All the Missing Girls

Today, I’m taking part in the blog tour for the fantastic new thriller by Megan Miranda, All the Missing Girls. Read on for a taste of the first chapter:   PART 1 Going Home Man . . . cannot learn to forget, but hangs on the past: however far or fast he runs, that chain…

White Lies and Wishes

Today I’m taking part in the blog tour for the newest book from one of my favourite authors, Cathy Bramley. White Lies and Wishes is Cathy’s latest novels, and has been published as one standalone book – compared to the last few books that have been published in four instalments. This is great for me…

What I read in November

I know it’s a bit late, but I’ve finally got round to writing my post about what I read in November. I only read two books all month, so it’s going to be a short one, but life has got in the way and I haven’t been able to write this until now. All Fall…

Book review: Mistletoe on 34th Street

Olivia has never experienced a snow-covered, ‘traditional’ Christmas before. Having grown up in a family that chose winter sun over decking the halls, she’s not sure what all the fuss is about. So when she and her co-workers are stranded in New York after a work trip, Olivia is perfectly happy spending the holiday season…

What I read in October

October was a good month for reading. I think it was due to the weather getting colder and the nights getting darker which is perfect cosy reading time. Also, the same as a lot of other people, reading is a great way to escape from your life and concentrate on the world of another. So…

Book review: Death at the Seaside

Nothing ever happens in August, and tenacious sleuth Kate Shackleton feels like she deserves a break. Heading off for a long-overdue holiday to Whitby, she visits her school friend Alma who works as a fortune teller there.   Kate had been looking forward to a relaxing seaside sojourn, but upon arrival discovers that Alma’s daughter…

Book review: All Together Now

Four strangers in the midst of difficult life transitions find friendship, purpose, and perfect pitch in in this heartfelt comic novel. In the small English village of St. Ambrose, the members of the Bridgeford Community Choir have little in common. But when their singing coach dies unexpectedly before a big contest, the motley group must…

Book review: The Holiday Swap

Two women, two very different lives – one perfect solution to a Christmas holiday fraught with potential pitfalls. The Holiday Swap. Florence Cortes has the perfect life – an apartment in the trendiest district of Barcelona, a job she loves and a boyfriend who’s whisking her away on a romantic break to Paris to no…

Book review: The Night That Changed Everything

Rebecca is the only girl she knows who didn’t cry at the end of Titanic. Ben is the only man he knows who did. Rebecca’s untidy but Ben doesn’t mind picking up her pieces. Ben is laid back but Rebecca keeps him on his toes. They’re a perfect match. Nothing can come between them. Or…

Guest Post: Julie Wassmer

Today I’m very pleased to host a guest post from former EastEnders script writer and novelist Julie Wassmer about why she writes cosy crime. Why Cosy Crime?   by Julie Wassmer Ever since reading my first Agatha Christie novel as a young teenager – a copy of Murder on the Orient Express borrowed from the…

Book review: The Plumberry School of Comfort Food: Part 1

Cathy Bramley has just brought out the first instalment in her new series of novellas and I couldn’t wait to read it. I’ve read the Wickham Hall series and the Ivy Lane series, and really enjoy both. The formula to date has been that these two series are in four parts, there is a different…

The Lost and the Found

LOST. When six-year-old Laurel Logan was abducted, the only witness was her younger sister. Faith’s childhood was dominated by Laurel’s disappearance – from her parents’ broken marriage and the constant media attention to dealing with so-called friends who only ever wanted to talk about her sister. FOUND. Thirteen years later, a young woman is found…