#BookReview Miss Marley by Vanessa Lafaye & Rebecca Mascull @HQstories @HCinIreland

Miss Marley

A seasonal tale of kindness and goodwill

Before A Christmas Carol there was….Miss Marley.

Miss Marley is a beautifully bound book that was begun by Vanessa Lafaye and completed by her friend Rebecca Mascull. Vanessa Lafaye passed away earlier this year and, due to her illness, she was unable to complete this labour of love, this book that enabled her to express, in her own way, her love for Charles Dickens famous novel, A Christmas Carol.

Vanessa Lafaye was intrigued by Jacob Marley, the business partner of the infamous Scrooge and always wondered why he was destined to a drag chains around forever in the ghostly realm.

With the assistance of fellow author and her very close friend, Rebecca Mascull, Miss Marley was lovingly completed and was published in November by HQ Stories.

Read on for my thoughts…

#BookReview The Key by Kathryn Hughes #TheKey @KHughesAuthor

THE KEY

A hidden note.

A lost love.

A second chance.

The Key is a novel I received a few months back from Headline Review thanks to a shout out from my fellow book blogger Kate Noble over at https://thequietknitterer.wordpress.com/  I haven’t read a book by Kathryn Hughes before but I have read reviews of her previous novels so I was looking forward to reading The Key. Life and other book commitments resulted in a delay in me getting to it but I am delighted today to finally bring you all my thoughts.

#BookReview The Importance of Being Aisling Emer McLysaght & Sarah Breen @MichaelJBooks #Blogtour

The Importance of Being Aisling*

(*That’s ASH-ling-small-town girl, big heart, no clue)

First things first, CONGRATS to Emer McLysaght & Sarah Breen for winning the SPECSAVERS POPULAR FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018 at the An Post Irish Book Awards on Tuesday evening. I was delighted to be there as a guest of writing.ie and yes ladies the ‘curly hair-dos’ were just fab 🙂