The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid's Tale is an account of a woman whose name has been stripped away from her and reassigned as Offred (belonging to Fred). In her world there have been issues with fertility; Those who can bear healthy children are valued and used as handmaids for the husbands and wives who struggle to conceive. Women... Continue Reading →


The Honeymoon by Tina Seskis @tinaseskis @michaeljbooks

Jemma's husband goes missing half way through their honeymoon in the Maldives. She has no idea where he is; did he leave willingly or reluctantly, is he safe or in danger, or even is he alive or dead. Tina Seskis once again draws you in and turns everything on its head. Each chapter deals with... Continue Reading →

The Child in the Clothes of the Criminal by Anne Goodwin @annecdotist @inspiredquill

Anne Goodwin joins us on the blog today to talk about writing as a child. Her second novel, Underneath, is published tomorrow. The Child in the Clothes of the Criminal by Anne GoodwinAs a reader and writer with a background in psychology I’m interested in how our childhoods shape the adults we become. So in... Continue Reading →

Underneath by Anne Goodwin @annecdotist @inspiredquill

After travelling for years around the world Steve decides it's time to find his own place to call home. Together with his new found friend Liesel, he finds a perfect house with a beautiful cellar. Liesel and Steve have quite different ideas about how the cellar should be used. Everything moves along quite smoothly at... Continue Reading →

About The Author – Catherine Hokin @cathokin

About the Author My name is Catherine Hokin and I live in the rather brilliant West End of Glasgow. I write historical fiction which focuses on women whose voices have been misheard or misrepresented and about the challenges of power. I also write contemporary short stories which I like to think are a little twisted... Continue Reading →

Beartown by Fredrik Backman @backmanland @atriabooks

To many residents of Beartown, ice hockey is everything. It's their livelihood, their friends and family, and their way out. It's the one thing with any chance of putting Beartown on the map after unemployment and council cuts have ruined the town. This book isn't really about ice hockey, or even Beartown. It's about love,... Continue Reading →

About The Author – Chantelle Atkins @chanatkins

About the author Chantelle Atkins was born and raised in Dorset, England and still resides there now with her husband, four children and multiple pets. She is addicted to both reading and music, and is on a mission to become as self-sufficient as possible. She writes for both the young adult and adult genres. Her... Continue Reading →

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