Day: September 9, 2021

Books & Book Reviews

The New Beginnings Bridal Boutique

‘You know for an owner of a bridal shop you’re awfully cynical about marriage.’ As the owner of a second-hand bridal boutique in the little village of Alfriston, Paige Alby has seen too many tear-stained owners bring in wedding dresses that signal collapsed dreams to believe in happily ever after. So being the maid of honour at her mother’s fourth wedding isn’t exactly something she’s looking forward to… Nor is the prospect of working with Cy, her mother’s admittedly handsome but far too forward wedding planner. Cy Thorpe has spent the last few years building a wedding empire in London catering to the

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Books & Book Reviews, Fiction

Queen Of Thieves

Queen of Thieves is an unusual story set in unusual times. Queen Of Thieves Gangland was a man’s world – but the women knew differentLondon, 1946. Alice Diamond, the Queen of the Forty Thieves, rules over her gang of hoisters with a bejewelled fist. Nell is a slum girl from Waterloo, hiding a secret pregnancy and facing a desperately uncertain future. Sensing an opportunity to exploit Nell’s vulnerabilities, Alice takes her under her wing and, before long, Nell is experiencing the secret world of hoisting, with all the dangers – and glamorous trappings – that comes with this underworld existence.

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