Book Review: Bhaunri by Anukrti Upadhyay|When love turns into an obsession

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Can too much love be a dangerous thing? Bhaunri is married, as is the custom in her tribe of nomadic blacksmiths, when she is still a child. When she is finally sent away to her husband’s home as a young woman, she finds herself drawn deeply and powerfully towards the gruff andContinue reading “Book Review: Bhaunri by Anukrti Upadhyay|When love turns into an obsession”

Book Review: Concerto by Hannah Fielding|Soul mates always find their way back together|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): When Catriona Drouot, a young music therapist, honours an opera diva’s dying request to help her son, Umberto Monteverdi, recover his musical gift, she knows it will be a difficult assignment. She had shared a night of passion with the once-celebrated composer ten years before, with unexpected consequences. The extent of herContinue reading “Book Review: Concerto by Hannah Fielding|Soul mates always find their way back together|”

Book Review: Village Folk and Circus Freaks by Aparna Upadhyaya Sanyal

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Meet the beautiful people of the Circus, and the freaks who live in the Village next to them. Mangled, jangled, misunderstood, all find place in the rich tapestry of this book. Siamese twins separate to lose half a heart each, and find snake-man and tiger-taming lovers. A man bitten by a crocodileContinue reading “Book Review: Village Folk and Circus Freaks by Aparna Upadhyaya Sanyal”

Book Review: Bottled Goods by Sophie Van Llewyn|Family, freedom and some mythic beings|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): When Alina’s brother-in-law defects to the West, she and her husband become persons of interest to the secret services, causing both of their careers to come grinding to a halt. As the strain takes its toll on their marriage, Alina turns to her aunt for help – the wife of a communistContinue reading “Book Review: Bottled Goods by Sophie Van Llewyn|Family, freedom and some mythic beings|”

e-ARC Review: The Au Pair by Emma Rous|A secret buried, a woman’s quest and a flawed relationship|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Seraphine Mayes and her twin brother Danny were born in the middle of summer at their family’s estate on the Norfolk coast. Within hours of their birth, their mother threw herself from the cliffs, the au pair fled, and the village thrilled with whispers of dark cloaks, changelings, and the aloof coupleContinue reading “e-ARC Review: The Au Pair by Emma Rous|A secret buried, a woman’s quest and a flawed relationship|”

e-ARC Review: Last Summer by Kerry Lonsdale|A memory forgotten, and some dark secrets|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Lifestyle journalist Ella Skye remembers every celebrity she interviewed, every politician she charmed between the sheets, and every socialite who eyed her with envy. The chance meeting with her husband, Damien; their rapid free fall into love; and their low-key, intimate wedding are all locked in her memory. But what she can’tContinue reading “e-ARC Review: Last Summer by Kerry Lonsdale|A memory forgotten, and some dark secrets|”

e-ARC Review: The Missing Wife by Sam Carrington|A psychological Thriller you can binge on this weekend|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): You think you know those closest to you. You are wrong… A sleep-deprived new mother approaching her fortieth birthday, the very last thing Louisa wants to do is celebrate. But when her friend Tiff organizes a surprise party, inviting the entire list of Louisa’s Facebook friends, Louisa is faced with a room fullContinue reading “e-ARC Review: The Missing Wife by Sam Carrington|A psychological Thriller you can binge on this weekend|”

eARC Review: After the End by Clare Mackintosh|A family amidst a crisis|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Max and Pip are the strongest couple you know. They’re best friends, lovers—unshakable. But then their son gets sick and the doctors put the question of his survival into their hands. For the first time, Max and Pip can’t agree. They each want a different future for their son. What if theyContinue reading “eARC Review: After the End by Clare Mackintosh|A family amidst a crisis|”

Book Review: The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal|Love, obsession and abandonment|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): The Doll Factory, the debut novel by Elizabeth Macneal, is an intoxicating story of art, obsession and possession. London. 1850. The Great Exhibition is being erected in Hyde Park and among the crowd watching the spectacle two people meet. For Iris, an aspiring artist, it is the encounter of a moment – forgottenContinue reading “Book Review: The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal|Love, obsession and abandonment|”

Book Review: The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri|War, family and emotional trauma|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): In the midst of war, he found love In the midst of darkness, he found courage In the midst of tragedy, he found hope The Beekeeper of Aleppo What will you find from his story? Nuri is a beekeeper; his wife, Afra, an artist. They live a simple life, rich in familyContinue reading “Book Review: The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri|War, family and emotional trauma|”