The Silk Factory by Judith Allnatt.

The Silk Factory by Judith Allnatt.

*I purchased this book for myself.

Rating: 4/5

After her mother passes away Rosie inherits her home, a cottage which was formerly a silk factory. Eager for a new start she moves in with her children. There she discovers a life changing secret in a home which is filled with the memories of orphans who once worked there.

I enjoyed this novel, the plot was well thought out if a little predictable at times. I found myself really routing for Rosie. The narrative switches between the present day and the early 1800’s, this added to the novel overall and helped keep my interest throughout. I finished the book feeling as if I had read two stories in one, that’s how well done it was. However I will admit I did prefer the historical narrative and feel it deserved to be a separate book in it’s own right.

Overall this is a good book, Allnatt switches with ease between a current narrative and a historical one. I recommend this for fans of fiction with contemporary and historical elements.

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See All the Stars by Kit Frick

See All the Stars by Kit Frick

*An uncorrected proof advance reviewer copy of this ebook was received for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Rating: 4/5

This novel follows Ellory who is returning to her senior year after a summer away and being suspended for two-months, as the plot thickens you can begin to piece together everything that has happened to bring Ellory to where she is now.

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The Gingerbread House by Kate Beaufoy.

The Gingerbread House by Kate Beaufoy.

*I purchased this book for myself.

Rating: 5/5.

Tess heads to the Gingerbread House, the seemingly perfect place to begin writing her novel. There she lives and cares for her mother in law who is suffering from dementia. Things are hard and her teenage daughter can only watch as things begin to fall apart, unable to help.

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Sense and Sensibility (Manga Classics) by Jane Austen, art by Po Tse and story adaptation by Stacy King.

Sense and Sensibility (Manga Classics) by Jane Austen, art by Po Tse and story adaptation by Stacy King.

*A un-edited electronic proof copy of this manga was received for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Rating 5/5

This adaptation follows Marianne and her sister Elinor as they experience love, and the threat of losing it, in a world where a persons money and social status plays a huge part.

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How Do You Like Me Now? by Holly Bourne

How Do You Like Me Now? by Holly Bourne

*An ebook copy of this book was received for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Rating: 4/5

This book follows Tori author of a bestselling memoir inspiring women to take a stand against convention. She is seemingly winning at life, yet all is not what it seems and the life Tori has been living is far from perfect.

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The Lake of Dreams by Kim Edwards

The Lake of Dreams by Kim Edwards

Rating: 2/5

*I purchased this book for myself.

This novel follows Lucy who traumatized by the death of her farther left her home ten years ago, she decides to return and discovers some family heirlooms, heirlooms that come alongside secrets ones no one was meant to discover. She discovers from piecing together her families history that what she believed before was simply fiction.

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Casa Nostra written by Chris Sarracini, illustrated by Nick Kilislian and lettered by Matt Moylan.

Casa Nostra written by Chris Sarracini, illustrated by Nick Kilislian and lettered by Matt Moylan.

*An electronic copy of this graphic novel was received for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Rating: 3/5

This graphic novel is set in 1933 focused around four women running a safe house for criminals, after a violent betrayal they’re after revenge.

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