Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Edwardian Ladies' Hat Fashions - Peter Kimptom


Monday, 5 December 2016

Dear Amy - Helen Callaghan



This book is described as a psychological thriller and for me it did not disappoint. I was a little concerned that the subject matter was going to be a little bit more like true crime for my tastes, all that was forgotten once I began to read and was hooked into the story straightaway.

Margot is also going through a tough time in her personal life, and so there was also a sub story going on through the book. This book never lost my interest and I couldn't wait to get back to it to find out what was going to happen next.

The first real shock for me was when it was revealed that Margot had a past that was not immediately obvious. I don't do spoilers so I won't reveal the next twist but I was very surprised by it - and although it was not something I was aware of, I went with it and the book became even more enjoyable. 

The writing is really good and not overly descriptive, which I like. Some parts of the book really made my flesh crawl and the pace of the story varied according to the characters state of mind. A tale well told. 

I'm giving this book 4 out of 5 stars.
My thanks go to Netgalley for a copy of this book to review.

Monday, 28 November 2016

Holding - Graham Norton


Sunday, 13 November 2016

The Sellout - Paul Beatty


Thursday, 3 November 2016

Miracle on 5th Avenue - Sarah Morgan

Hopeless romantic Eva loves everything about Christmas. Even if she is spending it alone housesitting a spectacular Fifth Avenue apartment. What she didn’t expect was to find the penthouse still occupied by its gorgeous–and mysterious–owner.
Bestselling crime writer, and notorious cynic, Lucas Blade has hidden himself away in his penthouse with a deadline looming. But when the blizzard of the century leaves Eva and Lucas snowbound together will Lucas finally see the magic, and happily ever after that Christmas can bring?

I've read a few of Sarah Morgan's books but not in this trilogy. However, the book stands alone and so you can read it without having read the previous books. You can always rely on Sarah for a nice romance and a Christmassy read.
I love that this book has the love interest as Lucas Blade, he was a great character and the fact that he was a crime writer (one of my fav genres) just made it perfect teamed with New York and Christmas! Sarah paints a lovely picture of a snow covered Manhattan with the sparked relationship between Lucas and Eva.
The characters are so well written that I could really visualise them in my minds eye and even begin to second guess how they were about to react. Eva has some great comedic lines which I loved to read.
Every so often it is nice just to escape to another world and Sarah certainly allows you to do that. With trips to Tiffany's, walks down 5th avenue and  snow in Central Park. A magical read - especially the Snowflake Ball at the Plaza Hotel.
I'm giving this book 4 out of 5 stars. My thanks go to Negalley for an advance copy of the book to review.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Missing, Presumed - Susie Steiner


Sunday, 23 October 2016

One Less Problem Without You - Beth Harbison