Category Archives: 4 star reads

REVIEW – Better in the Morning by Fern Ronay

Though I had trouble getting into the story, once I was invested I was pleasantly surprised at how much I was enjoying it.  Veronica started off a bit whiny to me but as the story progressed and she was pushed to her emotional limits, she grew into a really great character. We open with Veronica…
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REVIEW – The Wrong Girl by Laura Wilson

Janice gave her baby up as a teenager after much pressure from her parents. Over forty years later and completely out of the blue, Suzie contacts Janice not because she is desperately seeking her birth mother, but because Dan, Janice's brother who Suzie has been living with, has died. Janice very quickly becomes acquainted with…
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Review – Up and In by Deborah Disney

Reviewed by Laura 4/5 Maria and Joe are your average couple, living a comfortable but not lavish lifestyle with their two daughters. That is until they decide to send their oldest daughter Kate to an exclusive private school, Riverton. From then on it becomes a case of trying to fit in with the proverbial 'keeping…
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REVIEW – Those We Fear by Victoria Griffith

Reviewed By Heather 4/5 I love mystery/suspense set in the UK. There's something about them that brings to mind Agatha Christie novels set in England; it always makes me feel nostalgic for her wonderful work. "Those We Fear" is set in Scotland. The main character, Maria is in the United States Witness Protection Program (the…
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REVIEW – Procythian Reign (The Proceena Trilogy Book 1) by T. Allen Diaz

Reviewed by Frankie 4/5 Procythian Reign is a modern take on the classic struggle of class warfare. In Procythian society, the extreme activists of the lower class “Indigo” citizens are fighting for liberation from the upper class “Blanch” elitists. The setting is worlds away from Earth and in the not-too-distant future of about 300 years…
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REVIEW – Hot Stuff Surfing Love

Reviewed by Laura 4/5 This book is a must for any beach bag. Lather on your suncream, sunglasses in place and sip on a cocktail while slipping into these fantastic beach reads. Six star Weekend by Carla Caruso  3/5 Sage is on holiday, clearly needing an escape from reality and is lapping up the luxury…
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REVIEW – Beneath The Surface by Heidi Perks

Reviewed by Heather 4/5 Seventeen year old Abi comes home from school one day and discovers her mother and two year old sisters are missing. They've apparently left without her and Abi, has no idea why.Fourteen years later, she still doesn't understand it. Over the course of the novel, through letters Abi writes to her…
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Review – Pippa Franks Grace me with your presents

Reviewed by Nicole 4/5 The synopsis of this novel intrigued me. I had a feeling it would be more than just your average ‘chick flick’. Despite this story holding some very predictable clichés, I was pleasantly surprised by it in the end. More so, surprised at how much I fell in love with the supporting…
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Review- The Grownup by Gillian Flynn

Reviewed by Angela 4/5 I am previously untainted by Gillian Flynn's writing but have heard and read such good reviews that her full novels are definitely on my 'must read' list. The Grownup is a short 66 page taster of her writing style and I love it. She's a good storyteller who writes with interest,…
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Review- Talent by B Goodwin

Reviewed by Angela 4/5 Talent is an emotional and sensitive story of loss, coming to terms with loss and your position and feeling within the family unit. The storyline centres around a group of drama students putting on a professional style show of 'Oklahoma'. We run through the whole of the production from the auditions…
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