Reading, at least in my house, is an essential part of the season. I mean, what could be nicer than curling up by the fire with a glass of red wine, an open tin of chocolates, and a good book? Nothing, that's what. It also (almost) goes without saying that Christmas isn't Christmas without a stack of shiny new books underneath the tree. You'd be hard pressed … [Read more...] about Five Things for a Literary Christmas
Archives for November 2013
To celebrate the release of Holly Kingston’s hilarious Christmas novella, A Cinderella Christmas, which is currently only 77p on Amazon, we’re giving away fabulously festive prizes every day until Wednesday 4th December. On the ninth day of Christmas, Novelicious gave to me … a pair of designer shoes from Daniel Footwear! Cinderella shall go to the ball … and she won’t be … [Read more...] about Win! Designer Shoes from Daniel Footwear!
In this week's competition, we have a copy of The French Gardener by Santa Montefiore to give away. Isn't the cover lovely? Married couple, Miranda and David, move out of London into a beautiful country house with an idyllic garden. But reality turns out to be very different from their bucolic dream. … [Read more...] about Friday Book Giveaway! The French Gardener by Santa Montefiore
Reviewed by Kay Brooks Rosie’s thoughts are full of idyllic Christmas card scenes that she hopes will become reality this year. The little Derbyshire village of Lipton is blanketed with snow. Her sweetshop is decorated accordingly and stocked with festive delights. Knowing that she is going to be spending the season with her boyfriend, Stephen, Rosie genuinely thinks life … [Read more...] about Review – Christmas at Rosie Hopkins’ Sweetshop by Jenny Colgan
Reviewed by Jennifer Joyce Obituary writer Nick Donoghue’s life changes when he is involved in a train crash. While most of the passengers receive horrific or even life-threatening injuries, Nick walks away with very minor cuts and bruises. Nick insists he is fine and quickly returns to work at the newspaper, but beneath the surface he is falling apart. Plagued by disturbing … [Read more...] about Review – The Obituary Writer by Lauren St John