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

30 Before 30

I’m not quite sure why I decided to write a ‘30 before 30’ list less than a year before, but there’s nothing like a deadline to provide a little inspiration. Mine won’t read like many of these lists, because having asked myself what I’d really like to achieve before my next birthday, the answer was … Continue reading 30 Before 30

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

Fortnightly Round-Up, 14 January 2018

For the first two weeks of 2018, I’ve been… …feeling: ill. OK, I’ve only had the cold this week, but it’s my overriding feeling right now as I sit here with blocked sinuses. I’ve also been happy and excited, as my friend called to ask if I’d be her bridesmaid! The provisional wedding date is … Continue reading Fortnightly Round-Up, 14 January 2018