BOOKS-ON-TOUR – The Lies We Hide by S.E. Lynes

Susie Lynes, what a beautiful book you've written! I know, I know ... it seems like the strangest thing to say, considering the subject matter, but you've created such a moving story with incredibly real characters who really reach out and grab hold of the hearts of your readers. Everything changes for Carol and her … Continue reading BOOKS-ON-TOUR – The Lies We Hide by S.E. Lynes

BOOKS-ON-TOUR – Out With The Ex, In With The New by Sophie Ranald

I loved this book and read it really quickly. Apparently it's part of a series that's loosely based around a coffee shop called The Daily Grind in the trendy London suburb of Hackney. And here we find Gemma Grey who's just moved into a house-share nearby. Her life's not quite turning out to be what … Continue reading BOOKS-ON-TOUR – Out With The Ex, In With The New by Sophie Ranald

BOOKS-ON-TOUR – The Beginning And End Of Us by Rose James

This one's quite a different sort of book. I'd typify it as a 'what if' sort of tale about the 'life' of Aphrodite, who's appointed as the Keeper of Love, and sent out into the world ... this, after she thought she had already found her true love: her best friend, who she was then … Continue reading BOOKS-ON-TOUR – The Beginning And End Of Us by Rose James

BOOKS-ON-TOUR – Dreams of Willow House by Susanne O’Leary

As I'm sure you all know by now if you follow this blog regularly, I do love an Irish read! And this is no different. It's the third in Susanne O'Leary's Willow House series, and for some reason I've only read the second book prior to this - Sisters of Willow House. The first book … Continue reading BOOKS-ON-TOUR – Dreams of Willow House by Susanne O’Leary

BOOKS-ON-TOUR – My Mother’s Silence by Lauren Westwood

When Skye and her twin sister Ginny were 20 years old, they had their bright future planned: they were going to get out of their small Scottish town of Eilean Shiel, and they were heading off to America in search of fame. They had talent and youth on their side, and stars in their eyes … Continue reading BOOKS-ON-TOUR – My Mother’s Silence by Lauren Westwood

BOOKS-ON-TOUR – The Wish List of Albie Young by Ruby Hummingbird

Happy publication to Ruby Hummingbird for this gem of a book! If ever there was a story to remind us not to wait to tell the people in our lives that we love them but to do it right now, then this is most definitely the book! It's a book about missed opportunities, 'what if's', … Continue reading BOOKS-ON-TOUR – The Wish List of Albie Young by Ruby Hummingbird

BOOKS-ON-TOUR – The Child of Auschwitz by Lily Graham

It's a fact one cannot even fathom: babies were born in Auschwitz! How many actually survived the brutal, inhumane conditions of a death camp - a place where lives were intended to end, not begin - if they weren't murdered immediately after birth, is literally a handful! The Child of Auschwitz is a historical novel; … Continue reading BOOKS-ON-TOUR – The Child of Auschwitz by Lily Graham

BOOKS-ON-TOUR – The Paris Girl by Natalie Meg Evans

Can we please all first just take a moment to admire the stunning cover of this book? Right ... done? We can move on then ... Born into Russian royalty, Tatiana Vytenis and her family are forced to flee their homeland. Together with her mother, sister, brother-in-law and young niece she has made a life … Continue reading BOOKS-ON-TOUR – The Paris Girl by Natalie Meg Evans

BOOKS ON TOUR – A View Across the Rooftops by Suzanne Kelman

There are some books for which a 5-star rating just isn't sufficient - A View Across the Rooftops is one of those books! It's not 'just another war book'; not 'just another Holocaust story'. No story about war is ever entirely one of fiction and in that respect, this book too draws heavily on fact, … Continue reading BOOKS ON TOUR – A View Across the Rooftops by Suzanne Kelman

BOOKS-ON-TOUR – The Last Wife by Nicola Marsh

I couldn't put this one down! What a delicious read, filled with secrets and suspicion! It's a known fact that when you marry, you don't just marry your partner, but their entire family too. With Ria, that's certainly the case when she marries into the eminent Parker family. Having grown up in the foster system, … Continue reading BOOKS-ON-TOUR – The Last Wife by Nicola Marsh