Mrs. C. Colbert

Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,512
Helpful votes received on reviews: 83% (719 of 871)
Location: Blackburn, Lancashire, UK
In My Own Words:
I enjoy reading and reviewing, mainly books but I will review most other products. I have a book review blog called Carole's Book Corner - please take a look, I welcome comments!

I enjoy playing with gadgets and trying out new ones. I like walking, listening to music, all types. In summer (if the sun ever shines!) I love to barbecue and get into the garden.
I also love to bake, love watching films, taking photos, especiall… Read more

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,512 - Total Helpful Votes: 719 of 871
Ivy Lane: Spring: Part 1 by Cathy Bramley
Ivy Lane: Spring: Part 1 by Cathy Bramley
Ivy Lane: Spring is the first in a four part series featuring Tilly Parker, who has moved 20 miles away to escape the pitying smiles and awkward silences. She has a new job, new home and now plot 16B at Ivy Lane allotments where she wants to keep busy and keep herself to herself ..... well, that was her plan! This describes the state of her allotment when she first sees it:

'So this was to be my 'new interest'. Hands on hips, I surveyed the brambles, nettles, thistles, dockleaves and some other trailing weed and tried to conjure up positive thoughts.'

Tilly is 28, a teacher in a Junior School and has such a lovely personality that you can't help but warm to her… Read more
Dyed and Gone (Azalea March Mystery Series) by Beth Yarnall
4.0 out of 5 stars Witty and Fun Read, 16 April 2014
Dyed and Gone is such a fabulously witty and fun read. Set in the crazy world of Las Vegas at the hair-styling equivalent of the Oscars, our protagonists, Azalea March, her Hair Salon business partner and best friend, Vivian, together with their stylist Juan Carlos are just there to have a good time.......but in cozy mystery land, of course, things never turn out as planned!

The basic premise is that Vivian confesses to killing her friend Dhane, Azalea know she's innocent and determines to prove otherwise whilst finding the real killer. Simple!

"And Vivian is covering up for someone. Someone worth protecting enough that she's willing to become Big Bertha's… Read more
Precious Thing by Colette Mcbeth
Precious Thing by Colette Mcbeth
Precious Thing is spoken by Rachel, a News Reporter in London who is sent to cover a missing persons story in Brighton. It is at the news briefing that she is shocked to discover that the missing woman is her best friend Clara.

Rachel narrates her story in a series of flashbacks from their first meeting, it goes back and forth from the present to the past. Right from the beginning of the book we are told that the story is a letter to Clara, I thought the style of which gave an eerie feel to the book.

Rachel tries to find Clara whilst also trying to unravel the secrets of their friendship, a friendship that she felt sure was meant to be, 'we were two missing pieces of… Read more

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