All the Beautiful Girls by Elizabeth J Church

Listening to this audiobook the writer took me to Las Vegas when the strip was relatively new and the likes of ‘Ole Blue Eyes and Sammy Davis Junior were drawing the crowds. You could almost smell the theatrical make up and dust, see the smoke ridden changing rooms and marvel at the sparkle. But life […]

The Peacock Summer by Hannah Richell

I picked this book up in a library in an old manor called The Kandy House in Sri Lanka on a day when rain stopped play and sunbathing. Coincidentally the main ‘character’ of this story was another manor house but this time in England and this time called Cloudsley in deepest Chilterns country. Maggie pulls herself away […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Francesca’s Party ~ Patricia Scanlan

A modern story of our times. Set in Dublin it tells the tale of Francesca and Mark’s marriage as it flounders and blunders its course to divorce. You find yourself  getting frustrated with the main characters as they fight and argue and hurl blame at one another. ….. But of course every cloud has a […]