Being kind to myself

Today I’ve taken time to do something I haven’t done for a long time and have been kind to me. I blogged last year about my life events and how I wasn’t really okay. But I got less okay and at the beginning of December my GP signed me off for a month due to the…

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…

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: 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…

What I’ve been up to

So last week I posted about why I haven’t blogged for so long, so this week I thought I’d let you know what I’ve been up to. It’s nothing overly exciting, but I’ve managed to have a fairly normal week for the first time since March. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not been totally normal,…

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…