Shadows on the sea by Joan Hiatt Harlow

Hello there, this second week of April I will be featuring a story of courage during the Second World War years. This story unfolds across the Atlantic from where the main battles were fought, in a small coastal town in Maine. Read on to learn of an American historical mystery… Continue reading “Shadows on the sea by Joan Hiatt Harlow”

Reflections this April

Hi everyone, April has arrived, and so has autumn. April takes many meanings for me; not just the change in season, but we celebrate our Sri Lankan New Year which sometimes falls during the middle of the month. Here in New Zealand, we look forward to Easter and ANZAC Day which sometimes bookend the school holidays. I know, it’s quite a lot of holidays!! For me, I enjoy taking a short break and reflecting. So, from the many titles that I have read I have chosen to post those that fall into the historical category. Continue reading “Reflections this April”

A few extra reads

Hello everyone, I hope you aren’t too upset over the last post. The loss of a mother at any age can be traumatic and unbearably sad. I had read Margot & me after I read quite a few books on losing a mother to an illness of some kind, and in each one, the young daughter’s emotions and experiences are similar. I hope you like these few I found on this theme. Be prepared with tissues! Continue reading “A few extra reads”

Margot & me by Juno Dawson

Hi everyone, March is days away from ending! It’s so crazy how quickly time flies these days!! Which brings me to this last title, a teen read to end the month, about a teenage daughter and her relationship with her mother and grandmother. We have two generations of daughters in this book, filled with layers upon layers. I hope it sparks the same emotions in you as it did for me. Continue reading “Margot & me by Juno Dawson”

The Mother-Daughter Book Club series

Hello and welcome to a brand new month! This month as promised I will be featuring titles with mother daughter relationships as the central theme. This first selection is of a series of books that grabbed my attention from day one. And now the author sits in my Top 10 of favorite authors!! Have a read and let me know if you agree or not!! Oh, by the way, be prepared for everything!! Continue reading “The Mother-Daughter Book Club series”

March is for M

Hello and welcome to the merry month of March!!

Over here in New Zealand, March heralds the beginning of autumn, a changing of seasons. Most of the schools and universities welcome new entrants now and many of those who visit the library are always after something for their assignments. If you think I will be writing about school stories, you’ve thought wrong!! For me, March is the month of mothers!! Continue reading “March is for M”