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Every once in a while you get to read something special and this is what John Sharpe: No. 1,348 by Riley J Froud is – something very special. To be honest,...

Can you keep a secret? Most authors can, often the plots of novels depend on them. A writer polishing her first book told me that in her next novel nobody would...

By Lynn Willoughby Road Trip Rwanda: A Journey into the New Heart of Africa   Will Ferguson I knew this book of non-fiction would not be an easy read, but I...

This is an interesting little book based on the infamous Kinmel Riot, at the end of the First World War, in a repatriation camp for Canadian Soldiers in Wales. It is...

By Lynn Willoughby A Banquet of Consequences    Elizabeth George This author of the Inspector Lynley crime novels has been around for 2 decades.   I have read many of her...

Just before Christmas, I took part in an author event run by a friend of mine. Whilst the games that we played were enjoyable, and the two authors involved (Rose English...

By Lynn Willoughby The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King This is a book of short stories by one of my favourite authors.  What is especially interesting is the preface...

Let me just say, in prefacing this review, that this particular book is so, so, far out of my reading comfort zone, that the three stars I allocated ut indicates a...

By Lynn Willoughby [break] Dog Run Moon: Stories ~ Callan Wink [break] This new author has been compared to Annie Proulx – one of my personal favourites. So when his book...

I started this book with trepidation. I loved book one in the series, and there is always the fear that book two won’t live up to your expectations or that it...

By Lynn Willoughby [break] Before the Fall ~ Noah Hawley [break] This novel had so much potential. It is well written, full of well rounded characters with interesting lives, including flaws....

I could best describe Sun, Sea and Secrets with one word – sumptuous. In this novel, Panayi has adopted a writing style that draws the reader in and caresses them with...