Month: May 2022

The Reluctant Rebel by Barbara Henderson | #guestpost | The Day Two Old Highlanders Sparked a Story | @scattyscribbler @LuathPress

The Reluctant Rebel is published in paperback by Luath Press andavailable now from all good book shops. We agreed a date. It was only slightly overcast, and my husband, three children and dog joined us

The Weight of Water Book Review

As with most middle grade/young adult books, this does a great job of tackling some important themes and trying to convey an important message to its reader. From the bullying and xenophobia Kasienka faces in

Melt My Heart Book Review

4.6Empowering, Predictable, Underwhelming And then there’s the romance… on the one hand, I commend it for communicating the coming-of-age nature of the story and Lily’s own journey to discover her sexuality, on the other hand

The Great Mistake by Jonathan Lee | #bookreview | @jonleewriter @grantabooks

My Thoughts Born to a struggling farming family in 1820, Andrew Haswell Green was a self-made man who reshaped Manhattan, built Central Park and turned New York into a modern metropolis. Now, at eighty-three, when

ShortBookandScribes #BookReview – Thea and Denise by Caroline Bond

Caroline is a trained volunteer for Victim Support and is currently the Chair of Weekenders, a charity that runs youth schemes and social events for disabled children and teenagers. It’s the ideal read for women

Bitter Book Review

Title: BitterAuthor: Akwaeke EmeziType: FictionPublished: 2022Pages: 261TW: Death, Homophobia Like Pet there were so many great moments about identity, sexuality, and what I liked in particular was the discussion on disability. Despite my comments earlier

The Goldhanger Dog by Wanda Whiteley | Blog Tour Author Q&A | #TheGoldhangerDog

In addition to her role as founder and Editor-in-Chief of Manuscript Doctor, she is an independent consultant for Writers and Artists, and previously worked as a Publishing Director at HarperCollins for over a decade. This

Desert Island Books: Joanne Harris

One of my perennial comfort reads. After all these years in print, still as surprisingly witty and fresh as a Noel Coward musical. A vibrant and wonderful short story collection from one of the 20th century’s

Cleopatra and Frankenstein: A beautiful debut by Coco Mellors

And, now that my boyfriend has moved in with me, long and lazy evenings curled up on my sofa with a book have been replaced with night, after night, after night glued to Breaking Bad

Only May by Carol Lovekin | Book Review | #OnlyMay

On May’s seventeenth birthday, a casual evasion from her employer hints at a secret hiding at the heart of the family. Determined to discover the truth, May starts listening at doors… She begins watching the