Sunday, November 12, 2017

Coming Home To Island House by Erica James . Review

This is a story about families , the ups and downs , heartbreaks and breathtaking moments . The story is based around Romily and Jack , an unconventional marriage based upon the opinions of the locals in the village  , but there is much more going on with them under the surface . When tragedy occurs and family members  have been pushed together again at Island House ,limits are pushed and emotions are running high .
This was a beautiful epic story of one family with a very strong couple at the helm. I loved Romily's character , she had the right amount of common sense with a good dose of empathy even though her entire life changed and she had to share her home with some people who did not feel much love towards her . This is a feel good story with lots of moments that leave you with a lump in your throat. A must read ! 

I received this book for review from the lovely people over at
This book is being published January 2018 and will be available from and all other good bookstores then . 
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Saturday, November 4, 2017

Reading This Weekend

Hi guys! Hope you all had a lovely week . 
This evening feels really like autumn , the heating is on , there is hailstones bashing the windows and I have a stack of books by my side and some lovely Yogi tea . 
There is something about this time of year that has me reaching for mysteries more then other time of year , nothing like a cosy mystery to solve before you hit the hay every night !
Some of this weeks books you may have seen on previous weeks blog uploads , I am only finishing them this weekend , they have all been started . 
Here we go!

I Am Thunder by Mohammad Khan . Review

This is a story about a teenage girl called Muzna , she dreams of being an author when she gets older but her strict Muslim parents have other ideas for her . Muzna is a great character , she is funny and down to earth with ambition and gumption . Muzna lives in the UK with her family who are originally from Pakistan , she has had a rigid upbringing where her parents are always trying to keep her safe in every way,  but especially where boys are concerned , so when she meets a boy she likes her straightforward world gets a lot more complicated and dangerous for her and those around her . This was a beautiful and heartbreaking book , the main character had such a great sense of humour I was rooting for her to do well . I read this in one sitting , it was marvellous . 

I received this book for review from the lovely people over at Lovereading4kids . This book is being published January 2018 and will be available from Lovereading4kids and all other good bookstores then . 
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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween

 Hi guys ! Happy Halloween ! It would not be Halloween without a Halloween list of my favourite fear inducing reads so here is my list for this year with some reappearances of some old favourites :

1: NOS4R2 by Joe Hill
2:The Woman In Black by Susan Hill
3: Dracula by Bram Stoker
4: Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin
5: Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell
6: 14 by Peter Clines 
7: Misery by Stephen King
8: The Shining by Stephen King
9: It by Stephen King 
10: The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson

Wishing you a spooktacular Halloween !  

In My Mailbox

In my mailbox today for review is this fab book:
I Am Thunder by Mohammad Khan 

Monday, October 30, 2017

Reading This Week

Hi guys! Hope you are having a lovely Monday . I was at the library last week where I picked up some more awesome cookery books and a few other bits and bobs . I tell you , there is nothing like autumn weather for making you want to pull out the cookery books  and make something hot and nourishing . I am still working my way through the cookery books from my blog post of last week and I can truly say I found more then just  a few gems to cook in those books. Ahhhh books and good food , the perfect  pair for the cold months . 
Also , in other news  have you seen "A Quiet Passion "  ,featuring Cynthia Nixon where she plays the poet Emily Dickinson ?  I am hoping to watch it this weekend and I can't wait! I love books about authors/ poets  and books or bookshops ..... sigh .... I only wish there was more of them. I might post a review on here when I finish it . 
Anyway my lovelies have a great day.  

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Competition Goodies

Hello lovelies ! I recently entered a competition on Instagram that MissBohemia and Littlebookwormig were running . I was the very lucky winner and here are the gorgeous bookish goodies I picked as my prize . 
If you enjoy bookish goodies or like to buy them as gifts for your book loving friends MissBohemia has an Etsy shop where there is oodles of loveliness !