The Dead Fathers Club by Matt Haig [review]

The Dead Fathers Club

Title: The Dead Fathers Club Author: Matt Haig Publisher: Canongate [Synopsis] Philip Noble is an eleven-year-old in crisis. His pub landlord father has died in a road accident, and his mother is succumbing to the greasy charms of her dead husband's brother, Uncle Alan. The remaining certainties of Philip's life crumble away when his father's… Continue reading The Dead Fathers Club by Matt Haig [review]

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Love Will Tear Us Apart [review]

Title: Love Will Tear Us Apart Author: Holly Seddon Publisher: Atlantic Books [Synopsis] Fearing eternal singledom, childhood friends Kate and Paul make the age-old vow that if they don't find love by thirty, they will marry each other. Years later, with the deadline of their 30th birthdays approaching, the unlikely couple decide to keep their teenage… Continue reading Love Will Tear Us Apart [review]

The Last Piece Of My Heart [review]

Title: The Last Piece Of My Heart Author: Paige Toon Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK [Synopsis] Meet Bridget, a successful travel journalist with ambitions to turn her quirky relationship blog into a novel. But, after numerous rejections from publishers, she accepts an alternative proposition: Nicole Dupre died leaving behind a bestselling novel and an incomplete… Continue reading The Last Piece Of My Heart [review]

Commonwealth [review]

[Synopsis] Title: Commonwealth Author: Ann Patchett Publisher: Bloomsbury  One Sunday afternoon in Southern California, Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating’s christening party uninvited. Before evening falls, he has kissed Franny’s mother, Beverly—thus setting in motion the dissolution of their marriages and the joining of two families. Spanning five decades, Commonwealth explores how this chance… Continue reading Commonwealth [review]

A Spool Of Blue Thread [review]

[Synopsis] ‘It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon…’ This is the way Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she and Red fell in love that summer’s day in 1959. The whole family on the porch, half-listening as their mother tells the same tale they have heard so many times before. From that porch… Continue reading A Spool Of Blue Thread [review]

A Home for Broken Hearts [review]

A Home For Broken Hearts by Rowan Coleman

[Synopsis] Is there a cure for a broken heart? Once upon a time, Ellen Woods had her 'happily ever after' moment when she married her beloved Nick. But fifteen years later her husband's tragic death leaves her alone with their soon-to-become-a-teenager son and a mountain of debt. On the verge of losing the family home… Continue reading A Home for Broken Hearts [review]

After You [review]

After You by Jojo Moyes

[Synopsis] How do you move on after losing the person you loved? How do you build a life worth living? Louisa Clark is no longer just an ordinary girl living an ordinary life. After the transformative six months spent with Will Traynor, she is struggling without him. When an extraordinary accident forces Lou to return… Continue reading After You [review]