A Guarded Heart – Heidi Kimball

This book was requested from NetGalley in exchange of an honest review Picked up this historical romance from NetGalley with some trepidation since, romance can go wrong in so many ways for so many people. For some it may be too mushy, for others not mushy enough. For some there maybe too many details, for others not enough to satisfy them at all. For some … Continue reading A Guarded Heart – Heidi Kimball

Truly Devious Series – Maureen Johnson

  Once I had read this book, I figured out how Maureen Johnson came by the title of this story. She was certainly given this nickname at some point in her life, because that is just what she is. Diabolical, in fact. She has written a book that is engrossing and ends at a cliffhanger of biblical proportions. Nothing is really resolved at the end … Continue reading Truly Devious Series – Maureen Johnson

The Paper Wasp – Lauren Acampora

This book was requested from NetGalley in exchange of an honest review Genre : Contemporary Fiction Book Cover : 4 **** Rating : 3.5 *** After a long time, I have once again come across a book that I cannot decide whether I loathe or love. Someone once described the allure of a Jackson Pollock painting, that I did not understand at all, as something … Continue reading The Paper Wasp – Lauren Acampora

Game of Thrones (#Got) Ending – PREDICTIONS 2019!

After waiting almost a decade for the next part in the Game of Thrones series, and having re-read the five books that have been published for the third time in the last couple of months, it is to be understood that I now feel confident enough to make some predictions about how it all will end. Here I refer to the story that George Martin … Continue reading Game of Thrones (#Got) Ending – PREDICTIONS 2019!

The Tea-House Detective – The Old Man in the Corner — Baroness Orczy

This book was requested from Net Galley in exchange of an honest review Genre : Historical Fiction Book Cover : 4 **** Rating : 3.5 *** The charm of this collection of 36 stories by Baroness Orczy is difficult to explain. They are instantly recognizable as the kind of stories that my grandmother used to cut out of newspapers and keep in a file for … Continue reading The Tea-House Detective – The Old Man in the Corner — Baroness Orczy

Death Comes to Call (Tara Thorpe Mystery) – Clare Chase

This book was requested from NetGalley in exchange of a fair review Rating : 3.5 *** Cover : 2 ** Tara Thorpe is a former journalist, now a cop in the Cambridge Contabulary. When we enter her story, she has been there for some time now – time enough to cause some upheavals in the squad and to make some very sneaky enemies. The mystery … Continue reading Death Comes to Call (Tara Thorpe Mystery) – Clare Chase

The KonMari Method and I

The KonMari method refers to the art of decluttering and tidying up your home by following the philosophy of Marie Kondo who postulates only keeping things that β€˜spark joy’ and getting rid of everything else. As an army kid, we have shifted homes at least a minimum of eight times until I was sixteen and packed and repacked as many times. I loved packing up … Continue reading The KonMari Method and I

18 Cranes – Robert Campbell

This book was requested from NetGalley in exchange of an honest review This was a small novella that attracted my attention because of its beautiful cover. This is a story that describes the life of a Chinese young man trying to clear the Government entrance exams. As Indians, who are also geared towards getting admissions in good colleges and then good government jobs, this is … Continue reading 18 Cranes – Robert Campbell

The Last of the Stanfields – Marc Levy

This book was requested from Net Galley in exchange of an honest review The Last of the Stanfields is a name that immediately invokes visions of family sagas and great historical feats. The very retro cover art adds weight to that supposition as well and does not mislead in the least. The story weaves between modern day England and Canada and Baltimore, USA in the … Continue reading The Last of the Stanfields – Marc Levy