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Fun steampunkish paranormal romance

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-07-20

I'd been looking forward to reading this for ages but found myself a little bit disappointed. The banter between characters was good and set up for future novels in the series but just felt it was missing something. Maybe needed more sauce, more sense of adventure or danger. Or maybe I'm just suffering from lockdown lacklustre lurgy.

Inspiring story of survival against the odds.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-06-20

Amazing true story of three Jewish women who survive hard labour and starvation in the concentration camps to give birth to longed for babies in the final days of the war. Miraculously they and their babies survive.

Interesting glimpse at colonial New York

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-04-20

I really enjoyed this tale of the arrival in New York in 1746 of a mysterious visitor and the unintentional effect he has on the close knit community there. Great characters.

Fun on the farm

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-04-20

Betty's story of marriage and life on a chicken ranch in the Pacific NW of the US is a great listen - it feels as if you're sat around the kitchen table having a visit with her.

Please sir, can I have some more?

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-04-20

Brilliant fun with Miranda and Lavinia hitting the road for a dominatrix tour. They even get to Aberdeen. Hilarious.

Frothy saucy fun

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-04-20

Great characters and really made me chuckle out loud. Would be a great TV series.

Finished for now

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-04-20

I really felt the differences between the book and the tv series. I loved Tyrion, Arya and Jon's threads but got a bit distracted by some of the other storylines.

Spellbinding

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-03-20

I found it slow to get going but once it did I was swept up in it. I loved the concept of binding away painful memories and its misuse in this out of time rural England. The love story between Emmett and Lucian develops slowly and is really tender. it's got a wonderful wistful dreamlike quality to it. The narrator really brings the characters to life.

Mixed up mess

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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-02-20

I was really looking forward to this but found it hard going and ended up forcing myself to finish it. The main character suffers from relationship and anxiety issues - the result of her as a child witnessing the abuse her mother suffered at the hand of her partner - and her also being target of his verbal abuse. But she does so many stupid things and her friends are awful, her boss and work colleagues are horrible, her ex boyfriend is terrible, all the men she meets are horrendous..... They're all completely vacuous people and for someone with a great journalism job she just doesn't seem very interested in anything. She's got an amazing job but spends her time emailing or on her phone to her friends or chatting. No-one picks her up on this for ages?! Bonkers. She finally signs up for counselling. Unfortunately the reader has already worked out why she is messed up, so waiting while Queenie slowly works out the reasons for her behaviour in her counselling is just stating the obvious. It does pick up slightly towards the end - but that was maybe just because it was the end.

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Fun Christmas facts

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-12-19

Helped to get me in the festive mood. Perfect for listening to while wrapping the Christmas presents and starting Christmas dinner preparations.