Category Archives: 5 star reads

The Christmas Present by Alexander McCabe

Reviewed by Rory (kids corner reviewer) 5/5 (age 4-10) The Christmas Present written by Alexander McCabe is a book with a hidden message in it.  Did you know that there is an elf that watches you all the time and your elf has the same name as you?Gabriel doesn’t believe in Santa in it’s up…
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REVIEW – Endure by S E Hall

Reviewed by Laura 5/5 Usually in my review I cover a summary of the plot, but, and this is a first for me, this time I am not going to. This book was an automatic download for me and I hadn't even read the synopsis, and that is exactly the way you should read this…
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REVIEW – A Tale of Three Cities by Alexander McCabe

[easyazon_image add_to_cart="default" align="left" asin="0994044712" cloaking="default" height="160" localization="default" locale="US" nofollow="default" new_window="default" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41EN0xh6STL._SL160_.jpg" tag="setinonlbus-20" width="100"]After finally realising that they were meant for each other at the end of Greater Expectations, Z and Penny are living a blissfully happy life together. However, Penny has deep and dark secrets from her past and when they catch up with her,…
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Review of Heather Balog’s The Dead of Summer

Reviewed by Angela 5/5 [easyazon_image add_to_cart="default" align="left" asin="B012BBZBAO" cloaking="default" height="160" localization="default" locale="US" nofollow="default" new_window="default" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51g1JLlSvuL._SL160_.jpg" tag="setinonlbus-20" width="100"]The Dead of Summer is a Young Adult story set around the summer school holidays of fifteen-year-olds, Kennedy and Lindy. Lindy is gorgeous, slim, rich and bossy, whereas Kennedy is plain, plump, flat broke and bossed around by bossy-boots…
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REVIEW – The Other Me by Saskia Sarginson

Reviewed by Angela 5/5 [easyazon_image add_to_cart="default" align="right" asin="1250089131" cloaking="default" height="160" localization="default" locale="US" nofollow="default" new_window="default" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41CK1a1%2BzmL._SL160_.jpg" tag="setinonlbus-20" width="105"] This was a book that I truly couldn't put down. For me, it had all the elements of a strong guilt-ridden character based story. Klaudia oozed so much guilt about her father's past that upon leaving school she…
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Reveiw – A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Reviewed by Angela 5/5 [easyazon_image add_to_cart="default" align="right" asin="1476738025" cloaking="default" height="160" localization="default" locale="US" nofollow="default" new_window="default" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51m3uBiWpEL._SL160_.jpg" tag="setinonlbus-20" width="103"]A Man Called Ove is a wonderful book for anyone from teens upwards. Originally written in Swedish and translated to English, there are many Swedish elements still there in their way of life and outlook on life, not to mention the snow.…
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REVIEW – Dear Darling by Ellen Faith

Reviewed by Nicole 5/5 [easyazon_image add_to_cart="default" align="right" asin="B012U94ZYK" cloaking="default" height="160" localization="default" locale="US" nofollow="default" new_window="default" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51SRqUDa2CL._SL160_.jpg" tag="setinonlbus-20" width="107"] Surprisingly entertaining! It’s rare that I read a book written in Diary form and it isn’t usually a format that I would think of enjoying, but Ellen knocked this story out of the park! Her main character Ellie…
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REVIEW – The Promise of Love by Billi Jean

Reviewed by Nicole 5/5 [easyazon_image add_to_cart="default" align="right" asin="B011IWL8SQ" cloaking="default" height="160" localization="default" locale="US" nofollow="default" new_window="default" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51CW2wzKV5L._SL160_.jpg" tag="setinonlbus-20" width="100"] I have never read one of Billi Jean’s novels but I have heard terrific things. May I just say that not even half way through this novel did I say out loud to my hubby ‘I’m buying this…
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Ruby’s Misadventures with Reality- Samantha Bohrman

Reviewed by Nicole 5/5 [easyazon_image add_to_cart="default" align="right" asin="1943336652" cloaking="default" height="160" localization="default" locale="US" nofollow="default" new_window="default" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51T2%2BqAqrLL._SL160_.jpg" tag="setinonlbus-20" width="100"] Having been a huge fan of Wizard of Oz since I was six years old I was automatically drawn into reading this novel. I was also very skeptical since it in-cooperated a story that was very near and…
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REVIEW – The Word Exchange By Alena Graedon

Reviewed by Frankie 5/5 [easyazon_image add_to_cart="default" align="right" asin="0345806034" cloaking="default" height="160" localization="default" locale="US" nofollow="default" new_window="default" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ulqCpx2kL._SL160_.jpg" tag="setinonlbus-20" width="104"] Language is incarnate. In Alena Gradeon’s debut novel, The Word Exchange, I have ascertained new meaning for language, and have grown a much deeper appreciation for the written word. I’ve suddenly realized the sanctity of the tomes strewn…
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