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Book Review: Keep Your Friends close by Janelle Harris

Genre: Domestic Fiction Rating: 4/5 Plot: Darcy Hogan’s perfect life is all over social media. She’s beautiful, she’s successful, and she and her childhood sweetheart are about to become parents for the first time. But behind all the followers and the superficial likes lurks a darker truth… In reality, Darcy feels isolated and afraid. Her… Continue reading Book Review: Keep Your Friends close by Janelle Harris

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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 little village library by Helen Rolfe

Genre: Fiction Rating: 4/5 Plot: It takes a village…Cloverdale is known for its winding roads, undulating hills and colourful cottages, and now for its Library of Shared Things: a place where locals can borrow anything they might need, from badminton sets to waffle makers. A place where the community can come together. Jennifer has devoted… Continue reading Book Review: The little village library by Helen Rolfe

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Book Review: The Forgotten orphan by Glynis Peters

Genre Historical fiction Rating: 5/5 Plot: From the internationally bestselling author of The Secret Orphan. A world at warA secret from her pastA chance to be together… A moving and compelling historical novel about love, second chances and resilience in the darkest of timesSouthampton 1940 Abandoned when she was tiny, Maisie Reynolds was separated from… Continue reading Book Review: The Forgotten orphan by Glynis Peters

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Book Review: A Home for Unloved Children (The Orphans of Hope House Book 1) by Rachel Wesson

Genre: Historical Fiction Rating: 5/5 Plot: Virginia, 1933: Her heart broke as she took in the scene before her. There were too many orphans and not enough beds. The rags they wore barely covered them and they hadn’t eaten in days. How could anyone let innocent children live like this? She picked up a tiny… Continue reading Book Review: A Home for Unloved Children (The Orphans of Hope House Book 1) by Rachel Wesson

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Netgalley Book Review: Call me mummy by Tina Baker

Genre: Thriller Rating: 4 stars Plot: Glamorous, beautiful Mummy has everything a woman could want... except for a daughter of her very own. So when she sees Kim - heavily pregnant, glued to her phone and ignoring her eldest child in a busy shop - she does what anyone would do. She takes her. But… Continue reading Netgalley Book Review: Call me mummy by Tina Baker

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Book Review: My silent daughter by Emma Robinson

Genre: Domestic Fiction Rating: 5/5 Plot: Ever since Ruby was tiny, she has been unique. Her smiles are magically rare, her building blocks are always colour-coded, and she communicates only in gestures. Sometimes being Ruby’s mother is hard, but the way she sees the world makes it new for Sara every day. And she and… Continue reading Book Review: My silent daughter by Emma Robinson

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Book Review: The lost children by Shirley Dickinson

Genre: Historical fiction Rating: 5/5 Plot: England, 1943: Home is no longer safe for eight-year-old twins Molly and Jacob. Night after night wailing bombs and screeching planes skim the rooftops overhead. They cradle each other, shivering in terror, not knowing if they will live to see dawn. Their mother, Martha, has no choice but to… Continue reading Book Review: The lost children by Shirley Dickinson

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Book Review: My husbands daughter by Emma Robinson

Genre: Domestic Fiction Rating: 5/5 Plot: Cara took a deep breath and let it out slowly. ‘She’s not just my daughter,’ she said as she turned in her seat to face Jack. This man she had once loved, but who she hadn’t seen for nearly five years. ‘Sophie is your daughter too.’ It is just… Continue reading Book Review: My husbands daughter by Emma Robinson

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Book Review: When You Were Mine by Kate Hewitt

Rating: 5/5 Genre: Domestic Fiction Plot: “Dylan…” I croak, but my little boy doesn’t even look at me. “Dylan,” I say again, my voice breaking now, and the social worker gives me a reproving look. I’m not helping, but I don’t care. “Dylan!” My voice is louder now, and my gaze stays locked with my… Continue reading Book Review: When You Were Mine by Kate Hewitt