The Desert Nurse by Pamela Hart

It's 1911, and 21-year-old Evelyn Northey desperately wants to become a doctor. Her father forbids it, withholding the inheritance that would allow her to attend university. At the outbreak of World War I, Evelyn disobeys her father, enlisting as an army nurse bound for Egypt and the disastrous Gallipoli campaign.

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A Room at the Manor by Julie Shackman (review + author interview!)

Hi everyone! Recently I read the fantastic contemporary romance novel called A Room at the Manor and I was fortunate enough to interview the author, Julie Shackman! So please have a read of my brief review to see just how romantic and elegant this novel is, and then continue on to learn more about the novel from … Continue reading A Room at the Manor by Julie Shackman (review + author interview!)

Radio Silence by Alice Oseman (review)

What if everything you set yourself up to be was wrong? Frances has always been a study machine with one goal, elite university. Nothing will stand in her way; not friends, not a guilty secret – not even the person she is on the inside. But when Frances meets Aled, the shy genius behind her favourite podcast, she discovers a new freedom. He unlocks the door to Real Frances and for the first time she experiences true friendship, unafraid to be herself. Then the podcast goes viral and the fragile trust between them is broken. Caught between who she was and who she longs to be, Frances’ dreams come crashing down. Suffocating with guilt, she knows that she has to confront her past…

Skylarks by Karen Gregory (review)

When she was little, Joni used to have dreams that she could fly. But these days her feet are firmly on the ground – they have to be when money's tight and her dad can't work and the whole family has to pull together to keep afloat. Then she meets Annabel. Annabel is everything Joni isn't, and yet there's a spark between them. Though Joni barely believes it at first, she thinks they might be falling in love. But when Annabel's parents find out about the relationship, it's clear they believe there are some differences that are impossible to overcome ...

Meet Cute Review

Publication Date: 2 January 2018 Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Short Story Pages: 320 Meet Cute is a young adult short story collection by fourteen authors. Each story follows the 'meet cute' trope. I have reviewed each story individually below. Siege Etiquette by Katie Cotugno - 3/5 stars Siege Etiquette is about a popular girl at a … Continue reading Meet Cute Review

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara Review

Publication Date: 10 March 2015 Publisher: Doubleday Genre: Contemporary Literary Fiction Pages: 720 Trigger Warnings: Self-harm and physical and sexual abuse. Spoiler Warning: I tried not to include spoilers but some people may consider some of what I say to be spoilers. Synopsis When four classmates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they're … Continue reading A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara Review

Before I Let You Go by Kelly Rimmer Review

Before Let You Go is essentially about the strong bond between two sisters who have struggled deeply as children. The readers get snippets of what they endured through Annie's letters every second chapter. But the heart of the story is what is happening in the present, which is from the perspective of Lexie. Annie is addicted to drugs, and is pregnant, which can be damaging to the child's health in their early years. Lexie must decide how far she wants to go to help Annie through this turbulent journey.