The Old Girls' Network by Judy Leigh Book Review

The Old Girls’ Network by Judy Leigh is an uplifting novel about two sisters in their seventies reconnecting after a lifetime of butting heads due to their vastly different personalities. Good-natured Pauline’s peaceful life in an idyllic English village is about to be disrupted as her outspoken sister Barbara moves in to convalesce after an illness. Village life is not what Barbara is used to and when Pauline brings home

The Paid Bridesmaid by Sariah Wilson Book Review

The Paid Bridesmaid by Sariah Wilson is a contemporary romance. Rachel Vinson runs a successful events planning company that offers their wedding clients the option of having professional bridesmaids as part of their wedding party. Hired by social media It Girl influencer Sadie to be her bridesmaid at her wedding to a founder of an up and coming tech startup. With the run-up to Sadie’s wedding being filmed and the

The Woman on the Orient Express by Lindsay Jayne Ashford Book Review

The Woman on the Orient Express by Lindsay Jayne Ashford is a fictionalised account of what happened to Agatha Christie when her marriage ended. Heartbroken by the dissolution of her marriage Agatha Christie boards the Orient Express under the guise of Mary Miller. On the train, she meets a cast of people each with their own secrets that they are running from or trying to hide. Nancy Nelson, newlywed and married with

Layla by Colleen Hover Book Review

I was looking for a book that was a little different than what I usually read but that would still scratch my suspense genre itch when I came across Layla by Colleen Hoover. While she generally writes more within the romance genre she stepped into the suspense game in 2020 with Verity and now she is back with Layla which fits firmly into the paranormal suspense genre for me. Leeds

Lying with Lions by Annabel Fielding Book Review

Lying with Lions by Annabel Fielding is an Edwardian historical fiction novel set in the grand home of the Bryant family. Agnes Ashford has been hired as an archivist for the Bryant family, her mammoth task is to use the documents and artefacts stored in the 12-mile maze of tunnels under the castle to create a timeline and history of the family. Agnes’ ambition and curiosity draws her closer to

Come Sundown by Nora Roberts

Come Sundown by Nora Roberts is a suspense-filled novel perfect for when you want to get lost in a page-turner. Bodine Longbow runs her family’s resort in Western Montana. Dedicated to her job she has no time for anything else not even love. When the head rancher resigns her childhood crush Callen Skinner, returns to take his place after a stint as a horse trainer for Hollywood studios, she starts

It All Comes Back to You by Beth Duke

It All Comes Back to You by Beth Duke is a women’s’ fiction novel that explores the impact of how decisions, even seemingly small ones have the ability to completely change the lives that we have planned for ourselves. Ronni Johnson is a nurse at an assisted living facility where she meets charming, enigmatic Violet who upon her death bequeaths Ronni the means to write a book about her life

Regretting you by Colleen Hoover Review

Regretting You by Colleen Hoover is a novel that explores the relationship between a mother and daughter after the untimely death of their husband and father. Morgan Grant married her high school sweetheart Chris after learning she was pregnant at 17. Fast forward 17 happy years of family life and Morgan and her daughter Clara’s lives are upended when Chris dies in a car accident. While struggling to figure out

The Other Side of Forestlands Lake by Carolyn Elizabeth Review

The Other Side of Forestlands Lake by Carolyn Elizabeth is a second-chance romance enrobed in a suspenseful, paranormal mystery. Willa Dunford is a popular YA author who is returning with her troubled younger sister, Nicole, to her family cabin at Forestland Lake that was the site of a tragedy that broke up her family many years ago. During her stay, she is reunited with her childhood best friend and first

The Little Shop of Found Things by Paula Brackston

The Little Shop of Found things by Paula Brackston is a time travel novel with a good dose of romance. Xanthe and her mother, Flora move to the charming little town of Marlborough leaving behind them broken relationships and the lives they no longer want to live. In their future is an almost derelict antique shop that they have polled their life savings to bring back to life and pin