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Archive for August 2022

Daughters of Paris, by Elisabeth Hobbes

Colette lives a life of privilege but values her friendship with the orphaned niece of her housekeeper. Their close relationship is damaged by an enforced separation but the looming war brings them back together. Daughters of Paris is an historical novel set in France during the 1930s and 40s. There is a class difference between […]

Holiday 2022: Torquay: Kents Cavern and Dinosaur World

Our first of two trips to Torquay saw us exploring the prehistory of the region. We began in Kents Cavern which is a truly humbling experience as we learn about the origins of humanity. The cavern is beautiful but difficult to photograph!   The total cost for the five of us was £67. We had […]

The Ex Between Us, by Nicola Marsh

Abi and Jo have been friends since school. Abi’s life is set to change as her son goes off to college and Jo is ready to support her at this difficult time. But Jo has plans to move her own life forward and it involves Ali’s ex making her love interest Tom jealous… The Ex […]

Get set, go with Action Heroes

*We were sent these toys for the purpose of this review There is a cool new collectable released this summer: meet the Action Heroes! We received the huuuuuge SWAT Truck as well as two smaller sets with extra characters to expand the options for imaginative play. The figures have so much play potential as they […]

Local Girl Missing, by Lisa Regan

Josie and Noah are heading back from their honeymoon when they see a teenaged girl running across the road. They pull over and find another girl being murdered. The perpetrator runs away so the detectives are hunting for the missing teen and her attacker… Local Girl Missing is the 15th book to feature Josie Quinn, […]