Category Archives: Contemporary

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 – 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 – The Trouble with Dying by Maggie le Page

Reviewed by Laura 5/5 [easyazon_image add_to_cart="default" align="right" asin="B00QTAAGFY" cloaking="default" height="160" localization="default" locale="US" nofollow="default" new_window="default" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51i6yUeCIvL._SL160_.jpg" tag="setinonlbus-20" width="107"] Faith wakes up floating on the hospital ceiling, looking down on her lifeless body hooked to an array of machinery in intensive care. With no memory and only a dead grandmother for company, Faith has to work out…
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Greater Expectations by Alexander McCabe

Reviewed by Frankie 4/5 [easyazon_image add_to_cart="default" align="right" asin="B00MGAQTE8" cloaking="default" height="160" localization="default" locale="US" nofollow="default" new_window="default" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41WSc0Y4tuL._SL160_.jpg" tag="setinonlbus-20" width="100"]Pair with a bottle of Yellowtail Shiraz. Such a masculine love tale deserves a burly wine that is both spicy and fruity. It’s less expensive than a French syrah, but just as sturdy. Perfect for your down-to-earth read. Greater…
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