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 →


The Lauras by Sara Taylor

Alex's mum walks out on her husband one day after a huge argument. She bundles Alex and a few essentials into the car and drives to a place where nobody knows them. This is how their journey across America starts. From state to state, Alex and Ma visit places from Ma's past, revealing pivotal experiences... Continue Reading →

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Reviewed January 2014: The Invention of Wings follows two girls from the deep south in the 19th century; Sarah and her slave Hetty. The book tracks their journey through adolescence and into adulthood exploring the challenges and emotions of the two both together and separately. Initially it felt like a story I already knew and... Continue Reading →

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