Book Review – If I Stay – Gayle Forman

On a day that started like any other…

Mia had everything: a loving family, a gorgeous, adoring boyfriend, and a bright future full of music and full of choices. Then, in an instant, almost all of that is taken from her. Caught between life and death, between a happy past and an unknowable future, Mia spends one critical day contemplating the one decision she has left—the most important decision she’ll ever make.

Simultaneously tragic and hopeful, this is a romantic, riveting and ultimately uplifting story about memory, music, living, dying, loving. Continue reading “Book Review – If I Stay – Gayle Forman”

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Book Review – Belinda Jones – The Travelling Tea Shop

A delectable tale of friendship, love and cake…

Laurie loves a challenge. Especially if it involves tea-time and travel. So when British baking treasure Pamela Lambert-Leigh needs a guide on a research trip for her new cookbook, she jumps at the chance.

The brief; Laurie and Pamela – along with Pamela’s sassy mother and stroppy daughter – will board a vintage London bus for deliciously unusual tour of the USA’s East Coast, cruising from New York to Vermont.

Their mission; To trade recipes for home-grown classics like Victoria Sponge and Battenberg for American favourites like Red Velvet Cake and Whoopie Pie.

All the women have their secrets and heartaches to heal. As well cupcakes galore, there’s also the chance for romance…

But will making Whoopie lead to love? Continue reading “Book Review – Belinda Jones – The Travelling Tea Shop”

Book Review – Dream a Little Dream – Giovanna Fletcher

Sarah is doing just fine…
Sure she’s been single for the last two years, and has to spend an uncomfortable amount of time around her ex-boyfriend, his perfect new girlfriend and all their mutual friends. And yes, her job as a PA to one of the most disgusting men in London is mind-numbingly tedious and her career is a constant disappointment to her mother. But it’s really okay. She’s happy(ish).

So it’s not surprising that when Sarah starts dreaming about a handsome stranger, she begins to look forward to falling asleep every night. Reality isn’t nearly exciting. That is until her dream-stranger makes an unexpected real-life appearance, leaving Sarah questioning everything she thought she wanted.

Because no one ever really finds the person of their dreams do they? Continue reading “Book Review – Dream a Little Dream – Giovanna Fletcher”

Book Review – Starter for Ten – David Nicholls

Q. What does a woman really look for in a man?
A. Advanced general knowledge of course.

1985. First-year student and Kate Bush fan Brian falls for beautiful University Challenge queen Alice Harbison in a brilliant comedy of love, class, growing up and the all-important difference between knowledge and wisdom. Continue reading “Book Review – Starter for Ten – David Nicholls”

Film & Soundtrack Review – Begin Again

If you follow me on Twitter you know that it is no secret how much I LOVE Begin Again.
This was the first film that Keira Knightly had sung in and goodness, she has such a unique voice I’m surprised she has never shown her talent beforehand.

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