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December Girl by Nicola Cassidy
Posted by Margaret Bonass Madden in , , .

Molly Thomas loses more than her home, the night her family are evicted from their farmhouse in 1894. Her father is accused of stealing stones from the passage tomb at...

The King Of Lavender Square by Susan Ryan
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

‘There is a simple cure for loneliness. It’s to reach out to others but to also embrace being reached out to.’ The King of Lavender Square is an inspirational debut from Irish...

Ferenji and Other Stories by Helena Mulkerns
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

‘From every day routine to brittle homecomings and back, glimpses of life in the field.’ Ferenji and Other Stories is published by Doire Press and has just been shortlisted for the...

The Magic Strings Of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

‘Frankie Presto: One of the world’s brightest stars…..’ The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto is a book from Mitch Albom that I have been so looking forward to reading. My copy...

Playing With Death by Simon Scarrow and Lee Francis
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

FBI Special Agent Rose Blake has faced evil and survived….’  Playing with Death is a novel written by Simon Scarrow and Lee Francis. Published by Headline in July 2017, it is the...

December Girl by Nicola Cassidy
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

What if your child was taken?’ Words that invoke terror in the mind of every parent…. Irish debut novelist, Nicola Cassidy, writes about Molly Thomas, ‘a feisty, independent soul’ struggling to keep...

Otherworld by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller
Posted by Sophie O'Loughlin in , .

The company says Otherworld is amazing—like nothing you’ve ever seen before. They say it’s addictive—that you’ll want to stay forever. They promise Otherworld will make all your dreams come true....

The Witchfinder’s Sister by Beth Underdown
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

‘The number of women my brother Matthew killed, so far as I can reckon it, is one hundred and six…’ The Witchfinder’s Sister is a novel by Beth Underdown. Loosely based...

Hunter and the Grape by Eoin C. Macken
Posted by Margaret Bonass Madden in , .

Eighteen-year-old Cat is on a mission to find Sophie Durango, a girl who has stolen his heart (and his virginity). Fleeing his hometown in Albuquerque, with a few dollars and...

Tin Man by Sarah Winman
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

I picked up my copy of Tin Man without any idea of what lay ahead. From the opening pages right through to the closing lines I was caught up in a tale...