The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman

In brief: The story of Rachel Pomie, the mother of impressionist painter Camille Pissarro growing up on the small island of St Thomas. The good: It's real and not only is it incredibly interesting, it's emotional and beautiful. The not-so-good: Took me a little while to get engrossed in the story. Why I chose it:... Continue Reading →

Mailbox Monday 8/6/15

It's cold! It's beginning to get to that time of the year where I contemplate gloves, socks and beanies. Fortunately, I have some good excuses to read thanks to the parcel post man this week, but more below… I did buy a new book this week – The Lost Swimmer by Ann Turner intrigued me... Continue Reading →

Mailbox Monday 24/3/14

I spent yet another gift voucher recently (this time from Christmas) and came away with these two new releases. The Midnight Rose by Lucinda Riley attracted me because of its lovely cover and size (671 pages). This is a story told over four generations, from the British Raj to England and America. There are movie... Continue Reading →

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