Insight Guides Great Breaks

Today I’m bringing a slightly different review to the blog by looking at the Insight Guides Great Breaks series. These are written by local experts and cover everything you would want to know about your destination. The great thing about them is the opportunity to download the free ebook to take with you on your... Continue Reading →


The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd @tinderpress @suemonkkidd

The Secret Life of Bees begins in the summer of 1964 with Lily, 14, and her dad T.Ray in South Carolina. Her mum had died when Lily was a very young child and ever since Lily has had a troublesome childhood. She never felt like she belonged anywhere, and her dad seemed particularly cruel and... Continue Reading →

This Is How It Ends by Eva Dolan @eva_dolan @bloomsburybooks @BloomsburyRaven

Ella is campaigning to stop developers knocking down a block of flats. Most residents have been evicted, but a few still remain, clinging onto the hope they can save their homes from destruction. Molly is one of the residents and a very close friend of Ella's. One night, after a party hosted by Ella, a... Continue Reading →

The Mountain in my Shoe by Louise Beech @orendabooks @LouiseWriter

Bernadette and Conor have a very special relationship. He is a boy in care, and she has befriended him. Conor had been through many foster homes before meeting Bernadette, and she has her own demons back at home. When Conor goes missing on the way home from school Bernadette must focus on what she has... Continue Reading →

Don’t Close Your Eyes by Holly Seddon @HollySeddon @AtlanticBooks

Robin and Sarah are twins, and both are in a very dark stage in their lives for different reasons. They both hold onto secrets and regret after years of no contact with each other. Those secrets are gradually revealed through the book as the reader understands the love and loss they shared. The chapters are... Continue Reading →

Leopard at the Door by Jennifer McVeigh @vikingbooksuk @mcveighauthor

Leopard at the Door is set in Kenya in 1952, just before the Queen's coronation and during an important time in the fight for independence from British rule. Rachel returns to the family home after 6 years away in England. Her mother had died, leaving Rachel to spend the rest of her childhood in boarding... Continue Reading →

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