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Anna of Kleve, Queen of Secrets by Alison Weir
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

Anna of Kleve – A German Princess with a guilty secret  Anna of Kleve, Queen of Secrets, is the fourth novel in the Six Tudor Queens series by renowned historian Alison Weir...

The Lost Letters Of William Woolf by Helen Cullen
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

‘Lost letters have only one hope for survival. If they are caught between two worlds, with an unclear destination and no address of sender, the lucky ones are redirected to...

The Liberty Girls by Fiona Ford
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

Amid the hardship of war, friends will become their family. The Liberty Girls is the second book in the Liberty Girls series, following on from the charming first book, Christmas at Liberty’s and is set...

All in a Doctor’s Day by Dr Lucia Gannon
Posted by Dymphna Nugent in , .

‘I liked to take the patient’s jacket or coat and hang it up while they settled themselves in the chair. It was a way of welcoming people to my space,...

Turbulent Wake by Paul E. Hardisty
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

Turbulent Wake is the latest novel from author of the renowned Claymore Straker series, Paul E. Hardisty. It is a departure for the writer and is very much a stand-alone book....

The First Rose of Tralee by Patricia O’ Reilly
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , , .

‘The love story that inspired Ireland’s famous festival.’ ‘She was lovely and fair as the rose of the summer Yet ’twas not her beauty alone that won me Oh no...

Little Darlings by Melanie Golding
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

‘THE TWINS ARE CRYING. THE TWINS ARE HUNGRY. LAUREN IS CRYING. LAUREN IS EXHAUSTED…’ Little Darlings is the debut novel by Melanie Golding. Just released by HQ Stories, it is described...

Cape May by Chip Cheek
Posted by Dymphna Nugent in , .

With a flawless marriage of setting and character development, Cape May oozes glamour and sophistication with echoes of The Great Gatsby. The reader is treated to a nostalgia-soaked setting adorned...

Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo
Posted by Kate Vickers in , .

Bridge of Sighs is an example of Richard Russo’s skill in taking the seemingly mundane everyday lives of Americans and creating an engrossing, intimate portrayal of their hopes and frustrated...

All in a Doctor’s Day by Lucia Gannon
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

‘Medicine has limits. Human kindness does not.’  All in a Doctor’s Day contains the memoirs of Dr Lucia Gannon, an Irish country GP based in a surgery in the small village...