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Lifestyle, Health and Entertainment: My life in lockdown

Thank you for all your lovely messages regarding my wellbeing in these scary and uncertain times. I’m sorry for the lack of posts but until today I have been stumped when it comes to posting content.. It’s only because I was emailing a friend today with an update on all things Rachel Marie that I… Continue reading Lifestyle, Health and Entertainment: My life in lockdown

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Book Review: The Best Friend by Shalini Boland

Rating: 5/5 Genre: Thriller Plot: When Louisa Sullivan takes her little boy to his first playdate at a new friend’s house she doesn’t realise life is about to change for her family. Because she’s about to meet Darcy Lane. Darcy is a woman who has everything – a dream house, a powerful husband and enviable… Continue reading Book Review: The Best Friend by Shalini Boland

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Fashion Entertainment, love and advice: what I do to maintain during our lockdown period

Essentials for quarantine: Comfy clothes and slippers - it's hardly going to be an opportunity to flaunt your latest ASOS/Zahra purchases Put your hair in a messy bun Make sure that you have access to Wi-Fi (maybe spring for a Disney+ subscription/Netflix?) make sure you ring your relatives at least once a week to check… Continue reading Fashion Entertainment, love and advice: what I do to maintain during our lockdown period

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Book Review: Naomi Roseby Kirsten Esden

Genre: Coming of age Drama/ Contemporary Fiction Rating: 4/5 Plot: An avid reader, ten-year-old Naomi Rose already knows the power of a good story. When her mother dies, Naomi’s emotional struggle is exacerbated by her attempts to appease her father’s demands for self-restraint and composure.  With her father increasingly turning to the bottle for solace, Naomi… Continue reading Book Review: Naomi Roseby Kirsten Esden

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Book Review: The day I disappeared by Brandi Reeds

Genre: Crime Thriller Rating: 5/5 Plot: Three months after four-year-old Holly Gebhardt was kidnapped, she was inexplicably returned to the same park from which she’d vanished…with no memory of the ordeal. Though a local handyman was convicted, suspicion also fell on his friend—Holly’s mother, Cecily. The troubling doubts about her involvement shattered the family, forever… Continue reading Book Review: The day I disappeared by Brandi Reeds

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Book Review: Paper Avalanche By Lisa Williamson

Rating: 5/5 Genre: YA Plot: When it comes to flying under the radar, Ro Snow is the expert. No friends. No boys. No parties. And strictly NO VISITORS. It may be lonely but at least this way the truth remains where it should - hidden. Then Tanvi Shah, the girl who almost died, comes tumbling… Continue reading Book Review: Paper Avalanche By Lisa Williamson

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Book review: Brave Girl Quiet Girl by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Genre: Fiction Rating: 4/5 Plot: Brooke is a divorced single mom, financially strapped, living with her mother, and holding tight to the one thing that matters most: her two-year-old daughter, Etta. Then, in a matter of seconds, Brooke’s life is shattered when she’s carjacked. Helpless and terrified, all Brooke can do is watch as Etta,… Continue reading Book review: Brave Girl Quiet Girl by Catherine Ryan Hyde

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Book review: The Guilty Mother by Diane Jeffrey

Genre: Domestic Thriller Rating; 5/5 Plot: Melissa Slade had it all: beauty, money, a successful husband and beautiful twin babies. But, in the blink of an eye, her perfect life became a nightmare – when she found herself on trial for the murder of her little girls. PRESENT DAY Jonathan Hunt covered the original Slade… Continue reading Book review: The Guilty Mother by Diane Jeffrey

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Book Review: The Lost Daughter by Gill Paul

Genre: Historical Fiction Rating: 5/5 Plot: A Russian princess. An extraordinary sacrifice. A captivating secret… From the author of The Secret Wife, a gripping journey through decades and across continents, of love, devastating loss and courage against all odds. 1918With the country they once ruled turned against them, the future of Russia's imperial family hangs… Continue reading Book Review: The Lost Daughter by Gill Paul