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 →


Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

I was given this book to read without knowing the title or author and asked to #readwithoutprejudice. Here are my thoughts. Three central characters have strong beliefs about race and identity within their communities. Ruth is a black labour and delivery nurse who is on shift when Turk and his wife come in to have... Continue Reading →

The Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jefferies

Set in the 1920's and 1930's The Tea Planters Wife is a beautiful, tragic and heartwarming tale of life in Ceylon.  Gwen travels there to meet her husband Laurence and begin their life together on his plantation. Her cousin Fran, and his sister Verity visit them. Fran is trustworthy and loyal, almost the opposite of... Continue Reading →

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