Review: The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton

The Clockmaker’s Daughter is another winner for Kate Morton. I’m in awe of her storytelling ability: she expertly weaves together past and present, while holding the book’s secret right until the end. Her latest novel contains all of the elements we’ve come to expect from her: different timelines; a grand, old house; and, of course, … Continue reading Review: The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton

Review: How Do You Like Me Now? by Holly Bourne

I am already a big Holly Bourne fan, having enjoyed the Spinster Club series and It Only Happens in the Movies, so I was keen to see how her first adult novel would compare. I think existing fans will find a lot to like here, particularly those like me who are a bit older than … Continue reading Review: How Do You Like Me Now? by Holly Bourne

Review: To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

I am a big fan of retellings of fairy tales, but don’t expect a straightforward version of The Little Mermaid. Rather than getting a prince to fall in love with her to stay human, this siren has to kill a prince to become a siren again – and that prince wants to kill her too. Blurb: … Continue reading Review: To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

Review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

The title itself has to be one of my favourites of all time. There’s something about names in a title (Harry Potter, Harold Fry) that appeals to me, and this is especially brilliant for its simplicity and charm. This lulls you into a false sense of security, carried through the early pages of the novel, … Continue reading Review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Review: What Milo Saw by Virginia Macgregor

I was lucky enough to win a proof copy of What Milo Saw by Virginia Macgregor through Twitter. The story is about a young boy who quite literally sees things a little differently. Milo has retinitis pigmentosa, which means he sees the world through a pinhole and one day will go completely blind. While it … Continue reading Review: What Milo Saw by Virginia Macgregor

Review: The List of My Desires by Grégoire Delacourt

The List of My Desires Author: Grégoire Delacourt Publication date: 24 April 2014 Publisher: Phoenix Format: paperback Pages: 240   This book is not as cute as its cover.   Summary Jocelyne Guerbette, our protagonist, lives an ordinary (for want of a better word) life. She is married to Jocelyn (how cute) and they have … Continue reading Review: The List of My Desires by Grégoire Delacourt

Review: A Hundred Pieces of Me by Lucy Dillon

A Hundred Pieces of Me by Lucy Dillon is a book that I was lucky enough to win a proof copy of in a Twitter competition. Even if I hadn’t received a free copy, this is exactly the type of book that would catch my eye in a bookshop. As always, there will be minor … Continue reading Review: A Hundred Pieces of Me by Lucy Dillon