Thursday, 14 November 2019


The Boy Who Couldn't

I was asked to review by Love

Written for young adults but will appeal to adults readers also.

The author tells the story of two differing boys and what brings them together, they both have a interest in habitats and badgers habiting in a wood near to where they live.  It shows how friendship is importance regardless of status or where they have come from.

I found myself in the treehouse whilst the boys looked onto the badgers and the illustrations added this beautifully drawn.

The author writes well and has a great understanding of nature and the natural world, and I literally could not put the book down and boy was there an ending.

moralistic which again will apply to both young adults  and grown ups.

Recommended read.

Friday, 8 November 2019


Jog On: How Running Saved My Life

I was asked to review this  book by Nudge books 

This books encompasses the authors issues with life events, mental heath and a disbelief in herself.

Just how many people are probably glued to their sofas watching dreadful tv and thinking there is no way I can get up and do anything let alone exercise. This author got off her sofa and with baby steps started to go running. Sometimes this is all we need to get on with life and focus on exercise and fresh air rather than sitting around. For some people they cannot see the wood from the trees.

This book and the author are an inspiration to me and brought humour into this as well - I found myself chuckling along and then feeling quite emotional at the sametime.The author was hugerly honest so respect for this lady.

The author writes well, enclosed a good reference guide and the key to all of this nobody is looking at you so find something and do it.

I am off to swim that is my oulet I am not good but i keep going.

really liked

Tuesday, 29 October 2019



I was asked to review this book by

This is a beautiful book the author has created such a detailed account of relationships and beautiful Sardinia.

A beautiful story interesting plot with lovely characters in love in 19th Century Sardinia.

This would be a great sunbed read or like today sitting by the fire warmed by some hot chocolate 

Cannot believe I have never come across this author before - I am now seeking her out.

Good versus evil

Travels with Sushi in the Land of the Mind

I was asked by Lovereading

This is children's book and a really interesting one too. Fantasy, science and physics with philosophy all bound together.

I wish I had read this as a child- it makes Physics real and interesting too.

Narnia, meets science meets Lewis Carroll two children fins themselves in the Land of the Mind where they were chosen by the ruler to save the land from the Dark Queen and find the Book of Understanding.

The illustrations are beautiful and for me the modernism of the book is sushi - in my day a cheese sandwich.

A man who wants to kill because of religion - this is apt today and a story of good versus evil.

Recommended book for middle grade children.


The Measure of a Man: A Novel of Leonardo da Vinci

I was asked to review the translated version by Nudge books.

What a different slant on Leonardo Da Vinci in this whodunit, mystery historical facts and science all rolled into one.

Well researched steeped in history, the reader experiencing  a human side to the great man himself. Then a man is murdered and the leader at the time il Moro swiftly turns to Da Vinci for help - will he have the answer.

Well researched beautifully written and a joy for Da Vinci fans out there

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Maisha the Educated Elephant: A School of Animal Magic Adventure -- Book One

I was asked to review this beautiful book and wonderful story by

Maisha the author writes means "life" in Swahili, this book message is about animal survival.

Children will love this book beautifully illustrated by Cal Howard.

This is a beautiful book to snuggle up and read with your child with a storyline to emphasise animals, their heritage. Society needs to preserve these wondaful creatures and what better than to emphasis this in a away children can understand and grow up with this knowledge.

I was so pleased when I began to read this as it said book one - fab there is more to come.

Thank you for the opportunity to review this wonderful tale of morality and preservation.  


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Lady in Red: Eye Spy series #3

I was asked to review this book by

Coming late to the party I thought to review series three before the other books would not be practical so I got hold of book one and two and really got into this series in a big way. The series is intended for middle grade youngsters but this will appeal to adults also.

the story lines are good, I was intrigued to find out where the painting was hidden (Lady in Red) it is a really clever story with characters overcoming fears which I think is good for young adults and grown ups alike.

I couldn't wait to read this till the end - and I must admit I was not quite expecting the ending.

Due for publication 28th October (just in time for half term) well recommended and I hear that allow this was intended as a trilogy there may be another on the way - watch this space.