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Latest Reviews By LoveReading Ambassador

La Finca
La Finca by Bea Green is a feelgood tale set in the idyllic countryside, the perfect antidote to the trials and tribulations of the real world as it is at the moment. It affords the reader wonderfully evocative glimpses of Andalusian life, making it a perfectly heart-warming chance to escape. The story chronicles four years in the life of Sebastian Ortez, a businessman from Madrid, who buys a derelict olive farm, Las Nevadas, near Ronda in Southern Spain and quickly discovers he's taken on more than he could ever have imagined, in both his work and private life. His passion ... View Full Review
Princess Mira
Khalid and Amira are taken away from their well-loved childhood home due to the civil war in Syria. This book comes across as an ode to their childhood, their happy memories and the places they were created, but it is also a pilgrimage through life, how the childhood friends move and grow into adulthood.  A mix of genres, this book focuses on relationships, culture and family as Amira and Khalid’s story develops, and I think this would be a good recommendation for people who like books similar to The Kite Runner- two characters growing and changing with ... View Full Review
Whispered Wishes
I was intrigued by the plot of this book. It was a pleasantly surprising read that I would recommend. Two people who are complete opposites and are from different worlds manage to meet and fall in love. I love how Sue has managed to bring all the characters to life, she has done it really well. The twists really help with setting up the story. A story not too be missed. Hannah Ward, A LoveReading Ambassador View Full Review
No Stone Unturned
This is a must-read!!! I couldn't put it down. I felt like I was sitting in a room talking to Nadean the entire time I read this book.  She was born in Canada and had to follow their laws which are very difficult when searching for your natural parents. As I was born in Toronto, I know many of the places she lived or visited in Ontario. I know how strict the laws are, but am hoping that they are less strict now.  This is a story about a woman searching for her birth mother as well as ... View Full Review
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The Inconvenient Need to Belong
The Inconvenient Need to Belong introduces us to Alfie, an old man with no visitors, living in a care home. To combat his loneliness, he sneaks out to the local park every Saturday to feed the ducks, where he meets Fred a young boy, to whom Alfie tells his life story in order to impart some wisdom.  This book really reminded me of books like Three Things About Elsie and The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared. I liked that the story also focuses on Julia, a nurse at the care home who wants to ... View Full Review
Confetti and Lemon Blossom
Confetti and Lemon Blossom is a collection of stories from Don Pericle, the wedding organiser. This story conveys in a way that is insightful and sweet, the ups and downs of wedding planning. As it says in the synopsis, Don Pericle has to fit the mould of a guru, a mentor, friend and problem solver. Each chapter sees Don Pericle help a new couple in Villa Lingualarga, and the course of planning a wedding doesn’t run smooth, does anything? It’s a brilliant idea to set a story focused around relationships, love and weddings from a different ... View Full Review
Tenterden
This is a colourful quirky book filled with interesting characters and, of course, an attention-grabbing red sports car. This book may only be 141 pages long, but there's a lot of story packed in. Chuck Tenterden is a fair-haired eccentric successful businessman who has what looks like the perfect life -  a lovely house with lush green lawns and golden gates, a young and beautiful wife and a flashy red sports car to drive around and remind everyone just how rich he is. But things aren't always what they seem, and not everything that glitters turns out to be gold. ... View Full Review
Coffee Shop Girl
Coffee Shop Girl by Chris Waddington is a funny, perceptive and heart-wrenching tale, vividly describing the roller coaster of falling in love. Anyone who has ever been in this situation, i.e. most of us, will recognise the agony of the lows and the ecstasy of the incredible highs and the speed of moving from one to the other. Taking place in the few short days before one Christmas, the story tells of Ben, a Post Office counter hand approaching his 50th year, whose real passion in life is writing children's literature, in verse no less. That is, until one ... View Full Review
A Simple Life
A Simple Life: A Snatch in Time surprised me. Paul Williams has a simple life, he lives on a boat, the Sandpiper, and works at the local college in order to be closer to his son. A cumulation of events (the prospect of reducing visitation access to his son and a bad classroom experience threatening his job), lead him to consider a life of smuggling when two local criminals proposition him.  I thought to begin with that Paul was a bit of an unreliable narrator, his ex-wife and himself reference moments of an overactive imagination, so I did wonder ... View Full Review
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Downtime Shift
'Downtime Shift' is an intriguing, complex and chilling work of science fiction by Robert Holding. Set in the twenty-first and twenty-ninth centuries, it paints a frightening picture of a future in which mankind is totally controlled by artificial intelligence. Evelyn, the main character, is a 'Shifty', that is someone who has been trained to survive and carry out tasks for the 'EYE' when travelling 800 years into the planet's past to alter its future for the better. Questioning these tasks, Evelyn returns to her own time to find that many of the remaining population want to take back control of their ... View Full Review