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November 23, 2022

Happy Place by Emily Henry
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Emily Henry is officially a staple author for me. I’d enjoyed her other books before, so knew I was in for another gorgeous, funny, romantic read but she even surpassed my expectations this time. All characters felt really rounded and the will-they w ...more

November 04, 2022

The Marlow Murder Club by Robert Thorogood
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Murders never happen in Marlow, do they?

This was charming cosy crime mystery, full of quirky, witty heroines and clever, cantankerous bad guys. The book really delivered on the intricacies of the crime itself, which I can’t describe here without spo
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October 16, 2022

A Dowry of Blood by S.T. Gibson
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A dowry of blood, a domestic tyrant, a bride pushed to her limits… this read was exactly what I expected from the Dracula tale retold through the eyes of a strong female lead. Constanta’s voice was engaging and I was keen to hear what happened next a ...more

September 30, 2022

How to Kill Men and Get Away With It by Katy Brent
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How to Kill Men and Get Away with It is as darkly funny as a vegan serial killer. It read like a female Dexter meets Gossip Girl set in London - and it was fantastic. Kitty is a character to obsess over. Her journey made for a fun read where you find ...more

July 08, 2022

Nobody But Us by Laure Van Rensburg
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For this one, unfortunately the hook gripped me more than the book itself. It checks enough boxes of being atmospheric, interesting premise with the complexity of a professor/student relationship and was gripping at times, but mostly I felt the pace ...more

June 18, 2022

Nettle & Bone by T. Kingfisher
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She doesn’t want to marry the prince, she wants to kill him…
I’ve never read a book quite like this before, where a dark fairytale horror story is at once creepy and charming, when I could go from chuckling at the dry wit of the characters to horrifie
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June 12, 2022

Book Lovers by Emily Henry
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based on two book lovers? Who could ever ask for more!
The book does exactly what you hope it will, with all the joy of a small town romance and a book theme to boot.
I loved Nora and Charlie’s connection and how the knots of the plot untangled (I wo
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April 23, 2022

The Resistance Girl by Mandy  Robotham
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See the war through her eyes…

I expected a good war fiction novel, with the unique perspective the blurb offered - and that’s exactly what I read. It was horrifying to learn about the baby farms during ww2 (something I hadn’t come across before) and
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March 26, 2022

The Maid by Nita Prose
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Molly the maid sees everything, even if no one sees her…

I expected an intriguing crime novel with some good twists, but The Maid proved to be so much more than that. I’ve not loved a book with such a special main character like this, since I read Mar
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March 05, 2022

The Woman Who Took a Chance by Fiona Gibson
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The perfect reverse holiday romance! Ex-air hostess Jen proves it’s never too late to date as she heads online to find the perfect chap to take to on a Santorini holiday prize…

I expected this book to be uplifting and, with its hooky premise, to have
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February 22, 2022

The Start of Something by Miranda Dickinson
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Is it one message in the window, or the start of something special?

I expected (and needed) an uplifting romance, with realistic relatable characters and a meet-cute with a difference - which is exactly what I got! The notes in the window were a sweet
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