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Book Review: My only child by Sam Vickery

Genre: Domestic Fiction Rating: 5/5 Plot: It’s a miracle when Katherine’s baby boy is born healthy. But his twin sister doesn’t survive, and when Katherine is told she can’t have any more children the loss is almost too much for her to bear. Katherine always saw herself having a big family: she remembers how the… Continue reading Book Review: My only child by Sam Vickery

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Book Review: The beauty of your face Shara Mustafah

Genre: Multicultural interest Rating: 5/5 Plot: A uniquely American story told in powerful, evocative prose, The Beauty of Your Face navigates a country growing ever more divided. Afaf Rahman, the daughter of Palestinian immigrants, is the principal of Nurrideen School for Girls, a Muslim school in the Chicago suburbs. One morning, a shooter--radicalized by the online alt-right--attacks… Continue reading Book Review: The beauty of your face Shara Mustafah

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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: Every little Secret by Ruby Speechley

Genre: Thriller/Mystery Rating: She believed the lies... The truth will destroy her. Maddy Saunders’ life is unravelling. After the heartbreaking, unexpected death of 5-year-old daughter Chloe, she’s trying desperately to keep her family together for other daughter, Emily. But when the police inform her that husband Max is missing, the rucksack found at the bottom of a local canal… Continue reading Book review: Every little Secret by Ruby Speechley

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Book review: When she returns by Lucinda Berry

Plot: (From Amazon) Kate Bennett vanished from a parking lot eleven years ago, leaving behind her husband and young daughter. When she shows up at a Montana gas station, clutching an infant and screaming for help, investigators believe she may have been abducted by a cult. Kate’s return flips her family’s world upside down—her husband… Continue reading Book review: When she returns by Lucinda Berry