Where Are We Tomorrow

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2 “Oddballs, each of them, unusual females employed in an industry that encouraged them to be neutral, even neutered, to not cultivate their feminine sides. The road had no room for babies, or for husbands, or for personal relationships.” Meet Alex, Lily, Kat and Brooke. Four women, intimately drawn…

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Falling in Florence

⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2 Sofia is a young Italian woman, recently graduated from college, who comes from a large Sicilian family that runs an Italian restaurant in Galveston, Texas. With five protective brothers and a deep and close relationship with her loving family, Sofia is eager to make her own mark on…

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Falling For a French Dream

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “They ate lunch outside, sitting in the enclosed small garden area at the back of the farmhouse. Weathered painted furniture, pots of lavender and rosemary, sweet-smelling old fashioned roses, trailing geraniums tumbling down the stone wall, bougainvillea climbing the pillars that the rusty hinges of the ancient wrought-iron gates…

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Rat Island

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ A near-perfect heart-stoppingly intense NY crime story - I read this almost straight through, hovering between intense interest in the events unfolding and an equally intense sickly anxiety for what I feared was going to happen next. Callum Burke, our main protagonist, is a Hong Kong cop with a…

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The Secret Keeper’s Daughter

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Holly Aitken, snug in her cottage in a holiday village on the Suffolk coast of the North Sea, loves her husband Jordan, her new baby Benji, and her seven-year-old daughter Marley, absolutely and unconditionally. So when Marley, typically a bright and bubbly chatterbox, begins to exhibit strange and unsettling…

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Runaway at Sea

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ A hold-on-to-the-edge-of-your seat childrens’ adventure book for salty dogs and their sea-mates everywhere. Robert and Michael, twelve and fourteen years old, respectively, are runaways - each of them seeking escape from the harshness of a young world that seems to have no place for them. “Robert had had enough.…

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Small Forgotten Moments

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Part chilling ghost story, part absorbing mystery , “Small Forgotten Moments” resonates with a spine-chilling eeriness that is reminiscent of Gothic classics such as “Jane Eyre” or “Wuthering Heights”. Jo Mckye, our narrator, is an artist, living with a terrifying problem - she has no memory of anything that…

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Black Reed Bay

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Compulsively readable, “Black Reed Bay “ is crime fiction at its summit. One of my true joys is finding superb new authors, - authors whose writing style, characterization and plotting hit the sweet spot that defines what reading does for me - takes me away into another world where…

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