The End of the Alphabet by C. S. Richardson

Think: rainy Sunday afternoon, over-stuffed armchair, nice bottle of red, box of Swiss chocolates and, most importantly, a rather large box of tissues. Then, snuggle up and prepare to be totally charmed by C. S. Richardson’s debut novel. I loved this book. The characters feel like an old sweater and jeans: so comfortable, so familiar,... Continue Reading →

If You Could See Me Now

Everyone needs a little magic in their lives, but for Elizabeth Egan, life is black and white .She's raising her nephew Luke, caring for her irresponsible flighty sister,cheering up her permanently depressed father and working 24/7 to pay the bills.  So when her nephew comes home with Ivan his imaginary friend,from "Eveileb Ekam", she's sure... Continue Reading →

Sylvia by Bryce Courtenay

Bryce Courtenay’s contribution to the world of literature has been extraordinary and varied. The South African born Australian has bestowed on us such gems as The Power of One and Jessica which have been made in to a movie and TV series respectively. I personally enjoyed reading The Power of One so much, I named... Continue Reading →

The Future Homemakers of America

The Future Homemakers Of America by Laurie Graham covers the joys and sorrows of six women. It begins in 1952 and spans 40 years. While Peggy Dewey’s husband Vern is on assignment in England she meets other Air Force wives -  Audrey, Gayle, Lois and Betty. She also meets a British woman, Kath.  Circumstances bring... Continue Reading →

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