2014 Reading: #47 Frank E. Peretti’s This Present Darkness


Book number 47 was in fact an audiobook! I wanted to listen to a book whilst I worked hard on making my Mum’s Christmas present so decided to listen to Frank E. Peretti because someone had said to me that Katy Hollway‘s novels are similar to his – and as I enjoy Hollway’s books I […]

A Week in Paris by Rachel Hore


Addition: Netgalley review e-book Genre: Historical fiction Published: 2014 Rating: 4 out of 5 Synopsis: 1961: Born on the day that WW2 broke out, 21-year-old Fay Knox cannot remember her early childhood in London, before she moved to a Norfolk village with her mother, Kitty. Though she has seen a photograph of her father, she does not recall him either. […]

Only Remembered by Michael Morpurgo


Addition: Netgalley review e-book Genre: History, non-fiction Published: 2014 Rating: 4 out of 5 Synopsis: 2014 will mark one hundred years since the outbreak of the First World War. To mark the date, this beautiful anthology will collect favourite extracts, images and poems from some of the UK’s leading cultural, political and literary figures.     Poems, short stories, personal letters, newspaper […]

2014 Reading: #33 Michael Morpurgo’s Only Remembered


I received this book from Netgalley to provide an honest review. I like Michael Morpurgo and I like history, so when I saw the two combined, I was quite excited. However, this book isn’t written by Morpurgo, it is edited by him. This is a collection of memories and reflections from celebrities on World War […]

The Beekeeper’s Daughter by Santa Montefiore


Addition: Netgalley review e-book Genre: Chick-lit Published: 2014 Rating: 4 out of 5 Synopsis: England, 1932: Grace Hamblin is growing up in a rural idyll. The beekeeper’s daughter, she knows her place and her future – that is until her father dies and leaves her alone. Alone, that is, except for one man who she just can’t shake from […]

2014 Reading: #31 Santa Montefiore’s The Bee Keeper’s Daughter


Book 31 was Santa Montefiore’s The Bee Keeper’s Daughter, which I received from Netgalley. I really enjoyed this book! I thought the beginning was a little slow but once the story took off, I couldn’t put the book down. There were some surprises, some story lines which didn’t come as a shock and some decisions […]

War Horse by Michael Morpurgo


THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Addition: Paperback, borrowed Genre: Young adult, history Rating: 4 out of 5 Synopsis: Joey is a warhorse, but he wasn’t always. Once, he was a farm horse and a gentle boy named Albert was his master. Then World War I came storming through and everything changed. Albert’s father sells Joey to […]