The Quiet Truth is the third novel from Sharon Thompson and once again I am drawn in from the very beginning of this character driven historical fiction. What is the book about When Charlie Quinn returns to Northern Ireland, having spent sixty years in Canada, the people he left behind are shocked to see him.... Continue Reading →
Adele by Nicola Cassidy ,the forgotten sister of Fred Astaire, dancer,icon,star.Book review
This is not just historical fiction,a book about Adele Astaire, sister to Fred ,ultimately a star in her own right but a story intermixed with factual and fictional characters who bring us along the many highs,low, successes and personal tragedies that was the life of Adele. I always love a novel that you learn from,... Continue Reading →
Book review : We need to talk about the conditions of my imprisonment..And other funny parenting stories.
I was lucky enough to be gifted a pre-release copy of this hilarious anthology of parenting stories and found myself with a sore neck from nodding my head in agreement and wiping tears from my eyes at alot of the stories in this compilation. The blurb : We Need to Talk About the Conditions... Continue Reading →
A gripping and emotionally charged read. The Abandoned by Sharon Thompson.
I was gifted an early copy of The Abandoned and also bought my own Kindle version, as always reviews are completely my own. The blurb Peggy Bowden has not had an easy life. As a teenager, her mother was committed to an asylum and then a local priest forced her into an abusive marriage. But... Continue Reading →
Treat yourself on Valentines day
As romantic as I can be, at times, when I have the energy these days! I don't generally buy into the whole Valentines day thing. Over the years we have cooked meals at home, because the whole overpriced, rush in and out restaurant meal never appealed to us and we do gift cards but here... Continue Reading →
December girl by Nicola Cassidy,book review.
I was kindly gifted this book for review by Nicola and Bombshell books, however I had also purchased an E-book version and as always reviews are my own honest opinions. Reading the blurb already had me eager to dive into the story of Molly Thomas; Molly Thomas is a feisty, independent soul, born on the... Continue Reading →
Free Irish language support pack,introducing our language at a young age.
When it came to naming our twin boy and girl we felt strongly that we should have a link to our heritage and decided to give them Irish names. Whilst we do encounter problems from time to time, primarily systems not recognising the fada leading to mispronunciation. I think it is important to now introduce... Continue Reading →
Me time or the dishes?
It has been a few months since I wrote this post about Me time or the lack thereof in which parents do not get much of and I have been reflecting recently on how busy life really is. I am laughing to myself as I read back on my ramblings in this post as I... Continue Reading →
One for him, one for her and one for Mammy. Competition time.
So with Black Friday domineering everything here in Ireland the last week I reckon everyone has had their fill of browsing online for clothing and bargains! So I decided to do a little competition and as always there is something for him, for her and for Mammy. I am passionate about reading, from a young... Continue Reading →