Category Archives: Romance

little-paris-bookshop October 17

The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George This is a wonderful novel about a floating bookshop on the Seine and its unusual proprietor Monsieur Jean Perdu. Jean has a unique way of selling books, as he sees himself as a Literary Apothecary and prescribes books based on the customers emotional status at that time. Whether […]

shadow year September 28

A Shadow Year.

A Shadow Year by Hannah Richell. Post by Sandra Taylor. I enjoyed reading  “A Shadow Year”  by Hannah Richell.  A group of young people decide to turn their backs on convention and society for a year and live out their dreams in an abandoned cottage In the wilds of the Peak District in England.  Living […]

10 September 23

Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham

A quick note to say: if you are a Gilmore Girls fan, and you’re a bit impatient for the new series, then you could do a lot worse than read Lauren Graham’s book. I took a while to read it, because it’s a first novel, it’s semi-autobiographical, and I knew I was going into it looking […]

The Bookstore image September 12

The Bookstore by Deborah Meyler

The Bookstore by Deborah Meyler The Bookstore is a wonderfully witty book set in the heart of Manhattan. It is the story of an English art history student Esme who finds herself finds herself pregnant and single all in the same week. Determined to finish her PHD and proceed with the pregnancy, Esme starts work […]

Want to be Invisible July 24

Invisible Man Fiction, Love to Be Invisible! You May Not After Reading/Watching These!

Since you were a kid you’ve dreamt of nothing better than being able to be in the same room as that certain someone you like as they get undressed with them having no idea you’re even there. Or maybe as you go older you wanted to listen in on confidential conversations, get stock or business […]

sweet thing July 22

Sweet Thing

Sweet Thing by Renee Carlino   Post by Melissa.   Sweet Thing is a beautifully written narrative that I couldn’t put down. It tells the story of Mia Kelly, an Ivy League graduate and classically trained pianist, who uproots her life when her father dies suddenly, and takes over the running of his Café in New […]

Dress 1 June 29

The dressmaker of Dachau by Mary Chamberlain

The dressmaker of Dachau is an intriguing story, a real page turner. A historical fiction novel about a talented English dressmaker who gets caught up in Germany during World War 2.   Her naivety leads her to an ill fated romance with Stanilaus an Austrian aristocrat who takes her to Paris and abandons her when war […]

longbourne April 28

Longbourn by Jo Baker

Longbourn is the story of  Pride and Prejudice from the perspective of the Bennet’s servants. While Elizabeth runs carefree through a muddy field, it is the servant, Sara, who has to wash her petticoats and remove the stains. When the girls are invited to parties it is the mysterious footman, James who takes them there and waits […]

eleanor and park April 27

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Post by Katie and Michele. Eleanor & Park is a young adult love story about two misfits set over one school year in 1986 in Omaha, Nebraska. Eleanor is the new kid in town and is bullied because she is overweight and a bit different. On the school bus she meets Park, a half-Korean high […]

wasikowska-jane-eyre April 11

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. On impulse I decided to re-read this classic novel which I originally read as a teenager. A similar impulse to read Sense and Sensibility a couple of years ago was a disappointing experience, but this time I really did enjoy Jane Eyre … from which I had forgotten all but the […]