Book review: Wrapped up for Christmas

This feature is in association with NetGalley. Wrapped up for Christmas, Katlyn Duncan Thanks to NetGalley and to HQ Digital for an advance copy of Wrapped up for Christmas. I love Christmas and I loved this book. I also loved the concept and the double meaning of “wrapped up”. After a disastrous relationship, Angie has…

Book review: Five Unforgivable Things

This feature is in association with NetGalley. Five Unforgivable Things, Vivien Brown Thanks to NetGalley and to Harper Impulse for an advance copy of Five Unforgivable Things. I wouldn’t normally pick up a story about family relationships let alone infertility and IVF, so I am grateful to have been granted this opportunity. I found it…

Book review: Run and Hide

This feature is in association with NetGalley. Run and Hide, Alan McDermott Thanks to NetGalley and to Thomas & Mercer for an advance copy of Run and Hide. I loved this story from the outset. By the end of chapter two, we’d had a fist fight and a car chase, and the action just got…

Book review: Hot Pursuit

This feature is in association with NetGalley. Hot Pursuit, Rebecca Freeborn Thanks to NetGalley and to Pantera Press for an advance copy of Hot Pursuit. I wasn’t sure whether this was going to be a chick lit or a modern adult romance, but I was delighted when it turned out to be a mystery with…

Book review: The Lost Daughter

This feature is in association with NetGalley. The Lost Daughter, Gill Paul Thanks to NetGalley and to Headline for an advance copy of The Lost Daughter. I can’t remember the last time I stayed up to read a book, yet this one kept me reading and turning the pages until I finished it at gone…

Book review: Chasing Ghosts

This feature is in association with NetGalley. Chasing Ghosts, Madalyn Morgan Thanks to NetGalley and to Madalyn Morgan for an advance copy of Chasing Ghosts. First of all I have to say how much I enjoyed this story. I enjoyed the history of it, I enjoyed the mystery of it, and I found it very…

Book review: Murder in the Med

This feature is in association with NetGalley. Murder in the Med, Peter Mayle Thanks to NetGalley and to Bloodhound Books for an advance copy of Murder in the Med by the late Peter Mayle. I really enjoyed this story and think it’s a great, quick read to accompany anyone on their summer holiday. For a…

Book review: The Quartet Murders

This feature is in association with NetGalley. The Quartet Murders, JR Ellis Thanks to NetGalley and to Thomas & Mercer for an advance copy of The Quartet Murders by JR Ellis. This is the second in the series of Yorkshire murders for JR Ellis, and once again I really enjoyed the setting. It’s nice to…

Book review: The Mistress of Pennington’s

This feature is in association with NetGalley. The Mistress of Pennington’s, Rachel Brimble Thanks to NetGalley and to Aria for an advance copy of The Mistress of Pennington’s by Rachel Brimble. I quite liked this story. It was like a twist on the Mr Selfridge story. I found that the department store came to life…

Book review: The Body in the Dales

This feature is in association with NetGalley. The Body in the Dales, J R Ellis Thanks to NetGalley and to Thomas & Mercer for an advance copy of The Body in the Dales by J R Ellis. I really enjoyed the setting of this novel. As an adopted Yorkshire lass, I have some idea how…

52 books in 52 weeks: Save the Cat! Writes a Novel

I set myself the goal of reading and reviewing 52 writing guides over the year. Here is book 44. Save the Cat! has been the last book on screenwriting that screenwriters will ever need since 2005, and then there was another, and another … until there were five books using this tried and tested method…

Book review: The Road to Grantchester

This feature is in association with NetGalley. The Road to Grantchester, James Runcie Thanks to NetGalley and to Bloomsbury for an advance copy of The Road to Grantchester by James Runcie. I’m a big fan of Sidney Chambers, so it was great to be given this opportunity to find out what led him to Grantchester. First…

Book review: I Never Lie

This is a new feature on Words Worth Writing, in association with NetGalley. I Never Lie, Jody Sabral Thanks to NetGalley and to Canelo for an advance copy of I Never Lie by Jody Sabral. First of all I’d like to say how much I enjoyed the concept behind this story. I think the whole…

Book review: The Way of All Flesh

This is a new feature on Words Worth Writing, in association with NetGalley. The Way of All Flesh, Ambrose Parry Thanks to NetGalley and to Canongate Books for an advance copy of The Way of All Flesh by Ambrose Parry. This is the debut historical crime novel from the team behind Ambrose Parry, Chris Brookmyre…

Book review: Stop Dieting and Lose Weight

This is a new feature on Words Worth Writing, in association with NetGalley. Stop Dieting and Lose Weight, Philip Swart Thanks to NetGalley and to Troubador Publishing for an advance copy of Stop Dieting and Lose Weight by Philip Swart. I thought this book was packed full of interesting and useful information. My particular favourite…

Book review: Touch the Silence

This is a new feature on Words Worth Writing, in association with NetGalley. Touch the Silence, Gloria Cook Thanks to NetGalley and to Canelo for an advance copy of Touch the Silence, by Gloria Cook. This book was first published by Severn House in 2003 and was republished in 2018. It’s the first in the…

Book review: Killing It

This is a new feature on Words Worth Writing, in association with NetGalley. Killing It, Asia Mackay Thanks to NetGalley and to Bonnier Zaffre for an advance copy of Killing It, the debut novel by Asia Mackay. Meet Lex Tyler, licensed to kill and the new James Bond. But this special agent is different in…

52 books in 52 weeks: Writing Without Rules

I set myself the goal of reading and reviewing 52 writing guides over the year. Here is book 42. Thanks to NetGalley and to F&W Media for an advance copy of Writing Without Rules by Jeff Somers. I wasn’t approved to review the book at my first try, but when I asked again on a…

Book review: Falling Short

This is a new feature on Words Worth Writing, in association with NetGalley. Falling Short, Lex Coulton Thanks to NetGalley and to John Murray Press for an advance copy of Falling Short, the debut novel by Lex Coulton. Unfortunately, I didn’t like it. At all. And it certainly wasn’t funny – in my opinion. Instead…