New to Monroe, Colorado, is a little family. Jules Young is
nervous, because she has kidnapped her younger brothers and
sister as her stepmother won't give her custody. The
resourceful kids love Jules but she now has to provide for
them and change identities in the exciting RUN TO Read more...
Can you believe this is the twenty-sixth book in this
cheerful Virginia series? The chatty tabby cat Mrs Murphy
and her friends Pewter the grey cat and Tee Tucker the
corgi make a welcome return in A HISS BEFORE DYING. Autumn
colours make the countryside even more beautiful as Read more...
Fans of the popular Icicle
Falls series have a treat in
store. Ever needed some basic home renovation done? Ever
felt that project was taking too long or going nowhere?
Meet Stef, Cassie and Griffin, each with a home repair Read more...
I'm entering the Hollow
City series at the second book,
which is not ideal, but we all grab interesting books when
we see them. The setting is Brooklyn in modern day and book
two is A FALLING KNIFE. To Read more...
Frances or Frankie Sheba has been in foster care for most
of her seventeen years, and while her life isn't too bad,
she loves to escape into fantasy books. The used bookstore
down the road is closing, so she accepts a job of helping
to pack the stock. As Read more...
As I enjoy driving and camping around Ireland I was
interested to read THE RULE OF THE LAND: WALKING IRELAND'S
The island of Ireland was divided in the early twentieth
century when the southern part gained independence from
Britain, but the largely Protestant population of the
northern six Read more...
I haven't read any chick-lit for a while, but I am sure
they used not to be so full of strong language and
obsessing about sex. Nothing wrong with that, provided the
reader knows what she's getting. You might want to pass ONE
SIZE FITS ALL around Read more...
This is one of those fun frontier stories of a temporary or
convenient relationship to preserve appearances. Only in
the case of A TEMPORARY FAMILY the stakes are quite a bit
higher. In 1869 Nebraska, the wounds left by the recent
war still run deep. A young woman travelling with Read more...
Having read the previous two YA books about brothers
growing up in New Jersey, GARLIC BREAD FOR EUGENE and
LEMONADE FOR EUGENE, I was keen to continue the adventure.
Henry takes looking after his younger brother very
seriously as their dad has died. Their explorations of life
and the neighbourhood Read more...
I enjoy Patricia Davids' looks at various aspects of Amish
life. In her latest offering, we meet Lillian Keim who is
quite content to be a teacher at Bowman's Crossing.
Unmarried women usually get this job, and if she marries
she will have to leave. What a dilemma for Read more...
Twenty-five years that should have been spent home-making
were spent horseback riding. If that quote from a newspaper
of her day doesn't give you a feel for Elizabeth, Empress
of Austria-Hungary, nothing will. Known to family as SISI,
this lady was the great beauty of her Read more...
If March has given you a love of all things Irish, you
might want to grab a copy of the Ireland-based exciting
romance TRYING SOPHIE. Our main character Sophie Newport is
half-Irish, half-American, growing up in Ireland without
being pretty and suffering the disgrace of her dad Read more...
I first met Maggie Sefton's Knitting
Mysteries because I
was buying them for my mother, who knits. Naturally I read
the cosy mystery too and I have been enjoying them ever
since. By the time of KNIT Read more...
Leah Yoder is unique among Amish heroines I have read to
date. She went to South America to be a missionary with her
Mennonite husband, but when a fever struck, she was
widowed. Now returned to Delaware, she seeks the services
of Read more...
Crossing is the series and the town, set in the
middle of British Columbia. HOLIDAY IN YOUR HEART is the
eighth and final book which brings Mo Kincaid to reunite
with his ex-wife and kid. Nobody was surprised Read more...
In this crime thriller, a copy editor at a major newspaper
is found hanging in the printing department. Suicide or
murder? UNPUNISHED is the second in the Gardiner and
Renner series about a crime scene technician and
forensics Read more...
The latest case for Londoner DI
Geraldine Steel involves
a tawdry means of disposing of a body; dumped in a wheelie
bin outside a charity shop. In DEADLY ALIBI the shop in
Highgate High Street is quiet, until the staff Read more...
As a horse-mad young adult I read J. Frank Dobie's factual
book The Mustangs. Later I read Robert Denhardt's The Horse
Of the Americas. If you're like me, you will need no
introduction to the American Mustang horse. But on reading
LAST CHANCE MUSTANG you will Read more...
This wistful, witty and carefully crafted YA story will be
enjoyed by anyone who remembers programming the Commodore
64 or being a kid who didn't fit in. THE IMPOSSIBLE
FORTRESS is the name of an early version of a videogame
designed and written by our eponymous hero, Billy Marvin Read more...