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The Book of Longings

This thunderbolt of a novel about Jesus’ imagined wife - the unforgettable, immoveable Ana – stirs and dazzles with its bold narrative and intoxicating language.

Book Cover for The Book of Longings  by Sue Monk Kidd

Fall Out

Gritty page-turner in which a sixteen-year-old struggles with the fall-out from coming out – and more

Book Cover for Fall Out by C. G. Moore

Ten Things About Writing

Wise, witty, generous, and honest, this is a must-read for writers at every stage of their journeys, covering everything from the nuts and bolts of plotting, to handling rejection.

Book Cover for Ten Things About Writing by Joanne Harris

One Split Second

When teenagers are involved in a horrific crash, the aftershock hits and affects many lives in this dramatic, provocative, yet thoughtfully readable tale.

Book Cover for One Split Second by Caroline Bond

Handle with Care

The personal and professional memoir of a health visitor, it shines with empathy, humour, and lots of love for the NHS.

Book Cover for Handle with Care by Rachael Hearson

Jeremiah's Bell

Secrets and violence invade a small Scottish coastal town in this dark, smirky tale of DCI Daley and his policing team.

Book Cover for Jeremiah's Bell by Denzil Meyrick

The Book of Longings

This thunderbolt of a novel about Jesus’ imagined wife - the unforgettable, immoveable Ana – stirs and dazzles with its bold narrative and intoxicating language.

Book Cover for The Book of Longings  by Sue Monk Kidd

The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone

A really special debut about three missing girls, it successfully delivers dark provocative atmosphere, yet is also vividly evocative and engaging.

Book Cover for The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone by Felicity McLean

The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone

A really special debut about three missing girls, it successfully delivers dark provocative atmosphere, yet is also vividly evocative and engaging.

Book Cover for The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone by Felicity McLean

The Seafarers A Journey Among Birds

A beautiful and thoughtfully eloquent book highlighting the wild landscape of the British Isles and the birds that live most of their life out at sea.

Book Cover for The Seafarers A Journey Among Birds by Stephen Rutt

Awakening of Spies

The start of a convincing and atmospheric new series set in the 1970’s featuring Thomas Dylan, a novice spy.

Book Cover for Awakening of Spies  by Brian Landers

The Seafarers A Journey Among Birds

A beautiful and thoughtfully eloquent book highlighting the wild landscape of the British Isles and the birds that live most of their life out at sea.

Book Cover for The Seafarers A Journey Among Birds by Stephen Rutt

The Falling in Love Montage

Hilarious, heartrending LGBT romcom

Book Cover for The Falling in Love Montage by Ciara Smyth

After the End

Extraordinarily beautiful, emotional, and provocative, this is an incredibly worthwhile read.

Book Cover for After the End by Clare Mackintosh

Latest Expert Book Reviews

The Blessed Girl

Riotously raw, funny fiction propelled by an unforgettable heroine who’ll sweep readers up in her risky exploits, not least when her (expensive champagne) bubble bursts.


Angela Makholwa’s The Blessed Girl is a wildly witty South Africa-set novel underpinned by smart and serious commentary on corruption, duplicity, drug abuse, sexual abuse, and what it’s like to be “blessed” (“a person, usually female, who lives a luxurious lifestyle funded by an older, often married partner, in return for sexual favours”). Hats off to the author for interweaving a rambunctious, read-in-one-sitting rollercoaster with shining a light on real-life struggles. Super-confident Bontle has been “charming the pants off people since the day I was born” when her parents “... Read Full Review

Joanne Owen

Queenie

A gorgeous debut and LoveReading Star Book containing heartache, joy, and laughter, meet Queenie as she attempts to cope with all that life can throw at her.


A sharp and smart debut novel, containing real heart (both ache and joy). 25 year old Queenie is on a break from her boyfriend, can’t concentrate at work, and is having a hard time balancing her life. Feeling trapped as she moves in with her grandparents, she soon finds her life closing down. Within a few pages I was settled in my chair and didn’t budge as I read this in one wonderfully heady sitting. Popping backwards and forwards in time Candice Carty-Williams opens a doorway into Queenie’s soul. She created a connection for me ... Read Full Review

Liz Robinson

Ashes

A provocative yet compassionate and thoughtful story about the friendship of two Belgian girls who flee the invading Nazi army in 1940.


A thoughtful, stirring, and compassionate historical novel set during World War Two. Simone, the daughter of a Belgian First World War hero is best friends with Hava from a devout Jewish family, together they flee the advancing Nazi army in 1940. Inspired by the experiences of the author’s family members in Belgium, this is essentially a tale of what should be an uncomplicated friendship sitting within one of the most complex and horrifying times in world history. He introduces the reader to the reasons behind this book before Simone’s prologue slammed into my contemplations. Each chapter epigraph ... Read Full Review

Liz Robinson

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