Book Review: Island in the Sun by Janice Horton

Book cover of woman standing on beach

Spring is underway but we aren’t out of the woods yet. Dark, rainy days are still on the horizon. Many of us wish we could jet off to a Carribean island and escape it all. Good news – you can. And for very little money, too. Just the cost of a book, in fact. Blurb […]

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Book Review: Reader, I Married Me by Sophie Tanner

Self-love book review Joyful Antidotes

I decided that this year I wanted to read more non-fiction books, especially those centered around mental health. So far, I published just one book review in this genre. While the intention is there, the sheer entertainment value of a fictional story can make it hard to reach for anything else. But, like they say, […]

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Book Review: Sensible by Daisy Burton

Sensible by Daisy Burton

Are you fed up of being sensible? Being a good girl? Well then, I have the book review for you. Just one word of caution: the crazy life is not all it’s cracked up to be. Blurb Sensible by Daisy Burton brings up back to 1995 and 27-year-old Jessie Monroe. Jessie is newly separated and […]

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Book Review: Sweet Hollow Women by Holly Tierney-Bedord

This is another one of my “read in twenty-four hours” books. You know what that means – this is a pretty damn good book. Sweet Hollow Women by Holly Tierney-Bedord introduces us to fifteen-year-old Carasine Busey who is devastated but not surprised when her family drops everything in Sweet Hollow, Louisiana to follow her dad’s […]

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Book Review: Picking up the Pieces by Joanne Worgan

Sometimes I reach for books that are completely dramatic. Other times I want something more heartfelt. I didn’t ever think I would find a book that combines both wonderfully. That is until I picked up this book. Picking up the Pieces* by Joanne Worgan introduces us to Kate who has a six-year-old autistic son, Sam. She […]

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Book Review: Finding Jess by Julia Ibbotson

Many of us often speak about “finding ourselves” but somehow don’t have the motivation to actually do so. If you are one of those people check out this book. It will give you the nudge that you need. Finding Jess by Julia Ibbotson focuses on a new period of Jess’s life, after her husband Simon […]

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Book Review: Just the Two of Us by Michelle Scott

Sisterly love is a great thing. You may spend most of your younger years arguing with and resenting your sister but eventually, you grow to be the best of friends. Through the years you are taught to always be there for your sister. But what happens when one day it becomes too much? Just the […]

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Book Review: Chestnut Street by Maeve Binchy

Chestnut Street by Maeve Binchy

Some authors are like old friends. They bring a sense of familiarity and comfort during low times. There is excitement when a new book is released that can be compared with the joy of meeting a friend. One author that makes me feel this way is Maeve Binchy. Let me tell you about a book […]

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Book Review: The Cottage at Hope Cove by Hannah Ellis

There are books in this world that give you a warm feeling inside. Opening these books are like meeting with an old friend, one who is happy to relax on the sofa, next to an open fire while having a good ol’ natter. This is one of those books. The Cottage at Hope Cove by Hannah […]

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Book Review: Valentina by Cristina Hodgson

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 […]

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