REVIEW: The Nurses’ War by Victoria Purman

In brief: The story of Cora, a nurse at Harefield Hospital in England during World War I and Jessie, a woman in the village of Harefield. The good: Very meticulously researched. The not-so-good: Some chapters seemed a little bit out of place. Why I chose it: Enjoy Victoria Purman’s novels. Thanks to Harlequin for the... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: The Garden of Hopes and Dreams by Barbara Hannay

In brief: In a small city apartment block, the occupants all have their own secrets and issues. Can a rooftop garden bring them together? The good: A fun, light read with lovely characters. The not-so-good: I would have liked Ned and Jock’s backstories to have a bit more detail. Why I chose it: Sounded like... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Power Play by Julia Banks

In brief: A memoir of politics and guide for women in leadership positions that doesn’t pull any punches. The good: Honest and unflinching. The not-so-good: The treatment of Julia by others. Why I chose it: Saw an interview with Julia on TV. Year: 2021 Pages: 231 Publisher: Hardie Grant Setting: Australia I recently saw an... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Flying the Nest by Rachael Johns

In brief: Ashling is shocked when her husband suggests they separate. Devastated, she just wants her family back together. But when she starts renovating a cottage in a small seaside town, her world expands. The good: Loved the small-town vibe of Ragged Point and its characters. The not-so-good: Ashling needed to do some growing up... Continue Reading →

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