Maggie O’Farrell’s Hamnet

This is the second novel on this year's Women's Prize for Fiction shortlist I've read (read my review of The Mirror and the Light here) - it is clearly an excellent year for women writers. As has been said elsewhere, I think this is O’Farrell’s best book so far – it’s certainly the first confirmed … Continue reading Maggie O’Farrell’s Hamnet

Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens

I suspect that I’ll be a tad unpopular after this, and so I’ll get straight to the point. I liked this novel – I didn’t love it. Hear me out… I do see all the things that people have raved about, and it is clear that this is a much-loved novel for  lot of readers. … Continue reading Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens

Secrets of a Highland Warrior – Nicole Locke #BlogTour #LochmoreLegacy

‘… Rory’s eyes locked with hers and she knew he understood a fraction of a moment before she did how Lochmores could gain more without a fight. ‘All you need to is marry my daughter.’’ Locke’s Secrets of a Highland Warrior is a very satisfying conclusion to an excellent series. Locke has pulled together the … Continue reading Secrets of a Highland Warrior – Nicole Locke #BlogTour #LochmoreLegacy

A Runaway Bride for the Highlander – Elisabeth Hobbes #Lochmore Legacy

In Elisabeth Hobbes' A Runaway Bride for the Highlander, the third part of Mills and Boons' Lochmore Legacy, we’ve jumped back 300 years to 1513 – King James IV has just been killed in battle at Flodden, and the Scottish clans have suffered huge personal losses. Ewan, the second son of Lord Lochmore, now finds … Continue reading A Runaway Bride for the Highlander – Elisabeth Hobbes #Lochmore Legacy

Unlaced by the Highland Duke – Lara Temple #LochmoreLegacy

This is the second book in Harlequin’s Lochmore Legacy series and Lara Temple has now taken us back 26 years from Janice Preston’s His Convenient Highland Wedding. Preston’s novel had set up the story of the feuding clans, the Lochmores and the McCrieffs, and had introduced the central mystery of the brooch found amongst a … Continue reading Unlaced by the Highland Duke – Lara Temple #LochmoreLegacy

His Convenient Highland Wedding – Janice Preston #LochmoreLegacy

When I first heard about the new Mills and Boon continuity series, a set of four novels working their way back through time to tell the story of two warring Scottish clans, I was fascinated by the idea. Each written by a different author, the stories making up The Lochmore Legacy work back from the … Continue reading His Convenient Highland Wedding – Janice Preston #LochmoreLegacy

The Way Past Winter by Kiran Millwood Hardgrave #review

‘It was a winter they would tell tales about. A winter that arrived so sudden and sharp it stuck birds to branches, and caught the rivers in such a frost their spray froze and scattered down like clouded crystals on the stilled water. A winter that came, and never left.’ When Mila’s snowy home is … Continue reading The Way Past Winter by Kiran Millwood Hardgrave #review

House of Glass by Susan Fletcher #BlogTour #Review

I loved this novel, from its opening lines detailing the impact our narrator’s fragile bones have on her early years, through to its moving conclusion. Even if it wasn’t set in the area near my home, I would have been able to visualise this pre-war world so clearly because of Fletcher’s beautiful prose, ‘A small … Continue reading House of Glass by Susan Fletcher #BlogTour #Review

Man Booker 2018 – Robin Robertson’s The Long Take #review

Shortlisted for the Man Booker this year, Robertson’s The Long Take manages to be both a sweeping view of post-war American, a victorious country in a state of internal turmoil, and an intimate account of a veteran’s struggle with what he has seen and done. Told in narrative free verse, Robertson’s novel is breathtaking in … Continue reading Man Booker 2018 – Robin Robertson’s The Long Take #review