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book reviews

Little Girls Sleeping, by Jennifer Chase

Katie Scott leaves the army and returns home. Her uncle arranges for her to join his police department and she is soon upsetting the locals with her drive and determination which makes them feel inadequate. She struggles to adapt to civilian life. I was surprised that she is so used to taking orders during her […]

Invisible Girl, by Jill Childs

Motherhood, broken relationships, mental health, suicide, alcoholism, , shoplifting, adoption. Big subjects but all sensitively dealt with in Invisible Girl. Three women are brought together through a twist of fate. Becca is struggling financially and emotionally after leaving her husband. She accidentally leaves her money at the cashpoint and fears the worst but the cash […]

The Teatime Mystery, by Faith Martin

Jenny Starling is employed by a village cricket team to provide the refreshments at a celebratory match. However, once again her sleuthing skills are required when womaniser Tris Jones is found dead. Jenny finds it easier in this book than in the previous ones I have read to get the police on side, possibly due […]

Margaret Tudor: The Life of Henry VIII’s Sister, by Melanie Clegg

It has been a while since I read a history non fiction book. My degree is in History and I love the Tudor period so was thrilled to discover a new insight into the life of Margaret Tudor. She is the sister to Henry VIII who became the Queen of Scotland and whose great grandson […]

The Women, by S.E.Lynes

This book confused me a little to start with as it was incredibly rich with travel description. A few pages in, the psychological aspect of the book takes over and we see a couple at loggerheads before the man collapses. We are then taken back in time to the start of the relationship between Samantha […]