“A Little Romance” is a feel-good story that's a lovely addition to the Fairhill series by Alix Kelso. Exploring themes of loneliness, grief, friendship and romance, this novella is a quick read that's bound to put a smile on your face - 5 stars!
A short but powerful dystopian story that really makes you think. The UK is underwater due to rapidly rising sea levels and this book explores the story of one woman coping with motherhood, love, loss and chaos all at the same time. It's not your typical read so don't go in expecting full descriptive paragraphs and lengthy dialogue because that's not what you'll find. I really liked this one so it's 5 stars from me.
A short story of theft, drugs and the lives behind them, "Smash and Grab" is a gritty tale with several twists to keep things interesting. It's a short but enjoyable read that I'd recommend to crime fans - 3 stars from me. Thanks to the author Joe Albanese who sent me a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
"Syrian Brides" is an entertaining peek into what life is like for women in Syria. Through 11 short stories, the author covers a range of marital problems while also highlighting the warmth and compassion a relationship can bring. It's 4 stars from me.
I enjoyed reading about the life of Morayo Da Silva, but I wanted more. This book could easily have been 300 pages and I would have enjoyed it just as much. That said, "Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun" gets a solid 4 stars from me. The plot is not action packed, so don't go in expecting it to be. It's simple but sweet, recommended for an easy read focused on the life and the personality of the characters themselves.
A fast paced story of mixed media, "All this Has Nothing to Do with Me" is a peculiar story of love and obsession. Lacking a traditional narrative, this book is intriguing but won't be to everyone's taste. I liked the story and I enjoyed reading something different, but unfortunately I felt that something was missing. Monica Sabolo's story gets 3 stars from me.