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Winter Tales: Stories to Warm Your Heart, an anthology by The Write Romantics and Guests

Winter Tales: Stories to Warm Your Heart, an anthology by The Write Romantics and Guests

Published on 8 November 2014 by The Write Romantic Press From Amazon: As the days become chilly and the evenings draw in, why not cosy up with us this winter and enjoy our anthology of stories to warm the heart? The Write Romantics present their […]

The Christmas Spirit – Susan Buchanan

The Christmas Spirit – Susan Buchanan

Christmas is coming, but not everyone is looking forward to it. Rebecca has just been dumped and the prospect of spending the holiday period with her parents is less than appealing. Eighty- two year old Stanley lost his beloved wife, Edie, to cancer. How will […]

‘Before the Blog’ Reviews

‘Before the Blog’ Reviews

A few more of my favourite reads, reviewed and previously published elsewhere Pictures at an Exhibition – Camilla Macpherson Published by Arrow, April 2012 (Originally reviewed June 2012) London, 1942 With bombs raining down on London, the National Gallery’s most treasured paintings have been hidden […]

Our Vinnie – Julie Shaw

Our Vinnie – Julie Shaw

Published 6 November 2014 by Harper Element From Goodreads: The infamous Canterbury Estate in Bradford, a hotbed of crime, drink and drugs, was a law unto itself in the ’70s. So when one of their own was wronged in any way, the community always had […]

The Separation – Dinah Jefferies

The Separation – Dinah Jefferies

Published 22 May 2014 by Penguin From Goodreads: What happens when a mother and her daughters are separated, and who do they become when they believe it might be forever?  Malaya 1955. It’s the eve of the Cartwright family’s departure from Malaya. Eleven-year-old Emma can’t […]