New Release Book Review: The Pharmacist’s Wife by Vanessa Tait

The Pharmacist’s Wife... About the Book: A dark and thrilling tale of Victorian addiction, vengeance and self-discovery. Love. Desire. Vengeance. A deadly alchemy.   When Rebecca Palmer's new husband opens a pharmacy in Victorian Edinburgh, she expects to live the life of a well-heeled gentlewoman. But her ideal is turns to ashes when she discovers … Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Pharmacist’s Wife by Vanessa Tait

New Release Book Review: The Burning Chambers by Kate Mosse

The Burning Chambers... About the Book: Bringing sixteenth-century Languedoc vividly to life, Kate Mosse's The Burning Chambers is a gripping story of love and betrayal, mysteries and secrets; of war and adventure, conspiracies and divided loyalties... Carcassonne 1562: Nineteen-year-old Minou Joubert receives an anonymous letter at her father's bookshop. Sealed with a distinctive family crest, it contains just … Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Burning Chambers by Kate Mosse

New Release Book Review: The Art of Friendship by Lisa Ireland

The Art of Friendship... About the Book: We all expect our friendships from childhood to last forever... Libby and Kit have been best friends ever since the day 11-year-old Kit bounded up to Libby's bedroom window. They've seen each other through first kisses, bad break-ups and everything in-between. It's almost 20 years since Libby moved … Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Art of Friendship by Lisa Ireland

Thoughts on a Bookish Film Duo: Paddington and Paddington 2

About the Films: Paddington: After a deadly earthquake destroys his home in Peruvian rainforest, a young bear (Ben Whishaw) makes his way to England in search of a new home. The bear, dubbed "Paddington" for the london train station, finds shelter with the family of Henry (Hugh Bonneville) and Mary Brown (Sally Hawkins). Although Paddington's … Continue reading Thoughts on a Bookish Film Duo: Paddington and Paddington 2

New Release Book Review: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Film Tie-In by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society... About the Book: A celebration of literature, love, and the power of the human spirit, this warm, funny, tender, and thoroughly entertaining novel is the story of an English author living in the shadow of World War II and the writing project that will dramatically change her … Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Film Tie-In by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

New Release Book Review: The Honey Farm by Harriet Alida Lye

The Honey Farm: About the Book: After a long drought, Cynthia’s isolated honey farm has suffered in the heat. Soil dries into sand; honeycomb stiffens into wax. But she has a plan: offer the farm as an artists’ colony with free board and ‘life experience’ in exchange for a summer of hard labour. For Silvia, … Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Honey Farm by Harriet Alida Lye

New Release Book Review: LADY BIRD & THE FOX by Kim Kelly

Lady Bird & The Fox... About the Book: It’s 1868 and the gold rush sprawls across the wild west of New South Wales, bringing with it a new breed of colonial rogue – bushrangers. A world far removed from hardworking farm girl, Annie Bird, and her sleepy village on the outskirts of Sydney. But when … Continue reading New Release Book Review: LADY BIRD & THE FOX by Kim Kelly