Review: The Mills & Boon Modern Girl’s Guide to Growing Old Disgracefully by Ada Adverse

Posted June 7, 2017 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: The Mills & Boon Modern Girl’s Guide to Growing Old Disgracefully by Ada Adverse

This is another fun list from Mills and Boon. All about growing old. And lets be honest everyone grows old, we grow old ever day. Some of us just need a few tips in that department. Or two…. And if we are being perfectly honest it’s not about growing old disgracefully it is all about growing old with style. Even if a bit of finesse is missing. This A-Z listing of hilarious and as usual an over the top guide. Every page was neatly defined in the vintage pictures. Both words and images managed to define the amusing side of motherhood perfectly. This is a quick easy read that you can dip into as the mood takes you. Every page had something to laugh at, something to make me smile. This would be the perfect gift for anyone, any time in the year. Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 211 other subscribers Email Address

Review / Blog Tour: Leopard at the Door by Jennifer McVeigh

Posted June 5, 2017 by Charlotte in Blog Tour, Reviews / 0 Comments
Review / Blog Tour: Leopard at the Door by Jennifer McVeigh

1950s colonial Kenya made for an atmospheric setting  for Leopard at the Door, as Rachel returns home to place that is not the same as she once remembered. Jennifer’s writing about Kenya is beautifully moving and wonderfully descriptive. I honestly felt like I was standing next to Rachel. At times Rachel is frustratingly and infuriatingly naive. It is obvious that she has lived a sheltered life and while it has protected her from some things it has left her exposed to others. She also has a huge secret from her childhood. One that could impact those around her. But she is afraid of revealing what she knows and worries about what will happen. One thing that I really didn’t like the idea of Rachel’s love interest, the fact that that person had played a significant role in her childhood did make me negative to the idea, rather than endear me. I liked the idea that he protected Rachel, especially from Steven. A man who was creepy and basically a disgusting human being. His moral compass just didn’t seem to exist. I wish that her father had done more to keep her in England and once she returned home to protect her. In m […]

Review / Blog Tour: All the Good Things by Clare Fisher

Posted June 3, 2017 by Charlotte in Blog Tour, Reviews / 0 Comments
Review / Blog Tour: All the Good Things by Clare Fisher

Sometimes we can’t help but think of the bad. The overwhelming sense of what has gone wrong and what we could have done better. It overtakes our life. Sometimes we cannot see right for doing wrong. Sometimes we can’t look past the bad to find the good. This is what All the Good Things is about. Sometimes we just have to start small to find the good – like making a list of all the good things. It can be surprising sometimes how such a small thing can play such a big part in your life. Little things are often the biggest things in life. This is a highly emotional read that will pull on our heart. While in prison Beth is asked by her councillor to make a list of the good things in life. Through this list we get a sense of Beth’s life and what has led to this moment. Beth talks about her past in a simple and pragmatic way. Through her telling you get a sense that she never saw anything about her life as not normal. I loved the portrayal of Beth, of her life. She writes expressively and vividly and allows us into her life […]

Review: Show Stopper by Hayley Barker

Posted June 1, 2017 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Show Stopper by Hayley Barker

If you are after something a bit like Caravel or a bit like Hunger Games then look no further. This book will suit you down to the ground. I don’t normally compare books to other books in my reviews. Mainly because I find it to be a little bit false. But that is not the case with this book. And my comparisons certainly ring true. I liked the extremity of the racial divide between the ‘dregs’ and the ‘natural born’ citizens. A concept that we have seen throughout history but has never gone this far. If it did this is how I imagine it would all end. The dregs have been pushed aside, used for entertainment and  servants. Not considered worthy of attention. However my favourite bit about this story is the action scenes in the circus. I wish that the whole story had been set in the circus. Because they had my heart racing and the scenes there kept surprising me again and again. The skills that Hoshiko has a tight-rope walker is fantastic. Especially when you see how abused and put down the circus performers are. What I was not expecting was how dark and gruesome the detailing of […]

Monthly Round-Up! May 2017

Posted May 31, 2017 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Monthly Round-Up! May 2017

Monthly feature, linking everything that has happened in the last month, posted on the last day of said month. Currently reading: Reviews: Blog Tours:   Through the Letterbox: Challenges: As per usual I’m participating in the Goodreads Challenge. For Movie Musical Challenge I watched: Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 211 other subscribers Email Address