Book Review: The Blue Rose by Kate Forsyth

The Blue Rose... About the Book: Moving between Imperial China and France during the ‘Terror’ of the French Revolution and inspired by the true story of the quest for a blood-red rose. Viviane de Faitaud has grown up alone at the Chateau de Belisama-sur-le-Lac in Brittany, for her father, the Marquis de Ravoisier, lives at … Continue reading Book Review: The Blue Rose by Kate Forsyth

Book Review: Claire Malone Changes the World by Nadia L. King; Illustrated by Alisa Knatko

Claire Malone Changes the World... About the Book: A new generation of children… They are not afraid of taking responsibilities any more, but they are rather keen on addressing problems. Claire is one of them. The moment she sees the broken swing and the cracked slide in the children’s park in her neighbourhood, she decides … Continue reading Book Review: Claire Malone Changes the World by Nadia L. King; Illustrated by Alisa Knatko

Book Review: Buddhism for Meat Eaters – Simple Wisdom for a Kinder World by Josephine Moon

Buddhism for Meat Eaters… About the Book: For many years Josephine Moon struggled with the question of eating meat, fervently wishing to live as a vegetarian yet requiring meat in her diet. From Josephine’s philosophical, spiritual and physical battle with eating meat came, Buddhism for Meat Eaters – a book for animal lovers, the environmentally … Continue reading Book Review: Buddhism for Meat Eaters – Simple Wisdom for a Kinder World by Josephine Moon

Book Review: Allegra in Three Parts by Suzanne Daniel

Allegra in Three Parts… About the Book: ‘I can split myself in two... something I have to do because of Joy and Matilde. They are my grandmothers and I love them both and they totally love me but they can't stand each other.’ Eleven-year-old Allegra shuttles between her grandmothers who live next door to one … Continue reading Book Review: Allegra in Three Parts by Suzanne Daniel

Book Review: Love and Other Battles by Tess Woods

Love and Other Battles… About the Book: Three generations of women. Three heartbreaking choices. One unforgettable story. 1969: Free-spirited hippie Jess James has no intention of falling for a soldier ... but perhaps some things are not in our power to stop. 1989: Jess's daughter, Jamie, dreams of a simple life - marriage, children, stability … Continue reading Book Review: Love and Other Battles by Tess Woods