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    September’s Reading List

    Jess September 5, 2021

    Welcome to my new style monthly bookish post; where I choose a small selection of the books I have been reading recently and recommend them. Simple! If you are looking for inspiration on the next book to read, then scroll down. I’m sure something will grab your interest. The Foundling – Stacey Halls (affiliate link – paperback – kindle) ‘A mother’s love knows no bounds’ – this is historical fiction…

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  • The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah – Book Review

    Jess May 20, 2021

    The links below are affiliate links. If you click through and purchase anything it doesn’t cost you any extra but is a great way to support me and my content. She will discover the best of herself in the worst of times . . . Texas,…

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  • Away with the Penguins by Hazel Prior – Book Review

    Jess March 15, 2021

    The links below are affiliate links. If you click through and purchase anything it doesn’t cost you any extra but is a great way to support me and my content. Veronica McCreedy is about to have the journey of a lifetime . . . V\eronica McCreedy…

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  • Lovely War by Julie Berry – Book Review

    Jess March 11, 2021

    A critically acclaimed, multi-layered romance set in the perilous days of World Wars I and II, where gods hold the fates–and the hearts–of four mortals in their hands. They are Hazel, James, Aubrey, and Colette. A classical pianist from London, a British would-be architect-turned-soldier, a…

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  • Books I Read in December: Mini Book Reviews

    Jess January 1, 2021

    If November was something of a disappointment to me in terms of the number of books I read, December was an absolute joy. I have no doubt that it had plenty to do with the two weeks off I had; in the run up to…

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  • 5 Cosy Books to Read this Winter

    Jess December 11, 2020

    Although not my favourite season (that would be you…wonderful autumn), I do enjoy certain aspects of the winter months. Namely the fact that it allows plenty of opportunity for snuggling under a blanket and getting lost in a good book; and there are certain books…

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  • Books I Read in November: Mini Book Reviews

    Jess December 8, 2020

    I’m actually quite disappointed with the number of books I read in November. I don’t know what happened; up until last month I was killing it with the amount of books I was managing to read each month and I was actually pretty close to…

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  • Reading Retreat – March 2020

    Jess November 27, 2020

    It is crazy to think that at the start of March I headed off on my much planned out and looked forward to reading retreat at Kirkfield Guest House. At the time, COVID-19 was something we were aware of, certainly, and myself (as host) and…

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  • Books I Read in October: Mini Book Reviews

    Jess November 19, 2020

    October was a busy month for me; lots going on with my day job at the charity (although I did get to enjoy a whole week off with the kids which was fantastic and a much needed breather from work). I was actually pretty surprised…

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  • Books I Read in September: Mini Book Reviews

    Jess October 3, 2020

    It goes without saying that autumn is my absolute favourite season. The perfect blend of unexpected warm days and the crisp mornings; lots of opportunities to cosy up means lots of opportunities for reading and I think that was certainly reflected in how much I…

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  • Books I Read in July: Mini Book Reviews

    Jess August 20, 2020

    Talk about sounding like a broken record but I am astounded to be writing my mini book reviews for July. 2020 is just vanishing in the blink of an eye! It was definitely a mixed bag for me this month; some books I enjoyed and…

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