Joy Davidman is a woman trapped in a marriage with an alcoholic. She's torn between her writing and her expected duties and a mother, and, to boot, suffering from multiple ailments and illnesses. Her life feels like one long trudge through expectations and sadness – until one glorious moment it her son's nursery, when she … Continue reading Becoming Mrs. Lewis || An Utterly Delightful Tale of True Love
This book steps behind the veil, presenting the opposite view – what it's like when the whole world is watching and documenting your every step. It's a sweet read, with a pleasing ending and plenty of lessons taught along the way – weaving truth and honesty with fiction.
Such a small parcel shouldn't cause experienced smugglers much trouble. But, as Finn and Aria discover, this is the most dangerous delivery of their lives. Battered by storms and chased across the globe by an evil warlord, they enlist the help of a strange witch-doctor. Together, they struggle to solve the mystery while the fate … Continue reading Eternal Seas || A Sea-Faring Adventure Story (Blog Blitz)
I love new books! And not only have I recently been charity-shop trawling with a friend (resulting in many recommendations and book purchases), I've also recieved a lovely late birthday present. Gettting new books is a lovely thing - and I've added some chocolate + cranberry sodabread into the mix - what could be better?! … Continue reading Recently Purchased Literature…
This is a story about fear and hope; searching and grieving, when to give up and when to never stop trying. It's touching and hilarious, tear-jerking and heart-warming. It's very much worth reading, and will keep you tightly held in the narrative as the strings of every clue are wound into a web that draws together perfectly at the culmination of the story. It's very, very good – and so worth reading!
If anything exists that's as good as brownies, it's probably caramel brownies. When I read the description of caramel brownies in 'The Boy Who Steals Houses', I knew what my next literary teatime was going to consist of... and oh, they were delish... I love books with descriptions of food - because for me, they … Continue reading Literary Teatime || Caramel Brownies and Quotes Galore
I am so incredibly excited to be able to present my interview with this lovely blogger and author. You may know her as 'Paper Fury', Cait, or C.G. Drews - but one thing's for sure - she is a wonderful writer, and I'm over the moon to have been able to interview her...
Sam is a thief. But a rather strange sort of one. What he does, you see, is steal houses. Going from place to place, breaking in and spending nights – for one reason and one alone. You see, all Sam wants... is to find home. But every few nights, the real owners of his stolen … Continue reading The Boy Who Steals Houses || A Melting-Pot of Emotion, Searching, and all the Love
I'm trialling something new today - a compilation of my swiftly jotted-down thoughts whilst reading C.G. Drew's new YA novel, 'The Boy Who Steals Houses'. It comes out on the 4th of April, but I was lucky enough to receive a review copy from NetGalley! *There may be some (teeny-tiny) spoilers...?!*
An amazing blogging/writing friend of mine, Julia Nelson, is unveiling something special! She used to blog at 'Willowcreek Pines', but has just launched her new blog. She's joined me today for an interview - let's do this...!