Archive | December 2021

Oh William by Elizabeth Strout

Exploring Relationships

Oh William by Elizabeth Strout is an epic contemporary read that consumes from the start. It is the third book in the Amgash series but can be read as a stand-alone.

The book is written in the first person as we learn about a life and a relationship with an ex-husband. Although their relationship ended years ago, their friendship remained and they support each other through all the seasons of life. William, in his later years, is very dependent on his ex-wife to keep his loneliness away.

We hear about the highs and lows of life. There is also a search for roots. We all want to know where we come from and how we fit in within the family.

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A Gingerbread Cafe Christmas by Rebecca Raisin

Warm And Welcoming

A Gingerbread Café Christmas by Rebecca Raisin is a delightful contemporary festive offering of three stories.

Christmas At The Gingerbread Café by Rebecca Raisin is the first book in the Gingerbread Café series and is absolutely delightful. It is a gentle novella about friendship and love during the festive season. We see that we achieve more when we work in partnership rather than viewing others as competition or rivals. All the characters are warm and welcoming. This is Christmas wrapped up in a tale.

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The Puppy That Came For Christmas by Megan Rix


The Puppy That Came For Christmas by Megan Rix is a wonderful book about having puppies to train as service dogs.

This is a delightful account of first time puppy owners Megan Rix and her husband as they navigate the highs and lows of puppy training.

It is also a book about infertility problems and fostering as the couple are deemed too old to adopt.

Emotions run high throughout the book. There are tears and laughter as the couple bond with their puppy, knowing they will have to let her go after six months, for further training.

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