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Daisy's Dilemma
Daisy's Dilemma
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5.0 out of 5 stars Regency drama, 11 July 2015
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Daisy is the sister of Mariah, from Anne Stenhouse’s first Regency novel Mariah’s Marriage. Having thought that what she wanted was to be married to Mr John Brent, Daisy finds her feelings for him cooling (one reason being his unnatural interest, for a man, in domestic arrangements). At the same time, being in proximity to her distant cousin, Reuben Longreach, makes her feel hot and bothered – he does seem to be the only person to understand her but she’s worried he might have ulterior motives; she is very wealthy after all. This has all you want in a Regency novel – a heroine with a mind very much her own, a hero made of flesh and blood, and a villainy lawyer. It also has an intricate plot that takes the reader from the great house in Grosvenor Square to the London docks – with a dash of Scots mist thrown in. Loved it.


Beauty Tips For Girls
Beauty Tips For Girls
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4.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended, 30 Jun. 2015
As the title suggests, teenage magazines play a part in this story, in particular one called Misty which doles out sexual advice to its underage readers, snipes bitchily about celebrities, and carries advertisements for cosmetic surgery. Avid reader of it, fifteen-year-old Katie has no female in her life to guide her – her mother Corinne hit the bottle after the death of Katie’s little brother while her dad tries to run his farm on the west coast of Scotland and look after her as best he can. Only Katie’s teacher, Jane, seems to realise that all is not well with her pupil and, after Katie runs away, gets involved in the search for her.
Cleverly told by Katie, Corinne and Jane alternately – this is well written, poignant, insightful and blackly funny. Highly recommended.


Her Forget-Me-Not Ex
Her Forget-Me-Not Ex
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4.0 out of 5 stars A great holiday read, 30 Jun. 2015
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When the father of her ex-husband Luc becomes very ill Natasha finds herself with his family in Provence, pretending that they are still married. His parents and sister have no idea that their short-lived, acrimonious marriage ended in divorce. Forced to spend more time together than they ever did before – and share a bedroom – Luc and Natasha (the story is told from both their viewpoints) get to know each better and rekindle their initial attraction. Rich businessman Luc (they flew to France in his private plane) has always held off from committing himself to any woman – except his ex-wife; and Natasha’s upbringing has made her wary of depending on anyone except herself. This time, the reader really hopes, things will go better for them. A great holiday read – especially if you’re in Provence.


Sunshine Through the Rain
Sunshine Through the Rain
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4.0 out of 5 stars Sunshine through the rain, 21 May 2015
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Ellen’s transition from no-baggage career girl to hands-on guardian to her sister’s children (and animals) is very believable, as is her slow-burning romance with neighbour Kit. I loved the authenticity of the farming background too. Well-written and a delightful read.


Over The Garden Fence: A collection of 24 short stories.
Over The Garden Fence: A collection of 24 short stories.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Gardener's world, 27 April 2015
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Stories by a multi-published writer of magazine short stories (and of three novels) – some of these stories have appeared in magazines, others were specially written for the theme of over the garden fence. Don’t expect roses-round-the-door stories though. Although the blooms may literally be there – ‘the welcoming porch was almost smothered in dusky apricot roses and creamy jasmine’ – in the first story Black and White, Benjamin is too concerned about his cousin Felicity to appreciate them. There’s some magic afoot but is it black or white? The other stories are equally unexpected in different ways. Read them and see for yourself.


Blackadder
Blackadder
by John Keir Cross
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Blackadder goes forth, 13 April 2015
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Book arrived on time and as described. Delighted with it.


Paris in Love
Paris in Love
by Eloisa James
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5.0 out of 5 stars Paris in Love, 4 April 2015
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Arrived on time and as specified.


The Emerald Comb
The Emerald Comb
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4.0 out of 5 stars Family secrets, 19 Mar. 2015
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Gorgeous cover! Katie’s tracing her family tree has been just a hobby – but then she and her husband are able to buy a house that belonged to her family two hundred years ago, and she becomes almost obsessed with her research further into the past. As the story moves between the 21st and 19th centuries the reader can piece together the family’s dark secrets.
Quite often in a novel with a dual narrative one strand is more interesting than the other – not so here; each was equally compelling. A great read.


In The Shadow Of The Hill
In The Shadow Of The Hill
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4.0 out of 5 stars Move over Rebus et al, 20 Jan. 2015
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Tartan noir has moved north and west, to Inverness and the Isle of Harris. In the Shadow of the Hill has got everything – terrific plot, good characters, great of places (urban and remote) and some heart-thumping moments, the kind that make you wish you weren’t still reading when everyone else is asleep and the house is dark … but you can’t help turning the page. And it has a mind-boggling twist , so mind-boggling that I had to put my Kindle down for five minutes and try to grasp it. I was a little disappointed right at the end when the point of view shifted (will say no more so as not to spoil) but I hope we’ll hear lots more of Joe and his colleagues.


No Time Like Now
No Time Like Now
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4.0 out of 5 stars Romantic suspense, 12 Dec. 2014
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Mary Stewart was the doyenne of romantic suspense writing with her 1940s and 50s novels set in locations most British people would not have visited at that time. The novelist writing contemporary romantic suspense must have a harder task because people travel more now, or know places through film and television, and modern communications make isolated jeopardy less likely (which is good news in real life of course!). But No Time Like Now is a credibly suspenseful story set in rural Marjorca. Scottish protagonist Megan’s past catches up with her when a party of geologists arrives in the hostel she works in, and she is put in danger when she finds a body on the beach. Good story and great sense of place.


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