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History, fantasy and stalking… recent reads

Sisters of Treason by Elizabeth Fremantle This is definitely one of the best historical novels which I have ever read. It focuses on the story of the sisters of Jane Grey, the girl who was queen of England for nine days after the death of Edward VI. Catherine and Mary Grey have been somewhat forgotten by history, but after the…

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Instant mood boosters

Sometimes we all feel a bit down in the dumps or need a way to lift our mood after a long, tiring day. Here are my favourite mood boosters which take little time at all: Find a new recipe and plan a trip to buy the ingredients If you love food, then finding a new recipe on a blog or…

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My Kindle single recommendations

A few years ago I read a lot of chick lit and blockbuster novels by authors such as Tasmina Perry, but now I barely touch that kind of book. Recently though, I have begun to feel an itch for sweet contemporary women’s fiction, and I thought that Kindle singles or novellas would be a good way to get that fix….

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A revenge thriller with a bitter taste

Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan is a revenge thriller with a hook that can’t fail to entice any reader. Frances saw her parents murdered aboard the yacht they were travelling on, by merciless gunmen who killed everyone on board. Everyone except the powerful Senator Wells, his son Grey, and Frances. But they told the world that a wave…

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3 thrillers which will get under your skin

Here are my picks of some thrillers that may not have been hugely enjoyable but still got under my skin… The Book of You by Claire Kendal This was a hugely uncomfortable read. Clarissa has a stalker who is ruining her life, a one night stand who won’t accept that they have no future. When she is selected for jury…

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Bookish feelings

Books can take me on a rollercoaster ride of emotions. Here is how I like books to make me feel. Happy It’s an obvious one, but I read because I enjoy it and it gives me happiness. Just to be reading makes me joyful, no matter what type of book I am reading. I make a point of reading daily…

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