Cradle Of Crime by Luellen Smiley

I was sent this book by the author for review, and I was kind of blown away by her story. Luellen is the daughter of Allen Smiley, a man who was very publicly known to be a member of the organised crime syndicate in LA, but whom she knew as Daddy. As a sheltered child,…

Book Review: Like A Closed Fist by E H Nolan.

What I loved about this book was that although it is about the sexual escapades and search for love by a 24 year old girl, which would normally lend itself to the chick lit territory, this book is actually about trauma and recovery too. Phoebe is a bright, beautiful girl, whose dreams to become an…

The Museum Of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman

Another beautifully written and poignant book to sink yourself into, Alice Hoffman once again weaves a tale of romance, tragedy and release. I love her books so much, and although some of you have probably figured out from reading all her books this year, I do have favourites, this is one of her new releases…

Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens

I set myself the task this year of reading the remaining Charles Dickens novels that I hadn’t already read before. I love a Victorian serialised novel, and Dickens rarely fails to disappoint. One of his less famous works, Dombey and Sons follows the life of Paul Dombey, a wealthy merchant whose sole aspiration in life…