Kids Read for Fun – Our Thumbs-up Recommendations Ages 7-12

I've received a couple of requests in the past few months (and witnessed a couple of tweets also) asking for author/series/title recommendations for children of various ages. I love these requests as it's always enlightening to see what other kids' have enjoyed reading and there's always an abundance of great advice on Twitter so you … Continue reading Kids Read for Fun – Our Thumbs-up Recommendations Ages 7-12

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Book Review: The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale

The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale The Blurb: Do you remember when you believed in magic? The Emporium opens with the first frost of winter. It is the same every year. Across the city, when children wake to see ferns of white stretched across their windows, or walk to school to hear ice crackling underfoot, the … Continue reading Book Review: The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale

Book Review: How to Build a Car by Adrian Newey

The Blurb: 'Adrian has a unique gift for understanding drivers and racing cars. He is ultra competitive but never forgets to have fun. An immensely likeable man.' Damon Hill The world’s foremost designer in Formula One, Adrian Newey OBE is arguably one of Britain’s greatest engineers and this is his fascinating, powerful memoir. How to … Continue reading Book Review: How to Build a Car by Adrian Newey

Book Review: How To Be Happy by Eva Woods

The Blurb: Annie is at her lowest ever when she meets Polly, who has a brain tumour. Polly wants to make a difference before she goes, to prove to Annie that happiness is a habit and that Annie can be happy again. After losing everything, Annie has given up on life. Then she meets colourful, … Continue reading Book Review: How To Be Happy by Eva Woods

Book Review: The Best Little Christmas Shop by Maxine Morrey

The Blurb: Come home for Christmas to the Best Little Christmas Shop – the snowiest, cosiest place you can be! Home for the holidays… Icing gingerbread men, arranging handmade toys and making up countless Christmas wreaths in her family’s cosy little Christmas shop isn’t usually globe-trotter Lexi’s idea of fun. But it’s all that’s keeping … Continue reading Book Review: The Best Little Christmas Shop by Maxine Morrey

Book Review: Christmas at Hope Cottage by Lily Graham

Christmas at Hope Cottage by Lily Graham The Blurb: In the little village of Whistling, with its butterscotch cottages and rolling green hills, snow is beginning to fall. Christmas is coming, and Emma Halloway is on her way home. When thirty-year-old food writer Emma Halloway gets dumped then knocked off her bike, she’s broken in … Continue reading Book Review: Christmas at Hope Cottage by Lily Graham

Book Review: Coming Home to the Comfort Food Café by Debbie Johnson

Coming Home to The Comfort Food Café by Debbie Johnson The Blurb: Come home to the Comfort Food Café and cosy up with a mug of hot chocolate and an extra sprinkle of romance! When Zoe’s best friend Kate dies of breast cancer, her whole world is turned upside down. Within hours, she goes from … Continue reading Book Review: Coming Home to the Comfort Food Café by Debbie Johnson

My Selection of October’s New Book Releases

  There are some exciting and lustworthy new releases coming out through October; here are the ones that have caught my eye. I'm hoping this list is useful for anyone looking for book treat/gift inspiration:   YA Fiction: All The Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater released 10th October by Scholastic Akata Warrior by Nnedi Okora released … Continue reading My Selection of October’s New Book Releases

Book Review: Christmas at Mistletoe Cove by Holly Martin

Christmas At Mistletoe Cove by Holly Martin Book 3 of the Hope Island series   Blurb: Christmas has arrived at Hope Island, promising snowflakes, surprises and plenty of seasonal joy. So snuggle up and fall in love at Mistletoe Cove … Growing up on Hope Island, Eden Lancaster always believed that if you wished hard enough for … Continue reading Book Review: Christmas at Mistletoe Cove by Holly Martin