For Cat Lovers Everywhere
Socks by Beverly Clearly is a delightful children’s novel for ages five years and older. More confident readers will be able to read the book themselves. Younger children will enjoy listening to the story.
The story is told from the point of view of Socks, a young kitten in need of a home. As a crazy cat lady, I found the tale particularly charming.
There were a few hair-raising moments for Socks, which as a life-long cat owner, I found easy to empathise with.
This Child of Mine
When Stephanie is told she’s pregnant and that she is sick on the same day, she faces an impossible choice…
After trying for a baby for so long, finding out I was pregnant was supposed to be the happiest day of my life. But in the same breath as the news I had been waiting years to hear, the doctor told me I was seriously ill.
If I carry my baby to term, I will almost certainly die.
If I proceed with treatment, my baby will not live.
My husband – the father of this child – is telling me to save myself. But with all the secrets I know he is keeping from me, I can’t trust him anymore.
What would you do?
An emotional yet uplifting tear-jerker that will have you reaching for the tissues – perfect for fans of EMMA ROBINSON and JODI PICOULT
UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/This-Child-Mine-completely-heartbreaking/dp/0008608083
US – https://www.amazon.com/This-Child-Mine-completely-heartbreaking-ebook/dp/B0BJZFYKDS
A Wedding At Sandy Cove by Bella Osborne is a most delightful contemporary novel that enchanted me from the start.
There are the themes of being yourself, being brave and grabbing your dreams. Too often there are those who want to squash us. The novel shows we need to confront the bullies and not let them put us down.
We all need good friends who support us through life. It is delightful to witness two friends bouncing off each other. Their verbal exchanges are charming.
I loved the reference which Lucy made to Turkish delight which transported me in my mind to the White Witch in The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe.
There are many different relationships within the novel. We learn that we must not interfere in the relationships of others.
The Resistance Girl by Mandy Robotham is a powerful historical novel set in occupied Norway during World War II.
The reader hears about the extraordinary acts of bravery of ordinary men and women against the occupying Nazis. Brave souls worked along fully trained operatives to sabotage the plans of the Nazis.
Secrecy was the order of the day as was the ability to run at the drop of a hat.
War robs people of so much as we follow a young woman grieving the death of her fiancé. “For a short time [she] was pulled from her swamp of grief by those in a far worse position than herself.” Helping others lifts us above our circumstances as we focus on them.