Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 29/3/21

Last week went by very quickly in a blue of emails, phone calls and in the evening, turning off from it all. Here are the books I received recently: The Hope Flower by Joy Dettman (available tomorrow) was a surprise from Pan Macmillan. Lori is one of 12 siblings and to make things more difficult,... Continue Reading →

Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 23/3/20

A very different world this week. I haven't done a lot of reading because I've been out stalking toilet paper for sale for older folk but I think that will change. Everything I have planned has been cancelled, bar one event (which I'm expecting that will be cancelled today). My five-month holiday has turned out... Continue Reading →

Mailbox Monday 16/2/15

I think it can be safely said that I'm glad last week is over as it was pure chaos! Luckily for me, it wasn't all bad as there were definitely some highlights in the mailbox. (One of these days I will get to a bookshop!) Let's get straight on to the good stuff! The first... Continue Reading →

Meant to Be by Fiona McCallum

In brief: The third (and possibly final book in The Button Jar series) has Emily growing stronger and more secure as a person. (Read more here). The good: Lovely to catch up with the characters and follow their lives. The not-so-good: There are no huge dramas, just small hiccups. Why I chose it: Really enjoyed... Continue Reading →

Time Will Tell by Fiona McCallum

In brief: The second book in the Button Jar series follows Emily as she tries to rebuild her life – but there's no way she could have seen this happening… The good: Ends on a more uplifting note than Saving Grace. The not-so-good: Poor Emily really needs an injection of confidence (although she is getting... Continue Reading →

Mailbox Monday 17/3/14

Another busy one this week! I seem to have been dashing about everywhere, but getting some reading done in between times. Thank goodness for our lovely Parcel Post man, he always drops in at the right time! The first book I received was from The Reading Room and Simon & Schuster. Jane Thynne's The Winter... Continue Reading →

Saving Grace by Fiona McCallum

A quick rundown… Emily, trapped in a cruel marriage, longs to escape. Once she does, there's a lot of hurdles to rebuild her life. Strengths: Realistic portrayal of life in a small country town and a gentle read Weaknesses: Ending is quite open (is a sequel in the works?) Why I read it: Sent to... Continue Reading →

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