Sunday, June 25, 2017

Woman Of State by Simon Berthon. Review

This is a fictional account of The Troubles in Northern Ireland in the early 90's and based primarily around two members of one family . Marie and Martin McCartney are brother and sister , Marie is young and in love with a friend of her brothers and after making a promise to him her life would alter for good . 
The complicated and intense history of the troubles is described well as far as any fictional account can , adding a love story to the mix humanises this time in history while showing how many grey areas of this time there was . Marie's rise from young girl to womanhood and from Ireland to the UK was fascinating to watch , the intricate plot of what was going on around her was dazzlingly brilliant , friend or foe it became hard to know who to trust , the story keeps you guessing . Fantastic! 

I received this book for review from the lovely people over at Lovereading.co.uk
This book is being published July 2017 and will be available from Lovereading and all other good bookstores then . 
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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Reading This Week

Hi guys ! June is a great vegetable growing month at my house , courgettes are filling out and cabbages are expanding seemingly by the day , small heads of broccoli are peaking through and peas and broad beans are thriving , there has been all sorts of lettuce for months now and my herb patch is making me smile every time I have something tasty and fresh to add to meals . As I have started growing more then I ever grew before I thought it was advisable to get as much information as I could get my hands on and talk to as many others who enjoy the same pursuits . 
Below is the library books I managed to get to help me on my growing journey of information and vegetables :0) 
 My Cool Allotment by Lia Leendertz

Crops In Pots by Bob Purcell
Joe's Allotment by Joe Swift

Organic Gardening The No Dig Way by Charles Dowding 
The Essential Allotment Guide by John Harrison
Minding My Peas And Cucumbers by Kay Sexton
Charles Dowding Veg Journal by Charles Dowding

The Allotment Diaries by Kay Sexton
How To Grow Winter Vegetables by Charles Dowding

A Death At The Yoga Cafe by Michelle Kelly
The Allotment Planner by Matthew Appleby 

James Wong's Homegrown Revolution 


 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce . Review


This is an absolutely gorgeous story about a man , a street , and a love of music . 
Frank is one of those characters who you almost instantly fall in love with , his empathy and big heart make him an irresistible lead character who just so happens to have a talent for knowing the perfect music for any person to suit their own situation no matter what it is . This gives him an almost central role in the group of misfits who also have businesses on the same street as him , people that seem a bit lost in life seem to find their way to him and one in particular puts a sparkle back in his eyes . I loved every page of this book , it's filled with great music titles and loveable quirky characters and a lovely nostalgic love of vinyl . Read this immediately folks , you won't be disappointed. 

I received this book for review from the lovely people over at Lovereading.co.uk
This book is being published July 2017
And will be available from Lovereading and all other good bookstores then . 
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Because You Love To Hate Me edited by Ameriie . Review

This is a book containing thirteen short stories written by some very well known YA authors and awesome booktubers from YouTube all across the world giving us a different look at some well loved tales told from a much different perspective then we are used to , it will make you look at each story in a completely different way  . This was really fun and I loved the way it was told from the author and booktubers perspective . I would love to see more books like this , the villains really thrived in this book ! Long live the villain ! :0) 

I received this book for review from the lovely people over at Lovereading4kids 
This book is being published July 2017 and will be available from Lovereading4kids and all other good bookstores the. . 
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The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter . Review

The story throws us into the action right at the beginning with a present day crime at a school  then the story goes back and forth in time showing us some of the main characters past . It took me a little while to get the hang of that but I loved it. I am a big fan of this author and she writes amazing crime scenes , it really has you on the edge of your seat rooting for the good guys , this book does that SO well! I loved the fierce strong Charlie and the history of her notorious family ... it was hauntingly good ! This is a must read for all Karin Slaughter fans. 

I received this book for review from the lovely people over at Lovereading.co.uk
This book is being published July 2017 and will be available from Lovereading and all other good bookstores then . 
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Give Me The Child by Melanie McGrath . Review


This is a deeply disturbing story about a doctor and her family . Cat is happily married woman with a great husband and a child that is beautiful inside and out , then one night her whole life changes when a stranger shows up at her door . This was unnerving for a number of reasons , the secrets and lies , the layers of deception and the sheer evilness of some of the characters , this makes such good reading ! There is some awesome backstory here and that makes the present day story even more juicy . Add this to your TBR immediately ! Loved it!

I received this book for review from the lovely people over at Lovereading.co.uk
This book is being published July 2017 and will be available from Lovereading and where all good books are found. 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell. Review

This was one of those stories that as soon as you finish reading it you instantly start recommending it to your friends because you know no matter what type of genre they are interested in they will really enjoy this . It was SO good , I just keep thinking back over it since I finished it . A teenage girl goes missing and someone knows what happened but they have their own sick intentions and reasons to keep her whereabouts secret . This story just kept upping the surprises and levels of which the sick of mind could lower themselves further . The story is told from the perspective of a few people and I loved that! Seeing the events from opposite sides of those involved was deeply disturbing and heartbreaking , my heart went out to Ellie and her mother , and I felt a certain amount of respect for Floyd who took an unusual situation and gave it a very satisfying conclusion . I loved this book! I can't praise it enough. Everyone should pick this one up and plan a late night reading session. 

I received this book for review from the lovely people over at Lovereading.co.uk for review . This book is being published July 2017 and will be available from Lovereading.co.uk
and all other good  bookstores then . 
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