Book Review: The Secret Life Of Shirley Sullivan by Lisa Ireland

The Secret Life Of Shirley Sullivan... About the Book: The Secret Life of Shirley Sullivan is a charming, nostalgic and heart-warming story for women of any age – and it all begins when 79-year-old Shirley kidnaps her husband from his nursing home for one final adventure . . . When Shirley Sullivan signs her 83-year-old … Continue reading Book Review: The Secret Life Of Shirley Sullivan by Lisa Ireland

Book Review: The Museum of Forgotten Memories by Anstey Harris

The Museum of Forgotten Memories... About the Book: From the bestselling author of The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton. Hatters Museum of the Wide Wide World, a dilapidated, once-whimsical museum, offers unexpected solace to a grieving widow, and exposes secrets that will alter the course of her life. When Cate and Richard met at … Continue reading Book Review: The Museum of Forgotten Memories by Anstey Harris

Book Review: The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver

The Two Lives of Lydia Bird... About the Book: The much anticipated and utterly captivating new novel from the author of the 2018 runaway sensation, One Day in December. Lydia and Freddie. Freddie and Lydia. They've been together for almost a decade, and Lydia thinks their love is indestructible. But she's wrong. Because on her … Continue reading Book Review: The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver

Book Review: The Blessed Rita by Tommy Wieringa (translated by Sam Garrett)

The Blessed Rita... About the Book: ‘He had seen more and more people from the East in recent years. Mostly gypsies, people said. Bulgarians, Romanians — you could tell by the plates on the vans and the trailers. The Poles had been around for some time already. Burglaries, thefts. The blessings of the new Europe.’ … Continue reading Book Review: The Blessed Rita by Tommy Wieringa (translated by Sam Garrett)

Book Review: Cross My Heart by Pamela Cook

Cross My Heart… About the Book: When a promise kept means a life is broke… Tessa De Santis’s child-free marriage in inner-city Sydney is ordered and comfortable, and she likes it that way. When tragedy strikes and her childhood friend Skye Whittaker dies, Tess is bound to honour a promise to become foster-mother to Skye’s … Continue reading Book Review: Cross My Heart by Pamela Cook

Book Review: Gravity is the Thing by Jaclyn Moriarty

Gravity is the Thing… About the Book: Abigail Sorensen has spent her life trying to unwrap the events of 1990. It was the year she started receiving random chapters from a self-help book called The Guidebook in the post. It was also the year Robert, her brother, disappeared on the eve of her sixteenth birthday. … Continue reading Book Review: Gravity is the Thing by Jaclyn Moriarty

All Creatures Great and Small – A Reflection on Grieving for a Pet

This week turned out to be a tough week. On Wednesday afternoon a treasured pet passed away in a rather traumatic freak accident – traumatic to our dear Coco, who really did suffer in his last moments, and to myself and my teenage son, who tried our very best to save him but were sadly … Continue reading All Creatures Great and Small – A Reflection on Grieving for a Pet

New Release Book Review: Grace After Henry by Eithne Shortall

Grace After Henry… About the Book: Grace sees her boyfriend Henry everywhere. In the supermarket, on the street, at the graveyard. Only Henry is dead. He died two months earlier, leaving a huge hole in Grace's life and in her heart. But then Henry turns up to fix the boiler one evening, and Grace can't … Continue reading New Release Book Review: Grace After Henry by Eithne Shortall