Star in the storm by Joan Hiatt Harlow

Hey there, the location of this next book is definitely a place to visit, especially if you’re sweltering in the New Zealand heat! This particular book is set in Newfoundland at the turn of the twentieth century and features a rather large and imposing figure of a dog. Hope you enjoy this as much as I did!! Continue reading “Star in the storm by Joan Hiatt Harlow”

The Wolf Keepers by Elise Broach

Hi there, this second week’s post is about a different species of animal; more like a group of wild animals. If you thought zoo, then you are right! And it’s a story with some historical inspiration too! If both these have piqued your interest, then sit back and enjoy this post! Continue reading “The Wolf Keepers by Elise Broach”

A dog called homeless by Sarah Lean

Hi everyone, welcome to the ‘friendly’ month of February. This week’s post features an award-winning author and the title that launched my interest in her writing. If you are a fan of dog stories and the bonds formed with man’s best friend, then this is definitely the book for you!! Continue reading “A dog called homeless by Sarah Lean”

Friendships for February

Hello everyone to the short month of February!! I now write you from a different postcode. Yes, over the lovely summer month of January, my family and I moved house. It fits everyone’s needs until the next awaited adventure!!

For this month the titles selected have ‘friendships’ as their main theme. And not just any friendship, those that we make with four-legged animals!! Continue reading “Friendships for February”

Forbidden Friends by Anne-Marie Conway

Hi all to this last week of January! This week’s post takes us back over to England and we meet a pair of young girls as they embark on a summer friendship with some intriguing twists and turns. If that has piqued your interest, then you better read it and find out for yourself!! Continue reading “Forbidden Friends by Anne-Marie Conway”

A collection of summer stories

Hi everyone, I thought I would write an extra post to marvel at the many wonderful summer reads that are out there. With each passing year I found that the summer stories I have read teach me something new and open my eyes to another amazing facet of our humanity. These eight titles listed below show not just what summer feels like to me, but what I enjoy reading when I’m on holiday. I hope you feel the same way!! Continue reading “A collection of summer stories”

Listen, Slowly by Thanha Lai

Hi everybody, welcome to another week of summer book reviews!! For me, growing up, summer meant going back home for holidays to Sri Lanka to see my extended family. My siblings and I share some fond memories of those years and the connections we made then fostered the relationships we have as adults. Well, I think so anyway! This next book is about a young girl’s travels to South East Asia to learn more of her roots. I hope you all enjoy this one as much as I did!! Continue reading “Listen, Slowly by Thanha Lai”