Book Review: The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal 

Synopsis: The Doll Factory, the debut novel by Elizabeth Macneal, is an intoxicating story of art, obsession and possession. London. 1850. The Great Exhibition is being erected in Hyde Park and among the crowd watching the spectacle two people meet. For Iris, an aspiring artist, it is the encounter of a moment – forgotten seconds later, … Continue reading Book Review: The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal 

Book Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Author: Markus Zusak Publisher: Black Swan •2005• Series or Standalone: Standalone Genre: Historical Fiction, Young Adult, Fiction Source or Bought: Bought on a recent haul  Goodreads Rating: 4.37 Buy it: 🌻 Book Depository 🌻 Amazon 🌻 “I have hated words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right.”  Liesel Meminger Synopsis: HERE IS A SMALL FACT - YOU ARE GOING TO DIE 1939. Nazi … Continue reading Book Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Book Review: Emma by Jane Austen

Author: Jane Austen Series or Standalone:  Standalone Genre: Classics, Historical Fiction, Romance,  Source: Bought Goodreads Rating: 3.99  🌳Amazon 🌳 Book Depository 🌳 ABE Books🌳  “I may have lost my heart, but not my self-control. ”   Synopsis: Jane Austen's Emma is a remarkable comedy of manners that follows the charming but insensitive Emma Woodhouse as she sets out on an ill-fated career of match-making in … Continue reading Book Review: Emma by Jane Austen

Book Review: The Familiars by Stacey Halls

This is the best book I've read so far this year! Wow, I’ve never read a book like this, I found it so wonderfully original and interesting. It was well paced for its style (slower than a thriller, quicker than a Dickens novel). For me what made this story so wonderful is the people and the friendships. I felt so connected to Fleetwood and Alice and really cared about their story,