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Book Review – Best Laid Plans

Best Laid Plans by Kathy Lette (Bantam Press) ISBN: 9780593071366 Merlin is Lucy’s twenty-year-old autistic son who is convinced that he will never experience love in his lifetime. Merlin starts to fall into an obsessive depression and Lucy has no choice but to take matters…

Book Review – I Have No Secrets

I Have No Secrets by Penny Joelson (Egmont) ISBN 978-1-4052-8615-2 Dan is a monster who has just confessed his crime of murder to fourteen-year-old Jemma. Jemma has severe cerebral palsy and she is unable to control her arms and legs, can’t eat by herself, and…

Book Review – The Identicals

The Identicals by Elin Hilderbrand (Hodder) ISBN: 9781473611238 Elin Hilderbrand has written an enthralling novel that explores being born a twin. The Identicals takes us on a journey of love, hate, betrayal, and discovery. The story is set on two small islands, Nantucket and Martha’s…

Book Review – How The Hell Did This Happen?

How The Hell Did This Happen? by PJ O’ Rourke (Grove Press) ISBN: 9781611855227 People are still wondering how Trump made it as a president. Heck, so is Clinton (the wife, that is). Hilary Clinton was the better of two bad options. Reading through O’…

Book Review – The Susan Effect

The Susan Effect by Peter Hoeg (Harvill Seeker) ISBN: 9781910701300 What if everyone who met you felt compelled to tell you their innermost thoughts, secrets and desires? Would that be a handy power to have? For Susan Svendsen it has been the thing that has…

Book Review – Avoiding Burnout

Avoiding Burnout: The Seven Principles of Self-Preservation by K.A Mann (Reach Publishers) ISBN 978-0620694056 Kathy Mann felt compelled to write this book about what led to her burnout and autoimmune disease. She wanted to help other people who may be reaching the same crisis point. The old…

Writers Write – Our Book Reviews – October 2017

Welcome to our book reviews for October 2017. We hope you find one or two books that you will enjoy reading from the list. If you haven’t read our reviews before, we have a rating system, which is explained at the bottom of the page.…

Book Review – Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index

Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index by Julie Israel (Penguin Books) ISBN: 978-0-141-37642-4 Juniper’s sister dies and her world collapses, but life is calling and she must go back to school. Juniper always wrote a Happiness Index that she used to keep track of the good things…

Book Review – The BIG Book of Animal Stories

The BIG Book of Animal Stories (Struik Children) ISBN: 9781432308742 From different authors and illustrators, The BIG Book of Animal Stories is composed of eight stories, beautifully illustrated. The book is also available in Afrikaans as Die GROOT Boek met Dierestories. Zebra receives an invitation from…

Book Review – Softness Of The Lime

Softness Of The Lime by Maxine Case (Umuzi) ISBN: 978 1 4152 0933 2 Drawing on the history of her ancestors, Maxine Case has produced an incredibly moving account of life in the Cape from 1782. Softness Of The Lime is a story of love…
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