Book Review: The Peacock Room at Sammezzano Castle by Merryn Corcoran

The Peacock Room Book Cover

Today I am heading back to my favourite destination in the world – Italy. Will it be as beautiful as I expect? Find out in my latest book review. Blurb The Peacock Room at Sammezzano Castle* by Merryn Corcoran is based in Tuscany, where the castle actually exists in real life. It is visited by Allergra, an […]

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Book Review: Lies Behind the Ruin by Helen Matthews

If you are currently in the mindset of “all men are dogs” and “there is no such thing as the perfect man”, I have a great book review for your today. Paul is the character that you are going to love to hate. Blurb Lies Behind the Ruin* by Helen Matthews introduces us to Emma […]

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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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