Finding Jojo Moyes

I don’t know how I have survived my literary life without listening to or reading a Jojo Moyes  paperback. Have loved all that I have experienced so far, in fact I have become a little bit of a Jojo addict and why? …… well each novel offers something different, they don’t follow a format and sometimes they […]

Carte Postales by Victoria Hyslop

What could be better than reading a book that inspires you to travel when you are already a  wanderluster….? I did just that recently when in Casa Heliconia, Sri Lanka. It had been some years since I had read Victoria Hyslop’s The Island so kicking my heels and awaiting the airline to deliver my Lost Luggage I was […]

The Woman Next Door by Cass Green

I don’t know which of the main characters I disliked the most…… was it Melissa with her aloof snobbishness or Hester with her annoying, disapproving awkwardness? Either way they make an unlikely pair. Hester is eager to be a friend of Melissa’s and Melissa is eager to keep Hester at more than an arm’s length. […]

Family Baggage by Monica McInerney

A family saga sweeping from Merryn Bay in Australia to Bath, Cornwall and Cork. Like most families the Turner’s have secrets and one big secret involves Lara the little girl that the Turner family had kindly taken in and cared for. Monica McInerney’s story keeps the reader guessing right to the end. Mum and Dad Turner […]

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 […]