REVIEW: District Nurse On Call by Donna Douglas

In brief: The second in the Steeple Street series. Agnes becomes the first nurse in the coal mining village of Bowden, but the locals don't want a nurse. The good: Really picked up as the strike hit and the drama increased. The not-so-good: First part wasn't terribly interesting, as Agnes doesn't show too much character.... Continue Reading →


REVIEW: Dear Mrs Bird by AJ Pearce

In brief: Emmy applies for a job, thinking it's a gateway to becoming a War Correspondent. Unfortunately, she's typing letters for the agony aunt of Woman's Friend magazine. The good: It's sweet and fun with a jolly tone. The not-so-good: So terribly sad in places. Why I chose it: Sent to me by Pan Macmillan... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Twist by Kylie Scott

In brief: It's a case of mistaken identity when Alex goes to meet the man she met online. But Joe has been using brother Eric's account…how can they reclaim the spark when he lied from the start? The good: Witty, funny and heartfelt. The not-so-good: Eric, you're still a tool. Why I chose it: Enjoy... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: The Fortress by S.A. Jones

In brief: Jonathon has come to The Fortress to try to save his marriage. For one year, he will submit to The Vaik and their ways. He will come out of the experience a changed man. The good: Imaginative, raw, blunt and eye opening. The not-so-good: Took me a little while to understand the Vaik... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Red Clocks by Leni Zumas

In brief: In an alternate future America, IVF and abortion are banned with embryos having the right to life. Four women in a small town grapple with this law in different ways. The good: Great premise. The not-so-good: The characters always felt too far removed from me. Why I chose it: Sounded different – I... Continue Reading →

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