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…

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…

Five Guys

I’ve been putting off going to Five Guys for a while now if I’m honest. Whilst I do buy from chains and the likes of McDonalds and Burger King are my guilty pleasures for a quick meal after a long day, I try to support local businesses when I go into town for food. So…

Locke and Remedy 

This post is a little belated, but we went for what was our second trip to Locke and Remedy in early December on a very wet and windy Saturday evening. We previously went in October before going to see Alan Carr at St David’s Hall. On our first visit we had burgers, but unfortunately didn’t…