Wives and Lovers by Jane Elizabeth Varley

First class writing from Elizabeth Jane Varley with Wives and Lovers set in the leafy suburb of Wimbledon, London and the middle class town of Marlow. Having just returned from my first visit to this little Thames side town it was purely coincidental to be reading about it in Jane’s great tale of a middle class family […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

The Girl Who JUST APPEARED ~ Jonathan Harvey

No I haven’t made a mistake on the title – this is how it is shown on the front cover of this gorgeous paperback. First time for me to read one of Jonathan’s books and I am definitely going to try another one soon. Holly is adopted and the trail of looking for her birth […]