Bookshop Bistro

Two Reviews of The Witch with the Glitch by Adam Maxwell Nina, Oswald and Ivy enter a different world whilst they are visiting the Lost Bookshop. They meet a witch, have a spell...

By Lynn Willoughby [break] What She Left Behind ~ Ellen Marie Wiseman [break] This novel begins in 1929 when eighteen year old Clara falls in love with an Italian immigrant. Her...

Alice in Wonderland meets Oliver Twist collides with The Hobbit. Right from the first sentence a smile lit up my face: John had his head in the oven and his arse...

By Lynn Willoughby [break] LaRose: A Novel ~ Louise Erdrich [break] I have read most if not all, of Erdrich’s novels, so you know I am a fan. This one, while...

True Calling by Siobhan Davis is a young adult, science fiction novel; the first in a trilogy. As a story, although it is relatively predictable in places, it is extremely well...

By Lynn Willoughby The Hummingbird ~ Stephen P. Kieran This is the story of a hospice nurse and her current patient – Professor Barclay Reed. While it sounds grim and depressing...

Over the last year I have read some phenomenal books by Indie Authors, books that made me laugh till my sides hurt, cry real tears & books that were addictive. A...

By Lynn Willoughby Principles to Live By ~ David Adams Richards I have read several other works of fiction by this Canadian author. I find them intellectually stimulating, beautifully written, with...

Dirt! ​What sort of name is that for a book? Well, in this case it actually is a very good name – there seems to be quite a lot of dirt...

By Lynn Willoughby The Wreckage ~ Michael Crummey In 1929 a tsunami struck Newfoundland and instantly wiped out several outport communities. Aloysius Fuery’s parents are gone and his life is forever...

The author moves into a house in Abergele and finds documents in his loft. They are the writings of Captain George Sawley about the events at Kinmel camp in 1919 where...

By Lynn Willoughby [break] Things You Won’t Say ~ Sarah Pelekanan [break] The perfect husband, the ideal family – Jamie thinks her life is wonderful.  But her husband, Mike, is a...