I’m so pleased to be taking part in the Quercus Blogger Book Club this summer. The Lavender House was my final book for the summer!
Nancy de Freitas is the glue that holds her family together. Caught between her ageing, ailing mother Frances, and her struggling daughter Louise, frequent user of Nancy’s babysitting services, it seems Nancy’s fate is to quietly go on shouldering the burden of responsibility for all four generations. Her divorce four years ago put paid to any thoughts of a partner to share her later years with. Now it looks like her family is all she has.
Continue reading Review: The Lavender House by Hilary Boyd
I’m so pleased to be taking part in the Quercus Blogger Book Club this summer. Florence Grace was my second book for the summer and has continued the summer of fantastic reads!
Florrie Buckley is an orphan, living on the wind-blasted moors of Cornwall. It’s a hard existence but Florrie is content; she runs wild in the mysterious landscape.
Continue reading Review: Florence Grace by Tracy Rees
I’m so pleased to be taking part in the Quercus Blogger Book Club this summer. Last Dance in Havana was my first book for the summer and if it is anything to go by it’s going to be a great summer of reading!
Cuba, 1958. Elisa is only sixteen years old when she meets Duardo and she knows he’s the love of her life from the moment they first dance the rumba together in downtown Havana. But Duardo is a rebel, determined to fight in Castro’s army, and Elisa is forced to leave behind her homeland and rebuild her life in distant England. But how can she stop longing for the warmth of Havana, when the music of the rumba still calls to her?
Continue reading Review: Last Dance in Havana by Rosanna Ley