To The Moon & Back
The Greatest Love Story Ever Told by Suzy K Quinn is the most beautiful contemporary story about love that I never wanted to end. I savored every moment of it.
This is not your traditional love story but make no mistake, it is a love story, and by far and away the best love story I have ever read.
We all need love but not everyone recognizes this fact and that can lead to loneliness. Sometimes we need other people to point out to us just what is missing.
This unconventional love story has nine year old Callum at it’s heart, along with his friend Angel Rain and Mr Lamb who is researching for his PhD thesis. They are unlikely heroes but heroes never the less.
Callum is largely ignored by his teacher at school. She has labelled him as a slow learner and has forgotten about him. In contrast, his teaching assistant is kind and encouraging. Callum is given the opportunity to help Mr Lamb with his thesis as Callum will be observed by him.
As the book progresses, we witness the growth of both Callum and Mr Lamb as a personality that was frozen, begins to thaw.
Fun And Relatable
The Bad Mother’s Wedding by Suzy K Quinn is a delightful contemporary novel. It is the fifth book in the Bad Mother’s series but can be read as a stand-alone. It is the first book in the series that I have read and now I REALLY want to read the books 1-4.
The style is in the form of a diary so we become intimately acquainted with the lead character. We know her thoughts and opinions on all things. It really does feel like we are sneaking a peak into her life.
2020 has been a year like no other. We all need a lift in our spirits and The Bad Mother’s Wedding is the book to do it. The action mirrors the actual events of the pandemic and is therefore easy to identify with. Imagine the difficulties trying to plan a wedding. It felt like road blocks were continually being thrown up. Plans had to be flexible and adaptable. Stress levels were high.
Wow, Just Wow
Not My Daughter by Suzy K Quinn is an absolutely marvellous contemporary psychological thriller suspense that completely messed with my mind and emotions. It was a ‘wow’ read.
The novel is cleverly constructed and Suzy Quinn manipulated my emotional responses throughout. I tried to sort out the truth from the lies. Who was spinning the tales? Who was completely vulnerable? And who was in control? See if you can figure it out before the final word is read.
Now the book is ended, I feel totally shell-shocked – superb just doesn’t cover it. There are no superlatives good enough to describe just how marvellous, intricate and clever this book is.
Suzy Quinn has created a fabulous set of characters. My responses to them were perfectly set up by the author, so that I could experience that ‘wow did that just happen?’ moment.
Don’t Tell Teacher by Suzy K Quinn is a totally gripping
contemporary psychological read that I just could not put down. I read it with
heart racing to the conclusion. It truly was marvelous.
Suzy K Quinn created an eclectic
mix of characters, all unique with their individual personalities. The action
is seen from various points of view as it alternates between present day and
How well do we know people? Do we
really know what goes on behind closed doors? Can you spot the truth from the
lies? These are all questions raised by the novel.
The reader enters the world of
social workers and troubled children. The latter need lots of help and the
former are over loaded with paperwork. We see the effect of this on the staff.
For some, all paperwork must be completed. For others, it is children first. “I’d
rather help children than tick boxes.” These troubled children took up
residence in my heart.