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Book Review: Valentina by Cristina Hodgson

Do you know what is a proud moment as a book blogger? When somebody comes back to you to review the next book in their series. It gives me a sense of accomplishment and that I did their hard work justice with my review. Today I am going to present to you the follow up… Continue reading Book Review: Valentina by Cristina Hodgson

Books · Children · Review · Uncategorized

Book Review: Stripey Enid by Natasha Lea

I am a big advocate for the importance of reading, especially when it comes to children. That's why I like to break from the usual schedule from time to time to bring you some children's books. Today's review is of the sweetest children's book I have come across in a while. Stripey Enid by Natasha… Continue reading Book Review: Stripey Enid by Natasha Lea

Books · Review

Book Review: The Sea Was a Fair Master by Calvin Demmer

Right, I can no longer write in my reviews that I don't normally like short story collections but this one is an exception blah, blah, blah. Over the past year or so I've read a number of short stories and I've rather enjoyed them. Recently I read a collection that was right up my street.… Continue reading Book Review: The Sea Was a Fair Master by Calvin Demmer

Books · Non-fiction · Review

Book Review: My Mourning Year by Andrew G. Marshall

Don't be put off by the title of this book. I won't deny the base of the story is sad but it is also about strength, friendships and learning to find yourself again. My Mourning Year by Andrew G. Marshall is an unflinching account of one man's loss. Andrew lost his partner Thom, his best… Continue reading Book Review: My Mourning Year by Andrew G. Marshall

Books · Chic-lit

Book Review: A Mother’s Goodbye by Kate Hewitt

Lads, get the tissues ready for this one, that's all I'm saying. A Mother's Goodbye by Kate Hewitt is a heartbreaking story which begins with Heather, a married mother-of-three who finds herself pregnant with a baby she can't afford to keep. She makes the very difficult choice of adopting her baby to single, wealthy Grace… Continue reading Book Review: A Mother’s Goodbye by Kate Hewitt

Books · Crime

Interview with Author Emma Salisbury

Usually, I don't write posts about books on Joyful Antidotes when I haven't read them myself yet. But lately I've been breaking out of my comfort zone and do you know what I have been really enjoying? Interviews with authors before reading the book. Hearing their through process before and while writing and also learning… Continue reading Interview with Author Emma Salisbury