Sunday, 29 November 2020

Review: My Darling from the Lions

My Darling from the Lions My Darling from the Lions by Rachel Long
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

OMG I can’t listen to this audio book any longer.

I knew it was going to be hard subject matters but the reading of this is just driving me crazy.
It’s monotone, no pitch, no power, no strength to the reading.

It’s definitely hard subjects. I would have stuck with it but for.....oh that voice!

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Review: The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper

The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The concentration on these five victims of Jack the Ripper were stunningly put over in a very well presented view.

Thinking of the life back then, the era of a very male dominated life for women and how they were treated, viewed and used made for an overwhelming argument and full understanding that the image that many of us have are of women of the night. Prostitutes......I’ve had that in my mind for years.
Reading this gave me some food for thought.

Outstanding book.

I did listen to this on audio, I preferred that than reading it.

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Saturday, 28 November 2020

Review: Christmas at Mistletoe Lodge: New Holiday Romances to Benefit St. Jude Hospital

Christmas at Mistletoe Lodge: New Holiday Romances to Benefit St. Jude Hospital Christmas at Mistletoe Lodge: New Holiday Romances to Benefit St. Jude Hospital by Sabrina York
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I read Christmas at Mistletoe lodge then I watched the dvd.
It made a good change to just read and watch something that doesn’t cause a lot of effort.

Great story, some sad bits some joyful bits and some predictable bits but who cares! I liked it!

Not read the others yet

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Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Review: One of Us Is Lying

One of Us Is Lying One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I say this is an outstanding‘whodunnit “. The twists, turns and cul-de-sac plots were right up my alley.

It’s YA at its very best! Excellent. Has more layers than an onion. I loved peeling off each layer only for my eyes to smart the deeper I delved.

What a remarkable plot.

I realise I’m late, I feel like Roger Rabbit in Alice and wonderland......running after time, but, I finally got to this realising there are more in this series now. I’m definitely up for more.

Looking through the reviews I can honestly say, yep, the hype was true guys.

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Saturday, 14 November 2020

Review: Me

Me Me by Elton John
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was quite young when I discovered Elton John through a friend who absolutely idolised him.
Loved his music, his sincerity and his outrageousness.

Reading this honest “close up and personal “ account of his earlier life with his parents how hard that life was as a child in so very many ways brought home to me how our upbringing influences us in ways we may never imagine.

The “rock ‘n roll “ years was surely a huge exciting time plus a time of highs and lows quite literally. Sex, booze and rock ‘n roll in it’s full flow.

I remember his first marriage. And the breakup and his “coming out”.

Great song writer, great singer, fab entertainer.

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Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Review: Girl Gone Mad

Girl Gone Mad Girl Gone Mad by Avery Bishop
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a delicious book to devour, it was different than many books I’ve read lately so I was thoroughly invested in this one.

The Harpies

I think they should have been called something else! Vicious little madams who tormented Grace. The quieter one of the pact.
Something terrible happened and years later events are unfolding.........
Suicides are happening....
But why?
And why are they “seeing” Grace? Grace is dead!


A very well written book with lots of readers to get their teeth into.

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Review: All Is Not Forgotten

All Is Not Forgotten All Is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was an amazing read for me.
Yes it has a rape story in this which it’s centres around however, it’s also telling us about this drug that can be used to erase parts of memory, this was the bit I was enthralled with.

It’s such a well written laid out book.

The person she is talking to (therapy) is also an intriguing factor.
He also is helping her mother and father through this.

We get to meet some other “patients “ within these pages.

I was riveted throughout and the twist at the end was extraordinary that really spooked my senses.

This author has fast become a favourite of mine. I have read books by her in the past and now this has rekindled my eagerness to see what other books I’ve missed by her.

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Sunday, 8 November 2020

Review: 17 Church Row

17 Church Row 17 Church Row by James Carol
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Oh my word. Why didn’t I get to this book sooner.

I decided I’d listen to this on audio as I saw it ready to download that day no reserve on it.

I started to listen to it while I was driving somewhere. Then a bit more when preparing our meal and cooking it. I got so caught up in it’s tight plot.

17 Church Row was supposed to have a high security on it. And it did. But what if something was already inside when you’d moved in?

There’s family anguish within the pages of this story. Very sad. But there’s also something very questionable that after read it you will reflect on how eerie this is in our century in history.

It’s gripping.

I loved the atmosphere the tenseness and the way this book questioned our Internet uses.



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