UK’s migrant scheme of the mid twentieth century. Stories of abuse both mental and physical, […]

Mother’s Day

So it’s Mother’s Day in the UK, some like to refer to it as Mothering Sunday but I believe over the years it’s become more common to call it Mother’s Day. This can be a specially poignant day for many mother’s as they are unable to buy a card and give flowers in person as […]

After the Lie by Kerry Fisher

Kerry Fisher is my new go to when it comes to new authors. I have been very impressed with her plots and the clever writing of each novel  that I have read or listened to. She is the gift that keeps on giving. The lie is a big one…..Lydia has been keeping this lie for many years……her […]

The Vineyard in Alsace by Julie Stock

The story starts with Fran walking into her bedroom to find her fiancé Paul with another woman. Turning on her heels, she leaves the flat, she leaves Paul, and she leaves London and heads for a vineyard in Alsace and her dream job, only to find her former boyfriend Didier is the new owner and […]