Dear Mrs Bird by AJ Pearce

London, 1940. Emmeline Lake and her best friend Bunty are trying to stay cheerful despite the Luftwaffe making life thoroughly annoying for everyone. Emmy dreams of becoming a Lady War Correspondent and when she spots a job advertisement in the newspaper she seizes her chance – but after a rather unfortunate misunderstanding, she finds herselfContinue reading “Dear Mrs Bird by AJ Pearce”

The House on Seaview Road by Alison Walsh

The House on Seaview Road is a story about love, growing up and about the enduring bonds of sisterhood. Perfect reading for fans of Joanna Trollope and Maggie O’Farrell. Marie Stephenson has decided that it’s her last summer in Seaview – just a few months left before she can break free of her suburban home,Continue reading “The House on Seaview Road by Alison Walsh”

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive – but not how to live Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing isContinue reading “Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman”

The Single Girl’s Calendar by Erin Green

A task a day to cure a broken heart. Esmé Peel is approaching thirty with some trepidation, but hope in her heart. If she can just get her long-term boyfriend Andrew to propose, she will have ticked everything off her ‘things to do by the time you’re 30’ list. She didn’t reckon on finding another woman’sContinue reading “The Single Girl’s Calendar by Erin Green”

The Astonishing Thing by Sandi Ward

Pet owners know that a cat’s loyalty is not easily earned. Boo, a resourceful young feline with a keen eye and inquiring mind, has nonetheless grown intensely devoted to her human companion, Carrie. Several days ago, Carrie—or Mother, as Boo calls her—suddenly went away, leaving her family, including Boo, in disarray. Carrie’s husband, Tommy, isContinue reading “The Astonishing Thing by Sandi Ward”

Christmas at The Gin Shack by Catherine Miller

Olive Turner might have lived through eighty-four Christmases, but she’ll never get bored of her favourite time of year. And this one’s set to be extra-special. It’s the Gin Shack’s first Christmas – and there’s a gin-themed weekend and a cocktail competition on the cards! But, beneath the dazzle of fairy lights and the deliciousContinue reading “Christmas at The Gin Shack by Catherine Miller”