Five Toasts. Five People. One Lifetime. ‘I’m here to remember – all that I have been and all that I will never be again.’ When All is Said is the beautiful debut novel from Irish writer Anne Griffin. Described as ‘heart-breaking and heart-warming’, this is the story of one man, Maurice Hannigan, as he recounts…
The Binding Imagine you could erase your grief.Imagine you could forget your pain.Imagine you could hide a secret.Forever….. I really do not know how to start and finish with this review. The Binding is described as ‘a genre-defying fusion of history and magic, gripping and pacy, with a twist…’ It is the brainchild of Bridget…
Tigers in Red Weather Summer seemed to arrive at that moment, with its mysterious mixture of salt, cold flesh and fuel. I loved Villa America, the second novel by Liza Klaussmann, (Review HERE ) and once finished I went out to my local book shop and purchased a copy of Tigers in Red Weather, Liza…
A Miracle on Hope Street ‘This Christmas she’ll bring them all together’ A gorgeous pink cover with a sparkly snow globe taking centre stage and surrounded by more sparkles in the shape of snowflakes. Yes folks it’s my final festive read for 2018 and it is the very beautiful A Miracle on Hope Street by…
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…
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.
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 🙂
By Royal Appointment
The love affair that almost destroyed the monarchy
By Royal Appointment is the latest novel from bestselling Irish author A. O’ Connor and is a slight departure for him, as it is his first fictionalised account of real events.
In 1861 nineteen-year-old Bertie, Prince of Wales, began an affair with the Irish actress Nellie Cliffden.
Paris in the Dark ~ Kit Cobb is back
Welcome to the City of Lights
Drawing on his own experience as a war veteran and news reporter, Pulitzer Prize Winner, Robert Olen Butler has created a thriller described as a ‘page-turner with an unmistakable literary quality’ Paris in the Dark is the fourth Kit Cobb novel and has just been released with No Exit Press.