Month: September 2021

Books & Book Reviews, Fiction

Christmas At Fox Farm

I loved Helen Pollard’s The Little Shop In Cornwall and was happy to be able to read Christmas At Fox Farm. Christmas At Fox Farm At Fox Farm, the village has gathered to decorate the ten-foot tree and carol the night away. Robins dart across frosty hedgerows and holly bushes are covered with ruby-red berries. But this year they will need an extra pinch of festive magic to keep Christmas alive… Living atFox Farm, with its cosy café, beautiful pottery studio and charming gift shop, is a dream come true for thirty-one-year-old Daisy. The kindly owner, Jean, and the close-knit village feel like

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Books & Book Reviews, Non-Fiction

The Holy Sh!t Moment

Over the last few months, I seem to be coming across a lot of books talking about habit changing. One that comes to mind immediately is Charles Duhigg ‘s ‘The Power of Habit‘ and Jon Acuff’s Finish. In The Holy Sh!t Moment: How Lasting Change Can Happen in an Instant, James Fell, motivation expert and social media dynamo, teaches readers how to skip the hard part and go directly from intention to committed action. After years of helping people change, James Fell had a sudden insight about sudden insight: significant life change doesn’t often come from just putting one foot

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Books & Book Reviews, Fiction

Freecycling For Beginners

I used be a part of an online freecycling group and really like the concept. So it was natural for me to want to read Freecycling For Beginners, even though I didn’t know what to expect from it. The time has come for Jane to sell the family home. Downsizing to a flat means that everything must go, but her late husband’s favourite chair is far too precious for the tip. Meanwhile, Robyn, balancing her precarious career as a portrait artist with raising an autistic son, is searching for a chair with panache that will allow her sitters to pose

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Books & Book Reviews, Fiction

The Landlord of Hummingbird House

When April moves into Hummingbird House, she is intrigued by her mysterious landlord, Dai. With a bruised heart and a distinct lack of furniture, she spends the summer getting to know the other occupants. As she smartens up her home and makes peace with her recent past, she befriends Paul, a solitary ex-chef, and Betty, an elderly lady who lives in the basement flat. But Hummingbird House holds many secrets, and the relationships of the tenants are not as straightforward as they seem. April learns some shocking truths one eventful night, and realises that victims and villains can look the

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Books & Book Reviews, Fiction

A Cornish Summer At Pear Tree Farm

I seem to be reading a lot of books based in Cornwall and I was happy to read A Cornish Summer At Pear Tree Farm, another book based in this lovely locale. Cornish charm and a Tennessee twist – the perfect pair?Nessa Vivian is determined to keep her parents’ business afloat, but Pear Tree Farm near the backwater Cornish village of Polgarth didn’t do well as farm, and it’s not faring much better as a camp site. Maybe it’s due to Nessa’s habit of taking in troubled runaways, like ex-soldier Crispin, for next to nothing. Or perhaps her highly-strung sister

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Books & Book Reviews, Fiction

Hot Desk

We’re living in different times. Working life is not the same – with people either working from home or hot desking. I was glad to see a book set in these times – touching upon issues that a new working environment involves and throwing in some good romance in the mix! Hot Desk was an enjoyable read! Hot Desk Same desk, different days. A post-it note is just the beginning… Alice loves her job and wants to keep it – whatever the price. But then she’s told the company is switching to flexible working and hot desking…Alice’s desk might look

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