Book Review: The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal

Published: 02/05/2019 by Picador 336 pages Kindle edition The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal is the intoxicating story of a young woman who aspires to be an artist, and the man whose obsession may destroy her world for ever. London. 1850. The Great Exhibition is being erected in Hyde Park and among the crowd watching the …

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Book Review: The Beekeeper’s Promise by Fiona Valpy

Published: 16/05/2018 by Lake Union Publishing 306 pages Format: Kindle Heartbroken and hoping for a new start, Abi Howes takes a summer job in rural France at the Château Bellevue. The old château echoes with voices from the past, and soon Abi finds herself drawn to one remarkable woman’s story, a story that could change …

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Book Review: The House by the River by LENA MANTA

The first novel by acclaimed Greek writer Lena Manta to appear in English translation, The House by the River is an intimate, emotionally powerful saga following five young women as they realize that no matter the men they choose, the careers they pursue, or the children they raise, the only constant is home. Theodora knows …

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Book review: Letters to the Pianist by S.D. Mayes

Published: 19/09/2017 412 pages Format: Kindle Rating:  A FAMILY TORN APART ... A PAST THEY CAN'T ESCAPE  In war torn London, 1941, fourteen-year-old Ruth Goldberg and her two younger siblings, Gabi and Hannah, survive the terrifying bombing of their family home. They believe their parents are dead, their bodies buried underneath the burnt remains – …

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