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Archive for January 2020

The Leaving Party, by Lesley Sanderson

  Ava is leaving England to head to the US with her fiance Ben. Her best friend Lena is heartbroken but determined to throw her a leaving party she’ll never forget. Except that Ava is also leaving to escape the memory of her past, haunted by a death and the black roses that arrive every […]

#StayClassyMama 67

Hello and welcome to the #StayClassyMama linky. End of January at last, it seems like the longest month ever! I am thrilled to be joined by new regular hosts, Karen from Cats, Kids, Chaos and Sophie from Mummy of a Square Peg!¬†And we have a new badge for 2020, please make sure you update it […]

Spicy tomato and mushroom one pot pasta

One pot rice and pasta dishes are my favourite meals to make, and I eat them about 4 times a week! So quick and easy to throw together. This spicy tomato and mushrooom pasta is all made in one pan so less washing up. The spiciness is determined by the chilli and can be adapted […]

The Perfect Sister, by Sheryl Browne

Claire and her husband Luke are struggling with their relationship: their daughter has haemophilia, Claire’s dad Bernard has dementia and they have moved in with him, they have no time together as a couple. On a night out, Luke kisses another woman who seems vulnerable but it soon becomes clear she is emotionally unstable. Meanwhile […]

The Nowhere Girl, by Nicole Trope

  TRIGGER WARNING: this book deals with miscarriage, domestic and sexual abuse, and alcoholism As you can see from the trigger warning, this is a devastating book. It is also a brilliant read, so if you are not sensitive to any of the issues mentioned above, then I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend. Three women linked […]