The Silent Wife by Kerry Fisher

Cleverly written this wry tale of a closely knit Italian family surprises the reader on every page. Set in Brighton and Tuscany the story is narrated by the two English daughter in laws Maggie and Lara who in their own way find it somewhat a trial being a daughter in law of Anna the Italian […]

Fast Friends by Jill Mansell

What a fab story this is. Jill tells me that she wrote this book more than thirty years ago…….. where has that time gone? I have a son that age! Fast Friends has stood the test of time. Three schoolfriend, Loulou, Camilla and Roz are ‘reunited’ as adults. Their paths have crossed once again albeit […]

Last Dance in Havana by Rosanna Ley

From the sultry heat of a Cuban dance floor in Old Havana to the cooling sea breezes of Bristol this story neatly hops from one continent to another cleverly weaving two love stories together. These love stories do not run smoothly of course, there is Elisa and Duardo split from each other due to conflicting […]

The Island Escape by Kerry Fisher

Being a traveller and a reader how could I resist this title An Island Escape, having loved The Silent Wife by Kerry I was keen to listen to this romp through England, Sardinia and Corsica and truly I was not disappointed with this first class audiobook. Octavia and Roberta, Roberta and Ocatavia, two friends, true friends through […]

A chat with Dinah Jefferies

Thank you so much to Dinah Jefferies for agreeing to feature on the Author’s Chats strand. I’m a keen traveller and in particular love Asia so combining my love of travel with a top read  ticks the box more than twice over with Dinah’s books.  I have asked Dinah a few questions and here is what she […]

The Secrets of Happiness – Lucy Diamond

There appears to be many secrets of happiness but I am only going to let you into a couple! Sibling love and creativity should be enough to whet your appetite for Lucy Diamond’s 2016 novel set mainly in Hereford with a smattering of Birmingham and Manchester mentions! Rachel goes off on a day adventure to […]