General Fiction

After I Do

Such a great way to explore true love. To be vicariously living through the end of a relationship was sad and hard going, you did feel like these are real people that you really care about. The themes of loss and starting over, getting to know yourself as a complete person where all really carefully …

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The Paper Palace

What a novel. To think I was afraid it wasn’t going to live up to my expectations! For me this is just perfect. I loved Eleanor, Anna, Peter (so much), Jonas and even Wallace xx loved it all, the 70s, the contemporary, the very dark and difficult subject matter..just loved it

Star-Crossed

All the stars!!! I couldn’t have loved it more!!! It gave me all the love actually/ one day/ serendipity feels, I just loved it xx it’s also a love letter to vintage dressing, overthinking, spelling and Shakespeare..ahhh what a treat

That Summer

Perfect contemporary fiction. I feel like I’ve really had a fictional chance to explore the #metoo movement. This was so sensitive, so empathetic, so carefully considered. I also got to spend time at Cape Cod and cooked up delicacies that made my mouth water..such a wonderful start to 2022

The Funny Thing About Norman Foreman

I loved it 😍 exactly what I wanted to read. It’s a gorgeous, sweet, heartwarming charming novel about family and ‘a Rolls Royce of a bloody friendship’ that’s over. It’s just the most tender exploration of a single mother-son relationship I’ve ever read. I can’t recommend it more highly enough

Love Objects

Months later I’m still thinking about this novel. Probably why I missed including it in my reads 😎 I found it just so compassionate and empathetic. I loved Lena, Nic and Will. Through this tender novel I really got to know them; ‘hoarding, pill thieving and porn career’ and all. There are so many connections …

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Magpie’s Bend

The most comfortable coming home hug ever. So heartfelt, endearing, comfortable, warm and heartwarming. Every McIntyre sister has been my favourite. I just love Lara’s story. I love the trust, community spirited, romance and friendship I found here. I loved the slice of country life I l lived vicariously through. It isn’t all lightness and …

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