Tag: family

A Tidy Ending by Joanna Cannon 

A NICE, NORMAL HOUSELinda has lived around here ever since she fled the dark events of her childhood in Wales. Now she sits in her kitchen, wondering if this is all there is – pushing the Hoover round and cooking fish fingers for tea is a far cry from the glamorous lifestyle she sees in the glossy catalogues coming through the door for the … Read More A Tidy Ending by Joanna Cannon 

The Beautiful Ones by Julia Sutton

Caitlyn Shaw has it all. Surrounded by loving friends and family, she is excited to begin her training to become a primary school teacher.  Her dream job, one which she’s been working steadily towards her whole life.   However in 2008 things start to go wrong.  After suffering a traumatic event, Caitlyn’s idyllic life is shattered.  She finds herself spiralling into an abyss of mental terror … Read More The Beautiful Ones by Julia Sutton

The Shadow Child by Rachel Hancox

Eighteen-year-old Emma has loving parents and a promising future ahead of her. So why, one morning, does she leave home without a trace? Her parents, Cath and Jim, are devastated. They have no idea why Emma left, where she is – or even whether she is still alive. A year later, Cath and Jim are still tormented by the unanswered questions Emma left behind … Read More The Shadow Child by Rachel Hancox

Lost Property by Helen Paris

One lost purse. One lost woman.A chance encounter that changes everything. Dot Watson has lost her way. Wracked with guilt and struggling with grief, she has tucked herself away in the London Transport Lost Property office, finding solace in the process of cataloguing misplaced things. It’s not glamorous or exciting, but it’s solitary – just the way Dot likes it. #LostPropertyBook @drhelenparis @DoubleDayUK #RandomThingsTours @annecater @RandomTTours #blogtour That … Read More Lost Property by Helen Paris

A Man Of Understanding by Diana Janney

It takes a man of understanding to rebuild a shattered soul, a man with a deep and learned grasp of philosophy and poetry, a man who can nurture and inspire an enquiring mind, a man with the wit and humour to bring the world alive.  That enigmatic man is Horatio Hennessy. His grandson Blue is that shattered soul.  #AManOfUnderstanding #DianaJanney @RKbookpublicist #RandomThingsTours @annecater @RandomTTours #blogtour Following the death of twelve-year-old … Read More A Man Of Understanding by Diana Janney

Broken by Anna Legat

What if you lost the memory of who you are? What if you had to pick up the loose ends of life that wasn’t yours? What if you had to fight somebody else’s battles? What would YOU do ? Camilla’s life will never be the same after her beloved son Christopher is sent to prison. Father Joseph’s faith is sorely tested when a deranged … Read More Broken by Anna Legat

The Trial of Lotta Rae by Siobhan MacGowan

Set in suffragette London. Lotta Rae is a working-class 15-year-old, raped by a wealthy gentleman, who makes the brave decision to testify in court. William Lindon is a barrister about to lose everything. Both have decisions to make that will change the course of their lives and the lives of everyone around them for generations to come. Atmospheric historical novel set in 20th-century Suffragette … Read More The Trial of Lotta Rae by Siobhan MacGowan

Let’s Pretend by Laura Vaughan

When you fake it for a living, the truth is hard to find… Former child star Lily Thane is now a struggling thirty-something actress. Her old stage-school buddy, Adam Harker, is on the brink of making it big, but he needs an appropriate red-carpet companion to seal the deal, and Lily fits the bill. Soon after signing on the dotted line, Adam’s dark side … Read More Let’s Pretend by Laura Vaughan

My Top 8 Books of 2022 – part one

Here are my favourite eight books of the first quarter of 2022. So far I’ve read some good books.  Tapestry by Beth Duke “We’re all part of a tapestry bigger than any of us can imagine, weaving in and out and creating a glorious picture. All of us from the beginning of time.” What a lovely thought. My brother had his DNA done and assuming … Read More My Top 8 Books of 2022 – part one

Entitled by Gill Merton

In 1971, Nan Douglas and her toddler twins arrive on the remote island of Inniscuiilin, long-lost family of the eccentric Miss Campbell.  For fifteen years they all live quietly up at the Big House, until the twins start planning their future – forcing Nan to confront their past… Because someone, somewhere believes that the twins aren’t twins. That they’re not even Nan’s children. And … Read More Entitled by Gill Merton

Every Parent’s Dream by Cat on a Piano Productions / Theatrephonic

Every parent’s dream – the perfect teenager… ‘I ain’t saying it was perfect here in Happy Valley. Then they came across the water. They were a bit different….a bit ‘creepy.’ Where did Frank and Audrey go wrong? They read all the books. How to be perfect parents. Raise the perfect son. Now Audrey is terrified when Sammy comes through the door. He drinks and … Read More Every Parent’s Dream by Cat on a Piano Productions / Theatrephonic

The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley

Welcome to No.12 Rue des Amants: a beautiful old apartment block, far from the glittering lights of the Eiffel Tower and the bustling banks of the Seine. Where nothing goes unseen, and everyone has a story to unlock. The watchful conciergeThe scorned loverThe prying journalistThe naïve studentThe unwanted guest #TheParisApartment @luceyfoleytweets @fictionpubteam Instagram: @luceyfoleyauthor #RandomThingsTours @annecater @RandomTTours #blogtour Something terrible happened here last night. A mystery lies … Read More The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley