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A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night and The Book of Life (All Souls Trilogy) by Deborah Harkness

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I picked the first book up in a local bookshop as it sounded like a book I would enjoy. At the time I didn’t know it was the first book of a series. These are Deborah Harkness’ first novels and overall they make an interesting, intriguing, gripping read. Historical fiction with elements of supernatural and mystery.

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A Discovery of Witches
The first book in the series and we meet Diana Read the rest of this entry

Custard Tarts and Broken Hearts by Mary Gibson

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Custard Tarts and Broken Hearts is Mary Gibson’s debut book and for me it was such an enjoyable read. We follow Nellie Clark in the lead up to the war in 1914 and afterwards. Nellie lives in the Bermondsey area of London where life is hard, everything is hand to mouth and working in factories is a way of life.  Read the rest of this entry

Summer Daydreams by Carole Matthews

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Summer has been great and I have been enjoying the lovely warm summer weather we got this year. Nothing is better than reading a great summer book while relaxing in the park. So I thought Summer Daydreams by Carole Matthews would be perfect to read. I wasn’t disappointed. Read the rest of this entry

A Christmas to Remember by Katie Flynn

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A Christmas to Remember by Katie Flynn was the second of my Christmas season books. (Calling Mrs Christmas by Carole Matthews was the first Christmas season book) I have never read any of Katie Flynn’s books before but picked this one because it is a historical story based in post war Liverpool and seemed interesting. Read the rest of this entry

Calling Mrs Christmas by Carole Matthews

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I wanted a lovely Christmas book to curl on up the sofa and read during the Christmas season and Calling Mrs Christmas by Carole Matthews seemed perfect. I wasn’t disappointed as I loved this story. Carole created a Christmassy story full of sparkle, cheer and love.

We follow Cassie who comes up with an amazing idea,  Read the rest of this entry

The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

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Being Irish I like to read stories featuring Irish lead characters and The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom is historical fiction about an Irish orphan. The story follows the life of Lavinia on a plantation and the slave family she becomes part of. Read the rest of this entry