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Top Reviewer Ranking: 8,452 - Total Helpful Votes: 44 of 51
Twelve Days of Christmas by Trisha Ashley
Twelve Days of Christmas by Trisha Ashley
4.0 out of 5 stars Pleasant and undemanding, 26 July 2014
Holly, for various good reasons, does not celebrate Christmas. So when she’s asked, at the last moment, to take on a house-sitting assignment in the festive season she jumps at the chance of escaping from her well-meaning and loving family.

However she doesn't bargain for the friendliness of the people she meets, nor the way she feels oddly drawn to take on responsibilities that are nothing to do with her contract. Then, when it seems as if she might be able to escape after all, the weather takes a turn for the worse and she’s holed up with a motley crowd of people…

As with everything else I've read by Trisha Ashley there are places where the tenses are annoyingly… Read more
Feeding The Ducks (and other Twist In The Tale sho&hellip by Della Galton
Each of the stories in this book features likable people in believable situations which generally turn out to be not quite as they first appear. They are classed as ‘twist in the tail’, but whereas that genre can be quite spooky or unpleasant, these are all delightfully gentle stories where most of the endings made me smile.

My only gripe with this book is that it’s so short. There are just five short stories in all, including the title one. I hadn't noticed that when I started reading, although there’s a useful index at the beginning. Thus it was rather a disappointment when I was only a little over 52% through on my Kindle to realise that I had come to the end: the rest of the… Read more
Where the Heart Is by Sue Moorcroft
Where the Heart Is by Sue Moorcroft
The story opens in 1968. It’s about Sylvana, a Maltese girl who has fallen in love with Rob, an English military man. Her family are typically Mediterranean and family-orientated, so they expect her to marry a nice Maltese boy and settle down in their neighbourhood. So although they like Rob, they’re not very happy when he and Sylvana decide that they want to be married.

The book then follows their relationship as Sylvana has to deal with the demands (sometimes quite unreasonable) of the army, and also to cope with the bitterly cold weather she finds when she moves to England for a while. Her bewilderment and culture shock are very believable, as is the contrast between Rob’s… Read more

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