This excellent investigation into female rivalry, jealousy and motherhood creates a superb level of tension throughout this gripping thriller. Glamorous Margot Jones is the fashion editor at glossy women's magazine Haute, and pregnant with her first child. Margot's used to her carefully curated life being the object of other women's envy - who wouldn't want her … Continue reading The New Girl by Harriet Walker
This adorable, personal and moving story of Nancy Jones, her five cats, and her past, was honestly lovely to read. You’ve seen me on the street. You’ve walked past my house, and pointed, and wondered. The cat lady. All on my own, with only my five cats to keep me company. Did no-one ever tell … Continue reading They Call Me The Cat Lady by Amy Miller
This was a powerful and poignant tale about discovering the real meaning of family, parenthood and love. Two women. Two children. One swap. Tess and Annie both went for IVF at the same clinic, at the same time. They both went home with a child, but that child isn't theirs. Their embryos were mixed up, … Continue reading The Swap by Fiona Mitchell
This was such a powerfully moving story, really emotional and with such beautifully written characters. *warning, spoilers* Every family has their secrets. But none so heartbreaking, or emotional, than Audrey's family. Audrey's daughters, Jess and Lily, haven't spoken to each other in decades. Her teenage granddaughters aren't allowed to meet. But Audrey is running out … Continue reading If Only I Could Tell You by Hannah Beckerman
This was a heart-warming yet emotional story about three girls who lives are touched by the war, and demonstrates real depth in representing their reactions to it.