Cock & Bull by Laura Barnard

The blurb… Who knew that owning a pub would come with so many extras? When Phoebe and Ella Bellerose left England behind to run the Irish pub they’d inherited, it sounded like a great adventure… until they saw for themselves what a wreck they’d been left. With no experience, a severe lack of money, andContinue reading “Cock & Bull by Laura Barnard”

Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld

The blurb … ‘Awfully opinionated for a girl’ is what they call Hillary as she grows up in her Chicago suburb. Smart, diligent, and a bit plain, that’s the general consensus. Then Hillary goes to college, and her star rises. At Yale Law School, she continues to be a leader— and catches the eye of driven, handsome and charismaticContinue reading “Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld”

My June 2020 Wrap Up

I read seven and a half books in June. This might not seem like a lot to some of my fellow readers, but I think it’s a good effort considering I’m homeschooling three children during lockdown! I sneakily included Rodham in my round up, even though I haven’t finished it yet, because I have readContinue reading “My June 2020 Wrap Up”

The Women at Hitler’s Table

The blurb… East Prussia, 1943. Hitler hides away in the Wolfsschanze – his hidden headquarters. The tide is turning in the war and his enemies circle ever closer. Ten women are chosen. Ten women to taste his food and protect him from poison. Twenty-six-year-old Rosa has lost everything to this war. Alone and scared, sheContinue reading “The Women at Hitler’s Table”

Normal People by Sally Rooney

The blurb… Connell and Marianne grow up in the same small town in the west of Ireland, but the similarities end there. In school, Connell is popular and well-liked, while Marianne is a loner. But when the two strike up a conversation – awkward but electrifying – something life-changing begins. Normal People is a storyContinue reading “Normal People by Sally Rooney”

The Safe Place by Anna Downes

The blurb… No phones No outsiders No escape Emily Proudman has been offered the chance of a lifetime – leave her messy London life, move to a beautiful estate in France and help her boss’s wife take care of their daughter. It seems like the perfect opportunity to start again. But once there, Emily soonContinue reading “The Safe Place by Anna Downes”