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January blues...not here!

After catching up on A Christmas Carol during the Chrismas period, reading a daily poem from 365 Poems for Life compiled by Allie Esiri and starting to do some planning with the RHS Gardening Through the Year, I settled down with Still Thinking of You by Adele Parks- and as ever it did not disappoint.

It's one of her older novels, and I think her style has developed over the years to be somewhat sharper- but it was still a good read & kept me wanting to discover how it ended.


Then I moved on to Sisterhood by Cathy Kelly.


In my opinion....


I was delighted to be given an ARC of this book, as I've always enjoyed Cathy Kelly's novels.


I was totally caught up in this story of secrets, lies and relationships. The characters are credible and show development, the setting is well described & the scenario realistic.


Without being strident, it makes many points about the still ongoing challenges women face, but it also shows the importance of relationships.


Thoughtful, thought provoking and entertaining I enjoyed this.


Sisterhood is published by Harper Collins on 15 February.




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Two sisters. One secret. A journey to learn who they really are…


‘I really, really loved it. I think it's her best book so far, written with maturity and great compassion. The characters are very relatable, Lou was my favourite…I enjoyed this book so much.’ MARIAN KEYES

‘A beautiful, tender story of family, lies, secrets and the power of sisterhood. A perfect book to curl up by the fire and escape with. I read it in one sitting.’ SINÉAD MORIARTY


As the waves crash on to a wild Atlantic beach, Lou is at a crossroads. For the first time ever, just giving up seems like an option.


In just one night, at her own 50th birthday, her world has imploded. Her mother has kept a secret hidden all her life. And it changes everything. Before Lou can take another step, she needs to get to the bottom of the shocking truth that alters who she really is.


Along with her sister, Toni, who is facing her own crisis, the two women sets out on a life-changing journey – one that will take them through Ireland’s wildest coastline and to Sicily’s sun-baked rocky shores. It will also take Lou deep into her relationships with her mother, her sister and her daughter to figure out how to stop pleasing everyone else – and carve out who she really wants to be.


My rating?


A solid 4 glasses, here's to sisters!




Thank you Harper Collins & NetGalley for my ARC

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