Tag: relationships

Pivotal by Nikki Vallance

When you pass through a door does your life change or do you have power over who you become by the choices you make? Dulcie Braybrooke is breaking through as a celebrated ceramicist.Elizabeth is a lonely City head-hunter.Annie is a teacher who’s lost her verve.Liza is a lap dancer with a strong will and a tough life. When a mysterious bequest throws each of … Read More Pivotal by Nikki Vallance

Elle’s A to Z of Love by Claire Huston

Haileybrook, a beautiful village in the peaceful Cotswolds countryside, is most people’s idea of heaven on earth. Born and raised in this small slice of paradise, Elle Bea can’t wait to leave. It should be easy, but every time she packs her bags for exotic adventures, old loves and loyalties pull her back. Will Elle be forced to forget her dreams of far-flung places … Read More Elle’s A to Z of Love by Claire Huston

We Need To Talk by Jonathan Crane

It’s 2019 in Sudleigh, a market town not far from the south coast. It’s not a bad place to live, provided the new housing development doesn’t ruin it, but most residents are too caught up in their own disappointments, grudges, and sores to notice. #WeNeedToTalk @jon_crane24 @EyeAndLightning @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours Gap-year Tom is cleaning toilets but finding unexpected solace in his Chinese house-share. Former lounge musician … Read More We Need To Talk by Jonathan Crane

The Lost Girls by Heather Young

In the summer of 1935, six-year-old Emily Evans vanishes from her family’s vacation home on a remote Minnesota lake. Her disappearance destroys her mother, who spends the rest of her life at the lake house, hoping in vain that her favorite daughter will walk out of the woods. Emily’s two older sisters stay, too, each keeping her own private, decades-long vigil for the lost … Read More The Lost Girls by Heather Young

Still Life by Sarah Winman

By the bestselling, prize-winning author of When God was a Rabbit and Tin Man, Still Life is a beautiful, big-hearted, richly tapestried story of people brought together by love, war, art, flood… and the ghost of E.M. Forster. We just need to know what the heart’s capable of, Evelyn.And do you know what it’s capable of?I do. Grace and fury. It’s 1944 and in … Read More Still Life by Sarah Winman

The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle by Matt Cain

It’s never too late to start your life’s big adventure . . . Albert Entwistle was a postman. It was one of the few things everyone knew about him. And it was one of the few things he was comfortable with people knowing. 64-year-old Albert Entwistle has been a postie in a quiet town in Northern England for all his life, living alone since … Read More The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle by Matt Cain

Three Weddings and a Proposal by Sheila O’Flanagan

Delphine is at a wedding when the shocking news comes. Suddenly her life changes for ever. Delphine has worked hard for her success and she knows she’s got everything she wants. But not everyone agrees. Her opinionated family aren’t convinced that living alone with no plans to ‘settle down’ could possibly make her truly happy, and no one appreciates it when she drops everything, … Read More Three Weddings and a Proposal by Sheila O’Flanagan

Mrs Narwhal’s Diary by S J Norbury

“It was Woman’s Hour who suggested I keep a diary. They said it was good for mental health, and I must say I did feel much less frazzled after writing everything down yesterday. The frustrations were all still there, but somehow smoothed out – as if by a really good steam iron.” #MrsNarwhalsDiary #SJNorbury @LouiseWalters12 @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours Mrs Narwhal is overwhelmed. Her husband, Hugh, … Read More Mrs Narwhal’s Diary by S J Norbury

The Nurse by J A Corrigan

When you hear her story, will you believe her? Rose Marlowe is a hard-working nurse, a loving wife, and a merciless killer. Or so she says. Despite her confession, it is hard to believe that this beautiful, kind woman could have killed her vulnerable patient in cold blood. #TheNurse  https://www.instagram.com/corriganjulieann/  @corriganjulieann @canelo_co @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours Down-on-his luck author and ex-journalist, Theo Hazel, is convinced that there’s more … Read More The Nurse by J A Corrigan

Because You’re Mine (Gunvor Ström #2) by Luna Miller

Gunvor Ström, a Swedish surgeon who had to retire because her hands weren’t steady enough to perform operations, accepts a position as a private detective and enters a new and surprisingly dangerous career. In Because You’re Mine, she accepts her second assignment. Is it always for the best to look for a missing person? Gunvor is not entirely sure as she believes there are those … Read More Because You’re Mine (Gunvor Ström #2) by Luna Miller

Mirrorland by Carole Johnstone

Cat lives in Los Angeles, about as far away as she can get from her estranged twin sister El and No. 36 Westeryk Road, the imposing Gothic house in Edinburgh where they grew up. As girls, they invented Mirrorland, a dark, imaginary place under the pantry stairs full of pirates, witches, and clowns. These days Cat rarely thinks about their childhood home, or the fact … Read More Mirrorland by Carole Johnstone

My Top 8 Books of 2021 so far

Here are my favourite eight books of the first quarter of 2021. Last year I chose eight books in the first half but I already have eight so I’m going to break with tradition. Lost Property by Helen Paris Each year I wait for that one book that grabs me by the heart and won’t let go. It’s only just February and I have … Read More My Top 8 Books of 2021 so far