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Here’s a quick recap of some of my recent reads and ones I’m slowly working on. The Heart – Maylis de Kerangal (translation by Sam Taylor) Just before dawn on a Sunday morning, three teenage boys go surfing. Returning home, exhausted, the driver lets the car drift off the road ... more >
Bryony and her sisters have come down in the world. Their merchant father died trying to reclaim his fortune and left them to eke out a living in a village far from their home in the city. But when Bryony is caught in a snowstorm and takes refuge in an ... more >
Life isn’t all love and cupcakes … Katie has had her fair share of bad luck, but when she finally realises her dream of opening a bakery it seems things can only get better. But the reality of running a business hits Katie hard and whilst her partner, Steve, tries ... more >
Resistance (Reawakening: Book Two) Overthrowing the Shadow that ruled Tiallat was only the first step. For rebel leader Iskandir, rebuilding his shattered country is an even greater challenge. A poor harvest, religious conflict, and years of tyrannical governance combine with the challenge of getting the soldiers of the Shadow’s army ... more >
Dear Virginia Kantra, I’ve enjoyed all your Dare Island books, but I think this one might just be my favourite of the lot (so far at least). Gabe Murphy is a former Marine, who met Luke Fletcher in boot camp. Gabe’s home life was troubled and he enlisted at age ... more >