Dog Park…It’s Not All Fun and Games!

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It’s rare that I bring books to my blog that I haven’t personally reviewed, but this one sounded so cute I couldn’t resist sharing it with you! I may not have read it with my boys yet, but it is definitely going on our family reading list. About the book: Dog Park, by Kathryn Kazoleas Publication Date: May 30th, 2021 … Read More

Spikey – a review

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About the book Hedgehogs are ‘Britain’s favourite wild mammal’ and while they certainly are cute, most children and their parents actually know very little about them. Spikey, by Tereza Anteneová, is a new children’s story book for children aged 2-8. It aims to help children learn how hedgehogs live, what they eat and why they are at risk. It is … Read More

Forgive Me – A Review

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About the book: “A secret video tape. A painful truth. A quest for revenge. Investigative journalist, Susan ‘Stripe’ McLachlan, is constantly hounded by eager documentarians for interview requests about the Night Scrawler murders. One of the victims of the mysterious serial killer was a member of her own family, her father. At the peak of her career, her services are … Read More

Everyday Magic: A Review

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I have the absolute pleasure of bringing you a new book review today – not just new to my blog, but it’s publication day so it’s hot off the press too! Set on the edge of Edinburgh, with references to North Berwick and Orkney, through Everyday Magic Charlie Laidlaw brings the Scottish landscape alive. The story centres on Carole and … Read More

To The Fair Land – An Interview With Lucienne Boyce

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Hello fellow book enthusiasts! Today I am delighted and honoured to be bringing you an exclusive interview with the wonderful author Lucienne Boyce. Among other work Lucienne Boyce wrote and published her first novel To The Fair Land in 2012, and it has been reissued this year. Hello Lucienne! Thank you for agreeing to an interview with me, and welcome … Read More

Orange City – A New Sci-Fi On The Block!

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Hello book fans, I have another story to bring your attention to today – Orange City by Lee Matthew Goldberg. I haven’t read this book yet myself, but I do have an excerpt to share which is below, along with all the details! Orange City Expected Publication Date: March 16th, 2021 Genre: Science Fiction/ Dystopian Sci-Fi Imagine a secret, hidden city that … Read More

The Women Who Ran Away

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THE NO. 1 IRISH BESTSELLER!‘One of my favourite authors’ Marian Keyes ‘If you’ve had to cancel your holiday plans this summer, don’t worry – this beautiful new novel will transport you to sunnier climes…’ – HEAT‘S READ OF THE WEEK In Sheila O’Flanagan’s stunning new novel, two women face up to shocking truths about the men they’ve loved – and start … Read More

An Ordinary Life – a review

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From the bestselling author of The Girl in the Corner comes a tale of love, loss—and one last extraordinary dance. Christmas Eve, 2019. Ninety-four-year-old Molly lies in her hospital bed. A stroke and a fall may have broken her body—but her mind is alive with memories. London, 1940s. Molly is a bright young woman, determined to help the war effort and keep … Read More

Man’s First Words – A Review

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About the book: “In a world where words do not exist, a small boy has a big idea. Follow his journey as he teaches his family their first few words. From these small beginnings, with the help of a sabre-toothed tiger, he sets off to change the world!” This beautiful tale of a small boy with a big idea will … Read More

Beneath The Fear – a review

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Beneath The Fear – about the book: ‘Spoilt and indulged since childhood, Samantha Copeland believes bad things only happen to other people. However, after witnessing her husband’s murder during a bank robbery in Oxford, that illusion is cruelly shattered. Traumatised by the experience, Sam eventually retreats to the Cornish coast, where she hopes to heal her fragile state of mind. … Read More