Book Review: A mothers choice by Ali Mercer

Genre: Domestic Fiction/ Thriller Rating: 5/5 Plot: I watch them at the school gates, all the mothers with their daughters. I see the hugs and all those thoughtful little adjustments to scarves and ponytails. How their love seems to overflow, they have so much of it to give.  And then I walk home to my … Continue reading Book Review: A mothers choice by Ali Mercer

My Disability and Mental Health: What is Emetophobia/ why I have it/ My triggers

Emetophobia is a fear of vomiting or seeing others being sick. Those who experience emetophobia may also fear being out of control while they are being sick or fear being sick in public, which can trigger avoidance behaviours. It is a condition that is not widely diagnosed even though it is a fairly prevalent anxiety … Continue reading My Disability and Mental Health: What is Emetophobia/ why I have it/ My triggers

Book Review: What it seems by Emily Bleeker

Genre: Thriller Rating: 5/5 Plot: Adopted by her controlling foster mother at the age of eight, twenty-year-old Tara has seen little of the outside world. Lonely, punished for the slightest offense, her only distraction comes from watching the Feely family’s online videos. They’re an affectionate vlogging quintet and an internet sensation. Most important, they are … Continue reading Book Review: What it seems by Emily Bleeker

Book Review: American Royals by Katherine McGee

Genre: Teen/ YA Rating: 5/5 Plot: Crazy Rich Asians meets The Crown in this completely addictive modern-day royal romance. The Washingtons have ruled America for almost 250 years. They're gorgeous, fiercely famous and the beating heart of the most glorious royal court in the world. But behind the glittering ballrooms, elegant gowns, and seemingly perfect … Continue reading Book Review: American Royals by Katherine McGee

Book Review: The Little runaways by Cathy Sharp

Genre: Historical fiction Rating: 5/5 Plot: A gritty drama that will appeal to fans of The Throwaway Children and authors Nadine Dorries and Kitty Neale. When little Terry and Nancy arrive at the door of St Saviour’s Children’s Home, they seem shellshocked after being orphaned in the fire that killed their parents. Terry is terribly … Continue reading Book Review: The Little runaways by Cathy Sharp

Book Review: The Orphans of Half Penny Street by Cathy Sharp

Genre: Historical fiction Rating: 5/5 Plot: When there is nowhere else to turn, St Saviour’s will give them hope… It’s 1947 and London’s East End is still a bombed-out landscape. Sister Beatrice, who runs the St Saviour’s Children’s Home, knows that life is still a precarious existence for many children and it seems that there … Continue reading Book Review: The Orphans of Half Penny Street by Cathy Sharp

Book Review: Emma’s secret by Steena Holmes

Genre: domestic fiction Rating: 5/5 Plot: For two years, Megan, Peter, and their two older daughters, Alexis and Hannah, dream of nothing but being reunited with the family’s youngest child, Emma, who was kidnapped just before her third birthday. When Emma is miraculously found living with an elderly couple just miles from the family’s home, … Continue reading Book Review: Emma’s secret by Steena Holmes

Book Review: Finding Emma by Steena Holmes

Genre: Domestic Fiction Rating: 5/5 Plot: Megan is the harried but happy stay-at-home mother of three little girls living in a small town. Her life implodes when her youngest daughter, Emma, disappears on her third birthday. Two years later, Megan is preparing to commemorate Emma’s birthday and the anniversary of her kidnapping, compelled to keep … Continue reading Book Review: Finding Emma by Steena Holmes