A diverse diary read

Hi everyone, for those who were wondering about how diary fiction fares in contemporary diverse reads, look no further. This lovely title popped into a search just before I hit lockdown and sparked an interest. So, without giving away any spoilers, please delve in to check it out!!

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The sequin star by Belinda Murrell

Hello all, for this last week I’ve selected a time-slip adventure that will take you on a wild ride. Yes, time-slip month is about to end!! I must confess now, this is one of my favourite themes!! Be prepared for this one with plenty to snack on and possibly some tissues on hand!

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Seven stories up by Laurel Snyder

Hi everyone, winter is making her voice heard here in the picturesque corner of Auckland I call home. How I wish I could be with my sister in England as she welcomes summer!! This next title is actually a summer read but our young heroine finds herself slipping back in time to when her gra… Woops!! Sorry…I’m doing it again!! Will you be brave and find out what happens next?

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The Blitz next door by Cathy Forde

Hi everyone, I hope this month has brought you a new wave of appreciation for this new world around us. It sure did for me as I got to see the seasons change in a lovely part of Auckland I hadn’t lived in before. This next time-slip book is an interesting title that takes you to Scotland and… well, I won’t say anymore because that would spoil it for you!! Have a read and find out for yourself!!

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Bridge of time by Lewis Buzbee

Hello all, this first post is about a really interesting title that grabbed me from the front cover to the end. Don’t you think that image is mesmerising? I tried to see between the two and failed, which in turn led me to read the book and fall in love with our two heroes instead. Have a read and see if it happens to you!

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Time-slip adventures this May

Hi everyone, May is usually a month where New Zealand prepares for the onslaught of winter weather and prepares to hunker down anticipating the cold, dark days. Instead we down here have already been in a sort of hibernation with the mandatory self-isolation period over the last several weeks. As a difference for this month I’ve decided to treat you all to titles grouped under the theme of time-slip adventures!! If this is something you’re into, then read on…

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Sure signs of crazy by Karen Harrington

Hi everyone, I am starting this post on the assumption that everyone has either read the book To Kill a Mockingbird by renowned author Harper Lee or watched the movie with dreamy-eyed Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch. If you haven’t, I suggest you go find the book or movie and get that out of the way first!! If you already have, then that’s awesome!! Onwards then my fine friend.. 

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Mysteries for art lovers

Hi all, and so the end of March has arrived! And with it so has autumn to Auckland. As I drive to work I can see the leaves on the trees turning into yellows and oranges; almost like a piece of artwork! Which is why this last post is dedicated to mysteries surrounding thefts of famous art works. So if you think you know art, (I don’t know that much by the way!) have a read of these stories here!!

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The Wolfe & Lamb Mysteries by Lauren St. John

Hello there, this week is meant for all you pet lovers out there!! I have you guessing what pets and mysteries have in common, haven’t I? Well, the pair of detectives/amateur sleuths in this series have a veritable zoo at their doorstep. So, grab something to drink and settle in for my review…

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Mystery series for avid fans

Hi everybody, this week’s post will feature more than one young detective. Yes, you read right, I have a team of sleuths at your fingertips, ready to solve all sorts of crimes!! You have a pair of British crime solving twins, the tenacious daughter of New York City’s police commissioner, a too-smart…oops…I’ve given away half the post!! Well… if you’ve read this far you might as well press the button and find out what they’ve all been doing!!

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