The Woman Who Would Be King book review

I have always had an interest in Ancient Egypt, but I have never done any reading on the subject. But this book was simply too tantalising to resist. It is a biography of Hatshepsut, an amazing woman who was a female pharaoh, a female king. My curiosity well and truly piqued, I jumped in to the pages with glee. Having…

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Gone Girl book review

Yes, I know I’m the last person in the world to read this book, but I simply must share my thoughts about it! I found myself getting caught up in the hype of the film, and as the book lover within me rose to the surface, I had to read the book first. I don’t often go for thrillers, but…

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The Lemon Grove book review

I’d seen mixed reviews for this novel, and usually that doesn’t draw me to a book, but this time I couldn’t resist as I was looking for a romantic thriller type of thing, and this looked as though it might fit my expectations. The novel tells the story of a couple who are on holiday in Mallorca and due to…

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Little lies book review

This lady is one of my absolute favourite authors, and I leapt at the chance of reading this book as soon as it came out in hardback. I simply could not resist. The book tells the story of three women who are friends and whose children all attend the same school. Madeleine is my favourite character; she’s sassy and loves…

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Life is a Gift book review

To have begun reading this book and then to discover that the author has left this life was quite upsetting. My instinct had been to write to this lovely lady and thank her for her illuminating book. ‘Life is a Gift’ had been on my bookshelf for a few months before I finally decided to sit down and read it….

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The Rose Petal Beach book review

Previously I have enjoyed The Ice Cream Girls and The Women He Loved Before by this author, so it didn’t take long to decide I wanted to read this book. She writes very compelling novels with a twist and a dash of crime and mystery. Dorothy Koomson doesn’t sit easily in the chick lit genre; she is probably a bit…

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