Natasha Lester’s newest novel, The French Photographer, is out! And it’s every bit as delicious as her three other Historic Fiction novels: Her Mother’s Secret, A Kiss From Mr Fitzgerald (which made me bawl so much I went to work with puffy red eyes and faced a lot of questions and strange looks), and The… Continue reading Natasha Lester and The French Photographer
The French Photographer by Natasha Lester My rating: 5 of 5 stars Oh, Natasha Lester has a beautiful way with words! For starters, she taught me a few new ones—bathetic, pleached—and for another she never expects me to know French, or to look it up; neither does she patronize those who do by translating. But… Continue reading Review: The French Photographer
Saving You by Charlotte Nash My rating: 5 of 5 stars What an emotional read! And so filled with gut-wrenching imagery. Take an early airport scene as an example – it starts with Mallory waiting almost awkwardly, dressed to the nines and holding up a hand-made welcome home sign, where you kind of want to… Continue reading Review: Saving You
Small Gods by Terry Pratchett My rating: 5 of 5 stars Ever wondered what happens to gods on the Discworld when people stop believing in them? Or worse, when people believe more in the religion than in the god? This is one turtle’s fight to regain his almighty and feared status. In the meantime, the… Continue reading
I kinda realized recently, that I haven’t been blogging for a while. And that I’m way behind on my book reviews – I’m only half a dozen behind on Goodreads and Twitter, but probably thirty behind on Instagram, and Instagram’s my favourite. I’m also behind on my writing. I haven’t written for so long I… Continue reading Can I Learn How To Self-Publish?
Moving Pictures by Terry Pratchett My rating: 5 of 5 stars Moving Pictures is a return to familiar characters doing familiar things: the beloved Patrician, who caused a servant to have ‘chosen of his own free will to become a spy’ given the alternative of ‘choosing of his own free will to be thrown into… Continue reading Review: Moving Pictures (Discworld #10)
Eric by Terry Pratchett My rating: 2 of 5 stars The plot to Eric is forced (no pun intended). Was Sir Terry too distracted by his work on the really good stuff of his next few instalments? Was Eric originally a venture into short stories that he hurriedly linked together when a deadline arose? At… Continue reading Review: Eric (Discworld #9)