The Abuse of Ashley Collins * Jon Athan

The Abuse of Ashley Collins was a disturbing book. I was personally unnerved while writing this story. There were even moments where I contemplated shelving the book. So, I think it’s safe to assume someone out there might have been offended by the content of this book. If you were offended, please accept my sincerestContinue reading “The Abuse of Ashley Collins * Jon Athan”

Big Little Lies – Liane Moriarty Book Review

No matter how seemingly perfect a person’s life is, no one can ever tell what demons he or she is fighting within. That is the premise of this lovely book which delves into analysing the complex social dynamics that form between parents who do a school-run. Big Little Lies is a brilliant take on ex-husbands andContinue reading “Big Little Lies – Liane Moriarty Book Review”

Kelsey Rae Dimberg-Girl in the Rearview Mirror

Finn Hunt is the nanny for 4 year old Amabel, the daughter of Philip and Marina Martin. Philip’s father is a senator in Arizona, and the hope is one day Philip will be able to slide in and take his seat once his father decides to step down. Despite being the hired help, Finn feelsContinue reading “Kelsey Rae Dimberg-Girl in the Rearview Mirror”

If my father loved me * Rosie Thomas

Rosie Thomas brings forward an interesting novel of the complexities of family and the sacrifices we make for the ones we love. Sadie’s life is calm and complete. She is a mother, a good friend, and the robust survivor of a marriage she deliberately left behind. She has come to believe that she has everythingContinue reading “If my father loved me * Rosie Thomas”

The Memory Keeper’s Daughter – Kim Edwards

When I picked up the Reader’s Digest collections of stories, this is the one I really wanted to read, but I had to start with a crap one called “An Offer you can’t refuse”. In the year 1964, a set of twin is born in the peaceful house of a country doctor and his youngContinue reading “The Memory Keeper’s Daughter – Kim Edwards”

How I Met My Son: A Journey Through Adoption by Rosalind Powell

How I Met My Son is more than a memoir, it is an invaluable guide to the reality of adoption in the UK. Both joyful and heartbreaking, the path to becoming a parent is laid bare. The story explores the sadness of infertility, the rigours of IVF, the minefield of social services, the intensity ofContinue reading “How I Met My Son: A Journey Through Adoption by Rosalind Powell”

Surprised by Joy BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

Surprised by joy—impatient as the Wind I turned to share the transport—Oh! with whom But Thee, long buried in the silent Tomb, That spot which no vicissitude can find? Love, faithful love, recalled thee to my mind— But how could I forget thee?—Through what power, Even for the least division of an hour, Have IContinue reading “Surprised by Joy BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH”