LAND ON FIRE with its subtitle, How Extreme Wildfire Is
Reshaping the West, is an accurate description of the
contents. If you live near a forest and have smelt smoke,
you are probably well informed about the risk in your
immediate neighbourhood. But fires are becoming more
frequent as the Read more...
While this is a fiction book, of course it is based on some
measure of true personal experience. Who among us would
like to call herself a domestic failure? CONFESSIONS OF A
DOMESTIC FAILURE sounds scary.
Our protagonist Ashley married in her early thirties, and
is now a stay-home Read more...
Another puzzle occurs for the girls who are
discovering 'Fairy Senses' in this series for young
readers. So far the senses like hearing and sight have been
awarded to different girls and one boy in order that they
can see or hear fairies, unlike everyone else. What the
fairies want Read more...
Third in the Mistress
Jaffrey Mystery series comes a fine
old puzzle. We likes our ales in Cornwall, we does, and we
don't hold with strangers poking their nose in, which is
like to lead to MURDER IN A Read more...
This enjoyable romance deposits three feisty little boys
onto an unmarried lady in 1896. Just like today, they've
got colds and ear-aches, and at nine months they take a lot
of holding and feeding. THE RANCHER'S SURPRISE TRIPLETS are
left by an unfortunate woman who is beggared Read more...
This Young Adult book will be enjoyed by adults too,
provided they don't mind the unusual format. Alex is a
space-obsessed kid of eleven who is busy recording a
message to aliens on other planets, and he wants to send a
Golden iPod into space on his own Read more...
Reissued by the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust in
electronic form is this 1954 classic THREE SINGLES TO
ADVENTURE. Gerald Durrell was a lifelong animal enthusiast
who spent a decade collecting animals for zoos and
conservation efforts, before settling down and establishing
his own conservation trust and zoo on the British Read more...
Having read an enchanting book on owls of the world, by
artist Matt Sewell, I was delighted to find another in the
same vein. A CHARM OF GOLDFINCHES AND OTHER COLLECTIVE
NOUNS looks at a host of natural nouns and the creatures
they describe. We all know a pride of Read more...
This fourth in the series of memoirs by Anu Vasisht's
daughter, Shabnam Vasisht, takes us through Anu's later
years as a school principal in India and into her
retirement. We see the title is very apt, because Anu was
tugged in many directions both physically and emotionally
during Read more...
Rebecca Holt stands up to her businessman husband when his
partner disappears under a cloud. Accusations of
embezzlement are hard to shake. For the sake of their son
Matthew, she insists on a divorce - they've grown so far
apart and Tim has become very unpleasant under stress. Then
Rebecca Read more...
Set during the tumult of the Spanish invasion of the
Americas, this strongly-themed romance drew me from the
start. THE SPANIARD'S INNOCENT MAIDEN is a girl from the
Totonac tribe, which are oppressed by and fearful of the
Aztecs. The Totonac at first see the Spaniards as their Read more...
I love this short and sweet picture book about a lively cat
and her big adventure outdoors.
Pixie has a loving family to care for her, but she is
determined to find out what the world outside the window
smell and feels like. She wants to chase butterflies and
touch Read more...
I was surprised by how quickly this romance book grabbed me
and made me feel for the characters. THE COWBOY'S EASTER
FAMILY WISH may sound as if a few elements were forced
together for the title, but the storytelling is seamless.
Maddie McGregor has quite a burden to contend Read more...
Whether you love horses for sports, beauty or hard work,
this comprehensive and up to the minute encyclopaedia is a
wonderful compendium of knowledge. If you're like me you
won't be able to stop turning the pages. The beautiful
colour photos of breeds, sports and many facets of Read more...
For fans of the Scottish
Highlands Mysteries we have
another trip to the village of Glenkillen. Our heroine of
two previous books, Eden Elliott, has an invitation to a
private winter whisky tasting at Glenkillen Distillery.
DRESSED TO KILT might Read more...
More frolics from the wine-making experts, and murder as
tempers are strained at harvest time. Settle back and relax
as we watch other people working. RED-HANDED IN ROMANEE-
CONTI begins with Benjamin Cooker and his beloved wife
visiting Benjamin's father in London. But an early start to Read more...
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...