Book Review: I’ll Leave You With This by Kylie Ladd

About the Book: I’ll Leave You With This is a heart-breaking, funny, thought-provoking and honest novel about a brother’s legacy and the tangled bonds of sisterhood. The O’Shea sisters couldn’t be more different. Allison, an obstetrician, has always put others before herself and is torn between her job and young family. Prizewinning film director Bridie hasn’t … Continue reading Book Review: I’ll Leave You With This by Kylie Ladd

Book Review: When I First Held You by Anstey Harris

About the Book: Silence tore them apart. Can the truth bring them back together? In 1960s Glasgow, anti-nuclear activists Judith and Jimmy fall in love. But their future hopes are dashed when their protestors’ squat is raided and many, including Jimmy, are sent to prison. Pregnant and with no word from Jimmy, Judith is forced … Continue reading Book Review: When I First Held You by Anstey Harris

Book Review: The Garnett Girls by Georgina Moore

About the Book: Forbidden, passionate and all-encompassing, Margo and Richard’s love affair was the stuff of legend– but, ultimately, doomed. When Richard walked out, Margo locked herself away, leaving her three daughters, Rachel, Imogen and Sasha, to run wild. Years later, charismatic Margo entertains lovers and friends in her cottage on the Isle of Wight, … Continue reading Book Review: The Garnett Girls by Georgina Moore

Book Review: Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver

About the Book: From the multi-million copy bestselling author of Flight Behaviour and The Poisonwood Bible comes this heart-rending instant classic. Demon Copperhead: a boy born to a teenaged single mother in a single-wide trailer, with no assets beyond his dead father's good looks and copper-colored hair, a caustic wit, and a fierce talent for survival. Demon befriends us … Continue reading Book Review: Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver

Book Review: My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

About the Book: A heart-wrenching story of mothers and daughters from the Pulitzer prize-winning author of Olive Kitteridge. A mother comes to visit her daughter in hospital after having not seen her in many years. Her unexpected visit forces Lucy to confront her past, uncovering long-buried memories of a profoundly impoverished childhood; and her present, as … Continue reading Book Review: My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout