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The Falling in Love Montage

Hilarious, heartrending LGBT romcom

Book Cover for The Falling in Love Montage by Ciara Smyth

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

After the End

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

Book Cover for After the End by Clare Mackintosh

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

Latest Expert Book Reviews

The Falling in Love Montage

Hilarious, heartrending LGBT romcom


Falling in love, riding out change, figuring out what you want to do with your life – Ciara Smyth’s pitch perfect debut simmers with romance and deep-rooted dilemmas, delivered through witty dialogue and affecting emotional detail.   Seventeen-year-old Saoirse (pronounced ‘Seer-sha’- be sure to get it right) is on the cusp of crossing the Irish Sea to read history at Oxford. Except she’s not sure she wants to go. She has more than enough on her plate dealing with her dad’s remarriage, getting over breaking-up with her girlfriend, and coming to ... Read Full Review

Joanne Owen

Fall Out

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


Telling the affecting story of sixteen-year-old Cal’s battles with homophobic bullies, family upheavals, mental health and heartbreak, this hard-hitting page-turner pulls no punches from the opening coming-out scene that results in Cal’s mum needing medical attention and an almighty clash with his dad. Reeling from strife at home and school, along with a series of ill-advised one-night stands, Cal’s life seems to take an upward turn when he falls for handsome, wealthy Matt. But since the course of passion and romance rarely runs smooth, thank goodness Cal’s best friend Em and her ... Read Full Review

Joanne Owen

Thirty-One Bones

A Spanish property scam sits centre stage in this thoroughly entertaining crime-laden romp of a read.


A thoroughly entertaining, fast-moving and smirky crime caper. When Daniella arrives in Spain for her estranged mother’s funeral, she finds herself in the middle of a property scam, things soon get rather… complicated. The storyline has the feel of an old black and white crime comedy film, but this is bang up to date and in spectacular colour. The chapter titles act as a heads up and several times Morgan Cry tells you what is to come, which just ratchets up the tension. Words jabbed at my awareness, the characters are larger than life, and even when ... Read Full Review

Liz Robinson

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