2014 Reading: #50: Debbie Macomber’s When They First Met

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Book number 50 (who thought I would hit that milestone this year?!) was a short story from Debbie Macomber. When They First Met is an introduction to the Rose Harbour series, set in Cedar Cove. I really enjoy Debbie Macomber novels! As I have mentioned, this novel is a short story. I found it as […]

2014 Reading: #7 Michael Morpurgo’s The White Horse of Zennor

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The seventh book I have read in 2014 is: Michael Morpurgo’s The White Horse of Zennor. I have read a few Morpurgo books now, including War Horse, and have enjoyed them. This book is no different. I wasn’t sure I would like this book as it was short – only 150 pages, and consisted of […]

Knitting Diaries by Debbie Macomber, Susan Mallery and Christina Skye

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REVIEWS CONTAIN SPOILERS! Addition: Review e-book from netGalley Genre: Female fiction, romance Rating: 4 out of 5 This is a collection of short stories, written by prolific chick-lit authors Debbie Macomber, Susan Mallery and Christina Skye. Debbie Macomber Knitting is a way of life: The Twenty-First Wish by Debbie Macomber Anne Marie Roche and her […]

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Genre: Mystery/crime Addition: Paperback (own copy) Rating: 4/5 Synopsis: This is a series of short stories about a detective Sherlock Holmes, and his assistant, Dr. Watson. The detective is at the height of his powers and the volume is full of famous cases, including ‘The Red-Headed League, ‘ ‘The Blue Carbuncle, ‘ and ‘The Speckled […]

Maggie’s Story by Sheila O’Flanagan (Quick Read)

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Waterstones Synopsis: Maggie is forty-three years old and looking for romance. She loves her husband, but his idea of romance is a couple of drinks at the local and an early night at home. Her children think she’s too old to care, but a chance meeting changes all that. This is a Quick Read Book […]

The Last Hero by Terry Pratchett

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Synopsis from Waterstones: A short but perfectly formed complete Discworld novel, fully illustrated in lavish colour throughout, THE LAST HERO is an essential part of any Discworld collection. It stars the legendary Cohen the Barbarian, a legend in his own lifetime. Cohen can remember when a hero didn’t have to worry about fences and lawyers […]

The Chimes by Charles Dickens

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Synopsis from Amazon.com: The second of Dickens’ Christmas Books, The Chimes recounts the tale of a poor day laborer, Toby Veck. Like Scrooge, Toby is guided by a specter through the scenes that refocus his views of Victorian London with all its “stern realities.” This is not as well known as A Christmas Carol, and […]

Destinations by Sheila O’Flanagan

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Waterstone’s Synopsis: Two eavesdropping train passengers learn more than they bargained for about their own love lives; an office-party fling has unforeseen consequences for a young woman and for a marriage; a suburban housewife is forced to face her past when her estranged mother, famous and exotic, makes contact after many years; an office worker […]