Road of the lost

🌟🌟🌟🌟 Richly populated with fae, pixies, sprites, dryads and other magical beings, this Teen/YA fantasy is the story of our seventeen-year-old heroine, Croi, as she journeys into self-discovery, traveling from the predictable safety of her life in Humanworld to the beauties, mysteries and dangers she will encounter in the unknown…

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Summer at the French Cafe

🌟🌟🌟🌟 A somewhat bittersweet look at love and abandonment, and the long and twisty road, perhaps unreachable after all, that one must follow to heal. Katerina (Kat) is a thirty-seven year old former journalist, now Manager of a bookshop/cafe in a particularly lovely area of France, -Strasbourg, on the eastern…

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So Long Chester Wheeler

🌟🌟🌟🌟 Lewis Madigan is, or rather, was, a twenty-four year old software developer. Now Lewis, unemployed and desperate, has the dubious task of caring for Chester Wheeler, his terminally-ill and decidedly unpleasant next-door-neighbor. Chester is homophobic, mean-spirited and totally dependent on external care - a situation made all the more…

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Earth’s the right place for love

πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸβž• With a main protagonist calling to mind apple pie and sunshine, (still at that difficult stage, but at his essence, a gentle optimist, so clearly packaged up with love), a plot oozing with the bittersweet essence of interminably-awkward high-school ardor, and a backdrop of equal parts excruciating and heart-melting…

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Cold Cold Bones

Book 21 in the Temperance Brennan Series 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Just in case there is any reader out there not familiar with this series (it could happen!), Temperance Brennan, the sometimes irascible, always ingenious forensic-anthropologist, ex-alcoholic, divorced mother of kick-butt Katy Peterson, is a force to be reckoned with. As she performs…

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Mad Honey

πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸ’« Part murder-mystery, all character-based slow reveal, this story oozes sweetness and danger in a delectable unwind, a gradual pooling of cloying tension, fear, and poignant urgency as we are forced to question - what do we really know, after all, about those we cannot help but love? Set in…

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Love Marriage

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 A gorgeously-written emotional mine-field, so impeccably crafted these characters will sit with you, telling their stories and holding your heart, long after the final reading. Told from alternating third-person POVs, the story opens us to the world of our main protagonist, Yasmin Ghorami, a London-based junior doctor of Bengali…

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A Boring Wife Settles the Score

🌟🌟🌟🌟 The sequel to the hilarious β€œAutopsy of a Boring Wife” (a book this reader adored) this edition follows the further adventures of Diane, a middle-aged housewife, deserted by her cheating husband in the first book, and now, two years later, working to regain some of her footing in her…

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The Personal Assistant

🌟🌟🌟🌟 Thick with menace and foreboding, this creepy and stylish thriller is a modern-day techno-horror parable - a warning that any individual’s life, in the virtual arena, is as malleable as the imagination (and motivation) of its digital author (be it benevolent or dastardly). Alex Hutchinson is living the dream.…

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